Governor, AG Issue Updated Guidance To Houses Of Worship
Apr21

Governor, AG Issue Updated Guidance To Houses Of Worship

NEWS RELEASE AUSTIN – Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued updated joint guidance regarding the effect of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16 on religious services conducted by congregations and houses of worship. The updated guidance to houses of worship recommends strategies to effectively slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while serving their respective communities of faith. ...

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Paxton: Fear Of Contracting COVID-19 Does Not Qualify A Person For Disability
Apr15

Paxton: Fear Of Contracting COVID-19 Does Not Qualify A Person For Disability

 AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a letter in response to Representative Stephanie Klick’s request for guidance on whether, under the Texas Election Code, Texans may claim disability based on fears of contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and receive a ballot to vote by mail in upcoming elections. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton The letter states that disability, as that term is used in the Texas...

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Governor, AG Provide Guidance For Houses Of Worship During COVID-19
Apr01

Governor, AG Provide Guidance For Houses Of Worship During COVID-19

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued joint guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA 14 on religious services conducted in congregations and houses of worship during COVID-19 pandemic.   Texas Governor Greg AbbottTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton “All Texans must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, and houses of worship face a particular challenge as we work to combat this...

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AG: Local Governments Must Allow The Sale Of Firearms
Mar27

AG: Local Governments Must Allow The Sale Of Firearms

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a legal opinion following a request from Representative Dustin Burrows regarding the sales of firearms in Texas municipalities and counties. The opinion concludes that municipal and county authorities may not use emergency powers to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.   Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General “State law provides several emergency powers to...

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AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship
Mar12

AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship

Press Release AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today launched a webpage containing educational materials and resources for volunteer security teams to legally and effectively protect houses of worship. The webpage at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/houses-worship details Texans’ constitutional rights, necessary laws and licenses related to carrying firearms, and training resources for security volunteers in houses of...

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AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer
Feb25

AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer

AG Press Release: AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In the agreement, MNK agrees to pay $1.6 billion in cash to a trust that will cover the costs of opioid addiction treatment...

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Flynn Questions Legality of Same Sex-Marriage Under Texas Law; Ask What Federal Government Could Do if State Legislature Does Not Change Law
Jul20

Flynn Questions Legality of Same Sex-Marriage Under Texas Law; Ask What Federal Government Could Do if State Legislature Does Not Change Law

States rights questions remain even though the Civil War was thought to settle most. District 2 Texas State Representative Dan Flynn has requested an Attorney General’s opinion regarding the status of law pertaining to marriage in Texas. Among the questions regarding marriage, Flynn asked if current state law allows the issuance of marriage license without the Texas legislature changing the laws of the state. Specifically, he...

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Holdouts on Gay Marriage Could Face Lawsuits
Jul10

Holdouts on Gay Marriage Could Face Lawsuits

by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune – July 10, 2015 With most Texas counties now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, legal experts and gay rights activists say it may take individual lawsuits to compel the handful of county clerks still refusing to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. But gay activists eyeing those counties, and attorneys representing same-sex couples who...

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Texas Wants Another Win Against Obama’s Immigration Plan
Jul10

Texas Wants Another Win Against Obama’s Immigration Plan

by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune – July 10, 2015 Attorneys for the Obama administration will try again on Friday to persuade a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to let a controversial immigration policy take effect. But supporters of the program, which would have shielded the bulk of Texas’ 1.6 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, aren’t optimistic....

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Doris Duncan
Oct28

Doris Duncan

Funeral service for Doris Duncan, age 92, of Flora will held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Tony Hurley officiating. Interment will follow at Connor Cemetery with Jerry Duncan, Kenneth Cullins, Jeff Brown, Brandon Buckland, Kaleb Brown, Harrison Fite, Samuel Canaveras, Daniel Canaveras serving as pallbearers and A.G. Sandifeer and Michael Tombs serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation...

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