Archive for 'On The Record'
“Texas has absolutely no (Border Security) assistance from the federal government. It’s shameful.”
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “As I go around to speak to various groups, whether its a Town Hall Meeting, any of the service clubs or a Chamber of Commerce-type meeting … the #1 question now is always about Border Security and-or immigration and amnesty, which is fairly unusual because its normally the economy or jobs that’re on people’s minds” said State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-HD2,) having just returned from another tour of the Texas-Mexico Border with a group of elected officials from the State of Colorado. Continue Reading.
What we got here is a failure to communicate
By Lynn Woolley
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The venerable CBS Sunday show “Face the Nation” has turned 60 – and used the occasion to score an interview with President Obama. The President told Bob Schieffer that his policies are fine. It’s just that the “politics” was not up to par. The president that likes to blame his failures on others blamed his communications staff for not selling Obama-ism to the public. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, as our nation honors its heroic veterans and their families, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte applauded the announcement of $1 million in state funding for veterans mental health care. Van de Putte is Chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, a position she has held since 2003. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This week, State Representative Jeff Leach pre-filed his initial legislative package in advance of the 84th Legislative Session, which convenes on January 13, 2015.
“After spending the last several months on a ‘listening tour’ throughout the district, meeting with constituents, community and business leaders, parents, teachers, educators and various elected officials, I believe I have gained a clear understanding of the needs and desires of my constituency,” said Leach. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: Austin, Texas – Today, Representative Dan Flynn filed bills in early filing for the January 84th Legislative Session. “Today we filed bills that support the free exercise of faith, family, and freedom,” said Representative Flynn. These bills included needed second amendment legislation, others to save taxpayer dollars with local water utility districts, assuring American law is practiced in American Courts, that district farmers and ranchers have the right to farm and ranch and sell their products without government interference, the free exercise of religion and a law requiring students take a semester on the U.S. Constitution prior to graduation from high school, and the abolishment of daylight savings time. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (DALLAS) —This morning, Lt. Governor Dewhurst delivered the keynote address for the annual Dallas Veterans Day Parade. Lt. Governor Dewhurst, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, comes from a long line of veterans including his father, Lieutenant Colonel David Dewhurst Jr., who flew 85 combat missions over Europe, including a decisive air strike on Utah Beach before the D-Day invasion. The theme of this year’s parade was “Honoring Our Wounded Veterans”. Continue Reading.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (San Antonio, TX) – State Representative José Menéndez, Chairman of the House Committee on Defense and Veterans’ Affairs issued the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day:
“Today is Veterans Day. A day set aside to honor our nation’s heroes. Those who answer the call to military service, demonstrate acts of valor, bravery, and consequence. Continue Reading.
Securing the border to keep Americans safe
By Cong. Michael McCaul
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – It is my job as the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee to help keep threats out of the country. That is why securing our border is so important to me. Homeland Security needs a new approach to secure the border, one that emphasizes the smart application of resources, defined goals and quantifiable results to tangibly show that the border is secure. Continue Reading.
If this case is all about the order of how events occurred…
By Lynn Woolley
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The case against Rick Perry has become an embarrassment to Texas, and to the state’s judicial system. The judge in this ill-conceived proceeding now has a technicality to rule on – and one that could end the farce immediately. He’d be wise to take advantage of the opportunity to dismiss it. Continue Reading.
Mounting evidence suggests Hispanics sitting out 2014 mid-terms
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – The impact, or perhaps lack thereof, of the Hispanic Vote on the 2014 Texas Election is under the political microscopes of analysts nationwide. Mayor Art Martinez de Vara, who as Mayor of Von Ormey, Texas just south of San Antonio is also a Latina historian, talks Texas and Hispanic politics while voting across Texas has already begun. Continue Reading.