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Texans Respond Passionately to Obama’s $10 Oil Tax

President Barack Obama called for a $10 tax on every barrel of crude oil. The response from Texans and their friends, not unsurprisingly, has been swift and impassioned. The President has proposed an oil tax he says, to help fund new

Byron Chism, a mosquito technician with Dallas County, sets a mosquito trap to capture subjects for testing in Dallas, Friday, May 11, 2007. With the arrival of spring rainstorms and steamy weather, mosquito-control workers in Texas and across the nation are gearing up for another round in their battle against West Nile Virus. The mosquito-borne virus, which killed 177 people in the United States last year, has prompted health departments to revamp the way they fight mosquitoes and monitor viruses. Last year, Dallas confirmed 59 human cases of neuroinvasive West Nile, the form of the disease that can cause meningitis or encephalitis. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Many Texas Counties Ill-Equipped for Zika Fight

The responsibility for protecting our communities in Texas from the Zika virus is local and municipal, say mosquito experts. The problem is that poorer areas do not have the expertise or the manpower because of their low tax base. Texas counties without formal mosquito districts or like services are ill-equipped to address Zika virus concerns.


University Working on Zika Vaccine in Texas

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston are trying to find out how to control the spread of the Zika virus, and they hope to later develop a vaccine. Their work is a coordinated effort with researchers in other countries, like Brazil, to help further control of the virus.


My Son Was Killed by an Illegal Alien Because Oligarchs… Donors Want Cheap Labor

Before Kate Steinle, there was Spencer Golvach, and after both of them, there have been too many more. One year ago this week, Spencer Golvach was randomly shot in the head while he was sitting in his truck waiting for the traffic light to change. He was randomly executed by an illegal alien who had previously been deported multiple times for committing crimes but was back in Texas engaging in a killing spree.

Exploding Washer

Exploding Washing Machine Shakes Texas House

A washing machine exploded in a Houston home causing a loud noise that could be heard outside of the house. The woman who had been working on her housecleaning, said she heard a sound like a gun shot, a huge “BOOM.”

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New York Times Tries to Tell Texas What to Do, Defends Planned Parenthood

The New York Times published an editorial today saying that the Harris County, Texas, indictments of the two individuals who took videos of executives at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston “should cause politicians to back away from an anti-abortion group that will stop at nothing to attack Planned Parenthood.”


Texas Leaders Respond to Indictments of Pro-life Activists

A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, has declined to take any action against Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast but has indicted the two people who took undercover videos. Texas leaders responded to the indictments of the pro-life activists by vowing to continue their investigation into the practices at Texas abortion facilities.

Fighting Roosters

37 People with 50 Cocks Busted in West Texas

Thirty-seven people and one juvenile were arrested for possessing illegal drugs, firearms, cash, stolen property, and 50 cockfighting roosters in west Texas. Of those arrested, some are suspected of being illegal aliens.