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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Congressman to meet with Wimberley, Dripping Springs chambers this week

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents the western half of Hays County, will meet this week with business groups in Wimberley and Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Lamar Smith: Don’t fix, deep-six it

In this guest column, the veteran Central Texas congressman says hearings of the House’s Science Committee he chairs uncovered gaping security flaws in that expose users’ personal information to hackers. Smith writes, “It’s clear that not...

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

For Joaquin Castro, attention and speculation mounts

Speaking last week at a dropout prevention conference in a hotel ballroom a few miles from his new congressional office, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, cracked one of his familiar self-deprecating jokes: “In case you’re wondering,...

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Video: Doggett on lurching toward ‘April Fools fiscal cliff’

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined in his party’s efforts last week to raise public awareness of $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts all but certain to go into effect March 1.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Commentary: GOP should avoid immigration trap

Before deciding what to do about immigration, Republicans should first decide what not to do. They should not buy in to the Obama/liberal Democrats’ plan to legalize every person who is in the country illegally.