Archive for News

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…

Posted by
Posted under: In the News, News, Op-Ed
View
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…

Posted by
Posted under: In the News, News, Op-Ed
View
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…

Posted by
Posted under: In the News, News, Op-Ed, Press Room
View
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…

Posted by
Posted under: Op-Ed, Uncategorized
View
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…

Posted by
Posted under: Op-Ed
View
Friday, January 24th, 2014 @ 4:14PM

Endorsements – 2014 Primary Election

From the Desk of State Senator Royce West Endorsements – 2014 Primary Election 44th Civil District Court Bonnie Goldstein 101st Civil District Court Marty Lowy 204th Criminal District Court Tammy Kemp 255th Family Court Lori Hockett 265th Criminal District Court Anthony Eiland 282nd Criminal District Court Andy Chatham 283rd Criminal…

Posted by
Posted under: Feature, In the News, Issues, News
View