With Critical Election Year Ahead, Texas Republican Women Convene in Dallas

The Associated Press Republicans have dominated Texas politics for 22 years, winning every statewide office and shaping the state’s conservative policies. It’s hard to imagine any of that electoral success without the effort of Republican women, who with their organizations and political clubs provide fuel for the campaigns of GOP candidates across the state. “Republican women win elections,” said Dianne Edmondson, former chairwoman of the Denton County Republican Party and a state district director for the Texas Federation of Republican Women. “It’s the most powerful political organization in the state.” On Thursday, the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s 31st Biennial Convention begins in Dallas. More than 800 delegates are expected… Read More

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Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘Will Not Play’ If They Disrespect Flag

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can’t leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and that any of his Cowboys making such displays won’t play. Jones had his strongest comments so far on the anthem controversy Sunday night. They started with his response to a question about Vice President Mike Pence leaving the game in Indianapolis after about a dozen San Francisco players knelt during the anthem. “I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones, also the team’s general manager, said after a 35-31 loss to Green Bay.… Read More

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