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  • Evidently your staff had nothing better to do on Mother’s Day than to falsely accuse Rep. Byron Cook, suggesting that Cook is supporting legislation that the majority of Texas Republicans oppose.
  • A friend of mine was invited to Omaha to part of the Berkshire Hathaway 50th anniversary celebration. To attend a Berkshire Hathaway stockholder meeting is to attend a celebration of free markets and capitalism, but the irony is that Warren Buffett, the...
  • After sailing to approval in the Texas House, a package of bonds worth about $3.1 billion in college campus construction might have a more uncertain future in the Texas Senate. The bill approved earlier this month in the House drew only a few “no” votes...
  • "Any honest discussion of immigration must acknowledge that our immigration system is more complex and restricted than virtually any other sector of the economy."
  • Three years ago, I don't think I would have ever imagined myself defending the decriminalization of marijuana, much less the legalization of it. My first ministry internship while in college included living with and working in a half way house. I've seen...

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We are saddened by the weekend's tragic storms and flooding that took lives and damaged or destroyed more than a thousand homes and businesses. I am meeting with local officials and surveying damaged areas, and my office...
It’s Friday night. You come home from work, tired and hungry for supper.There is a big stack of mail on the table you sift through, including one piece addressed to you from the government.You open the envelope only to find...
It is irresponsible to allow people to drive without a license or permit, no matter where they are from or their legal status, and it is unfortunate that this legislation never made it to the House floor for consideration....
As our economy continues to lurch towards a recovery, I believe it is necessary for Congress to provide relief to American businesses and give them the economic certainty they need to succeed. Research and development allows...
As we gather this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with our friends and family, please take a moment to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have freedom. America is a stronger country...
Why is mandatory drug-testing for welfare not the law all around the country?One would think that the people funding those on welfare would at least like to know that they are living a drug-free life. Why should taxpayers...
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in praising passage of H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness...
KLRN broadcast the first round of the five planned debates between appointed Mayor Ivy Taylor and Leticia Van de Putte which aired last Friday night, May 15. Rick Casey was the moderator of the 18 minute bout on “Texas Week...
In the early morning hours of Monday, while most of the city was asleep, the diligent Houston Police Department responded to a robbery call at an Exxon service station.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Americans began to look at our national security in a different light. No longer were the lines of battle neatly drawn and enemies easily identified. In the 21st century, threats would be...
The tactics of these activists may be annoying. Following elected officials around and asking questions while refusing to identify yourself is certainly new at the Texas Capitol, but what is not new is trying to paint a...
On Thursday, April 23, 2015 San Jose Mission in San Antonio, Texas held its very first naturalization ceremony during National Park Week. It was an exciting day for the 49 men and women from 22 different countries, including...
In addition to having a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend, let's all take the chance to reflect upon and remember those who gave their lives so we can be free.
In my new assignment as Chairman of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, I am working to ensure that federal agencies under my jurisdiction uphold the law as written by Congress – not as the President wishes they were...
Wednesday the House passed historic, bipartisan legislation to combat human trafficking in America. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) is now on its way to the President's desk to be signed into law. JVTA was...
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would authorize more than $3 billion in bonds for construction and renovation projects at 64 higher education campuses across the state. Schools in North Texas would get a...
Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton blasted CNN for putting as-yet unproven information out as verifiable fact. The news network posted a statement in an article earlier this week which asserted four of the nine people...
Most of us have left a comment online or used platforms like Yelp or TripAdvisor to post a review of a restaurant or product. However did you know that leaving a comment or posting a review can actually lead to a lawsuit....
On May 13, the House passed H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which prohibits bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

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