State Rep. Stephanie Klick of Fort Worth filed a bill on Friday that would cross a line for Texas, allowing for the first time the strictly regulated, specific-purpose medical use of an extract of the cannabis (aka marijuana) plant.
In the last Congress, Houston-area congressman and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul did the unthinkable: He ushered an immigration bill through his committee, earning not only bipartisan but unanimous support from its members.
Those who stayed until the close of Tuesday’s inaugural festivities in Austin enjoyed a short respite from politic rhetoric as Fort Worth’s own Bishop Michael Olson delivered a gracious and reverent benediction in both English and Spanish.
Gov. Greg Abbott used his own story, his rise from the accident 30 years ago that left him paralyzed and using a wheelchair, to inspire others Tuesday in a speech during his inauguration ceremony on the Capitol grounds in Austin.
Whenever a proposed enormous public project requires intrusion on private property and interruption of the lives of hardworking individuals, it undoubtedly will generate an outcry from those most affected.