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  • Reason Foundation comes unhinged at populist revolt against tolls

    Reason Foundation comes unhinged at populist revolt against tolls

    Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation has decided to pick a fight he can’t win. He just published an article personally attacking anti-toll group leaders across the nation, and he had a extra special below-the-belt attack saved just for yours truly. He’s responding to the populist anti-toll revolt taking place… Read More »
  • Deployed by Gov. Rick Perry, National Guard adjusts to its new role on the Texas border

    Deployed by Gov. Rick Perry, National Guard adjusts to its new role on the Texas border

    by Antonio Olivo The National Guard troops arrived here last week, outfitted in body armor and carrying pistols to help bring more security to the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet they saw little activity after taking their positions in portable towers and Border Patrol vehicles along the dirt roads and levees that… Read More »
  • North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota headquarters, twice Texas bid

    North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota headquarters, twice Texas bid

    By EMERY P. DALESIO North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world’s largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than Plano, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size. Only about a quarter of the nearly… Read More »
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border—Ft. Bliss Increases Security

    Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border—Ft. Bliss Increases Security

    UPDATED: 08/31/2014 at 4:45 PM ET Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch… Read More »
  • School District Will Use “Deadly Force” to Protect Students

    School District Will Use “Deadly Force” to Protect Students

    by Rachel Blevins When visitors enter the campus of a school in Argyle, Texas, they will be greeted by a sign, which warns, “Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.” According to CBS Houston, the… Read More »
  • Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

    Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

    by James Queally U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis. Omar Zamora, a spokesman for… Read More »
  • CAUTION: GRAPHIC POST – “Gentle Giant” Mike Brown Liked Drugs, Ho’s, Killas, and Murders!

    CAUTION: GRAPHIC POST – “Gentle Giant” Mike Brown Liked Drugs, Ho’s, Killas, and Murders!

    by Eric Reed So much for Mike Brown being the “Gentle Giant.” With each passing day, more information is uncovered about his “thug lifestyle.” While none of these things single-handedly justify shooting somebody, the compounding facts and evidence revealing the true character of Mike Brown lend much more validity to… Read More »
  • Texas Homeowner Dialed 911, and Shot the Man While on the Phone

    Texas Homeowner Dialed 911, and Shot the Man While on the Phone

    by Eric Reed A northwest Harris County homeowner had an intruder break in to his home at the 5300 block of Hyland Park. The homeowner dialed 911, and shot the man while on the phone. It happened on Tuesday around 10 a.m. The homeowner identified as Quinton Wood, a postal… Read More »
  • Maryland Sheriff to Feds: Try and Take Our Guns, and You’ll Get a Civil War

    Maryland Sheriff to Feds: Try and Take Our Guns, and You’ll Get a Civil War

    by Greg Campbell Early last year, as Americans feared that the federal government would enact unconstitutional anti-gun measures via executive edict, support for the Constitution came from some unlikely places. Even in Oregon, a Democrat stronghold in elections, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller flat-out declared that he and his office… Read More »
  • Fed court lays ground rules in immigrant court case

    Fed court lays ground rules in immigrant court case

    by EMMA PEREZ-TREVIÑO Conservative activist Orly Taitz and a U.S. government attorney have their work cut out for them in appearing before a federal judge in Brownsville. Taitz, the California attorney and dentist who in court documents filed in Brownsville’s federal court accuses President Barack Obama and others of treason,… Read More »
  • Central Americans still making journey despite deportations

    Central Americans still making journey despite deportations

    By LORENZO ZAZUETA-CASTRO Iris Juliesa Sabrion and her 15-year-old daughter, Alexandra Hernandez, fled their home in Honduras after a local gang killed the relatives they’d been living with in June. Along the way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the 34-year-old and her teenage daughter met other Central Americans who shared similar… Read More »
  • Ranchers deal with immigrant traffic

