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COMMENTARY: Lessons from suing police

During my 45-year career as a civil rights attorney, I sued hundreds of police, sheriff deputies and other officers around Texas, as well as...

COMMENTARY: Dreamers still need action

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling that gives us a second chance by arguing in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

COMMENTARY: 2020: Year for perfect vision?

My son had his annual doctor checkup, and his doctor told him that his vision is 20/20. He said to me, “My vision is...

COMMENTARY: Call it advantage

I have been married twice and am lucky enough to love, admire and respect my in-laws in both cases. I am particularly in awe...

COMMENTARY: Boomer walks the line — again

It takes a great deal to earn a look of respect from your teenage daughters. They are much more into eye rolling. But that...

COMMENTARY: Another reason to be thankful

As communities across our state come together to celebrate the women in our armed forces, as author of the Female Veterans Omnibus Bill which...

COMMENTARY: Traffickers prey on the vulnerable

As many of our daily activities have moved online due to the novel coronavirus, so have criminals. And one of their targets is our...

COMMENTARY: Still committed to public education

Last session, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 to invest more state dollars in our classrooms and give a much-needed salary increase to...

COMMENTARY: Memorial Day has become a day of personal recollection

Memorial Day is our day to honor and mourn our soldiers — ordinary men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their...

COMMENTARY: Seeking equality in relief funding

As part of the greater response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provided the state of Texas with $11.2 billion...