UN criticizes Texas pro-life law for ‘opposing its gender politics’

U.S. 09/10/21, 16:29

Several United Nations Human Rights 'experts' harshly condemned the Texas government this week for protecting the human rights of babies in the womb through its new heartbeat law. They argue that unborn babies should not be considered human beings and that the law runs counter to the gender policies promoted ...

Justice Department launches lawsuit against Texas abortion ban

U.S. 09/10/21, 00:37

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the Justice Department filed suit against Texas to block the sweeping abortion law that had gone into effect at the beginning of this month. “The act is clearly unconstitutional under long-standing Supreme Court precedent,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a news conference, according to the Associated ...

Samsung to set up $17 billion chip factory in Taylor, Texas

U.S. 09/08/21, 01:55

The South Korean technology giant, Samsung, has chosen the city of Taylor, Texas, to install a huge electronic chip factory, and it will invest $17 billion.  The plant's location that will generate 1,800 jobs was debated among four other sites, but the extraordinary tax breaks offered along with its geography favored ...

Caitlyn Jenner does not oppose Texas abortion law

U.S. 09/07/21, 15:59

The reality star and candidate for California Governor Caitlyn Jenner, in an interview, said she supported the new abortion restriction enacted in Texas. “I am for a woman's right to choose. I am also for a state having the ability to make their own laws. So I support Texas in that ...

GOP Gov. Abbott signs Texas election integrity bill into law

U.S. 09/07/21, 15:43

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a new election integrity bill into law that is promised to make it "easier to vote and harder to cheat" on Sept. 7. "Election integrity is now law in Texas," he said on Twitter. The governor revealed the legislation increases identification requirements. It also makes it ...

AG Garland says DOJ will protect women’s access to abortion in Texas

U.S. 09/07/21, 00:11

Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the Department of Justice would protect those women seeking abortions in Texas after the state passed a restrictive abortion law. In a statement issued on Monday, Sept. 6, regarding Texas’s bill SB8, Garland said his department is urgently exploring “all options to challenge Texas SB8 in order ...

Texas removes licensing requirement for concealed firearms in public

U.S. 09/06/21, 16:51

Firearm owners may carry concealed guns anywhere in Texas without needing to obtain a state permit starting from Sept. 1. House Bill 1927, also known as the constitutional carry law, lets Texans quietly bear arms on public property without requiring a license. The legislation, which Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed into ...

Planned Parenthood granted restraining order against Texas anti-abortion group

U.S. 09/04/21, 18:19

On Friday, September 3, a Texas judge temporarily blocked an anti-abortion group from legally challenging Planned Parenthood following the state’s newly imposed Right to Life law.  In granting the restraining order, Judge Maya Guerra Gamble in Travis County said the medical provider was subjected to “probable, irreparable, and imminent injury” that ...

Supreme Court allows Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law to proceed

News 09/01/21, 02:42

The Supreme Court late on Tuesday, Aug. 31 handed down their decision to have Texas adopt its abortion ban as soon as September 1 despite calls from some abortion providers to block it. The law, Senate Bill 8, targets abortions when the embryo has shown a heartbeat, or typically six weeks ...

Texas Gov. Abbott tests negative to COVID-19 after speedy recovery

U.S. 08/22/21, 16:55

A Republican from Texas does not seem to be suffering from the deadly disease anymore, a medical examination found. Gov. Greg Abbott tested negative to COVID-19 on Aug. 21. The result came four days after being diagnosed with the breakthrough infection. "I am now testing negative for COVID," he said on Twitter. Abbott ...

Gov. Abbott to establish more COVID-19 antibody infusion centers throughout Texas

News 08/20/21, 15:45

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday, Aug. 19, that the state would deploy additional medical personnel and launch more COVID-19 antibody infusion centers over the next week.  "Front-line health care workers across our state are working tirelessly to keep Texans healthy and safe," said Abbott in a statement. "The substantial increase of infusion ...

Texas: Sex-change surgery on children declared ‘child abuse’

U.S. 08/12/21, 17:31

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has declared that sex-change surgery on children constitutes child abuse, according to Fox News.   The ruling, signed by DFPS Director Jaime Masters, was in response to Gov. Greg Abbott's Aug. 6 request that the agency responsible for protecting children, the elderly, and ...

Judge blocks Texas order to stop vehicles transporting infected migrants

U.S. 08/04/21, 19:24

A federal judge in El Paso blocked a Texas executive order that restricts migrant transport on Aug. 3. Kathleen Cardone issued a temporary restraining order on GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's latest plan to minimize COVID-19 infections. The governor wanted the Texas Department of Public Safety to check vehicles and reroute them, ...

Biden administration cancels 2 Trump-era border wall contracts in Texas

Politics 07/24/21, 00:31

The Biden administration has decided to cancel two contracts issued under the Trump administration to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the two cancellations in a statement on Friday, July 23, making them the first terminations since the Homeland Security Department ...

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