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Paxton Sues BINT for Pyramid Scheme, Exploiting African American Community 

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against “Blessings in No Time” (BINT) for promoting a pyramid scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic, scamming tens of millions of dollars from the African American community in Texas and nationwide. In exchange for monetary contributions, BINT promised to “bless” and assist needy members of the African American community afflicted by the pandemic. In return, contributors were told they would receive a “blessing”— or compensation—eight times the amount of […]

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports. He’s a Rescue Texas Game Wardens and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agents inspected some antique resale stores. These locations had alligator skulls, black bear mounts, waterfowl mounts, raptor mounts and migratory bird mounts for sale. During the inspection of one store, an individual entered with a pet possum. In order to possess, sell, or purchase a fur-bearer, a person […]

Texas Times: Flag Day

Senator John Cornyn

by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas It’s summertime in Texas, a season saturated with patriotic pride. We observed Memorial Day in May, honoring those in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. Next month, we’ll celebrate Independence Day with family and friends, smokers and grills as we reflect on how proud we are to call ourselves Americans. But this June, let’s not neglect an oft forgotten American holiday.  It’s equally […]

Time Ran Out on Virtual School Funding Bill in Texas Legislature, Schofield Says

State Rep. Mike Schofield (photo courtesy Mike Schofield)

By George Slaughter Time ran out on the Texas Legislature passing a virtual school funding bill, state Rep. Mike Schofield said Friday. Schofield, R-Houston, has a district that includes much of the Katy area. He said a virtual school funding bill passed the Senate, but had not reached the House as time ran out on the legislative session. The Texas Legislature meets in regular session for 140 days every two years. Schofield said this year’s […]

DPS Recognizes Achievements at PSC Meeting

The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards and three Lifesaving Awards to department personnel at the PSC meeting on Thursday, June 10, at DPS Headquarters in Austin. One Director’s Award was also presented to a member of a partner agency at the meeting. “The selfless devotion they have shown to their law enforcement agencies and their communities make Texas a better place to […]

Sen. Cruz on Nord Stream 2: ‘A Generational Geopolitical Mistake That Will Strengthen Russia at the Expense of All of the West’

Senator Ted Cruz

Joins Fox Business’ ‘Kudlow’ to slam the politicization of the IRS and the Biden administration’s refusal to sanction the Nord Stream 2 pipeline U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Fox Business’ ‘Kudlow’ to discuss his push for the Biden administration to sanction Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the recent ProPublica report on leaked IRS documents. Highlights of Sen. Cruz’s interview are below. WATCH: Sen. Cruz: Just a Few Months Into the Biden Administration and They’re Already Politicizing the […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the US Treasury Department Sanctioning Nicaraguan Officials

Senator Ted Cruz

‘The United States must remain committed to holding the regime accountable’ U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioning of four Nicaraguan officials. Today’s sanctions are against individuals involved in human rights abuses and ongoing repression of civil society under the Ortega regime: “The Biden administration did the right thing sanctioning these figures, who have […]

Sen. Cruz on Hannity: “What is it With Liberals That They Look at Putin, They Look at Xi, They Look at the Ayatollah and Say, ‘What They Need is Billions of American Dollars’’’

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) yesterday joined Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to talk about the inflation crisis under President Biden and the administration’s foreign policy failures. Highlights of his interview are below. WATCH: Cruz on Hannity: The Biden-Harris Administration Has Been a Domestic, Economic & Fiscal Disaster On the Biden administration’s foreign policy failures, Sen. Cruz said: “If you look at Biden’s foreign policy and you break the world into two groups, our friends and our enemies. What does […]

Texas House Delivers On Ercot Reform & Public Safety Legislation

This week, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law two major bills to bring significant reforms to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Public Utility Commission. Senate Bill 2 restructures the PUC board to expand the board and implement residential requirements. Senate Bill 3 provides a host of changes that will increase oversight and create new standards for weatherization, as well as penalties for failing to meet those new standards. Read more about the components of SB 3 […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Certifies 2022-23 State Budget

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his certification of Senate Bill 1, the general appropriations act that was approved by both houses during the recently gaveled regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott. SB 1 appropriates $248.6 billion in total spending for the state’s budget during the 2022-23 biennium. It is certified based on the most recent total revenue projection released in May, which included an upward revision of $3.1 billion […]