Posts Tagged ‘senate’
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David Dewhurst Joins Ethan Couch Affluenza Conversation

Jeff Prince
That, ahem, symbol of ethical integrity Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has joined the public outcry against the criminal sentence given to Ethan Couch, the teenager who drove a pickup while intoxicated and caused an accident that kill...


Wendy Davis stuck her neck out for schoolkids.

And got her district Chopped Up.
DAN McGRAW
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for month...



Cutting the Economy to Ribbons

Rick Perry says a no-new-taxes budget is good for business in Texas – but is it?
GAYLE REAVES
Gov. Rick Perry’s press releases have been practically bursting with pride lately, as a Texas Legislature with a heavy Republican majority has passed bill after bill dear to his heart and political aspirations –– especial...


Water Wars … um … Ignite

Static
You couldn’t say it’s the opening salvo in the Texas water wars. Those battles started when Texas was still a republic (“H2Ow,” Nov. 10, 2010). But think of it as a modern call to arms in perhaps the newest major grassr...



High Interest, Deep Fang Marks

Static
Static once knew a pit bull named Daisy, which is a funny name for a dog both feared and revered for its immense biting and killing power. Which reminds us of a pit bull named Wendy.


Tracer Fluids Would Fingerprint Gas Drillers

Jeff Prince
The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise, now in its 11 year, has been so popular for so long with its creative use of DNA analysis that I’m wondering why nobody pitched this idea before — establishing company-s...



Coming to Terms

A lot of politicians are for term limits — until their own future would be affected.
DAVE McNEELY
So now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is calling for Texas governors to serve no more than two full four-year terms.


Not for the Faint of Heart

Lock up the whiskey: Redistricting is upon us.
DAVE McNEELY
If redistricting weren’t so serious, it would be funny. As Forrest Gump’s momma says about life in the 1994 movie, “It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”



No Crown for Kay

Hutchison found herself the heir-unapparent.
DAVE MCNEELY
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who had repeatedly postponed her gubernatorial ambitions while fellow Republican Rick Perry became the longest-serving governor in Texas history, figured it ...