That can be the only explanation for the election results we saw in Harris County for the 2016 general election; all of the voters showed up inebriated.  YEAH!  Just kidding!  Kind of....
Last week I participated in several events in the Rio Grande Valley, where I visited with agriculture leaders, business owners, and border mayors, and received briefings from U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Rio Grande Valley...
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial...
This past summer President Obama threatened to put Britain “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with the United States should the British vote to leave the European Union and reclaim their independence. Despite such...
A British Islamic State fighter who is believed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, according to reports.
Governor Abbott is pushing for a well-intended but dangerous call for an Article V Convention of the States known as the ‘Texas Plan.’The Governor admits there is nothing wrong with the constitution but lack of enforcement...
The Higher Education Committee will take up a bill from its chairman, Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, on Wednesday. The measure would ax the state's tuition set-aside program, which makes public universities reserve as much as...
On a recent flight, flight attendant Shelia Fredrick of Alaska Airlines noticed a young girl, 14 or 15 years old, with blonde hair. Shelia approached two individuals, but the young girl refused to speak or make contact with...
Fighting for the Constitution as given to us by our Founders is a noble goal and the anxiety of the conservative con-con collaborators is understandable. We at The New American and The John Birch Society welcome the...
Today on the Senate floor, I contrasted the bipartisan accomplishments of last Congress with the current obstructionism from Senate Democrats. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
Weingarten Realty owns several shopping centers in Texas. Recently they were sued by plaintiffs who had never visited the shopping center. The complaint? Allegedly, nine designated ADA van accessible parking spaces were not...
Since the start of the new Congress, the Senate has been rolling back some of the more than 22,000 rules and regulations issued during the Obama Administration.
You are the Light of the World. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14, 16PROVIDENCE: A College Preparatory School for Girls...
We need a ground-up rethinking of our entire immigration system. A new system ought to be flexible, embrace America’s traditional openness, and have clear and simple exclusions that are easily enforceable.
A proposal aimed at making it even more difficult than it already is for organized labor groups to operate in Texas is one step closer to reality. Senate Bill 13 would make it illegal in this "right to work" state for the...
Yesterday, I visited XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources facilities to get a firsthand look at energy development activities in the Permian Basin region.
Last week, I, along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and David Perdue (R-GA), introduced the Iran Terror-Free Skies Act, legislation that would counter I
Houston just had the Super Bowl, and it was great for those who attended and for our hotels and restaurants.Now, the special interests are saying we need to spend money ($400 million?) to be competitive with Miami, LA,...
Americans are tired of an overpriced healthcare system that is costing taxpayers, employers and policyholders way too much. With skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, Obamacare is neither affordable nor does it provide...
I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I've known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he's a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice...

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