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Texas Outlets Embellish Protest Against Ted Cruz Speech

McALLEN, Texas — Less than 50 protesters gathered this week to protest the appearance of Senator Ted Cruz at the McAllen Fourth of July Parade. That protest was dutifully amplified by state and local news outlets, however.

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Poll: Majority of Texans Support Trump Muslim Ban, Border Wall

Despite his March loss in the 2016 Presidential Primary for Texas, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s proposals for a southern border wall and a temporary ban on the entry of noncitizen Muslims to the United States enjoy majority support among the state’s registered voters.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Liberal Texas Cities Push Amnesty in Revolt Against Lone Star State

Officials from Austin push back against Texas’ fight against Obama’s executive amnesty at the same time that Dallas County revolts against detainers from the Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) that allow criminal illegal aliens back on the streets.


Texas State Senator Needles Mainstream Media

On Tuesday, Texas Senator and conservative powerhouse Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) announced via Twitter that Texans for Fiscal Responsibility named her “Taxpayer Champion.”

Konni Burton

Embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall Seeks Involvement of Attorney General

University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall has requested an Attorney General Opinion less than one month after he was rebuked but not indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury. Hall requested the opinion on the authority of the University of Texas Board of Regents to prohibit a regent from accessing University records. He requested records from the investigation by Kroll Associates into University admission practices. The findings were released in February. The Regent has been in a battle with University leaders and Texas legislators over his inquiries into the admissions practices at the University.


Gohmert Presidential Aspirations: No More Bald Presidents in My Lifetime

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) created a small grass-fire in the arena of the 2016 presidential campaign when he hinted that he might be considering forming an exploratory committee. Gohmert’s staff quickly backpedaled and said the Congressman was making a joke. A Congressional staffer for Gohmert jokingly said there will be “no more bald presidents in his lifetime.”

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Report Validates UT Admissions Scandal, Texas Tribune Downplays Findings

The Texas Tribune downplayed the deception in reporting only a small slice of the findings of a report commissioned by the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents that was just released on February 12. The much anticipated independent report by Kroll Associates detailed an elaborate “coding” scheme through which University President William Powers misled an earlier internal inquiry into the UT-Austin admissions process.

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Texas Lt. Governor Moving Gun Legislation Forward

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the Campus Carry Bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The move comes one day following what has been seen by some as a contradictory statement about open carry legislation. Lt. Gov.

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