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AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Attorney General Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Travis County, Chad Allen Wilcox, 43, of Elgin was arrested for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography on April 1. This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of child pornography to an email account with the potential of a live victim. Wilcox claimed ownership of the email account and to producing and sending images of child pornography. Investigators seized multiple devices to […]

AG Paxton Sues Biden Administration to Reinstate Migrant Protection Protocols

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) to curb the criminal and humanitarian crisis at the border. The MPP restricts illegal aliens’ ability to remain in the United States during immigration proceedings, which greatly reduces the burden shouldered by state and federal agencies tasked with defending our border. “President Biden could immediately remedy the influx […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Act to Stop President Biden’s Assault on the Supreme Court

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement that he will order a commission to study expanding the Supreme Court: “President Biden’s announcement is no surprise as Democrats have long signaled their intent to pack the Supreme Court with activist judges to rubber stamp their radical agenda. I urge my colleagues to act swiftly and pass my proposals to prevent the expansion of […]

Sen. Cruz: President Biden’s Attempts to Hide the Border Crisis

Senator Ted Cruz

The heartbreaking reality of the crisis on our southern border has been on full display for weeks, but the deep personal toll this crisis has taken on the children being trafficked into the United States was best encapsulated in the recent and tragic video of a 10-year old boy, abandoned by the group he was traveling with, desperately asking for help. Today in the wake of countless tragic reports, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas will travel to El Paso […]

Sen. Cruz: As Numbers of Illegal Border Crossings Continue to Surge, So Do Americans’ Frustrations

Senator Ted Cruz

As the number of illegal aliens streaming across our border reaches the highest levels in at least 15 years, Americans are sick and tired of President Biden’s failure to address this crisis. Recent polling indicates that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of our border security and immigration system. As the number of unaccompanied children taken into custody increased an earthshattering 99% from February to March with more than 18,800 taken into custody, three-quarters of Americans say they […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $677 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $677.3 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 3.5 percent less than in April 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (April 2021) Recipient April 2021 Allocations Change from April 2020 Year-to-date Change Cities    $436.0M ↓2.7% ↑1.1% Transit Systems $145.7M ↓5.9% ↓3.4% Counties $40.0M […]

AG Paxton Joins Amicus Brief Defending Second Amendment, Standard-Capacity Magazines

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate friend-of-the-court brief before the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit defending Americans’ Second Amendment rights after California banned standard-capacity magazines for firearms, which hold eleven to fifteen rounds. In the 41 states that allow them, these standard-capacity magazines are common to the point of ubiquity among law-abiding gun owners and their use promotes public safety. “Banning magazines commonly used by law-abiding citizens is a blatant violation […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Travis County, Jose Angel Negrete Jr was arrested in Austin on March 29. Negrete Jr had an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder issued by the Austin Police Department. During the past week, Negrete Jr allegedly shot and killed two victims, and shot and injured one of the victim’s girlfriend. Negrete Jr was also convicted of Burglary of a Habitation and Evading Arrest with a Vehicle in […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.6 Billion in March

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar certifies the Texas budget for the 2018–19 biennium.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.63 billion in March, 2.4 percent less than in March 2020. This amount, however, includes some revenue remitted in March that in normal circumstances would have been received by the state in February. The majority of March sales tax revenue is based on sales made in February and remitted to the agency in March. This year, however, the Feb. 22 due date for state taxes and […]

Sen. Cruz on Fox: ‘The Border is One Example of the Extreme Partisan Failure of This Administration’

Senator Ted Cruz

Joins ‘America Reports’ to discuss his trip to the border and the ongoing crisis U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Fox News’ ‘America Reports’ with Sandra Smith and John Roberts to discuss his trip to the Rio Grande Valley to address the border crisis and President Biden’s lack of leadership. Highlights of his interview are below. WATCH: Cruz on Fox Slams Pres. Biden: The President Is Directly Responsible for Creating the Border Crisis On his […]