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DPS Apprehends First of Texas’ Top 10 Most Wanted Illegal Aliens

Just one day after Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a list of the top ten most wanted illegal aliens in Texas, DPS apprehended one of them.  Servando Trejo Duran Jr. is an illegal alien from Mexico who has a long history of criminal activity including homicide, burglary, and...

Phelan Evicts Local GOP from Headquarters

After narrowly avoiding defeat in the Texas GOP primary runoff, Speaker Dade Phelan of Beaumont is evicting the Orange County Republican Party from its offices. In a letter first noted by Kevin Steele of 1813 News, Phelan Investments told his local GOP they must be...

‘This is Why We Lose!’: Texas Democrat Convention Was a Drag

For the second time in a row, the Texas Democrat Convention ended not with a bang but a whimper as attendees fled the convention before business was complete. The lightly attended gathering, which was held in El Paso from Thursday through Saturday, was supposed to be...

Texas Argues Concertina Wire Fencing Case in Court

State attorneys argued against the Biden administration in New Orleans Thursday in defense of Texas’ concertina wire fencing at the Texas-Mexico border. Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement detailing the progress made at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of...

STAAR Results Show Texas Students ‘Held Steady’ Academically

Newly released results of statewide academic assessments show Texas students’ performance “held steady” but “has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels” across all subjects. On Friday, the Texas Education Agency released end-of-course assessment results from the spring...

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ANALYSIS: Turning Texas Into a Refuge From Lawfare

Companies relocating to Texas for its favorable business environment, including corporate welfare, is nothing new, but tumultuous times are increasing the scope and scale of this activity. This week, Wall Street titans Citadel Securities and BlackRock threw their...

Texas Officials Address Ballot Secrecy Concerns

A new ruling issued by the Texas Attorney General’s office reaffirms that government entities have a legal duty to redact personally identifying information on voters’ ballots and other election records when a Public Information Act request is made. “In Texas, voters...