AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 11 filed a friend-of-the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious beliefs. A news release from Paxton said the brief filed in regards to the case, Zubik v. Burwell, results from a consolidation of several cases before the court. The Texas attorney general’s office previously had filed briefs in two of those cases.
I “celebrated” a birthday a short time ago. A big one, the kind for which parties are sometimes thrown in one’s honor. But not this time. This wasn’t the best birthday I ever experienced. Celebrating a holiday or milestone is difficult after a death in the family. Many of us have sadly dealt with this example of horridly bad cosmic timing, not that there’s ever a good time to experience a loss.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 8 unveiled his “Texas Plan,” a document promoting the passage of nine constitutional amendments “to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States,” he said.
The longest and one of the most suspicious recounts in Lone Star electoral history continued through Christmas 1928 with the lead of Rep. Harry Wurzbach, the only GOP member of the Texas delegation, growing smaller by the day.
AUSTIN — Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November “are on average two to three times higher than last year.”