12:19 pm CST - May 27, 2016

Posted under Quotes

Heroes Lodge: Remember Our Fallen Heroes

Heroes Lodge Project modernizes the way Veterans receive assistance with housing, counseling and employment services.

By Phillip GutierresCommander-Phillip, Heroes Lodge Program Manager & CEO

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas insider, in observation of Memorial Day, is asking you to support this new Austin Veterans Program. Heroes Lodge Project is a Texas 501(c)3 non-profit in partnership with the American GI Forum of Austin, a chapter of the American GI Forum of Texas – Chartered by Congress and celebrating 68 years of service for our Veterans and families.

The American GI Forum (AGIF) was founded on March 26, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas by Dr. Hector Perez Garcia, an Army Heroes.Lodge.Logo-2Veteran medical doctor. Dr. Garcia returned from World War II eager to participate in the American Dream.

Through it, he helped break down many of the barriers Veterans faced in a country that embraced the principles of freedom and justice, but only offered them to a select few. Today those problems still exist, and continue to be experienced by almost all Veterans. Continue Reading.



May 27, 2016

The Scoop

Cornyn Condemns Democrat Stall Tactics on Defense Bill

cornyn-floor‘One of the reasons why our friends across the aisle are dragging their feet on this legislation is because they’re kind of getting a little worried at the contrast between the productiveness of the 114th Congress compared to the 113th Congress, when they were in charge.’

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) criticized Senate Democrats for continuing to stall the bipartisanFY2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his speech can be found here. Read More

May 27, 2016

The Scoop

Olson Named Conferee on Key Energy Bill

This bill represents a unique opportunity to strike a pro-American balance to guide us in the years ahead.

pete.olson1Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson, Vice Chair of the Energy and Power Subcommittee issued the following statement in response to being named a member of a bipartisan conference committee charged with producing final legislation to modernize our energy laws and strengthen our economy: Read More

May 27, 2016

The Scoop

Congressman Gene Green’s Health & Wellness Fair 

Community Collaboration Leads to Preventive Health Screenings for Houstonians

gene-green4Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (Houston, TX) – Congressman Gene Green invites residents of the 29th Congressional District of Texas to a Community Health & Wellness Fair on Friday, May 27 at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center. Read More

May 27, 2016

The Scoop

Republican Senators Attempt to Kill Email Privacy Act

May 27, 2016

The Scoop

The Dead Are Voting, says CBS in Los Angeles

Man who died in 2003 voted in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010

campaign election voteTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Perhaps it is a sign of the zombie apocalypse, but I suspect something far more sinister. The dead are voting.  Kudos to the Los Angeles CBS affiliate for doing some outstanding investigative journalism. Their research found 100’s of voters were still casting ballots years after they had passed away.    Read More

Recent Headlines

The Scoop

6 Clinton Contradictions Exposed by State Department’s Audit

Cornyn Condemns Democrat Stall Tactics on Defense Bill

GOP Rips Hillary on State Department’s Email Review: ‘A Very Scathing Report’

House Approves Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendments

Sessions: Support Bill Modernizing Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

May 27, 2016

On The Record

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Encourages Families to Start Saving for Higher Education on “529 College Savings Day”

Glenn.Hagar1Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – With “529 College Savings Day” set for May 29, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar wants to remind families about the importance of saving for their children’s higher education expenses through college savings plans known as “529 plans” as authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. Read More

May 27, 2016

On The Record

Syndicated radio show “Texas Home Improvement with Jim Dutton” Presents Injured Houston Police Officer, Ramiro Garcia, and Family

Fully renovated home that they will be seeing for the first time.

officer.ramirezTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas–(Houston, Texas) – At approximately 10:30am, the state’s largest Home Improvement radio show, Texas Home Improvement with Jim Dutton, will present to Ramiro Garcia’s family their home with over $90,000 worth of renovations as part of the Overhaul For A Hero program created by the radio show. Read More

May 27, 2016

On The Record

Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for March 2016

rrc-logo3bTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Production for March 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 77,702,710 barrels of crude oil and 638,377,189 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. Read More

May 27, 2016

On The Record

Senator Menéndez Denounces Racist Textbook

Jose-menendezTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (San Antonio, TX) — State Senator José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) finds flaws and serious racial prejudice in the proposed Mexican-American Studies textbook titled Mexican American Heritage. The textbook is currently being vetted by the Texas State Board of Education. Read More

May 27, 2016

On The Record

Resolving the Encryption Debate? Bet on Innovation

Create growth, while protecting individual privacy & public safety

cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5eBy Jim Pflaging

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent debate over the scope and role of encryption highlights the tension around law enforcement’s efforts to preserve public safety and respect individual privacy. The high-profile dispute between Apple and the FBI encapsulates this debate, seemingly pitting law enforcement against Silicon Valley. It need not be that way.    Read More

Recent Headlines

On The Record

MILLS: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Argument On Clean Power Plan

PAXTON: Texas Leads Fight Against Trans-Gender Bathroom, Locker Room Rules

Dan Patrick: On AG Paxton’s Transgender Policies Lawsuit

 Susan Combs Funds Texas Smart Schools Initiative

State Rep. Tony Dale Named Best Elected Official – 2016 Hill Country News Reader Poll

4:15 pm CST - May 27, 2016

Posted under Opinion

Rules Don’t Apply to Queen Hillary

By Donald Lambro

donald-lambroWASHINGTON — The essential issues in Hillary Clinton’s widening email scandal have always been her judgment and her imperious belief that the government’s rules didn’t apply to her.

After multiple denials from Clinton that she did anything wrong, insisting she had broken no rules by using a private email system, the State Department’s inspector general released a stinging report Thursday, criticizing her for using a high-risk, unsecured home-computer system to send emails that, we now know, contained classified information. Continue Reading.

4:10 pm CST - May 27, 2016

Posted under Opinion

High School Students Defy Atheists, Recite Lord’s Prayer at Graduation

By Todd Starnes

todd-starnesIt was the best kept secret in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Just moments before the graduation ceremony at East Liverpool High School on Sunday, the senior class gathered in a nearby auditorium. Together, they decided to do something that would make national headlines. Continue Reading.

4:06 pm CST - May 27, 2016

Posted under Opinion

At This Point, It Should Make All the Difference

By David Limbaugh

davidlimbaugh3Hillary Clinton has been groping around for a campaign slogan. She’s just unveiled her seventh meaningless catchphrase. How about “Still lying and breaking all the rules”?

That one probably wouldn’t help her campaign much — though with leftist voters these days, you have to wonder — but it has the virtue of being more accurate than her latest mealy-mouthed rallying cry, “Stronger together” — as if anyone, anywhere considers her unifying. Continue Reading.

4:03 pm CST - May 27, 2016

Posted under Cartoons