Friday, October 2, 2015

Will voters allow state official to serve from prison?

I smell a conspiracy.

I have just learned that we Texans will be asked in November to vote on a peculiar amendment to our state Constitution.

For 139 years, that constitution has required certain statewide officeholders to live in Travis County while serving all the people of Texas.

When the Constitution was passed in 1876, undoubtedly the reasoning for this provision had to do with the state’s vast geography.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A look at Sen. Ted Cruz's picks for Supreme Court

Should Sen. Ted Cruz win the presidency, one of his most important powers will likely be nominating Supreme Court Justices.

Four justices have already passed the age of 75.

So what kind of Supreme Court would Cruz give us?

He’s made that clear in the last two weeks.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Meet SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez

The San Antonio School District’s new superintendent has goals that are refreshingly high. But are they achievable? Tonight, we’re joined by Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Texas AG Ken Paxton jumps into gay marriage fight

I’ll say this for Kim Davis. 

The Kentucky County Clerk was willing to go to jail for her religious belief that God doesn’t want gay couples to be given the rights straight couples acquire in marriage.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s position is more nuanced.

Conservative cheerleaders, such as powerful Houston republican activist Dr. Steve Hotze, urged Paxton to lead the resistance against the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

“Do what the Louisiana AG has done,” Hotze said in an email, obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Video raises questions over local shooting

Police officers in the United States shot and killed at least 500 people so far this year, according to the Washington Post. In many cases, surveillance, dash-cam and amateur videos have proven helpful. Sometimes they showed officers to be justified. A few times they showed otherwise. This week, Channel 12 showed a video of sheriff's deputies shooting a man who appeared to be standing still with his hands up. But there appears to be much more to the case.