The American Chronicles – Ep. 042 – Questions on the Texas Bullet Train


Texas Central Partners, LLC is a private company developing a new high-speed passenger rail system that if completed, will connect Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston using technology that will - according to their website - "provide a travel time of less than 90 minutes." The project is currently being proposed to various groups around the state (including … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 042 – Questions on the Texas Bullet Train

Judicial Misrule on Texas Voter ID


Federal judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos - on a mission to "persist" perhaps - ruled last week that Texas' voter ID law not only discriminates against minorities and/or the poor and/or the "disenfranchised" - but does so intentionally. That the judge was appointed by former President Barack Obama probably has nothing at all to do with her myopic … Continue reading Judicial Misrule on Texas Voter ID

VIDEO – Congressman John Culberson (TX CD-7) Town Hall – Mar. 25, 2017


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5xFIRwd4bE What does The Left look like? For evidence, watch this video of the Constituent Town Hall hosted by Representative John Culberson (R-TX CD-7) at Spring Branch Middle School in Houston, Texas on Saturday, 03/25/17. This is an unvarnished, unedited view of the growing threat leftism presents to the Republic. What can be said of … Continue reading VIDEO – Congressman John Culberson (TX CD-7) Town Hall – Mar. 25, 2017

The American Chronicles – Ep. 033 – Dr. Richard Haass of CFR on “A World in Disarray”


Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations spoke with members of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston on February 16, 2017, offering a profound and timely examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder as a new administration takes office and as President Obama's foreign policy legacy is assessed and discussed. Dr. … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 033 – Dr. Richard Haass of CFR on “A World in Disarray”

The American Chronicles – Ep. 032 – Republican Precinct Chair 2017 Legislative Workshop


On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt sponsored a Precinct Chair Legislative Workshop for Harris County Precinct Chairs with updates from the Texas Senate from Bettencourt and Texas House Updates from State Representatives. HCRP Chair Paul Simpson talked about the work underway at the county level. Bettencourt addressed Property Tax Legislation, State Representative Dwayne Bohac … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 032 – Republican Precinct Chair 2017 Legislative Workshop

The American Chronicles – Ep. 031 – Steven L. Hayes of Americans For Fair Taxation


As America’s debt continues to grow, and American workers shoulder more of the burden of neverending fiscal irresponsibility, Americans For Fair Taxation - a US political advocacy group dedicated to fundamental tax code replacement - has led the way in advocacy and activism. As Chairman and President of Americans For Fair Taxation, Steven L. Hayes … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 031 – Steven L. Hayes of Americans For Fair Taxation

The American Chronicles – Ep. 030 – Harris County GOP & the Trump Inauguration


In celebration of a day long awaited - January 20, 2017 – the Harris County Republican Party held a watch party to observe and celebrate the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump at Ninfa’s - a Houston institution for TexMex. I spoke with former Judge Clyde Leuchtag, County Chair Paul Simpson, and Houston Young Republican … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 030 – Harris County GOP & the Trump Inauguration

The American Chronicles – Ep. 029 – Peggy Venable and Aaron Smith on School Choice


While education reform is seemingly a constant agenda item for the Texas Legislature, during this session it has taken on a new shape as School Choice. Republicans, led by Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, are taking on the challenge of expanding school choice to all. Two people working on the front lines to help implement … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 029 – Peggy Venable and Aaron Smith on School Choice

The American Chronicles – Ep. 028 – Autry Pruitt


Autry Pruitt is the author of Planes, Steak, and Water: Defending Donald J. Trump (available at BelieveDonald.com), and worked as a Trump Campaign surrogate during the election cycle. He is a board member of Americans for Fair Taxation (FairTax.org), and he hosts his own radio show on the Red State Radio Network. He joined the show … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 028 – Autry Pruitt

The American Chronicles – Ep. 027 – Col. Rob Maness of GatorPAC


Rob Maness is a former candidate for the United States Senate from Louisiana, and a retired Colonel with a record of service to the nation of more than 32 years. He is currently the owner of Iron Liberty Group, and Chairman of GatorPAC, a group that works to educate political activists on effective ways to … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 027 – Col. Rob Maness of GatorPAC

