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A Not-So-Republican Caucus Chairman

A Not-So-Republican Caucus Chairman

For almost two decades, Republicans have controlled all statewide offices and both chambers of the Texas Legislature. Despite this reality and campaign promises to the contrary, legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas have repeatedly been ignored....
Houston Churches Under Attack

Houston Churches Under Attack

There’s a battle brewing in Houston’s Fifth Ward between the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) and two local churches, yet another instance of Mayor Annise Parker’s administration abusing religious members of the community. The churches, Christian Fellowship Missionary...
Eminent Domain Opposition in Colleyville

Eminent Domain Opposition in Colleyville

Homeowners in Colleyville facing the threat of alleged eminent domain abuse are fighting back against politicians they say aren’t listening. In an attempt to stop a divided council from moving forward with controversial roadway redevelopment along Glade Road, a local...
Permitting Plan Creates Regional Concern

Permitting Plan Creates Regional Concern

Late this past December, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio applied for an incidental take permit under the proposed South Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan. The plan, to be administered by both Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, would expand the...
When Water Isn’t a Priority

When Water Isn’t a Priority

Texans might assume that regional water districts are busy producing raw water and protecting residents from preventable flooding. But the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) will spend over 70 percent of their general fund revenue elsewhere; on “economic...
The Curse of Low Expectations

The Curse of Low Expectations

On Friday, State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R–Lexington) announced his intention to again vote for Rep. Joe Straus as House Speaker this upcoming session, reiterating the tired and debunked rhetoric that the House had a truly conservative session under his watch in 2011....