Monthly Archives: January 2011

Texas Grassroots Thank ‘The Texas 15’

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IRCOT : Straus Leadership Team Planning to Water Down Voter ID Bill?

Fellow Grassroots Texans:   IRCOT relayed word today that the Straus Leadership Team in the Texas House plans to water down the photo voter ID bill when it comes out of the Senate. Senate Bill 14, in its current … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO Link to Texas Senate Debate on Voter ID

The Texas Senate is debating Voter ID NOW.  You can watch the live video feed via this page: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php   (Thanks to Konni for the link) Direct link : http://www.senate.state.tx.us/streamav/ext/ch1.ram   Michael Quinn … Continue reading

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Senate Action on Voter ID Bill Delayed

  Via the Austin American-Statesman: Several senators said they have been told that the bill to require that voters show an ID before they can vote will be debated starting tomorrow, not today as earlier announced. The only … Continue reading

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Official Bill Analysis of the Texas Voter I.D. Bill (SB 14)

Starting today, the Texas State Senate is meeting as a committee to consider Senate Bill 14, also known as the Voter ID Bill.  Included below is the full text of the Official Bill Analysis, as prepared by the staff … Continue reading

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Will Your State Representative Demand Conservative Committee Chairs?

  Fellow Grassroots Texans:   The House Republicans have pulled out all the stops to reassure conservative Texans that the Texas House would no longer be the place where solid conservative legislation dies in committee–or at the hands of left-wing … Continue reading

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Erick Erickson : Cruz or Williams in Texas

Posted at RedState: The rumor is that, as we all expected David Dewhurst, who is more like DewCrist, is going to be running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat. Senator Hutchison has said she is not going to … Continue reading

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Texas Tribune : Who Will Chair Straus’ Committees?

Posted at the Texas Tribune: All the schmoozing and strategizing involved in seeking the job of Texas House Speaker is worth it come February, when the leader of the lower chamber gets to choose the chairmen of committees, … Continue reading

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Sen. Jim DeMint Weighs in on the Texas Senate Race

Senator Jim DeMint, Chairman of the Senate Conservatives’ Fund, sent the following message earlier today:   Dear Fellow Conservative:   I have some very important news to share. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) announced yesterday that she … Continue reading

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The 15 Heroes of Texas – by Donna Garner

  The 15 Heroes of Texas   by Donna Garner 1.11.11   When the vote for Speaker of the Texas House was taken today, Rep. Berman (R-Tyler) required that a record vote be taken … Continue reading

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