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Texas Leads Nation in Refugee Resettlement

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Texas leads the nation in refugee resettlement despite objections from the governor and a lawsuit from the state. The Lone Star State is now home to 2,677 refugees who have been settled in the state since October 2015. While Texas is followed closely by California, who has resettled 2,654 refugees, the next closest state is Washington with about half that resettled in Texas, according to information obtained from the U.S. Department of State by Breitbart Texas.

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New Zika Virus Test Receives Emergency Approval

A new test for the ZIka virus has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just as officials announced the discovery of an additional mosquito found to be carrying the virus deep into the United States.

"Women who ate fish more than three times per week when they were pregnant gave birth to children with higher BMI values at two, four and six years of age compared with women who ate fish less"

Woman Who Feigned Pregnancy and Cut Baby from a Womb Sentenced

A woman who feigned pregnancy and cut a seven-month unborn baby from a stranger’s womb has been sentenced to 10o years in prison by a Colorado judge. Thirty-six-year-old Dynel Lane used a kitchen knife to perform a cesarean section after she lured victim Michelle Wilkins to her home. Lane had placed an ad for maternity clothes on CraigsList.

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Woman Who Abandoned Toddlers Found in California

A woman who allegedly abandoned her two toddlers in Texas, where they were found tied up and chained in a backyard last weekend, has been found in California, according to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office investigators, as reported by mysanantonio.com.

Ken Paxton Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Wins Another 90 Days at SCOTUS for Voter-ID Law

WASHINGTON—On April 29, the Supreme Court issued an unusual order denying the relief requested by challengers to Texas’s voter-ID law, but also sending a signal to the appeals court currently examining the law, informing the lower court that it only has until July 20 to make a final decision, so that the Supreme Court would have time to act if necessary before the 2016 election.

Pro-Muslim rally in Austin

Texas Leads Nation in Refugee Resettlement

Texas leads the nation in refugee resettlement despite objections from the governor and a lawsuit from the state. The Lone Star State is now home to 2,677 refugees who have been settled in the state since October 2015. While Texas is followed closely by California, who has resettled 2,654 refugees, the next closest state is Washington with about half that resettled in Texas, according to information obtained from the U.S. Department of State by Breitbart Texas.

Border in Roma, Texas.

Miembros del Cártel del Golfo son Atrapados en Texas y Solo Reciben Manazo – Huían de una Muerte Segura en México

Los cinco miembros confesos de la organización criminal temible conocida como el Cártel del Golfo que fueron detenidos la semana pasada cuando trataban de encontrar su camino hacia Texas recibieron un estirón de orejas después de que las autoridades federales sólo les impusieron cargos de inmigración. Los cargos mínimos fijados contra los miembros del cártel, que estaban huyendo de una muerte segura a manos de su propia organización criminal, significa que algunos serán liberados y posiblemente deportados entre 15 y 30 días, mientras que el quinto miembro será liberado y deportado en cuestión de meses.

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Demystifying the Texas GOP Delegate and Convention Process

HOUSTON, Texas — There are many new folks who are now engaged in the political process, and they are asking “What is this mystical delegate and convention process?” They are also asking “What do delegates do at conventions besides voting for a presidential candidate?” County Republican Parties in Texas have been and are providing training and information to demystify this process.

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Mexican Cartel Members Let Off with Only 15 Days in Jail for Illegally Entering U.S.

The five self-confessed members of the Mexican Gulf Cartel who were arrested last week as they tried to raft their way into Texas received a slap on the wrist after U.S. federal authorities only charged them with common immigration charges. The minimal charges set against the cartel members, who had been fleeing a certain death at the hands of their own criminal organization, means that three cartel members will be released in 15 days, one will be released in 30 days while the fifth member will be released in a matter of months.

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Mujeres Zetas Secuestran a Cinco Migrantes en Frontera con Texas

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Autoridades mexicanas detuvieron a dos mujeres miembros del cártel de Los Zetas y a otro miembro más que han sido acusados de esperar un rescate de un grupo de cinco migrantes del estado mexicano de Guanajuato en esta ciudad fronteriza. Mientras que las víctimas de México habían planeado cruzar a Estados Unidos ilegalmente, no habían cometido un crimen al momento en que fueron secuestrados.

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Female Los Zetas Cartel Members Held 5 Migrants for Ransom near Texas Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Mexican authorities arrested two female members of the Los Zetas drug cartel and another male member who are accused of holding for ransom a group of five migrants from the Mexican state of Guanajuato in this border city. While the victims from Mexico had planned to cross into the U.S. illegally, they had not committed a crime at the time they were kidnapped.

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Texas HD 128: Lawsuit Seeks Videos for Use in Campaign

A Republican candidate for state representative filed a lawsuit seeking the right to use legislative videos taken during proceedings of the Texas House of Representatives in his campaign advertising. He claims that the videos highlight votes and positions that his opponent incumbent Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) has taken that are inconsistent with what Smith tells constituents.

toddlers chained in back yard

2 Texas Toddlers Found Chained in Backyard Like Dogs

Two toddlers were found chained like dogs in a Texas backyard late Thursday night. Six other children were found unattended in the San Antonio home. One of the toddlers was chained to the ground, and one was tied with a dog leash, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Army National Guard vehicles allow rescue workers to check on the welfare of residents who decided to stay in their homes during Brazos River flooding in the Horseshoe Bend area of Parker County, Texas, on Tuesday, April 19,  2016. (Joyce Marshall/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Rapidly Rising Texas Flood Claims Life of Woman, 4 Grandchildren

An East Texas woman and her four grandchildren were found dead after a flash flood caused by more torrential rains in an already water-logged region. The 64-year-old grandmother was apparently attempting to escape the rapidly rising flood waters with her four grandchildren. The flooding was caused by yet another massive Texas rainfall.

Border in Roma, Texas.

Mexican Gulf Cartel Members Caught Sneaking Into Texas

ROMA, Texas — Five members of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel were arrested near this border city as they tried to illegally enter the country. The arrests took place this week when the group tried to cross the Rio Grande near the Mexican City of Miguel Aleman into this border city, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the 229th District Attorney’s office revealed.

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Feds Indict 5 El Paso ISD Educators in Test Score Fraud Scheme

The FBI arrested five veteran Texas educators, all present or past employees of the El Paso Independent School District, after a federal grand jury indicted them on fraud charges Wednesday. They stand accused of their involvement in a test-cheating scheme to circumvent federal accountability requirements under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.