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July 21, 2016

"When one of the teams advances to a big bowl game or a national championship, don't you root for the Aggies if you're a Longhorn?"


– House Speaker Paul Ryan errs pitching party unity (and Donald Trump) to Texas GOP at this week's convention

July 14, 2016

"We ask the police to do too much, and we ask too little of ourselves."


– President Barack Obama, speaking Tuesday at the memorial services for five murdered Dallas police officers

July 7, 2016

"Texans deserve a new top lawyer. At the very least, someone who isn't facing 99 years in jail."


– Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia, demanding state GOP call for Attorney General Ken Paxton's resignation

June 30, 2016

"I am beyond elated. We're thrilled that justice was served and our clinics stay open."


– Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman's Health and lead plaintiff, responding to the SCOTUS ruling on House Bill 2

June 23, 2016

"We have a traffic congestion and mobility crisis because we have chosen not to fix it. We need to fix it now."


– Mayor Steve Adler, presenting to City Council a $720 million mobility bond proposal for the November ballot

June 16, 2016

"Let's choose unity over division. Let's choose confidence over fear. Let's choose lightness over darkness. And let's choose love over hate."


– Mayor Steve Adler, speaking at the candlelight vigil on June 12 to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting

June 9, 2016

"Mr. Trump, you're a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass."


– U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, closing his open letter to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

June 2, 2016

"Butt out, Radioman. Your mouth won't run our town."


Fort Worth Star-Telegram editors, in response to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's demand that FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner step down or be fired because of his inclusive policy on transgender students.

May 26, 2016

"I have taken a side. My side is that bigotry and the associated violence and/or shaming stemming from your choice of stall is unacceptable."

– Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League, explaining his position on gender-neutral bathrooms

May 19, 2016

"If two-thirds of your clients think your product or services are broken, then you need to do something about it."


– AISD Board President Kendall Pace, imploring Texas lawmakers to fix the state's school finance system after the Texas Supreme Court found it was constitutional but dysfunctional

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