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Houston Democrat Retiring from Texas House

Houston Democrat Retiring from Texas House

A Houston-area Democrat elected to the Texas Legislature more than 25 years ago is hanging it up. On Friday, State Rep. Jessica Farrar announced on Twitter she will retire from the legislature effective September 30. Farrar says she is stepping down in part to help...
Patrick Identifies Additional Legislative Priorities

Patrick Identifies Additional Legislative Priorities

Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick identified five more legislative priorities for the upcoming 85th Legislative Session in addition to the twenty he has previously announced in two parts, seen here and here. “These 5 pieces of legislation, along with the 20 bills previously...
Religious Liberty Fight Returns to Texas

Religious Liberty Fight Returns to Texas

One West Texas school is being forced to cover up a painting of the Ten Commandments after receiving a letter threatening legal action against the small school district. O’Donnell ISD Superintendent Dr. Cathy Amonett says she received a letter from the “Freedom...
Activists Express Concerns Over Bingham in DCGOP Race

Activists Express Concerns Over Bingham in DCGOP Race

In the wake of the unexpected vacancy in the chairmanship of the Dallas County Republican Party, two candidates have emerged to compete for the position. The fight pits a conservative businessman against a moderate establishmentarian. One is known for supporting...
Religious Liberty Fight Returns to Texas

A Failure to Lead

As an overzealous judiciary continues to override the will of the people, defending religious liberty has become a necessary battle for conservatives nationwide. With a devout and pro-liberty population, Texas seemed poised to protect the right of citizens to freely...
Villalba Fails to Block Primary Opponent

Villalba Fails to Block Primary Opponent

Despite taunting his Dallas-area constituents to “bring him an opponent” during a disastrous debate performance last year, State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) recently tried to have his opponent yanked from the ballot. Dallas attorney Dan Morenoff, who filed against...
Preachers Call for Marriage Protections

Preachers Call for Marriage Protections

On Monday, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee heard testimony that would protect the religious freedom of clergy, pastors, and churches concerning marriages. If passed, Senate bill 2065 by State Sen. Craig Estes would preclude government intervention and...
Who Do You Serve?

Who Do You Serve?

With religious liberty under near constant assault in Houston, Plano, and other Texas cities legislation was needed to protect the rights of business owners. Originally filed by State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), HJR 55  would do exactly that. If passed the bill...