As a Republican lawyer and Straus hatchet-man, Eric Opiela has proven himself to be the Democrats’ greatest ally.
A healthy reserve in the ESF will help Texas weather the storms, both literal and economic, that we will undoubtedly face in the future.
Swapping one diversion for another is a hollow policy victory, especially if the future health of the ESF is put at risk.
As candidates step up to run for these newly open positions, we urge voters to look at the candidates’ records and not just their rhetoric.
Conservatives in Texas often talk about how wasteful our government school system can be, yet we rarely find a gem as perfectly flawed as two stories that appeared recently in the Houston Chronicle. On May 1, the Chronicle breathlessly reported “Spring Branch ISD facing insolvency” – you can almost hear the exclamation points. A month and a half later, the paper glowingly reported “Spring Branch ISD; Free summer camp focused on France.” A free French summer camp, while facing insolvency?
Last Sunday a group of friends and I from Young Conservatives of Texas went up to Belton to walk precincts and meet voters for Ralph Sheffield’s campaign. Ralph is a great guy. He’s the owner of a mexian food restaurant called Las Casas in Temple (Go and try the “White Wings”).
I had begun to feel a great sense of pride in my hometown over the last several months.Â It seemed that Wimberley ISD â€“ where I graduated High School in 2005 â€“ was poised to do something I would never expect a bunch of educrats to do; stand up for taxpayers.Â
Along with staying busy here at TFR as "The Intern," I also moonlight as a State Vice Chairman for Young Conservatives of Texas.Â I’m very proud to announce that YCT has released our endorsements for the 2008 primary.