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Property owners deserve tax relief

Today, too many Texans are in danger of losing their homes because of rising property taxes. more

What real tax reform could look like

No matter our politics, most Americans have a beef with taxes. And it’s no wonder. more

Putting the law on the side of crime victims

While there are things I enjoy about public service, there are times when we deal with issues that are not fun, but are of critical importance. more

It’s a miracle baby

I was tired. I went to bed that night without getting a shower. My stinky golf clothes were on the floor. I think I slept for 45 minutes when it started. It was a little past 1:00 a.m. on Friday the 13th. 

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So many tax lies, so little time

In most cases, it’s best practice to cut through the media noise and go straight to the source to understand what’s happening in public policy. Donald Trump’s tax plan is not one of those cases.  more

My first pair of reading glasses

I enjoy reading but haven’t read many books in recent years. I always enjoyed reading the paper, too. Lately, however, the bulk of my reading involves a daily devotion, restaurant menus, and the proofreading of these articles. That’s about it. more

Paying it Forward

Recently, I wrote a column on the late Don Roberts. I received more positive feedback from that column than anything I’ve ever written. Coach Roberts talked the talk and, more importantly, walked the walk. more

Recovering from Harvey

Seeing how citizens have responded to Hurricane Harvey should make all Texans proud. more

Don Roberts is Dining with God

By any definition, Don Roberts lived a successful life. He loved God. He loved his family, friends, and former students. more

The Horse Whisperer and Ice Cream

Lucy, Emily, and I were driving to Mimi’s house and talking about who knows what. I’m sure it was something I was doing wrong. You know, ever since she’s been pregnant, I can do no right. more

Christianity vs. White Supremacy

Earlier this week, Rev. Joseph C. Parker Jr. of David Chapel Baptist Church in Austin, addressed the Charlottesville alt-right rally and the response of the Austin Christian community. He lamented … more

Austin isn’t Washington D.C.

Since I entered public service in 2009, first as a member of the Cedar Park City Council and now as a state representative, I’ve met thousands of people in our area.  As you can imagine, … more
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