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AUSTIN (KXAN) - The number of Texas National Guard troops heading to the U.S.-Mexico border is rising. Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that he would raise the deployment to 1,400 troops. "They will be involved in a multitude of tasks that will ensure that the Border Patrol officers will have ...
... looking into whether the university violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Morales, then deputy attorney general for civil litigation, said in 2016 that he closed the investigation without first talking to Greg Abbott, who was attorney general at the time, after the ...

Governor Greg Abbott was the keynote speaker during the luncheon of the seventh biennial Lone Star Legislative Summit; other public officials who attended are Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Association of Business CEO, Jeff Moseley. The summit was held over two days, beginning with ...
Texas House District 4 representative Lance Gooden wants Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Greg Abbott to investigate claims of voter fraud, corruption and ballot harvesting. A lawsuit was filed last week contesting the election for Kaufman County Court at Law No. 1. Incumbent Dennis Jones ...
Greg Abbott met with Texas National Guard troops here yesterday afternoon, a week after President Donald Trump urged their presence on the U.S.-Mexico ... In a memo sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday to federal prosecutors in each U.S. Attorney's Office along the southwest border, ...
Trump's nominee, David S. Morales, said in 2016 that he was responsible for pulling the plug on an investigation into Trump University when he served as deputy attorney general for then-Attorney General Greg Abbott. The investigation fizzled in 2010, but when a whistleblower in 2016 accused Abbott of ...

“Having worked side-by-side with David in the Texas Attorney General's Office defending the constitutional rights of Texans, I know firsthand that he will be a principled, passionate defender of the Constitution and the rule of law," Cruz said in the statement. A federal judge on Monday finalized a $25 million ...
Greg Abbott, who has worked closely with the White House in Trump's first year in office. Abbott has had interactions with the Trump Administration in coping ... Only time will tell, said the governor, a lawyer and former Texas attorney general. The longer the Mueller probe runs without any court action makes ...
Morales, currently a partner in the Austin office of Kelly Hart & Hallman, served as Perry's chief attorney from 2011 until 2014. From 2007 until 2011, Morales served as assistant Texas attorney general and rose to deputy first assistant under Greg Abbott, then Texas attorney general and now governor.
Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Association of Business CEO Jeff Moseley will be featured speakers at the conference. Scott Waller, Chairman of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board said, “We are excited about this powerful line-up of presenters and look ...
On Nov. 4, 2013, Greg Abbott filed his 30th lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration. This time, then-Attorney General Abbott was objecting to Obama's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which had issued a rule warning employers not to impose blanket bans on hiring felons.
Greg Abbott was the first Texas governor to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the Governor's Mansion. ... Abbott said his duties as attorney general offered fewer chances to mix and mingle with up- and-coming Indian-Americans than he's had as governor and in charge of business recruitment ...
Prior to his election in 2014, Greg Abbott was the 50th and longest-serving Attorney General of Texas. As the state's chief law enforcement official, he earned a national reputation for defending religious liberty and for protecting Texas communities and children. He also previously served as a Justice on the ...
Greg Abbott last week issued an 11th-hour proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker of Sugar Land following a ... “As a former trial court judge, Texas Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General involved in prosecuting some of the most notorious criminals in Texas, I have ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under indictment for several felonies, had a grand time in Washington on Tuesday, convening with several of his fellow Republican ... I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov.
Eight top Republican statewide elected officials in Texas have the support of President Donald Trump. "I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton," Trump tweeted Tuesday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of convicted killer Bart Whitaker following a ... “As a former trial court judge, Texas Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General involved in prosecuting some of the most notorious criminals in Texas, ...

