Archive for Op-Ed

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 @ 5:03PM

Senator West Issues Statement on 5th Circuit Ruling on Texas’ Voter ID Law

DALLAS — Today, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its third ruling in the case involving Senate Bill 14, the Texas Voter ID law first passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011. The Court ruled that the provisions of SB14 violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The following is…

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Friday, July 15th, 2016 @ 5:02PM

What All Motorists Need To Know!

DALLAS – Some months ago, in the aftermath of the events that would result in the untimely and needless death of Sandra Bland, my thoughts began to ponder the things that could be done to possibly prevent similar incidents from happening again. The wheels to this were placed in motion…

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 @ 5:02PM

Body Camera Law a Timely Texas Success Story

DALLAS – We’re just past the year mark since Senate Bill 158 – that created statewide standards and a one-time funding stream for body worn cameras to be used by Texas’ patrol officers – was signed into law. And since that time, program supporters have by far outnumbered detractors. With…

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 5:00PM

Supreme Court Affirms UT’s Use of Race in College Admissions

Supreme Court affirms UT’s use of race in college admissions – But says school’s work toward diversity must continue DALLAS – Today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court affirms the use of race as a factor in the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policy. It ends the litany…

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 4:59PM

Statement – Regarding incident at Texas A&M University – College Station

DALLAS – Late Tuesday, I received disturbing news from Texas A&M University (TAMU) officials that a group of students from Dallas were subjected to racial epithets while on a campus visit to the university. Sixty junior students from Uplift Hampton Preparatory were approached by white Texas A&M students who made…

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 4:50PM

More Money Equals Better Roads for Southern Dallas County

DALLAS — Today, the Regional Transportation Council gave preliminary approval for $655.54 million in funding for the Southern Gateway Project that will add capacity to I-35E and U.S. Hwy.67, both major transportation arteries that serve Southern Dallas, Duncanville, Cedar Hill DeSoto and Lancaster. The project will completely rebuild I-35E from…

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