Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said, ‘I do not care if Wallace Hall swings from a tree.’
Patrick evidently helped put money into budget
"In 2013," Dan Patrick voted "against funding to test the backlog of rape kits, allowing rapists to walk free."
"Our men and women of the Guard have been forced to contact food banks to feed themselves."
Crime happens everywhere
"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."
Not a lot of bigger cities
San Antonio is "now the largest city in the United States ever to have an African American woman mayor."
Previous president reaffirmed policy letting children stay a while
Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."
Temporary stays aren't amnesty
Says 95 percent of people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border said in a survey "we are coming because we’ve been promised amnesty."
Crooks? They'd done their time
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Or 38 percent or 50 percent?
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.
Box office open
The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
But 52% more folks used just 21% more water
San Antonio has seen "67% growth" in water customers "in the last 25 years, 0% more water used."
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
Law doesn’t prevent them now, and business owners still could
A proposed San Antonio ordinance will allow men into women’s restrooms in the city.
Some, not all
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Test scores give an out
Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities.
Take a lap
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
One way yes, the other no
Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Except for 4 bigger cities
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
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