States’ boycotts of states, cont’d

States’ boycotts of states, cont’d

“California state university researchers are banned from using funds to travel to Texas to study Harvey’s aftermath.” — Joshua McCabe on Twitter. The guidelines from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra do cite the legislature’s allowance of a number of narrow exceptions including travel that is “required…for the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the […]

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter-ID law

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter-ID law

A federal appeals court revived Texas’s voter ID law Tuesday, saying the state’s updated version does enough to protect the right to vote for everyone in the state. The 2-1 decision rejects the findings of a lower court, which had said blacks and Hispanics would disproportionately suffer by struggling to show ID when voting. In […]

Brownsville, Texas gives up plastic bag fee

Brownsville, Texas gives up plastic bag fee

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute A legal action in Texas dealt a blow to local ordinances restricting the use of plastic grocery bags. As part of a settlement agreement, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton dropped on April 11 the state’s lawsuit against the City of Brownsville over its first-in-the-state ordinance imposing a $1-per-transaction […]

Texas concealed carry holder thwarts potential mass shooting

Texas concealed carry holder thwarts potential mass shooting

By Will Racke / The Daily Signal Police in Texas say a concealed carry holder is a hero for shooting a crazed attacker last Wednesday and preventing what could have been a slaughter inside a crowded sports bar. The man, who was dining with his wife at Zona Caliente in Arlington, Texas, sprang into action when […]

Texas preacher declares ESAs ‘sinful’

Texas preacher declares ESAs ‘sinful’

By Teresa Mull / Heartland Institute A Texas pastor is taking the school choice debate to a whole new level, declaring the state’s proposed education savings account legislation sinful. The Dallas Morning News explains: Teachers and pastors on Monday rallied against the Senate’s school vouchers proposal, even as its author announced the bill will be […]

1881 – Virgil Earp riddlled with buckshot in Tombstone

1881 – Virgil Earp riddlled with buckshot in Tombstone

By SoAzNewsX December 28 1836- Mexico’s independence was recognized by Spain. 1859- the inaugural issue of The Nor’Wester, the first newspaper in the Canadian west, was published at the Red River Settlement. William Coldwell and William Buckingham acquired a hand-printing press in St. Paul, Minnesota, which they transported into the settlement on an oxen-drawn cart. […]

Austin mayor, feds colluded as Texas gov. sued to keep Syrian refugees out

Austin mayor, feds colluded as Texas gov. sued to keep Syrian refugees out

From Judicial Watch After the governor of Texas announced that the state would stop accepting Syrian refugees, the Obama administration went behind his back secretly conferencing with a mayor that offers illegal immigrants sanctuary and Syrians a welcome mat. The plan, evidently, was to continue sending Syrian refugees to the Lone Star State, even as […]

Active duty soldiers charged with smuggling undocumented immigrants

Active duty soldiers charged with smuggling undocumented immigrants

The Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against a pair of active duty Army soldiers accused of illegally transporting two undocumented immigrants. The soldiers – Marco Antonio Nava Jr., 19, and Joseph Edmond Cleveland, 25, both from El Paso – were arraigned Wednesday by a magistrate in Corpus Cristi on one count each of transporting an […]

Behind on your child support? Texas won’t renew your vehicle registration

Behind on your child support? Texas won’t renew your vehicle registration

Some will lose their jobs for lack of transportation, while others will gain a first-time criminal record after taking chances on a no-longer-legal ride. Are you sure you’ve thought this through, Texas? [Houston Chronicle] Related earlier on tying driver’s licenses to issues of legal compliance unrelated to road safety here, here, here, etc.   —Overlawyered

Poll: Three out of five Texans who support Trump want secession if Hillary becomes president

Poll: Three out of five Texans who support Trump want secession if Hillary becomes president

If anyone needs proof that the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton truly is dividing the country, they should look to Texas. According to poll results from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday, three out of five Texans who support Donald Trump said they would support seceding from America if Hillary Clinton becomes president. […]

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