Texas and its local governments would no longer be able to partner with abortion providers or their affiliates — even for services like sexual health education and pregnancy prevention initiatives — under a bill the Texas House passed in a preliminary vote late Friday after hours of emotional debate.

Senate Bill 22, which critics call the biggest threat to Planned Parenthood this legislative session, would forbid a government entity from transferring money to an abortion provider, even for services not related to the procedure. It would also bar a transfer of ...

On May 7, several areas in the region experienced widespread street flooding and some isolated structural flooding. The folks in Kingwood once again were hit hardest. There was widespread street and some structural flooding. Much the flooding was due to both the extraordinary amount of rainfall and poor maintenance by the City of its drainage infrastructure. But the worst concentration of structural flooding occurred in two subdivisions, Elm Grove and North Kingwood Forest and raises other significant issues about how new development affects flooding.

Recently a new development was started immediately to the north and west of these two subdivisions. Prior to the start of the development, the land was heavily wooded. Stormwater flowed from north to south and west to east through this property into ...

I promised myself I was going to get through the current legislative session without publicly renewing my standing concerns about the daily invocations that open House and Senate sessions.

And then Monday happened. It’s OK to break a promise to yourself, right?

I’ve noted (carped?) in the past (including a 2013 column about the obvious predominance of Christian invocations) that many of the prayers ignore the obvious reality that this is a government building and there are lots of folks in it ...

First Liberty Institute and attorneys with the law firm Baker Botts
today filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County District Court claiming the city of Magnolia
broke the law when city leaders singled out churches and non-profits with excessive
water fees. The churches represented in the petition are Magnolia Bible Church,
Magnolia’s First Baptist Church, and Believers Fellowship.

You can read the petition here.

Satan is determined to undermine men, destroy their God-given roles, and re-define the biblical definition of manhood because he wants to see the family unravel and society crumble, Pastor Tony Evans has warned.

“What we’re seeing, and will continue to see, is the decimation of the family, because the man is the foundation of the family, and the family is the foundation of society,” Evans, founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, told The Christian Post during a sit-down interview in Anaheim, California. “So, if we want to unravel the family and society, the best way is to get rid of men fulfilling their roles.”

“In Moses's day and in Jesus' day ...

The city of San Antonio is facing a crisis of leadership. This crisis of leadership was recently exposed when the San Antonio City Council voted against allowing Chick-Fil-A to conduct business in the San Antonio Airport.

This decision is a violation of religious freedom. City Council made this decision, as published in the San Antonio Express, because Chick-Fil-A was not sensitive to or inclusive of what they deemed as appropriate sexual standards. This is discrimination pure and simple. City Council voted to ban Chick-Fil-A from the airport because ...

TDCJ recently fought all the way to the Supreme Court to deny a condemned man the presence of a Buddhist chaplain … while he is killed! For shame! As Texas planned to execute Patrick Murphy, only employees were allowed in the Death Chamber. The Supreme Court ruled on Mar. 28, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh said TDCJ had two remedies “going forward”—all or zero chaplains in the Death Chamber.

TDCJ chose to ban all chaplains! TDCJ blew up like a balloon the security issues. Yet, 20,000-plus volunteers and 30,000-plus employees know that ...

Chick-fil-A is normally closed on Sundays and opens again on Monday. But thanks to anti-Christian bigots on the San Antonio City Council, it will never open at the San Antonio airport.

... Here's what happened: The city staff took bids for new restaurant concessions at the airport. A proposal that included Chick-fil-A scored roughly 96 out of 100. The next closest competitor without them scored only 73%. Since the plan with Chick-fil-A was clearly the best fit, the proposal was almost approved... That is, until the anti-Christian zealots on the San Antonio City Council decided to intervene ...

A registered child sex offender has been reading to children at Houston Public Library as part of its Drag Queen Storytime.

A group called Mass Resistance, which has been trying to put an end to the program, contacted KHOU about the child sex offender. Mass Resistance claims it had been asking the City of Houston for months to disclose information about the drag queens, and when requests went unanswered, they did their own digging and made the shocking link.

... A media spokesperson for the library confirmed one of the program’s drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, is Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old child sex offender. In 2008, he was convicted of

While officials in the Austin Independent School District work to improve schools and programs, the number of students on wait lists for charter schools is "at its height", according to a report released by the Texas Charter Schools Association.

The report, called Charter School Enrollment and Demand, shows that while 25,035 students are already enrolled in Austin area charter schools, 9,973 students are on waiting lists because of limited availability ... The report says that some of the benefits to sending students to charter schools include a more focused experience that will prepare them for life after high school and that students needs are put before bureaucracy. But, critics have been saying all along charter schools hurt ...