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Feisty Tejana Takes On Will Hurd

Meet Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch, a fifth generation Tejana who is challenging U.S. Representative Will Hurd for the District 23 seat. In a phone interview she said “I’m a constitutional conservative, a Christian and I’m running to restore traditional family values and the rule of law,  values our District 23 embody. After watching the long list of anti-Republican Party platform votes from the incumbent, it was impossible for me to remain silent. Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch (Dr. Alma for short) grew up as a poor Tejana migrant farm worker. She was born and raised in Texas and lived in the state her…

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The Tragedy of Embracing LGBT Ideology: A Mother’s Cautionary Tale

Rev. Pierre Bynum, Chaplain & National Prayer Director for the Family Research Council, published a prayer alert last week which contained the following heartbreaking letter from the mother of a girl who fell victim to militant LGBT advocacy.  This story, which is becoming increasingly common in America, is the direct consequence of misfeasance by government officials and health care professionals who lack the courage to stand up to the LGBT lobby and instead lend their support to leftist extremism. My daughter, [name withheld], at age 14, spontaneously decided she is actually a male (suffering from a condition coined, “Rapid Onset…

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Quick Bytes 2/17/2018

2/16/2018 George Soros is pumping money into the Bexar County Democratic DA primary race – Wake up San Antonio and Bexar County! Noted anti-American leftist George Soros has indicated how important the LGBT and Sanctuary Cities movements are to him and his supporters by financially backing progressive/leftist Joe Gonzales for Bexar County district attorney in the Democratic primary. Soros has donated just under $70,000 to back Gonzales in his Democrat primary challenge to Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas LaHood. LaHood is a Democrat but opposes sanctuary cities and said he supports Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s crackdown on cities that defy…

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“I Realize the Swamp is the Problem”

Gilbert Garcia writes a column for the  San Antonio Express New (SAEN), the daily news monopoly in San Antonio.  Garcia often covers politics. He dedicated his article on January 25th to Robert Stovall’s candidacy for the seat of U.S. Representative Lamar Smith, long-time congressman representing Bexar County’s  District 21. Now, talk about a swamp! There are 22 candidates scrambling to win this choice seat in Washington – eighteen Republicans and four Democrats. Garcia quotes from Stovall’s video ad: “In the 30-second video, Stovall stands knee-deep in the middle of a swamp, wearing fishing waders and a white ‘Make America Great…

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San Antonio Water System: Fraud Upon Fraud

Corruption and insider deals are a constant threat to good government and public administration.  Our founding fathers were keenly aware that officials charged with spending the public purse would often rely on the advice of friends and contributors to direct public dollars, and the temptation to fund projects that benefit either themselves or their friends would be irresistible to many. The founders responded by placing strong limits on the scope and role of government.  Those limits have long since been eroded, to the point that, even in Texas, state and local governments are often the largest market for services and…

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