During the 2011 session of the Texas Legislature, after hearing a report on the radio indicating that judges in Dearborn, Michigan, now embrace Islamic jurisprudence, state Representative Leo Berman, a Republican from Tyler, filed a bill to keep Texas courtrooms free of sharia law. The proposal was ... More >>
Rep. Dan BranchPardon me as we take a brief detour from the parade route for just a moment, but Texas Monthly's just posted its latest list of the best and worst state legislators -- and Leo Berman made worst? No way. Anyway. The preview's here, sans further categories awaiting their print and on ... More >>
Illustration by Curt MerloMore illegals! More illegals over here, please!
Ah, you'll have to excuse me. I have been away from my column for weeks with my nose in numbers for an immigration story that appears in this week's paper version of Unfair Park. I may be a little stat-blind.
The Census re ... More >>
Two weeks ago today, state Rep. Leo Berman of Tyler filed H.B. 295, which says: "The secretary of state may not certify the name of a
candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has
presented the candidate's original birth certificate indicating
that the person is a na ... More >>
... it must be true. Via Burnt Orange Report, here's some video of Gov. Hairspray and the noted stand-up comic at a town-hall rally in Tyler over the weekend, where Beck and Perry were married by state Rep. Leo Berman. The AP suggests the title of Texan was just, ya know, payback for Beck's intervie ... More >>
Steve SatterwhiteElizabeth Villafranca with daughter Natalie, who's now 9 and ... working on a documentaryElizabeth Villafranca entered the limelight in 2006, as Farmers Branch began its illegal-immigrant battle that rages to this day. As we mentioned earlier this week, the Cuquitas co-owner has dec ... More >>
Here you'll find the Petition In Support Of A House Censure For Representative Leo Berman and be able to "join the movement" -- which, truthfully, could be stronger. Despite a week's worth of news coverage concerning one man's efforts to reprimand the Tyler state representative for remarks made duri ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to this Texas Observer item concerning House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, filed Tuesday by three Republican state representatives -- Leo Berman of Tyler, Brandon Creighton of Conroe and Bryan Hughes of Marshall -- who more or less want to declare Texas ... More >>
State Rep. Robert AlonzoYou might think that since Texas legislators are tied up dealing with a plunging housing market and accepting stimulus money, they'd drop the predictable collection of politically motivated immigration bills seeking to fill the federal policy vacuum.
Nope. Not a chance.Rep. ... More >>