Post created in 1999
Ted Cruz was "the longest-serving solicitor general in the history of Texas."
Down from 2014? Unconfirmed
"Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized."
Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
"I belong to the AFL-CIO."
Texans who itemized
"Texas families have kept more than $10 billion in their family budgets since we successfully fought to restore Texas' sales tax deduction a decade ago."
Through mother and grandmother
"My wife is going to be the first Hispanic first lady in the history of Texas."
He wasn't alone
Progress for Austin PAC
"Mike Martinez cut a deal with prosecutors to avoid facing possible jail time and stuck us with his $24,657.50 legal bill."
A lawyer demanded "several Houston pastors hand over to the city government many of their private papers, including their sermons."
We read the reports so you don't have to
My office sends federal "money back every year."
Five straight months
More people are apprehended after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a week "than are born in Texas each week."
'I was proud'
Opponent Glenn Hegar expressed pride in legislated cuts to public school funding.
Just above 50 percent
"The majority of Austinites rent" the places they live.
Receipts are a public record
Texas prosecutor Rosemary Lehmberg purchased "72 bottles of vodka in just one store alone, in just over a year."
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."
Leticia Van de Putte
Dan Patrick was the only state senator "who voted against the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a program that assists veterans in successfully starting up their own businesses."
172 billion gallons gone
Austin Water Utility
Says Central Texas river water sent to downstream rice farmers in 2011 equaled about three years’ worth of Austin’s water use.
'Stop the illlegal invasion!'
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
Uptick started in 2011
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
Smaller than Bulgaria's army too
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.
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