How you can help the Frazier girls

Montgomery County area firefighters are leading efforts to raise funds for the children of Brad and Shea Frazier of Splendora, Texas. Brad, a former Splendora firefighter and his wife Shea were killed by an illegal alien drunk driver last week in a two-vehicle car crash on U.S. 59 and Ipes … [Read More...]

About that decline in Christianity

In case you missed it, the Pew Research Center released a report titled "America’s Changing Religious Landscape; Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow". In it, they claim that there has been a rapid decline in Christianity as a share of … [Read More...]

Texas Public Policy Foundation has a New Home

Freedom has a new home in Austin: 901 Congress. I cannot remember a time when I traveled to Austin to testify in a hearing when I did not speak with someone at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), and my recent trip on the pension issue was no different. This trip coincided with San Jacinto … [Read More...]

Which Republican Supports Illegal Immigration?

Most of my news comes from community sources and internet sites that report information and publish content I can’t find anywhere else. Unique content like unique upgrade features advertised by home builders facilitate increased competition in a healthy marketplace of ideas. Who wants to see the … [Read More...]

Texas Senate votes to cut veterans benefits

As I mentioned yesterday, I haven't been paying much attention to state politics the past couple of months. A reader alerted me to the Texas Senate's passage of Sen. Brian Birdwell's SB1735, a bill which cuts veterans benefits for education. Here is the reader's passionate plea: This is something I … [Read More...]

Statesmanship and our Goldwater Legacy

Since the inception of the GOP, ideals have mattered to Republicans.  The second plank of the Republican Platform of 1860 stated the following:     …[M]aintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution, “That all … [Read More...]

Memorial Park Revisited

The TIRZ 16 Memorial Park saga continues. In 2013, TIRZ 16 annexed Memorial Park, which I wrote about here. The TIRZ sought an extension of its own expiration from the city and, simultaneously, the city cut a deal for park improvements using bond proceeds to be sold by TIRZ 16. This required TIRZ 16 … [Read More...]

Fort Bend ISD political ads paid for —by whom?

Back in October we noticed “Vote for FBISD Proposition 1” signs across Fort Bend in the run-up to the November 4th elections and pondered the rank hypocrisy of an individual who blasted the use of bonds so “certain vendors and developers could keep cashing in” while he personally could have … [Read More...]