Uptick started in 2011
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
Smaller than Bulgaria's army too
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.
Just don't alarm
"Public display of a long rifle is perfectly legal in Texas."
Perry: It's ok if a state wants to set a minimum
Democratic National Committee
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Bills counted since 1947
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
Before passage of Civil Rights Act of 1957
During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."
Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.
Box office open
The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
Cruz spoke in Rio Grande Valley on a Tuesday in 2013
"Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once."
Not a cost-of-living comparison
"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."
Officials from Panhandle to Valley
"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."
Get off my lawn
Austin is "a city that has basically doubled in size every 25 years or so since it was founded."
Some local purpling
Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."
Poverty, obesity linked
Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Nearly 40 percent of his McAllen-area constituents suffer from obesity.
State's rate perennially high
"Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the nation. ... And there are more uninsured children in Texas than in any other state."
2nd among big states, 3rd among all 50
"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."
Along with other stores
"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.
More than San Antonio, less than Houston
City of Austin
"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.
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