Tag: Governor Abbott

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Abbott To Continue Deploying Troops As Part Of Border Security Plan

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces his plan to curb the increase of illegal crossings into the United States. The Governor making it clear, he will take necessary steps, with or without Federal backing. Texas Governor Greg Abbott released his plan of action on what he will do within the next few months in order to stop the increase in illegal border crossings into the United States, through Texas. In an official letter sent out from his office, Governor Abbott outlines his actions. These include extending the deployment of the National Guard troops at strategic locations on the border, increasing...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Visits McAllen Restaurant, Protesters Rally Outside

For the second time in one week, Governor Greg Abbott makes an appearance in south Texas. FOX 2 News cameras were rolling as Governor Abbott spoke about his vision for Texas’ future. Abbott also touched on the topic of the importance of maintaining close ties with Mexico. “To work on building a relationship that will do as much as anything else to improve the economy right here in the Rio Grande Valley.” Governor Abbott also announced he will host Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, next summer. It wasn’t all welcoming smiles and handshakes as Governor Abbott arrived. One local...

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Restrictions on ‘Open Carry’ Law

The issue of being able to openly carry a handgun has sparked much debate across Texas. Now, after years in the making, the bill has made it to the governor’s desk… but some restrictions apply. Openly carrying a handgun has become controversial topic among residents, with some believing it enhances security while others say it places the community in danger. A few months from now, encountering people carrying a weapon in public could become the new norm… As long as they hold a license to do so. To avoid these situations, the Texas government has allowed police to investigate a person based on suspicion of danger. Jesse Macias has been in law enforcement for the past 15 years. He agrees with open carry, but doesn’t believe guns have a place in schools. For now, open carry would be prohibited in bars and hospitals. The concealed carry on campuses is also awaiting the governor’s signature. Once signed by Governor Abbott, licensed gun owners across the state will be allowed to carry a handgun in public as soon as January of next...

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Texas Governor Approves Use of Oil made from Cannabis Plant to Reduce Intractable Epileptic Fits

There is currently no cure for individuals diagnosed with intractable epilepsy… But there could be some temporary relief, now that Governor Abbott has approved the use of a controversial drug. The drug is Cannabidiol, or CBD oil–it’s a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, more commonly known as marijuana. According to researchers, Cannabidiol can dramatically lower epileptic fits for patients who suffer from intractable epilepsy. About 140,000 people living in Texas suffer from intractable epilepsy. Typically seen in children, epileptic episodes are sudden, and can occur up to 100 times each day. Esmer Zamora is mother to two girls. She assures that if either of her daughters suffered from intractable epilepsy, she would be grateful for the drug. The use of CBD oil requires two certified specialists to approve the drug. The Texas Department of Public Safety will regulate entities who meet the strict qualifications for manufacturing and dispensing CBD oil. CBD oil is only approved for individuals diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, and will not be sold without a doctor’s...

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