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STATE REP. HUNTER: Toys for Tots is a Great Place to Bring the Joy of Christmas to Needy Children

In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to bring attention to certain efforts in Texas and the Coastal Bend that benefit many families during the holiday season. Toys-for-Tots is a nationwide campaign with strong Texas roots and participation in the Corpus Christi & Port Aransas areas. The initiative began in 1947 when Marine Major Bill Hendricks collected and donated 5,000 toys to children in their city.

12.03.2021
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As Biden Approval Rating Plummets to 36%, GOP Surges to Largest Mid-Term Election Preference in 40 Years

As 52% of Registered Voters say they “Strongly Disapprove” of Mr. Biden’s performance in office, just 18.2% “approve.” And if that isn't enough to worry Democrats, those identifying as "Independents" – who often provide the winning margin in elections – say they'd support a GOP candidate over a Democrat 50%-to-32% in the Generic Congressional Ballot question, their largest lead since 1981.

12.02.2021
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Sen. Cruz Questions District Judge Nominee: Is Biden ‘Trying to Put Judicial Robes on That Partisan & Radical Agenda’

“This first year in office, President Biden has made a pattern of nominating extremists, partisans, and radicals to serve in the administration – but especially to serve on the bench. And unfortunately, that pattern continues today. Mr. Ho, you will not be surprised that I want to address some questions to you," said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to judicial nominee Dale E. Ho of his history of hyper partisan rhetoric.

12.02.2021
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A.G. Paxton’s Office Announces $15.3 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment in Texas City Y Oil Spill & Nat­ur­al Resources Dam­age Case

The damages occurred on March 22, 2014, when a barge owned and operated by Kirby Inland Marine, LP (“Kirby”) collided with a cargo ship in Galveston Bay near Texas City.

12.02.2021
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Comptroller Hegar Announces Transfer of $2.9 Billion to State Highway & Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he recently completed the transfer of more than $2.91 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”).

12.02.2021
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The Kamala Conundrum -- Why Dems Are Stuck With Her

"With Kamala Harris looking unelectable, the Democrats are considering the nuclear option. Whispers in Washington suggest Joe Biden's camp has a plan to find a more popular replacement ahead of the 2024 battle."

12.02.2021
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Biden's 'Build Back Better' Has Many Provisions Extraordinarily Unpopular with American Voters

60% of voters nationwide now oppose the payments to Illegal Immigrants provisions in Joe Biden & Congressional Democrat's "Build Back Better" plan – just 28% support them. 73% oppose the plan's idea to give the IRS more access to our personal and business financial information – because 72% think the IRS already collects too much personal information and will target political enemies. 

12.01.2021
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Biden to Release 50 Million Barrels of Oil From Strategic Petroleum Reserve

As increasingly higher gas prices continue to affect Americans across the country, President Joe Biden announced the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPRO – a U.S. supply of oil stored underground and kept for times of "emergency."

11.30.2021
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Cruz, Cornyn, Cong. Van Duyne & Others Demand Answers from U.S Dept. of Ed for Political Investigation of Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX

​​​​​​​"Given Carroll ISD’s achievements in education, we are concerned the Department of Education will conduct an authoritarian-style retaliation against the community. We are concerned the Department will use this complaint to launch a politically motivated investigation of a thriving district whose parents disagree with this administration’s policies," said the Members of Congress signing the letter.

11.30.2021
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Dr. Fauci Claims 'I Am Science,’ Sen. Cruz calls Him ‘The Most Dangerous Bureaucrat in the History of the Country’

"He didn’t discuss any of the substance. Instead he basically did the Beavis & Butthead defense. He just screamed ‘liars’ at everything. But facts are stubborn things," Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, discussing Dr. Anthony Fauci’s contradictory statements regarding masks, the possibility of more shutdowns, and school closures under President Biden. Read highlights of his interview below.

11.30.2021
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Texas Workforce Commission Adopts No New Increases to Employer Tax Rates for 2022

This action is a result of the statutory authority of the Commission and was supported by funding from Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), passed during the 3rd Special Session of the 87th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott.

11.30.2021
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GOODMAN: What Is Systemic Racism? And If Racism Isn’t Their Motive, What Is?

Human beings are by nature tribal. We are tribal because our ancestors were tribal. Our ancestors were tribal because tribalism had evolutionary survival value. Someone who loved his neighbor (that is, a member of another tribe) as much as himself would not have been of much value in tribal warfare. That brings us to the notion of "systemic racism."

11.30.2021
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McCAUL: New Samsung Mega-Facility in Taylor, TX will Ensure Texas is a Leader in Chip Manufacturing

Last week, I joined Gov. Abbott, Sen. Cornyn and Congressman John Carter for the announcement of Samsung's new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, TX. This move will help alleviate the supply chain shortage that has impacted the prices and availability of everything from your phone to your car, and even our nation's advanced weapons systems.

11.29.2021
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AG Pax­ton, Texas Join Effort to Defend Ari­zona's Anti-Eugen­ics Abor­tion Law

"The right to life does not exclude people with different genetics,” said Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton, joining a 17-State Coalition in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in support of an Arizona law that prohibits abortions based solely on a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis.

11.29.2021
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New Freshwater Aquifer Discovered by Texas Railroad Commission in West Texas

“It’s because of oil and gas exploration that we found this aquifer," said James Harcourt, manager of the Texas Railroad Commission’s Groundwater Advisory Unit whose geologists have identified and mapped a deep, underground aquifer that could yield appreciable volumes of fresh water. So far the aquifer appears to be at least 3,000 square miles in area, and averages about 1,000 feet in thickness.

11.29.2021
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State Rep. Clardy Appointed to Texas Sunset Advisory Commission 

"The agencies currently under review are of the utmost interest to the people of Texas, especially the Public Utility Commission and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which are responsible for ensuring dependable and affordable energy for our growing state and her citizens," said Rep. Clardy upon being named to the government accountability enhancing Texas Sunset Commission.

11.29.2021
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HANSON: Americans Have Lost Confidence in the Pillars of Our Nation

Millions of citizens long ago concluded that Professional Sports, Academia, and Entertainment were no longer disinterested American "institutions," but rather are far Left and deliberately hostile to Middle America. Mass looting are now going unpunished, and indictments are often aimed as much against those who defend themselves as they are against the criminals who attack the innocent.

11.29.2021
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Gov. Abbott, Samsung Announce New $17 Billion Manufacturing Facility in Tiny Taylor, TX

​​​​​​​"Samsung's new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor will bring countless opportunities for hardworking Texans and their families, and will play a major role in our state's continued exceptionalism in the industry. I look forward to expanding our partnership to keep the Lone Star State a leader in advanced technology, and a dynamic economic powerhouse," said Gov. Abbott.

11.24.2021
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12.03.2021

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