After more than a decade with Rick Perry and David Dewhurst at the helm, Texas on Tuesday welcomed – with music, dancing and (literally) tons of barbecue – Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick to the offices of governor and lieutenant governor. 

Here's a selection of what journalists, state officials and others shared on social media, along with the Tribune's on-the-ground reporting from the inauguration celebration.  

Meet Paige: Our new Facebook Messenger bot helps you keep track of the 85th Legislature. Subscribe by messaging HELLO to m.me/texastribune.org. Learn more.

Show 12 comments
Be a citizen, not a spectator.

Become a member today and support our nonprofit newsroom.