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As interest fades in Texas border towns, gunfire and drug smuggling crisis quietly continues

Illegal immigration, drug smuggling causes conflict at small Texas town.

Texas Gov. Abbott Wants Stronger Penalties in Voting Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking his state legislature to increase the penalty for anyone convicted of illegal voting.

Biden Orders ‘Sweeping,’ ‘Unprecedented’ Vaccine Mandates for Millions of Americans, Politicians Vow to Fight Back

President Biden on Thursday laid out a plan to boost vaccination numbers that includes vaccine mandates for all federal contractors, healthcare workers and businesses with more than 100 employees — who face thousands in fines if they don’t comply.

Democrats unhinged after SCOTUS allows Texas law barring abortions after 6 weeks to take effect: ‘Chaos on the ground’

A new pro-life law in Texas that bars abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — or as early as six weeks into pregnancy — is infuriating Democrats both statewide and on the national stage.

Texas GOP Passes Bill Banning 24-Hour, Drive-Thru Voting As Democrats Vow to ‘Fight on House Floor’

Democrats hoping to stall a GOP-sponsored restrictive election bill ended a 38-day walkout on 19 August, allowing the legislature to reach a quorum, after a week earlier the Republican-led state Senate passed their version of the voting bill after a 15-hour filibuster by one of the Senate's leading Democrats. Sen. Carol Alvardo.

Texas GOP Passes Bill Banning 24-Hour, Drive-Thru Voting As Democrats Vow to ‘Fight on House Floor’

Democrats hoping to stall a GOP-sponsored restrictive election bill ended a 38-day walkout on 19 August, allowing the legislature to reach a quorum, after a week earlier the Republican-led state Senate passed their version of the voting bill after a 15-hour filibuster by one of the Senate's leading Democrats. Sen. Carol Alvardo.

Texan House speaker signs arrest warrant for 52 runaway Democrats after lawmakers fled state to block passage of Republican bill

A senior Texan lawmaker has signed an arrest warrant for 52 Democrats who fled the state to avoid voting on a controversial Republican bill which cannot be passed into law without the presence of five more lawmakers.

Texas Democrats Who Fled State Sue Governor Abbott For ‘Anxiety, Distress, Discomfort’

Texas Democrats who fled the state to avoid voting on a GOP-backed voter integrity bill have filed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, and State Rep. James White.

Prominent Republicans Ask Supreme Court To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Republican leaders such as Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed on his state to overturn two major abortion cases in the U.S.: Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey from 1992.

Federal judge indefinitely blocks enforcement of Biden administration’s 100-day deportation freeze

Texas sued to block the ban on Biden's third day in office. Federal Judge Drew Tipton had already temporarily paused it twice prior to Tuesday night's order.

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