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11:23 am CST - April 21, 2014

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Sen. Cornyn: On San Jacinto Day’s 18 Minutes to Victory


cornyn-flagBy U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

Each year, on March 2, Texans celebrate a uniquely Texan holiday — Texas Independence Day. It marks the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

While March 2 is indeed the day Texans declared their independence, it was in fact the 18-minute battle that occurred several weeks later, on April 21, that cemented that declaration and established the Republic of Texas.

Sam Houston3Today, we celebrate the hard-fought victory of Texas’ first generation of veterans under General Sam Houston (right.)

This year will mark the 178th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, perhaps observed nowhere more closely than on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument and San Jacinto Museum of History in La Porte, Texas.

This year’s San Jacinto Day Festival will be held on April 26th.    Continue Reading.

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2:18 pm CST - April 18, 2014

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Have a Happy Easter!


Here’s wishing that all our Readers, their Families and Friends enjoy a Happy Easter Holiday.

easter.artPlease enjoy and know that Easter is the springtime holiday marking the rebirth of Jesus and the renewal of the Christian faith. Easter is Christianity’s most important holiday.

It is a blessed time for the faithful to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of the Savior… and a magical time for your children, grandchildren, and for some, your great-grandchildren to enjoy chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jellybean-filled Easter eggs.

Whatever you do, please be safe and enjoy this blessed time with your families and friends. May God bless all of you.

– Gil Rodriguez, Jim Cardle and the Texas Insider Staff

 

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12:24 pm CST - April 15, 2014

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Cong. Kevin Brady: April 15th Should Be Just Another Day, Not a Burden


In race for Ways & Means Committee chairmanship, Texas Congressman says its ‘Time for America to jettison our too costly, too complex, and too unfair Tax Code.”

 Brady, Kevin CapitolTexas Insider Report: CONROE, Texas –

“Why should filing taxes take the same number of hours as all the workers at Wal-Mart, McDonalds and Target will work this year combined?” asked U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee earlier today.

“That’s crazy. Most American taxpayers don’t want to spend hours upon hours organizing forms and receipts just to pay their taxes. They’d rather spend that time playing ball with their kids or starting a small business.”

April 15th is both a boom day for the U.S. Treasury, and the single most hated day of the year for American families.

– Cong. Brady looks at a few key reasons why.   Continue Reading.

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10:02 am CST - April 09, 2014

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Smitherman Endorses Dan Patrick for Lt. Gov


Texas Insider Patrick, Sen. Dan for LtGovInterview 12-16-13cTexas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas –

“Dan Patrick has an appreciation and understanding of the important issues affecting Texans. He believes in the fundamental tenants of economic and social conservatism.”

“Dan Patrick is the authentic conservative in the race for Lieutenant Governor.  He has my endorsement and full support.”

barry-smithermanBarry Smitherman, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission & recent Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General. Patrick faces incumbent David Dewhurst in the May 27th Republican Primary run-off election.     Continue Reading.

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11:18 am CST - March 31, 2014

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Perry, Abbott: On the Passing of Ray Hutchison


ray hutchisonecTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “This weekend, we lost an extraordinary Texan in Ray Hutchison. His contributions to the state of Texas will positively impact countless Texans, for generations to come,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

“From his commitment to developing the North Dallas community, to his service in the U.S. Navy and Texas Legislature, to his instrumental role in the creation of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Ray was a leader in every aspect of his life.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison5“Ray was a true public servant, a devoted husband, and a loving father.

“Anita joins me in sending our prayers and deepest condolences to his wife, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, his children, and the rest of Ray’s family and friends during this difficult time.”   Continue Reading.

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9:25 am CST - March 28, 2014

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CSCOPE UPDATE: Lynn Woolley & World Net Daily’s John Griffing Try to BeLogical.com


As is the case in most any scandal, its a story clouded in secrecy, and money.

Texas Insider Wooley, Lynn-Griffing, John CSCOPE 3-24-14Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – CSCOPE is not a medical procedure, nor a mouthwash.

“I’ve heard you mention the comparison that CSCOPE makes on various economic ways of running a country, with communism where? And capitalism where?” asks Texas Talk Radio Show Host Lynn Woolley.

