Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sign the Open Letter on Pledge Cards

  A group of Texas’ grassroots activists have drafted an Open Letter to the Members of the Texas House of Representatives urging the members to not sign pledge cards to the current House Leadership Team.   We … Continue reading

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Will Texas Get an Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill or Not? By Donna Garner

Will Texas Get an Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill or Not?   by Donna Garner   5.23.11   I asked Maria Martinez, Board Member of IRCOT (Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas ), to explain to me … Continue reading

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AGAIN, A CONSERVATIVE UNDER FIRE — SEN. BRIAN BIRDWELL

by Donna Garner5.14.11 Sen. Brian Birdwell is an outspoken voice for conservatism in a Texas Senate that is sorely in need of more conservatives, and I am very troubled that the new Senate redistricting map appears to be drawn deliberately in … Continue reading

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Texas Taxpayers Finance Formula One Auto Races as Schools Dismiss Teachers

Via Bloomberg.com: Texas, which may balance its budget by firing thousands of teachers, plans to commit $25 million in state funds to Formula One auto racing each year for a decade.   Four years after motorsports’ … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With the Texas Legislature? Here’s a Clue…

If you don’t know what’s wrong with Austin, a recent article in the Dallas Morning News should give you a few clues: AUSTIN — As lawmakers scramble to pass thousands of bills during the legislative session’s final weeks, one House … Continue reading

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Texans’ Open Letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry

On May 10th, 2011, a team of grassroots activists delivered to the Texas State Capitol 40 copies of the Open Letter to Governor Rick Perry, signed by over 2,000 grassroots Texans.  With signatures, the letter totaled 70 PAGES in length.   … Continue reading

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Maria Martinez’ Immigration Bill Status Report

  Immigration Bill Report from Maria Martinez of IRCOT:   E-Verify continues to be IRCOT’s #1 priority, but there is little chance that any of the E-verify bills filed will be moved out of committee.  Byron Cook … Continue reading

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Sullivan : Texas Senate Not Scared Enough

Via EmpowerTexans.com: Texas senators seem to believe they’re members of an exclusive club, rather than elected public servants. Speaking for the club this week, State Sen. Steve Ogden (R-Bryan), chair of the Finance Committee, told the press it … Continue reading

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