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Texas Troopers Find Migrants near Death in U-Haul

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers discovered eight illegal aliens locked inside the cargo area of a U-Haul truck. Some were near death as outside temperatures in the area climbed to more than 100 degrees.

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220K Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Texas in 6 Years, Says DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported nearly a quarter million criminal aliens have been jailed in Texas over the past six years. The State’s criminal courts handed down convictions for nearly 600,000 criminal offenses during this period for crimes including murder, assault, burglary, drug possession and distribution, kidnapping, theft, robbery, sexual assaults, and weapons charges.

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Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

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Texas Police Union: ‘It’s a Very Tough, Unfriendly World’ for Cops

“It’s a very tough, unfriendly world when Politifact starts asking whether we have really lost the most officers, and when a state senator falsely claims Texas has lost more officers in car accidents than gun violence,” the leader of the largest law enforcement union in Texas said. He added that this is the atmosphere in which peace officers now find themselves.

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Texas Taxpayers Bear Brunt of Sandra Bland Legal Settlement

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas taxpayers will be paying higher insurance rates because of the cost of defending a nuisance lawsuit, a Waller County plaintiff’s lawyer says. Waller County has reportedly settled the lawsuit with Sandra Bland’s mother for $1.9 million. The Texas Department of Public Safety was not a party to the settlement.

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Texas AG, Cops Team Up With Truckers to Stop Human Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton met with a group of truckers who are committed to help spot and report human trafficking on our nation’s highways. Law enforcement professionals and truck drivers working together has proven to be an effective tool to stop the trafficking and abuse of many young girls in this country.

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Gag Order Sought in Sandra Bland Case

HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyers who are defending Waller County and the State of Texas in a lawsuit brought by Sandra’s Bland’s mother are seeking a gag order in the case. One of the lawyers for Bland’s estate and Bland’s mother has been quoted repeatedly in the Houston Chronicle in recent days.

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52 New Texas DPS Troopers Headed to the Border

Texas is sending fifty-two new Department of Public Safety troopers to the Texas/Mexico border region. The new troopers are part of the State’s efforts to beef up border security by providing more permanent law enforcement resources along the border region.

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DEVELOPING: Two Texas DPS Troopers Shot, Suspect Dead

Two Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were shot and injured Tuesday afternoon in Odessa, Texas. They were assisting a Texas Ranger along with two other troopers. The group was executing multiple arrest warrants in the area.

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EXCLUSIVE: End of Session Interview with Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick

AUSTIN, Texas – Following the end of the 84th Legislative Session, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick sat down with Breitbart Texas to discuss the accomplishments of the Senate during the session. Patrick discussed big victories for conservatives in the areas of border security, tax reductions, transportation, and the Second Amendment. He also discussed how procedural changes impacted the Senate’s ability to get things done this session and the differences between being a senator and lt. governor.

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Police Body Cam Bill Passes in Texas Senate, Faces House Vote

A police body camera bill passed in the Texas Senate on Thursday by a split vote of 22-8, but faces the Texas State House which has two of its own bills. The bill does not mandate that Texas peace officers use body cams, but mandates uniformity of policies by those using the cameras provided by a grant. The eight Senators that voted against the bill were all Republicans.

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