Yearly Archives: 2010

NY Times: Democratic Tide in 2009 Led to Joe Straus Becoming Texas Speaker of the House

December 7, 2010
Topic: Update
Below is an excerpt from a New York Times article written in January of 2009, just after President Obama was sworn into office and just after...

Joe Straus Refuses To Answer Pro-Life Questionnaire, Chisum & Paxton Answers Here

December 6, 2010
Topic: Elections , Update
From Texas Alliance for Life: “Update on Texas House Speaker Race: Chisum and Paxton Answer Survey, Straus Does Not”  “The Speaker of the House of Representatives is...

Breaking: Gettysburg Civil War Chapel Burns to the Ground

December 3, 2010
Topic: Update
See full details here: In regard to the fire, Liberty Institute released the following statement: “Earlier this morning we were shocked to learn that the Gettysburg...

Texas Speaker Joe Straus & Planned Parenthood: Straus Recieved Money From Planned Parenthood in 2008: Documentation Here

December 2, 2010
Topic: Elections , Update
See the document attached, page 12. StrausPlannedParenthoodPACcontribution Have you called your State House member and asked he/she to vote for a true conservative speaker of the...

Texas House Ethics Committee Meeting by Straus Committee Chair Was Illegal

December 1, 2010
Topic: Update
For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Grisham, Cell: 214.558.9455, Office: 972.941.4453, [email protected]; CLICK HERE FOR FULL RELEASE. Texas House Ethics Committee Illegal Release Texas House Ethics Committee...

Joe Straus Opposition Builds Among Freshmen; Van Taylor Endorses Ken Paxton For Texas Speaker

November 30, 2010
Topic: Update
Rep. Van Taylor announced today that he is supporting Rep. Ken Paxton for Texas Speaker of the House.  The other person who have filed to become...

More Opposition for Joe Straus, More Support For Ken Paxton from Rep.-Elect Jame White and Erwin Cain

November 29, 2010
Topic: Update
Release: “East Texas Representatives-Elect Erwin Cain and James White Announce Support for Ken Paxton as Texas House Speaker.”     “AUSTIN, TX-Representatives-Elect Erwin Cain (R-Como) and...

Straus Chairman Shuts Out Public From Speaker Race “Threats” Information at so-called “Public Hearing”

November 24, 2010
Topic: Update
Here is the statement we released yesterday. Public Hears Only Ten Minutes Following Three Hours in Closed Meeting AUSTIN, Texas, November 23, 2010 – Today, Liberty...

Closed Session Dominates so-called “Public Hearing” on Straus Supporter, Rep. Larry Phillips Named As Alleged House Member, Source of “Threat” of Punishment For Speaker Joe Straus Opposers

November 23, 2010
Topic: Update
Update!!:  12;48 p.m.  House committee, chaired by Rep. Chuck Hopson (appointed by Joe Straus) emerges from closed/executive session, over three (3) hours later.  Rep. Bryan Hughes speaks first,...

Rep. Hopson on Free Speech and Transparency in Speaker Race: No Thanks!

November 22, 2010
Topic: Update
Great Summary of the Texas Speaker of the House issues and details about tomorrow’s important Texas House General Investigating and Ethics Committee hearing. Click here...