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Texas Enacts ‘Anti-Sharia’ Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 45, more commonly known as “American Laws for American Courts,” or ALAC. It prohibits the use of any foreign law in the state’s courts, specifically in family cases that involve marriage or parent-child relationship matters.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State Address

Texas Governor Warns NFL to Stick to Sports and Leave Politics to Others

After the National Football League warned the State of Texas to stop debating a bathroom bill meant to protect vulnerable women and children from predators, the state’s Governor issued his own warning: the NFL should stick to football and leave politics to others.

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Blue State Blues: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Defects to Cuba

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) went to Cuba this week to promote his state’s economic interests and the Obama administration’s new policy of engagement with the regime. He failed to meet, or seek, any of Cuba’s political dissidents or human rights activists.

Migrant Camp

Texas Governor: I Will Not ‘Roll the Dice’ with Syrian Refugees

Since announcing that Texas would no longer participate in any Syrian refugee relocation programs Monday morning, Gov. Greg Abbott spoke to reporters about his decision following an engagement on higher education in North Texas later in the day.

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Texas Officials Name ‘Assessments and Accountability’ Education Commission Picks

Top Texas officials named 11 of 15 appointees to the newly created public education Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability, authorized through the passage of House Bill 2804 during the 84th legislative session. The short-term 15-member commission’s sole purpose is to write a report that develops and makes recommendations “for new systems of student assessment and public school accountability” which is due by September 1, 2016.

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Ted Cruz Urges States To Follow Texas’ Lead in Ending Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funding

A statement released by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) office notes that, in keeping with the governor’s LIFE initiative to increase protections for unborn children and block the sale of baby body parts, the state’s Office of Inspector General at Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a letter terminating Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood in the state. Presidential contender Ted Cruz is cheering the decision.

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Decriminalized Texas Truancy Law Changes Go into Effect on September 1

The Texas law that decriminalizes truancy and changes how public school districts handle unexcused absences goes into effect on September 1. During the 2015 Legislative session, state lawmakers passed House Bill 2398, which redressed the Failure to Attend School (FTAS) from criminal status to a civil offense called “truant conduct” under the family code.

**FILE**In this photo released by Warner Bros., actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in the 1956 film "The Searchers." The film is among the American Film Institute's best western movies.

Texas Will Make May 26 ‘John Wayne Day’

“Texas was always an important place to our father,” said Ethan Wayne, the son of the movie icon. “He starred, directed and produced one of his most distinguishing films, The Alamo, and told stories of how he felt it could have been his second home. The culture of the state and the strong pride of this American community reflects the spirit of John Wayne himself.”

Dominoes Falling

Another Domino Falls for Anti-Fossil Fuel Crusaders

Throughout the United States, especially in communities with existing or potential oil-and-gas development, outside groups have moved in with a vengeance and agitated the population—resulting in bans against all exploration for hydrocarbons and/or the use of hydraulic fracturing. Expensive lawsuits have been filed and courts have repeatedly declared such bans as “unconstitutional.” The newest domino to fall is in Texas where Governor Greg Abbott, on May 18, signed House Bill 40 (HB40)—also known as the Denton Fracking Bill—which clarifies that an “oil and gas operation is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state. Breitbart Texas reported on the bill’s passage.