U.S. Sen. John Cornyn News

Celebrating 100 Years of Ellington Field

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | May 25, 2017

A lot has changed in Houston, Texas over the past 100 years. For one, the city’s population is now about seventeen times what it was in 1917. We’ve found better ways to beat the year-round heat than 300-pound blocks of ice, thankfully. And you don’t see too many horses and buggies riding down Houston’s Westheimer Road anymore. But one institution that has stood the test of time, and is still up-and-running on its 100th anniversary this month, is Houston’s Ellington Field--and you could say its history is the story of a lifetime.

Commemorating 75 Years Since the Texas Lost Battalion Went Missing

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Apr 19, 2017

Texas is the proud home of more than 170,000 servicemembers and roughly 1.5 million veterans.

Don’t Mess with Texas

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Apr 25, 2016

No doubt you’ve seen, heard, and probably even said these words -- but you may be surprised at how our state’s unofficial motto came to be.

Texas’ Longest-Running Theater: A Throwback to Simpler Times

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Mar 10, 2016

Last week, movie-goers in Clifton, Texas might have felt like they’d gone Back to the Future, jumping from the 21st century to a cotton farm in the 1930s, a lion hunt in the 1960s, or an East Texas funeral home in the early 1990s.

Texans saving lives, reuniting families

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Mar 3, 2016

Texans are pioneers at heart, constantly on the front lines of invention and innovation.

Haven for Hope: spreading the holiday spirit year-round

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Dec 22, 2015

As we celebrate this holiday season, I’d like to tell you about a place in San Antonio that captures the holiday spirit of caring year-round.

The longhorn: Texas tough

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Nov 30, 2015

Traveling through the plains in Texas, you’re bound to see the unmistakable silhouette of the famed Texas Longhorn.

Czech-Tex kolaches are baked in tradition

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Feb 10, 2015

AUSTIN – They’re tender, doughy pastries with Old World European roots that are being called one of the “it” foods of 2015 by the likes of Bon Apetit magazine.

Texas Times: A Texas treasure returns to the Alamo

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Nov 29, 2014

For the first time in 177 years, one of the most important documents in Texas history has returned to the place it was written.

Celebrating freedom on Juneteenth

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Nov 29, 2014

This is a reprint of a column which first appeared in the Southeast Texas Record on June 18, 2009.

Texas Times: A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Nov 29, 2014

Take State Highway 79 southbound out of Wichita Falls and, after about 30 miles of wide-open countryside, you’ll find yourself in Archer City, Texas. Home to some 2,000 souls, you might say it takes a certain amount of bravado to call yourself a city.  Then again, this little town on the Texas prairie knows something about artistic license.

Cornyn: Death, Neglect, Broken Promises at the VA

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | May 6, 2014

This op-ed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, first appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald on May 6.

Texas Times: 18 minutes to victory

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Apr 22, 2014

Each year, on March 2, Texans celebrate a uniquely Texan holiday—Texas Independence Day. It marks the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

Fort Hood shooting victims, families deserve full compensation, benefits

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Aug 27, 2013

The following op-ed by Senator John Cornyn first appeared in theKilleen Daily Herald on Aug. 18, 2013.  As of press time on Aug. 27, Maj. Nidal Hasan had been found guilty of murder and was awaiting sentencing.

Texas Times: Texas’ very own royal heir

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | Aug 6, 2013

There has been much excitement across the pond as of late over the birth of England’s newest heir to the throne. But did you know that Texas’ very own royal bundle of joy has just arrived? Weighing in just shy of 2,000 pounds, the nation’s First Bale of King Cotton for 2013 was delivered by the Rodriguez Brothers Farm in Santa Rosa, Texas, to the La Feria Co-op Gin at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, June 21,

Honoring the fallen in Smithville

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | May 24, 2013

About halfway between La Grange and Bastrop, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, lies the town of Smithville, Texas; population: 3,817.

Cornyn: Is this America or China?

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn | May 21, 2013

U.S. Senator John Cornyn authored the following column on National Review Online, May 15, 2013:

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