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Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Stop Cutting Texas Border Barriers

A federal judge in the Western District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the Biden administration prohibiting the “disassembling, degrading, tampering with” border barriers put in place by the State of Texas. The move comes after multiple reports of Border Patrol agents cutting the concertina wire barriers put in place by order of the governor of Texas.

Border Patrol agents cutting and moving razor wire near Eagle Pass, Texas. ()

WATCH: Texas Senate Votes Paxton Not Guilty on All 16 Counts

The Texas Senate “jurors” completed their deliberation and returned to the chambers to deliver their verdict on the 16 Articles of Impeachment against suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton. The verdicts will determine if the impeached attorney general will be removed from or return to his office and duties.

Texas Senators Return to Vote in Paxton Impeachment (AP Photos)

Texas AG Impeachment Trial: Defense Withdraws Motions for Directed Verdict

Defense counsel for Ken Paxton, flamboyant Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, motioned for a directed verdict after House impeachment attorney Rusty Hardin rested the “prosecutions” case. Senate jurors were out deliberating on the motions but returned to the Senate chamber. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced that the “prosecution” and the defense had withdrawn their motions.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, strikes his gavel as he talks with defense and prosecu

TEXAS AG IMPEACHMENT DAY 6: Charity Suit Intervention ‘Unfounded and Unethical,’ Criminal Process Used to Benefit Private Donor

During Day 6 of the impeachment trial of suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, House Impeachment managers called the special prosecutor hired to investigate state and federal investigators. These included officials who were investigating Nate Paul, and AG Paxton’s securities fraud cases. A “prosecution” witness from the bank said they had to stop the foreclosure of Paxton’s donor’s properties and that pulling the foreclosure due to the controversial AG opinion benefitted the donor.

Paxton Impeachment Trial Day 6 Recap (AP Photos)

LIVE: DAY 7 of Texas AG Ken Paxton Impeachment Trial

During the sixth day of the impeachment trial of suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, House Impeachment managers called the special prosecutor hired to investigate the AG’s and his donor’s investigators, including investigators who were also investigating Paxton and his securities fraud cases. The “prosecution” witness from the bank said they had to stop the foreclosure of Paxton’s donor properties and that pulling the foreclosure due to the AG opinion letter benefitted the donor.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, talks with defense counsel and prosecution counsel dur

TEXAS AG IMPEACHMENT DAY 5: Adultery, Misuse of State Money for Private Purposes, Travis DA Witnesses

The fifth day of the impeachment trial of suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton included reports of adultery and misuse of State resources for private purposes. His former chief of staff testified that “50 percent” of executive-level staff time was spent on activities to benefit donor Natin “Nate” Paul, and it “was directed by Attorney General Ken Paxton.” Paxton wanted to have his office investigate the federal and DPS investigators who were investigating his donor and him, witnesses testified.

Day 5 of Ken Paxton impeachment trial. (AP Photos)

Rep. Chip Roy Calls for Texas Attorney General to Resign

U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) called on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to resign following a resignation of his first assistant and allegations of wrongdoing by top members of his staff. Roy previously served under Paxton as his first assistant.

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Gunman Shoots Three Texas Cops — Kills Self During Standoff, Says Sheriff

HOUSTON, Texas — A Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant and two law enforcement officers from the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) were reportedly shot as they attempted to serve a warrant in the northeastern part of the county. Another deputy sustained an injury from a motorcycle accident while responding. The injuries are reported to not be life-threatening.

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Texas Seeks Nationwide Injunction to Halt DACA

The seven-state coalition that filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama is asking the judge to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction.

DACA supporters march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest shortly

Texas Sanctuary City Law Survives Fifth Circuit Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on behalf of the State of Texas and upheld most of the new anti-sanctuary city law that went into effect September 1, 2017. The three-judge panel unanimously overturned most of the lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocked some provisions of the law.


Texas Wins Victory for Farmers Against BLM

Texas leaders and farm owners secured a victory in the battle against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) attempted land grab along the banks of the Red River. The federal agency announced it is suspending the surveys ordered during the Obama Administration to justify the attempted takeover of 90,000 acres of land.

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and State Rep. Jonath

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.

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Pulling Teeth with the Office of the Texas Attorney General

Getting information from the Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) about areas wherein the AG is representing the state, is as the proverbial phrase “like pulling teeth.” Media spokespersons for the Lone Star state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Ken Paxton, report that it is the policy of the OAG not to comment on pending litigation. Like the chorus of a song, this refrain has been the repeated response to any request for information from the agency. The contrast between the previous Office of Texas Attorney General, and the present administration, is great.

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