Local Politics

83rd Legislative Session Begins

To understand the inner workings of the Texas Legislature and how it executes its operations to pass laws that govern our everyday lives requires an awareness of the process and the outcome. Whether heavily involved in politics or on the fringes, realizing that what takes place in the Texas Capitol will now and in the […]

Election Day in Texas’ Style

The buzz is in the air as friends, family, social media, the news, emails and poll standers remind us to vote.  Those who have worked tirelessly for months on end have anticipated this day when all their efforts come to an apex. It’s Election Day in Texas with the primary that will determine who moves […]

Austin City Council Bans Disposable Paper/Plastic Bags – March 2013

At 2 a.m. today, the Austin City Council passed one of the broadest bag laws in the nation, agreeing to ban disposable paper and plastic bags at all retail checkout counters starting in March 2013. When I first read this, I thought, “Seriously? At 2 a.m. on March 2nd the City Council was spending their […]

Guest Blogger: Servant Leadership-Attorney General Greg Abbott

Our nation is at a crossroads in leadership, where individuals are looking for genuine, hard working individuals who are principled in their convictions. Guidance, solutions, and results must come from those who embody character. In her article, guest blogger, Ms. Katie Thompson, illustrates three foundational principles-courage, persistence, and humility-in the life of Texas Attorney General […]