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Sen. Cruz Calls on DOJ to Expedite Review of John Barnes Benefit Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, today sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance at the Office of Justice Programs calling for expedited review of benefit claims for former Santa Fe ISD Police Officer John Barnes. In his letter to Director Karhlton F. Moore, Sen. Cruz wrote, “Mr. Barnes was nearly killed in the line of […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill Countering New Biden Administration Rule Blocking Oil and Gas Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after introducing legislation that would reverse a final rule issued by the Fish & Wildlife Service’s listing the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard under the Endangered Species Act. In Texas, this final rule will undermine the utilization of land for oil and gas production in the Permian Basin and increase energy costs for American consumers. Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas-11) previously introduced companion legislation in the House […]

2024 Birding Classic Raises Significant Funds for Conservation Grants

AUSTIN — Notching a record number of participants, the 28th annual Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Great Texas Birding Classic raised $52,000 in conservation grants through team registrations and sponsorships to benefit native bird habitats and species. As the biggest, longest and wildest birdwatching competition in the United States, the Birding Classic has raised roughly $1.2 million for on-the-ground bird conservation grants since its inception. The 212 participating teams included a record-breaking 1,250 participants. Not only […]

Let the Feelings Out! Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces Inside Out Gala

Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) invites you to feel all the feelings at their 25th annual Gala for the children on April 26, 2025. The Houston Marriott Sugar Land will burst with color and emotion as we explore and feel all the feelings to help children and families whose lives have been affected by child abuse. Please consider sponsoring and joining this lively, adult event will feature a live and silent auction, raffle, wine […]

AARP Texas Leader Applauds Officials For Expediting Emergency Food Assistance in Wake of Hurricane Beryl

AUSTIN, Texas — AARP Texas Director Tina Tran issued the following statement today in response to an announcement by Acting Governor Dan Patrick that federal food assistance will become available to many of those in Texas who lost food as a result of Hurricane Beryl: “Hurricane Beryl hit Houston and many other southeastern Texas communities hard, leaving millions of residents without power and with spoiled food. Acting Governor Dan Patrick and the Texas Health and Human […]

DPS Opens Temporary Driver License Office in Brenham

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in partnership with Blinn College, announces the opening of a temporary driver license (DL) office at the Blinn College Student Center in Brenham. Beginning Monday, July 15, Texans may visit this temporary office for full, in-person DL services. Members of the Texas Highway Patrol will also office at this location. “Members of DPS’ Driver License Division and the entire Brenham community have shown great strength and […]

Acting Governor Patrick, HHSC Announce SNAP, WIC Replacement Benefits for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Beryl 

AUSTIN – Acting Governor Dan Patrick today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission received federal approval allowing recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed from Hurricane Beryl. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is also replacing food and formula benefits lost during the hurricane. “The recent storms have impacted many families across the state. By providing these […]

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes Against Sarah Netburn Nomination as Sen. Cruz Reveals Consequences of Her Decision to House Biological Male Serial Rapist in Women’s Prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Senate Judiciary Committee Executive Business meeting, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today condemned Biden nominee Sarah Netburn over the consequences of a radical judicial decision that is putting women in danger. Shortly thereafter, the committee voted 10-11 against her and blocked her nomination from proceeding to the Senate floor. President Biden had nominated Netburn to serve as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. While serving as a […]

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Awards More Than $1.3 Million in Grants to Libraries

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced $1,373,133 in grants for Texas libraries in 2024-2025. Two successful Library Capacity Grant proposals totaling $101,569, six Special Projects 25 Grant proposals totaling $117,535, 12 Special Projects 75 Grant proposals totaling $735,454 and 12 TexTreasures Grant proposals totaling $418,575 were recently approved by TSLAC. Agency commissioners awarded the statewide library grants at their Friday, June 7 meeting. “TSLAC is proud to support […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Nehls Introduce the Justice for Jocelyn Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the brutal murder of 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray by two illegal aliens, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas-22) today introduced legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to improve the detention and tracking of illegal aliens entering the United States. Upon introduction, Jocelyn’s mother, Alexis Nungaray, said, “In the wake of so much grief, Jocelyn gives me the strength to be her voice and demand justice. Senator Ted Cruz’s Justice […]