August 15, 2022
6:30pm - 8pm
Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Ave
Webster, TX

This month at True Texas Project, we are diving into Texas history with award-winning podcast host, Ken Wise. Justice Ken Wise is a judge on the 14th court of appeals, as well as a historian, and has taken his extensive knowledge and love of Texas to new heights with his podcast “Wise About Texas”, where he tells all kinds of interesting stories about Texas history. For this meeting, he will teach us all about the First Court of the Republic of Texas. We can’t wait! Bring a friend, and be ready to learn!
We will also be hearing from Chris Russo, founder and president of Texans for Strong Borders.

True Texas Project
Speakers: Justice Ken Wise
Intro Speaker: Chris Russo
Date: Monday, August 15
Location: Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Ave. Webster, TX
5:30-6:00pm – prayer meeting (open to all)
5:45pm – $5 dinner while supplies last
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs.

About Ken Wise:
Justice Ken Wise is in his 18th year of service as a Texas judge. He served as Judge of the 152nd  District Court and the 334th District Court before joining the 14th Court of Appeals where he has  served for the past 8 years.  

Justice Wise earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he competed as a  member of the intercollegiate rodeo team. He earned his law degree from the University of  Houston Law Center. 

Justice Wise is very active in the service of the bar and the judiciary. He is a member of the  Texas Judicial Council, which sets policy for the Texas judicial system. He co-chaired a State  Bar task force that conducted the first complete study of the Texas Court system since 1892. He  served two terms on the Texas Access to Justice Commission. He has also served as a visiting  judge in counties across the State of Texas. Justice Wise is an elected member of the prestigious  American Law Institute, where he focuses on the laws of policing and the law of American  Indians.  

Justice Wise is an avid Texas historian. He hosts the award-winning Texas history podcast Wise  About Texas which has been heard by over 1.2 million people in 152 countries worldwide and is  ranked in the top one-half of one percent of podcasts worldwide by He is an  adjunct professor of history and government at Houston Baptist University. He has published several journal articles and given hundreds of speeches on all aspects of Texas history. Justice  Wise is a director and Second Vice President of the Texas State Historical Association and a  director of the Texas Historical Foundation. He is President-Elect of the Texas Supreme Court  Historical Society and a member of the Supreme Court Task Force on Historic Court Record  Preservation. He is also a member of the Delegados Associate Board of the Bryan Museum in  Galveston, Texas.  

A native Houstonian, Justice Wise is very active in the Houston community. Justice Wise is a  director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and an advisory director of the Former Texas 

Ranger Foundation. Justice Wise is an Admiral in the Texas Navy and the Governor of  Kentucky commissioned Justice Wise as a Kentucky Colonel.  

Ken is a fifth-generation native Texan with roots dating back to Houston in 1836. He is married  to Sara Wise and they have two children, Sarah Jane and Jackson.


About Chris Russo:

Chris Russo is the founder and President of Texans for Strong Borders PAC. TFSB exists to advance sane immigration policies in the best interests of citizens. We believe in stopping illegal immigration and a legal immigration system that serves the interests of Americans first. Chris founded TFSB in Spring 2022 after observing that although a host of special interest policy organizations were focused on a myriad of hot-button issues across the conservative spectrum, no group was organized and actively pushing for Texas First immigration policies at the state level.

TFSB’s focus for the upcoming elections in November will be to support candidates who are champions on border security and immigration policy in key races. Going forward into next legislative session in 2023, TFSB will push for 3 main policy proposals.
1. Declare an invasion through Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution and deploy state resources to secure the border and return illegal aliens across the border directly.
2. Turn off the Magnets—crack down on state and local programs that make it possible for illegal aliens to live in Texas. Sanctuary cities, county health programs, and in-state tuition are just three examples of Texas policies that provide incentives for lawlessness that can be addressed directly by the legislature.
3. Mandate E-Verify for statewide
Before founding the PAC, Chris was an avid grassroots activist and participated in several campaigns around the state and served as the SD-11 GOP Resolutions Committee chair in 2020.
A Houston native, Chris grew up in Clear Lake before attending Texas A&M University, where he obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering and served as Speaker of the Student Senate. He has worked in the aerospace industry since 2016.