Texas

Update: Phelan Sworn In As Texas House Speaker On Opening Day Of 2021 Texas Legislative Session

Posted on · Lawmakers will convene at noon in the State Capitol, where new senators and representatives will be sworn in. Between the coronavirus pandemic and last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, many have concerns about safety today.

Politics

Larger Democratic Minority Poised To Push Texas Legislature Closer To Center

Posted on · Democrats picked up 12 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, giving them a greater voice in choosing Speaker Joe Straus’ replacement. They also elected two new senators, which could make it harder for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to advance conservative priorities.

Texas Elections 2018

Two House Democrats Say They’ll Run To Replace Sylvia Garcia In The Texas Senate

Posted on · Houston Democrat Sylvia Garcia hasn't yet stepped down from her Texas Senate seat after winning her congressional primary Tuesday, but Houston state Reps. Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado have already said they plan to run for it