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Lubbock pro-life vote a serious Rubicon | God’s timing right in Pratt cancellation – Pratt on Texas for 4/20/2021
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April 20, 2021 04:00 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: There are Rubicons in life and being supportive of killing innocent babies in the womb for the the convenience of others is such. Lubbock’s pro-life, Sanctuary City for the Unborn, ordinance vote is a separate-the-wheat-from-the-chaff moment. The ultimate judge, with His eternal memory, is watching.

Why God’s timing was right in Pratt on Texas being canceled by those at that radio group belittling those who act to support human life.

Biden’s border crisis news.

The I-told-you-so on masks will have to wait for another day.

Other news from the legislature and more news of Texas.

There is bonus audio for podcast listeners today, at the end.
www.PrattonTexas.com

Why Dems must stop election integrity bills | Legislators standing strong so far on protecting children - Pratt on Texas for 4/19/2021
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April 19, 2021 04:00 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Some corporations are doing the bidding of the radical Left to promote sex changes for children and youth. So far, most Texas legislators are standing firm on what is right. They need your thanks as much as those companies need to hear your disapproval.

Constitutional Carry, or permit-free carry, of handguns passed the House but it is in trouble in the Senate. If you want it to pass your senators need to hear from you now.

Democrats and their front groups are decrying election integrity moves loudly and there is a reason expressed very well by Daniel McCarthy in a piece titled The strange death of the Democrats. His point, backed up with argument, is that Democrats now know “they can no longer win by the old agreed-upon rules, constitutional or otherwise.”

Other news from the legislature and more news of Texas.
www.PrattonTexas.com

Interview with ‘Sanctuary city for unborn’ ordinance originator Mark Lee Dickson PART 2 of 2
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April 16, 2021 12:19 PM PDT
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Who got all this started? Who got with experts to craft ‘Sanctuary city for unborn’ ordinances? Mark Lee Dickson did and this podcast is part 2 of 2 of my interview with him.

Learn how you can help in Lubbock here: https://projectdestinylubbock.com/

www.PrattonTexas.com

Interview with ‘Sanctuary city for unborn’ ordinance originator Mark Lee Dickson PART 1
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April 15, 2021 12:51 PM PDT
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Who got all this started? Who got with experts to craft ‘Sanctuary city for unborn’ ordinances?
Mark Lee Dickson did and this podcast is part 1 of 2 of my interview with him.

Learn how you can help in Lubbock here: https://projectdestinylubbock.com/

www.PrattonTexas.com

Senate passes good disaster declaration reform | Constitutional Carry headed to House floor - Pratt on Texas for 4/14/2021
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April 14, 2021 01:29 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Legislators finally at heavy lifting time and I cover much including:

The Texas Senate passes a very good disaster declaration reform bill far superior to the languishing approach to the same in the House.
Also out of the Senate, NFIB-backed SB14 passes the Senate 19-12 to prevent local governments from micro-managing business hiring, scheduling and more.
Constitutional Carry heading to the House floor on Thursday but utter disproved stupidity shown in some testimony on the issue in committee.
And review of other important bills being handled in Austin.

Texas GOP Congressman Kevin Brady announces this will be his last term in D.C. Too bad so many of these talented leaders choose to leave when they can no longer be big-man-on-campus as committee chairmen.

Governor Abbott appoints of slew of regents for A&M, UT, and TTU systems.

Plus more news of Texas.

Time to withdraw from the NCAA? | Census change threatens redistricting accuracy – Pratt on Texas for 4/13/2021
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April 13, 2021 01:42 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Is it time we withdraw public universities and colleges from the NCAA? What’s the point of supporting an association that seeks to harm the very things it exists to protect? And who elected NCAA officials that they should be lecturing and arm twisting state officials about public policy?

More news from the border including another Texas lawsuit.

Texas and other states back Alabama challenge to a Census Bureau data decision that will seriously effect the ability to do accurate redistricting at the local level.

News from the legislature includes the boys playing as girls in women’s sports issue as well as testimony on bill to ban “sex change” procedures for children. Also a quick look at a bill to reform the use of “no knock” warrants in Texas.

Plus more news of Texas.
www.PrattonTexas.com

Delayed primaries, sham pro-life position, some gun bills move & more from the legislature – Pratt on Texas for 4/12/2021
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April 12, 2021 01:56 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Next year’s primary elections so likely to be delayed that the Senate passed a bill with with a selection of new dates for filing to run, the primary and run off elections.

Many gun and Second Amendment related bills made it through committee in the Senate but Constitutional Carry was not one of them.

