Tuesday Aug 19
The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles.
SpaceX Will Build $85 Million Spaceport In America's Poorest City
Spaceflight company SpaceX is getting tantalizingly close to its dream of launching rockets from its own private spaceport: In July, the Federal Aviation Administration approved SpaceX's plans to build a launch facility in South Texas, and now the project has gotten the state-level go-ahead from Texas Governor Rick Perry .
Dems criticize 'lawless' Texas militias
In a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the lawmakers warn that the presence of the vigilantes - many clad in military-style fatigues and carrying assault rifles - will only exacerbate the problems facing authorities as they try to manage the wave of child migrants who have crossed into the state in recent months.
El Paso Times
The Texas Tribune: Cuellar says "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis
The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas' southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn't taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.
Cruz: Troops need arrest powers
Three days after Gov. Rick Perry announced the mobilization of Texas National Guard troops at the Mexican border, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unveiled legislation Thursday that would give them the federal arrest powers needed to stop illegal immigrants.
Cuellar: "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis
US Congressman Henry Cuellar speaks with Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on February 19th, 2013.