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Does God's Kindness Lead Us?

Kindness as defined by Webster's is a state or quality of being kind; specifically beneficence, kind feeling; affection.

"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things. Now we know that God's judgement against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man,

at Sep 7, 2014 4:59 PM
       

Learn More About the Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success (HEROES) Program

Earlier this week, I was delighted to meet with representatives from the H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success) program to discuss their upcoming initiatives and events to promote awareness for the needs of the disability community. The H.E.R.O.E.S. program is dedicated to providing a variety of life enhancing programs to encourage and enhance vocational, social, and communications skills.   Read more »

at Sep 6, 2014 9:09 PM
       

Administration Requests Causing Space Exploration Delays

We recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of putting a man on the moon. I believe space inspires future generations to dream big and work hard. The first foot prints on the moon’s surface were made by Americans.

I recently sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. about reported delays to our nation’s space exploration systems. The news comes despite congressional support for these NASA priorities and repeated Administration assurances that they are on schedule.   Read more »

at Sep 5, 2014 5:04 PM
       

Senator Cruz to Introduce Bill to Stop Americans Who Join ISIS From Returning to United States

Today I announced my intent to file the Expatriate Terrorist Act (E.T.A.) of 2014 as soon as the Senate is called back into session on Monday, September 8th.

Americans who choose to go to Syria or Iraq to fight with vicious ISIS terrorists are party to a terrorist organization committing horrific acts of violence, including beheading innocent American

at Sep 5, 2014 3:21 PM
       

Rep. Jason Villalba and the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center presents: "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse"

On Wednesday, September 17th, I will be participating in an event organized by Dallas Children's Advocacy Center to showcase "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse", an educational video and companion booklet developed to help members of the community recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse and help victims. Join Ellen Magnis, Chief of External Affairs for the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, and I to learn more about child abuse detection and help your community. For more information about the program,

at Sep 3, 2014 5:58 PM
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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

In 1994, Russia promised to respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine in exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons. Twenty years later, that agreement is nothing but a torn up piece of paper. Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine’s sovereign territory yesterday in Putin’s latest attempt to reestablish the Russian Empire. We have seen this script before: In 1956, when the Russians invaded Hungary, or 2008 when they invaded Georgia, or earlier this year when they invaded Crimea. Each time, the West did little but complain- as long as it wasn’t them that was getting devoured by the Russian bear.   Read more »

at Sep 3, 2014 11:10 AM
       

Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values, at Republican Club of Comal County

Jonathan Saenz was the featured speaker at the Republican Club of Comal County for the August general meeting. His message was clear: he fights for Texas Values, Faith, Family and Freedom. Texas Values focuses only on Texas. Saenz said that “if we are not able to defend our position, we will lose.” Saenz told the audience that not all attorneys general are defending marriage laws like Greg Abbott.   Read more »

at Sep 3, 2014 9:49 AM
       

Texas National Guardsmen Begin 12/7 Shifts on Border

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) have begun patrolling the Rio Grande Sector of the Texas-Mexico border. Guardsmen have been seen in patrol areas from McAllen to Rio Grande City. Under the control of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Governor Rick Perry, the guardsmen have begun their operation to refer and deter along this small section of the border.   Read more »

at Sep 2, 2014 5:09 PM
       

Services Available Through Your Congressional Representative

It’s a privilege to serve you and the rest of Texas’ 19th District every day. I’m honored to represent you in Congress, and every time I cast my vote in the Capitol, I think about how that particular bill will affect us in West Texas and the Big Country. I really do appreciate it when you write, call, and email me. It helps me to know what y’all think so I can vote in our best interest.

But I want you to know that voting to shape a better Texas, and a better America, isn’t the only way I serve you. My office offers a number of services to help you navigate the federal government and celebrate your achievements.

at Sep 2, 2014 3:58 PM
       

Senator Cornyn Calls on President to Work with Congress on ISIL

The threat posed by ISIL should transcend partisan politics; with each passing day this terrorist group grows more capable and the danger to the U.S., our allies, and our interests becomes more serious.

The President, utilizing all levers of American power, must develop a clear strategy with achievable objectives and recruit a coalition of allies willing to defeat this terrorist threat. I encourage the President to communicate this strategy to the

at Sep 2, 2014 12:56 PM
       

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