South Texas Politics

The former governor of Tamaulipas, the Mexican state bordering a large part of South Texas, has been indicted in the U.S. on numerous charges related to allegedly helping the Mexican Gulf cartel smuggle narcotics into the U....
I enjoyed visiting with the Incarnate Word Academy AP Government class this week in Corpus Christi for their "Congress in the Classroom" forum. I graduated from IWA, as did my daughter Morgan. The students had some great...
I recently invited Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), fellow Texan and Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to visit the 27th District to get a personal glimpse into the outstanding work of our service men...
It was recently a constituent work period, so I was able to spend the last two weeks traveling across the district and meeting with friends, neighbors, and different groups. I also held two town hall meetings, one in...
While this past year has been difficult financially for many South Texas families, we still have a lot to be thankful for. We live in the greatest country on earth, that God has blessed with liberty and freedom. I'm also...
The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has approved Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Plan to designate two reefing zones in the Gulf of Mexico. This allows for an easier...
While in Washington, DC this month, I sat down with South Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold from Corpus Christi, TX. Farenthold sits on the House Oversight Committee which has been looking deeply into an issue I have been...
Who would have thought, but South Texas actually has an interesting race on the Republican side for Congress! Of course we are still in the middle of a runoff, but now that we are getting close to November we must look at...
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During my exploration of South Texas Politics, I talked with McAllen Tea Party President Chuck Stewart about some of their local races and what his group is doing to find the best conservatives to run for office. He told me...
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Dear Fellow Voters,Early Voting has begun in Texas and will run through May 25, with Primary Day being May 29. We have a responsibility to be informed voters and choose the candidate who will best represent our values and...
A lot of Texas politicians are quick to blame the federal government for the problems in Texas related to illegal immigration. While working with U.S. Border Watch, I have had the opportunity to speak with a lot of Texas...
I joined five of my colleagues today in launching the bipartisan Interstate 69 Congressional Caucus to raise awareness of the strategic importance of I-69 as a freight corridor. I will serve as a co-chair of this caucus with...
There has been much excitement across the pond as of late over the birth of England’s newest heir to the throne. But did you know that Texas’ very own royal bundle of joy has just arrived? Weighing in just shy of 2,000...
Texas Representative J.M. Lozano is not a new face in the House of Representatives, but he is a new face as a Republican State Representative. Lozano, who was a conservative, blue dog Democrat, changed parties last year, and...
Last week, I travelled to San Benito and Brownsville to present a check for the San Benito Cultural and Heritage Museum Project and tour the Texas Oncology Center.The San Benito Cultural and Heritage Museum Project is...
Republican Party of Texas - This weekend, there are dozens of campaigns and county parties who are lining up volunteers for blockwalking, phone banks and other grassroots activities to push out our Republican message. Here...
 This week, CD-34 Run-off CandidateAdela Garza's campaign was hit from her opponent, Jessica Puente Bradshaw Robinson (JPBR) (or whatever her name is) with an email blast packed with lies about Garza's positions on the...
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Democrats could easily challenge her eligibility to be on the ballot - AND WIN!Trust is an important thing for our elected officials to earn. It doesn't take much to destroy that trust. Remember...
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During my trip through South Texas this month to talk about the changing political scene, a couple of issues rose to the top. The first being energy. Energy is HUGE in this region of Texas. The entire economic engine has...
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The South Texas Politics series continues with another interview with Adela Garza, candidate for the newly formed Congressional District 34. In a prior interview with Garza and State Rep. Jose Aliseda, we discussed the...

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