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Rep. Lyle Larson

A handful of lawmakers at the state capitol are outraged by the latest regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The new rules are aimed at controlling the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease among the Texas deer population.

Following the passage of the updated regulations, Rep. Lyle Larson, a Republican from San Antonio sent out a tweet that chastised Parks and Wildlife officials for violating private property owner’s rights.

Ryan E. Poppe

Last summer Texas Parks and Wildlife officials began working on state regulations for testing the state’s deer population for chronic wasting disease, an illness that can wipe out entire herds of deer at a time.  One year later,the disease is still being detected and the state has devised new plans that aren’t sitting well with deer breeders and captive deer ranchers.

Wiki Commons

Texas Democrats ended their convention in San Antonio this weekend with a call for Sanders supporters to unite behind Hillary Clinton.  But while that seemed to be happening, Sanders delegates also want Clinton to embrace the “Bern.”

 

During his Friday night keynote speech U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro rallied the Democrats for Clinton.

 

Ryan E. Poppe

A U.S. federal judge in Dallas has ruled that Texas cannot block Syrian refugees from being resettled within the state over alleged security concerns.  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Supreme Court rules the Veterans Affairs Administration should be doing more to award government contracts to veteran-owned businesses. 

In a ruling announced today, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the VA had not properly used guidelines set by Congress to increase the number of disabled veteran run small businesses being considered for federal contracts.

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