Greg Abbott broke that streak at the last minute Thursday when he accepted the state parole board's rare and unanimous recommendation to grant ... In his previous job as state attorney general, Abbott portrayed a “tough-on-crime” attitude and regularly fought in court to move death sentences and ...
Former Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott famously summed up his tenure during the Obama administration this way: "I go into the office, I sue the federal government and I go home." Now with Republicans controlling the White House and both houses of Congress, Nolette said, Democratic attorneys ...
It almost looked like her opponent was Governor Greg Abbott, not the challenger on the ballot, attorney Susanna Dokupil. In one .... Dokupil worked for Abbott as an assistant solicitor general when he was state attorney general and defended the Texas state pledge of allegiance at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life ... Rick Scott and his attorney general to carry out the death sentence — not to those workers present. “Let them come ...
Greg Abbott spared the life of a death row inmate less than an hour before his scheduled execution. by Jolie ... inmate facing execution. In his previous job as state attorney general, Abbott portrayed a “tough-on-crime” attitude and regularly fought in court to move death sentences and executions forward.
Greg Abbott has supplanted Patrick as the leading antagonist in the Republican-on-Republican melodrama. ... Business-minded Republicans fear that Dokupil, who was solicitor general during Abbott's term as attorney general, might win a primary dominated by conservative voters only to lose when the ...
The filibuster made Wendy Davis a national star, fueling her 2014 run for governor — which she lost in a landslide to Abbott, who was then the attorney general. Some of the attention paid to the filibuster rubbed off on Sarah Davis, who was mentioned flatteringly by left-leaning MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ...
Greg Abbott first won election as governor in 2014, defeating former state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth by 20 points. Before that, he served three terms as attorney general and six years on the Texas Supreme Court. He has his own epic story of overcoming adversity — he was just out of law school when ...
Greg Abbott is working to oust Rep. Lyle Larson, a San Antonio Republican who has been a frequent thorn in his side on ... Abbott ran successfully for attorney general in 2001, putting him on the road to the governorship. The Express-News analysis includes the donations of appointees' spouses if they ...
Darby said that the FLDS pedophelia case blew up during his first term and then Attorney General Greg Abbott came to San Angelo and pledged to prosecute Warren Jeffs and the rest of the offenders at the compound in Schleicher County. Abbott eventually secured convictions on all 12 of the offenders.
Greg Abbott pledged in a report released Monday. The 42-page “Report to the People of Texas,” which highlights the status of various industries and projects within the state, paints a rosy picture of progress over the last year: top rankings in business and education, vast population growth and hundreds of ...
Instead, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed Jack's decision to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and is seeking to have it overturned. An appeal wasn't the state's sole reaction. Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature did take a number of steps during the last legislative ...
Greg Abbott sent in the Texas Rangers to investigate the alleged misconduct and said in a letter that the department should reduce the number of juveniles ... “She's a straight shooter,” said Kevin O'Connor, former U.S. Associate Attorney General who was Cain's boss when she helped manage national ...
But the industry faces headwinds from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has signaled he may step up federal enforcement in states that have legalized ... Greg Abbott signed a measure, called the Texas Compassionate Use Act, in 2015 that allows a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from a marijuana ...
But Paxton's legal ventures extend well beyond defending Trump, greatly expanding upon similar efforts begun by his predecessor, Greg Abbott, now governor of Texas. Since the beginning of 2017, the Texas attorney general's office has also filed or joined 25 legal briefs in federal courts from coast to ...
Greg Abbott speaks during a picnic celebrating his reelection filing day announcement at The American Legion- Charles Johnson House in Austin on ... Regarding "State boosts Harvey aid by $38M" (Page A3, Friday), when Greg Abbott was the Texas Attorney General during the Obama administration, ...
Greg Abbott wants to have it both ways: Proclaiming Austin's success as one of two Texas cities that made it to the elite 20 – the cities Amazon named this ... Abbott, Patrick and many other Republicans, including Attorney General Ken Paxton, want to homogenize Austin and other blue regions with their ...
Greg Abbott and legislators who rallied to come up with numerous child welfare bills during the 2017 Legislative session. Abbott, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and state lawmakers have previously expressed dismay about federal interference — and were adamant that the state does not ...
In the upcoming February print edition of Texas Monthly, I review Abbott's first three years as governor, so today I am going to look at Greg Abbott the candidate, rather than as the office holder. That candidate is a ... In three winning elections as attorney general, Abbott never received two-thirds of the vote.
Greg Abbott as the North Texas MLK parade's honorary grand marshal. Abbott “has done more to damage and undermine African-American and Latino civil and voter rights” than any modern-day governor, the NAACP-Arlington said. It pointed, in part, to the role of Abbott, a former attorney general, in both ...
Greg Abbott's already massive war chest grew to $43.3 million after he reported raising over $9 million between July and December. That's orders of magnitude ... Angela Paxton, the wife of Attorney General Ken Paxton, launched her bid in September and has since taken in $476,000. She has $338,000 in ...
Greg Abbott, seeking a second four-year term, has more than $43.3 million in the bank in advance of the March 6 primary where he faces perennial candidate Larry “SECEDE” ... Abbott, a former Texas attorney general and state Supreme Court justice, collected more than $9 million over the past six months.
Early in his career as attorney general, in 2004, Abbott clearly came down in favor or equality, ruling that students at Prairie View A&M University, a historically black university, could vote locally though local authorities tried to stop them. But as the governorship came into view, principle was abandoned ...
Via Facebook Live, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 4, known as the "sanctuary cities" bill, Sunday, May 7, 2017. ... 2015 have contributed roughly a combined $14.2 million to Abbott's campaigns since 2001, when he was elected attorney general, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Greg Abbott's appointments to state boards and commissions remain largely Anglo men - many of whom have donated to a giant campaign war chest years ... 2001 - when Abbott left the Texas Supreme Court and successfully ran for attorney general, a move that put him on the path to becoming governor.
Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved their request to allow churches and religious organizations to receive the same public assistance available to other nonprofits aiding in Hurricane Harvey ...
Greg Abbott's appointments to state boards and commissions remain mostly white, largely male and liberally sprinkled with donors to a giant campaign ... That was when Abbott left the Texas Supreme Court and successfully ran for attorney general, a move that put him on the path to becoming governor.
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the state of Texas. ... Texas Abuse Hotline Login. Call the Office of the Attorney General, Human Trafficking Prosecutor at 512-463-1646 or email at humantrafficking@texasattorneygeneral.gov.
Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to push FEMA for the policy change. They pointed out that “zoos, performing arts centers, and museums qualify for FEMA disaster relief” but houses of worship did not. "I thank FEMA and the administration for ...
City officials and one of the companies told Greg Abbott, then Texas attorney general, that disclosing the information could put the deals at a competitive disadvantage. But Abbott's office disagreed. In a letter ruling, the office said company names, on their face, aren't trade secrets. No evidence suggested ...
Greg Abbott recently applauded the U.S. House of Representatives preliminary passage of $81 billion in disaster aid to Texas. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Gov. ... Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in an opinion released Dec. 21, said licensed handgun owners could carry loaded ...
Greg Abbott as attorney general that prevents Texans from finding out about the hazardous chemicals stored at plants and warehouses located in neighborhoods throughout the state. "Exposure to the Arkema fire has sent 15 sheriff's deputies to the hospital as of this writing, yet the company still won't ...
He won here by 9 percentage points. So, that means Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton, among others, should be worried about their re-election bids in 2018, right? Well, here's the thing: According to exit polls, 91 percent of Republicans stuck with Moore in Alabama.


 

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