News For Monday, May 27, 2013

Best and Worst Legislators: Your Turn to Choose

Texas Monthly's list of the best and worst legislators of the 83rd session doesn't come out until June 12, but why should Paul Burka and his colleagues have all the fun? Use this interactive between now and 6 p.m. Tuesday to select your own personal list. 

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for May 27, 2013

The sign in the House chamber signaling the end of the 83rd regular session at 5:03 PM May 27, 2013.
The sign in the House chamber signaling the end of the 83rd regular session at 5:03 PM May 27, 2013.

Your evening reading: Dewhurst says special session to begin this evening; redistricting committee assigned; Democrat criticizes House for inaction on immigration reform

Dewhurst Calls for Conservative Priorities in Special Session

Gov. Rick Perry, c, talks with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus after a military memorial ceremony in the Texas House chamber on May 25, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry, c, talks with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus after a military memorial ceremony in the Texas House chamber on May 25, 2013.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is urging Gov. Rick Perry to include a variety of conservative issues, such as the "fetal pain" and campus-carry measures, in the special session that Perry announced Monday. 

 

 

 

Perry Calls Special Legislative Session

Gov. Rick Perry leaves the House chamber after speaking and visiting with members on May 13, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry leaves the House chamber after speaking and visiting with members on May 13, 2013.

Gov. Rick Perry called lawmakers back into an immediate special session to consider redistricting for the Legislature and the Texans serving in Congress. But some legislators want him to expand the call to other issues. 

 

 

 

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