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3:37 pm CST - July 31, 2014

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Cornyn: President Obama Admits There’s a Border Problem, and Refuses to Act


Leading Congressmen, Senators on Texas-Mexico Border, Lackland Air Force visit this weekend

Cornyn, John Senate FloorTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —

“This morning I was invited, along with members of the House & Senate, to visit with the President about national security matters … and he talked Ukraine, he talked about Syria, he talked about Gaza, and about all of the hot spots around the world,” said Sen. John Cornyn earlier today while speaking on the Senate Floor about President Obama’s refusal to consider bi-partisan reforms and address the ongoing crisis on the southern border.

“I used the opportunity to ask the President what he proposed we do when this (emergency border spending) bill goes down this afternoon.

obama press conference3jWhat is so confusing, is to listen to the President talk about this in his conference room at the White House, and acknowledge the nature of the problem, and then see that the White House threatened to veto the (emergency border spending) legislation that the House was considering.

– To hear Sen. Cornyn’s full speech, or learn details about this weekend’s Congressional delegation trip to south Texas, continue reading here.    Continue Reading.

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12:33 pm CST - July 22, 2014

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OTHAL BRAND: “Last year we found eight bodies in the river here. Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.”


It bothers me when I hear, ‘It’s the federal government’s job,’ … We live here.”

Border-Patrol-Unaccompanied-childTexas Insider Report: HIDALGO, Texas –

“The water level varies a lot depending on the time of year. There’s been times when you could walk from that (Mexico) side to this (U.S.) side on the bottom of the riverbed,” says Othal Brand Jr.

“We’ve had trafficking … when it first started it was mostly drug trafficking, human trafficking. And then, it turned to children, families.

Othal Brand Hidalgo Cnty. Water Dist.“Last year we found eight bodies in the river here. Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.” says Brand, who is president of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3, and whose father was mayor of McAllen, Texas, for 20 years in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley.

Partly thanks to Brand and the Water District’s efforts, the District 3 pumping facility may be the most secure section along the 1,896-mile Rio Grande River.

It is the main provider of drinking water for the City of McAllen, and its approximately 135,000 residents.     Continue Reading.

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10:19 am CST - July 17, 2014

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Obama Loses Jesse Jackson? And Laredo’s Mayor Salinas Will Not Use Taxpayer Money


Jesse Jackson on Obama Illegal Immigration7-15-14Laredo Mayor: “Our bus stations are full.

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – What’s going to happen when the faith organizations run out of money? The burden will be on cities.

We’re strapped. We cannot put the local taxpayers in strain,” says Laredo, Texas’ Mayor Raul Salinas.

And the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a man known for stirring up racial issues, has now apparently become disillusioned with the “hope & change” that was promised.

Jackson spoke with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren earlier this week and shared his thoughts on Obama’s placing the well-being of unaccompanied minor illegals above children here in the United States. He is not happy.   Continue Reading.

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7:14 am CST - July 11, 2014

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President Obama’s Full Speech: From the Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas


THE WHITE HOUSE

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE ECONOMY

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release      July 10, 2014      12:48 P.M. CDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Austin!  (Applause.)  Hey!  Hello, Austin!  (Applause.)  All right, everybody have a seat, have a seat. It’s good to be in Austin, Texas.

president-obama-paramount-7-10-143cAUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you!

THE PRESIDENT:  That’s because I love you.  (Applause.)  Everybody knows I love Austin, Texas.  (Applause.)  Every time I come here I tell you how much I love you.

I love Austin.  I love the people.  I love the barbecue — which I will get right after this.  (Laughter.)  I like the music.  (Applause.)  I’ve got good memories here, I’ve got good friends.

I was telling somebody the last time I walked a real walk where I was kind of left alone was in Austin, Texas.  … Continue Reading.

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11:37 am CST - June 26, 2014

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Cong. McCaul: Gov. Perry to Testify at McAllen Hearing on Surge of Minors


Texas Border Crisis & the Surge of Unaccompanied Minors

Congressman Michael McCaul4Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — 

The Department of Homeland Security is not adequately prepared to address this crisis, which has left State and local officials to fill a void left by the Federal government,” said Cong. Michael McCaul of Texas, chairman of the U.S. House’s Homeland Security Committee.

