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Texas House Approves Ban on Texting While Driving

According to a report from The Texas Tribune, the Texas House has approved a bill which bans texting while driving in the state. This is not the first time that the bill has been sent to Governor Rick Perry’s desk, however, the governor vetoed the version which he was sent to his office in 2011. … Continue reading

20 Fun and Interesting Facts About The Lone Star State

Ahh, Texas. According to Wikipedia, it “is the second most populous (after California) and the second largest of the 50 U.S. states (after Alaska) in the United States of America. Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and … Continue reading

Father Killed in Texas Bridge Collapse

An Arlington, Texas father was killed in central Texas when a bridge collapsed onto lanes of I-35, according to a report from Fox News. “The Texas Department of Public Safety said the accident happened around noon Thursday in Salado, which is located south of Temple in Bell County. An oversized tractor trailer hit a beam … Continue reading

Blue Bell’s First Recall in 108 Yrs After 3 Deaths Link to Brenham County, Texas

According to a report from ABC News, five people have been sickened by an ice cream related illness and three have died in a Wichita, Kansas hospital. The deaths have been contributed to a foodborne illness which has been linked to Blue Bell ice cream. According to the report, “The FDA says listeria bacteria were … Continue reading

Awesome Texas Summer Getaways

Ahhhh, Texas in the Summertime; scorching heat …which could be extremely humid or terribly dry, depending on which part of the state you’re in. After working through the Winter, and toiling through the Spring, its time to “chill out” on a Texas Summer Getaway. But where should you go and what is there to do? … Continue reading

Appeals Court Refuses Obama’s Request to Block Texas Judge on Immigration

Obama Administration Asks Appeals Court to Block Judge’s Decision Last Thursday the Obama administration pushed forward with its request to a federal appeals court to stall an order by a Texas judge which blocks Obama’s executive order on immigration. Lawyers from the Justice Department filed an emergency motion with the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of … Continue reading

Texas To Execute Gang Hit Man, States Struggling to Find More Execution Drug

Texas is all set to execute a hit man for the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, after he was convicted of beating and strangling a woman from San Antonio. The woman was said to have skimped on paying the gang’s 10 percent tax on drug sales, and therefore the mafia had her executed, according to a … Continue reading

Texas Adds Fewer Jobs, But Unemployment Drops While Population Rises

According to a report from The Dallas Morning News, Texas added the lowest number of jobs that it had in months, since April of 2014. Biz Journal blames an energy sector slump for the decline in jobs. Despite the fact that fewer jobs were added, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent, says an article … Continue reading

Texas Battle Rages On Over Border Patrol Issues

According to a report from the Daily Mail, a Texas governor is claiming that over 20,000 immigrants have crossed the border between Mexico and Texas since January 1 of this year. That’s not even 2 full months, at a rate of 10,000 per month. The report calls Texas “ground zero for the illegal immigration fight,” … Continue reading

Texas Judge Stops Obama Immigration in it’s Tracks!

As NBC News explains, “President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration scheduled to take effect today has been temporarily halted by a ruling by US District Judge Andrew Hanan in Texas, affecting about 638,000 undocumented Asian Americans expected to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expansion and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). While … Continue reading

American Sniper Murder Trial Begins for Chris Kyle on Birthday of Second Victim Chad Littlefield

Many Americans and most Texans have heard of Chris Kyle, American Sniper; but he was not the only hero to die on that fateful day in Glen Rose. Another hero, Chad Littlefield was also murdered in the shooting which took Kyle’s life. As the Star-Telegram explains, “The story of the life and death of Navy … Continue reading

Texas Veterans and the Ways We Honor Them

The Lone Star State is proud of its veterans, and offers many programs and benefits to help and honor them in any way we can. The Texas Veterans Commission is just one organization striving to aid our veterans. There are many others. For those who are looking for benefits and services for Texas veterans, we … Continue reading

Texas Deliciousness: Favorite Foods of the Lone Star State

Most Americans have a love affair with food, but when it comes to Texans, our appetites…and our passion for flavor…is, well, bigger. All states can boast of local cuisine which shares the history and excitement of its home. Texas is no different. The Austin Chronicle explains, “One of the most interesting facets of the American … Continue reading

Dangerous Texas Cities

Earlier this week, we posted an article which detailed some of the reasons why moving to Texas is a good financial plan. You don’t want to move to the wrong areas in the Lone Star State, however, so we are making a list of the most dangerous cities in Texas. Using the FBI Uniform Crime … Continue reading

