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RERvideo — THE 2018 MIDTERM FROM THE TEXIT PERSPECTIVE (VIDEO)

RERcontributor Daniel Miller, is President of the Texas Nationalist Movement. His is an astute political observer that has run public office, including for Texas State Representative in 2012.

Daniel shares his observations on the 2018 midterm election here in Texas. According to Daniel, the federal office candidates at the top of the ballot had a profound impact, all the way down the ballot.

Miller, author of the new hit book TEXIT, believes that the Democrats are better able to build political infrastructure around a popular trending candidate than Republicans.  Better than previous statewide candidates for the Democrats, they got behind Robert Francis O’Rourke better than any other Democrat, ever before.

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RERvideo — TEXAS LIBERTY MOVEMENT SUFFERED SERIOUS DAMAGE IN 2018 MIDTERM

As a preface to the most detailed analysis of the Texas 2018 midterm election , from a liberty perspective, Apostle Claver gives one of his classic rants via RERvideo.

Claver admits that his predictions of Texas GOP celebrations were way off. Instead, the results were an astonishing territorial gain for Texas Democrats.

What’s clear from analysis of the election results is that Texas Democrats are on the offensive.  The Texas GOP is on defense, and they’re getting pummeled against the turn buckle.

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As a deadline nears, struggle between George P. Bush and State Board of Education isn’t letting up Read more: The Gilmer Mirror – As a deadline nears struggle between George P Bush and State Board of Education isn’t letting up

By Shannon Najmabadi

A simmering school-finance battle bubbled back to life Wednesday in separate hearings that brought up Texas’ educational endowment, the largest in the country.

While lawmakers in the Capitol recommended making significant changes to the fund, members of the State Board of Education lamented in their own meeting that the School Land Board has so far stood by a funding decision they announced in Augustand that immediately garnered controversy.

“They need to reconsider now,” state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, said Wednesday night.

At the center of the clash is an unconventional disbursement proposed by the land board, a three-person body headed by Republican Land Commissioner George P. Bush that manages the state’s public school endowment.

In past years, the land board sent money from that endowment to the education board, which earmarks some of the dollars for textbooks, and to the Available School Fund, a stream legislators tap to pay for classroom expenses.

This year, the board opted to pump $600 million directly into the Available School Fund, bypassing the State Board of Education for funding for the first time.

The maneuver, which Bush said would more efficiently help school children, caused immediate upset among education board members. By skirting their board, “instructional materials will be cut by $300 million and property-poor districts, which make up the overwhelming majority of school districts in the state, are going to see a reduction,” said State Board of Education member David Bradley, in an interview.

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National Guard Soldier Charged With Smuggling Mexican Nationals Over Border

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Thousands of National Guardsman are deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to support U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in keeping people out of the United States, but at least one of them is allegedly working overtime to smuggle people in.

  • California National Guard Pfc. Edward Jair Acosta-Avila has been charged with human trafficking as part of a scheme to smuggle several Mexican nationals into the United States, USA Today reported on Thursday.
  • Acosta-Avila was reportedly arrested Saturday with three Mexican nationals in the back of his car who told law enforcement they “made smuggling arrangements and agreed to pay between $6,000 and $7,000 each to [be] smuggled into the United States,” per USA Today.

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Shifting electorate in North Texas led to close call for U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant of Coppell

WASHINGTON — Last week’s midterm elections showed that the Texas electorate is changing dramatically, and even Republicans who survived found themselves with surprisingly close calls after coasting to reelection for years.

One U.S. representative who saw the ground shift was Kenny Marchant. The Coppell Republican won his eighth term by 3.2 percentage points — about 8,400 votes out of 262,000 cast.

That’s a far cry from his landslide victories in the last three elections: a 61-36 margin in 2012, and 65-32 two years later. Against the same opponent in 2016, Democrat Jan McDowell, Marchant coasted to a 56-39 win.

For this year’s rematch, McDowell raised just $100,000 against the incumbent’s $1.1 million.

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Representative Four Price had announced that he would be running for Texas House Speaker. Rep. Price has since then dropped out.

KAMR Local 4 News’ Angelina Perez spoke with Rep. Price about his decision.

“If I didn’t want to go all the way to a caucus vote which may lead to a lot of uncertainty,” Rep. Price stated, “Would I be willing to position myself behind a candidate who’d put himself in a position to not only unite the party but our entire body?”

In January, Rep. Price will head back to Austin for the 86th legislative session.