When most Americans think about the federal government, they tend to think about the political gridlock and bureaucratic red tape that has increasingly made good governance difficult.
Why are walls or fences constructed, you might ask. As a property owner in the Texas Hill County it's obvious that if you have cattle, a fence is the best way to keep them from wondering off. A fence is also a good idea to...
Until now, the two have operated worlds apart despite their home-state ties. In San Antonio, Castro cultivated a local following while steeping himself in policy and traditional fundraising practices. Five hundred miles and...
The Federal government’s newly proposed rules could make it more difficult for some people to legally immigrate to the United States and could cost the US economy $164.4 billion, according to 
The worst Christmas Eve in stock-market history was more than offset Wednesday by the best day-after-Christmas trading day on record, with the Dow logging its first-ever 1,000-point, single-day gain as equities roared back...
Texas was its own republic from 1836 to 1845. Just like any other republic, the young country had a legislature, outlined in the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. The Congress of the Republic of Texas was based on the...
115th Congress By The Numbers
The United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act passed the Senate.  This bill would initiate an in-depth analysis of the strengths, opportunities, and vulnerabilities of land, sea, and air ports...
In November of 1528, Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and his crew of 90 Spaniards crashed on Galveston Island. He was the first European to set foot on the land that would become the Lone Star State and is considered...
The recent victory of Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's in the Arizona Senate race was an upset. This was the first time a Democrat was elected from Arizona since 1988! So are there lessons here for Texas?
The California police officer whose killing sparked a massive manhunt left behind a wife and 5-month-old son.
Between October and early December 1835, an army of Texian volunteers laid siege to a Mexican army in San Antonio de Bexar. The Mexican General Santa Anna knew of the growing resistance against him in Texas, and so he set...
Having attended an all girls Catholic school I can attest to the fact that there was this beautiful nun that gave us lessons on how to walk, sit and get out of a car, gracefully like a lady. We had to put a book on our heads...
With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, the current political cold war most likely will morph from a normal political environment to that of regime politics. With normal politics, the principles are...
After passage in the Senate last week, the First Step Act was passed by the House with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle.
"Christmas" means different things to different people. Each year my heart seems to focus upon a different meaning of Christmas. 
It is the final showdown scene, and while there are no swinging doors or clicking of spurs, eerie signs and sounds of silence or dust swirling behind me, I stand here today in the people's House to speak probably for the...
It’s not easy to summarize 32 years in Congress, but I’ll try! Politics comes from the Greek word “politēs,” meaning citizens. And they are the source of our country’s strength. 
Last year millions of Texans across the Gulf Coast felt the impact of Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath of Harvey’s destruction, we saw homes damaged beyond repair, causing financial hardship for many Texans.
The Trump administration is making plans to pull all 2,000 American troops out of Syria, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal was first to report the administration’s Syria plans....

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