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robb elementary
I released the following statement after the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde is every parent and teacher’s worst nightmare. No parent, child, or...
A recent presentation at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston highlighted how challenges associated with the outdated US immigration system have cultivated an inefficient, unethical, and unsafe shadow economy that...
classroom
At a time when more Texas teachers are leaving the classroom, the state’s licensing board is considering a new certification exam that could help better prepare new teachers — and perhaps help keep them longer in the job....
border patrol
I released the following statement after reports confirmed the death of Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans:
Students in grades 9 – 12 may submit two-dimensional entries such as paintings, drawings, photos, computer-generated art, collages, and prints to Congressman Gonzales’ office for consideration. The deadline for students to...
Almost 300 people were released from Harris County Jail after a glitch caused a computer system to go down for two days.
Alamo Cenotaph
After almost three years of litigation the General Land Office, GEORGE P BUSH and the City of San Antonio reached an agreement with the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association and Lee White to NOT apply for any future...
Through their talent, hard work, and unmatched dedication, this year's group of recipients earned awards in a variety of fields that include visual and performing arts, business and industry, science, mathematics, and...
Recognized as the official sport of Texas, the history of rodeos in the Lone Star State dates much further back than its official proclamation by the Texas Legislature 25 years ago.
Election officials in Texas’ largest county failed to count approximately 10,000 ballots by election day.
Blackwell School
I released the following statement after my Blackwell School National Historic Site Act, which would establish the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas as a National Historic site and become a part of the National Park System,...
No parent should be forced to send their children to failing schools, which is why I’m glad my friend Governor Abbott is so fervently supporting school choice. 
taxes
In the growing cities of Texas, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and metro Houston, appraisals have exploded with an average increase of 30%.
texas flag
Thursday, on the anniversary of routing the Mexican dictator Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas celebrated the hard-won birth of our republic and the restoration of our God-given liberties as a people. The...
Her death is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices our men and women in green - and their families - make every day. I am proud to have her legacy live on in our district by renaming the Rocksprings Border Patrol station in...
I accepted the honor during the 56th annual Texas Legislative Conference hosted by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Our state is a hub for economic opportunity, and the projects that will stem from this legislation will ensure that remains the case for years to come.
Just as I have done since my first day in Congress, I will continue to advocate for the needs of our community and never stop fighting to bring new jobs to North Texas.
U.S. leaders on Monday inched closer toward banning Russian oil from the American economy, drawing support from Texas Republicans and Democrats in Washington.
Voting results in the Democrat and Republican primary elections in Harris County are in flux after officials could not tabulate Election Day votes due to equipment malfunctions.

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