Texas ban vetoed
Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.
Says the state of Texas rates as "unacceptable" almost 500 of the state's 8,000 public schools.
It's an improvement
Says fewer than 30 percent of Texas college students graduate in four years and only 58 percent graduate within six years.
Win-free the longest
Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."
All things equal
Says "if current trends continue, by 2040, one out of three Texas workers will not have a high school diploma."
Uttered at Otterbein
Says Mitt Romney told university students in Ohio that to start a business, they should "borrow money if you have to from your parents."
Remember the Alamo City
Says Milken Institute rated San Antonio as nation’s top-performing local economy.
Big slice of a big pie
Says the top 20 percent of income earners pay nearly 70 percent of all federal taxes.
Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.
Citizen research holds
Austinites for Geographic Representation
"Austin is the largest city in the U.S. or Texas with no geographic representation" on its city council.
Might even be understatement
Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps.
Brush country beacons
Says he has seen Border Patrol signs near the Mexico border in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Workforce would be 4.6 million larger
Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.
Says the federal health care law upheld by the Supreme Court "has improved or saved the lives of more than 4,000 Texans" otherwise prevented from obtaining health coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
Holder stands by his man
Says lawyer appointed by Eric Holder to investigate government leaks helped and donated to Obama's campaign, vetting vice presidential prospects.
Yarbrough says so
Says Democratic runoff opponent Grady Yarbrough twice previously ran statewide as a Republican.
Says Barack Obama has played nearly 100 rounds of golf as president.
Happened four times
Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff.
Says Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell voted for a toll lane on MoPac.
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