Quotes of the Week

Not seeing kids who may be child abuse victims is not acceptable. That's our job and we have to be better.

Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins on new figures that show close to a thousand children at immediate risk of abuse are not being seen by an investigator

Y’all are going to have to decide whether you want these laws enforced or not. There’s enough liars in politics that we ought to know who’s telling the lies.

Attorney Steve Bresnen, at a Texas Ethics Commission hearing Wednesday where he encouraged lawmakers to pass legislation strengthening the state's ethics laws

We've got to come together. We're our biggest detriment to getting this done. We need to have a plan.

State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, on the inability of the state so far to come up with a consensus approach to better protecting the coast against a catastrophic tropical storm

Texas women like people to give it as it is. He's a bottom-line guy, and that's why I think they're good with him.

Republican National Committeewoman Toni Anne Dashiell on Donald Trump's popularity with some Texas women

Obviously the man has a problem with women — self-respecting women, anyway. How am I going to look my daughter in the face and say, 'Yeah, sure, that's OK'?

Conservative activist Toby Marie Walker on Trump's problems in winning over some Texas women