Schools may be Texas’ next immigration fight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right to a public education for all students regardless of legal status, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that decision is another longstanding precedent worth challenging. The Republican is raising the idea of Texas mounting a renewed challenge over school funding for children […]

23 injured in Texas storms; more tornadoes forecast in US

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept through central Texas as part of a storm system that was expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds Wednesday. The storms caused widespread damage Tuesday in Salado, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Austin. Bell County Judge David Blackburn said 23 people […]

Officials urge Texas to declare border ‘invasion’

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Trump administration officials are pressing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to declare an “invasion” along the U.S.-Mexico border and give thousands of state troopers and National Guard members sweeping new authority to turn back migrants, essentially bestowing enforcement powers that have been a federal responsibility. The urging comes as the Republican […]

Storms tear into Texas, Oklahoma then move into Deep South

ELGIN, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and more than two dozen were injured when tornadoes tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma damaging a school, homes and businesses, before the storm system continued its destructive path Tuesday into Louisiana and Mississippi. High winds uprooted trees in Ridgeland, Mississippi, as a possible tornado passed […]

Operation Lone Star Continues To Secure The Border, Crack Down On Human Smuggling

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, March 22 – Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard are continuing to work together to secure the border, stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas, and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal […]

Texas flagged 27,000 mail ballots for rejection in primary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 27,000 mail ballots in Texas were flagged for rejection in the first test of new voting restrictions enacted across the U.S., jeopardizing votes cast by Democrats and Republicans alike and in counties big and small, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. It puts the rate of rejected […]

Democrat Texas prosecutors refuse to follow Governor Abbott’s, Attorney General Paxton’s directives regarding anti-child-gender modification enforcement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Dallas and Austin, February 25 – Several Texas prosecutors, all Democrats, have announced their refusal to enforce Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s directive and Attorney General Ken Paxton’s formal opinion calling for criminal prosecution of child gender modifications as “child abuse” under the Texas Family Code. On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Dallas […]

Abortions in Texas fell 60% in 1st month under new limits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions in Texas fell by 60% in the first month under the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. in decades, according to new figures that for the first time reveal a full accounting of the immediate impact. The nearly 2,200 abortions reported by Texas providers in September came after a […]

AG Paxton, Governor Abbott fight to keep nuclear waste dump out of Texas

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and New Orleans, February 10 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on behalf of the State of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott yesterday urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans to vacate a federal license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that would bring spent […]

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