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The Texas Advance Directive Act of 1999 (TADA) describes “Advance Directives to Physicians” (what most people would call a “Living Will”) and contains Section 166.046, an attempt to outline the procedure for resolving a disagreement between a doctor and patients or their surrogates about what is medically appropriate treatment.
The law currently in effect requires the doctor to notify the patient or the surrogate when he or
VOCES Action and King Street Live teamed up last night to introduce a panel of immigration experts to discuss immigration reform and border security. The event was moderated by VOCES Action National Director and TexasGOPVote blogger Adryana Boyne and panelists included TexasGOPVote blogger and US Border Watch volunteer Bob Price, TexasGOPVote blogger and immigration attorney Linda Vega, former Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina, founder of Cross Culture Communications Edward Retta, and
Don't let this opportunity pass you by. There are several political entities in Texas holding elections this May, some of which started early voting this week. This is everyone's chance to have a real impact on the future of politics in Texas. It might be difficult to get excited about a local election in May, but voters should take notice. With gridlock in Washington bringing governance to a slow crawl, it is the perfect time to go local.
In Harris County, the most populous county in Texas, 445 people show up to vote on the first day of early voting. 445! You and your immediate family could possibly be the deciding votes in such a low turnout election. If you've ever wanted to make a difference
White House Correspondent’s Dinner: Parade of the Assclowns Laughing Over Issues that are Destroying America
While a majority of Americans are struggling to put food on the table, suffocating under an extreme tax burden, sacrificing comforts for necessities and fighting for our rights that the federal government is stripping right and left…. political elites, the Washington press corps, hollywood celebrities, and the Obamas dress up, party hearty and poke fun over Republican/Democrat battles that are not funny to the rest of America. Read more »
FRIDAY WAS A DAY OF CONTRASTS.
Earlier that day, I streamed the live broadcast of President Obama addressing Planned Parenthood’s annual gathering in Washington D.C. This smaller, low-profile event in front of a modest gathering of 1000 Planned Parenthood volunteers and supporters,
State Rep. Jason Villalba’s Teacher Appraisal Bill is Another Vital Step Toward Upgrading Texas Public Schools
Texas’ 83rd Legislative Session features an important theme, reflected in numerous pending bills: the determination to improve the public education system, and to protect and advance school choice, especially for low-income families. Texas Republicans are leading the way.
One aspect of upgrading public schools, reviewing the caliber of our teacher performance appraisal process,
Senator Marco Rubio has launched a new ad campaign to explain and gain support for his Conservative Immigration Reform program. The ad targets what we have been saying on TexasGOPVote for quite some time, de facto amnesty, strong border security and other strict rules on immigrants who are in this country either through illegal entry or visa overstays.
Current immigration policy and our refusal to deal with the related problems have, in fact, given
John Esquivel Chief Patrol Agent Laredo Sector Headquarters
On April 4, 2013 SREC SD21 Naomi Narvaiz led a delegation to Laredo, Texas to meet with John Esquivel, Chief Patrol Agent of the Laredo Sector Headquarters, US Customs and Border Protection. Others in the delegation were Jeff Narvaiz, Trudy and Russell Hayter from Hays County GOP, Lori Granados Campaign Manager for Senator Donna Campbell SD25 and myself from Comal County. We found Chief Esquivel to be welcoming and disposed to answer any questions we had. Read more »
By way of background, I have been a licensed attorney for almost 23 years. Of those 23 years, I spent nine years as a state prosecutor and over 2 years as a federal prosecutor. As a federal prosecutor, I prosecuted the entire gambit of border immigration cases including misdemeanor violations of border entries (8 U.S.C. § 1325), felony re-entry of a removed aliens (8 U.S.C. § 1326), and felony alien smuggling cases (8 U.S.C. § 1324). Read more »
The Texas Legislature is designed to kill legislation, not to pass it. There are countless ways in which legislation can die. Put simply: That's usually a good thing. The vast majority of the time, the government should get out of the way and let the private sector do its thing. After all, less legislation usually equals less government and less government always equals more freedom.
The flip side of that, though, is that there are times when the machine of Austin politics can kill very good legislation. Our readers know that one thing that has got to stop in Texas is the intentional misclassification of workers, sometimes called payroll fraud. It's a huge problem in the construction industry, and there are some companies that would love to go right on cheating taxpayers by avoiding payroll taxes and using the gray areas of the law to hire illegal immigrants. Read more »