The race is officially over. Thanks to all the participants, volunteers, and those cheering the athletes. The best motivation chant I heard was a man cheering his wife. He said, “GO, Faster, IHOP, I want pancakes, You have the keys! ... See MoreSee Less
It was an amazing honor to be involved in the Hill Country Kids & Family Triathlon this morning and see all the young triathletes giving their all. It is great to see families dedicated to fitness and competing. I have no doubt some of these youngsters will go on to complete nationally. I may have even seen some future Olympic athletes. ... See MoreSee Less
As we celebrate July 4th, I think it is important that the celebration not outshine the reason for our exuberance. We all should remember that freedom is not free. It was paid for by men and women who willingly spilled their blood to acquire the freedom we enjoy - a freedom that continues to be paid for by our valiant soldiers who sacrifice their time, their families, and their very lives to preserve it.
What began as a simple colony of people yearning for freedom and a better life for themselves and their families has developed into a free nation the likes of which the world has never known and may never again know. We are a nation of free people, the greatest nation the world has ever known, due to the gallantry of our soldiers and their allegiance to a purpose bigger than any one individual or even the sum of their parts.
Whether you are one who has given all you had or given nothing, enjoy the 4th of July and celebrate as you see fit. But please, take a moment to bow your head with me, pray for our country, and thank God for our freedom and for those who laid down their lives for our nation – those our history celebrates as well as those we never knew and whose names are lost to the passage of time. ... See MoreSee Less
I had the extreme honor of sitting on an Eagle Scout review board for one of the finest young men I have ever had the pleasure to meet. After extensive questioning, the board voted unanimously to advance Hunter Inglish to the rank of Eagle Scout.
Congratulations Hunter. I expect you to accomplish great things! ... See MoreSee Less
Great job to Deputy Flores and Deputy Feagan! It’s always our pleasure to assist other Constable Offices and to serve the community.Huge thank you to John Ellen, Hays County Constable Precinct 5 and his deputies for the assist this morning. They were able to contact and serve a defendant for us in Kyle. #OneTeam ... See MoreSee Less
On this Memorial Day, we have so much to be thankful for. Our entire way of life in America and the freedom we enjoy are due to the sacrifices of our brave men and women in the military. Do more than be thankful this Memorial Day. Find a Veteran and thank them personally for all they’ve done and the sacrifices they’ve made. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all the cadets of the Texas Fire Academy class 191. You are all now part of a proud tradition of selfless public service. We all expect great things from you. Congratulations again on a huge accomplishment. ... See MoreSee Less
Constable Michael Torres and I survived the entire Leadership Challenge Course of the Texas Constables Leadership College at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute in Huntsville. We were a little tired but no worse for wear.
It was a great day in the woods with 20 other constables, command staff, and supervisors, learning about each other, ourselves and being valuable members of a team. All these physical and mental exercises and the academic portions of the training are designed to help us become strong, successful leaders who are prepared to serve our citizens to the best of our ability.
Once Constable Torres and I graduate, all five of your Hays County Constables along with several of our deputies will have completed the Texas Constables Leadership College. That is pretty rare and I believe it demonstrates our combined commitment to excellence for the people we serve. ... See MoreSee Less
Because of the media's liberal bias, many of Trump's achievements are underplayed – or not reported at all ANALYSIS/OPINION: By Ron Kessler Mr. Trump’s abrasive and honest New Yorker behavior occasionally provoke outrage – but he doesn't compare with the sexual recklessness of John F. Kennedy, the bizarre behavior of Lyndon Johnson, the criminal cover-up known as Richard Nixon Watergate, or the repugnant conduct of Bill Clinton and his nine sexual encounters with Monica Lewinsky. [ 813 more words ] texasinsider.org/hispanic-black-womens-unemployment-rates-plunge-to-historic-lows-under-trump/... See MoreSee Less
Criminal Aliens Encountered EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identified and arrested an MS-13 gang member and a sex offender in separate incidents. On Wednesday, agents apprehended a group of twelve subjects attempting to illegally enter the United States near Rio Grande City, Texas. During record checks, agents discovered one of the subjects is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, commonly referred to as MS-13. On Thursday, Falfurrias agents patrolling in Brooks County encountered a group of ten illegal aliens attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint. During processing, record checks on one of the subjects revealed a July 2016 arrest in Wyoming, Michigan, for criminal sexual assault of a victim between 13 – 15 years of age and accosting children for immoral purposes. The man pled guilty to both charges and received a sentence of one year in prison. Both subjects will be processed accordingly. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV. ... See MoreSee Less
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will begin construction on the San Diego Secondary Wall Project with the first pa...
Ruth Ruggero Hughs of Austin has served as Chair of the Texas Workforce Commission since August 2018, she was first appointed in July 2015. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the New Jersey State Bar and chair of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs. Hughs received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Camden School of Law, and she earned a certificate in Leader Development at the U.S. Army War College’s National Security Seminar in 2018.
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs as the Texas Secretary of State. The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the un...