‘The best solution would be a bipartisan fix of what’s broken in our immigration system. That’s been rejected out of hand by our Democratic colleagues, and that’s regrettable.’  Texas Insider…

By Larry Elder Add late-night comic Trevor Noah to the list of ill-informed lefties who consider voter identification a “racist” demand intended to “suppress” the black vote. “Isn’t it interesting,”…

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

Threats in the Netherlands

Introduction On October 4, 2018, the MIVD held a press conference about an intercepted cyberattack on the OPWC in the Netherlands, allegedly by the advanced threat actor Sofacy (also known…

Bryan Adult Themed Business Opens In Their Parking Lot

An adult themed business is open in Bryan, but not inside their building. The founder of Austin-based Planet K, Michael Kleinman, said they are waiting for the city of Bryan…

Income jumps 3.7% for Hispanic Households, while an increasing share of households moved out of Poverty. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week’s latest economic figures revealed yet another unparalleled economic…

DDoS attacks in Q2 2018

News overview Q2 2018 news includes: non-standard use of old vulnerabilities, new botnets, the cutthroat world of cryptocurrencies, a high-profile DDoS attack (or not) with a political subtext, the slashdot…

Nearly $5 billion announced for Texas Flood Control Projects Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas — Following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) announcement of nearly $5 billion for Flood…

Tours immigrant detention facilities, holds roundtable discussion with local officials at Weslaco Border Patrol Station Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (WESLACO, Texas) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today…

After Arkema chemical fires, industry needs more guidance on flood protections, federal investigators say

Arkema — whose Houston-area plant spewed hundreds of feet of black smoke last summer after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey caused toxic chemicals to degrade — had not planned for such…

“This project is underway. This is the beginning of the president’s Border Wall.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Department of Homeland Security marked the official start of construction…

How Donald Trump's border wall fared in the $1.3 trillion spending bill he just signed

After flirting with the prospect of vetoing an omnibus spending bill because it fell short of funding for his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump on Friday eventually gave the…

Costco, Dollar Tree increase employees pay after Trump Tax Cut benefits Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — When business leaders feel good about the future, real people reap real benefits.…

Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments in plastic bag ban case

Plastic bag bans in Texas are hanging in the balance following oral arguments in a state Supreme Court case Thursday morning. In the case Laredo Merchants Association v. The City…

By Adryana Aldeen, Senior Correspondent Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — For the last several weeks, Judge Roy Moore from Alabama has been in the news with a number of accusations…

“E-Verify is easy to use and liked by the American people.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Legal Workforce Act saves jobs for American workers at a time when nearly 20…

“There are just hundreds of stories of people looking out for one another, strangers helping each other…” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “This healing process is going to take…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton will address ongoing fears of gas shortages throughout Texas. While some refineries have shut down or are operating at reduced…

‘I’d like to just say a word about what Senator Cruz and I and our House colleagues will be doing when we get back to Washington… This has to be targeted…

Why not evacuate before Harvey? Houston leaders defend their calls to stay put

Walking the soggy streets of her League City neighborhood, Diane Alston said she was “heartbroken” that so many people waited out Harvey’s steady rains from inside their flooding homes, following…