Category: Commentary

Media reports House Speaker Straus ‘targeting’ (TX)

The Texas mainstream media reported last week how a well-funded political action committee is targeting Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, and allies. What the articles failed to report, however, is the degree to which three sessions of Straus leadership has left conservatives viewing the speaker as an obstructionist to conservative legislation Keep Reading…


Dashcam video reveals police interaction with Grisham son (TX)

C.J. Grisham, the U.S. Army Master Sergeant arrested in March 2013 by Temple Police Department officers and ultimately convicted in a Bell County court for interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty, has released new dashcam video that gives an interesting view of Sgt. Thomas Menix driving Grisham’s then-15-year-old son Chris home from Keep Reading…


No school choice locks students out of opportunity

How far would you go to ensure your child accessing their best educational options? Would it include going to jail? The public increasingly supports – sometimes even desperately demands – school choice, and sadly, such pursuits have landed a few determined parents behind bars. Each year the school choice movement gains new momentum. That said, Keep Reading…


More interim charges for lege committee study released (TX)

Interim charges for both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives continue being released. Specific items attracting attention include charges to study Second Amendment rights, open records laws, smart meters, toll roads, medical transparency and an array of other issues important to taxpayers. These charges, key issues likely to be addressed by future legislatures, are Keep Reading…


Complaint adds to questions over Temple mayor pro tem’s conduct as elected official, county employee (TX)

A Nov. 9, 2013, phone call by Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales to then-Bell County employee Mari Paul, a complaint filed just days later with the Bell County Human Resources Department in response to that call and what seems an emerging pattern of troubling behavior create new questions regarding misconduct allegations reportedly investigated by Keep Reading…

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