VIDEO – Hou. Property Rights Assoc. – John O’Neill on Harris County Bail Bond System


https://youtu.be/SsmEEMTe6q8 Presented by the Houston Property Rights Association: Do Changes in the Harris County Bail Bond System put the Public at Risk? The Houston Property Rights Association lunch speaker today is attorney John O'neill who will explain the increased risks faced by the public if all the proposed reforms to the bail bond system become … Continue reading VIDEO – Hou. Property Rights Assoc. – John O’Neill on Harris County Bail Bond System

Harris County Republican Party Quarterly Executive Committee Meeting – May 1, 2017


Video of the Harris County Republican Party Quarterly Executive Committee Meeting, held on May 1, 2017. See video description for timemarkers and specific moments of the evening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcWX9nB9A8s

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”

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’

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

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

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

View from the Texas GOP Convention: Cruz, Trump and the Future of the GOP


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media at the Texas GOP Convention following a rousing and inspiring speech from Senator Ted Cruz. We discussed the speech, how the delegates feel about Donald Trump and the role Conservatism plays in Republican politics and electing a nominee. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/16/150523/sen-ted-cruz-addresses-texas-republican-convention/    

On Cruz, Trump and the Texas GOP Convention


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media about Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and the upcoming Texas GOP Convention, which begins this week in Dallas. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/09/149502/texas-gop-prepares-for-state-convention-without-ted-cruz-as-presidential-candidate/  

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 2016 Texas GOP Primary – Harris County Races


I endorse and support all the unopposed Harris County candidates running in the 2016 Republican primary. Many friends (too many to list here) are thankfully unopposed for the nomination while seeking office. The following list includes only candidates who are running in a contested primary. They are people who I know personally, or have spoken … Continue reading The 2016 Texas GOP Primary – Harris County Races

The American Chronicles – Jan. 20, 2016 – James Lloyd for Congress (TX CD-7)


A conversation with James Lloyd, a former White House national security aide under President George W. Bush, who works as an energy lawyer in Houston and is running for Congress in Texas' 7th Congressional District as a constitutional conservative against incumbent John Culberson. A graduate of Rice University and The University of Texas School of Law, Lloyd is … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Jan. 20, 2016 – James Lloyd for Congress (TX CD-7)

On the Defeat of HERO


The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, better known as HERO, suffered a humiliating defeat on Tuesday, as Houston voters on both sides of the political divide solidly declared in a huge landslide 62% to 38% that the widely despised ordinance be repealed. Up until election day, ivory-tower political pundits were absolutely certain that Mayor Annise Parker's HER … Continue reading On the Defeat of HERO

Voting The Best Choice – 2015


In these selected 2015 city of Houston contested races, the following candidates have earned my support. This is not a rejection or abandonment of numerous friends who have either campaigned, or worked tirelessly on behalf of their preferred candidate, nor does it mean that their efforts are without success. They have contributed immensely to the education of … Continue reading Voting The Best Choice – 2015

Carl Jarvis on HERO


This video series from Carl Jarvis​ - Candidate for Houston City Council, Dictrict C, outlines why Houston's ERO has no basis in law, is badly misguided, completely unnecessary and causes more harm than good. Houstonians who believe in good, limited, accountable and responsive government should and must vote NO on Proposition 1 this election day, … Continue reading Carl Jarvis on HERO

Kingwood Tea Party Constitution Day Celebration and Freedom Rally with Ted Cruz


When it comes to rallying the faithful patriots in the Houston area, Jim & Robin Lennon never fail to put on an impressive, thrilling extravaganza. This year's Kingwood TEA Party Constitution Day Celebration and Freedom Rally with Ted Cruz at The Nathaniel Center did not fail to disappoint. I've included some photos of the event, highlighting … Continue reading Kingwood Tea Party Constitution Day Celebration and Freedom Rally with Ted Cruz

Marijuana Policy in Houston and Beyond – Forum Discussion Video


The "Marijuana Policy in Houston and Beyond" forum was held at the Talento Bilingüe de Houston, and was hosted by the Houston Young Republicans, the Texas Federation of Hispanic Republicans, Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, the MLK Association of Texas, and the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club. The all-star panel for the discussion on the challenges and issues associated with marijuana … Continue reading Marijuana Policy in Houston and Beyond – Forum Discussion Video

Tommy’s Garage April 18, 2015


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSvFo3gR3KE TOMMY’S GARAGE April 20th 2015 HIGH OCTANE POLITICS THIS WEEK GUESTS: Doc Greene, Vladimir Davidiuk, Ed Kampf HOST: Tommy Adkins Topics -Hillary runs!!! -Marco runs!!! -Helicopters on the White House lawn!!! -Good cop, bad cop -Hernandez gets life!!! -Terrorists on the border …and more! NOW ON HOUSTON MEDIA SOURCE TV Saturday night at midnight! Comcast … Continue reading Tommy’s Garage April 18, 2015

Voting For The Best Choice – UPDATED


A lot of hard choices, but in the end, there can be only one. In these selected 2014 Texas contested primary races, the following candidates have earned my support. This is not a rejection or abandonment of numerous friends who have worked tirelessly on behalf of their preferred candidate, nor does it mean that their … Continue reading Voting For The Best Choice – UPDATED

Time Lost


The image above shows a clock mounted to Courtroom #2 at the City of Houston Municipal Courthouse. The room was packed - standing-room only - with people seated on long wooden pews that had probably been in the room as long as the building had existed. The linoleum was cracked and discolored, but polished and … Continue reading Time Lost

Change Is Coming


While the polls ebb and flow and some days Governor Mitt Romney is up, and some days, President Obama climbs, I’ve started to get an increasingly positive feeling that Romney will be elected to the presidency. With his performance in the recent debates (buoyed especially by VP nominee Paul Ryan debating Joe Biden), Romney has … Continue reading Change Is Coming