September 2014

Raiding the Drainage Fund

Raiding the Drainage Fund

It is painfully apparent to Houstonians that their city’s financial practices are less than prudent.  With a strong-mayor system repeatedly run by far-left mayors whose official privilege includes writing the city budget, it comes as little surprise that Houston will...
Leander ISD Proves Why “Interest” Matters

Leander ISD Proves Why “Interest” Matters

Leander ISD (LISD), a district near Round Rock, has refused to confront a debt addiction that’s bludgeoned taxpayers for over a decade. Instead, they’ve joined the Fast Growth School Coalition with the explicit goal of raising property taxes and removing legislative...
If We Build It, Will They Come?

If We Build It, Will They Come?

Students, parents and other taxpayers living in Houston’s Third Ward are loudly voicing their grievances with Houston ISD (HISD), and the person they elected to represent them over a costly, yet seemingly unstoppable, project. The project, which will lead to the...
Jeff Boyd: Wise Choice For Supreme Court

Jeff Boyd: Wise Choice For Supreme Court

Ahead of the November general election, Empower Texans has announced the organization’s endorsement of Jeff Boyd for re-election to Texas’ highest court. Jeff BoydThe president of Empower Texans, Michael Quinn Sullivan, said Boyd’s record on the Supreme Court of...
Abbott’s Plan for Transportation

Abbott’s Plan for Transportation

Using self-deprecating humor to make light of Texans’ frustrations with traffic congestion, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott recently debuted a new ad highlighting his thoughts on future transportation funding, including his view on legislative “pet...
The Drama Speaker

The Drama Speaker

Telling a sympathetic audience of Austin’s political establishment he is “awfully sick” of hearing about problems at the University of Texas, liberal House Speaker Joe Straus tried desperately not to sound like the man who tried to cover them up. And...