Tag Archives: Texas

TX Schools To See Fake “Intruder Audits” In September

The Texas Tribune reports: This fall, Texas public schools will be subjected to random inspections to detect weak access points in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting — but a state school safety leader says these reviews will not resemble potentially traumatizing intruder simulations. Texas School Safety Center plans to start randomly checking school buildings this September, its leaders …

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Texas Educators Group Proposes Referring To Slavery As “Involuntary Relocation” In State Grade School Lessons

The Texas Tribune reports: A group of Texas educators have proposed to the Texas State Board of Education that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation” during second grade social studies instruction. The group of nine educators, including a professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is one of many such groups advising the state education board to …

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TX Fake Abortion Clinics Lie To Undercover Reporters

NBC News reports: Across the U.S., more than 2,500 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) provide free services and counseling for women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. They outnumber abortion clinics 3 to 1 nationwide, and as some states shutter clinics after Roe’s reversal, that ratio will grow. But when two NBC News producers visited state-funded CPCs in Texas to ask for counseling, …

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TX Man Charged With Amazon Mass Shooting Threat

Yahoo News reports: Police in San Antonio arrested a 19-year-old man Monday after he allegedly told a co-worker at an Amazon warehouse that he planned to carry out a mass shooting at the facility. Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves was taken into custody “without incident,” according to police, and has been charged with making terroristic threats. The co-worker said Aceves revered the …

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Texas AG: I Would Defend Anti-Sodomy Law [VIDEO]

The Houston Chronicle reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week seemingly expressed support for the Supreme Court potentially overturning past rulings on cases involving the LGBTQ community following the downfall of Roe v. Wade on Friday. During a Friday appearance on News Nation’s “On Balance with Leland Vittert,” Paxton said he would support the Supreme Court revisiting the cases …

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Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Pre-Roe Abortion Ban

The Texas Tribune reports: Abortions up to about six weeks in pregnancy can resume at some clinics in Texas for now after a Harris County District Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that blocks an abortion ban that was in place before Roe v. Wade. “It is a relief that this Texas state court acted so quickly to …

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Trump-Backed Texas Cop Running For State House Placed On Leave After Arrest For Impersonation [Video]

The Texas Tribune reports: A Texas House candidate and police officer backed by former President Donald Trump and top Texas Republicans has been indicted on a charge of impersonating a public servant, according to authorities. Dallas police said that Frederick Frazier was placed on administrative leave after the department was notified that a Collin County grand jury indicted him.  Frazier …

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GOP Texas Mayor Charged With Soliciting Child Sex

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports: Matt McIlravy formally resigned from his position of Pilot Point mayor this morning after being indicted earlier this week for online solicitation of a child. MacIlravy, a married father of two boys, was arrested on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in an undercover operation conducted by Dallas police. He is accused of arranging to meet up …

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Texas AG: “Praise The Lord, Abortion Is Illegal In Texas”

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Republican leaders celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday as Democrats vowed to fight back at the ballot box. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision returned the issue of abortion access to the states, and due to a “trigger law” in Texas, the state will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilizations …

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Texas Quislings Resign Amid Homocon Infighting

The San Antonio News-Express reports: The chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans of Texas, a group of gay Texas GOP members, resigned from his post Thursday. Michael Cargill’s resignation as LCR’s state leader comes after the state party ratified a new platform calling homosexuality “an abnormal lifestyle choice” at its Houston convention last week. “These are just crazy people,” Michael …

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Rick Scott Criticizes Texas GOP’s Anti-Gay Platform

The Associated Press reports: Florida Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the GOP’s Senate elections committee, on Wednesday criticized the Texas Republican Party’s new platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Scott spoke to reporters at a breakfast just days after GOP delegates in the country’s largest red state approved the new platform, which …

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Texas Dem Rep Wins US House Primary In Recount

The Texas Tribune reports: A recount has confirmed U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, as the winner of his hard-fought primary runoff, according to the Texas Democratic Party. The recount wrapped up Tuesday, and Cuellar picked up eight votes, defeating progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros by 289 votes overall, the party said. “As I said on election night, ‘the margin will hold’- …

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Texas Calls Uvalde Police Response “An Abject Failure”

Axios reports: Law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting was “an abject failure and antithetical to everything we’ve learned over the last two decades since the Columbine massacre,” Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a state Senate hearing Tuesday. “Three minutes after the subject entered the west building, there was a …

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Texas To Use Federal Infrastructure Funds To Create Statewide Network Of Electric Car Charging Stations

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas is planning to add enough electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state to support 1 million electric vehicles with dozens of new stations to allow for easier long-distance travel. The plan is to have charging stations every 50 miles along most non-business interstate routes. The chargers will be high-powered at 150kW, able to bring most …

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Quislings Condemn Leopards For Eating Their Faces

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports: A group representing the state’s LGBTQ Republicans blasted the Texas Republican Convention as a bunch of “crazy people.” The tough words come in response to a new state party platform that includes language calling homosexuality “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” “These are just crazy people,” said Michael Cargill, who owns an Austin gun store and is …

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Texas Republicans Call For Referendum On Secession

Newsweek reports: Texas Republicans are pushing for a referendum to decide whether the state should secede from the U.S. The demand for Texans to be allowed to vote on the issue in 2023 was one of many measures adopted in the Texas GOP’s party platform following last week’s state convention in Houston. Under a section titled “State Sovereignty,” the platform …

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Texas Republicans Call For Ban On All Sexual Education

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Republican Party on Saturday voted on two new party platform planks aimed at barring the teaching of sex and sexuality in schools while simultaneously calling on Texas schools to teach the “dignity of the preborn human” and that life begins at fertilization. One policy proposal called on state lawmakers to prohibit the “teaching, exposure, …

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Uvalde Police Never Tried To Open Classroom Door

The Daily Beast reports: Police officers responding to last month’s mass shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school never even tried to open the door to the classroom where young children were trapped with the gunman, according to a new report. A law enforcement source cited by the San Antonio Express-News on Saturday said surveillance footage revealed no attempts by …

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Proud Boys Assault Crenshaw At TX GOP Convention

Mediaite reports: Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein and others whom witnesses described as Proud Boys began shouting “eyepatch McCain” at him – an attempted insult coined by Tucker Carlson. A witness to the incident tells Mediaite that in …

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Texas Republicans Declare Biden Was “Not Legitimately Elected” And Homosexuality To Be “Abnormal Lifestyle”

The Texas Tribune reports: Meeting at their first in-person convention since 2018, Texas Republicans on Saturday acted on a raft of resolutions and proposed platform changes to move their party even further to the right. They approved measures declaring that President Joe Biden “was not legitimately elected” and rebuking Sen. John Cornyn for taking part in bipartisan gun talks. They …

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