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Greetings, Texans! I've been grateful to spend this past month in the district connecting with constituents and attending many events throughout the area. Today, I'm in Austin attending a meeting of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to discuss…
Volume 5, No. 11 Hello, Texans! The Texas Legislature adjourned on Monday Sine Die, which means "without a day" or "indefinitely" in Latin. That means unless Governor Abbott calls a Special Session, the Texas Legislature will be dismissed until January…
Volume 5, No. 10 Greetings, Texans! Today marks the 130th day of the 85th Texas Legislative Session. There are ten days left until sine die, the last day of the regular session. Governor Abbott has stated that he believes there…
Volume 5, No. 9 Hello! It is May 5th and many Texans are celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, the anniversary of the date the Mexican army won the Battle of Puebla over France in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).…
Friday, April 21 2017

The Capitol Review Vol 5, No. 8

Volume 5, No. 8 Hello and Happy San Jacinto Day, Texans! On this day in 1836, Texan forces defeated Santa Anna's army at the Battle of San Jacinto. Also, on this day in 1888, the Texas Capitol formally opened to…
Friday, April 07 2017

The Capitol Review Vol 5, No. 7

Volume 5, No. 7 Hello! It’s Friday in Austin, and the House debated SB 1, the Appropriations Bill, until 1:30am this morning. We began Thursday by presenting three bills in the House Special Purpose Districts Committee at 7:30am, then I…
Friday, March 24 2017

The Capitol Review Vol 5, No. 6

Volume 5, No. 6 Hello, Texans! Today is the 74th day of the 85th Legislature. We are past the halfway mark in terms of days, but there is much more work to do! This week, we are covering the following…
Friday, March 10 2017

The Capitol Review Vol 5, No. 5

Hello, Texans! It’s March 10th, a big day in the Texas Legislature. Today is the 60th day of the 85th Legislative Session. Today is also the bill filing deadline, though local bills are not subject to this deadline. As of…
Friday, February 24 2017

The Capitol Review Vol 5, No. 4

Volume 5, No. 4 Hello! On this day, February 24, 1836, Colonel William Barrett Travis' wrote a letter from the Alamo where he famously claimed, "I shall never surrender or retreat." You can read the entirety of his letter here.…
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