Category Archives: Texas

TSA Anti-Groping bill back on in Texas!

Governor Perry has added the anti-groping bill to the special session. Gov. Rick Perry announced he had added legislation that would make it illegal for TSA agents to engage in “intrusive touching” at airports security checkpoints without probable cause to … Continue reading

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Texas TSA bill: Dewhurst back on board?

According to The Hill, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst has asked Gov. Rick Perry to include the measure in a special session. Dewhurst reported asked lawmakers to withdraw the bill when federal officials threatened to cancel flights to Texas if it passed. … Continue reading

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Open Carry dead in Texas for now

HB 2756, the bill that would have allowed CHL holders to open carry didn’t make it to the calender for this session and is effectively dead. The bill was a long shot since the TSRA didn’t support it* and it … Continue reading

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Texas Open Carry – Action Needed

If you live in Texas call your state representative and tell them to get moving on HB 2756. Time is short. If we can’t get this bill onto the floor by May 12th we wait until 2013 to try again.

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Parking lot bill passes Texas House!

The Texas House passed SB 321, the parking lot bill, yesterday. Yesterday, the Texas House passed Senate Bill 321, NRA-backed employee protection/parking lot legislation sponsored by state Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) and state Representative Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington), by a 117-29 … Continue reading

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Texas still at six.

Come on Texas, we can get to zero if we work at it! If we can get the parking lot bill and the campus carry bills passed this year we’ll be down to two points.

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Open Carry Bill Passes Texas House Committee

Well, I didn’t expect this at all. The House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety wants to take the concealed part out of concealed handgun licenses. The committee voted 5-3 in favor of a bill that would remove the … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Day

April 21st is San Jacinto Day in Texas, commemorating the Battle of San Jacinto where the Texas Army defeated Santa Anna. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle … Continue reading

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Cuero, Texas

I passed through Cuero, Texas this morning and I stopped to take a few photos with the HTC Thunderbolt. Just another small Texas town that has managed to save some of its more interesting downtown buildings.

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Why secure borders matter

70% of illegal immigrants in Texas are on welfare. In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance, with illegal immigrants generally receiving benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children…

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