Some Texas applicants for welfare would be subjected to drug testing and would be permanently cut off if they fail three times under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate.
The bill covers Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program applicants. The program, which provides poor people with money for food, clothing, housing and other basic needs, distributes about $90 million to more than 100,000 Texans annually. The amount of the [...]
by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
No state is perfect, but Texans like to think theirs is pretty close, especially when it comes to whose elected officials are more apt to pursue policies and legislation which enhance freedom, liberty and self-reliance.
Privacy advocates and experts say two new pieces of legislation dealing with mobile phone privacy recently introduced in Texas are among the “most sweeping” they’ve ever seen, adding that “the proposed legislation [...]
Texas was its own nation before joining the United States, and many jokes have been made about some Texans still not recognizing that “other government” with which it now is affiliated.
But lawmakers there are drawing attention by considering a law that would have Texas review how it would respond should the U.S. government no longer be there to send federal tax revenue back to the state.
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If Democrats are serious about trying to turn Texas blue, they should get a gander at a just-released poll of Lone Star State voters that found 67 percent of Republican respondents support the impeachment of President Obama.
Of greater concern for liberals: the poll was conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
As a whole, Texans opposed impeachment 50 percent to 39 percent.
But in the crosstabs, PPP broke this down by party affiliation with [...]
As of 3:40 p.m. ET, more than 25,000 Texans have already signed the petition on The White House website to let Texas peacefully secede from United States of America and “create its own NEW government.”
The petition, created on Nov. 9, argues for secession, stating:
The Texas Attorney General threatens UN with arrest and the Obama Administration comes out and tries to trump that and offer the UN immunity from arrest? Unacceptable. Texas needs to double down and stand it’s ground. The arrests need to be made, made publicly. Show the UN and the Obama Administration that Texas will not be pushed around.
As we publicized earlier this week, “United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central [...]
September 28, 2012
Infowars reporters travel to San Antonio to meet End the Fed protesters.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has, today, sent a letter to HHS SecretaryKathleen Sebelius telling her—in no uncertain terms—what she can do with Obamacare. The missive comes as 6.2 million Texans—one quarter of the entire population of the state—continue to live without any healthcare coverage whatsoever.
This from Perry’s letter to Sebelius—
If anyone was in doubt, we in Texas have no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. I [...]
The Dallas, Texas, branch of the NAACP has called for a ban on the state lottery, claiming that it is a drain on the finances of low-income people, and especially minorities, who can least afford games of chance.
Chapter President Juanita Wallace said many people have spent all their hard-earned money in hopes of striking it rich, but instead, the lottery has left their finances in shambles.
‘It’s an addiction,‘ she told CNN.
May 7, 2012
SEE PETITION: Mitt Romney debate Ron Paul (Houston, TX on May 24th, 2012)
With Rick Santorum out and Newt Gingrich close behind him, most Republicans would say that the primary contest is over and Mitt Romney is all but officially the GOP nominee.
However, Chelsea Willis from Batson, Texas, and more than 6,000 others who have signed heronline petition would beg to differ. The petition, posted on change.org, calls for [...]
February 22, 2012
Leftists shine when it comes to direct action. And that’s what they are doing in Greece and elsewhere in Europe in response to bankster imposed austerity measures – direct action at the point of highway robbery.
In the above video, we see students and unemployed workers shutting down public transportation toll collection. It’s called the “I Won’t Pay” movement. It began last year in Greece and has spread to other [...]
Monday, December 5, 2011
Prominent peace, truth, and liberty activists, John Bush of Texans for Accountable Government and Matthew Medina of We Are Change, were arrested for not jumping when a power-tripping cop asks them to jump.
Call the Austin Police Department to demand that charges are dropped:
Police Chief Art Acevedo at 512-974-5030, switchboard 512-974-5000, police monitor 512-974-9090.
During Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum all took shots at Rick Perry’s record on illegal immigration. Bachmann said that Texas’s law allowing in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants acted like a “magnet” for illegal immigrants. Perry’s response was forceful and personal. “I don’t think you have a heart,” Perry told his critics.
“If you [...]
Don begins to roll onshore over South Texas, Friday, July 29, 2011.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has pinpointed Don’s landfall to occur this evening, near Baffin Bay, just south of Corpus Christi and north of Brownsville.
Don will be a strong tropical storm at landfall with “maximum sustained winds between 50 and 70 mph,” according to AccuWeather.com Tropical Weather and Hurricane Expert Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski.
People should not just focus [...]
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking Texans to reduce their pull on the grid this afternoon between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Yellow Conservation Alert was issued at about noon Thursday. ERCOT said high temperatures across the state were resulting in a near-record demand for power.
“We are expecting the statewide power supplies to be very tight over [...]
Gov. Rick Perry in New York City – AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
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 the list of items for the legislature to consider during the special session.
The measure had previously failed to pass in the Texas Senate after the [...]
State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with.
The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal [...]
Upset about invasive screening techniques at the airport, the Lone Star State was considering a bill that would make a TSA patdown that involves touching “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person including through the clothing” a misdemeanor, allowing Texas law enforcement to arrest TSA officials and charge them with sexual harassment. It would have meant that TSA officials could be fined $4,000 and spend up to [...]
(Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry called on Texans to pray for rain as cooler temperatures on Thursday helped firefighters contain wildfires that have charred more than 1.5 million acres across the state.
Perry, a Republican, sought increased federal help in combating the blazes last weekend and urged Texans to ask the same from a higher power over the Easter holiday weekend.
“Throughout our history, [...]