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Musk Moves Tesla Headquarters from California to Texas

By Tom Ozimek Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said Thursday the company will be moving its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas, a decision coming in context of the tech billionaire’s turbulent relationship with California. “I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” Musk told the company’s annual meeting on Oct. 7, held […]

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Texas Attorney General Leads 10-State Coalition Supporting Florida Ban on Big Tech Censorship

By Katabella Roberts Texas Attorney General Paxton announced on Sept. 20 that he is leading a coalition of 10 states in filing an amicus brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Florida’s law that attempts to regulate censorship on Big Tech social media platforms. Paxton signed on behalf of Texas, joining the states […]

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Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses ‘Unconstitutional’: Texas AG Ken Paxton

By Isabel Van Brugen The state of Texas is looking to challenge President Joe Biden’s recently announced COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses by arguing that it is unconstitutional, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday. Paxton’s remarks come after Biden on Sept. 9 said businesses would have to impose COVID-19 vaccination requirements or face fines of up to $13,600 per violation. […]

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US to Expel Illegal Immigrants Gathering Under Texas Bridge

By Allen Zhong Illegal immigrants who have gathered in a Texas bridge area will be expelled, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday. The DHS made the announcement after various reports said that thousands of illegal immigrants are amassing under an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas. Some 9,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitians, Cubans, and Venezuelans, […]

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Texas Hospital Faces Closure Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: CEO

By Jack Phillips The chief executive of a hospital in Texas warned that his facility faces closure after President Joe Biden’s announcement last week that most healthcare workers get the COVID-19 vaccine. If the mandate goes through, Brownfield Regional Medical Center CEO Jerry Jasper said that “20 percent of my, probably 20 to 25 percent of my staff will have […]

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Texas Governor Signs Law Allowing Users to Sue Social Media Companies Over Suspensions

By Jack Phillips Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill passed by the GOP-led legislature that is designed to stop social media companies from censoring users based on their political statements or viewpoints. The measure was introduced earlier this year but was delayed when dozens of Democrat state lawmakers left the state to deny Republicans […]

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Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favor of Texas Abortion Law Prompts Senate Judiciary Committee to Examine ‘Shadow Docket’

By Masooma Haq U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced Friday that the panel will hold a hearing to investigate if the Supreme Court is abusing its authority when it hands down a decision without full court procedures, a process dubbed “shadow-docket.” “This anti-choice law is a devastating blow to Americans’ constitutional […]

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Gender Reassignment Surgery Is Child Abuse, Says Texas Commissioner

By Allan Stein Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he received a letter from the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services determining that genital mutilation of a child through gender transitioning surgery constitutes child abuse. Abbott had directed DFPS to issue a determination on the matter last week and the department’s commissioner Jaime Masters replied with his findings. […]

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Officers Deputized to Start Rounding Up Missing Texas House Democrats

By Zachary Stieber Law enforcement officers in Texas were deputized on Thursday to go find House Democrats who are refusing to go to Austin, preventing the state’s lower chamber from reaching a quorum. The House Sergeant-at-Arms “deputized members of Texas law enforcement to assist in the House’s efforts to compel a quorum,” Enrique Marquez, a spokesman for Texas House Speaker […]