Tag Archives: Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Appears To Endorse Chick-Fil-A Boycott

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: Hours after Chick-fil-A announced it will no longer donate funds to organizations known for their anti-LGBTQ stances, Gov. Greg Abbott said he’s eating elsewhere. Abbott wrote on Twitter Monday evening that he’s “headed to Bill Miller’s tonight,” doubling down on his devotion to the San Antonio-based barbecue chain. Abbott reversed his preference to the …

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TEXAS: Ten Loosened Gun Laws Go Into Effect Today

Reuters reports: A slate of new Texas laws that loosen regulations for firearms went into effect Sunday after a month in which the state experienced multiple mass shootings. The bills, which were passed during the 86th Texas legislature, ease restrictions surrounding access to guns on school grounds and churches, among other provisions. The National Rifle Association has praised the legislation …

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Texas Gov Sorry For Anti-Migrant Fundraising Letter

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that “mistakes were made” in his fundraising letter that used alarmist language in calling to “DEFEND” the Texas border and was dated one day before a deadly shooting that targeted Hispanics in El Paso. Speaking to reporters ahead of the second meeting of the newly formed Texas Safety Commission, Abbott said …

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Texas Legalizes Brass Knuckles Because Of Course

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: In less than two weeks, Texas residents will be allowed to carry brass knuckles for self defense. Starting Sept. 1, brass knuckles will be removed from the Texas Penal Code’s list of prohibited weapons under legislation signed into law by Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) earlier this year. An analysis of the law conducted by …

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TEXAS: 10 New Pro-Gun Laws About To Go Into Effect

NBC News reports: Ten new pro-gun laws will take effect in Texas in four weeks, less than a month after 22 people died in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measures after they were passed in a 2019 legislative session that the National Rifle Association, or NRA, called “highly successful” at the …

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Hate Theater: Texas Gov Stages Re-Signing Ceremony Of “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill Just To Own The Libs [VIDEO]

Abbott actually signed the bill into law over a month ago, so this bit of hate theater merely serves to own the libs. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) held a made-for-TV ceremony Friday touting his signing of the so-called Save Chick-fil-A law. Abbott surrounded himself with associates and Chick-fil-A menu items and vowed to protect religious liberty in response to …

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Signs “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill

Austin’s CBS News affiliate reports: The so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill is now law in Texas. The bill, formally known as Senate Bill 1978, prohibits governments from retaliating against anyone based on their affiliation or support of a religious organization. It also allows the Texas Attorney General to take legal action against entities in violation. The bill was nicknamed the “Save …

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TEXAS: “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill Passes Final Hurdle

The Texas Tribune reports: Over the tearful opposition of the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus and several failed attempts at a procedural block, the Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. When the lower chamber first considered the bill just over a week ago, the LGBTQ Caucus torpedoed it with …

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TEXAS: GOP Gov. Greg Abbott Defeats Lupe Valdez

CBS News reports: Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, the 48th Governor of the state, has been re-elected for a second term on Tuesday night. He defeated Democrat and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, 71. Valdez, 71, was a barrier-breaking candidate who could have become Texas’ first openly gay, Hispanic governor. Her base of Texas liberals largely overlooked her run …

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Texas Gov Calls Beto O’Rourke A “Cult-Like Figure”

The Hill reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday described Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) as “cult-like” in the way that he’s garnered attention in his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “He’s been a cult-like, very popular figure the way that he’s run the campaign, but you don’t vote on cult, you don’t vote on personality when you …

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TEXAS: Gov Says “Bathroom Bill” No Longer A Priority

Reuters reports: Texas’ Republican governor said on Friday that legislation limiting transgender people’s access to bathrooms in public schools and government buildings is no longer a priority, signaling a slight change in his stance on a measure seen by critics as discriminatory. Governor Greg Abbott, who is running for re-election, made a “bathroom bill” one of his priority items in …

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Records For 15M Texas Voters Found Unsecured Online

TechCrunch reports: A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters. It’s the latest exposure of voter data in a long string of …

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GOP Texas Gov Owns Libs With Fake Churchill Quote

His meme even show the source as the humor site 9GAG. Splinter reports: Folks, I’m afraid it’s my unfortunate duty to inform you that Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is well on his way to transitioning from “extremely bad politician” to “extremely bad shitposter online.” In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Abbott—who is high in the running for “Republican …

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Texas Gov Scraps Shotgun Giveaway Under Pressure

The Houston Chronicle reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday cancelled a shotgun giveaway contest in his re-election campaign amid controversy after a gunman killed 10 people and injured 10 others at a high school south of Houston. Campaign officials said the giveaway has been changed to a $250 gift card redeemable for any kind of merchandise, not the $250 gift …

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TEXAS: GOP Gov Demands That Disgraced Former GOP House Rep Pay For Special Election To Replace Him

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is demanding that former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold “cover all costs” of the special election to fill his seat using the $84,000 the Corpus Christi Republican used to settle a sexual harassment claim years ago. Farenthold, who abruptly resigned earlier this month, had promised to pay back the $84,000 — which came out …

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TEXAS: AG Tells Gov To Suspend State Law For Special Election To Replace Disgraced GOP US House Rep

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott got the go-ahead Monday from Attorney General Ken Paxton to suspend state law so the governor can call a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, as soon as possible. Responding to a request from Abbott submitted Thursday, Paxton issued a nonbinding opinion saying a court would agree Abbott …

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TEXAS: Governor Issues Day Of Prayer Proclamation To Thank God For Saving The People He Didn’t Murder

ABC News reports: The Texas Governor signed a gubernatorial proclamation Thursday at the grounds of what remains of the First Baptist Church in Rockport declaring Sunday, Sept. 3, a Day of Prayer in Texas. “Howdy Texans,” Governor Greg Abbott began, addressing a large crowd of people at the destroyed church. “As we gather today here at this church, it’s important …

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Contradicts Local Emergency Experts And Urges Houston Residents To Flee Hurricane

The Houston Chronicle reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave evacuation advice Friday afternoon that conflicts with the advice of Houston area elected officials and emergency management experts ahead of Hurricane Harvey. “Even if an evacuation order has not been issued by your local official, if you are in areas by Corpus Christi and Houston … you need to strongly consider …

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TEXAS: Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” Is Formally Dead

NBC News reports: A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, …

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TEXAS: Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” Is All But Dead

The Texas Tribune reports: Despite it serving, in part, as the reason lawmakers are back in Austin for legislative overtime, the Texas Legislature could very well gavel out next week without passing a “bathroom bill.” And it’s unlikely that will change in the coming days. “I’d say the chances are definitely getting smaller,” Republican state Rep. Ron Simmons of Carrollton, …

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