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Tuesday morning, I visited the Emergency Operations Center in Bastrop. The EOC is coordinating response efforts after the devastating floods that have occurred in Central Texas. I was briefed by County Judge Paul Pate,...
Miller High school student Andres “Andrew” Gonzales wrote to me as part of a class project about what it would take to get a woman’s picture on the $20 bill to replace Andrew Jackson. Since I was in town Friday, I decided to...
The tactics of these activists may be annoying. Following elected officials around and asking questions while refusing to identify yourself is certainly new at the Texas Capitol, but what is not new is trying to paint a...
Why is mandatory drug-testing for welfare not the law all around the country?One would think that the people funding those on welfare would at least like to know that they are living a drug-free life. Why should taxpayers...
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would authorize more than $3 billion in bonds for construction and renovation projects at 64 higher education campuses across the state. Schools in North Texas would get a...
Most of us have left a comment online or used platforms like Yelp or TripAdvisor to post a review of a restaurant or product. However did you know that leaving a comment or posting a review can actually lead to a lawsuit....
When dealing George Stephanopoulos, conservatives should simply follow the acronym WWDD (What Would Democrats Do?). If Megyn Kelly had provided a softball interview of Jeb Bush and we found out that she contributed to the ...
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) again ruled against the United States on USDA’s mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements. Today’s final decision by the WTO on USDA’s mandatory COOL requirements once...
The 84th Texas Legislature is coming to a fast and furious close. Will there be a special session? Will there be TWO special sessions? Only time will tell.
After Snowden leaked the NSA’s dirty secret to the world, Americans are rightfully concerned about the government’s snooping and spying. Most Americans were unaware that their own government was trampling on their Fourth...
The American middle class is getting crushed by the Obama economy. Middle class incomes are stagnating, and the labor force participation rate has not been this low since the Carter Administration.
In 1998, the then Time Correspondent Nina Burleigh stated that she would be glad to give President Bill Clinton a blow job for keeping abortion legal.
It’s Friday night. You come home from work, tired and hungry for supper.There is a big stack of mail on the table you sift through, including one piece addressed to you from the government.You open the envelope only to find...
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in praising passage of H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness...
KLRN broadcast the first round of the five planned debates between appointed Mayor Ivy Taylor and Leticia Van de Putte which aired last Friday night, May 15. Rick Casey was the moderator of the 18 minute bout on “Texas Week...
On May 13, the House passed H.R. 2048, the USA Freedom Act, which prohibits bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
There’s a renewed push at the Texas Capitol to prevent people from skirting their responsibility to make child support payments through misclassification. Worker misclassification, also known as "payroll fraud," causes all...
Last week, I introduced H.R. 2255, a bill that would make the American Community Survey voluntary. Under the Constitution, the federal government must conduct a Census every ten years to account for the population. To do so...
With just a little more than two weeks left in the Texas legislative session, lawmakers have their work cut out for them. Open carry laws have been a hot topic, and while several bills have been proposed, only three have...
In the recent San Antonio mayoral race, Leticia Van de Putte came in with the most votes 25,982 putting her in the Run Off Election scheduled for June 13 with Early Voting on June 1-9. She will be campaigning against the...

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