Articles by Phil Sevilla, Editor

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…