    Ranchers deal with immigrant traffic

    by Fernando Del Valle Rancher Danny Butler offers water to undocumented immigrants while his cousin says he’s arming ranch hands as gun-toting human smugglers cross his land. Last month, rancher Frank Yturria, Butler’s cousin, said he was arming his ranch hands as armed smugglers were cutting fences, tearing down gates… Read More »
  • Questions over National Guard troops’ needs

    Questions over National Guard troops’ needs

    by Bobby Blanchard and Julián Aguilar After media reports in the Rio Grande Valley suggested that some National Guard troops dispatched by Gov. Rick Perry to the border hadn’t received their checks and were unable to pay for basic necessities, Democrats saw an opening. Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis sent out… Read More »
  • Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member near Brownsville

    Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member near Brownsville

    by Christopher Sherman A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of… Read More »
  • El Salvador opens McAllen consulate

    El Salvador opens McAllen consulate

    by Karen Antonocci There is now a Salvadoran consulate four blocks north of the bus station where the federal government has been releasing immigrants from there and other Central American nations in response to the surge of new arrivals this year. Salvadoran leaders and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling symbolically cut… Read More »
  • U.S., Mexican legislators meet in McAllen to talk immigrant crisis

    U.S., Mexican legislators meet in McAllen to talk immigrant crisis

    by Lorenzo Zazueta U.S. and Mexican legislators alongside U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa on Friday toured holding facilities that serve the unaccompanied minors who have been coming into the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Reps. Mark Takano, D-Calif., Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Dina Titus, D-Nev., Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., Mike Honda, D-Calif., and… Read More »
  • Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt, Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

    Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt, Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

    by Tony Lee Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives. Perry is working with Henry Barbour, whom conservatives want the Republican National Committee to censure for his group's smearing of conservatives in the Mississippi Senate runoff,… Read More »
  • The NRSC’s Remarkable Immigration Statement

    The NRSC’s Remarkable Immigration Statement

    by Jonathan Strong Capitol Hill insiders widely consider President Obama's rumored plan to unilaterally extend amnesty to as many as five million of illegal aliens to be political suicide, essentially ceding control of the Senate in a single act. But a key question has been whether elite Republicans are willing… Read More »
  • Bipartisan Poison Pill

    Bipartisan Poison Pill

    by Christopher Paxton What do the House Republican leadership and the liberal Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor have in common? Both take positions opposite that of the Texas Republican Party platform regarding Obamacare. Late last week, State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte called for a “Texas Solution” to Medicaid expansion.… Read More »
  • Drones will fill the sky

    Drones will fill the sky

    by Peter Bergen Drones are everywhere. Consider that just in the past few days, a Federal Aviation Administration official revealed that in March a US Airways passenger jet nearly collided with a small-unmanned aircraft that looked similar to an F-4 Phantom jet and was flying above 2,000 feet over Florida.… Read More »
  • Texas isn’t just leading the nation in job growth—it’s doing it more equitably, too

    Texas isn’t just leading the nation in job growth—it’s doing it more equitably, too

    By Niraj Chokshi Underestimate Texas at your own peril. You might be inclined to think that the Lone Star state is bad at creating good jobs. It is, after all, second only to Idaho in the proportion of its population earning the federal minimum wage or less, according to the… Read More »
  • Roads alone won’t drive Texas’ future, new TxDOT chief says

    Roads alone won’t drive Texas’ future, new TxDOT chief says

    by Brandon Formby The Texas Department of Transportation’s new executive director says it’s going to take more than new roads to keep Texans traveling smoothly if population growth estimates prove true. The way Joe Weber sees it, the state transportation agency needs to increase financing for commuter and freight projects… Read More »
  • Elementary school teacher arrested on public intoxication charge

    Elementary school teacher arrested on public intoxication charge

    An Arlington ISD teacher was arrested Friday after her co-workers suspected that she was drunk at work. Megan Updegraff, 28, a first-grade teacher at West Elementary in Grand Prairie, has been placed on administrative leave while the district investigates, spokeswoman Leslie Johnston said. No children were around when she was… Read More »