Archive for Op-Ed

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 @ 3:38PM

What Part of This History Needs to be Preserved?

DALLAS — Texas made national headlines, ironically on of all days – June 19, when the United States Supreme Court upheld the unanimous, 2011 vote of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to deny an application by the Texas Division – Sons of Confederate Veterans to have issued, a license…

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 @ 3:36PM

When Are We Going To Fix Our Schools?

One of my key responsibilities as a State Senator is to ask questions about the hundreds of new laws and proposed changes that pass through the Legislature each session to ensure that we will accomplish what is best for Texas. But when I come home and spend time with the…

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 @ 1:33PM

Senator Royce West Files for Reelection

DALLAS – Today, State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) filed for reelection to the Texas Senate. Senator West has represented the citizens of Dallas County in Texas Senatorial District 23 since first being elected to the Texas Legislature in November 1992. Senator West is excited to continue his work as an…

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Friday, October 4th, 2013 @ 7:04AM

Voting & Texas Politics

Earlier this month (Sept. 13), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued notice that driver license offices across the state would begin temporary Saturday operating hours to issue Election Identification Certificates. Those locations include several in the Dallas Metro and Senate District 23 area. I encourage anyone who does…

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 9:50PM

Statement From Senator West on Fisher V. University of Texas

In 2008, Abigail Fisher was rejected by the University of Texas at Austin when she applied for admission.  Fisher later sued the University of Texas (Fisher v. University of Texas), alleging that the university’s use of race in its admissions process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. …

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 @ 9:46PM

Texas Should Not Bully or Overreach On Women’s Health

AUSTIN – Arguments against big government, government take-overs and government’s intrusion into the private lives of its citizens obviously do not apply when it comes to state leader’s desire to trample the rights of Texas women over to access  healthcare. Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back to the…

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