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Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) gets credit this week for attempting to remove the last real obstacle remaining in the way of stoners’ zeal for pot legalization: Christianity. Active in his Baptist Church, Mr.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, the Texas Republican revolution forged west of I-35 and up the Caprock to limit government and entrust us to govern ourselves (as well as to implement term limits, but that’s a subject for another time...
How do you solve a problem like the old Confederacy? For conservatives, about 50% of what those who took up arms 154 years ago against the President of the United States is in direct conflict with the most basic principles...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the issuance of a $1.2 million grant to the City of North Richland Hills to establish an anti-gang center. The North Texas Anti-Gang Center will be tasked with combatting organized gang...
"A robust and reliable road system is vital to the success of the Texas economy and is demanded by Texas families. Currently, there are insufficient funds exclusively dedicated to funding our state's transportation needs,...
Governor Greg Abbott addressed a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday to deliver the State of the State address. He outlined five emergency items, which included...
Every state has one. The federal government funds at least half of each of them. They gobble up 40% of the average state budget at a minimum. $17 trillion has been spent nationally on their services since they were first...
Texas is a great state, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, but sometimes you have to wonder what folks on the outside looking in see when they read about what went on in Austin the first few days of the...
Dozens of gun rights activists gathered in front of the Capitol Monday morning to voice their support for a bill that would end Texas’ 144-year ban on the open carry of handguns...
A report from a bipartisan panel of Texas lawmakers says companies that pretend their employees are independent subcontractors are undermining free markets and encouraging illegal immigration, among other serious problems....
Today, House Republican Caucus Chairman Tan Parker welcomed newly elected State Representatives John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) and Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) to the Texas House Republican Caucus....
MORE low income housing for the Cy-Fair/Bear Creek area, you say? Yes, it's true. Hard to believe? Well believe it!
State funding for college campus construction projects has been described by many around Texas as “long overdue.” Leaders in the Legislature have agreed on the fundamentals in recent years but have been unable to come to a...
Currently, Texas law only allows consumers to purchase new vehicles from someone holding a “franchised dealer’s license.” The bill would allow Tesla to operate twelve dealerships in Texas but would protect franchise dealers...
I filed a bill that provides that straight-ticket party balloting would no longer apply to non-policy making elected offices such as judges, district attorney and sheriffs. This bill will ensure that our judges and district...
Plutocracy is defined as government by the wealthy, or an elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth. I can't think of a better word to describe the government of the state of Texas. Now, I hear...
Gov. Abbott has become a familiar face in Texas politics among all groups—ethnicity--race, gender, and age. He has shown us all that his vision for Texas is one as big as his heart. This is why the majority of Texans...
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the Campus Carry Bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The move comes one day following what has been seen by some as a contradictory statement about open...
Thousands of pro-life conservatives converged on the Texas Capitol with Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday to show support for the passage of more pro-life legislation. The Texas Legislature is just beginning the...
“Our legislation is focused on the patients, who are mostly children, who deal with these horrible seizures on a daily basis,” Eltife said. “As a parent, I can’t imagine knowing there is a safe treatment for my severely sick...

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