Is tough talk on arresting Dem legislators empty? | Taxpayers stuck with convention center hotel folly – Pratt on Texas for 7/16/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day:  Watch out Abilene, Wichita Falls, Lubbock and other city taxpayers, San Antonio, a conventions and meetings powerhouse, has not been able to fill its “convention center hotel” – never meeting occupancy predictions – since it was built. Now taxpayers are picking up the bond debt payments. See the story here.

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Despite the blustering and tough talk of Governor Abbott and others, no actual order has been issued to DPS or the House Sergeant-at-Arms office to locate and bring in any of the quorum busting Democrats, even those we know to be still in Texas. Also, Democrats remind us all that they were pivotal in electing Dade Phelan as Speaker of the House.

Texas unemployment rate drops slightly but so does the oil and gas drilling rig count.

Biden’s border mess continues to get worse and feds plan to release many more single adult illegal aliens into the country.

And other news of Texas.

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