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Feds, State Demand Texas Education Agency Fix Special Education

The U.S. Department of Education determined that a decline in special education services offered to Texas school children resulted from policies instituted by the Texas Education Agency. These policies prevented eligible students from having access to valuable educational programs.

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Dallas Police Group Endorses Gov. Abbott over Sheriff Valdez

The Dallas Police Officers Association PAC endorsed Texas Governor Greg Abbott in his bid for re-election. The nod comes on the same day Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced her run against the incumbent governor in 2018.

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Sanctuary Sheriff Lupe Valdez Announces Run for Texas Governor

In the final days leading up to the filing deadline, Texas Democrats now have a relatively high-profile candidate to lead their ticket for next year’s elections. After several prominent politicians declined the task of running against Governor Greg Abbott (R), the party will feature a candidate backing “sanctuary” policies: Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

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Lefty Twitter Mocks Prayer after 26 Killed in Texas Church

Texans faced the greatest mass murder in the state’s history on Sunday as an atheist gunman killed 26 people in a church. Liberal social media users wasted little time to mock prayer, Christians, and Republicans in response.

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Texas Fights Open Borders Advocates on Sanctuary City Ban

Texas took its fight for the State’s new anti-sanctuary jurisdiction ban to the appellate courts. A judge appointed by then-President Bill Clinton blocked the law’s prohibition on ignoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers and provisions that address policies that “materially limit” the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

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Parts of Texas Anti-Sanctuary City Law Blocked

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia granted Democrat-controlled Texas cities’ and open-borders groups’ request for a preliminary injunction blocking the Lone Star State’s tough new law against harboring illegal aliens Wednesday.

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Texas Governor Urges Southern Methodist U. to Return 9/11 Memorial

Texas Governor Greg Abbott weighed in on a 9/11 memorial flag flap that erupted this week on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus after administrators decided to move the annual student tribute to avoid “triggering” others.

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Texas Senate Passes Mail Ballot Voter Fraud Crackdown

The Texas Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill that cracks down on mail-in voter fraud through increased safeguards and penalties, criminalizing the act of tampering with absentee ballots which compromises the integrity of the election process.

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Dallas Proclaims Itself First ‘U.N. Human Rights County’ in Texas

Dallas proclaimed itself the first “human rights county” in Texas. The commissioners court embraced the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an initiative that claims to cultivate communities worldwide, although the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and member countries with poor records.

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Trump DOJ Urges Court to End Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a pleading Wednesday saying the judge should take no more action in the voter ID lawsuit against Texas because the State’s new law “eradicates any discriminatory effect or intent” of the prior law. Moreover, the new law is “constitutionally and legally valid.”

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Texas Attorney General Joins Dallas Voter Fraud Probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday afternoon that his office will assist the Dallas County District Attorney in the ongoing investigation into allegations of widespread voter fraud reported during the May 6 city council election in several precincts.

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Texas Expands Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Texas took a stand against female genital mutilation (FGM) by shoring up its existing ban with a bill that intends to prosecute individuals who transport girls within or out of the state to undergo the procedure.

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Democrat Texas Cities Suing to Block Sanctuary Ban

The anti-sanctuary city law in Texas, arguably the toughest in the country, has been incendiary and the fight to its passage has been emotional. Now, two Democrat-dominated cities in Texas are joining the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and other open border and pro-amnesty organizations to block the law.

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LULAC Files First Lawsuit Against Texas ‘Sanctuary’ Ban

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) took little time in filing the first lawsuit to try to stop the Lone Star State’s recently signed anti-sanctuary jurisdiction bill. LULAC sued the State of Texas, its governor, and the state’s attorney general.

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Texas Joins Call for Convention of States to Rein In Washington

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature passed a Convention of States Resolution, becoming the eleventh. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for a Convention of States to restrict the power of the federal government.

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Texas Governor Signs Anti-BDS Bill into Law

Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 89, known as the “anti-BDS” legislation, into law, in a ceremony held at the Austin Jewish Community Center on Tuesday morning. Signing this bill marked the first piece of legislation Abbott signed to become law during the state’s 85th Legislature.

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Texas Senate Votes to Wipe Out State Refugee Office

The arrival of refugees in the Lone Star State, most particularly Syrian refugees, has been a source of consternation for Texans and the state’s Governor. Activists pushed back against Governor Greg Abbott’s order to stop the state from helping to resettle Syrian refugees. The Texas attorney general filed suit against the federal government. Now the Texas Senate has voted to eradicate the State’s refugee office.

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Texas House Ed Chair Declares School Choice ‘Dead’

While President Donald Trump called upon Congress this week to pass education legislation that funds school choice for low-income students nationwide, Texas House Education Committee Chairman Representative Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) struck a blow to school choice, declaring it a “dead” issue in the state’s current legislative session.

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Texas Court Hears Case to Curb Gay Marriage Rights

The Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments today in a case where Houston taxpayers sued urging that subsidizing employment benefits for the spouse of a same-sex couple is illegal. Lawyers for the taxpayers describe the case as “the only one of its kind in the nation.”