Lone Star Reports

"John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have crossed a line and put partisanship ahead of our Constitution and the security of the American people.

Huffines/Abbott approach takes aim at local leaders

This past weekend, freshman State Senator Don Huffines (SD16 – Dallas) appeared on WFAA Channel 8’s Inside Texas Politics and quickly found himself on the defensive.

Will Abbott be held accountable?

Today former Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) official, Jerry Cobbs, pled not guilty to felony corruption and will face trial on August 17th. Cobbs is accused of assisting in awarding an $11 million dollar grant to a Dallas company who did not go through the proper review process.

Here at the Lone Star Project, we were deeply saddened to learn that our good friend, Larry Scanlon, former Political Director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees was killed in a car wreck late last week.


Recent Reports

Will Collin and/or Dallas County DA Investigate Paxton Crimes?

In a document prepared for a January 2015 hearing, the Texas State Securities Board (SSB) laid out evidence that implicitly implicates Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in its enforcement action against his former business associate, Frederick "Fritz" Mowery. The SSB details how Mowery swindled clients and altered documents to mislead state investigators.

Today, Republicans in the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs approved a bill by Senator Joan Huffman (SD17 – Houston) th

Today the Texas House Committee on State Affairs heard testimony on House Bill 540, sponsored by Rep. Phil King (HD61-Weatherford), which would give the Attorney General authority to review proposed home rule ballot measures that call for the enactment or repeal of a municipal ordinance.