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.
Hundreds of pro-Syrian refugee activists took to the streets of Austin, Texas, this weekend to protest Governor Greg Abbott’s order to refuse the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Texas.
The man who allegedly killed four men, a woman and her 6-year-old while they were camping on their land in east Texas Saturday night now faces six counts of capital murder. The Anderson County District Attorney filed the...
As we all watched in horror the events that unfolded in Paris on Friday night, November 13, we knew that Satan was wandering the streets in France. The President of France, Francois Hollande, called it an act of WAR! It did...
The grand opening of the new Vets Center in Victoria was a huge success. It was great to talk to local veterans and hear their thoughts and concerns. Here I am with two members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 169.
Memorial Park is to Houston what Central Park is to New York City. It is our haven in the woods in the heart of Houston, Texas. Many joggers, runners and walkers hit the park's trail daily to make the three mile loop. I know...
I proudly join my fellow Americans in honoring the more than 21 million veterans across the United States, including the 1.6 million veterans who call Texas their home.
Recently a Hollywood filmmaker joined protesters and marched in an antipolice rally in New York City.
Last week I chaired a hearing for the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian and Palestinian...
Sometimes what I see and think brings me to despair. I have to remind myself that God has a bigger plan. But living here and seeing its exceptional though brief history, I despair for the part that The United States has been...
Around the world, big game like elephant and rhinos are getting slaughtered. Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 elephants in 3 years. The black rhino population has dropped 95 percent since the early 20th century. In...
Last week, KRIS-TV ran a story about a Portland veteran who, despite decorated service in Vietnam, was being mistreated by the Department of Veterans Affairs when it came to the payment of his medical bills.
Court documents released earlier this year detailed the allegations against Fogle. The documents claimed that he had used Web sites to solicit commercial sex and that he had traveled to engage in sexual acts with minors....
A total of two men and one woman and three children were killed over the weekend while camping on their land near Palestine, Texas. One woman survived the attack by hiding and called police Sunday morning.
Paris is a reminder that evil is always with us, and that is not the answer that most of us don’t want to hear. Many of the responses on Facebook expressed the horror and disbelief, with responses coming from folks who are...
Today, November 11th, we honor America's veterans. Veterans Day, previously known as Armistice Day, marked the end of WWI. The armistice was signed between the Allies of WWI and Germany in France on the "eleventh hour of the...
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) Tuesday successfully added a provision to the Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations bill requiring the VA Secretary to provide Congress with a plan to...
When our loved ones deploy or are preparing to leave the service, many of us think that coming home afterward will be as easy as it sounds.
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) currently serves 1.6 million people in one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. 
Border Patrol agents across the country are joining with other law enforcement officers in boycotting films made by Quentin Tarantino after he called police “murderers.” Tarantino participated in an anti-police rally in New...
The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women,...

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