“Next week (Thursday, July 3rd,) the Committee will hold a hearing in McAllen, Texas, to examine the impact of, and response to, this massive flow of unaccompanied children.”

Chairman McCaul announced the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will hold a field hearing entitled Rick Perry Sid Miller Sonogram Signing 5-24-11Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors.” The hearing, said McCaul, will examine the growing crises of unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest border.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will testify, and the findings will be included with the efforts of the Congressional working group established to investigate this crisis.

   — The hearing’s location, and live video link can be found here Continue Reading.

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12:22 pm CST - June 20, 2014

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Cong. Brady: “This is the most corrupt & deceitful IRS in history.”


“… he promised in May to deliver all of Ms. Lois Lerner’s emails, without limitation.”

  Cong.Brady-IRS's Comm.Koskinen6-20-14eTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — 

“Given the clear evidence of criminal violations and confirmed pattern of untruthful agency statements, Commissioner Koskinen now leads the most corrupt and deceitful IRS in the history of the agency,” said Texas Congressman Kevin Brady.

“It’s apparent he is no longer working for the American people, but it is one more in a long line of recent acting IRS commissioners whose main purpose is to mislead investigators and cover up this scandal,” said Cong. Brady, a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee earlier today after grilling Commissioner John Koskinen about the timeline of the Lois Lerner missing emails.

DON’T MISS VIDEO of Cong. Brady to Koskinen: Following the hearing, Brady had this to say about Commissioner Koskinen’s testimony …     Continue Reading.

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12:25 pm CST - June 18, 2014

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FLYNN: Texas Will Not Accept Immigration, Border Reform Without Securing the Border First


Commitment Must be Complete & Can Not Sustain Compromise

Texas Insider Flynn, Dan 1-23-12smallTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Immigration reform is not an issue that can sustain compromise; it must be a complete commitment if it is to be effective,” says State Representative Dan Flynn, who serves on the Texas House’s Homeland Security Committee, is an active member of The Texas State Guard, and Co-Chairs the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations.     Continue Reading.

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10:00 am CST - June 18, 2014

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Cong. Randy Neugebauer: Balancing National Security, Your Privacy & Providing for Our Troops


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Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — My first priority has always been to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States – it was written not just to protect our individual liberties but to safeguard America against Laura Murphy, Director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), speaks during a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol to demand that Congress investigate the NSA's mass surveillance programs on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Washington.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)our enemies.

Instead of allowing bulk collection and storage of your personal records by the NSA, the House of Representatives last week passed a bill to require the federal government to use “specific selection terms” to collect your data on a case-by-case basis.   Continue Reading.

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8:00 am CST - May 29, 2014

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to Speak in Austin , Wednesday, June 4th


Austin Economic Club’s 2014 Distinguished Lecture & Women in Power Series Luncheon

Brewer-Gov_-Jan-AEC-SAVE-THE-DATE1Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Known for tackling difficult decisions head-on, Gov. Brewer took the oath of office on January 21st, 2009 and immediately assumed control of a State budget crisis deemed to be the nation’s worst, as well as an economy bleeding jobs by the 10′s of 1,000′s.

She vowed to bring Arizona back from the brink … and did.

Don’t miss this exciting  “Women in Power” Series Event     Continue Reading.

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10:31 am CST - May 17, 2014

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The Explainer: Marc Flaster Breaks Down What Texans Need To Know (Economically)


The good figures in Texas are overwhelming everything else, all across the country.”

Texas Insider - Flaster, Marc Sandler O'Neill 5-16-14aTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Many analysts believe that if it wasn’t for the oil & gas growth figures here in Texas, that the employment and national economic growth figures would be negative, instead of positive,” Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

Flaster knows what he’s talking about … and has been advising many of Texas’ 950-odd banks for close to 40 years.   Continue Reading.

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