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 bad for America. Read more »
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 County Republican headquarters on Tuesday night, August 25, 2015. Read more »
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. Read more »
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stood before Judge George Gallagher in a state district court in Collin County and the AG pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges leveled against him. Moments later, Paxton’s criminal defense attorney, Joe Kendall, filed a motion to withdraw from representing Paxton in the proceedings. Read more »
As Texans, we have a style of our own – from our hospitality to our headwear.
But you may be surprised to hear the iconic symbol of Western culture, the cowboy hat, only became an official state symbol a couple months ago courtesy of the 84th Texas Legislature. This makes Texas the first state to designate an officially sanctioned hat. Read more »
Donald Trump’s newly released immigration position paper is the precise mix of fantasy and ignorance that one would expect from the newly self-described Republican. Trump’s policies would grind down economic growth, slow assimilation and ultimately fail to rein in unlawful immigration. Read more »
I met with the Nueces County Medical Society last week. We are in dire need of funding to expand residency programs in South Texas. More than a dozen doctors in Corpus Christi discussed the issues they face delivering healthcare in South Texas. Shockingly, Texas is 48th in the nation in physicians per capita. Clearly, more needs to be done to improve the state’s standing in this area, such as more residency slots. Read more »