Executions in the Lone Star State

According to PBS, Texas now executes a great deal more people than any other state in America, although Virginia actually holds the record for most executed overall. The very first execution ever held in what would come to be the United States of America took place in Virginia in 1608. The state has since executed … Continue reading

Financial Advantages of Living in Texas

As Time Magazine points out, “The crisis may be over (for the time being) in Washington. But the crisis for America’s middle class continues, as middle-income jobs get harder to find and the cost of living gets harder to bear. Where can Americans turn for answers? In a word: Texas.” According to the US Census … Continue reading

“Stand With the Prophet” Rally to Honor Muhammad to be Held in Texas:Uproar Ensues

Last week twelve people were massacred by Muslim terrorists in France at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine simply because the satirical magazine published cartoons which the Muslims felt insulted their prophet Muhammad. One week later, on Saturday, January 17, a rally to support Muhammad is scheduled to be held in America, and many are … Continue reading

Less-Known Texans We Lost – 2014

The year 2014 brought several losses to the Great State of Texas. Some were newsworthy for political reasons, some for cultural reasons, and others because of their great contributions to the business world. According to Texas Monthly, the state lost a number of people who were quite influential, and made the national news. There were, … Continue reading

Saying ‘Goodbye’ to Rick Perry

When Texas Governor Rick Perry took office back in 2000, many did not expect much from him. As a matter of fact, some felt that he had only managed to find himself in the governor’s seat after switching parties, sliding into the position of agriculture commissioner, and becoming lieutenant-governor, and all with the help of … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of a Jeb Bush Presidency

By Angela Kaye Mason, Contributor It isn’t often that we hear a politician admit that they may not be a good candidate. Surprisingly, that is exactly what Jeb Bush said at a CEO council meeting for The Wall Street Journal. “I don’t know if I’d make a good candidate or a bad one,” he shared … Continue reading

Top “Must See” Texas Attractions

By Angela Mason, Contributor For those who are planning a vacation to Texas, or even those who call the Lone Star State home, there are several attractions that are absolute “must sees.” To make things just a bit simpler, we have compiled a list of our favorites, so be sure to add them to your … Continue reading

Texas Considers Finally Allowing Open Carry of Handguns

By Angela Mason, Contributor Despite the fact that everything you know about Texas would likely lead you to believe otherwise, the Lone Star State is one of the very few states left in American which still bans the open carry of handguns. It is a fact that makes many question all they’ve heard about Texas … Continue reading

“Merry Christmas” Protected By Law in Texas

By Angela Kaye Mason, Contributor War on Religion Nothing New, But Texas says it’s ok to say “Merry Christmas” at School The war on religion is nothing new to mankind. For centuries, man has fought man over something as simple as what he believes in. While it would seem that over time, mankind would learn … Continue reading

Texas Leads Group of 17 States Suing Obama on Immigration

By Angela Kaye Mason, Contributor Abbot Announces States to Sue Obama On December 3, 2014, Texas Republican Gov-elect Greg Abbot made the official announcement that his state will be leading a coalition of seventeen states which are suing Obama and his administration over Obama’s recent executive order on immigration reform. The heads of each of … Continue reading

Texas ‘No Refusal Weekend’ Ruled Unconstitutional

By Angela Kaye Mason, Contributor On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the controversial “no refusal weekend” was unconstitutional. This law formerly allowed police to take blood sampled from drivers, even if the driver refused. Is ‘No Refusal’ an ‘Unreasonable Search & Seizure’? Recently, the implementation of the “no … Continue reading

Bringing in Disease-Carrying Immigrants is a Recipe for Pandemic

By Angela K. Mason, Tex.Org Contributor On November 20, 2014, President Obama made a televised announcement informing Americans of sweeping changes that would be coming to the immigration system. These changes were made by executive action, without the permission of Congress…or the American people. Included in these changes is the extension of protection from deportation … Continue reading

The Lone Star Elite: Who Are the Richest Folks in Texas?

By Angela Kaye Mason, Tex.Org Contributor In 2013, Texas had more Forbes 400 listers than any other state except California and New York, with 41 slots being filled up with people from the Lone Star state. This year, Texas comes in at third place again, this time with 39 of Forbes’ slots being filled with … Continue reading

Controversial Textbooks In Texas Classrooms

By Angela Kaye Mason, Tex.Org Contributor Bryan McLeroy and the Texas State School Board Thanks to the Texas state school board, there could be very controversial changes coming to the textbooks in our Texas classrooms. It all started with a dentist by the name of Don McLeroy from Bryan, Texas, who apparently agrees with Winston … Continue reading