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Texas AG Ken Paxton praises Supreme Court regarding ruling on contraceptive mandate

AG Paxton Applauds SCOTUS for Protecting Religious Liberty of Faith-Based Organizations

AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the United States Supreme Court for upholding religious liberties for faith-based organizations and their employees by defending the constitutional rights of both Our Lady of Guadalupe, a private Catholic school, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic…

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI in New Hampshire

Former Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell in federal custody

By Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN (CNN) -- Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six counts in connection with the…

Ketchup, mustard and spice packets are selling like hotcakes

Another pandemic best-seller? Ketchup packets. And salt packets. And even single-serve pizza seasoning.

(CNN) -- The pandemic has boosted demand for several products. Sales of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and canned goods all grew dramatically in the early days of the crisis. Another pandemic best-seller? Ketchup packets. And salt packets. And even single-serve pizza seasoning. When restaurants shut…

23-year-old Victoria man arrested on federal child porn charges

Arrest follows joint investigation with The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force

VICTORIA, Texas- A 23-year-old Victoria man, Matthew Kasper, was arrested on federal child pornography charges following a joint investigation by the Victoria Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)- Victoria Division. Earlier this year, Victoria Police Department (VPD) investigators received…

Governor Abbott limits certain business to fight COVID-19

Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott Friday issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19…

Chuck E. Cheese's parent company files for bankruptcy

CNN) -- Chuck E. Cheese's parent company, CEC Entertainment, filed for bankruptcy Thursday, blaming the financial strain caused by Covid-19 and the prolonged closures of its entertainment centers from stay-at-home orders issued across the United States. CEC, which also owns Peter Piper Pizza, said…

Sen. Cornyn to file bill making Juneteenth Federal holiday

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced he will soon introduce a bipartisan bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.  Currently, Juneteenth is celebrated by 47 states, including Texas, and the District of Columbia. “One of the most defining…

Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. The 5-4 ruling was written…

Senator Cornyn helps introduce police reform bill

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator John Cornyn, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators Tim Scott, Shelley Moore Capito, Lindsey Graham, James Lankford and Ben Sasse introduced the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This…

U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud addresses turmoil in America

U.S. Rep. Cloud on turmoil in America

VICTORIA, Texas- District 27 U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud released a letter addressing the turmoil in our nation: Like so many Americans, I have been grieving over the turmoil we find ourselves in as a nation. The killing of George Floyd…

Black Lives Matter Demonstration in Victoria

A group of students showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the late George Floyd

VICTORIA, Texas - Friday evening some students gathered along N. Navarro to demonstrate and support the black lives matter movement and to remember George Floyd. The group organized the protest…

Active shooter 'neutralized' at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

Naval Air Station still under lockdown status

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- A shooter at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi has been neutralized according to a statement released by NAS Corpus Christi. Around 6:15 a.m. all gates were closed in response to an active shooter. The NCIS…

Disaster status lifted in Victoria

City and County end disaster declarations in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas- Thursday afternoon Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller and Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy signed orders to terminate the City and County Disaster Declarations. The orders were issued on March 16, 2020. The Victoria Emergency Management has worked tirelessly to…

Congressman Michael Cloud on Paycheck Protection Program

Statement on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

The following is a press release by District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud: Thursday, Congress passed legislation with $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Small Business Administration (SBA) rolled out the program in record time…

Cornyn Hosts Coronavirus Calls with Texas Hispanic Chambers Leadership

Shares Federal Assistance Available for Texas Workers, Small Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Cornyn recently joined members of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout Texas, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leadership, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Latino Conservatives on a series of…