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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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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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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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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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Election Results Show Hopkins County Stronghold for Republicans; Local School and Municipal Races Listed
Nov06

Election Results Show Hopkins County Stronghold for Republicans; Local School and Municipal Races Listed

Red is a popular political color in Hopkins County as 6,977 of the 11,958 ballots cast in the November Mid-Term Election were straight ticket Republican. Only 1,591 ballots were straight ticket Democratic.  Votes cast in Hopkins County in selected races: U S Senator: Ted Cruz, Rep, 9,298 Beto O’Rourke, Dem, 2,542 U S Representative District 4 John Ratcliffe, Rep, 9391 Catherine Krantz, Dem, 2,312 Governor Greg Abbot, Rep, 9,525...

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Republican Presidents’ Day Forum & Fundraiser
Feb20

Republican Presidents’ Day Forum & Fundraiser

On the eve of early voting in the March 6th Primary Election, approximately 300 Hopkins County Republicans heard their candidates in all contested races. The 7th Annual President’s Day Forum & Fundraiser took place at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Banquet Hall. State Representative Dan Flynn led the Pledge of Allegiance and State Senator Bob Hall introduced the evening’s special speaker Texas Attorney General Ken...

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Governor Signs Flynn Authored American Laws in American Courts Bill Into Law
Jun23

Governor Signs Flynn Authored American Laws in American Courts Bill Into Law

AUSTIN-Last week, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 45 authored by Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) into law. This bill, known as American Laws in American Courts, will require the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules to ensure that the application of foreign laws cannot be used to violate constitutional rights guaranteed under the Texas or United State Constitutions. “By successfully passing American Law in American Courts...

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Flynn’s House Bill 45, American Law in American Courts, Voted Out of Committee
Apr18

Flynn’s House Bill 45, American Law in American Courts, Voted Out of Committee

AUSTIN–The House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee voted Representative Dan Flynn’s (R-Van) American Law in American Courts bill out of committee Tuesday. Representative Flynn introduced bills in the last three legislative sessions to address the foreign law issue.  Foreign law is often applied in Texas cases concerning foreign divorce orders, child support and property settlements. In addition, sometimes spouses...

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