Interview with McLenon County Sheriff Parnel McNamara

Rising Lonestars interviewed McLenon County Sheriff Parnel McNamara to discuss her nomination to the RLS Top 10 in August 2022. Sheriff Parnell McNamara discussed human trafficking in Texas and his department’s work with law enforcement organizations around the world. Transcript Simon Nichols Please just provide some background on the human trafficking situation in McLennan CountyContinue reading “Interview with McLenon County Sheriff Parnel McNamara”

December 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of December. #1 Andy Brown Travis County Judge | Austin, TX County Judge Andy Brown hopes to reduce fentanyl overdose deaths in Travis County through a new health program to increaseContinue reading “December 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”

November 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of November. #1 Ricardo Samaniego El Paso County Judge | El Paso, TX County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, alongside state officials, hosted a Dia de Los Muertos memorial event for mass shootingContinue reading “November 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”

October 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials

We have compiled a list of what we believe to be the Top 10 Texas local officials who showed extraordinary leadership in the month of October. #1 Clay Jenkins Dallas County Judge | Dallas, TX County Judge Clay Jenkins pushed to open a polling location at the county jail for those awaiting trial or servingContinue reading “October 2022: Top 10 Texas Local Officials”

Interview with Houston Councilmember Amy Peck

Rising Lonestars interviewed Houston councilmember Amy Peck to discuss her nomination to the RLS Top 10 in August. Councilmember Peck told us about her inclusion of park improvements for her district in the city’s recent bond bill and discussed the daily life of a Houston councilmember. Transcript Amy Peck I’m Amy Peck, Houston City CouncilContinue reading “Interview with Houston Councilmember Amy Peck”

Interview with El Paso County Commissioner Iliana Holguin

Rising Lonestars interviewed El Paso County Iliana Holguin to discuss her nomination to the RLS Top 10 in July. Councilmember Holguin told us about her efforts to expand the county sewer and water systems to the unincorporated parts of her distinct and her experience transitioning to local government. Transcript Iliana Holguin So my name isContinue reading “Interview with El Paso County Commissioner Iliana Holguin”

Interview with San Antonio Councilmember Teri Castillo

Rising Lonestars interviewed San Antonio Councilmember Teri Castillo to discuss her nomination to the RLS Top 10 in July. Councilmember Castillo told us about her efforts to protect women seeking abortions, her background, and her experience as a San Antonio councilmember. Transcript Teri Castillo Teri Castillo, San Antonio’s District five city council member. Simon NicholsContinue reading “Interview with San Antonio Councilmember Teri Castillo”