Tag Archives: Texas

Texas Cultists, Cops Sued Under Ku Klux Klan Act For October 2020 Attempt To Run Biden Bus Off The Road

The Texas Tribune reports: Former state Sen. Wendy Davis and others who were traveling on a campaign bus for President Joe Biden last fall when it was surrounded and followed by former President Donald Trump’s supporters on a Texas highway have filed multiple lawsuits over the events that transpired that day. The suits target people who were allegedly following and …

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153 Anti-Vax Texas Hospital Staffers Now Unemployed

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: A total of 153 workers at Houston Methodist Hospital have either resigned or have been fired after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this month, the hospital reported 178 employees had been suspended for not complying with the hospital’s vaccine requirement for workers. It appears most of those employees chose to leave the hospital …

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GOP Texas Governor Vetoes Anti-Dog Cruelty Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: The bill would have made it illegal to chain up dogs and leave them without drinkable water, adequate shade or shelter. It also called for a ban on tethering dogs with heavy chains. Abbott said Texas already has the statutes in place to protect dogs from animal cruelty, and the penalties proposed in the bill seemed …

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Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Launches Bid For AG, Vows To “Sue Biden Admin On Day One” [VIDEO]

The Texas Tribune reports: Eva Guzman, the Republican former justice on the Texas Supreme Court, officially began her campaign against embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday, pledging to bring “honor and integrity” to the office as well as an extensive legal background that could set her apart from another primary candidate, George P. Bush. Guzman said her experience also …

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Texas Paper Roasts Gov’s “Half-Baked GoFundMe” Wall

From the editorial board of the Austin Statesman: No doubt Abbott is playing politics with his ludicrous gambit for Texas to build its own border wall, a half-baked, Go-Fund-Me effort that should make all Texans cringe. Still, Abbott’s acts of political theater at the border, advancing his 2022 reelection bid and possible White House aspirations, have costly implications. Although he …

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Texans Told They Can Resume Normal Energy Usage

The Texas Tribune reports: Texans no longer need to cut back on their electricity use to avoid stressing the electrical grid, according to the current grid conditions on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas website. Consumers may return to normal usage of electricity after a week that stressed the grid — and Texans’ anxieties. For five days, ERCOT warned that …

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Texas Power Company Remotely Raises Thermostats

The Daily Dot reports: Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage. Residents with Google’s Nest thermostats received messages noting that their temperatures had been adjusted during an “Energy Rush Hour.” The issue comes shortly after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s power grid manager, called …

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Texas Gov Defunds State Legislature To Punish Dems For Walking Out To Block GOP Voter Suppression Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday followed through on a threat to veto a section of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature, its staffers and legislative agencies. The governor’s move targeting lawmaker pay comes after House Democrats walked out in the final days of the regular legislative session, breaking quorum, to block passage of Senate …

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Texas Loses Electric Vehicle Factory Due To Power Grid

The Dallas Morning News reports: The electric vehicle maker Canoo announced Thursday that it would take a mega-factory and thousands of high-paying jobs to the Tulsa region, citing Oklahoma’s “energy-forward initiatives.” North Texas was “definitely in the race” in the multistate competition for the new assembly plant, but Texas energy infrastructure issues and other factors led the company to choose …

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Fox: Texans Are “Rushing To Purchase Generators”

Fox News reports: Texans scared of summer power outages are rushing to purchase generators. According to a report from Fox 7, local hardware shops and manufacturers alike are seeing an exponential increase in demand for the machines. The Houston Chronicle reported earlier this week that electricians say there is a backlog of customers waiting to have them installed. This comes …

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TX To Provide $250M “Down Payment” On Border Wall

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday began announcing details of his plan for Texas to build its own border wall, starting the hiring process for a program manager and providing $250 million in state funds as a “down payment.” “Texas will build a border wall in our state to help secure our border,” Abbott said. The …

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Texas Gov Signs Permitless Open Carry Bill Into Law

The Texas Tribune reports: Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law. House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing …

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LIVE VIDEO: Texas Gov Unveils Plan For Border Wall

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to deliver remarks at 3 p.m. Central at the state Capitol detailing his plans to build a border wall. Last week, Abbott hinted during a self-styled border summit in Del Rio that he would create a border barrier to stem the flow of immigrants and illegal drugs into the state, but …

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Texans Begged Once Again To Conserve Energy [VIDEO]

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Texans are being asked to conserve power yet again, as the state works to prevent rolling blackouts. The request comes due to a significant number of forced generation outages combined with the potential for record electric use this month. ERCOT is asking everyone to set their thermostat to 78 degrees when at home, and higher …

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Texas Governor To Launch Crowdfund For Border Wall

The Texas Tribune reports: When Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that Texas would build its own border wall, one of the immediate questions was who would pay for it. Abbott has not fully detailed the plan yet, but he said in a podcast interview released Tuesday that the state will be soliciting donations from across the country to help …

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Backs Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a nonbinding legal opinion Monday that a state board cannot forbid social workers from discriminating against LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, which regulates social workers, has been in a monthslong debate over its code of conduct. In October, it removed language from …

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Internet Recalls Ted Cruz Mocking California As Texans Are Asked To Conserve Power As Blackouts Are Possible

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas’ main power grid struggled to keep up with the demand for electricity Monday, prompting the operator to ask Texans to conserve power until Friday. The conservation request comes at a time of heightened anxiety around electricity following the state’s catastrophic February power outages that left millions without power for days. Those outages that were prompted …

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New Felony Charge For TX “Private Plane” Riot Suspect

The Dallas Observer reports: The government has slapped Colleyville’s Katherine “Katie” Staveley Schwab with an additional charge for her alleged involvement in the insurrection. According to court documents, Schwab “willfully and knowingly engaged in an act of physical violence” on Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the building, egged on by Trump’s false …

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Texas Gov: I’m Going To Build My Own Border Wall

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports: During a summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce plans next week for Texas to begin building a wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. Details such as costs …

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Texas Bar Investigates GOP State AG For Election Lies

The Associated Press reports: The Texas bar association is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton’s failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud amounted to professional misconduct. The investigation is yet another liability for the embattled attorney general, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a separate, newer FBI investigation, and a Republican …

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