“Capitalism is at the very bottom – of a ladder, mind you. So you have a picture of different systems, if you will, that actually go up … to communism!” says World Net Daily Investigative Reporter John Griffing, who helped bring the controversial curriculum’s details to light.

Texas politicians, parents, and even some teachers are none to happy about CSCOPE’s continued use in Texas Classrooms … especially after recent legislation was intended to prohibit its use.   Continue Reading.

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11:29 am CST - March 24, 2014

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Obamacare a Big Headache for Hispanics


328% spike for men, 127% for women in Nevada since Obamacare took effect

Daniel Garza LIBRE Initiative3eBy Daniel Garza

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The White House’s failed rollout of its Spanish-language health care website, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, is already a laughingstock. Much like its English language counterpart, the site is filled with technical issues. There are mis-translations and links to English-only pages and forms.

But this isn’t even the worst of the Affordable Care Act’s problems … the joke is on Hispanics & Latinos like myself.

LIBRE InitiativeLOGO3gBeyond the faulty launch of the federal website, the Affordable Care Act penalizes the Hispanic-American community in several serious ways. Despite what we were promised, the Affordable Care Act is surprisingly unaffordable.

The law was supposed to help us, but it actually makes affordable and quality health care even harder to find.   Continue Reading.

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12:21 pm CST - March 16, 2014

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An Inside Look at the Texas & U.S. Economies


“No matter who gets elected, energy will be the most important development in the United States …”

Texas Insider - Flaster, Marc Sandler O'Neill PartnersTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “As far as the eye can see, and maybe beyond your and my lifetime,” responded Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Marc Flaster, when asked how long investors can expect to earn 0% return on their savings.

“But fortunately for Texas and Texans, what you have here is the nirvana of all the events — we have technology industries growing here in the state, and you have (oil & gas) production here,” Flaster tells Insider’s Jim Cardle.

“The saving grace for America, the whole country now, is the fact that the technology for finding oil & natural gas in this sector of the United States has changed the whole complection of dependence for the nation on energy.”

 – Texas Banking Industry Advisor & Wall Street Investment Analyst Marc Flaster discusses what’s driving the Texas economy, and how planning for retirement faces new challenges in the Obama economy.    Continue Reading.

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11:34 am CST - February 19, 2014

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The Keystone Pipeline & Beyond: Canadian Ambassador to U.S., Gary Doer, to Visit Austin


As top trading partner, Canada is U.S.’s largest supplier of oil, providing nearly 3 million barrels per day

Doer, Amb. Gary AEC Homepage AnnouncementTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Now entering its 10th year, the Austin Economic Club (AEC) announced it will open its “2014 Distinguished Lecture Series” by hosting the Canadian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Gary Doer, for a Luncheon on Friday, March 7th at the Austin Club in Austin, Texas.

As our nation’s top trading partner, Canada plays an integral role in U.S. job creation. It is also our largest supplier of oil, providing nearly 3 million barrels per day, or more than 30% of U.S. imports.

Ambassador Doer will discuss Canada’s position as a stable, secure and environmentally responsible energy supplier to the U.S., and the world … in which the Keystone Pipeline is but one part of a greater, but crucial energy security agenda.

Learn more, or purchase tickets, by visiting the Austin Economic Club website.   Continue Reading.

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3:43 pm CST - February 18, 2014

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Cornyn: Minimum Wage Estimate by CBO Confirms President’s Big-Government Experiment is Job-Killer


Raising minimum wage will slash jobs, harm fragile workforce.

Cornyn After Supreme Court ObamaCare Arguments 4-4-12Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas –

“Whether it’s Obamacare, a minimum wage hike, or a trillion-dollar Stimulus Bill charged to the nation’s credit card, the bottom line is the President’s big-government experiment kills jobs.

“The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed, yet again, what we know to be true of government overreach in the marketplace: raising the minimum wage would slash jobs and harm an already fragile workforce.”

 – Sen. John Cornyn earlier today, following the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) estimate that President Obama & Congressional Democrats’ proposal to raise federal minimum wages to $10.10 would result in roughly 500,000 jobs being lost by late 2016.     Continue Reading.

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