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Letters to Editor

Letters to Editor

Dear Mr. Larson, In the month of February, the “Cass County Citizens Journal-Sun” has provided the readers with excellent opportunities to learn about the election process and the ballots for the primary. The first coverage was about the “Potatoes and Politics” political forum. You not only reported the event through the newspaper publication, but also and through the “Journal-Sun” Facebook page with a video of the forum. I have had reports from voters that they found the postings to be of great help and all was very well done.

 Texas History Minute

Texas History Minute

Not everyone is destined to win all the races they race or the fights that they fight. And on some special select occasions, some of those daring souls are recognized for what they do achieve and the importance of the work to which they dedicate their lives. One of those figures is one-time Amarillo mayor Ernest O. Thompson. Thompson was denied his attempt to become governor decades ago, but his impact as a Railroad Commissioner still has a strong impact on modern Texas.

Federal judge appears skeptical of new border

Federal judge appears skeptical of new border

A federal judge is expected to rule quickly on the constitutionality of a Texas law about to go into effect that institutes new state penalties for illegal border crossings. During a hearing last week, U.S. District Judge David Ezra said he had concerns that other states would follow Texas’ lead in creating their own immigration laws – a power given exclusively to the federal government under the U.S. Constitution.

Texas History Minute

It often takes courage to stand up for a principle. Because of people who do, the world starts to change. One Texas dentist, Dr. Lonnie Smith, changed the way Americans vote. A 1944 Supreme Court decision forced Texas and states across the country to change election laws.

Moran votes to impeach Mayorkas

Congressman Nathaniel Moran (TX-01) released the following statement after voting to impeach U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: “Impeachment is a tool that should not be taken lightly. House Republicans have conducted a thorough review and investigation of the actions the Department of Homeland Security has taken under Secretary Mayorkas, which found not only did he ignore his statutory and Constitutional duty to secure the border, but he also actively worked against those mandates put in place to protect and secure our southern border.

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