Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

AG Paxton Sues City of Austin, Mayor of Austin, Travis County, and County Judge for Imposing Unlawful Shutdown Orders

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition for temporary injunction and temporary restraining order in Travis County District Court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. The city and county orders violate Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-32. Relief in this suit […]

AG Paxton Calls on Texas Supreme Court to Halt Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be asking for an emergency stay with the Supreme Court of Texas later today, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. “The city and county orders clearly violate the governor’s Executive Order No. 32. […]

AG Paxton Urges Third Court of Appeals to Halt Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he filed an appeal in the Austin-based Third Court of Appeals, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which illegally impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. The city and county orders are brazen violations of state law. Read a copy the filing […]

AG Paxton: Recent Texas Relocation Report Shows Californians Top List of Those Flocking to Texas

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released his assessment of the recent Texas Relocation Report, a study by the Texas Association of Realtors. In the report, Texas ranked second among states adding new residents from other states, based on the influx and outflow of people. Leading all states with the number of transplants to Texas was California. In 2015, the number of people leaving California for the Lone Star State was 65,546. “The data in this report […]

AG Paxton Reaches $74K Agreement with San Antonio-Based Business

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today reached an agreement with Joseph Brandon Shirley and Randy Lee Gardner over allegations that their travel service operations violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other Texas statutes. The State alleged that Respondents offered travel promotions that were unavailable in order to get consumers to purchase memberships, misrepresented the savings promised to consumers for services, and refused requests to cancel memberships, among several other complaints. Businesses named in […]

AG Paxton Praises Supreme Court’s Decision to Reinstate Trump Administration’s Travel Ban

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the United States Supreme Court for its decision to allow crucial parts of President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration to take effect. The high court agreed to hear the arguments on the temporary travel ban at the start of the fall term. In the meantime, nonresident aliens applying for visas who have never been to the U.S., or have no family, business or other ties, can be […]

OAG’s Child Support Division Receives Best of Texas Digital Government Award

Ken Paxton

  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Support Division of his office received the 2017 award for the Best Mobile/Wireless Project from the Center for Digital Government. The award recognizes the Child Support Division for their work on the Child Support Interactive Mobile Web and Kiosk Project. The project provides parents with mobile friendly access to the Child Support Interactive web portal. Child support kiosks were also implemented as part of […]

AG Paxton: $1.17 Million Collected in Back Child Support through Program Tied to Vehicle Registrations 

Ken Paxton

  An innovative program that ties vehicle registration renewal to child support has generated more than $1 million in back payments from delinquent parents since it was implemented by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office. Last September, following authority received from the Texas Legislature, the attorney general’s Child Support Division (CSD) began enforcement of a program that prevents parents who have not made their court-ordered child support payments in the past six months from renewing […]

AG Paxton Leads Six-State Coalition on Brief in Support of Religious Liberty

  AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a coalition of six states in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to take up an important religious liberty case. The case, Portico Benefit Services v. Bacon, involves a dispute between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and pastors over pastoral compensation. The pastors filed a class action against the church in Minnesota state court under the Uniform Prudent Investor […]

AG Paxton Files Petition in Continued Fight on EPA Overreach

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, filed on Friday petitions with the United States Court of Appeals in the Fifth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit asking the courts to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Final Rule regarding air quality standards for sulfur dioxide In making the sulfur dioxide air quality designations for Texas, EPA ignored the State of Texas’ recommended designations for these areas—designations that […]