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Sen. Cruz Continues to Lead Fight Against Non-Citizen Voting in Washington, D.C.

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a joint resolution pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (CRA) this week to fight a measure passed by the D.C. Council that would allow illegal aliens to vote in local D.C. elections. The legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Todd Young (R-Ind.), John N. Kennedy (R-La.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Ted Budd […]

Paxton Sends Letter to FDA Criticizing Unlawful Changes that Put Women and Unborn Children in Danger from Abortion Drugs

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate letter sent to Commissioner Califf of the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) after the FDA made radical changes to its policy regarding specific abortion drugs. Previously, the FDA had imposed restrictions on certain abortion-inducing drugs, including mifepristone. Under those rules, the letter notes, mifepristone “could only be prescribed by a qualified physician and administered in a hospital, clinic, or medical office and only by or under the supervision of such a physician.” This was due […]

Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks, Black History Month with Special Events Throughout February

After a January kickoff with record attendance at First Day Hikes across the state, Texas State Parks’ Centennial Celebration continues with a new round of special community events this month. In February, state parks in North Texas, East Texas, Huntsville and San Antonio will host a variety of events, including several that commemorate Black History Month. Everyone is warmly welcomed to join in the fun. At Ray Roberts Lake State Park in North Texas, find out how […]

Cruz, Cornyn Statements on Biden Nominee to Serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements about President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Sen. Cruz said: “I was proud to work with John Cornyn and our bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee to recommend Damien Diggs to serve as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Damien presently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney and is the Project Safe […]

O.H. Ivie Back on the Board with Another ShareLunker

O.H. Ivie Lake chalked up its second Legacy Class largemouth bass of the 2023 Toyota ShareLunker season Sunday afternoon. Kyle Hall of Granbury hauled in 13.58-pound ShareLunker 635, registering a Legacy Class bass in consecutive seasons. Hall’s fish is the third submitted by anglers during the 2023 collection season. “O.H. Ivie continues to produce Lunker after Lunker, and this season is no exception,” said Natalie Goldstrohm, Toyota ShareLunker program coordinator.  “Even pro anglers like Kyle are […]

Paxton Issues Consumer Alert Warning Texans of Scammers in the Aftermath of the Houston Storms 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton is encouraging Texans in the Houston area to be cautious of scammers who may try to take advantage of consumers, including the elderly, in the wake of recent severe weather. The personal, emotional, and financial hardship that comes from dealing with flooding, tornadoes, and other natural disasters can be devastating. This is sadly compounded by the fact that there are often bad actors and unreliable contractors seeking to capitalize on vulnerable Texans […]

Sen. Cruz Reintroduces Energy Freedom Act to Make America Energy Secure Again

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today reintroduced the Energy Freedom Act, in order to make America energy secure again by accelerating federal permitting for energy projects and pipelines, mandating new onshore and offshore oil and gas lease sales, approving pending liquified natural gas (LNG) export licenses, and generally speeding up solar, wind, and geothermal development. Upon reintroducing the bill, Sen. Cruz stated: “Under President Joe Biden, American families are struggling with record high gasoline and home […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Encourages Texans in Panhandle to Monitor New Endangered Species Listing

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today alerted stakeholders of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to delay implementation of a final rule listing the lesser prairie-chicken as an endangered species. The endangered species listing will impact private landowners and industry stakeholders, including those in energy and agriculture, in the Texas Panhandle. Earlier this month, FWS issued a final rule listing the northern and southern populations of the lesser prairie-chicken as endangered and provided a tailored […]

Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise Airman Accounted For From World War II

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Porter M. Pile, 24, of Harlingen, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for Nov. 28, 2022. In September 1944, Pile was assigned to 700th Bombardment Squadron, 445th Bombardment Group, 2d Air Division, 8th Air Force. On Sept. 27, the B-24H Liberator bomber on which he was serving as the navigator was part of a large mission to bomb the […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Encourages Texans in Panhandle to Monitor New Endangered Species Listing

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today alerted stakeholders of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to delay implementation of a final rule listing the lesser prairie-chicken as an endangered species. The endangered species listing will impact private landowners and industry stakeholders, including those in energy and agriculture, in the Texas Panhandle. Earlier this month, FWS issued a final rule listing the northern and southern populations of the lesser prairie-chicken as endangered and provided a tailored […]