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Texas Ranchers Struggling With Property Damage Amid Surge of Illegal Immigrants

By Autumn Spredemann As a human tidal wave continues flowing across the U.S. southern border from Mexico, cattle ranchers in Texas scramble to deal with the destruction done by illegal immigrants and human traffickers. There were 201,800 encounters between U.S. Border Patrol agents and illegal aliens along the southwest land border in April, according to data released […]

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Proposal to Prohibit Teaching Critical Race Theory in Texas School District Wins Majority Approval in Public Comment

By Matt McGregor TEXAS—The majority vote in public comment chose to favor proposed policies that will put guardrails on social-emotional learning (SEL) programs and prohibit critical race theory (CRT) teachings for the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD), following a board meeting on April 25. Board members Casey Ford and Shannon Braun proposed the policy (pdf) based on what […]

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Texas Approves $495.3 Million for Border Security Operations

By Gabrielle Stephenson Texas has approved the transfer of $495.3 million to fund Operation Lone Star and critical border operations at other state agencies, the governor’s office announced Friday. “This funding will address immediate border security needs while future funding needed to protect Texans continues to be evaluated,” according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The vast majority of the funds—$465.3 million—will go […]

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Rancher Offers Elon Musk 100 Acres to Move Twitter’s Headquarters to Texas

By Bryan Jung An Austin rancher has offered to donate free land to Elon Musk for the use of a new Twitter headquarters in Texas, if he chooses to relocate the company from San Francisco to the Lone Star State, reported Austonia. The board of Twitter accepted Musk’s deal to buy the social media platform for $44 billion on April 25, after weeks […]

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Federal Court Dismisses Challenges to Texas Anti-Abortion Law

By Jack Phillips A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a provision of the Texas anti-abortion law that was signed last year. “Having received the ruling of the Texas Supreme Court that named official defendants may not enforce the provisions of the Texas Heartbeat Act … this court REMANDS the case with instructions to dismiss all challenges […]

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First Texas Bus Drops Off Illegal Immigrants Near US Capitol

By Zachary Stieber The first bus carrying illegal immigrants from Texas arrived in Washington on April 13. The illegal aliens were dropped off between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol, according to the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott, a Republican, directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management earlier this month to begin coordinating “voluntary transportation” to Washington […]

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Texas Clogs Ports of Entry as State Forces Attention on Illegal Immigration

By Charlotte Cuthbertson Several ports of entry between Texas and Mexico have suffered major slowdowns in recent days as the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) began inspections as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security plan. DPS officers have conducted “enhanced commercial vehicle safety inspections” since April 6 at seven ports of entry—Brownsville, Los Indios, Pharr, […]

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Texas Under Pressure to Secure Its Own Border Against Illegal Immigration Amid Escalating Crisis

By Charlotte Cuthbertson DEL RIO, Texas—The border crisis has reached a point where a growing chorus in Texas is pushing for the state to take matters into its own hands. Several state Republican lawmakers, bolstered by their U.S. congressional counterparts, argue that Texas needs to step up because the state is being invaded—orchestrated by Mexican […]

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Texas Governor Directs State to Bus or Fly Illegal Immigrants to DC as Title 42 Ends

By Isabel Van Brugen Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said that his government will provide charter buses or flights to transport illegal immigrants released from federal custody into its territory to Washington D.C. The Republican made the remarks during a press briefing, saying that his state on the southern border has been “overwhelmed by hordes of illegal […]

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10,000 Uncounted Ballots Found in Texas County: Officials

By Jack Phillips Officials in Texas said they discovered about 10,000 uncounted ballots in last week’s primary election, which led to a delay in the results. The Harris County Elections Office said that some 6,000 Democratic votes and 4,000 Republican votes weren’t counted and will be added to final tallies. “While the votes were scanned into our tabulation computer, they […]

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Texas Audit Finds Over 11,000 Potential Non Citizens Registered to Vote, Other Problems

By Darlene McCormick Sanchez Voting irregularities—including potentially thousands of votes cast by non-citizens and the dead—were reported during the first phase of the Texas Secretary of State’s forensic audit of the 2020 general election, but critics deemed it more of a risk-limiting audit at this point. The Texas Secretary of State’s office released its findings on Dec. 31, but the […]

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Tesla Officially Moves Headquarters from California to Texas

By Tom Ozimek Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk has made good on his promise to relocate the company’s headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas, with a Dec. 1 regulatory filing making the move official. “On December 1, 2021, Tesla, Inc. relocated its corporate headquarters to Gigafactory Texas at 13101 Harold Green Road, Austin, Texas 78725,” states the […]