Leftists want to rip down Sam Houston’s statue. This is where history gets complicated.

A leftist group calling themselves “Texas Antifa” have found a way to deal with their Selma envy – by taking down Houston’s statue of the city’s namesake. The group is planning a June 10 rally at Hermann Park to demand removal of the city’s iconic statute of General Sam Houston, who led Texian forces in … Continue reading Leftists want to rip down Sam Houston’s statue. This is where history gets complicated.

Texas Conservatives Send Letter to Trump Supporting Freedom Caucus

“For seven long years, we have been suffering from the rising costs of Obamacare.” That’s the opening sentence of the letter a Texas grassroots coalition has sent to President Donald Trump this week, in the wake of the House health care bill’s failure to pass and Trump’s criticisms of the House Freedom Caucus, which was … Continue reading Texas Conservatives Send Letter to Trump Supporting Freedom Caucus

Border wall will literally dry up hundreds of thousands of American jobs

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just acknowledged the elephant in the room. “The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall?” he said, speaking at the Public Land Council’s Legislative Conference. “We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not … Continue reading Border wall will literally dry up hundreds of thousands of American jobs

How Spontaneous Order Keeps Houston Affordable

A metropolitan economy, if it is working well, is constantly transforming many poor people into middle-class people, many illiterates into skilled people, many greenhorns into competent citizens. … Cities don’t lure the middle class. They create it. – Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities If you follow urban issues in the press, … Continue reading How Spontaneous Order Keeps Houston Affordable

Full text of the Texas Declaration of Independence

The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836. When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement … Continue reading Full text of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Feb 24, 1836: ‘I shall never surrender or retreat.’ Read the famous Alamo Letter

Commandancy of the The Alamo Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836 To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World- Fellow Citizens & compatriots- I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna – I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a … Continue reading Feb 24, 1836: ‘I shall never surrender or retreat.’ Read the famous Alamo Letter