The legal battle over the Texas Voter ID law is being waged furiously and, this morning, was the subject of a crucial and historic argument before a three-judge panel of the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Abbott gave contractors a virtual green light to bilk Texas taxpayers
A Houston Chronicle investigative report published today makes clear that, while serving as State Attorney General, Greg Abbott gave a critical helping hand to contractors who were cheating Texas taxpayers out of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.
Minjarez “has the potential to be a leader in the House”
Yesterday the voters of House District 124 sent a clear message to Austin with the election of Ina Minjarez to the State House. Minjarez ran as a problem-solving Democrat with plans to fight for the needs of her district and Texans across the state.
Don't say we didn’t warn you. Late yesterday, news broke that the Texas Rangers have compiled evidence that Attorney General Ken Paxton was deeply involved in securities law violations that rise to the level of a first degree felony. That is big trouble, and Ken Paxton knows it. That’s why his office released a statement attacking the prosecutors without a single substantive response to the charges against him.
By acknowledging his mistake and apologizing to military servicemen and women, Abbott can put the Jade Helm 15 controversy behind us
The reactions to Governor Abbott’s Jade Helm 15 letter - which played into the irrational fears of his political base while questioning the loyalty and integrity of U.S. military personnel assigned to participate in the training mission - are not mixed. They are almost uniformly opposed.
"I knew Jim Wright was my congressman before I entered the first grade – and that was not unusual for those of us who grew up in the Fort Worth area during the 60’s and 70’s. Jim Wright was not just a powerful and influential committee chair, then House Majority Leader, and then House Speaker, he was OUR congressman. He never lost touch and never stopped working for his district and the State of Texas.