Just as Anyone with More than Two Brain Cells Predicted: Illegal Border Crossings Decline for Third Consecutive Month

Border crossings declined for the third consecutive month in October. After a major influx of migrants overwhelmed the southwestern border throughout much of the spring and summer, unauthorized crossings in October were down for the third straight month, federal authorities announced on Monday, with the number of Haitians plummeting by more than 90 percent. ButContinue reading “Just as Anyone with More than Two Brain Cells Predicted: Illegal Border Crossings Decline for Third Consecutive Month”

Texas GOP Desperately Attempts to Rob Texans of Their Political Voice

Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign off on the changes, which must reach his desk by Tuesday. Civil rightsContinue reading “Texas GOP Desperately Attempts to Rob Texans of Their Political Voice”

Almost Half of ICU Patients in North Texas Have Covid

Nearly half of all ICU patients in North Texas have COVID-19, according to Sunday numbers from the DFW Hospital Council. The group is reporting that 48.79% of North Texas ICU patients have COVID-19, and there are just 53 staffed ICU beds available in the area. There are currently more than 800 COVID-19 patients in NorthContinue reading “Almost Half of ICU Patients in North Texas Have Covid”

Ted Cruz Continues to be an Embarrassment to the Great State of Texas

A law professor who testified during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Wednesday told Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that his home state’s voter ID laws were among those that could be considered racist. In a hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution titled “Restoring the Voting Rights Act: Combating Discriminatory Abuses,” Cruz, the subpanel’s ranking member,Continue reading “Ted Cruz Continues to be an Embarrassment to the Great State of Texas”

This is the Result of Making Migrants Wait 23 Years for a Green Card

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday became the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit the remote and beleaguered border town of Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of migrants, mostly Haitians, are living under the international bridge in hopes of claiming asylum. During a news conference on the Del Rio International Bridge — which remainedContinue reading “This is the Result of Making Migrants Wait 23 Years for a Green Card”

Texas Boog-Boy Convicted for Attempting to Murder Police

A Texas man linked to the “boogaloo” movement who livestreamed threats to kill police was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer. On Thursday, a jury in Bowie County found 38-year-old Aaron Caleb Swenson guilty of attempted capital murder of a peace officer and foundContinue reading “Texas Boog-Boy Convicted for Attempting to Murder Police”

Texans Playing with Fire Risk Getting Burned

The unusual legal strategy used to ram through a ban on most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues. While private residents filing lawsuits is a fixture of some arenas like environmental law, some warn that expanding it and applying itContinue reading “Texans Playing with Fire Risk Getting Burned”

Another Homicidal Qanon Follower

Police in West Texas this week arrested Joseph Angel Alvarez, 38, who allegedly targeted a couple – killing the wife in the process – because they voted for Biden, and had a Biden flag and “a doll of Trump hanging” outside their home. Alvarez, arrested September 8 nearly a year after the murder, is beingContinue reading “Another Homicidal Qanon Follower”

Ode to Abbott ‘Lead, Follow, or Get the F*ck Out of the Way’

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued six school districts for instating mask mandates governing at a local level in defiance of the governor’s ban. In May, Texas’ Republican Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning schools from instating mask mandates for students and faculty. At least 108 of Texas’ 1,247 public schoolContinue reading “Ode to Abbott ‘Lead, Follow, or Get the F*ck Out of the Way’”

Texas Lawmakers Supported Statewide Vaccine Mandates a Decade Ago. Now, They’re Anti-Vaxx

In 2011, the Texas Legislature led the country and overwhelmingly passed the first law requiring meningitis vaccines for students under 22 enrolling in college. Ten years later, lawmakers have been asked to again consider a vaccination mandate. This time, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea is facing a much more skeptical reception. Whether to issueContinue reading “Texas Lawmakers Supported Statewide Vaccine Mandates a Decade Ago. Now, They’re Anti-Vaxx”