Changing The Rules: Texas Environment

Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency will seek to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Barack Obama’s signature effort to combat climate change. The announcement is the latest of the Trump...

Partisan Bloc Voting

Voting as a Republican bloc is not a new idea in the Texas House of Representatives. The problem is that there’s no way to enforce it. A bloc doesn’t work unless everyone sticks together, and House Republicans have been known to ditch their own caucus. GOP lawmakers...

Murr Updates Citizens on Special Session

Texas Rep. Andrew Murr gave an update on the state legislature’s special session and a bill he proposed during a recent Rotary Club of Kerrville meeting. Murr, of Junction and an eighth-generation Texan, is a representative in the Texas House for District 53, which is...

Sanctuary Cities: The Beginning

Just like that, parts of the state’s “sanctuary cities” ban that a federal district judge halted last month are set to go into effect. Here’s what you need to know: • A panel of three appellate judges ruled on Monday that provisions of the...

New Texas Law Helps Fight Scammers!

Prompted by a man she had never met, an elderly woman in Dallas County recently decided to sell her home and wire the $200,000 windfall to a mysterious bank account, the victims advocate recalled. The man, who claimed to be communicating from Nigeria, promised to...