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Frisco Officials Feud Over Explicit Books

Frisco Officials Feud Over Explicit Books

A public feud between a Frisco-based state lawmaker and a local school superintendent over sexually explicit books in students’ libraries heated up this week. On Thursday, State Rep. Jared Patterson (R–Frisco) wrote an open letter criticizing Frisco Independent School...
Bookseller Says School Boards Are Responsible for Sexually Explicit Library Books

Who Decides What Texas Kids Read in School?

When COVID closures prompted parents across Texas to take a closer look at what their kids read in school, many were shocked at what they found: books with sexually explicit content and images that clearly fit the definition of obscenity. Parents were also appalled...
Texas Right to Life Releases Ratings of Legislature

Texas Right to Life Releases Ratings of Legislature

Less than two months away from the Republican primary, Texas Right to Life has released their legislative scorecard for incumbent politicians. “The Pro-Life Scorecard is the most effective way for Pro-Life Texans to evaluate if their elected officials adequately...
Analysis: Real People Are Hurting

Analysis: Real People Are Hurting

Most Tuesday mornings, the Texas Minute—our weekday email publication—includes the One-Click Survey. It’s almost always a question about policy or politics, oftentimes tinged with a bit of humor. We ask readers to not only “click” an answer, but to then reply with...
Jane Nelson Not Seeking Re-Election to Texas Senate

Jane Nelson Not Seeking Re-Election to Texas Senate

This article was updated to include a statement by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. On Monday, State Sen. Jane Nelson announced that she will not seek re-election to the Texas Senate. Nelson currently represents Texas Senate District 12, which includes parts of Denton and...
Incumbent Patterson Wins GOP Primary for North Texas House District

Trombley Primaries Patterson in HD 106

One of just 11 Republican primary challenges to an incumbent state lawmaker this year is taking place in North Texas between two candidates both claiming to be the most conservative. First-term State Rep. Jared Patterson of Frisco is facing challenger James Trombley...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Reader, I want to share with you our New Year’s Resolutions at Empower Texans. Communications experts say you should never repeat an accusation that is made against you. I hold to that as a good practice, but let me this one time repeat the accusation many in the...
Round Up: Lawmakers on the Lone Star Agenda

Round Up: Lawmakers on the Lone Star Agenda

The results of the 2019 legislative session have been labeled “purple” by grassroots activists, while Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said he was “frustrated” conservative priorities were not adopted. That led to citizens around the state to create the Lone Star Agenda—11...
Growing List of Lawmakers Commit to Lone Star Agenda

Growing List of Lawmakers Commit to Lone Star Agenda

The list of lawmakers supporting the Lone Star Agenda, a package of conservative reforms to be passed during a special session, is continuing to grow. The platform of policies is intended to unite voters ahead of the 2020 elections, and several more legislators have...