March 2015

Wallace Hall Speaks

Wallace Hall Speaks

A Travis County Grand Jury today announced it did not have sufficient evidence to indict UT Regent and whistleblower Wallace Hall on any charges regarding his investigations of clout abuse and malfeasance at the University of Texas. Following the announcement from the...

Clay Russell: One Door at a Time

The quaint, bedroom community of Famer’s Branch is home to Clay Russell, a retired Army officer who now dedicates much of his free time to state and local activism. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he’s resided in Northwest Dallas County with his family for...
Huffines Stares Down Franchise Tax

Huffines Stares Down Franchise Tax

It’s a sad fact that many lawmakers tell voters one thing, but do another once they’re elected. Unfortunately for Texans, the problem isn’t restricted to politicians in Washington, D.C.—the disease that replaces conviction with complicity is just as contagious in...
Planned Parenthood Facility Skirting the Law

Planned Parenthood Facility Skirting the Law

On Wednesday April 1st, concerned citizens in San Antonio will be flooding city council chambers to demand that zoning regulations be enforced in regards to the Planned Parenthood facility coming to 2140 Babcock Road. Truly a citizen-led effort, local activists have...
Shedding Light on State Affairs

Shedding Light on State Affairs

In a meeting that lasted well past midnight, the State Affairs Committee of the Texas House considered legislation that would sharply limit free speech in the Lone Star State. On the agenda were four items; one each by State Reps. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) and Charlie...
Eltife Eager for More Government

Eltife Eager for More Government

Wednesday afternoon on the heels of major victories for property and business tax relief in the Texas Senate, State Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) took the opportunity to continue his foot-in-mouth parade. Perhaps bitter over the passage of such relief, some of which he...
Permitting Plan Creates Regional Concern

Permitting Plan Creates Regional Concern

Late this past December, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio applied for an incidental take permit under the proposed South Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan. The plan, to be administered by both Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, would expand the...