Rep. Slayton says his border wall bill, to have Texas complete the wall and bill the feds, will not get a hearing in committee by Rep. Chris Paddie effectively killing it.

Texas Alliance for Life demonstrates why I call it a pro-life group to give cover to those who are often not pro-life in attacking Senator Hughes’ SB917. That bill makes needed changes to how end of life care decisions are taken by hospitals and other healthcare providers. The alliance claims our broken system, which gives patients and families little due process, is a “successful” dispute resolution process and that changing such will set the pro-life movement back “22 years.” Sickening. Texas Right to Life is right on this one.

Bond/bail reform HJR by Kacal heard in a House committee. It is a tricky issue but judges do need a way to better make judgment calls.

Texas Democrats and their front groups argue for giving “direct payments” to Texans “hurt” by the winter freeze and to use our state Rainy Day Fund as the source of the payments. Meanwhile, ERCOT sues to enjoy protection against lawsuits through sovereign immunity. And, Senator Hancock argues for bill that would let power companies borrow from the state at higher than market interest rates. It’s a bill we really do not need.

Plus more news of Texas.
www.PrattonTexas.com

Shelley Luther wins at Supreme Court | 2 extra segments covering legislative news – Pratt on Texas for 4/9/2021
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April 09, 2021 02:10 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of hair salon owner Shelley Luther and tosses the contempt of court ruling that put her in a Dallas jail.

Two extra segments today covering the 87th regular session of the Texas Legislature. Items include:

Key important legislative deadlines you need to know about and how such work.
Senate passes SB6, its civil liability protection for businesses over COVID, but the bill does have problems that need thought.
Sen. Huffman pulls back bill consolidating Texas 14 Courts of Appeal districts to 7 this afternoon after concerns raised from all sides.
Rep. Phil King lays out bill to stop outside money influence in the conduct of Texas elections such as Zuckerberg’s $36 million given to local governments.
SB14 needs support from business owners. It stops cities from regulating private employment matters such as hiring, scheduling, benefits and wages.
Senate passes the Star Spangled Banner Protection Act with 10 of the 13 Democrats voting for the pet measure of Lt. Gov. Patrick.
Bill that keeps government from closing churches under emergency orders passes the House.
Bill would require police to inform citizens of being filmed.
Public school “informed patriotism” bill and bill to streamline teacher training get hearing in Senate’s public education committee.
The push is on for more and more marijuana use in Texas.

Oil and gas rig count flat in Texas but fracking and the Permian Basin recovering.

ERCOT’s insurer, Cincinnati Insurance Company, sues to get out of paying claims against ERCOT over this winter’s big Texas freeze.
Plus more news of Texas.
www.PrattonTexas.com

What in the House election security bill makes voting harder? | Biden is coming for your guns – Pratt on Texas for 4/8/2021
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April 08, 2021 01:34 PM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Election security reform bill gets out of Texas House committee - read the what the bill does and then tell us how any of it restricts or makes voting harder for anyone. Hershel Walker has a good line for those screeching about voter I.D.

Governor Abbott holds presser in San Antonio calling for feds to shut down male youth temporary facility from which allegations of abuse have been made. Says it's all a result of Biden's awful border policies.

The border news keeps getting worse.

Biden is coming for your guns. Don't buy into his line that it won't affect your Second Amendment rights. When you allow makers, distributors, and retailers liable for what a criminal does with a gun then you will make it so hard to obtain a firearm in America his ilk won't have to ban anything.

Kudo's to Abilene's Mayor Williams for recognizing that WuFlu restrictions have vastly changed the dynamics of the lodging and meetings industry. He calls for a new feasibility study on the taxpayer subsidized hotel project in the Key City.

George P. Bush talks big about challenging Paxton for Attorney General but conveniently forgets that his performance as Land Commissioner is not without its own stains.

Plus more news of Texas and from the 87th Legislature.
www.PrattonTexas.com

"Read the damn bill," says Lt. Gov. Patrick to ignorant business leaders on election integrity | Vance Ginn on SB1, the budget - Pratt on Texas for 4/7/2021
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April 07, 2021 11:54 AM PDT
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The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: "Read the damn bill," Lt. Gov. Patrick says assailing corporate leaders and others who falsely claim election integrity bills are racist voter suppression.

Texas Senate passes SB1, the lead Texas budget bill, and we ask economist Vance Ginn of the Texas Public Policy Foundation if it appears to be a good budget.

Rep. Ken King goes along, happily, to using your tax dollars to help fund liberal/left mega festival South by Southwest. Happy to do it as long as he gets money for the bull riders' event.

Local sales tax numbers are out from the Comptroller's office.

Plus more news of Texas.
www.PrattonTexas.com

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