Tag Archive: Greg Abbott

Aug 02 2011

Law signed to prevent sexting

By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott A disturbing new practice known as sexting has become increasingly common among teenage children. This term is used to describe sending or receiving sexually explicit images via mobile telephones. When sexting involves images of minors it can become an issue for law enforcement, because sending or receiving sexually explicit …

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Jul 27 2011

‘Clean scanning’: Two Arlington used car dealerships charged

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged the owner of a certified vehicle emissions inspection station with manipulating the State’s testing protocols. According to the State’s enforcement action, the defendant tampered with the emissions test process in order to ensure substandard vehicles passed their state inspection tests. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office revealed …

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Jul 13 2011

Debt collector charged by Texas AG

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently charged Encore Capital Group, Inc. with falsifying and robo-signing affidavits, attempting to collect debts based upon inaccurate or incomplete account information, and employing unlawful and deceptive debt collection tactics. The State’s enforcement action cites the defendants for committing multiple violations of Texas debt collection laws and the Texas Finance …

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Jul 07 2011

Summer travel

By Texas AG Greg Abbott Summer has arrived, and travel companies across the country are capitalizing on the season by offering airfare, hotel and rental car specials. Fortunately, most vendors are honest brokers who offer good deals to their customers. However, any family trying to stay within their travel budgets should be cognizant of unexpected …

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Jun 07 2011

Preventing bullying and cyber bullying

By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Bullying was once considered an unfortunate – but relatively harmless – schoolyard malady. Today, however, parents, educators and law enforcement officials are increasingly recognizing that bullying is anything but harmless. Young victims of bullying can suffer long-term consequences that haunt them long into adulthood. For the perpetrators, bullying can …

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May 25 2011

Young Texans warned: Top law enforcement officials caution that texting while driving endangers everyone on the road

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw warned young Texans not to read or send text messages while driving. During a joint appearance in Dallas, Attorney General Abbott and Director McCraw discussed the danger that young drivers pose to themselves and others when they attempt to text and …

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Feb 09 2011

Texas AG supports sexting prevention legislation

Under proposed law, teens must make court appearance and complete education program about sexting’s consequences. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined State Sen. Kirk Watson, who announced the filing of Senate Bill 407, legislation that will help curb the dangerous practice of sexting. If enacted, SB 407 would classify a sexting offense as a …

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