Apples and artichokes
"Texas’ high school graduation rate went from 27th in the country in 2002, to second highest in the country in 2013."
Texas, may I?
"Texas still owns all of its public lands. If the federal gov't wants to create a park, they must ask permission!"
Non-binding mediation service
Muslims "attempted to establish the first Islamic Sharia court inside the United States in the town of Irving, Texas."
Letter supports claim
"Jasper County in Texas raised property taxes by 7 percent in order to pay for one death penalty case."
Texas has "the nation's highest rate and highest number of uninsured."
Less bullion might move and it's not in Federal Reserve
A Texas law "will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas."
"Texas now has the second-highest high school graduation rate in the country. And it has the highest graduation rate for African Americans and Hispanics."
Lions and tigers and martial law
Greg Abbott "activated the state guard to monitor" Jade Helm 15 "in case the troops try to impose martial law, disarm innocent Texans, and detain them in tunnels beneath closed Walmart stores."
"In the last seven years of my tenure, Texas created 1.5 million new jobs. As a matter of fact, without Texas, America would have lost 400,000 jobs."
"We’re the only nation in the world that does not use the military to secure our border."
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
Around 1 in 3 Texas children
"One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps."
Some Austin teachers fare better
Austin school district "teachers are the lowest paid of any urban" Texas district and the "lowest paid of any surrounding school district."
Squishy at both ends
"Every year we spend roughly $500 billion on tax compliance. That is roughly the budget of our entire military, entirely wasted on tax compliance."
Others strapped too
"Austin is the only city in an arid landscape in the western United States dependent on a single source of water."
UPDATED: Hospitals strapped many ways
"In the last 24 months, 10 rural Texas hospitals have been forced to shut their doors because state leaders" chose not to expand Medicaid.
No such evidence
"Transgender individuals in the U.S. have a 1-in-12 chance of being murdered."
UPDATED: Yes as governor, no as presidential prospect
On reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.
More relief in 2006
I "helped pass what, if enacted, would be the largest tax cut in Texas history through the State Senate."
Room to improve
Texas agriculture is "at 98 percent efficiency" in water use and "just about maxed out as to what we can do on the conservation end of it."
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