Tag Archive: John Cornyn

Jul 31 2013

Lone Star State: Experiencing Texas’ natural beauty

Whether it’s a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of the Frio River or horseback riding on the trails of the Palo Duro Canyon, Texas is home to 95 diverse state parks, historic sites, and natural areas that offer countless excursions for Texans and the millions who visit our state each year. This month …

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May 22 2013

Military strength depends on stopping sexual assaults

  “We must do everything we can to put an end to these abuses. They are ruining the lives of thousands of patriotic women who wanted only to serve their country but fell prey to men who abused positions of power.’ Recent allegations of sexual assault by members of our armed forces have refocused national …

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Apr 30 2013

Lone Star State: Courage, grace in West Texas

Last week, the small town of West, Texas suffered a terrible tragedy when an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility ripped through the community. Approximately 200 people were wounded, and at least 14 lost their lives. Among these are many of the volunteer first responders who bravely sacrificed their own lives in order to protect …

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Feb 12 2013

Honoring our Greatest Generation

Bob Bearden, U.S. Army 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Recently in Houston, the French Government presented the French Legion of Honor Medal to World War II veterans who served in France during the war. Among the group of honorees were 15 Texas veterans. The medal, France’s highest distinction, was originally established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 …

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Jan 31 2013

Remembering the Space Shuttle Columbia Crew

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Ten years ago this week, on February 1, 2003, America and the world received the tragic news that Mission Control at Johnson Space Center had lost contact with the Space Shuttle Columbia while it was crossing the heavens at nearly 15,000 mph. At approximately 9:00 a.m., within seconds of the last communication received from the …

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Jun 19 2012

Sen. Cornyn on Juneteenth

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, issued the following statement in honor of Juneteenth. Sen. Cornyn is a co-sponsor of a Senate resolution introduced by Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Carl Levin, D-MI, that would designate June 19th, Juneteenth Independence Day, as a National Day of Observance. “I hope all Texans will join me in …

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May 01 2012

The hero of Cinco De Mayo

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn   Texas-born General Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza—one of Cinco de Mayo’s most revered heroes—led his Mexican army to defeat French forces sent by Napoleon III in the critical Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.   Zaragoza was born on March 24, 1829, in a stone house in La Bahía del …

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Aug 17 2011

DHS grant funding

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is encouraging Texas fire departments and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations to apply for grant funding to assist them in purchasing new vehicles, equipment and conducting training exercises. The funding comes through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. “The brave men and …

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