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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has sent a follow-up letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper raising his concerns about "religious discrimination" in the Department of Defense (DOD) and how the department should address "its culture of hostility towards religion." "The Department must do better. It must take affirmative steps to stop those in its ranks from targeting ..."

Ed Young, founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church, is challenging churches across the U.S. to reopen their doors, warning that the spiritual ramifications of refusing to meet outweigh the hype of the coronavirus pandemic ...

Texas has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, prompting the White House’s coronavirus task force coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, to call the state one of “three New Yorks.” Some have even blamed the state’s early attempt to reopen as the cause of surge. While the surge needs to be taken seriously, there are reasons to be optimistic ...

One Houston doctor is fighting for a drug combination with which she has successfully treated over 350 Covid-19 patients. She says that given in the early stages of the virus, the drug is an effective treatment and can also be given as a prophylaxis for high risk patients. Stella Immanuel, MD, is a primary care physician who runs an urgent care and pediatric clinic and also works in ...

Finding unity in shared Christian values, not racial division or political posturing, was the message that undergirded the recent Pastors' Breakfast hosted by the Texas Pastor Council on July 9, 2020, in Pearland, TX. Pastors of "every color, every corner" of central and north Brazoria County and region, and area elected officials and law enforcement leaders participated in the Pastors' Critical Issues Briefing that included ...

Yesterday, after 15 ½ hrs. of some 250+ virtual testimonies about the revising of Health Education curriculum standards (TEKS), the Texas State Board of Education finally finished at 1:10 A. M. this morning ... To save time and space, I have only addressed the Reproductive and Sexual Health Strand in this article ...

Governor Greg Abbott announced a temporary pause on any further phases to reopen Texas as the state responds to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Businesses that were permitted to open under the previous phases can continue to operate at the designated occupancy levels and under the minimum standard health protocols provided by the ...

After attending the George Floyd funeral in Houston on Tuesday, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved several new studies and policies related to law enforcement in the state’s largest county. The proposals were mostly unveiled late last Friday in a 4-page supplemental/emergency agenda that included eight police-related items proposed by Commissioner Rodney Ellis (D-Pct. 1), along with related proposals from ...

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told "Fox News @ Night" Wednesday that former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' criticism of President Trump was an unneeded "distraction" and that America must "turn to God" if it wants to overcome racism ... "We have racism in this country, Shannon," Patrick said. "But it's really an issue of love. It's loving God. You cannot love your fellow man, if you don't love God -- and we have a country where we've been working really hard, particularly on the left, to kick God out ...

The death of approximately 1,500 Texans due to COVID-19 in the first five months of 2020 is unfortunate and alarming until put in perspective by comparing it to the 7,500 Texans who died with the flu ... The World Health Organization estimates that 1 billion people worldwide get the flu every year with 290,000 to 650,000 deaths of flu-related cases every year worldwide. In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that ...