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  • ECISD Teachers “Worried and Concerned” About Reconstitution Process

    ECISD Teachers “Worried and Concerned” About Reconstitution Process

    Photo: ECISD website  ODESSA – Hundreds of Ector County ISD teachers are being forced to re-apply for their jobs after showing low test scores two years in a row. Now, the president of the Ector County Texas State Teachers Association, Shari Story says the stress is just too much for …Read More »
  • ADL blasts pastor John Hagee for calling Obama anti-Semitic

    ADL blasts pastor John Hagee for calling Obama anti-Semitic

    Photo: (AP/J. Michael Short) The Rev. John Hagee at a May 2008 news conference at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League is blasting San Antonio pastor John Hagee for calling President Barack Obama “one of the most anti-Semitic presidents in the history of the United States …Read More »
  • Texas education board approves new social studies textbooks in partisan vote

    Texas education board approves new social studies textbooks in partisan vote

    Photo: Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman State Board of Education members (from left) Martha Dominguez, Donna Bahorich, Lawrence Allen and Ruben Cortez looked toward colleagues on the board during a recess in Friday’s hearings on approving textbooks. AUSTIN — State Board of Education members, voting along party lines, Friday gave final approval …Read More »
  • Michele Bachmann, Steve King Take Amnesty Fight to the Border

    Michele Bachmann, Steve King Take Amnesty Fight to the Border

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., left, and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. (Alex Wong/ Getty Images; Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov) Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Steve King of Iowa have been spending time at the southern border to highlight their opposition to the president’s decision to unilaterally grant temporary amnesty to millions …Read More »
  • Police in California and Texas Test Networked Guns

    Police in California and Texas Test Networked Guns

    Photo: technologyreview.com A chip that tracks how a police officer’s gun is being used could prove useful in investigations and court cases. When a police officer draws a firearm he or she often doesn’t have an opportunity to radio for backup. YardArm, a California-based company, is building technology that will automatically …Read More »
  • Police in California and Texas Test Networked Guns

    Police in California and Texas Test Networked Guns

    Photo: tweaktown.com Police in California and Texas are testing networked weapons with technology from YardArm YardArm is working with several police agencies in California and Texas, testing a mobile network-connected technology that sends signals when an officer unholsters and fires their weapon. The company originally developed a consumer technology that …Read More »
  • Smith County GOP backs plan to oppose Straus as House Speaker

    Smith County GOP backs plan to oppose Straus as House Speaker

     Photo: Smith County GOP facebook page  Local representatives who plan to oppose Texas House Speaker Joe Straus received the backing of county GOP leaders.   A resolution supporting Straus’ opponent, sophomore Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, was unanimously approved by about 20 Smith County Republican precinct chairmen during a meeting earlier …Read More »
  • As Straus penetrates red zone, not all of the defense plays nasty

    As Straus penetrates red zone, not all of the defense plays nasty

    (AP Photo/Odessa American, Edyta Blaszczyk) Another day, another press release cranking up the Joe Straus bandwagon. Late Wednesday, seven Texas House Republicans said the incumbent GOP speaker from San Antonio is nifty-keeno. Their press release was the fifth in sixth days dribbling out names of Republican members who say they’ll …Read More »
  • Dismay rises as border agent hiring bogs down

    Dismay rises as border agent hiring bogs down

    Brad Doherty  (U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, Robert Zuniga, a member of the color guard stood at attention during the presentation of the colors, Wednesday Sept. 17,2014. A National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration was held at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Brownsville.  A massive security breach and failure …Read More »
  • EDITORIAL: Mexico’s Peña Nieto must confront lawlessness

    EDITORIAL: Mexico’s Peña Nieto must confront lawlessness

    Photo: www.internationalpolicydigest.org For decades, Mexico has been characterized as mired in corruption, and the stain of lawlessness has indeed run deep. But recent events have underscored anew how Mexico — despite genuine signs of economic and political progress — remains a state lacking the rule of law. A new low point …Read More »
  • Greg Abbott plans to sue Barack Obama over immigration order

    Greg Abbott plans to sue Barack Obama over immigration order

    Photo: Jay Janner Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution with a directive that could shield 5 million immigrants from deportation and that he expects to file a lawsuit in coming weeks, amplifying Texas as a vanguard in the growing chorus of conservative states opposing …Read More »
  • State Rep. Kleinschmidt leaving House for Ag Dept

    State Rep. Kleinschmidt leaving House for Ag Dept

    Photo: texastribune.org State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt is leaving the Texas House to become general counsel of the state Department of Agriculture. The Austin American Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/153RqHl ) that the Lexington Republican will report directly to Agriculture Commissioner-elect Sid Miller. Miller is a former Texas House Republican himself, and said Friday …Read More »
  • Congress must fix the problems President Obama’s executive amnesty plan creates.

