Joaquín and I both know that if we go to Austin, that’s raising the profile of an issue more than if two state representatives or two state senators make the same viewpoint known. That’s why you’re not going to have an unresponded-to barking session by these Republican elected officials anymore. That’s gone. It’s over.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his twin brother Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) hug at his election night watch party. Mayor Castro was reelected to his third term with 66.5 percent of the vote. (via)
“The Texas House approved a batch of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws that were already among the country’s most firearms-friendly, allowing college students to carry handguns in class, putting potentially armed marshals in public schools and exempting the state from any future federal bans on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines or universal background checks.” (via)
Because no one’s ever broken a car window before. (via)
Hundreds of fire fighters line up at the Waco memorial to honor 10 fallen fire fighters and 2 honorary responders who died in the West explosion.
We need people who so love their neighbors as themselves that they’re willing to lay down their lives down for them. America needs towns like West. That’s what makes this country great, towns like West.