The American Chronicles – Ep. 026 – Ted Harvey of Stop Hillary PAC


Former Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey was first elected in 2001 as Representative. He previously served in the Reagan administration, and served as the honorary chairman of the Stop Hillary PAC. He currently works with Committee to Defend the President to support President-Elect Donald Trump from leftist attacks and continue to rally grassroots support behind … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 026 – Ted Harvey of Stop Hillary PAC

Review – Houston Grand Opera’s production of Heggie’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’


What happens when you take a 1946 film classic as inspiration, and add vibrant color, lush music, breathtaking performers and an awe-inspiring stage? You get Houston Grand Opera's production of Jake Heggie's It’s a Wonderful Life. More than just a feast for the eyes, Wonderful takes on the story presented by Capra's original film and breathes … Continue reading Review – Houston Grand Opera’s production of Heggie’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The American Chronicles – Ep. 025 – Keeping Faith in the Electoral College


Every four years, after the General Election, the states convene a meeting of the members of the Electoral College to formally elect the President of the United States. Under normal circumstances, those Electors merely affirm the popular vote as determined by citizens. However, every so often, a “Faithless Elector” confronts the moral challenge of casting … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 025 – Keeping Faith in the Electoral College

Review – Houston Ballet’s production of Stanton Welch’s ‘Nutcracker’ is beautiful tour de force


The stage of the Wortham Theater Center plays host to an amazing new production which steps into the giant footprints left by the vaunted Ben Stevenson production of 'The Nutcracker' that not only holds its own, but is sure to become a new favorite for years to come. Houston Ballet's production of Stanton Welch's 'Nutcracker' is … Continue reading Review – Houston Ballet’s production of Stanton Welch’s ‘Nutcracker’ is beautiful tour de force

The American Chronicles – Ep. 024 – Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez


Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez served a total of 18 years in the Houston Police Department, and retired as a sergeant in 2009. He was then elected to represent District H on Houston City Council and served until 2015, when term limits ended his tenure. He takes office as Sheriff on January 1, 2017, but … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 024 – Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez

Review – Houston Grand Opera’s production of Gounod’s Faust


The German legend of Faust has been re-imagined in myriad ways, but in the recent production at Houston Grand Opera, this devilish opera finds a beautifully realized interpretation. Quick backstory: Derived from Germanic legend, the story was popularized in England by Christopher Marlowe, who gave it a classic treatment in his play, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. … Continue reading Review – Houston Grand Opera’s production of Gounod’s Faust

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Visit To Houston


Anthony Bourdain and his CNN show, Parts Unknown filmed an episode in Houston (with a brief trip out to Palacios, which aired Sunday (10/30) night. Part of the episode can be watched on CNN's site, here. He had lunch at Kaiser Lashkari’s Himalaya, took the field with the Houston Indian Cricket Club. watched, starstruck as Masala … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Visit To Houston

VIDEO – Sheila Jackson Lee and Jolanda Jones Appear to Violate Election Law


In this video provided to me by the source ( @10MinOfBias ) at the scene who documented what could only be described as clearly potential criminal activity, Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas CD-18) and HISD Position IV Trustee, Jolanda Jones appear to be flagrantly and clearly violating election law on Monday 10/24/16 at the polling station … Continue reading VIDEO – Sheila Jackson Lee and Jolanda Jones Appear to Violate Election Law

Houston Matters August 12, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Slumping Home Sales and The Heights Gets Booze


Lisa Falkenberg, Fred Goodall, and I joined Craig Cohen to discuss several very interesting topics this week on Houston Public Media's show Houston Matters, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: First, the Houston Association of Realtors announced area home sales fell 8.8 percent last month; the largest decline in several months. This is a sign of a slumping economy, … Continue reading Houston Matters August 12, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Slumping Home Sales and The Heights Gets Booze

The American Chronicles – Ep. 018 – Floor Fight at the Republican National Convention


An attempt to get the Republican National Committee to allow a roll call vote on the Rules Report from the floor of the National Convention exploded into controversy on day 1 of the RNC in Cleveland, as Trump supporters and surrogates worked with the RNC to quash the effort, ensuring the changes they had rammed … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 018 – Floor Fight at the Republican National Convention

