No good reason for state to deny DNA testing
By Mark White and William Sessions
Texas officials have been running from the truth in the Hank Skinner case for more than 10 years. The state plans to execute Skinner on Nov. 9, but leaders continue to bury their heads in the sand, inexplicably refusing to test DNA evidence that could prove whether Skinner is guilty.
Letter to Kaufman CPS
By Tim Lambert
By way of introduction, let me explain that the Texas Home School Coalition Association is a statewide advocacy organization for home educators with almost 70,000 home school families on our mailing list, many of whom reside in your area. Our mission is to serve the home school community and protect the right of parents to teach their children at home.
Letter to CPS Commissioner
By Tim Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. T__ M____ are members of our association, and I am writing to request that this family receive a waiver to allow them to homeschool their adoptive children in their home instead of placing them in a public or private school setting. At my last meeting with your predecessor she asked me to contact her directly with these requests and this letter is a precursor to a visit as set up with the assistance of Governor Perry’s office and to give detailed information on the case in particular and the issue in general.
Straus Channels Obama: ‘No More Cuts, Hike Revenues’
by Michael Quinn Sullivan
When it comes to confronting Texas’ budget challenges of 2013 and beyond, Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has an answer: no more spending cuts. Instead, Joe Straus wants to look for new revenues. That means digging deeper into your wallet and ruining Texas’ economy.
Texas Senate: Is Ted Cruz Getting Smeared by an Opponent?
By Bryan Preston
We’ll begin this post with a poll, a story, and a shake-up. The poll came out on Oct 17, and revealed a statistical dead heat between Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Texas Senate race on the Republican side. Caveat: The poll was taken among very attentive Republicans, not general primary voters. Whoever wins that primary is the odds-on favorite to be Texas’ next senator, since Democrats haven’t won a statewide office in Texas since the 1990s. Dewhurst has long been considered the obvious favorite, due mostly to his statewide name recognition and his massive campaign war chest. The story, specifically a glowing cover story about Ted Cruz’s run titled “First Class Cruz,” graced the cover of National Review a little over a week prior to that poll. Following these two events plus the revelation of yet another strong fundraising quarter for Cruz, there was a bit of a shake-up in the Dewhurst camp.