On Friday afternoon, the Republican state representative from Longview talked about why he ran for speaker, the real reason he quit the race and what happens next.Full Story
The 2013 Race
House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, is seeking a third term in one of the most powerful jobs in Texas politics. But he’s facing a challenge from Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, a Tea Party favorite who entered as another speaker hopeful bowed out of the race.
Initially, Straus’ only challenger was state Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola ...
Pomp and circumstance filled the pink dome for the start of the 83rd Texas legislative session on Tuesday, and the Tribune cameras were there to capture the scenes.Full Story
Legislators, journalists and others shared thousands of tweets and photos on Tuesday, the first day of the 83rd legislative session. Check out this selection of what they shared.Full Story