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Why Conservatives Should Be Leery of Seceding Counties

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College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Boise, Idaho State Capitol Building (jerryhopman/Getty Images) A campaign by Oregon communities to join Idaho could open Pandora’s box.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R ural, conservative counties in eastern Oregon are raising yet again a hardy perennial idea: seceding from their state to join another state. Organizers of the Move Oregon’s Border effort want 18 Oregon counties, and parts of three others, to vote to leave the state and join Idaho, and they eventually would like parts of northeastern California to go with them. Thus far, voters in seven of the counties have approved the secession plan. Some voices on the right would like to see more of this. Michael Anton, writing at the Claremont Institute’s American Mind, argues that the red parts of …

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Abbott Exercises His Veto Powers

Sunday marked the last day that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could consider bills passed by the state Legislature during the regular 87th Legislative Session....

Texas Home School Coalition Reflects on the Session

During this legislative session, legislators heard from citizens and delivered two key homeschooling reforms: allowing equal access to the school resources that families pay...

Texans to Vote on Constitutional Amendments

As they do each odd-numbered year, Texas voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution in a variety of ways proposed by the...

Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills

Governor Abbott Signs & Vetoes Bills In total, Abbott signed 1,034 bills,...

Abbott Signs Budget, Vetoes Funding of Legislature

Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the $248.5 billion biennial budget for 2022-2023. Abbott took to Twitter to call the budget “fiscally conservative”,...

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