Government

Young Aliens at Military Bases: Time to Shape Up, Ship Out

Minors, and those claiming to be minors, from Central America are crashing America’s southern border, and U.S. military bases may be their final stop. Nearly 14,000 families were apprehended in April, reaching levels last seen in 2014. Now, dusting off an Obama-era program, the Trump administration is eyeing Texas military bases in San Angelo, Abilene, El Paso and elsewhere as temporary quarters for minors. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that families with children and unaccompanied minors make up 40 percent of border detainees. U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates that more than 200,000 unaccompanied minors illegally entered the…


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…


Sanctuary Sheriff Hoist With Her Own Petard in Texas

The Dallas County sheriff and Texas gubernatorial hopeful who rejected federal immigration detainers at her jail is getting smacked right and left on the campaign trail. Lupe Valdez topped a large Democratic field in the March primary, but fell short of winning the needed majority. Prospects for securing her party’s nomination in this month’s runoff election took a hit last week when a Hispanic activist group refused to endorse her. In a surreal inquisition, led by a Dallas high school student, Valdez was asked why the Latino community should trust her “anti-immigrant” policies. The premise of the question was bizarre,…


Quick Bytes – 5/13/2018

5/8/2018 Last Saturday, May 5, the City of Del Rio elected Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano mayor who happens to be a U.S. Air Force veteran…and openly, flamboyantly gay. Ironically, Del Rio has for decades been known as the “Queen City”. Lozano defeated longtime incumbent Mayor Robert Garza 2,128, or 61.54 percent to 1,330, or 38.46 percent, but voter turnout was considered low. Only 3,458 voted for mayor out of a city with a population of 36,000. Garza was viewed as a terrible candidate who ran city council meetings like his own private club. He also was known to berate and disrespect…


“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…


News from the Border

On the Border: U.S. Brings Mexican Corruptocrat to Trial. A Mexican governor charged in a string of multi-million dollar border bribery, racketeering and money-laundering schemes faces U.S. justice this week – represented by a court-appointed attorney. Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, former fugitive governor of the border state of Tamaulipas, was captured in Italy and extradited to the United States this month. Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, former fugitive governor of the border state of Tamaulipas, was captured in Italy and extradited to the United States this month. A sweeping federal indictment accuses him of stashing more than $7 million in U.S. accounts. On Monday…


Take the High Road

It’s been raining. There’s enough rain to make mud. Regrettably, there’s also a lot of mud-slinging. As founder and chairman of Pastors PAC, I’ve been actively engaged in vetting candidates in over a dozen elections since 2012.  Our mooring principle is Proverbs 29:2a.  “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” Our second anchoring principle is Exodus 18:21 which adds ability to character.  We seek to vet candidates and endorse those who have good character and demonstrated ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the office sought. I can’t recall an election without some mud-slinging.  This current one is no…


Quick Bytes – 3/4/2018

3/1/2018 If anyone doesn’t believe there’s a “War on Christianity”, just look at the reaction by anti-religious freaks against actor Chris Pratt. Anti-Christian/anti-Second Amendment people were offended because Pratt offered his prayers for a friend who had a heart attack, and then encouraged others to pray for him. Pratt was so viciously attacked and criticized, that friends had to come to his defense. How sad that someone must defend themselves for offering to pray for someone else. Unfortunately, we don’t have to look to Hollywood to see an example of anti-Christian prayer criticism.  In the wake of the Sutherland Springs…


Letters to the Editors – 3/4/2018

The Texas Railroad Commission race just took a left turn into the SWAMP. When an Establishment Incumbent is being challenged, the Swamp cries like a baby, lies and distorts reality to confuse and coerce voters to their wicked way. When an Establishment Incumbent is being challenged, the Swamp cries like a baby, lies and distorts reality to confuse and coerce voters to their wicked way. The Establishment Incumbent just resorted to New York-style campaigning that includes lies and distortions of the truth about her formidable opponent.  This is Texas and Texans believe in honorable behavior in the face of competition. …


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…