Houston Matters June 17, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Trebor Gordon, Dan Patrick Tweets, and Waterpark Shenanigans


Lisa Falkenberg, Fred Goodall, and I joined Craig Cohen to discuss several very interesting topics this week on Houston Public Media's show Houston Matters, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: First, Houston City Council Member Mike Knox dismissed a staffer who was criticized last month for raising concerns at the HCRP Executive Committee meeting about Syed Ali - a … Continue reading Houston Matters June 17, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Trebor Gordon, Dan Patrick Tweets, and Waterpark Shenanigans

Houston Matters May 20, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Obama Vs. Faith, Oil Bust Looms, & Road Rage


Lisa Falkenberg, Fred Goodall, and I joined Craig Cohen to discuss several very interesting topics this week on Houston Public Media's show Houston Matters, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: First, the U.S. Supreme Court punted on Zubik v. Burwell - a case involving 7 different challenges (including Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Burwell (Tenth Circuit Court … Continue reading Houston Matters May 20, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Obama Vs. Faith, Oil Bust Looms, & Road Rage

Too Much At Stake – Paul Simpson for Harris County GOP Chairman


The 2016 election promises to be one of the most challenging, chaotic and divisive of recent times. Harris County will be the epicenter of an election that could shift Texas politically. As Harris County goes, so goes Texas, and so goes America. Paul Simpson has done much - more than almost anyone else to rebuild … Continue reading Too Much At Stake – Paul Simpson for Harris County GOP Chairman

The American Chronicles – Ep. 017 – Brent Webster for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5


The Texas Primary Runoff election arrives tomorrow, May 24th. Brent Webster overcame serious competition on Primary Day March 1 to earn a spot in the runoff for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5. Webster serves as First Assistant District Attorney for Williamson County, and cites his desire to bring Judicial Integrity, Conservative Values and … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 017 – Brent Webster for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5

University of St. Thomas 2016 Commencement – The Student Address to the Graduating Class


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2rmq_II6Js My remarks as prepared for delivery to the 2016 graduating class of the University of St. Thomas: Dr. Ivany, members of the board, esteemed guests, my fellow graduates: We made it. The culmination of years of effort. Commencement! This joyous day has been long in coming. Achievements and accomplishments of this significance do not … Continue reading University of St. Thomas 2016 Commencement – The Student Address to the Graduating Class

The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review


Patriots from all over Texas gathered at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the 2016 State GOP Convention the weekend of May 12-14 to revise the party platform, select new party leadership and in preparation for the national general election in November. This year's Texas GOP Convention had more significance than many, … Continue reading The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review

The American Chronicles – Ep. 016 – Kyle Stanley for Sugar Land Mayor


Today, a conversation with Kyle Stanley, a member of the Houston Young Republicans running for Mayor of Sugar Land, Texas. Kyle discusses the challenges Sugar Land faces, his knowledge of the problems, and his solutions for the city. Kyle Stanley website Kyle Stanley on Twitter Listen to the show HERE.

The American Chronicles – Ep. 015 – Tom Mechler for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas


This year’s State Convention of the Republican Party of Texas will feature a contest that will define the party for the future to come. Incumbent Party Chairman, Tom Mechler is facing a challenger in his quest to continue leading the most important state party in America. On the verge of leading his first State Convention … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 015 – Tom Mechler for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas

Houston Matters April 22, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The Houston Flood


Monica Richart, Lisa Falkenberg, and I joined guest host Maggie Martin to discuss the main topic of significance this week on Houston Public Media's show Houston Matters, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: This week, we discuss the devastating flooding that affected much of Houston. What did we observe, what did we learn, what did and didn’t go well, … Continue reading Houston Matters April 22, 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The Houston Flood

The American Chronicles – Ep. 014 – Reggie Gonzales for Texas 18th Congressional District


Having finished second in the primary race to oust Sheila Jackson Lee from her nest in CD 18, Reggie Gonzales looks to the upcoming runoff race as a chance to take his message to the residents of the 18th Congressional District. With a history of grassroots activism, military experience and political involvement, Gonzales believes his … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 014 – Reggie Gonzales for Texas 18th Congressional District