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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 037 – Robert Talton for Pasadena Mayor


A Pasadena, Texas resident since 1949, Robert Talton has led a life built on service to his family, his community and his church. His professional career has taken him from serving his country in the United States Air Force Reserves at Ellington AFB to protecting the streets of Pasadena as a police officer, to service … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 037 – Robert Talton for Pasadena Mayor

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. 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

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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 023 – Judge Linda Garcia, County Criminal Court at Law 16


Judge Linda Garcia was unanimously appointed by Harris County Commissioners Court as judge of the newly-created Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 16 in December 2015 and took the bench on January 4, 2016. She is running to keep her seat on the bench. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Garcia was a prosecutor … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 023 – Judge Linda Garcia, County Criminal Court at Law 16

Twitter Poll – 11/03/16 – Should Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Call a Special Session for Education Reform?


This poll ran on Twitter over a period of 24 hours. https://twitter.com/VladDavidiuk/status/794192026870824960 Only 17 votes were tallied, but the results were illuminating nonetheless. 94% of respondents agreed that Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick should call a Special Session of the State Legislature to address Education Reform. The questions for Texas Legislative Republicans become: How can we … Continue reading Twitter Poll – 11/03/16 – Should Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Call a Special Session for Education Reform?

The American Chronicles – Ep. 022 – Devon Anderson for Harris County District Attorney


Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, the embattled Republican incumbent, is campaigning to retain her office while also tackling numerous challenges. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, she beat back a challenge from Democrat Kim Ogg in 2014 to win the office outright, but faces Ogg in a rematch in November's election. Anderson joined the show to … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 022 – Devon Anderson for Harris County District Attorney

The American Chronicles – Ep. 021 – Kim Ogg for Harris County District Attorney


Kim Ogg is the Democratic nominee challenging Republican incumbent Devon Anderson to become the Harris County District Attorney. Two years ago in 2014, she challenged Anderson and fell short in the election. This time, Ogg says she's running against Devon Anderson's record, and is offering herself to county residents as an alternative choice for the DA's Office. … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 021 – Kim Ogg for Harris County District Attorney

The American Chronicles – Ep. 020 – TPPF’s Michael Haugen on Civil Asset Forfeiture


Civil asset forfeiture laws allow police to seize — and then keep or sell — any property they allege is involved in a crime. Owners do not even need to be arrested or convicted of a crime for their cash, cars, or even real estate to be taken away permanently by the government. With his … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 020 – TPPF’s Michael Haugen on Civil Asset Forfeiture

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

Democrats Sacrifice Children to Moloch


With a ruling striking down reasonable restrictions on abortion in Texas, the Supreme Court signaled that the wholesale slaughter of the unborn may resume unabated. In a dramatic ruling that seemed specifically designed and intended to deter other states from passing laws to restrict or limit abortion, the 5-3 ruling (the 4 leftist Justices joined by former moderate Justice … Continue reading Democrats Sacrifice Children to Moloch

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

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/    

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

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/  

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

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

The American Chronicles – Ep. 013 – Judge Mary Lou Keel for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2


Today, a conversation with Judge Mary Lou Keel who has presided over the Harris County 232nd District Court since 1995. Judge Keel is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Place 2 on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in the runoff election slated for May 24. Judge Keel addresses the race, her qualifications, and … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 013 – Judge Mary Lou Keel for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2

The American Chronicles – Ep. 012 – Rick Ramos for Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party


In Harris County, Texas, an unexpected result emerged from the GOP Primary on March 1, 2016. Local attorney Rick Ramos, one of 2 challengers competing against incumbent Chairman Paul Simpson, seemingly came out of nowhere to surprisingly finish in first place, forcing a runoff race, where he and Simpson will compete to lead the most … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 012 – Rick Ramos for Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party

The American Chronicles – Ep. 011 – Paul Simpson for Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party


In 2014, a political earthquake rocked Harris County as grassroots activist and long-time political veteran Paul Simpson unseated the incumbent chair of the Harris County Republican Party, ushering in a wave of growth, and optimism, fueled by youth and diversity. After falling short of an outright win in the 2016 primary, Chairman Simpson faces one … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 011 – Paul Simpson for Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party

The American Chronicles – Ep. 010 – Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commissioner


  In Texas, the Railroad Commissioner doesn’t actually run the railroads, but the three-member commission does help to regulate and direct the production of energy needed by a state, nation and world ever more dependent upon power. Wayne Christian, former State Representative for House District 9 in East Texas is running to fill the seat … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 010 – Wayne Christian for Texas Railroad Commissioner

The American Chronicles – Ep. 009 – Gary Gates for Texas Railroad Commissioner


In Texas, the Railroad Commissioner  has nothing to do with actually running the railroads, but instead focuses on managing the vast amounts of energy the state produces across the spectrum – energy that the nation and the world desperately need. Gary Gates  is running to fill the seat left by the outgoing chairman of the … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 009 – Gary Gates for Texas Railroad Commissioner

The American Chronicles – Ep. 008 – Lori Bartley for Texas 18th Congressional District


For Houstonians, no member of congress is more embarrassing, ridiculous, and controversial than Sheila Jackson Lee, and every election cycle, the question arises, “Why doesn’t someone just run against her and win?” Well Houston, there is hope. Lifelong Houstonian Lori Bartley is running a bold grassroots campaign in a crowded field for the GOP nomination … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 008 – Lori Bartley for Texas 18th Congressional District

A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination


America faces a serious choice in 2016. The question is a simple one. Do we continue or expand upon the policies of Barack Obama, or do we make a decisive choice to step away from the abyss and back into the light of freedom and justice by renewing the promise of a new American century? … Continue reading A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination

The American Chronicles – Ep. 007 – Briscoe Cain for Texas HD 128


A conversation with Young Republican, Briscoe Cain, who brings a well-deserved reputation for transparency and accountability and an intense passion for the causes of Liberty and Life to the GOP primary race for Texas House District 128, where he is challenging a long-time incumbent. Briscoe Cain is a practicing attorney and a lifelong activist for the … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 007 – Briscoe Cain for Texas HD 128

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