    Congress must fix the problems President Obama’s executive amnesty plan creates.

    Photo: Infowars Americans defeated President Obama’s disastrous amnesty plans both in Congressand at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order. President Obama’s executive amnesty will provide an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with …Read More »
  • ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas

    ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas

    Photo: Washington Examiner’s website The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds. “We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration. The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of …Read More »
  • Executive Action On Immigration Should Trigger Secession Vote

    Executive Action On Immigration Should Trigger Secession Vote

    Photo: TNM Website  With the Obama administration poised to take executive action on illegal immigration in mere hours, the message from the Texas Nationalist Movement is loud and clear – “Texas Independence Now!” But the message from the TNM is not directed at the Federal Government. Instead, it is the …Read More »
  • War of words over alleged racist comments made by HISD teacher

    War of words over alleged racist comments made by HISD teacher

    Photo: Screen Shot Click2Houston News story  HOUSTON- The war of words between community activist Quanell X and an elementary school teacher is escalating after he accused of her of making racist and anti-Muslim remarks on a political YouTube show, “Tommy’s Garage.” Angela Box, third-grade teacher at Daily Elementary School, fired …Read More »
  • Camp Lone Star – Cruel and Unusual Punishments – Before Conviction

    Camp Lone Star – Cruel and Unusual Punishments – Before Conviction

    Photo: Outpost of Freedom - KC’s personal ankle bracelet On Monday, November 10, 2014, K. C. Massey was released from the “Correctional Institution Willacy County”, “a contracted correctional institution, operated by a private corporation”, after 14 days of incarceration. Massey’s bail had been set at $30,000, and his wife had raised …Read More »
  • Colony Meadows Elementary ranks first in Texas Math Contest

    Colony Meadows Elementary ranks first in Texas Math Contest

    Photo: Ft Bend Independent.com CME Math Team (from left to right: Tonito Morales, Andrew Cai, Ashmit Bhatnagar, Mark Wang, Kishlaya Rastogi, Sreeja Thipireddy, Akaash Kolluri, Pratyushram Jayaramakrishna, Aditya Janan, Sidharth Rajesh, Poorva Phatak, Sriram Padmanabhan) The Colony Meadows (CME) math team competed in Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) Math …Read More »
  • Bill King Seeks the Political Center in Houston

    Bill King Seeks the Political Center in Houston

    Photo: Bill King’s Book Cover  It’s been hard going for moderates lately. The 2014 election cycle was the latest in a long series of culls, as hardline Republicans pushed their more conciliatory colleagues out of office and solidified their ideological hold on Congress. State governments haven’t necessarily fared any better: …Read More »
  • National Guard troops to stay on border through March

    National Guard troops to stay on border through March

     File photo DPS Nov. 19–AUSTIN — Texas National Guard troops will remain on the southern border until next spring and extra Department of Public Safety officers will stay until next summer under a deal struck this week by top state officials. The agreement set to be formally approved Dec. 1 …Read More »
  • Op-Ed: Well Fed Liberals

    Op-Ed: Well Fed Liberals

    Photo: www.abovetopsecret.com  You know, solutions to complex problems are really quite simple when you step back and look at them objectively. It’s only when you inject legalese, or liberal thought do you get multi-layered psycho-babble that leaves the thinking person with exasperation. I am going to offer some of my solutions …Read More »
  • Op-Ed: Is The Republican Delegation of the State of Texas For Sale?

    Op-Ed: Is The Republican Delegation of the State of Texas For Sale?

    Photo: Indiegogo.com “You were bought with a price.” 1 Corinthians 6:20 We all were, if you are a Christian.  Jesus paid the ransom for our sin with his own blood so that we could have eternal life.  Pretty hefty price, if you ask me. One could say that our delegation of Texas State …Read More »
  • Judge Refuses to Toss Perry Case on Technicalities

    Judge Refuses to Toss Perry Case on Technicalities

    Photo: Travis Co Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed. The governor’s …Read More »