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3 hrs ago | Farmington Daily Times

Editorial: Perry's grandstanding hurts border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border on an ill-defined mission will waste taxpayer dollars and not address any real problems currently facing the state.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Key questions about Rick Perry's border plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday, July 21, that he will deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year.


Related Topix: Texas, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform, North America, World News, Mexico

General: Guard to take observation role at border

Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic while U.S. Border Patrol agents deal with a record spike of unaccompanied minors entering the country.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Gov. Perry announces September 9 Special Election for Senate District 28

Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who has left to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Monterey County Herald

10 Things to Know for Tuesday, July 22

Gaza was heavily bombarded through night and morning with several mosques also targeted.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Perry sending National Guard troops to Texas border



Related Topix: Prison, Texas, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors

Even Well-Governed States Like Texas Face Serious Financial Challenges

Texas is often viewed as a bastion of economic conservatism and fiscal responsibility.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBS News

Texas residents fed up with surge of illegal immigrants

Following Texas Gov. Rick Perry's authorization to deploy 1,000 National Guardsman to the Mexican border, many residents of the Lone Star state are wondering what took so long.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Illegal Immigration, US News

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme... A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds... Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Food, Beef, Meat, Wildfire, Fire, Natural Disasters, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas


Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: Texas, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Daily Mail

Paraplegic man, 34, 'shoots brother dead to protect sister in family dispute'

The final indignity: Horror as bodies of MH17 crash victims are lined up on side of dirt track, tossed into dumpster trucks and carted off to morgue train after being left in 85F heat for three days Defiant Putin warns the West not to use MH17 tragedy for 'selfish political ends', as Ukraine accuses Russia of spiriting away shrapnel-hit bodies to ... (more)


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Family, Kids, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Here is the latest Texas news from The Associated Press

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured prisoners to hospitals.


Related Topix: Texas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rick Perry, US Governors

...Troops to Head to Rio Grande Valley, Ranches in North Texas

MCALLEN, Texas-Texas media outlets are reporting Texas Governor Rick Perry is preparing to deploy the Texas National Guard to portions of the Texas/Mexico border.


Related Topix: Texas, McAllen, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Free Republic

Obama administration has been warned of rise in child migrants since 2012

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., told the Post that while Democrats were aware of the urgent problem, they feared that speaking out about the problem too much would make it too politically difficult for Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.


Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Lucille Roybal-Allard, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Perry, US Governors, Immigration Reform

2014: A costly election year

With control of the Legislature hanging in the balance, the cost of the battle for Texas Senate District 10 in North Texas is soaring, and likely to get a lot more expensive.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Rice University


Elderly Texas Woman Found Dead In Home Was Likely Murdered

Even with clearing skies Saturday afternoon, temps will only manage to reach the 80's in most places.


Related Topix: Texas, The 80'S, Pop/Rock


BBQ worker discusses Obama's reaction to sex joke; takes aim at Perry over gay rights

If Andy Warhol is right and everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, then Austin's Daniel Webb is using his to bring national attention to an important issue: LGBTQ rights.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Plane crash bodies put on train for rebel city

Ukraine officials are accusing Russia of helping separatists of destroy any evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down on the Russia-Ukraine border.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Israel, World News, Middle East, Iraq, Texas

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Crumbling road infrastructure slows U.S. energy boom

In southern Texas and North Dakota, where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years, thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets.


Related Topix: Texas, Agriculture, Science, Dewitt County, TX, San Antonio, TX