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State Comptroller Hustle – Where are the Women?

This week, Susan Combs, State Comptroller, announced she will not seek re-election to the post and will not seek any other office.  She is done. This immediately set off a flurry of activity among potential Republican candidates.  Some announced immediately, like Senator Glenn Hegar.  Others are considering running, including the … Continue Reading →

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Sine Die!!!! Just Kidding……..

Just when we thought it was actually over and we could exhale our collective breath, the Governor called the Texas Legislature back into Session. For the first time in several Sessions, the Legislature got along a little better this year.  They worked together to address some of the major issues … Continue Reading →

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Senate 6 Solved

The voters of Senate 6 have spoken. After a grueling election that spurred extreme negative politics, they came out in greater numbers than anticipated to make their choice. The good news is that more than 18,000 voters cast ballots.  In the first round, only about 15,000 people participated.  While it … Continue Reading →


Immigrating the State of the State

Tuesday, January 29 was a big day in politics.  President Obama presented his plan for immigration changes that will primarily affect America’s Latino population.  Previously, a bi-partisan committee of U.S. Senators also presented a plan. While the details of the plans will be hotly debated over the next few months, … Continue Reading →


No Clarity in Senate 6

On Saturday, voters cast their ballots for a new Senator in District 6.  The heavily Latino district had an abysmally low turnout and provided little clarity for weary observers and constituents who lack representation. There were 8 candidates that filed for the position and the Saturday election just allowed the … Continue Reading →


Ponderings Potpourri

All hail Friday!  What a week it has been.  We started with the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the Inauguration of our President. The President’s speech was a shout out to all those who helped re-elect him as he touched on emotional topics.  Interestingly, he didn’t speak much … Continue Reading →

2013 = Wild Political Ride

Welcome to 2013!  There will be so much to ponder this year that we tremor with excitement just thinking about it all. First up will be the Special Election in Senate District 6.  I don’t know about you but I have seen numerous commercials for Carol Alvarado and Sylvia Garcia … Continue Reading →

The Lege is coming, The Lege is coming

Hold on to your pocketbooks and your property folks because the Texas Legislature is on it’s way. In just a month, January 8, 2013, the Texas Legislature will convene for it’s 83rd session. The Texas Constitution, as you probably know, states that the Texas Legislature will meet once every two … Continue Reading →

The Bushes are Back………

As you may have heard, George P. Bush – grandson of George H.W. Bush, has filed paperwork to launch a political campaign in Texas in 2014. George P. is young, energetic and half Latino. He may be just what the national GOP needs. We really have to pause and think … Continue Reading →

They are off and running – Senate District 6

The Governor has yet to declare a Special Election to fill the vacancy in Senate District 6 caused by the death and posthumous re-election of Senator Mario Gallegos. But, that hasn’t stopped the candidates. They are off and running. Instead of visions of sugarplums, they have visions of voters on … Continue Reading →