Every life is precious.
Texas created more jobs in 2008 than the rest of the states - combined.
The most important thing for us is to save lives.
Obama is a president, who I think is anti-jobs.
Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government.
Our party cannot be all things to all people. It can't be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let's stop trying to curry favor with them.
Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.
Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation.
When our work is done, parents won't measure our success by how much money we spend, but whether more children learn.
I know they're frustrated. I know they're tired. So are taxpayers.
tremendous disappointment of millions of taxpayers and teachers and parents over this Legislature's failure to act on property tax relief and education reform.
represents only a temporary victory for those special interests that want to keep their tax loopholes open, maintain the status quo in education.
Hey, Autumn, how are you, girl? ... Good show. What's happening?
That marriage is the union between a man and a woman is a truth known to each one of us already, and any attempt to allow same-sex marriages is a detriment to the family unit and hurts our state and nation.
I'm sure there'll be some political hack somewhere that will try to blame someone for something. They always do. But by and large the electors are smarter than that. They realize prices go up and down because of supply and demand.
By the grace of God, we could be the ones who have this extraordinary need, ... This happened hundreds of miles to our west; these are our neighbors. These are people in need and Texas is going to do everything we can in our power to help.
Today we are protecting Texans' dreams and upholding the strong tradition of private property rights.
I think we all understand it's by the grace of God that this terrible tragedy didn't come ashore a few hundred miles west, ... And knowing such a catastrophe could have happened here, I think Texans have a very special bond between our neighbors to the east who are going through an absolutely unbelievable ordeal at this point in time.
I want those stranded families to know that the doors of Texas public schools are going to be immediately open to their school-age children.
In the face of such tragic circumstances, we are neighbors and we are going to pull together so these families can find as much normalcy as possible.
[The hurricane] has created emergency conditions in Texas that will require all available resources of both federal and state governments to overcome, ... We will do all we can as a state and a people to help our neighbors to the east who have lost so much.
This is just the beginning of what will be many months. It will be a long effort trying to help people rebuild their lives and get a sense of normalcy, safety in what is a very trying time.
Justice Willett joins a long and distinguished list of previous justices whose appointment to a high court was the first time they put on the robe, including Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Texas Supreme Court, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court.
Hurricane Katrina, a disaster for our neighboring states, has created emergency conditions in Texas that will require all available resources of both federal and state governments to overcome.
To meet this enormous need, we need help from other states.