August 2012

Honoring Texas’ Disabled Vets

Legislation honoring Texas’ disabled veterans was made good on this week by the Texas Department of Transportation, making life a little easier for those who have fought for our liberty. The Texas Legislature passed a bill back in 2009, signed by the governor,...

Why Hide Your Voting Record?

Why are some liberal candidates hiding their records this election season? They seem to be avoiding a public stand on certain issues, and/or tying themselves to President Obama and his policies. Take for example state representative Ryan Guillen (D-Dist.31) from Rio...

Hearing? Not Even Listening

It has been correctly said that in our democratic republic, victory goes to those who show up. But what happens when hearings and elections are set at times that minimize the chances of the people showing up? Just look at Tarrant County. Taxpayers torqued by...

Williams’ Education

A strong, reform-minded conservative has been tapped by Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Texas Education Agency. This is good news for teachers, taxpayers, parents and, especially, students. Education Commissioner Michael Williams Michael Williams served more than a decade...

Yellow To Green

With the Texas Department of Transportation ditching a shade of yellow, taxpayers are going to save some green: about $2 million a year.  For decades TxDOT has been painting transportation equipment a shade of yellow known as “federal yellow.” TxDOT...

Stealth Tax Elections – in September

Thanks to a quirk of the Texas Tax Code, there are some tax hikes on the ballot – in September!  We have quite a few tax and bond elections happening down ballot in November, but I caught wind today of two specific tax elections happening on September 1 and...

Winning with Questions

Every city and county in Texas needs a JoAnn Fleming. Under her leadership and guidance, voters in Tyler — and around the state — have been pushing for smarter government. JoAnn Flemming While many in the state’s Tea Party movement know of Mrs....

Texas Red Tape Challenge Cuts to the Chase

It is not difficult to frame oneself as a cost-cutting conservative using a few budget tricks.  Move money from one agency to the next, keep budget line-items at smaller amounts than requested, use accounting gimmicks.  But to actually be a cost-cutting conservative,...