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Study: Texas Has Most Economic Freedom in US

Study: Texas Has Most Economic Freedom in US

HOUSTON, Texas — The Lone Star State is the most economically free state in the nation, according to a new report released by the Fraser Institute. The ranking took into account the size of government, taxes, red tape, and labor market freedom. The

80 Pounds of Coke Seized on Texas-Mexico Border

80 Pounds of Coke Seized on Texas-Mexico Border

A couple trying to smuggle 80 pounds of cocaine were arrested on Thursday while trying pass through Texas’ Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.  The drugs had an estimated street value of $2.5 million, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The man and woman

Police Searching for Leads After Teen Girl Burned Alive

Police Searching for Leads After Teen Girl Burned Alive

19-year-old Jessica Chambers, a likable cheerleader and softball player, was covered in flammable liquid and set on fire. She died as a result of the incident, which occurred in a small Alabama town.  So far police reportedly have very few leads

Other States Follow Texas’ Lead to Promote Christmas Freedom

Other States Follow Texas’ Lead to Promote Christmas Freedom

HOUSTON, Texas — In 2013 Texas passed the Merry Christmas Law, which allows teachers and students to openly celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah at school without fear of retribution. Now other states appear to be following in Texas’ footsteps with the introduction of

Huge Drug Busts Continue to Plague Texas-Mexico Border

Huge Drug Busts Continue to Plague Texas-Mexico Border

Border Patrol agents in Texas’ Laredo Sector recently seized $7.5 million in drugs during two busts. Three suspects were apprehended as a result. On Saturday, agents confiscated more than 150 pounds of liquid methamphetamine; the drugs, which were hidden in a pickup truck,

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

HOUSTON, Texas — While 95 percent of U.S. Border Patrol agents are men, officials are taking steps to increase the number of female agents.  Border Patrol recently posted a job listing for new agents that is “restricted to female applicants only.”  The pay is $39,012.00

Mexico Stopped Flow of Undocumented Minors Prior to US Elections

Mexico Stopped Flow of Undocumented Minors Prior to US Elections

HOUSTON, Texas — A crackdown by Mexican immigration officials along the nation’s southern border appears to have yielded major results before the U.S. 2014 midterm elections.  Amid the U.S. border crisis of summer 2014, Mexico implemented an initiative along its southern

Left Media Continues Smear Campaign on Economist John Lott

Left Media Continues Smear Campaign on Economist John Lott

Media Matters has long advertised to the public a commitment to fighting misinformation on the internet, but lately the group seems to be creating misinformation of its own.  The nonprofit generally targets Republicans and is regularly cited by pundits and news outlets. More recently, the group engaged in

China Overtakes US, Becomes World’s Largest Output Economy

China Overtakes US, Becomes World’s Largest Output Economy

The Chinese economy recently overtook the U.S. to become the largest in the world, in terms of national economic output.  The latest numbers pertaining to the world economy were released by the International Monetary Fund, showing that when national economic output

Stolen Valor: Veteran Busts Fake Soldier

Stolen Valor: Veteran Busts Fake Soldier

A Pennsylvania man could soon be facing federal charges for posing as a decorated army ranger on Black Friday.  Ryan Berk, a purple heart recipient, captured the “phony” ranger on video at the Oxford Valley Mall. According to a local Fox affiliate,

Gohmert: US Must Secure Border Before Considering Amnesty

Gohmert: US Must Secure Border Before Considering Amnesty

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert made a strong appeal to defund President Obama’s “unconstitutional amnesty.” Speaking to a crowd on Wednesday, Gohmert said the the U.S. must learn from history. “History has happened, and we either learn from it or repeat it,” Gohmert

100 Human Brains Stolen from UT

100 Human Brains Stolen from UT

About 100 human brains have mysteriously disappeared from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin campus. One of the missing brains belonged to Charles Whitman, the man who killed 16 people on the UT campus in 1966. 28 years ago, 200

Report: 1,400 People in US Being Monitored for Ebola

Report: 1,400 People in US Being Monitored for Ebola

While Ebola may not be dominating the news cycle anymore, some 1,400 individuals are currently being actively monitored for the deadly virus in the United States.  The 1,400 individuals are “being monitored because they came from one of the four countries with

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