Zerwas on Texas budget, school choice and bathroom bill (video) Full video of Evan Smith's 2/23 conversation with Texas House Appropriations Chair John Zerwas, R-Richmond. by Texas Tribune Staff Feb. 23, 2017 5 PM 1 The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Full video of Evan Smith's 2/23 conversation with Texas House Appropriations Chair John Zerwas, R-Richmond. Get The Brief Never miss a moment in Texas politics with our daily newsletter. Hide all comments Comment Policy The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. All comments are shown in Central Time. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts. You must be logged in to leave a comment. | Login | Sign Up Your Comment Read More Comments Support our nonprofit newsroom. Donate now.