Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the city of San Antonio for potential First Amendment violations after the City Council voted to prevent Chick-fil-A, from opening a location in the city’s airport. At the heart of the SA city government’s action against Chick-Fil-A is the City’s “Non-Discrimination Ordinance” (NDO) that demands and forces "diversity" and " inclusion" in all matters the City touches.
Democrat TX state representative and former city councilman Diego Bernal authored the NDO that demands "inclusion" or else of everyone and everything. Many felt then, and certainly feel now, the NDO violates the First Amendment.
The NDO was extremely controversial, and there was considerable opposition against it. However, rather than hold a popular city-wide vote, the city council led by then-Mayor Julian Castro voted to pass the ordinance.
Democrat U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has decided to forgo re-election to his congressional seat in San Antonio next year and instead challenge Texas Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn. Joaquin is joining his twin brother Julian, who is running for president, on a new political adventure.
Joaquin Castro decided to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Monday, March 18 in San Antonio after El Paso Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced he was running for president. O’Rourke was considering running for Cornyn's seat.
Joaquin has made some dubious news lately. In October, he accused Pres. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, of orchestrating the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and had to scramble to “clarify” his comment. In November, he publicly complained about the presence of a San Antonio police patrol at the voting site claiming their presence might “intimidate” voters. Most recently, he challenged President Trump on the Emergency Declaration for funding a border wall, ignoring the invasion of illegal aliens and contraband.
Last night, Friday, Feb. 22, WOAI TV news channel 4 reported that Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann from District 73 in Fredericksburg filed a state bill to protect the Alamo’s Cenotaph and heritage. However, whereas the local news media usually can’t seem to find a Republican or conservative to counter comments by Democrats and liberals on issues, they did find Democrat San Antonio City Councilman Robert Trevino to respond to State Rep. Biedermann’s plans.
Trevino claimed the state should respect The Alamo Plan because it is a local decision. He also criticizes the bill’s use of eminent domain to control the development of the property surrounding the Alamo.
However, all Texans should understand The Alamo Plan was developed by a select committee of people handpicked by the liberal City Hall Establishment. The City is redesigning of the site and reinterpreting the history of the state’s most venerable symbol of Texas, the Alamo.
On Wednesday, Feb 27, federal judge Samuel “Fred” Biery Jr., who was appointed by Bill Clinton to the U. S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, halted the removal of any registered voters from Texas state voter rolls. Judge Biery's ruling is another blow to Texas' efforts for election integrity.
The liberal Hispanic organization LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) brought the lawsuit after Texas Secretary of State David Whitley announced that a review of voter registration rolls found nearly 95,000 noncitizens were registered to vote. The study also found that about 58,000 had voted in one or more Texas elections.
LULAC, the Texas Democratic Party, and other liberal groups immediately alleged the report was racist and meant to intimated minority voters. Unfortunately, within days of the announcement, the State did find that more than 25,000 people on the state’s list had been erroneously identified and were, in fact, U.S. citizens.
Laredo Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar held a press conference with local media in Laredo on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to inform them about the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to build 130 miles of border barriers in Border Patrol's Laredo sector. However, Cuellar spun his comments to fit the Democratic Party narrative, and the local newspaper, The Laredo Morning Times, conveniently did not question or find someone to counter Cuellar’s remarks.
Cuellar claimed that a third of the $8 billion President Trump has secured for a border wall through the national emergency declaration would likely go to into barriers in Webb and Zapata counties.
However, Cuellar complained that this money could be better spent on education, transportation or health care. He conveniently ignored the fact that the money was never meant for education, transportation or health care. The LMT ignored asking the question, too.