Estes files handgun open carry bill

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AUSTIN – State Sen. Craig Estes filed a bill on Friday that would authorize open carry of modern handguns in Texas by anyone with a license, so long as the handguns are carried in shoulder or belt holsters.

Texas is currently one of the few states that does not permit citizens to openly carry modern handguns under any circumstances. The other states that deny their citizens the right to carry handguns openly are: California, Florida, Illinois, New York and South Carolina.

Awakening to the damage done by teachers’ unions

By Washington ExaminerJanuary 28, 2015

union-1When conservatives think of education reform, they tend to regard it as their own fight. They bring up the charter and voucher programs promoted by Republicans such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. They mention Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose 2011 public-sector union reforms have already saved his state’s school districts at least $3 billion dollars and averted the need to fire teachers in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

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The EPA’s Newest Strategy to Sneakily Restrict Fracking, Drilling

From The Daily Signal, Stephen Moore, January 25, 2015

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However, methane is just another term for the main component of natural gas. Drillers have a powerful motive to stop leakage on their own, because they want to sell it, not spill it.

Legislatures Should Curb Judicial Supremacy Over Marriage


by Phillis Schlafly, January 22, 2015 -
It’s Roe v. Wade all over again, as the Supreme Court is poised to invent a new right to same-sex marriage found nowhere in the four corners of the Constitution. Fortunately, the Founders gave us checks and balances against this overreaching in power.

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Former FBI Agent publishes open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder

Claim:   Former FBI Agent K. Dee McCown published an open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder criticizing his handling of race-based issues.

Origins:   In January 2015, an open letter dated 28 December 2014 and addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder was reproduced on a number of web sites, attributed to a former FBI special agent named K. Dee McCown. The letter in question (usually described as “epic”) was typically presented with no context or sourcing information indicating how it made its way to the Internet.

The letter, reproduced below in its entirety, focuses on a number of recent race-related controversies:

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Have Republicans learned nothing?

From the Washington Examiner, by Jason Pye, 01/19/15

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Republicans have held full control of Congress for a little over a week, and some members of the new majority are already demonstrating that they do not deserve the power voters handed them. Sure, they like to campaign on limited government rhetoric, but they are governing like the very big-spending progressives against whom they ran in the fall.

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There Is Only One Way to Stop Obama from Setting Jihadists Free

Short of impeachment, there is really nothing Congress can do.

From National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy, 01/17/15 -


You’re not going to like this.

Our commander-in-chief is recklessly releasing jihadists from Guantanamo Bay. The president’s Bush-deranged base is buoyed by the all-out effort to fulfill his vow to shut down the detention camp. But the vast majority of Americans remain opposed, and increasingly alarmed. The pace of releases has surged since November’s midterm elections, with over two-dozen detainees sprung — aiding the enemy even as the terror threat intensifies.

But if you want it stopped, the president has to be impeached.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Husband defends wife and home from intruder, KPRC, Houston, Texas, 04/21/14

A husband and wife were asleep at home in Houston, Texas when they were awakened by someone attempting to break in through their front door. The husband responded by retrieving a gun, as his wife …

Friday, April 18, 2014

Man fells vicious dog, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona, Fla. 04/15/14

Robert Powell was out walking his dog in DeBary, Fla. when a pit bull leashed outside a home broke free and began to attack his pet. Powell, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew a .40 caliber …

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Bills from Phil King

From The Texas Tribune, 01/14/15 –

83rd Legislative Session

Political Profile

Current Office: Texas House of Representatives
District: 61
Party: Republican
Capitol Office

Room: 1N.5
Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
Phone: 512-463-0738 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 512-463-0738 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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Local Officials Are Funding Rail Over Roads

Local Officials Are Funding Rail Over Roads


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