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11:00 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Ebola Fact Checking


From Congresswoman Kay Granger

Kay-GrangerTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented global health crisis that has reached the United States. This epidemic and the recent news that two health care professionals in Dallas have tested positive for the disease deserves a serious and immediate response.  Continue Reading.

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10:57 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Houston Orders Pastors to Hand Over Sermons on Gays


By Melanie Batley

annise-parkerThe city of Houston has issued subpoenas to a group of pastors requesting any sermons they’ve written that cover the subject of homosexuality, gender identity, or mention of Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.

The subpoenas came after pastors protested against Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance that the city council passed in June which, among other clauses related to sexuality and gender identity, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa in an effort to protect transgender rights, according to Fox  Continue Reading.

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10:49 am CST - October 16, 2014

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Olson Stands with Religious Leaders in Opposing Mayor Parker’s Subpoenas for Sermons


pete-olsonTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Sugar Land, TX - Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in support of Houston religious leaders opposed to handing over the text of their sermons in retaliation for voicing opposition to Mayor Annise Parker’s equal rights city ordinance: Continue Reading.

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10:45 am CST - October 16, 2014

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3rd Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Fair Takes Place Nov. 13


Job fairs for veterans and spouses hosted by 28 local workforce development board areas across Texas 

Perry0414Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on Nov. 13. TWC’s third annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans in Texas with employers who are hiring.  Continue Reading.

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10:42 am CST - October 15, 2014

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LIBRE: Hispanic Unemployment Rate Too High at 6.9%


Hispanic, all Americans losing faith in the future

Daniel Garza LIBRE Initiative3eWASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – “Median annual income for Hispanic households has fallen by more than $2,000 since 2009, and today more than 1.2 million Hispanics find themselves trapped in part-time work. Wages are not improving, and millions are worse off than they were just a few years ago,” said Daniel Garza (left,) Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, as the Department of Labor issued its LIBRE InitiativeLOGO3emonthly employment report for August. At 6.9%, the Latino unemployment rate is significantly higher than the 5.9% national average.   Continue Reading.

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11:31 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Ebola Needs to be Taken Seriously


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee calls for a CDC Team to be placed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

sheila-jackson-leeTexas Insider Report: Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member on the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the House Congressional Children’s Caucus, released the following statement after participating in today’s Homeland Security Field Hearing on the serious outbreak of the Ebola virus: Continue Reading.

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11:27 am CST - October 14, 2014

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COMBS: Texas Economy Up 7.9% Over Past 12 Months


Oil & Gas sectors surge

Susan Combs ComptrollerAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “Significant growth in sales tax revenues occurred across all major economic sectors, reflecting strength in both business and consumer spending,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today, announcing that state sales tax revenue in September was up 7.9% compared to September 2013.

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11:24 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Culberson: “Audit the Fed”


By Cong. John Culberson

john-culberson3Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –  It’s often said that sunshine is the best disinfectant. Too often, our bloated federal bureaucracy operates in the dark — unelected bureaucrats write burdensome and ineffective regulations with little public input. The Federal Reserve (the Federal-Reserve“Fed”), which is run by an unelected Board of Governors, is the perfect example. They do not disclose how money is being invested, and they lack basic oversight and transparency. Continue Reading.

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10:09 am CST - October 14, 2014

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WOOLLEY: D’s Incompetence Should Hand Republicans Big Win


List of failures, scandals is too long

Lynn Woolley T-SPAN Show 9-5-13By Lynn Woolley

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — There’s a big election coming up, and it’s time for a change. Simply put, the Democrats have had the keys to the country and have failed miserably at every level. Under President Obama, the world is a mess. Obama called ISIS a jayvee team, and said he had no strategy to fight it. Now, we have Ebola in the United States.   Continue Reading.

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9:28 am CST - October 14, 2014

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Perry Appoints Varma to Texas Medical Board


Perry13Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Surendra Varma of Lubbock to the Texas Medical Board for a term to expire April 13, 2019. The board protects and enhances the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for Texans. Continue Reading.

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