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While Crime Victims Continue to be Denied Justice, Gasc?n’s Office Takes a Keen Interest in the Attempted Theft of Supporter John Legend’s Porsche

The opinions expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of RedState.com. This is the equity that Los Angeles District Attorney George Gasc?n has brought… ...
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Martha MacCallum Leaves John Kirby Stuttering Over Differing Treatment of Twitter and Apple

Fox’s Martha MacCallum did a great segment with NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby in which she exposed the double standards of the Biden team when it comes to… ...
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WATCH: Kanye West Makes More Wildly Anti-Semitic Comments In Alex Jones Interview

Kanye West continues to push anti-semitic tropes, and this time he took his circus to an interview with Infowars’s Alex Jones. West appeared on the far-right program with white supremacist… ...
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By tradition, the minority party gets to chair some Texas House committees. Some in the GOP want to end that.

Republican critics say conservative priorities will always be hamstrung if Democrats, who are in the minority party, get a say in which legislation reaches the floor. ...
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Team KSAT grows more than $30,000 during No-Shave November fundraiser

Editor’s Note: You can donate to Team KSAT’s cause, or any individual member, by clicking here. The men in the KSAT newsroom have exceeded their fundraising goal as part of… ...
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West Side cultural arts organization offers free art workshops

SAN ANTONIO – A cultural arts organization is working with San Antonio’s youth to help tell their stories and experiences through art. “It’s all about uplifting our youth and local… ...
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Webb County prosecutor quits in middle of trial of former Border Patrol agent accused of murdering 4

SAN ANTONIO – In a shocking turn of events, an associate district attorney with Webb County has quit in the middle of the capital murder trial of a former Border… ...
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Former councilman tapped to replace Clayton Perry on San Antonio City Council

San Antonio – This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The San Antonio City Council welcomed Mike Gallagher back to the dais Thursday, with a unanimous 10-0 vote… ...
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Popular Pearl restaurant to close in December

SAN ANTONIO – Tenko Ramen at the Pearl will close for good on Dec. 31 after more than five years at the food hall. The noodle eatery was one of… ...
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LCRA, City of Brenham award $13,478 grant for chest compression system

LCRA, City of Brenham award $13,478 grant for chest compression system Device will help medical center emergency room team care for people in cardiac arrest Nov. 21, 2022 LCRA and… ...
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LCRA awards $25,000 grant to Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department

LCRA awards $25,000 grant to Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department Updated pumper truck will replace aging truck, increase community safety Nov. 29, 2022 LCRA representatives present a $25,000 grant to… ...
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LCRA awards $7,569 grant to Oakland Volunteer Fire Department

LCRA awards $7,569 grant to Oakland Volunteer Fire Department New equipment for emergency response vehicles will help department respond in safer, quicker manner Nov. 29, 2022 Representatives from the Lower… ...
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LCRA awards $8,832 grant to New Bielau-Content Community Center

LCRA awards $8,832 grant to New Bielau-Content Community Center Parking lot, driveway repairs will improve access to community meeting space Nov. 29, 2022 LCRA representatives present an $8,832 grant to… ...
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LCRA, Bluebonnet Electric Co-op award $14,953 grant for new playground equipment

LCRA, Bluebonnet Electric Co-op award $14,953 grant for new playground equipment Winchester church to upgrade community park with updated, safer equipment Dec. 1, 2022 LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative representatives… ...
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San Antonio City Council appoints former councilman Michael Gallagher to temporarily fill District 10 seat

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‘I have so much love for the city’ Deshaun Watson talks about starting Sunday against the Texans

Watson will start for the first time as a member of the Cleveland Browns Sunday in Houston. ...
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39-year-old Celina man gets life in prison for 2021 murder of his wife, 2 teen children

During a 911 call, Michael Paton told dispatch he shot his wife and started a fire in the master bedroom while his two children were in the home. CELINA, Texas… ...
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Who has qualified for the knockout round at the World Cup?

