Dear Parker County Conservative,
We have a very exiting meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016 as we welcome a very special guest; Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. General Paxton will give us an update from the AG’s office including ongoing lawsuits against the Federal Government.
We will also have the pleasure to hear from Texas Eagle Forum Vice President MerryLynn Gerstenschlager who will speak about her observations in Paris, France last December while attending the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. MerryLynn has been an official observer at 21 United Nations conferences, 13 of which have been on the topic of the theory that human activity is causing global warming.
For Immediate Release – March 19, 2014
Contact: Anthony Holm: Anthony@anthonyholm.com
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Pro-Life Leaders Denounce
Branch Campaign Misrepresentation
Leaders Set Record Straight: Branch Tried to Expand Third-Trimester Abortions in Texas
(McKinney, Texas) – Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Cathie Adams, and Elizabeth Graham, three of Texas’ best known advocates for the unborn, agree that Dan Branch is misrepresenting his role in his 2005 amendment which was soundly defeated by conservatives. According to these leaders and the public record, Branch worked to expand third-trimester abortions, not restrict them.
The race for Texas Speaker is now in full sprint. The finish line will be the first week of January – and it’s time for all good Texans to take action to make sure we have a conservative Speaker of the House.
Erick and Drew Ryun have written several posts detailing this fight. Joe Strauss is the incumbent Speaker, having risen to that post two years ago by garnering the overwhelming support of Democrats (65) as well as 11 weak-kneed Republicans. The result? Almost half of committee chairmanships to liberal Democrats and still others to those weak Republicans, causing a much larger percentage of Republican bills to be killed than Democrat bills, and abandonment of important measures like Voter ID.
But while it is obvious that Joe Straus should not be the Texas Speaker – it’s TEXAS, after all – why should it be Ken Paxton, and why should you care?
Ken should be Speaker because he’s a good man, he’s well liked and he’s a limited government conservative with a proven track record. You should care (whether you live in Texas or not) because if we are truly going to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, we must have competent, conservative leadership at the state and local level to promote federalism from the bottom up. Continue reading →
Elections have consequences. At least they should.
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has always bothered me when conservatives win elections, but “moderate” Republicans end up running the leadership. In case you haven’t noticed, it happens all the time – once behind closed doors, the leadership does not reflect the elected Members nor the people who elected them. It is time for that to change & one place to start is Texas.
For those of you unfamiliar with what’s going on, there is a fight going on over the next Speaker of the Texas House. It really boils down to two choices: the current Speaker, moderate and Democrat supported Joe Straus, and conservative Ken Paxton. Continue reading →
by: Ken Paxton
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 marks the first day of the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. Each legislative session, constituents ask me how to track legislation important to them. The Texas Legislature Online has a number of tools available to make bill tracking easy.
Bills may be searched online by bill number, author or sponsor, committee, subject, action, or a particular date (filing date) at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Reports/BillsBy.aspx. Pre-filing of bills has already begun, so you can see what bills have already been filed for the upcoming session. Additionally, I will discuss here in the coming weeks the bills I have already filed to be considered during the 82nd Legislative Session.
Interested parties or individuals may also create a personal list of bills for tracking purposes and can even receive electronic notification when there are actions affecting particular legislation. One may also receive e-mail notification when selected calendars, committee hearing notices or committee minutes are posted. These services are free of charge. To create a “My Texas Legislature Online” personal list, go to http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/MyTLO/Login/Register.aspx. Continue reading →
from The Lone Star Report
Written by: William Lutz
Rep. Ken Paxton (R-McKinney) confirmed he will run for Speaker of the House, a post currently held by Joe Straus who is seeking re-election. The seat is also being sough by Rep. Warren Chisum (R-Pampa). We post Paxton’s entire statement below.
“Today, on Veterans Day, we honor the service of those who have given so much to our state and nation, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. It seems appropriate that we focus on how we can best protect our hard-won freedoms which are increasingly under attack.
On Election Day, we witnessed a monumental shift in the political climate, and I believe that historic opportunities demand bold action in defense of our conservative values. Voters across Texas sent a clear message that they favor leadership dedicated to protecting our freedoms and fighting government growth. Texans have provided us with an historic mandate, and they expect us to use this mandate to honestly advance conservative principles and not simply protect the status quo. These goals can only be accomplished with a conservative Speaker. Continue reading →