Tribpedia: Charles Butt

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Billionaire Charles Butt is the chairman and CEO of H-E-B, a Texas-based grocery chain that does billions of dollars in sales every year. The family enterprise includes 300 stores and 56,000 employees.

H-E-B got its start a century ago in Kerrville, when Charles C. and Florence Butt opened their first store with an initial investment of $60. Their youngest ...

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Interactive: Track Public Education Donors

Whether they have a longstanding interest, like H-E-B CEO Charles Butt, or are branching into new territory, like Texans for Lawsuit Reform, some of the state's top political donors advocate for education issues. Use this interactive to track their contributions to the lawmakers who make decisions on policies affecting the 5 million students in Texas' public schools.

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, spoke Wednesday as Texas charter school supporters rallied at the Texas Capitol to lobby the Legislature for more funding.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, spoke Wednesday as Texas charter school supporters rallied at the Texas Capitol to lobby the Legislature for more funding.

In Education Reform Debate, One Group Stands Out

Raise Your Hand Texas has been a key player this session, impacting bills like Sen. Dan Patrick's charter school legislation. The advocacy organization's influence in policy negotiations has won it both respect and exasperation in education circles.

Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen listens to HB5 debate in House on March 26th, 2013. There are currently 165 amendments to the bill and debate is expected to go well into the night
Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen listens to HB5 debate in House on March 26th, 2013. There are currently 165 amendments to the bill and debate is expected to go well into the night

Charter Bill Brings New Players to Education Policy

Texas Weekly

As lawmakers work on charter school legislation, lobbyists better known for their work in other areas have been showing up regularly at education committee hearings. Most notable among those new faces has been Texans for Lawsuit Reform co-founder Dick Trabulsi.

McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and Dallas businessman H. Ross Perot were among the largest donors to Texas candidates and officeholders during the second half of 2009, according to state campaign reports.
McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and Dallas businessman H. Ross Perot were among the largest donors to Texas candidates and officeholders during the second half of 2009, according to state campaign reports.

Top Texas Political Donors in 2009

Houston homebuilder Bob Perry tops the list of the biggest donors to Texas candidates in the last half of 2009. McAllen developer Alonzo Cantu and Dallas businessman Ross Perot Sr. also gave large sums.