Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled that the lesser prairie chicken is a "threatened" species and is entitled to protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The lesser prairie chicken has habitats in five states, including Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma
West Texas' three Congressional Republicans split their votes Thursday afternoon when the vote was taken on the Bipartisan Budget Act. The bill passed 332-94-7
Congressmen Mac Thornberry (R- Clarendon) and Mike Conaway (R- Midland) both sided with the Ryan-led Republicans and voted for the bill
The vote was mainly along party lines with 15 Republicans voting against the bill
Early Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will go to court concerning Texas Voter ID law
The U.S. House voted to delay two key provisions of Obamacare on Wednesday
A scaled down version of the Farm Bill was passed by the U.S. House
The Fish and Wildlife Service has yielded to a group of congressmen who requested an extension on the Lesser Prairie-Chicken being placed on the threatened species list.
Congressmen Neugebauer and Conaway voted against HR 8 (fiscal cliff bill) while Congressman Thornberry voted for it
The Border Patrol Station in Lubbock that was scheduled to be closed later this year won’t close as soon as expected.
The three Congressmen from West Texas are protesting the proposed closing of Border Patrol stations in their districts