Effective action needed, not border security theater | Texas’ tuition discount for illegal aliens imperiled – Pratt on Texas 4/13/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Governor Abbott should stop expensive to the taxpayer border security theater and, if spending our money, implement policies that measurably, effectively, and significantly slow illegal immigration into Texas. The idea that Abbott should be praised for doing things that bring political points but do not have an effect on actual illegal crossing into Texas is immoral and akin to the typical liberal demand on things “that we just do something” even if that something doesn’t work.

Today he’s trying to claw his way out of his latest ill-advised truck safety inspection order that has slowed trade to a crawl further adding to inflation and the supply chain disruption that are harming Texans daily.

Our Lone Star story of the day is sponsored by Allied Compliance Services providing the best service in DOT, business and personal drug and alcohol testing since 1995.

Finally a judge rules that Texas cannot give illegal aliens in-state tuition discounts while making lawful Americans from out of state pay much more.

Railroad Commission member Wayne Christian talks about U.S. energy independence as well as how his GOP Primary Runoff opponent is a Lefty.

And, other news of Texas.

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  1. James Williams says

    Wayne Christian’s primary opponent is Sarah Stogner, a true Republican who wants to protect Texas landowners and ensure our oil and gas industry remains strong. You should interview her so your readers can hear what she has to say. Wayne is a career-long politician who accepts huge campaign contributions days after granting a waste disposal permit. Sarah isn’t accepting campaign contributions because she can’t be bought, bullied, or bribed.

    • Pratt on Texas says

      Good try James. From a Houston Chronicle story: “…calling into question Stogner’s conservatism with a series of her tweets from last year, months before she entered the race.

      “In one, she seemed to call on Democrat Beto O’Rourke to run for governor. In another, she highlighted regulatory approaches in Democratic-led states like New Mexico and Colorado. She also expressed opposition to recent Republican state laws attacking abortion, critical race theory and parents who support transgender children.

      “Stogner has said her views on social issues are irrelevant to the work of the commission since it only deals with oil and gas.”


      And on top of all that, I do not ask candidates to come on the show. Candidates must request time through the contact page at this website.

      Also, I’m not sure we need a Railroad Commissioner who made these headlines:
      “Aspiring Texas politician poses topless, pantless in vote gambit”
      “One Candidate Shows Her Breasts. Another Dies Tragically …”
      “Texas candidate kicks up controversy by posing nearly nude atop an oil pump”

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