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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

No winners yet in Central Texas special elections

In Texas House District 17, former Caldwell County Commissioner John Cyrier will face Bastrop County entrepreneur Brent Golemon in a runoff election.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Real Time: Central Texas legislature special election results

Special election results for Jan. 6: HD-17 to replace Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington); SD-26 to replace Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio; and HD-123 to replace Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio). Results will be posted as they are...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Bexar County to replace Van de Putte, Villarreal in special election

Voters will pick a state senator and a state representative during a special election Tuesday to replace two legislators who resigned to run for San Antonio mayor.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Crowded field in special election for Caldwell, Bastrop state rep

Voters will have their pick of five candidates to replace State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt during a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Legislators look to help cut wait times at VA clinics

More attention is being paid to the quality of care at VA medical centers in Texas. Though the state is limited in what it can do to assist the federal facilities, legislators are still proposing possible methods...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Route to deal on cash for roads remains hazy

The effort to avert gridlock on Texas roads has brought gridlock to the Texas Capitol.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Transportation funding bill fails in House

A months-long effort to pass a controversial measure to boost transportation funding fell 16 votes short in the Texas House on Monday, dooming its chances in the current special session and setting the stage for Gov. Rick...

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Lawmakers trying again to award medal to Audie Murphy

The Texas House unanimously approved a concurrent resolution last week that directs Gov. Rick Perry to posthumously award a Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy. The resolution is now awaiting action in the Senate.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Redistricting is harder than it looked

The Texas Legislature’s redistricting mission was supposed to be easy-peasy: Zip in for a special session, ratify the court-drawn maps used as a stopgap in the 2012 elections, close the legislative books and go home.

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