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The board of a municipal taxing district overseen by state Rep. Jim Murphy is exploring its options regarding his tenure, including obtaining a new state attorney general opinion on the legality of the arrangement. Murphy, R-Houston, was general manager of the Westchase District for years before ...
Unlike the two other challengers who got in early, state Rep. Tan Parker waited until two days after the March 6 primaries to announce his intention to run for Texas House Speaker. Parker stepped down as Chairman of the House Republican Caucus that had, three months earlier, supported a ...

Greg Abbott himself was opposed to the controversial "bathroom bill" that dominated debate at the Texas Capitol for much of 2017, according to a state representative involved in keeping the legislation from passing the Texas House. State Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, the chairman of the House ...
State Rep. Roland Gutierrez is running for Texas Senate District 19, a Democratic-leaning San Antonio district that overlaps with his own. The only problem: That seat is still held by state Sen. Carlos Uresti, who has resisted calls to resign from Democrats and Republicans alike since he was ... Texas
Former state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer's history in the Capitol and facility with legislative rules make him a strong player on a political team that's vastly outnumbered in the Republican-controlled lower chamber, some of his former colleagues say. by Shannon Najmabadi March 8, 2018 12 AM. Trey Martinez Fischer, ...
Greg Abbott spent more than a quarter of a million dollars in a campaign to unseat three Republican incumbents in the Texas House, two of those incumbents nonetheless defeated their primary challengers Tuesday. And state Rep. Sarah Davis, Abbott's most explicit target, bested challenger ...

A black institutional brain drain was happening in the Texas House. While Giddings wanted to start thinking about leaving her spot as District 109 representative, she realized she couldn't leave just yet. "I felt compelled to stay," Giddings said. "I also knew that I could be very effective because I was ...
State Rep. Eric Johnson on Monday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that would kick him and other Democrats off the November general election ballot. ... the Dallas County Democratic Party, didn't physically "sign" or certify the petitions that were ultimately accepted by the Texas secretary of state's office. GOP
(This is the first of a series of profiles of the candidates for the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for the 86th session of the Legislature in 2019.) State Rep. Phil King has studied his history. He is seeking to fill the first open House Speaker's seat since 1991, the first for a Republican ...
On Oct. 25, the day Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced he would not seek a sixth term, state Rep. John Zerwas filed his paperwork for speaker. The move was not unexpected and the reaction swift. Zerwas, R-Richmond, had become one of Straus' most trusted allies, serving as his chairman ...
Dukes: "Why am I seeking re-election to the Texas House of Representatives? For the same reason that I ran the very first time. And that is to represent the issues of a district that I have lived in for all of my 54 years; three generations of family concerns that the City of Austin and the county have historically ...
He is backed by a 2005 ruling from then Attorney General Greg Abbott's office that “the Texas Constitution does not prohibit a member of the Texas Legislature from also working for compensation as an independent contractor for a municipal management district.” Special districts have become controversial ...
"If the goal of these contracts is to get favors out of Austin by hiring a state (representative), they seem to be an effective mechanism for figuring out how to wire the system in an unethical way,” says Cris Feldman, a Houston attorney and government ethics expert with vast experience working around Texas ...
“As a fifth-generation resident of this district on both sides of my family, one of my main goals as state representative was to help make our area an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.” ... "Blinn College is on the forefront of this vital work not only in our area, but across the state of Texas.".
One of the best parts of representing House District 50 is visiting with the hairstylist, the auto mechanic and the owner of the home renovation company. These people are the backbone of the Texas economy, and the Legislature must consider how what we do — and don't do — affects their businesses.
With latest attack ad, Abbott builds on six-figure push to unseat GOP state Rep. Sarah Davis. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sparing no expense — or attack — as he works to unseat a fellow Republican, state Rep. Sarah Davis of West University Place. by Patrick Svitek Feb. 7, 2018 Updated: 2 PM. 5. Gov. Greg Abbott and state ...
AUSTIN — There are much bigger and more colorful crooks in the long history of Texas politics, but there are few stranger cases than that of State Rep. Ron Reynolds. Earlier this week, the Missouri City Democrat continued a cat-and-mouse game with the Texas Tribune, as they repeatedly tried to contact ...

