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Sep 21 2013

Grandparent scam steals from senior Texans

Many scams are designed to prey on the elderly, one of which is the family emergency scam – often known as the grandparent scam. Although variations of this scam have been around for a long time, it has become more sophisticated with the proliferation of information online. To add credibility to their calls and emails, …

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May 18 2013

Rep. Gohmert wins nincompoop roundup

My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that office holders from other states be considered before deciding which one is the nincompoopiest of all. Give credit to Pennsylvania, for example, whose GOP governor, Tom Corbett, recently scored big nincompoop points by explaining why …

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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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May 01 2012

Walmart’s arrogance

The Walmex bribery scandal casts a spotlight on the retail giant’s many offenses in North America. By Chris Tilly The New York Times recently dropped a bombshell about Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and biggest private U.S. employer. The Times revealed that in 2005, an internal Walmart investigation found evidence that its rapidly growing Mexican …

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Feb 21 2012

Go deport yourself

Romney’s “self-deportation” policy is no joke. By Raul A. Reyes I bet Mitt Romney has a sweatshirt that says I (heart) Florida. His victory in the Sunshine State revitalized his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. Florida also gave him an opportunity to explain his immigration policy. Asked how he would deal with undocumented immigrants, …

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Sep 27 2011

Military generals join Texans in calling for border security action

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Despite empty assurances from Washington, communities along the Texas/Mexico border continue to face threats and violence from invading Mexican drug cartels. With the release of our commissioned report, “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” the Texas Department of Agriculture offers a powerful perspective into this national security breach. …

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Apr 21 2011

Think Texas: New website gives Texans a voice on Texas/Mexico border violence

For years now, landowners along the Texas/Mexico border have been victims of threats, violence and intimidation by illegal drug and human trafficking activity spilling over into Texas. Although Washington refuses to acknowledge the growing war along the border, I want to assure you the voices of Texans are now being heard through www.ProtectYourTexasBorder.com, a website …

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