Two teams from each group secure a spot in the round of 16, where the pressure intensifies to try and make it to the final World Cup match on Dec.… ...
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Who is Aaron Dean? Former Fort Worth officer charged in her death heads to trial three years later

WFAA took a look at Dean’s personnel files and videos of his job interview with Fort Worth P.D. to shed light on his past. FORT WORTH, Texas — Former Fort… ...
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‘The house was totally gone’: Home explosion rocks Tarrant County neighborhood, critically injuring man

Westworth Village police confirmed the incident was a home explosion. WESTWORTH VILLAGE, Texas — A home explosion rocked a Tarrant County neighborhood Thursday morning, sending one man to the hospital… ...
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WATCH: Whoopi Waxes Idiotic About Gay People Dying Because ‘Religious’ Doctors ‘Won’t See Them’

In this episode of Lying With Whoopi… Whoopi Goldberg, on Wednesday, again went off on Christians — “religious people,” as the co-host of “The View” is fond of sneering —… ...
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Joe Biden Suffers Another Crushing Defeat Over Student Debt Forgiveness

Joe Biden has suffered another crushing defeat over his illegal scheme to “forgive” student debt. The president has faced a challenge from six GOP-led states since he signed his order… ...
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San Antonio City Council chooses 3 for short list to replace Clayton Perry

SAN ANTONIO – A former councilman, a business professor, and a retired AT&T worker have made the short-list to replace District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry on the San Antonio City… ...
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San Antonio teen arrested after driving through New Braunfels plaza, crashing into building, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A 17-year-old from San Antonio was arrested after he allegedly drove through Main Plaza in New Braunfels and then crashed into a building and ran off, according… ...
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Truck driver surprised to wake up to huge fire at East Side truck stop

SAN ANTONIO – The flames and smoke were almost impossible to miss for anyone driving along an East Side highway early Thursday morning. According to San Antonio firefighters, a fire… ...
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‘She loved big’: Makenna Lee Elrod Seiler, 10, remembered for her big heart & love for animals

Editor’s note: This article is part of a KSAT 12 special project Remembering the Victims of the Robb Elementary School. Have you ever felt like you know someone just by… ...
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Police asking for help solving fatal shooting outside San Antonio hookah lounge

SAN ANTONIO – Police are asking for help identifying and locating the person, or people, responsible for the shooting death of a 20-year-old man. Crime Stoppers reports that Amari Lovings… ...
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Will the US face the Netherlands without Pulisic?

Pulisic was injured running into the Iranian goalie while scoring in the 38th minute of the Americans’ 1-0 win Tuesday. DOHA, Qatar — Having scored the winning goal for the… ...
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Family of Jake Flint speaks out after country singer dies hours after wedding

The 37-year-old country music artist’s family says their “hearts are broken over this tragic loss.” WASHINGTON — The family of country music artist Jake Flint, who died Sunday just hours… ...
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Orion’s Moon Crater Close-up

On the sixth day of the Artemis I mission, Nov. 21, 2022, the Orion spacecraft's optical navigation camera captured black-and-white images of craters on the Moon below. ...
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Socceroos Jumping For Joy After Historic Start to Australia’s Upstart World Cup Campaign

Australia have advanced to the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time since 2006, with coach Graham Arnold hailing his boys as a new “golden generation.” They now face a stiff test against one of the tournament favorites in Argentina this Saturday on just three-days rest. It would have been the safest
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Governor Abbott Announces Senior Staff Leadership

Governor Greg Abbott today announced senior staff leadership in his administration following hiring and staff changes. Governor Greg Abbott today announced senior staff leadership in his administration following hiring and staff changes. Gardner Pate, who was named Chief of Staff last month, will lead the Governor's team going into the 88th Legislative Session with Deputy Chief of Staff Jordan Hale and new Deputy Chief of Staff Toby Baker who will be joining the Governor's Office later this month.

"The upcoming legislative session will require a formidable staff within the Office of the Governor, and I am pleased to announce this experienced team of talented individuals who will help our office achieve great things for the people of Texas," said Governor Abbott. "Texans deserve leadership that will continue guiding our state towards a more prosperous future. I look forward to working alongside Gardner, Jordan, and Toby as this exceptional team tackles critical issues and enacts policies that will safeguard freedom and opportunity for every Texan across our great state."

