Tag: Governor Abbott

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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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Visits Valley to Discuss Border Security

Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited the Valley today, in regard to border security. Abbott met with department of public safety officials to discuss current and future plans to strengthen the border. In his latest briefing with DPS leaders, Governor Abbott stressed the importance of security along our border and the efforts that are being made to protect it. Abbott explained one of the major points talked about during the briefing, which he describes as a quote, “fundamental responsibility of the federal government.” Abbott added, the growing problem of illicit activity by cartels, is the reason why working side by side with the department of public safety is the best decision. Another tactic to battle cartel activity is the installation of additional surveillance cameras across the border. If Abbott’s plan of border security were to be approved, at least 500 DPS officials would be incorporated throughout the border in...

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