January 2015

Policy Summit Highlights Moderates’ Priorities

Policy Summit Highlights Moderates’ Priorities

The Conservative Roundtable of Texas held a Policy Summit in the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, at which select legislators discussed their respective outlooks on budget, education, and transportation issues for the session. The Conservative Roundtable, which has...
Battleground…Israel?

Battleground…Israel?

After being embarrassed in the November elections that saw Wendy Davis and fellow Democrats across the state go down in flames, the agents behind Battleground Texas are seeking to “repair” their reputation. To do so, they’re packing up and leaving the Lone Star State...
Texans Rally in Support of Open Carry

Texans Rally in Support of Open Carry

Monday morning, scores of Texans from around the state flocked to the Capitol to speak to lawmakers. With empty holsters and “Come and Take It” flags in tow, members of Open Carry Texas and other gun rights groups rallied in support of  legislation that most would not...
Faith and Family Day in Texas

Faith and Family Day in Texas

The Texas legislature is back in Austin this year and a number grassroots activists are making sure that the rights of Texans are protected rather than ignored. One group, Texas Values, is preparing to host the 2015 Texas Faith and Family Day at the Texas Capitol on...
Houston: Behind The Veil

Houston: Behind The Veil

From the outside, Houston appears to be a model metropolis, with commercial growth throughout the city, relatively inexpensive housing (for a large city), and a young population taking advantage of the rapid job creation. But behind the veil lies a different Houston,...
Geren’s Back Room Deal Expands Eminent Domain

Geren’s Back Room Deal Expands Eminent Domain

Regardless of one’s ideological leanings, Texans deserve legislators who conduct themselves with the integrity their duty requires. Straus-lieutenant, Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth), has proven time and again that he’s either incapable or unwilling to do so....
Cutting Taxes And Reforming Budgets

Cutting Taxes And Reforming Budgets

Including $4 billion in tax cuts and a needed re-prioritization of spending, State Sen. Jane Nelson released the blueprint from which the Senate Finance Committee — which she chairs — will draft the state budget. The Flower Mound Republican presented her...