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Two Recordings and Some Cocaine

Two Recordings and Some Cocaine

One year ago, I pulled back the cover on the cronyism and corruption that pervades Austin and the highest levels of the Republican Party. In revealing a corrupt offer House Speaker Dennis Bonnen presented to me at a private meeting, I hoped the GOP would clean house –...
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...
Commentary: Liberty Is the Goal

Commentary: Liberty Is the Goal

Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Chairman Poncho Nevarez (D–Eagle Pass) were by far the two biggest blocks to constitutional carry in the Texas House this past session. It looks like neither one of them is coming back. Bonnen is leaving after being disgraced by his, well,...
Debate on Second Amendment Engulfs Social Media Again

Debate on Second Amendment Engulfs Social Media Again

Texas politicians are starkly opposed in their reactions to the recent shootings in El Paso and Odessa. From statewide elected officials down to lawmakers in the state Capitol, politicians of every stripe are sounding off online, making known their would-be public...
DNA First, Due Process Later

DNA First, Due Process Later

NOTE: This article has been updated with additional information since it was initially published. Nearly two-thirds of the members of the Texas House believe government should have the ability to take your DNA and input it in a criminal database before you’re...
Constitutional Carry on the Ropes in Bonnen’s House?

Constitutional Carry on the Ropes in Bonnen’s House?

Is the window for constitutional carry closing in the Texas Legislature? According to the bill’s author, it may be. State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) took to Facebook last week to sound off on the stalling of House leadership as it pertains to his legislation,...
Villalba Announces Run for Dallas Mayor

Villalba Announces Run for Dallas Mayor

Ex-lawmaker Jason Villalba is now Dallas mayoral candidate Jason Villalba, raising the number of entries in the race to eight. “I am announcing that I am running to be the next mayor of the great city of Dallas,” Villalba told a small group of supporters and media on...