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Evelyn’s Park Conservancy Board of Directors Announces The Appointment of Terry Leavitt-Chavez as Park Director

Terry Leavitt-Chavez

The Board of Directors of Evelyn’s Park Conservancy in Bellaire has announced the appointment of Terry Leavitt-Chavez as Park Director.  Leavitt-Chavez served as Interim Park Administrator since July 1, 2020 and was an active member of the Board since June of 2015.  Her duties will include partnering with the Board to establish goals, implement programs to meet community interest and manage the Park’s finances.  She will work closely with the Department of Park’s & Recreation […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues: Stop Illegal PPP Loans to Planned Parenthood

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined by 30 of his Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter this week urging U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to prevent Planned Parenthood affiliates from receiving illegal loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as they did last year. In the letter, the senators wrote: “We therefore urge you to inform participating lenders that Planned Parenthood affiliates are ineligible to receive second-draw PPP loans, and encourage them to immediately notify SBA if a Planned […]

Despite Pandemic, Great Texas Birding Classic Saw Record Participation in 2020

For the first time, the 24th annual Great Texas Birding Classic (GTBC) took place in fall instead of spring last year after having been postponed due to the public health crisis. The postponement allowed event organizers to further plan and implement health and safety measures. Despite postponement, the event garnered a record 138 teams registered, with a total of 650 participants across the state. Money raised through 2020 team registrations and sponsorships made it possible for […]

San Antonio Election Fraudster Arrested for Widespread Vote Harvesting and Fraud

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Rachel Rodriguez for election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code. Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while she engaged in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election. The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of […]

DPS Recognizes AMBER Alert Anniversary

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join the country in observing national AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Wednesday, Jan. 13, marking 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas, was abducted. Hagerman was found dead four days later. Her case, which remains unsolved, led to the creation of the AMBER Alert system, which stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.” “The state’s AMBER Alert program is a proven tool in helping save abducted […]

HHSC Encourages Cancer Screenings During Cervical Health Awareness Month

In observance of January as National Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer. “It is so important to get screened regularly so that cervical cancer can be detected in its early stages when it’s easier to treat,” said Joe Perez, HHSC interim deputy executive commissioner for Health, Developmental and Independence Services. “HHSC is helping at-risk women receive these vital screenings through our […]

AG Paxton Issues Civil Investigative Demands to Five Leading Tech Companies Regarding Discriminatory and Biased  Policies and Practices

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple, asking the companies for their policies and practices regarding content moderation and, more specifically, for information related to Parler, a social media application recently terminated or blocked by Google, Amazon, and Apple. For years, these Big Tech companies have silenced voices in the social media sphere and shut down competing companies and platforms. It has only […]

More Than 2,600 Visitors Hit the Trails for a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park

Visitors from across Texas laced up their shoes and packed on plenty of layers to usher in 2021 with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. In total, 2,668 people hiked and biked a total of 8,173 miles statewide. This year, parks hosted a total of 60 events across the state and many were self-guided to encourage social distancing. “I am thrilled that Texans bundled up and joined others in hiking Texas State […]

Sam Rayburn Logs First Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class Bass Entry of 2021

The second weekend of the 2021 Toyota ShareLunker season produced the first Legacy Class largemouth bass at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Angler Travis Moore reeled in the 13.44-pounder using a Carolina rig during the Bass Champs tournament Saturday January 9. “It was a great day on the water at Sam Rayburn,” said Moore. “After about 15 or so casts and few good bites, I finally hooked into my first 2021 bass and it was a giant 13.44 – […]

AG Paxton Announces Appointment of Judd Stone to Solicitor General and Departure of Kyle Hawkins

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the departure of Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins and the appointment of Judd Stone to fill this vital role within the Office of the Attorney General. “Kyle Hawkins fought for Texans’ rights every step of the way – including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the unconstitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. His dedication to safeguarding rights is very much appreciated,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “I look […]