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Trial And Error

Trial And Error

For at least a decade, Texas trial lawyers have underwritten the activities of the liberal, grow-government crowd. With the influence of the Democratic Party waning even further, the trial lawyers are moving their dollars into key GOP contests around the state. No...
Fiscal Situation Is Clear

Fiscal Situation Is Clear

While pretending to be a news outlet, the Texas Tribune has shown its bias in a rather overt way. Reporting a new poll on the favorability of “anti-tax pledges”, the Tribune tries to present a narrative of an uncertain fiscal situation in the state – as if there’s...

Spend Wisely, and Save Some for a Rainy Day

Earlier this week, I got a notice that the building in which I attended high school is going to be torn down.  If you believe everything you read, it’s possible that the building you envision is a cathedral, a private high school nestled in some ritzy,...

Poetic Waste

Having seemingly tried all other options to increase ridership on buses, Cap Metro is trying a new approach to make public transportation more pleasant: poetry. Alas, this new program won’t be free. The last verse leaves taxpayers footing the bill. Apparently having...

Restraining Order Issued Against Turner, White

A statement from Michael Quinn Sullivan, the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, about a restraining order filed today against Holly Turner, Brad White and ‘Texans for Fiscal Accountability’: Yesterday we noted in an e-mail and on our website about the...

Desperate Consultant Fraud

Voters beware! It appears some campaign consultants — tied to the anti-conservative agenda of House Speaker Joe Straus — are attempting to deceive Texans by playing off our name. It’s a sign of conservative ascendancy, and the establishment’s weakness,...

Desperation in HD 4

Many of you received yet another mailer from Lance Gooden in the last 24 hours.  While most of what he sends out is deceptive, this latest one goes way beyond RINO doublespeak.  On the addressed side is a picture of an open Bible with, “Thou shall not bear false...

No Savings For You, Keller

When Keller’s city manager eliminated his own position this spring, saying the city didn’t need so many administrators, conservatives and taxpayers cheered someone watching out for the people. Apparently we all cheered too fast. Lots of folks from around...
Average Beck Battling Ashby

Average Beck Battling Ashby

Freshman State Rep. Marva Beck is in a pitched battle to retain her seat in HD57, being challenged in the GOP primary by Lufkin ISD school board president Trent Ashby. Both have their weaknesses. (TFR has not endorsed in the race.) Rep. Beck of Centerville rode the...
Top 12 Reasons to Oust Straus

Top 12 Reasons to Oust Straus

1.  Joe Straus agrees with Barack Obama: “we can’t cut your way to prosperity”. 2.  Joe Straus refuses to sign the Taxpayer Pledge or support the Texas Budget Compact. 3.  Straus voted for a payroll tax that would have increased the overall tax burden on 80% of Texans...