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Asche is to ashes, but is James Dickey a man the Texas GOP can trust?

Good day Austin and San Antonio:

About two hours into yesterday’s afternoon session of the Texas Republican Convention, in the lead-up to the vote for chairman, the battle between James Dickey, the current chairman, and Cindy Asche, his rival, was truly joined. 4,338 more words


Texas GOP: Abolish abortion, property taxes, taxpayer-funded lobbying and gun licensing requirements

Good Friday Austin:

The Texas Republican Convention’s Platform and Resolutions Committee and the Legislative Priorities Committee finished their work late last night with some drama. 1,201 more words


Getting interesting late: GOP Platform Committee restores Cook censure, doubles down against homosexuality

Good day Austin (and San Antonio):

A little before 9 last night, I left my dual posting at the side-by-side ballrooms where the Texas GOP Convention Platform/Resolutions and the Legislative Priorities committees were meeting until they were kicked out of the Henry B. 3,492 more words


Texas GOP to choose between abolishing abortion and `prudent pro-life incrementalism'

Good morning Austin:

I am in San Antonio for the Texas Republican Convention. The general sessions don’t begin until Thursday, but, since Monday, the Platform, Rules and Legislative Priorities committees have been meeting at the Henry B. 2,950 more words


At Maverick PAC he founded, Ted Cruz finds himself amid a younger Hurd's herd of less polarizing politicians

Good Monday Austin:

I spent Friday and Saturday night at the Maverick PAC Mavericks Conference.

Traveling back from Dallas, I arrived just in time Friday night. 7,797 more words


Texas Housers tells state lawmakers that neighborhoods across the state must meet basic standards that keep Texans safe

Texas Housers urged state lawmakers this afternoon to ensure that all neighborhoods where Texans make their homes meet the basic needs for a decent quality of life: clean drinking water and air, proper drainage infrastructure, and essential lighting and sidewalks. 674 more words

State Issues

In Salman v. Stickland, a celebration of diversity in Euless is tested

Good Monday Austin:

On Saturday, one week to the day after he was narrowly elected to the City Council in the little Tarrant County city of Euless – population about 55,000 and half white – Salman Bhojani and his supporters gathered at one of the parks that are the city’s pride to celebrate his victory. 7,287 more words