Family

Republicans must come together to stand for policies that strengthen the core of society: The traditional family. Marriage must be protected. Life must be respected. Liberals suggest the policies we embrace are “divisive wedge issues,” but they could not be more wrong. Policies that strengthen the family are essential to a GOP that keeps its core conservative principles.
An apparent road rage incident on an interstate highway in Albuquerque, New Mexico, escalated to a shooting that killed a 4-year-old girl. A suspect in the shooting was arrested the following day and remains in custody on a...
Texas Grapples With Flash Flooding as Remnants of Patricia Weaken 2:24 Two days of drenching rains in Texas waned Sunday, allowing closed highways to reopen as the remnants of once-Category 5 Hurricane Patricia moved east...
Bastrop County is again dealing with a devastating fire that has already destroyed at least 48 structures and caused the evacuation of hundreds of homes. The fire has burned thousands of acres and firefighters are working to...
For the family and friends of those who lost loved ones two weeks ago, like so many others who have lost their children and their friends and their siblings to one of these shootings, we know the emotions are still raw and...
As the pages of the calendar turn from Summer to Fall each year, Texans always seem to have their eyes on one special event. Indeed, thousands of Texans have begun their descent on Dallas for the traditions, deep-fried food...
Last week I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seeking information on the appalling sexual abuse of children reportedly occurring in Afghanistan and requesting the Department of Defense’s (DoD) plan to...
The trial of the two men accused of murdering U.S. Border Patrol Brian Terry has been a long time coming. During the nearly five years since his murder, Terry’s family has been forced to endure unimaginable frustration, pain...
Hello, TexasGOPVote readers! It's been a few months since my last piece and I missed you! Yes, all of you! I love writing, but there just hasn't been a whole lot of time for it lately. However, I'm dusting off my computer...
Today I welcomed dozens of Texans to Washington for Pope Francis’ visit and address to Congress. His message of hope and love is one that resonates with many people across different faiths. It is appropriate the pope’s visit...
A San Antonio, Texas, high school assistant football coach allegedly admitted that he ordered his players to hit a referee during a game earlier this month. He reportedly said the order came as an angry response to...
The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill he cosponsored that passed the Judiciary Committee on a 15-5 vote. The legislation, largely based on the CORRECTIONS Act Sens.
True leaders are servant leaders, who answer the call to lead when challenges and crises arise.
I talked to Dr. Josh Umbehr, whose practice in Wichita, Kansas, will knock your socks off, for reasons you’ll see below. The cost savings he and his patients enjoy because they stay away from insurance and government are...
While being served with an arrest warrant in Michigan, the suspect opened fire on police with a crossbow. The shot wounded a deputy sheriff who was there to serve the arrest warrant on the man wanted for felonious assault. A...
After several years pushing for a local VA clinic to be established in Collin County for North Texas’ many veterans, I am pleased to announce the location for the new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will be at...
This is the kind of deluge that might happen only once every 1,000 years. South Carolina is grappling with historic flooding that has led to several deaths, shut down interstates and sent search crews scrambling to rescue...
The supporters of the "HERO" Bathroom Ordinance in the City of Houston are stretching the truth in their hysterical efforts to avoid voter rejection in November.
It was an honor to have Pope Francis address Congress. It was a powerful call for all of us to set aside pettiness and partisan divides and come together with shared values to solve the very real challenges facing this...
Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, challenged Congress and by extension the mightiest nation in history on Thursday to break out of its cycle of polarization and paralysis to finally use its power...
Tomorrow, Pope Francis will deliver a historic address to Congress. Earlier this year, he spoke about "a form of genocide" happening in the world. Globally, Christians are being imprisoned, tortured and killed for their...

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