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Commentary: Remember the veterans during Texas Independence week

March 5, 2013

Happy Texas Independence Day y’all!Last Saturday, the state celebrated the 177th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Wednesday, March 6 will mark the 177th anniversary of the final assault on the Alamo when the Mexican Army finally scaled the walls...

Junk food could soon be unattainable through food stamps

February 26, 2013

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, may no longer be availablefor the purchase of energy drinks and other specified junk food items such as chips, candy and cookies. Earlier this month, Texas representatives filed two bills that would prohibi...

Perry Outlines Goals for Legislature

February 12, 2013

On Jan. 8, the Texas Legislature began their 83rd session in Austin, Texas.The 140-day session, which meets every two years, is the only opportunity for budgetary and legislative matters to be passed in Texas, excluding a special session by the governor to handle unsettled matters. As such, the Legi...

Judge deems school funding unconstitutional

February 12, 2013

Courtesy of Will Tallent / The Paisano On Feb. 4, State District Judge John Dietz ruled in favor of the six plaintiffs in a major state school finance lawsuit and deemed that the funding to the Texas public education system is unconstitutional.The six plaintiffs represent about two-t...

Washington group investing millions to turn Texas blue

February 4, 2013

Will Tallent/ The Paisano Lastmonth, a grassroots organization called “Battleground Texas” was formed inorder to shift the political momentum of the state toward a Democratic vote,just months after Barack Obama lost to Mitt Romney by 16 points in the LoneStar State.BattlegroundTexas is i...