Staff leadership announced today is effective immediately, with Toby Baker and Shayne Woodard beginning their roles on December 15, 2022.

Toby Baker will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff starting on December 15. Baker is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and previously served as Commissioner for the agency for six years. He also currently serves as an appointee to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Prior to joining TCEQ, Baker was a policy advisor in the Governor's Office and worked as an advisor, clerk, and staffer in the Texas Legislature. Baker received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Texas A&M George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Governor's Executive Development Program at the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Sarah Hicks has been promoted to Senior Advisor and Budget Director. Hicks joined Governor Abbott's team in October 2017 as the Budget Director and later assumed additional duties as Director of Budget and Policy. Hicks previously served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of State Relations at the Texas A&M University System. Prior to that, she worked as the Committee Director of the Texas Senate Committee on Finance for former State Senators Tommy Williams and Steve Ogden. Hicks holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Service Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Shayne Woodard will serve as Director of Legislative Affairs beginning on December 15. Woodard is the founder of Waterloo Lobby & Advocacy, Inc. Prior to founding his lobbying firm, Woodard was the Chief of Staff for Railroad Commissioner Barry Williamson. He has also worked as a legislative analyst for the Texas Association of Builders and as a staffer in and around the State Capitol for Comptroller Bob Bullock, the Texas Senate, and the Texas House of Representatives. Woodard is graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and a former Tech Student Body President. Woodard is succeeding Courtney Hjaltman, who will be departing for an appointment by the Governor, which will be announced in the coming days.

Tabatha Vasquez has been promoted to Policy Director. Vasquez previously served as the Governor's Deputy Budget and Policy Director. She has held various roles within the Legislature, including as a Chief of Staff in the House and as a Legislative Director and Sunset Committee Director for Senator Brian Birdwell. Prior to her state service, she consulted and managed dozens of campaigns for candidates at all levels of government, both in Texas and across the country. Vasquez attended Mars Hill University where she majored in sociology and criminal justice, minored in business, and played Division II Women's Soccer.

Renae Eze has been promoted to Communications Director. Eze has worked for Governor Abbott since 2020 and was most recently Press Secretary and Senior Communications Advisor within the Office of the Governor. Prior to joining Governor Abbott's office, Eze served as Communications Director for Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and as Deputy Communications Director for his gubernatorial campaign. She also previously served as Arizona Communications Director for the Republican National Committee, along with various other communications roles in politics and campaigns across the country. Eze is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Bonnie Diehl has been promoted to Director of Scheduling and Advance. Diehl has previously served as Governor Abbott's Deputy Director of Scheduling and Advance, Deputy Director of Advance, and Advance Representative since 2019. Prior to joining the Governor's Office, Diehl was Field Representative for Senator Jane Nelson and worked at Schneider Transportation. Diehl is a graduate of the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology.

The following senior staff will continue serving in their respective leadership roles within the Office of the Governor:

Gardner Pate was named Governor Abbott's Chief of Staff last month.

Jordan Hale will continue serving as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Steve Munisteri will remain Senior Advisor to Governor Abbott.

Adriana Cruz will remain Executive Director of Economic Development and Tourism.

Aimee Snoddy will remain Executive Director of the Public Safety Office.

Peggy Venable will continue to serve as Governor Abbott's Appointments Director.

James P. Sullivan will continue to serve as General Counsel to the Governor.

Wes Hambrick will continue serving as Director of State-Federal Relations.

Chelsea Holden will continue serving as Chief of Staff to First Lady Cecilia Abbott.