Channel 2 Investigates: State representative facing ethics questions ... HOUSTON - It appears that state Rep. .... When pushed further as to whether he represents the Westchase District or the one that district bleeds into, the 133rd District of the State of Texas, Murphy said, "Well, clearly we are representing ...
"I know that he will work with me to advance my plan to empower Texas voters to rein in skyrocketing property taxes for the people of his district," Abbott said. Larson, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is arguably Abbott's most outspoken critic among Republicans in the lower ...
With two announced Republicans running for Texas State Rep. in the 64th District, we now have a Democrat candidate in the race. Andrew Morris wants to serve in the ... He married a native Texan in 2010 (as they say, “I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could!”) and resides in Argyle, TX with ...
Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, is retiring from Congressional District 5, and there's a heated battle to replace him in the GOP primary. Candidates include his former campaign manager, Bunni Pounds of Garland and former state Rep. Kenneth Sheets of Dallas. The Republican race to replace Rep. Joe Barton ...
The state representative whose district includes Burleson, Washington, and Grimes counties has reconsidered running for a third term. Republican Leighton Schubert, whose name was on the Texas Secretary of State's website Friday afternoon, has decided against a re-election bid because he wants to ...
Rhetta Andrews Bowers officially filed to run for Texas State Representative, House District 113, on Nov. 29. “After much prayer, consideration, consulting with my family, and months of strategizing with my team, I am officially running for State Representative. I want to fight for hard-working Texans.
Texas State Repepresentative Pat Fallon posted an image of a cartoon Texas kicking California onto his campaign Facebook page on Wednesday, drawing criticism. The post was ... (Screengrab from Texas State Representative Pat Fallon's campaign Facebook page / The San Diego Union-Tribune).
State Rep. Leighton Schubert, R-Caldwell, announced Thursday that he is not running for re-election in 2018. by Patrick Svitek Dec. 7, 2017 Updated: 11 hours ago. 9. Rep. Leighton Schubert ... "At the end of the day, I am a family man, and my family comes first," Schubert said in a statement obtained by The Texas Tribune.
Chip Roy — a former senior staffer to multiple top Texas Republicans, including U.S. Sen. ... Roy, Cruz's former chief of staff, announced his campaign for Texas' 21st Congressional District on Wednesday morning, jumping into an already crowded ... Some of the more prominent names include state Rep.
Texas Democrats appear headed toward a less-than-common scenario in their decades-long bid to retake the governor's office: a crowded, potentially ... likely be the higher-profile candidates in the primary, and I think that voters in the Democratic primary in 2018 will have a lot of choices,” said state Rep.
At the time, state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, had already announced he was running for speaker for the next legislative session. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, announced a bid shortly after Straus' retirement news. Several more lawmakers are expected to enter the race ahead of the 2019 ...
The Texas Legislative Conference says Strait was chosen after he stepped up to help raise more than $50 million for Hurricane Harvey relief. Former Texas State Rep. Doug Miller, who serves as conference chair, said Strait was an obvious choice. "No one has done more than George Strait to raise ...
Four-term Texas State Rep. Sarah Davis has opened a new district office location. "This location will provide increased accessibility to my constituents for any potential needs they may have," Davis said. "It has been an honor to serve those in House District 134 and I look forward to the opportunity to ...
"We need a new Congressman of East Texas, by East Texas and for East Texas who understands the traditional values that we share, and who knows that our churches and our schools and our shops on Main Street are the lifeblood of our communities," Gooden said in a statement addressing supporters.
And they have," said Conference Chair Doug Miller, a former Texas State Representative. The award will be presented on Thursday, March 22, at the “Texan of the Year” reception at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. You can call the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at (830) ...
"We need leaders in Austin who will join me to build an even better future for Texas," Abbott said. "That's why I'm so proud to support Susanna Dokupil for state representative of House District 134 in Houston, Texas." Davis, who chairs the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee, clashed with ...
The University of Texas is replete with tongue-biters. ... this year, protesters at Texas Southern University shouted down Texas state Rep.
Texas State Technical College Chancellor and CEO, Mike Reeser (left), shakes hands with former House Representative Jim Pitts (right) during ...
DLCC selects Texas State Rep. ... Valerie Longhurst, and now Board member and Texas State Representative Eric Johnson,” said Post. “As the ...
State Rep. ... trails of East Texas adjoining Louisiana and shared a lasting camaraderie with a group of men he greatly admires and loves.
AUSTIN - Texas will not pick another House Speaker the way it elected Joe Straus, if a leading Republican lawmaker has his way. State Rep.
A meeting between state Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over Confederate monuments on Capitol grounds ended ...
What can the moderate Republican's departure from the Texas Legislature mean for the GOP, ... Shortly after Straus' announcement, state Rep.
State Rep. ... State Rep. ... voters to the polls in order to close the seat gap in the Texas House. ... We need more women in the Texas house.
"It is an honor to represent the families of Anderson, Freestone, Hill, and Navarro Counties in the Texas House of Representatives. However ...
Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, has a laugh with state Rep. ... official paperwork for the Texas House of Representatives — had changed his story.
Smith said Richardson continuously pushed the Texas Department of ... At the Bob Richardson Law Firm, the former state representative ...
Plus: The Astros begin their quest for a World Series title, a search for a missing three-year-old comes to a tragic end in Dallas, and Texas's ...
Attorney Jim Dunnam in his office in Waco, Texas on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Dunham is a former state representative who is suing Baylor ...
After dozens of protesters filed into an event at Texas Southern University featuring House ... Dr. Lane went to the event to see State Rep.
Trey Martinez Fischer and state Rep. ... Trey Martinez Fischer announced Saturday that he is running for his old Texas House seat, setting up a primary battle with fellow San Antonio Democrat ... Martinez Fischer represented House District 116 from 2001 until he gave it up to run for Texas Senate in 2016.
Texas House Republicans agreed Friday to change their rules for selecting the next house speaker, potentially paving the way for a more conservative leader of the ... State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, closes the door as the House Republican Caucus prepares to meet in Austin on Dec. 1, 2017.
Following the news reports, several Texas lawmakers called for reviews of sexual harassment policies at the Capitol. State Rep. Donna Howard was among a group of female lawmakers in the House who had a conference call with House officials to discuss changes to the policy. "One of the things the ...


 

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