Tribpedia: Patricia Harless

Eric Casebolt resigned from the McKinney Police Department after actions at a pool party on June 5, 2015.
Eric Casebolt resigned from the McKinney Police Department after actions at a pool party on June 5, 2015.

The Brief: June 9, 2015

A pair of protests was held in McKinney on Monday in response to police action dispersing a crowd at a pool party over the weekend as details emerged about the party itself.

State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, sits at his desk on the House floor with an airplane drawing and the "Come and Take It" slogan visible on May 27, 2011.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, sits at his desk on the House floor with an airplane drawing and the "Come and Take It" slogan visible on May 27, 2011.

New Lawmaker's Crusade Against Government is a Lonely One

In the just-ended legislative session, freshman state Rep. David Simpson made a name for himself — and not always a nice one — with his passionate push for the “anti-groping” airport bill and his outspoken stance against proposals he believed represented government intrusion into personal freedoms. 

Gov. Rick Perry delivering his State of the State address on Feb. 8, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry delivering his State of the State address on Feb. 8, 2011

Where Are Perry's Emergency Items?

With fewer than five weeks left in the regular session, none of Gov. Rick Perry's emergency items — voter ID, sanctuary cities, sonograms for women getting abortions, a federal balanced budget amendment, and eminent domain protection — have made it to his desk. 

State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, offers an amendment on SB14 voter ID legislation as House sponsor State Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring, (l) listens on March 23, 2011.
State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, offers an amendment on SB14 voter ID legislation as House sponsor State Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring, (l) listens on March 23, 2011.

Voter ID Passes House After Long, Emotional Debate

After more than 11 hours of debate, seven points of order, more than 60 amendments and nearly as many heated exchanges, a mentally vanquished and emotionally exhausted Texas House preliminarily approved the controversial voter ID bill late tonight.

HuTube: Behind the Scenes on Day One

In our latest HuTube video blog post, we take you to the Texas House on day one of the 82nd Legislative session. Come with us as we go through the new security system, visit with lawmakers and witness the election of the House Speaker.

And They're Off!

It's time to harvest the political speculations of the last several months: Democrats and Republicans have until January 4 to put their names on the ballots, or not, in anticipation of the March 2 primaries.