Byron Cook

With an expedited scheduled described as “unprecedented,” a special Texas House committee on Wednesday got down to work examining a wide variety of challenges facing the state as lawmakers study ways to preserve its economic...
In a move many business leaders called “long overdue,” Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has announced a new panel of lawmakers will consider what policies need to be in place – and what kind of policies should be rejected – in...
"No industry will remain untouched by the unnecessary harm that discriminatory laws will do to our competitiveness, to our ability to attract talent, and to our employees and their families," the CEOs wrote.
The focus on which bathrooms people can use is distracting people from a "disingenuous" effort to lower property taxes and and a school choice bill that would "cripple funding" for rural public school districts, he said....
As the campaign of Corsicana businessman Thomas McNutt for the Texas House begins in earnest tonight with a fundraiser at the home of Dallas megadonor Doug Deason, the Vice President of the Collin Street Bakery is once again...
Republican lawmakers in both the Texas House and Senate are advancing legislation that would take aim at certain collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded jobsites around the state.
Following a federal judge’s ruling blocking new rules about the disposal of fetal remains in this state, the powerful Chairman of the Texas House State Affairs Committee did something on Saturday he has never done during the...
Bongs, abortion and illegal immigration are just three of the issues surfacing in one of the hottest Texas House races, which is playing out as a case study of how the far-right faction of the state Republican party seeks to...
"It just seems out of character for someone who portrays himself as being so righteous," Brown said.
Do Texas Cities Unlawfully Restrict Free Speech of Pro-Lifers?The pro-life movement cannot function without free speech. Sidewalk counseling, public rallies and protests, lobbying, public education, and political...
Today, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced that he would not seek re-election for his Texas House of Representatives seat in House District 121. 
The Special Session called by Governor Greg Abbott is officially over, so how did we do protecting life?  Short answer: never in the history of Texas, has the legislature passed so many life-saving, life affirming measures...
With pro-life Republican Governor Abbott at the helm, and pro-life Republicans Joe Straus and Dan Patrick leading in the House and Senate, Texas continues to set the standard for protecting the unborn.
This session had more than its fair share of dispiriting moments. Quite a few of those came courtesy of the bathroom bill and the misleading public-safety rhetoric its supporters used to justify restrictions on where...
Countering Senate leadership’s Senate Bill 6, the Texas House on Thursday rolled out its version of a bill dealing with privacy in restrooms, changing facilities and showers – a proposal that State Affairs Committee Chairman...
The special prosecutors in the felony fraud case of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s alleged swindling of investors have now pointed the finger directly at the political network of Midland oilman Tim Dunn for trying to taint...
Some malcontents never seem to show gratitude for the tremendous pro-life gains achieved by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, and the many pro-life members of the Legislature. We see that in...
Following a report that undocumented immigrants have worked at the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas House State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook on Monday ratcheted up the heat on his GOP primary challenger...
To say you’re opposed to illegal immigration as a candidate and then to employ illegal immigrant workers in your business is political hypocrisy and business dishonesty
Video also shows Texas Right to Life President Jim Graham was ecstatic about police citations that he and Sullivan would later use as tools for fundraising

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