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Texas State Police Tapped to Help CPS Locate 2,800 Children

Members of the Texas Senate Finance Committee were incensed to hear on Wednesday that over 2,800 at-risk children have still not been seen by CPS after citizen reports of abuse or neglect. Senator John Wittmire immediately tapped the Texas Department of Public Safety to address this emergency. Of these 2,800 children, 511 are classified in the “priority one” category.

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More Than 50 UT Professors Protest Campus Carry in Letter

More than 50 professors from the University of Texas at Austin have signed a letter protesting campus carry on the campus. Breitbart Texas reported on October 8th that an economics professor emeritus from the University of Texas in Austin resigned expressing in his resignation letter, a fear that law abiding students with concealed handguns might shoot him.

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Texas Governor Abbott in Houston Tuesday for Grassroots Tour

Texas Governor Greg Abbott will make his ninth and last stop in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday as part of his statewide Grassroots Tour. The Governor will discuss the successes of the 2015 legislative session. The event is free.

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After Son Murdered by Alien, Man Says ‘Federal Government not Very Invested in Securing Border’

Dan Golvach, told a Texas Senate Border Security subcommittee last week that what he has learned from his son’s murder by an illegal alien is it is “glaringly evident, that the federal government does not seem to be very invested in securing the border.” His testimony came during National Crime Victim’s Rights Week which was observed April 19th – 25th. Other witnesses urged Texas legislators to pass an interstate compact bill because the federal government has failed to do their job “to protect our families.” They testified about the “catastrophic loss” they have faced because of a porous border.

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Houston Chronicle: Campus Carry Could Hurt Cancer Research

On February 21, the Houston Chronicle claimed the passage of Campus Carry in Texas could hurt education at colleges and universities and quoted M.D. Anderson’s Julie Penne saying it could hurt “cancer research” as well.