Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

Texas House Speaker Straus Will Not Seek Re-Election

Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) made a surprise announcement on Wednesday morning that he will not seek another term in the state’s House of Representatives. He will be retiring from both his position as speaker and as the representative for District 121.

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Texas Rep. Removed from Campus Event after BLM Demands Shutdown

In the ongoing wave of silencing conservative voices on college campuses, Texas can add Representative Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) to the list. Last week, the freshman lawmaker found his speaking engagement at Texas Southern University (TSU) shut down by Black Lives Matter protesters.

In the ongoing wave of silencing conservative voices on college …

Republican Calls for Removing Confederate Plaque from Texas Capitol

Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus called for the removal of a Confederate plaque located in the State Capitol in Austin. The speaker wrote in a Facebook post that the Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque is “not accurate” and should be removed.

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Battle Over ‘Sanctuary Campuses,’ In-State Tuition to DREAMERs Heats Up

Universities and colleges have reacted to President Donald Trump’s election by declaring their campuses safe zones from immigration authorities. The funding battle over sanctuary cities and other jurisdictions has intensified and expanded to “sanctuary campuses.” Representatives in the U.S. Congress

More than 20 immigration activists chant slogans and brandish banners on the front steps of the North Carolina Attorney General's office in Raleigh, N.C. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Immigration activists made a trip from Chapel Hill to Raleigh to protest slience from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on whether …

Texas State Capitol Arson Suspect Arrested in Iowa

A man from Iowa has been arrested for an unrelated charge but is a suspect in connection with a fire set at the Texas State Capitol on August 7th. The man, 38-year-old Michael Patrick Wagner, was arrested this week and is

Texas State Capitol Arson Suspect