Articles by Phil Sevilla, Editor

The Stoning of Cynthia Brehm

One of the most dramatic and profound  passages in the Gospels is the scene where the pharisees bring an adulteress to Jesus to test Him. The law commanded them to stone her.  Early in the morning He came again to the temple … The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery … He stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at…


Primary Runoff Election … Conservatism 101

Election day for the 2018 Primary Runoff is next Tuesday, May 22nd. If you haven’t voted yet and you care about defending traditional conservative values in Texas, do go and vote in this election. Low turnout is expected in this midterm, non-presidential election year so your single vote counts a great deal. As of May 18th, 12,060 votes have been logged in the Democratic Party primary runoff, 10,690 on the Republican side. There are 1,049,400 registered Bexar County voters.  For polling sites on election Day, May 22nd, go to the Bexar County Election website. Russell Kirk (1918-1994), considered by many…


Express News Targets Cynthia Brehm

San Antonio Express News ran a derogatory piece on May 9th authored by columnist Gilbert Garcia drawing attention to the divisions in the local Republican Party of Bexar County (RPBC). Local Republicans who are familiar with Garcia’s machinations shrug and comment that’s par for the course since in their view he is a shill for the Democratic Party. One Republican Party precinct chair wrote, “It reads like a hit piece authored by a Democrat. My heart truly melts with the warmth of Mr. Garcia’s genuine care and concern for the welfare of the Bexar County GOP … or is he…


“Our Baby Boy Grew His Wings Tonight”

When Alfie Evans, deprived of life support for five days, died in the early hours of April 28th, his mother shared her grief, marking the end of the agonizing battle to save her child’s life: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am,” expressed Kate. “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30,” Tom Evans, his father, lamented. The desperate plight of Alfie Evans, the 23 month old British boy and his parents’ tireless efforts to save his life captured the attention of the world for over four months. World and national leaders including…


How They Love One Another: A Movie Review of Paul, Apostle of Christ

“See, they say, how they love one another … how they are ready even to die for one another, for they themselves will sooner [be] put to death.” This was recorded not in Scripture but by the second century writer, Tertullian, the pagan son of a centurion who converted to the Christian faith who became convinced it was the true faith after watching the love and courage shown by Christian martyrs. This could very well be the theme of the new movie about the great apostle Paul and his biographer and author of the third Gospel, the Greek physician Luke…


Let the Voting Begin in Bexar County

As early voting starts this past Tuesday for the 2018 primary election, the electrifying news in the political arena is the case of Texas Senator Carlos Uresti, Don of the San Antonio-based Uresti Family. On Thursday the jury found Uresti guilty on multiple felony counts. While Uresti’s term extends to 2020, if the  felony charges hold up, he could be facing millions in fines, the loss of his state senate seat, and prison time which could spill into the next century. Lt. Gov. Patrick, president of the Texas Senate has stripped Uresti of his committee assignments. Uresti was vice chair…


Why the Censure of Joe Straus Should Matter to You

Last Saturday the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) leaders, members of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC),  voted to affirm the Bexar County Republican Party grassroots leaders (precinct chairs) who voted to censure Speaker Joe Straus on December 11th. On January 27th, RPT Chair James Dickey and Vice Chair Amy Clark voted with their colleagues to make sure the 64 member committee sealed the fate of Joe Straus III with a lopsided 44 to 19 vote completing the statewide censure. The censure is historic on many levels. It was a test of the Republican Party’s new Rule (44) adopted at…


Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

A few nights ago, my 15 year old son and I were discussing, actually debating,  the state of the pro-life movement in Texas and the nation. Jon Michael will make a fine trial lawyer. He is zealous about his strong opinions and he is not shy about expressing himself on wide ranging subjects beyond what teens usually talk about like sports, Xbox games, movies, music and all that stuff on iPhones. For sure he is an avid Xbox gamer, knows about all the Marvel super-hero movie characters but he really enjoyed the Darkest Hour biopic I recently took him to…