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Patrick Rose

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Guest column: State must kick in for higher education

Local State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) says the state should bear more of the responsibility for higher education if Texas is to develop a competitive workforce.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Give counties the authority to manage growth

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter wants the state to give counties better tools, and more authority, to help manage growth.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Rose’s bill on electric co-ops could do more harm than good

In this guest commentary, MIKE WILLIAMS argues that proposed legislation could do more harm than good to rural electric cooperatives.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Tenure roots Rose in House

Local State Representative Patrick Rose (left, with Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley on Election Night), demonstrates the bipartisan spirit that has characterized his four terms in the legislature. The present session is occupying Rose with...

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Rose carries big stick on human services issues

Patrick M. Rose is seeking to remake the state's school system for intellectually and developmentally disabled residents with a sweeping legislative package.

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Program responds to domestic violence

The Hays-Caldwell Woman's Center has joined in the Handbags for Hope program after seeing a 22 percent rise in people staying at its shelter in 2008.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Who's afraid of Chapter 36?

Charles O'Dell wants to know who is opposed to legislation granting more authority to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Letter to the editor: Rose must lead

Charles O'Dell says State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs), must give the Hays Trinity Groundwater District more clout.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Rose retains committee chair

Although the Texas House of Representatives is operating with a new speaker this session, local Rep. Patrick Rose has retained his chairmanship of the House Human Services Committee.

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Commissioners discuss legislative agenda

In addition to their other desires, Hays County commissioners hope they can survive the present session of the Texas Legislature without taking on more unfunded mandates.

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