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Texas Dedicates $250 Million to Build Border Wall

The State of Texas announced the dedication of $250 million to a disaster fund to build wall systems along its border with Mexico. The $250 million is being transferred from appropriated funds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Republican Wants to Require National Anthem in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding, from Green Bay Packers games at Lambeau Field to beer league softball games at local parks, under a bill that a Republican lawmaker introduced Thursday.

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Texas Moves to Protect Residents from Extreme Spike in Energy Bills

Leaders of Texas’ executive and legislative branches met on Saturday to protect Texans from an expected spike in their energy bills. The meeting took place via a conference call attended by the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, and key legislative committee chairs.

Oncor crews work to restore power to homes in Euless, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Texas County Requests Help from State Troopers After Austin Defunds Police

A Texas county called for law enforcement reinforcements from Governor Greg Abbott after the Austin City Council cut its police department budget by one-third. The county judge from Williamson County said the $150 million budget cut to the Austin Police Department by the city council places Austin officers and their families “in great peril.” Part of Austin extends into Williamson County.

Protesters rally around Austin Police Department headquarters calling for defunding of police. (File Photo: KUT/University of Texas)

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Covering Jailed Salon Owner’s Fine

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said on Wednesday he is covering the $7,000 fine of the Dallas salon owner who was sentenced to seven days in jail for reopening her shop in violation of stay-at-home orders, and he volunteered to “be placed under House Arrest so she can go to work and feed her kids.”

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: ‘Joe Biden Is Dangerous’

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick lit into former Vice President Joe Biden and Democrats Monday following the shooting at West Freeway Church in White Settlement, TX. Patrick blasted Biden on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” calling him and other Democrats

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Texas Governor Orders 1000 National Guard Troops to Border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered 1,000 National Guard Troops to the Mexican border Friday. The troops are tasked with supplemental staffing for new detention facilities being built by the Department of Homeland Security to free up Border Patrol agents.

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