Posted on · With Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan openly feuding, Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to call lawmakers back for an unprecedented fifth session in one year.
Posted on · The action in the upper chamber followed a committee hearing where the developer of a neighborhood called Colony Ridge, outside Houston, had to push back yet again against claims his property was attracting dangerous immigrants and running rampant with crime.
Posted on · The Colony Ridge development in southeast Texas has been accused of being a haven for undocumented immigrants and a hotbed of crime. On Thursday the developer refuted those claims – and found allies among state law enforcement and some Republican lawmakers.
Posted on · Colony Ridge, a residential development near Houston, has been targeted by right-wing media and conservative state officials who've claimed the area has suffered from rampant crime at the hands of cartels and illegal immigrants.
Posted on · GOP leaders claim the development markets to undocumented people and is plagued by crime. One of its owners refutes the allegations and says he’s ready to show lawmakers that Colony Ridge isn’t different than any other rural Texas community.
Posted on · After conservative media portrayed the Colony Ridge development north of Houston as a haven for illegal immigrants, Gov. Greg Abbott said the upcoming special legislative session will look into the issue.