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Gun rights shouldn't be only for the wealthy

Texas is moving closer to setting another standard for personal freedom in the new year with legislation that will increase access to firearms for all people, not only those who pay to play. The Lone Star state's commitment to the right to bear arms will be demonstrated once again, assuming the bill passes, by reducing the fee for a License to Carry to zero.

Judge charged with felony theft

Law enforcement authorities with the Texas Rangers recently charged a justice of the peace with felony theft between $1,000 and $20,000. Reportedly, the judge was taken into custody on Oct. 13 and later released on a personal recognizance bond. The woman, who is the serving justice of the peace for Brooks County, allegedly wrote a series of checks to illegal game rooms in Falfurrias.

2 Texas women taken into custody for theft

Police say that two females taken into custody on Oct. 16 confessed to 50 break-ins across multiple cities in northern portion of Texas. Authorities first made contact with the women after a traffic stop that took place at 4 a.m. that morning after an illegal lane change. When police approached their vehicle, they saw power tools, a vice grip and a lock cutter.

Texas is hot spot for watercraft theft

The state of Texas has a lot of watercraft theft compared to most other parts of the country. According to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Texas ranks number three for watercraft theft after Florida and California. Although Texas is still one of the top five states for watercraft theft, there were fewer watercraft thefts in 2014 than there have been in other years.

Texas credit card fraud laws define acts, defenses

Credit card fraud is a felony in Texas. Its definition includes a number of different acts. To offer a few examples, each of using another person's credit card, selling a card, buying a card from other than its issuer, making use of a fictitious card, or using a card that has expired or been revoked may constitute credit card fraud under the Texas Penal Code.

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