WA Delegate (non-executive): The Big Tex Santa Nation of NewTexas (elected 10 years 86 days ago)
Founder: The Big Tex Santa Nation of NewTexas
Embassies: Wysteria, The Heartland, 10000 Islands, Canada, Yggdrasil, Antarctic Oasis, Monkey Island, Liberty Alliance, North Pacific, The Black Market, Kittens Sanctuary, Malibu Islands, Ulthar, Global Right Alliance, Spiritus, Renegade Islands Alliance, and 2 others.Nasicournia, and The Exodus.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Least Corrupt Governments in Texas
World Census officials visited a range of government departments and recorded how frequently bribes were required to complete simple administrative requests.
As a region, Texas is ranked 11,942nd in the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
|1.||The Concordium of Independent Planets||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Freedom above all.”|
|2.||The Federation of Amandil||Left-wing Utopia||“Eat More Chicken!”|
|3.||The Giantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“If it doesn't matter who wins or loses; why keep score?”|
|4.||The Confederacy of Bardall||Capitalizt||“Individuality is freedom lived”|
|5.||The Most Serene Republic of Blandings and Fenwick||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem”|
|6.||The Allied States of AmandilTwo||Civil Rights Lovefest||“ ”|
|7.||The Southeast Texan People of United States of Woodward||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“God. People. Freedom.”|
|8.||The Republic of Another former VP||Democratic Socialists||“Don't tread on me”|
|9.||The Liberal Democracy of Seeker Alpha||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Honor is everything; dogma is absurd!”|
|10.||The Friendly Republic of Dennisov||Left-Leaning College State||“Can we ever have too much of a good thing?”|
- 61 minutes ago: Archduke ceased to exist.
- 5 hours ago: The Empire of United Sectors of Earth of the region The Truly Holy Roman Union proposed constructing embassies.
- 11 hours ago: The Republic of Mangano arrived from Balder.
- 13 hours ago: Free states of dixon ceased to exist.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: The western highlands ceased to exist.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: Texas and coahuila ceased to exist.
- 1 day 13 hours ago: The Mystical Nation of Nidos departed this region for Lazarus.
- 1 day 13 hours ago: The Mystical Nation of Nidos arrived from Launching Point.
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Lathueva ceased to exist.
- 2 days 9 hours ago: The United States of CheeszitStan departed this region for The South Pacific.
Texas Regional Message Board
50 Chats a year - we always take off Christmas and New Year, well except Year 1 and Year 2 when nobody showed up, probably for good reason. Every 7 years Christmas and New Year are actually on Saturday. Go figure. So, no, they are not 520 consecutive Chats.
Let us know if you need help. We have a team from the Starfleet Corps of Engineers standing by to help with construction. Especially if you wish to utilize transporter technology. For those not trusting the transporter, we suggest a high speed monorail system or hover cars.
http://youtu.be/m1NkYRv9JyI A newly posted video of the implosion of the West Stands of Kyle Field at 8:00am this morning. I took it from the Reed Arena Parking lot in between the Rec center and the west campus garage.
***** State of The Region Address *****
December 21, 2014
Greetings Citizens of Texas!
Texas Elections Voting Week is over. It is our great pleasure to present to the region, the brand new Texas Government!!!
***The Texas Government***
**The Texas Cabinet**
The Governor of Texas - The Big Tex Santa Nation of NewTexas
The Lieutenant Governor of Texas - The Giantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins
The Secretary of Defense of Texas - The Federation of Amandil
The Secretary of State of Texas - The Holy Empire of Richard
The Secretary of World Assembly Affairs of Texas - The No Man's Land of No TV and No Beer
**Texas Representative Council**
**Texas Constitutional Update**
The Great Region of Texas officially issues Congratulations to each and every nation that was elected, that ran, that voted, that viewed these proceedings! These were some great elections as usual despite all the seeming irregularities that were all technically correct! This Trimester, all Cabinet positions were uncontested. That means each and every candidate faced No Confidence all alone. Each and every one of them pulled out the win. It was really no shocker since we had all tried and true candidates with Texas Government experience longer than your arm. The Secretary of State was the only close race, but the Pharaoh had it in the bag all along.
In Texas Constitutional matters, we had a Constitutional matter up for a vote. However, it was revealed that the Texas Election Commission overstepped its bounds and the Amendment was removed from the slate. The issue about the line of secession will be sorted out in the next Election. The Texas Election has been cautioned not to do that again.
A little-known, previously-unused clause of Texas Constitution was invoked in the Texas Representative Council race throwing it into turmoil. It seems that the Constitution states that if the nominees do not declare their willingness to run, then they are removed from the ballot. Only two of the eleven nominees publicly-accepted their nomination. So, only two were elected. We suspect there are some other nuggets in the Constitution that will allow is to fill it out, but we are going to have to wait until our crack legal staff have analyzed it before taking any action. Needless to say, we predict some significant Constitutional reforms next Election. As for the current Council, we have a mix of old and new with incumbent Trecdom returning and new Texan, Indian Empire, joining the TRC for the first time.
No Confidence was the big loser this Election. They did receive votes in virtually all races, but nothing significant. It is heartening to see No Confidence coming up short because that means we had a good slate. The Governor defeated No Confidence resoundingly and it was a relief to see no votes for No Confidence.
Please join us in commending all of Texas for their participation in this Trimester's Election! Once again, this Election saw more participation in the many of the trimesters or Trimesters in recent years. The turnout was awesome and we had speeches in all races. There were no tomatoes this Trimester, but that is Ok too. It is nice to see Texans pull together. Texans are still very much alive, yet older, and are a dynamic bunch even after all these years! Kudos!
Big cheers to all the returning Texas Representative Council members and returning Cabinet members! Farewell to the departing ones, your service is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you once again in the future! Special thanks to all who ran and if you didn't win, we hope you run again in the future.
Overall, this has been great fun and a highlight for all Texans. We look forward to seeing how the new freely-elected Government of Texas will make Texas bigger, better and greater than ever! Cheers to The Great Region of Texas!
The Announcement & Party is posted here: http://invisionfree.com/forums/Texas/index.php?showtopic=8677
Long Live The Great Region of Texas!
Governor of Texas
Hey The Play Action Pass of Indian Empire we should renovate the TRC chambers before the rest of the council members show up.
I can do good with zetaboards, I could create a whole forum for us.
Anyone else watch the Kyle Field Implosion today?
I have put in the first new change involving the TRC. If you see something like trolls, mongols, raiders in our fine region, something we need to do (if we haven't already). I have created a thread for this on our forums. Feel free to put it there.
-The TRC and Indian Empire
I didn't mean literally create a new forum. I meant redecorate the interior. I'll have my engineers come up with something.
A new skin?
I'll figure that out.