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Thu
14
Jan

Governor proposes slate of amendments to U.S. Constitution

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 8 unveiled his “Texas Plan,” a document promoting the passage of nine constitutional amendments “to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States,” he said. The amendments Abbott is proposing include: - Prohibit Congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one State.

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Thu
07
Jan

Texas sues EPA over new ozone standards

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
07
Jan

The capture of Ramadi from the Islamic State

Wed
30
Dec

Pancho Villa played himself in American-made movie

By Bartee Haile
 
Wed
30
Dec

New ‘open carry’ legislation takes effect on Jan. 1

By Ed Sterling

Wed
23
Dec

Governor takes action to stem illegal border crossings

AUSTIN — Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November "are on average two to three times higher than last year.” Abbott added that in the Big Bend sector, unaccompanied minor arrivals for that period has increased almost tenfold. In the Rio Grande sector, it doubled from 3,219 to 6,465.

 

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Wed
23
Dec

Like Mad Men, government-style

Our federal government is a master of self-promotion, comprising the second-largest public relations firm in the world, according to a new report from Open the Books, a project of the nonprofit group American Transparency, which has developed an app to track federal and state spending.

 

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Thu
17
Dec

Abbott backs Cruz’s filing of legislation addressing refugees

By Ed Sterling
 
Thu
17
Dec

Again, a failure to connect the dots

The United States' foreign policies and military strategies in the Middle East are vital to defeating the Islamic State and its radicalized terrorists. But the two recent mass shootings on American soil reinforce the pressing need for more improvements in domestic surveillance and analysis of security threats.
 
Thu
10
Dec

Abilene welcomes home hero of 1956 Olympics

By Bartee Haile
 

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