Houston Matters

Wednesday’s Show: Dennis Bonnen’s Demise And The Week In Politics (Oct. 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: In our weekly political roundup, we discuss the news that Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen won’t seek reelection after a recent scandal. Plus a local organization celebrates the 80th birthday of Blue Note Records.

Politics

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Offered Media Access To Empower Texans, Suggested It Target Certain Republicans, Recording Shows

Posted on · Bonnen also spoke disparagingly about multiple Democrats, calling one House member “vile” and suggesting that another’s “wife’s gonna be really pissed when she learns he’s gay.”

Politics

Texas Democrats Sue Over Michael Quinn Sullivan And House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Meeting

Posted on · In their lawsuit, the Democrats contend Bonnen, Sullivan and state Rep. Dustin Burrows violated campaign finance laws and demanded that Sullivan produce a recording of the meeting that he has so far played only for select Republicans.