Suzanne Johnson will continue serving as Director of Administration. ...
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MSNBC Anchor Gets Mugged By Reality During Segment on J6 Committee Antics

The much-heralded (by the MSM) January 6 Committee has been wildly partisan from the start – by design. But even though that’s been more than obvious to conservatives from the… ...
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Forbes Exploits the Child Porn Issue on Twitter to Attack Elon Musk

The war against Twitter CEO Elon Musk continues. The activist media still cannot accept the fact that the left is losing its grip on the social media company and have… ...
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Woman dies after being shot in face on Northwest Side, SAPD says

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a woman was shot and killed on the city’s Northwest Side early Thursday morning. Officers were called around 1 a.m. to… ...
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SAPD: Man asleep inside house killed in apparent drive-by shooting on West Side

SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead following an apparent drive-by shooting at a home on the city’s West Side early Thursday morning, according to San Antonio police. The shooting… ...
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USDA Announces December 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for December 2022, which are effective Dec. 1, 2022. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs. ...
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Watch ‘Elf’ under the stars and see Santa in a parade: Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend

Not only is it December (already??), but this weekend’s holiday events schedule is jam-packed with festive fun! DALLAS — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Not only is… ...
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College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams

The plan to expand the playoff was unveiled publicly in June 2021 and it took 18 months of haggling and delays to finally complete the process. The College Football Playoff… ...
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Harry and Meghan doc footage puts royal rift at forefront

The teaser trailer for Harry and Meghan’s upcoming Netflix documentary was released as their royal relatives – William and Kate – are on a U.S. trip. LOS ANGELES — Footage… ...
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Sen. John Kennedy Has the Perfect Take on Joe Biden’s Energy Policy

Joe Biden’s energy policy doesn’t make a lot of sense. The only way it makes any sense is if you’re trying to kill the American energy industry. He’s been attacking… ...
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Cellphone business owner from San Antonio sentenced to 44 months in prison for fraud case

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was sentenced to 44 months in prison on Wednesday for selling cellphones that he did not have access to. Sergio Soto, Jr., 35,… ...
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Americans filed 225,000 applications for unemployment benefits last week

Applications for unemployment benefits are a proxy for layoffs, and viewed with other employment data, shows that American workers have strong job security. WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying… ...
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Victim takes stand in 2019 Deep Ellum attack trial; suspect also testifying

Austin Shuffield’s case has been on trial in Dallas County court this week. DALLAS — A man charged with aggravated assault after video in 2019 showed him punching a woman… ...
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Biden welcomes Macron amid friction over US climate law

Biden is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House for a visit that will conclude with the first state dinner of the Biden administration. WASHINGTON — Presidents Joe Biden… ...
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Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy

It’s a question that comes up every time there’s an eruption that threatens human infrastructure: How do you stop molten-hot lava? HONOLULU — Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people… ...
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EasyJet and Rolls-Royce Successfully Test 100% Hydrogen-Powered Jet Engine

Rolls-Royce and easyJet yesterday confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern jet engine on green hydrogen fuel. The ground test was conducted on an early concept demonstrator using green hydrogen that was created by wind and tidal power. It marks a major step towards proving that
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Governor Abbott Appoints Waldrip Presiding Judge Of The Third Administrative Judicial Region

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dib Waldrip as Presiding Judge of the Third Administrative Judicial Region for a term set to expire four years from the date of qualification.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dib Waldrip as Presiding Judge of the Third Administrative Judicial Region for a term set to expire four years from the date of qualification.

Dib Waldrip of New Braunfels is Judge of the 433rd Judicial District in Comal County, where he has served since 2007. Previously, he served as the District Attorney for Comal County for nearly 10 years. He is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Texas Judicial Needs Assessment Council, Comal County Juvenile Probation Board, fellow of the Texas State Bar College and a trial advocate and judicial fellow for the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is a member and past President of the Texas Association of District Judges and the Texas Association of Specialty Courts, Co-Founder of the Comal County Client Choice Indigent Defense Program, Comal County Children's Advocacy Center, and the Comal County Sexual Assault Response Team. Additionally, he is a former member of the Governor's Office Criminal Justice Division Specialty Court Grant Review Committee and the Texas Violent Gangs Task Force. Waldrip received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Journalism from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. Additionally, he attended the F.B.I. National Law Enforcement Academy for advanced law enforcement training. ...
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Axios Journo Frets Elon Musk is Becoming ‘More and More Republican’

You knew it was coming. After weeks of liberal tantrums over Elon Musk taking over Twitter — tantrums led mostly by left-leaning “journalists” who had convinced themselves they ran the… ...
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