John Sharp Appointed to Lead Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Faced with what is probably the biggest natural disaster in the state’s history, Gov. Greg Abbott turned Thursday to Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, a savvy, no-nonsense politician with a track record of getting things done, to coordinate the rebuilding of communities devastated by Hurricane

Representative John Raney Announces Re-Election Bid (HD14)

Austin, TX - Today, State Representative John Raney (R- Bryan/College Station) officially announced he is running for re-election for State Representative, in House District 14 where he has served since 2011. “Representing my friends and neighbors in Bryan and College Station is truly an honor. I have worked hard to control spending, invest in priorities like border security, protect life, and

Angela Paxton running for SD8

I’m running for the Texas Senate and I am asking for your support. I don’t make this decision lightly. I believe with all my heart this district needs a committed conservative voice informed by local experience, deep community roots and a strong record of dedicated service. We need a leader who will continue our community’s exceptional history of

Alito Puts Texas Redistricting Case On Hold

In a one-sentence order issued this afternoon, Justice Samuel Alito blocked an order by a federal district court in Texas that had invalidated two congressional districts in that state. Officials in Texas had asked the district court to put its order on hold to give it time to appeal to the Supreme Court, but the lower court had declined to do so. Last week state officials went to the Supreme Court, where they found a more

State Rep. Landgraf Seeks Re-­election with Focus on Tax Relief

ODESSA, TEXAS -­-­-­ State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-­Odessa) announced Thursday that he will seek re-­election to continue serving his fellow West Texans in House District 81, which consists of Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties. Landgraf’s announcement comes after he completed months of successful work in the Texas House of Representatives to balance the state’s budget, without raising taxes, while passing landmark

Van Taylor Announces Campaign for Congress

In a video to supporters, Sen. Van Taylor today announced his candidacy for United States Congress, declaring his resolve to fight for conservative solutions and to work every day to safeguard resident's freedom. Taylor is running to replace Congressman Sam Johnson, who announced in January his plans to retire after the conclusion of

Judge Sanctions Voss Law for Handling of Hail Suit, Finds Firm ‘Hijacked’ Litigation for Own Benefit

From producing fraudulent documents to “hijacking the litigation process for its own benefit,” a federal judge has found the Voss Law Firm “engaged in intentional litigation misconduct” by bringing a hail lawsuit on behalf of clients that never actually signed a contingency fee agreement. In January, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses granted a State Farm Lloyds motion for summary judgment, freeing the insurer from a suit brought on behalf of Gregorio and Maria Hernandez after finding it

Texas business has to gear up for more politics after beating the ‘bathroom bill’

Business just beat back the so-called bathroom bill in a special session, but there’s little time to celebrate. Not with the lieutenant governor vowing to bring back the issue and the governor on board. Not with primary elections for state office only seven months away. That’s right. Just as one political push ends, another is on the

Charges Against State Rep. Dawnna Dukes Could be Dropped

TRAVIS COUNTY – If State Representative Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) resigns from office and submits to a drug and alcohol assessment, the district attorney will drop corruption charges against her. She has until the end of the business day Tuesday to…read more...