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  • Last week I spent a lot of time talking transportation, which is critical to our state and the nation. On Wednesday, I spoke at the South Texas Transportation Summit in Victoria and on Thursday I spoke to the I-69 alliance in Houston after the opening of...
  • "I am frustrated that some believe that the government can instantly or effectively solve certain problems of the community just by passing a new law."
  • Federal agencies with oversight over various industries are taking the problem of worker misclassification more seriously and are taking steps to rein in as many bad actors as possible, according to various reports.Worker misclassification, as you may...
  • The IRS targeted, intimidated, and harassed many Americans because of their political philosophy. The people are still waiting for answers about why their government is engaged in this Soviet-style behavior.First, 2 years of emails were lost. Now we...
  • The strength of the friendship between the United States and the South Korea yesterday was forged under fire and toughened by more than six decades of facing down mutual security threats and working together to improve the everyday lives of our citizens...

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On November 15, 1946, Jerry Patterson was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Houston public schools and graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School in 1965. In college at Texas A&M, Jerry lettered in swimming and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. As a history major, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree,...

This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban – an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden said on Thursday that 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is likely aware her personal email server exposed sensitive national intelligence. Snowden added that...
Three Pakistani police officers were killed and several more were wounded today in a failed police operation on a Pakistani Taliban hideout in Peshawar.
If Sanders is waking up the nationalist socialists on the Democratic side, it is hard to say what Trump's long term goal for conservatism is or if he even has one. Trump has challenged the status quo and the Republican...
Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was executed because he wore the uniform of a Texas peace officer. May justice be swift and harsh for his killer. As a former prosecutor and Judge I have tried cases where peace...
This election is seeing an evolution of what it means to be a liberal or if there is just a thing as a liberal.
The escalation of anti-white and anti-cop rhetoric has been building since militant black activists began marching in support of #BlackLivesMatter after the suicide of Sandra Bland.
My Field Reprehensive Luis Buentello and I enjoyed catching up with folks at the Portland Chamber lunch. In my keynote, I talked about issues like the REINS act, the need for a long term highway bill and why the Iran deal is...
A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been...
Erika will likely remain at tropical storm strength as it nears Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. The center said Erika is expected to weaken and could even dissipate in the next 12 to 24 hours. "If the...
Trump may have stumbled into an immigration reform that could reach agreement with all spectrums of the Party. A few years back, Trump viewed Romney's self deportation plan as cruel and bad politics. He added that he would...
Conservatives are torn over the issue of legalization for illegal immigrants. Some, like Sen. Marco Rubio, support a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, while others, like political scientist Peter Skerry,...
The CIA and US special operations forces have launched a secret campaign to hunt terrorism suspects in Syria as part of a targeted killing program that is run separately from the broader US military offensive against Isis (...
In the Houston Mayoral race in 2015 there are 7 serious candidates, 13 candidates in all, and an estimated $7 million to be spent. A major factor in this race will be the bathroom ordinance, or as it is otherwise called by...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed that the Islamic Republic would violate outstanding United Nations restrictions governing the country’s ballistic missile program and that the behavior would not violate the recent...
On Friday, I visited my alma mater, Incarnate Word Academy, and spoke with students in AP government. They had great questions, including one I've never been asked before, “what do you think is the most important states'...
There is political correctness and then there is simply stupidity. ESPN'a most recent suspension of Curt Schilling is an example of stupidity and the stupidity is on the part of ESPN.
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The crew includes a French astrobiologist, a German...
The South Texas Grassroots Volunteers, which includes Bexar County, were treated to a visit by Heidi Nelson Cruz, wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz. A room filled with over 200 supporters welcomed her at the Bexar...
Thursday I released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule which a federal judge in North Dakota has blocked from taking effect on Friday, August 28th.

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