Category Archives: State News

Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border

DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. Other National News Massive Data Breach At Equifax: As Many As 143 Million Social Security Numbers HackedSep 7, 2017 “Greatest Evacuation In History” – 650,000 Ordered To Leave Florida [VIDEO]Sep 7, 2017 This Houston Suburb […]

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Perry Urges Stronger Federal Action on Border Crisis

MCALLEN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. The governor’s testimony highlighted the inability of the federal government to secure the border, and touched on efforts that the state is undertaking to […]

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Blinn Awarded State Grant for Cutting-edge Hospital Simulation Equipment

Funds will allow Associate Degree Nursing students even greater simulation opportunities A grant from the Texas Comptroller worth almost $270,000 will help Blinn College expand its renowned simulation experience for tomorrow’s nursing professionals. Blinn was awarded $269,320 from the state’s Job Building Fund, which was designed by the Texas Legislature to fund training in high-demand occupations. The College is required to […]

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Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Direct DPS to Immediately Begin Law Enforcement Surge Operations Along Texas-Mexico Border

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border. State leaders have authorized DPS to […]

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Ethical Questions Continue To Mount On The Wendy Davis Campaign

Amid increasing scrutiny regarding legislator ethics, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis profited from government bond work as a co-bond counsel through her law firm Newby Davis PLLC, according to San Antonio press.  Breitbart.com – Just last month, Newby Davis helped float a $201.5 million bond for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and a $319 million bond for the Tarrant Regional Water District, according to […]

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Texas Takes Eighth for GDP Growth in 2013

Dallas Business Journal – Texas ranked eighth in the nation for gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2013, according U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Oil and gas contributed significantly to the state’s GDP numbers, which grew 3.7 percent between the two years. However, other industries, including electronics, Texas’ number two product category, also continued to see […]

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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from waste-water. Yes, that includes water from toilets. The plan to recycle the water became necessary after three years of extreme drought, which has also imposed some harsh restrictions on Wichita Falls residents, says Mayor Glenn Barham. “No […]

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