The Alamo in San Antonio.
The Alamo in San Antonio.

United Nations to Decide Alamo Designation

After nine years of trying, boosters of the San Antonio Missions — including the Alamo — will find out early Sunday morning if the historic Texas shrines will join a list of other internationally recognized landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Pyramids of Giza.

 
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signs bills on last day of 84th Legislative session June 1, 2015
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signs bills on last day of 84th Legislative session June 1, 2015

Patrick Dissolves His Advisory Board

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is dissolving the grassroots advisory board he established in January, saying several of its members, including Tea Party organizer JoAnn Fleming, "expressed a desire for greater independence." 

 

Senator Ken Paxton listens to a supporter following his announcement to run for Attorney General on Thursday, August 1, 2013.
Senator Ken Paxton listens to a supporter following his announcement to run for Attorney General on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

In Letter, Lawyers Threaten to File Complaint Against Paxton

Roughly 150 Texas attorneys have signed on to a letter threatening to file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas against Attorney General Ken Paxton for his response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

 

 

Patrick Dissolves His Advisory Board

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signs bills on last day of 84th Legislative session June 1, 2015
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signs bills on last day of 84th Legislative session June 1, 2015

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is dissolving the grassroots advisory board he established in January, saying several of its members, including Tea Party organizer JoAnn Fleming, "expressed a desire for greater independence." 

 

In Letter, Lawyers Threaten to File Complaint Against Paxton

Senator Ken Paxton listens to a supporter following his announcement to run for Attorney General on Thursday, August 1, 2013.
Senator Ken Paxton listens to a supporter following his announcement to run for Attorney General on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Roughly 150 Texas attorneys have signed on to a letter threatening to file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas against Attorney General Ken Paxton for his response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

 

 

 

Despite Legal Woes, Paxton Emerges as Culture Warrior

TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, speaks to media following remarks at event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan on June 22, 2015
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, speaks to media following remarks at event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation regarding impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan on June 22, 2015

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, under scrutiny for his financial dealings, stayed out of sight and coasted into office last fall as part of the new Republican leadership. Now his legal troubles are back, just as he's emerging as the hero for social conservatives who fueled his candidacy.

The Brief: July 3, 2015

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaking at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's opening of its new building on April 21, 2015.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaking at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's opening of its new building on April 21, 2015.

Attorney General Ken Paxton's recent actions opposing same-sex marriage were just another example of how he's become a hero among social conservatives who helped elect him.