May 21, 2013
May 18, 2013
Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until, in our own despair,
against our will,
through the awful grace of God.
JOHN AUSTIN PEÑA
OCT 04, 1984 -
MAY 18, 2001
May 15, 2013
May 12, 2013
May 6, 2013
These four Fort Bliss soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Saturday. From left are Spc. Thomas Murach, Spc. Brandon Prescott, Staff Sgt. Francis Phillips and Spc. Kevin Cardoza. Also killed was 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum. This photo shows Kevin Cardoza on the far right. He is a graduate of Edcouch-Elsa High School. My thoughts and prayers are extended to him and his family.
May 5, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
The photo highlights one of the previous stops he made to the Rio Grande River to observe the international border and the irrigation infrastructure which services the community.
As many of you know, many of us are encouraging George P. to run for statewide office in Texas and are hoping that he will announce his intentions soon. Please join us in this effort. Visit his website at: www.georgepfortexas.com
Feb 17, 2013
Where oh where have the years gone. It was just yesterday when you were born. Today your a man. Happy Birthday my son (little man on the left).
Feb 7, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
I'll be paying a visit to "30 Rock" Plaza in New York this Saturday to participate in the news and opinion MSNBC television show "Up with Chris Hayes." The two-hour morning show comes out on Saturdays and Sundays from 7-9 a.m. Central Standard Time.
The Saturday program of "Up" generally analyzes the stories of the previous week, so it's not hard to guess what the topic of the show will be. I'll be appearing on Saturday, February 2 to talk about the U.S. Senate's "Gang of 8" immigration reform principles, President Obama's immigration strategy and any opposition to the passage of a final bill.
I've been on national news programs like CNN and FOX News before but always from a live Texas feed out of Austin. This will be my first national in-studio interview, certainly my first at 30 Rockefeller Center and MSNBC. As a certifiable news junkie, I have to say I'm looking forward to it.
Jan 27, 2013
HuffPost Live is an Internet-based video streaming national political program run by the popular news website The Huffington Post. The site offers news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women's interests and local news.
The subject of Monday's interview will be an effort by national Democrats to "Turn Texas Blue." The project to turn Texas into a Democratic state was highlighted in a recent Politico article:
"National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state, strategists familiar with the plans told POLITICO.
The organization, dubbed “Battleground Texas,” plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles. Two sources said the contemplated budget would run into the tens of millions of dollars over several years - a project Democrats hope has enough heft to help turn what has long been an electoral pipe dream into reality."
Monday's interview will be conducted HuffPost Live host and producer, Abby Huntsman. Huntsman herself is a frequent political contributor on MSNBC, CNN and ABC News. She is also the daughter of 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr.
I want to personally invite all to join in on the program which also has an interactive feature that allows viewers to engage in a running commentary via the Internet site.
The topic is one that I am all to keenly aware having long ago unsuccessfuly argued the very proposal to Texas Democrats as a path to victory. That once rejected strategy by a more conservative Democratic Party has now been embraced by a very different party. Now as a Republican, I have joined our state chairman, Steve Munisteri and other like minded individuals to respond to these efforts to keep our state from following the path that is at variance with it's conservative nature.