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AG Paxton Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:   “President Trump made an exceptional selection in nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has extensive experience in the Supreme Court’s work as a clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia and as a law professor at […]

AG Paxton Seeks Stay After Federal Judge Reverses Course and Orders Straight-Ticket Voting

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement today after U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo blocked Texas’ law to eliminate straight-ticket voting after dismissing a previous lawsuit raising nearly identical claims: “I am disappointed that the Court departed from its prior reasoning and imposed straight ticket voting only weeks before a general election. My office has filed a motion to stay the district court’s injunction,” said Attorney General Paxton. “In addition, my office will file an immediate appeal of the district court’s ruling in order to defend […]

How to Learn SEO at No Cost at All

Business owners realized the importance of digital marketing so they created websites to reach more people. However, if they have the best content and products but their webpages don’t appear in the search engines, all their efforts will go to waste. That’s why search engine optimization is needed to improve the websites’ rank in the search result. You can let a marketing agency do the job, but if you want to lower your expenses, you […]

Sen. Cruz Urges CDC To Release Coronavirus Data

Letter follows calls for transparency to better inform policymakers and restore Americans’ trust HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a second letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield requesting additional data on the coronavirus and answers to help clarify areas in which disinformation and confusion have occurred since the pandemic began. This comes after Sen. Cruz called on the Director in August to release more information to help inform policymakers’ decision-making and restore public confidence. As Sen. […]

Dine Out and Help Out Galveston Non-Profits

Encore! Dine Out for Charity event is extended through Oct. 11 GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 25, 2020) – Thanks to Tropical Storm Beta, Dine Out for Charity got a slow start. However, in recent days, participating restaurants report wide community support for the event and have decided to extend the program through Oct. 11. The Texas Restaurant Association – Galveston Chapter in partnership with Yaga’s Entertainment launched the event Sept. 21 with the support of sponsors the Galveston Convention […]

OLSON ACTS TO FORCE VOTE ON EXTENDING PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM THROUGH 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to force a House vote to extend the much needed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that has helped companies stay open and save critically needed jobs. Olson signed H.Res.1116, a discharge petition that would trigger a House vote on H.R. 8265, the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The measure is an attempt to force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to act immediately to provide COVID-19 relief to the American […]

AG Paxton Sues Precious Metals IRA and Bullion Coin Scheme that Defrauded Senior Investors of Over $185 Million

 AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas State Securities Board joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 29 other states to prevent Metals.com, Chase Metal, Barrick Capital, and others from continuing to defraud elderly people across the United States by convincing them to convert their retirement savings into precious metals. Documents provided to purchasers contained blatant misrepresentations, grossly inflating the true value of the metals. Senior citizens across the nation suffered substantial losses of their retirement savings by relying on these misrepresentations.    […]

Giant Salvinia Rebounds on Lake Athens and Lake Gilmer

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the resurgence of giant salvinia on Lake Athens and Lake Gilmer following surveys on each waterbody.  “The return of giant salvinia to these lakes is disappointing but not surprising,” said John Findeisen, leader for TPWD’s team monitoring and treating problematic aquatic vegetation like giant salvinia. “The relatively warm winter and prime growing conditions this spring and summer contributed to the rapid expansion of giant salvinia in lakes where salvinia […]

Sen. Cruz Sets Record Straight on SCOTUS Precedent

‘History is clear: You have a president and the Senate of the same party, that nominee’s getting confirmed’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee made the case for moving swiftly in the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court Justice, noting that Democrats’ calls to keep a vacant seat on the Court are inconsistent with two centuries of historical precedent, the Constitution, and the will of the American people. Excerpts of Sen. […]

AG Paxton Announces Joint Prosecution of Gregg County

Organized Election Fraud in Mail-In Balloting Scheme AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that authorities arrested Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election. To increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Brown’s favor, the group targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were “disabled,” in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or […]