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AG Paxton Announces $17.5 Million Settlement with Home Depot Regarding Data Breach

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office, along with the Attorneys General of 45 other States and the District of Columbia have obtained a $17.5 million-dollar settlement against retailer The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide. Texas led this settlement alongside Connecticut and Illinois and will collect $ 1,777,440.00.  The breach occurred when hackers gained […]

Sen. Cruz: Tradition of Gratitude Is Woven Into the Very Fabric of Our Nation

Senator Ted Cruz

Issues statement in advance of Thanksgiving Day U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released a statement in advance of Thanksgiving Day: “All across the country, Americans will celebrate the dearly won gift of freedom and the family and friends we are blessed to share it with. This tradition of gratitude is woven into the very fabric of our nation. As many families grapple with the challenges posed by the coronavirus, it is more important than ever to […]

AG Paxton: Fifth Circuit Upholds Decision to Defund Planned Parenthood

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on today’s ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:    “The Fifth Circuit correctly rejected Planned Parenthood’s efforts to prevent Texas from excluding them from the state’s Medicaid program. Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research. Planned Parenthood is not a ‘qualified’ provider […]

DPS Increases Enforcement for Thanksgiving Holiday

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to make safety a top priority this holiday, as increased travel can present additional challenges for drivers. As part of the nationwide Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) initiative, DPS Troopers will be increasing patrols beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29. DPS Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law, including those who are […]

3 Tips For Going Hunting In Texas

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at hunting, Texas is a great place to get started. But whether you’re currently living in Texas or you’re wanting to come in from out of state, it’s good to understand a couple things before you venture out with your rifle and a day pack.  To show you just what these things are, here are three tips for going hunting in Texas.  Learn About The Area Because […]

Texas National Guard Soldiers to Deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Spartan Shield

The Texas Army National Guard bid farewell and good luck to more than 300 members of the 136th Expeditionary Signal Battalion as the unit prepares to deploy to the CENTCOM area of responsibility. The ceremony took place on November 20, 2020 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. This will be the second deployment for the signal battalion, which has been around for nearly 10 years and falls under the Texas National Guard’s 71st Troop […]

TPWD Asks Public to Report Rabbit Mortality Events

In April, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received test results confirming that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV) was found in several species of wild rabbits in Texas. Since June, TPWD, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) have not confirmed any new cases in wild rabbit populations in Texas. However, TPWD is seeking input from the public, especially hunters, asking that they report any dead rabbits found this fall and […]

The Alamo Releases New Research Report On The Iconic 18-Pounder Cannon

Fernando Raven with the 18-pounder in the 1890s, before the cannon was lost. 

The Alamo is proud to announce the release of a new research report on the 18-pounder cannon, which details the cannon’s prominent role in the Battle of the Alamo and how a faithful replica can be made. Accounts from 1836 have long shown that the 18-pounder was an important cannon for the Alamo Defenders, but the cannon itself was lost to history sometime after the battle. The information in this report sheds new light on […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Administration’s Action to Prohibit Banks From Engaging in Political Discrimination Against Legal, Creditworthy Institutions

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for issuing a rule that would require banks to provide fair access to financial services for all legal and creditworthy institutions: “I’m grateful Acting Comptroller Brooks has issued this rule to get politics out of our banking and financial institutions. Partisan interests and political divisions should not preclude a legal, creditworthy institution from acquiring fair access to […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Express Bipartisan Opposition to WHO’s Exclusion of Taiwan in World Health Assembly

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week joined Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in sending a letter to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressing concerns surrounding Taiwan’s exclusion from the WHO’s second session of the World Health Assembly (WHA). In the letter, the senators wrote: “Despite its indisputable accomplishments and contributions to global health, the WHO […]