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.
Just don't alarm
"Public display of a long rifle is perfectly legal in Texas."
Perry: It's ok if a state wants to set a minimum
Democratic National Committee
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Bills counted since 1947
With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."
Before passage of Civil Rights Act of 1957
During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."
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