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Sen. Cruz: Decertifying Iran Compliance Is the Right First Step

Senator Ted Cruz

Praises the Trump Administration’s determination to withhold certification of Iran deal and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror organization WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised President Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for its material support to terrorism, pursuant to Executive Order 13224: “President Trump has rightly determined that U.S. sanctions relief for […]

Sen. Cruz: Expanded Use of Association Health Plans is a Win-Win for Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s intention to expand the use of association health and short term insurance plans: “The expansion of association health plans, which allow those in individual or small-group markets to join together in large groups to get lower rates, is a win-win for Texans struggling from Obamacare’s skyrocketing premiums and lack of access to quality health care. I am also encouraged […]

Battling Misconceptions at the Alamo

Dr. Bruce Winders, Alamo Historian & Curator The one thing that I’ve learned after being at the Alamo for twenty-one years is that there is a great amount of misinformation surrounding our state’s most treasured site. These ideas are often held by people who care passionately about the site and its history. My task as the Alamo’s curator and historian is to help separate fact from fiction so that visitors understand what has taken place […]

AG Paxton Joins 13-State Coalition Urging U.S. Senate Passage of a Bill to Curb Federal Government Overreach

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a West Virginia-led coalition of 13 state attorneys general in a letter exhorting Congress to curb the authority of federal agencies to arbitrarily create regulations. Attorney General Paxton and his counterparts asked U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to press for passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would amend the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), a statute establishing the requirements for lawful executive agency action. “Eight years of federal […]

TxDot to hold public meeting in Katy widening Grand Parkway to six lanes

State Rep. Mike Schofield (photo courtesy Mike Schofield)

Cinco Ranch High School on Tuesday, Oct 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m You may have noticed that the Grand Parkway (aka Texas 99) clogs up at key times (and even some not-so key times) during the day. As a result, TxDot is actively looking into widening the road from four lanes (two in each direction) to a six-lane divided highway from the Westpark Tollway to I-10. They are also considering several ramp modifications to improve the […]

Commissioner Ryan Sitton Talks Energy, Economy, Entrepreneurship with Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Sitton

MONTGOMERY  – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today spoke with small business owners at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce “Celebrating Business Leaders with a Purpose: Shaping Montgomery’sTomorrow” luncheon. “As the founder of a small business, and now a state elected official with a role in the Texas economy, I’ve experienced the challenges that entrepreneurs face and understand how important their work is to our state,” Sitton said. “Small businesses account for 99 percent of […]

Texas Students Pledge to Stay Drug Free at Red Ribbon Rally

Rally at State Capitol Kicks Off National Red Ribbon Week AUSTIN – More than 1,000 Texas fifth and sixth graders participated in the Red Ribbon Rally kickoff event at the State Capitol this afternoon. The rally is the statewide kickoff to Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the United States, reaching millions of students nationwide. Supported by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the event is an opportunity to […]

Texas Technical College announces a new online application for admissions

Texas State Technical College is proud to announce a new online application for admission to our college. This new application should make the admissions process easier for your students. After submitting the application, they can access a portal that will: Show the status of their application; Include an acceptance letter from Admissions; Display a checklist of items needed before the student can register; and, Display events at TSTC the student has registered for (open houses, […]

Texas Delegation Secures $15 Billion In Disaster Funds In Emergency Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a late night meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, and consulting with Governor Abbott, members of the Texas delegation have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be included in the emergency disaster funding bill that passed the House this afternoon. In a telephone call with members of the Texas Delegation, Governor Abbott expressed his commitment to continuing to work with the Texas Congressional Delegation and […]

Olson Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order To Improve Healthcare For Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order promoting healthcare choice and competition. “America’s attempt at government run healthcare is not working,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “Premiums are escalating and choices continue to be reduced. One third of all counties in the United States have only one choice for coverage. This Executive Order is a step in the right direction to expand access to affordable options for healthcare. I […]