Potential “Censure Resolution” will Define Texas’ GOP Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Historically, state political conventions come and go with little consequence — other than a few embarrassing headlines…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON, TX) – Texans for Dan Patrick issued a statement today following a press release by out-going House Speaker Joe Straus regarding his involvement…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday established a workgroup of House members to recommend additional steps to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment in…

“A champion for children & families… not only for his district, but the entire state” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “I’m proud of the steps we’ve taken to protect…

PART I in a Series: Texas “Republicans” must deal with “Libertarians Impersonating a Republican (LIAR is a Tarrant County GOP term,) before its too late By David A. Smith Texas…

Christmas Tree in House Chamber displayed until January 2nd By Texas Speaker Joe Straus Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — In the middle of the Texas House Chamber on the…

December 14 was Deadline for Appointments to Commission Established in August Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called on Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today to announce…

“We’ve seen that the number of deaths resulting from drug overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “The statistics aren’t good. I’ve read that approximately 126…

Local Reaction To Texas House Leaders Not Running For Re-Election in 2018

Courtesy photos of state representatives (L-R) John Raney and Kyle Kacal. Wednesday’s announcements by Texas house speaker Joe Straus and house state affairs committee chairman Byron Cook that they are…

“He’s going to make a thoughtful, serious decision.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “He’s got lots of people encouraging him, but he’s a thoughtful person,” said Sylvia Nugent, spokeswoman…

“I believe that in a representative democracy, those who serve in public office should do so for a time, not for a lifetime. And so I want you to know…

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus & Longtime Representative Byron Cook Are Not Running For Re-Election in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, a powerful moderate voice in the country’s largest conservative state, says he won’t seek re-election for his San Antonio-based seat…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday appointed a new committee to study and highlight the most effective ways for Texas to compete for jobs,…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday asked three House committees to begin studying issues related to Hurricane Harvey and state preparations for future…

“The results of this session are going to make a real difference in Texans’ lives.” By Speaker Joe Straus Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The 2017 Legislative Session ended Monday,…

Texas Legislature Ends Regular Session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ State lawmakers have adjourned their 140 day legislative session _ but they could be headed back to work soon. Monday concluded a session that began in…

House Reforms will improve Public Education in Texas By Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House of Representatives voted last week to approve three bills…

Monday At The Texas Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Mexican government, San Antonio’s police chief and others slammed Texas’ new “sanctuary cities” law on Monday, saying that requiring local law enforcement to help enforce…

Bill removes small school districts penalty under rural school funding Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “It is imperative that we continue investing in the expansion of educational opportunities for students…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, the Texas House passed House Bill (HB) 21, which provides $1.6 billion in additional resources for education while making several improvements to the…