County Judge Richard Cortez recently told local reporters there's a nursing shortage and that keeping up with COVID-19 hospitalization of residents has not been easy. In addition, the rise in asylum seekers testing positive for COVID-19 is also tipping the scale. “We’re seeing that they’re coming in with a high infection for COVID, and there’s no room for them anymore,” said the Hidalgo County Judge.
"The Biden Administration has created a constitutional crisis between the federal government and the State of Texas. Until President Biden and his Administration do their jobs to enforce the laws of our nation, Texas will continue to step up to protect our communities and uphold the rule of law,” said Gov. Abbott after the Biden Administration sued the state to halt its efforts to deal with illegal immigrants entering the state, facilitating a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
"Right now, I'm working with my Republican colleagues to stop all mask mandates for all Americans – regardless of vaccination status. Texans and Americans deserve leaders who stand unequivocally on the side of freedom... to prevent the federal government from creating a vaccine passports and a vaccine database to track Americans based on their vaccination status," says Senator Texas Cruz.
“As Laredo is an underserved medical community with limited resources, it simply cannot accommodate a surge in COVID-19 positives” coming across the border, says the lawsuit seeking to halt the president’s policy of transferring 100s of people into Laredo every day. There were 99 CoronaVirus cases reported between July 1st-7th, a significant increase from June's COVID-19 cases.
"Here’s what Speaker Pelosi decreed: ‘If you dare walk in the hallways of Congress without a mask, I, Speaker Pelosi, will arrest you. I will put you in jail, I will find you.’ That is an absolute & complete abuse of power. She has no authority to disrespect the men & women who work here, to threaten you with imprisonment. And why does she do so? For one reason: Political Theater."
“Joe Biden & Kamala Harris want darkness on the Border Disaster that they have created. Not only that, they’re (now) proposing to make it worse – Joe Biden's talking about ending the tool that's allowed us to prevent people with COVID from being released into this country," said Sen. Ted Cruz, calling on the Biden-Harris Administration to address the most recent public health crisis on our southern border.
Is there a "Biden Border Crisis"? Illegal border crossings averaged 70,000 a month during the four months before Biden took office. In February, his first full month as president, that number was 97,640. In June it hit 188,829. Illegal border crossings are at a 20-year high. So, you be the judge.
“Texans are tired of watching their Border Communities disregarded by the Biden Administration’s ‘look-the-other-way' approach to the ongoing crisis. The issue here is simple – no man is above the law, and that includes President Biden. Today, on behalf of the people of Texas, I am suing President Biden on the grounds that he is illegally preventing the border wall from being constructed," said Texas Land Comm. George P. Bush.
“Democrats just voted to allow taxpayer-funding of abortions, and to force healthcare workers to participate,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy after Democrats defeated a long-agreed to prohibition, which for 44 years has stopped the use of U.S. taxpayer's dollars to go toward the funding of abortions. "Today the Democrat Party has shown just how radical they've become."
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Optimus Steel, LLC (“Optimus Steel”) will establish a new rebar line and coil handling facility in Orange County, Texas.
"Because of President Biden's outright refusal to secure the border, Texas is stepping up to continue the work of the Trump Administration by building a wall and restoring Law & Order along the border," said Gov. Greg Abbott as he welcomed former President Donald Trump for a Border Security Briefing with State Officials and Law Enforcement Officers in Weslaco, Texas, prior to touring a portion of the unfinished border wall in Pharr, Texas.
"If the Federal Government's going to ignore its duty to secure our border, Texas will do their job for them,” said State Sen. Dawn Buckingham, travelling to join former President Donald Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott and other Statewide Law Enforcement Officials during their Wednesday visit to the Rio Grande Valley Border Sector. Following the border tour, Buckingham will participate in FOX News' nationally televised Town Hall with Sean Hannity later in the evening.
An estimated 7-or-8% of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, and women are about twice as likely as men (10% to about 4%) to suffer from it. PTSD occurs after someone experiences or witnesses a life-threatening event, and can last long enough to impair the person’s daily life.
"Texas will always be the leader in defending the 2nd Amendment, which is why we built a barrier around gun rights this session," said Gov. Greg Abbott, signing seven pieces of legislation into law to protect the 2nd Amendment Rights of Texans across the state. "Thank you to the Texas Legislature for getting these bills to my desk," Abbott said. Here's why.
"Texas is doing more than any state has ever done, but it's clear more is needed. In the Biden Administration's absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall," said Gov. Abbott, announcing several key components of Texas' plan to build a border wall after the State Legislature allocated $1.1 billion dollars — a record for the State of Texas.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed two bills into law that legislators passed to protect Texans against the far-left Democrat's national push to enact a "Culture of Wokeism" – effectively banning homeless "camping" on public property in Texas and abolishing the teaching of "Critical Race Theory" in Texas classrooms.
Saying the Biden Administration had deliberately undermined the nation's border security and turned the entire country into “one giant sanctuary city,” former President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon that he'd “accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border.”
“The Texas Dept. of Public Safety will work with Local Officials to arrest anyone who enters our state illegally… We want to create an environment where people will choose NOT TO come across the border because its not what they were expecting. Its not the Red Carpet the Federal Administration rolls out for them... and the ability to arrest will be enhanced by building border barriers,” said Gov. Greg Abbott, hosting a Border Security Summit in Del Rio where he announced a new Texas Border Security Plan to crack down on illegal border crossings.
With record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border — and with four months of counting still to go in the government's fiscal year— Vice President Kamala Harris's "Border Czar" efforts to address the "root causes" of the Biden Border Crisis are coming under growing criticism – including from members of her own Democrat Party.
Facebook's record on conspiracy theories is wretched. It happily spread stories of President Trump's "collusion" with Russia for years – a truly idiotic conspiracy for which no evidence ever emerged – and is stifling any mention that COVID-19 could have emerged from a lab leak in China. That's 0-for-2 on two huge stories, with both errors pointing in the same political direction.