Texas Set to Become the First State to Make Buying Sex a Felony Offense
Texas lawmakers have taken a punitive stand against the sex trade in the state by enacting a law that makes the buying of sex in Texas a felony offense. The new law which takes effect from September 1st is in line with the state government’s effort to curb or stamp out human trafficking.Read full story
Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Arrests a Sex Offender And a Mara Salvatrucha Gang Member
The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Border Patrol Sector arrested a convicted sex offender and a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. According to a media release by the U.S. Custom and Border Protection, the Rio Grande City Patrol Station agents working near Salineno, Texas, on Friday morning arrested a group of migrants for entering the United States illegally. One of the groups was a 29-year-old male from El Salvador who is a confirmed member of the MS-13 gang.Read full story
Immigration-Related Legal Tussle Between Texas And U.S. Government Escalates As The DOJ Sues Texas Over Abbott’s Order
There seems to be no end in sight for the U.S-Mexico border issues between Texas and the Federal Government. Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday issued an executive order authorizing the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to reroute civilian vehicles back to their origin point or port of entry or seize the vehicle if they suspect the driver to be transporting migrants who have COVID-19.Read full story
Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order to Restrict Transportation Of Migrant, Citing COVID-19 Risk
Gov. Greg Abbott issued the executive order on Wednesday restricting land transportation of migrants who, according to Gov. Abbott, pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 into Texas communities. The Governor’s order directs the Texas Department of Public Safety to stop “any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion of such violation” and reroute them to their point of origin or point of entry. This order authorizes the Department of Public Safety to impound any vehicle that violates the order.Read full story
Dallas County Raises COVID-19 Threat Level to Orange
Dallas County has moved the COVID-19 threat level to Orange for unvaccinated people. This move is in response to the increasing number of cases and hospitalizations due to the highly infectious Delta variant which has become dominant in the country, and low turnout for vaccination.Read full story
Harris County’s Covid-19 Threat Level Raised From Yellow to Orange, Hidalgo Urged Everyone To Wear Masks
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced during a media briefing Thursday that she was raising the county’s COVID-19 threat Level indicator from level 3: Yellow, which is the system’s second-lowest threat Level, to Level 2: Orange, the system’s second-highest threat level owing to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the county.Read full story
Gov. Greg Abbott Talks Up Importance of Getting Fully Vaccinated, Says He Won’t Issue Another Mask Mandate in Texas
Gov. Greg Abbott said he will not issue another mask mandate in Texas even as new cases and hospitalization continue to increase across the state. The Governor said that he’s working with local officials to make sure that everyone has the supplies they need to get the vaccines if they want them.Read full story
Should The CDC Amend The Current COVID-19 Guidance?
Frontline health workers want everyone to wear a face mask. The number of new cases and hospitalizations in North Texas and across the country has been increasing ever since the Variant of concern (DELTA Variant) became the dominant variant in the United States. This worrisome trend has engendered concerned individuals to question why the CDC's current guidance should remain in place even as fully vaccinated people can get infected by the Delta Variant of COVID-19?Read full story
Texas Land Commissioner Sues Biden Administration Over Pause to Border Wall Construction
The commissioner announced the lawsuit Wednesday stating that his office has sued the Biden administration and the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for illegally preventing the building of a border wall on the Texas-Mexico border.Read full story
A Texan Vaccinated Against Covid-19 In Hospital With Delta Variant
The dreaded Delta Variant is spreading and hospitalizing many people in the US. A vaccinated 64 years old Isaac Cary has been placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of a Texas hospital after contracting the dreaded Delta Variant. He got vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last March, but by June, he started having symptoms of covid 19.Read full story
Would Governor Abbott’s Directive to Members of The Public Utility Commission End Power Outages in Texas?
Gov. Abbott yesterday sent a letter to members of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) directing them to take immediate action to improve electric reliability across the state. These directives build upon the reforms passed in the 87th Legislative Session to improve and increase the power generation capacity and ensure that the power grids are reliable.Read full story
A Record Number of Texans Are Traveling This Weekend.
Make safety a top priority as you enjoy your time alone or with loved ones. It’s beginning to feel like life is back to normal as many Texans pack up and head out for the holiday trip. Having differed many holiday plans due to the virus, Texans are finally going to travel to different destinations for the long-awaited holiday.Read full story
Gov. Greg Abbott, Donald Trump, And The Contentious Border Wall.
Donald Trump’s visit to Texas yesterday Jun 30, 2021, can be seen as a great show of support to Gov Greg Abbott who has resolved to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. Trump met with Gov. Abbott and some members of the Republican Party. They toured the unfinished section of the border wall near the Rio Grande.Read full story
Governor Greg Abbott’s Decision About Unemployment Benefits is Compelling Texans to Get Back to Work
Unemployed Texans have ceased to benefit from every additional unemployment aid after Gov. Greg Abbott decided to opt-out of all federal assistance. These aids which include the $300–per-week supplemental benefit have been helping unemployed Texans to cushion the effects of economic challenges caused by the pandemic.Read full story