Commentary: This past week was an extraordinary one in San Antonio because a lot of public officials and community leaders have quietly been doing a lot of things right this year.
Holt Cat CEO Peter J. Holt and former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will lead a new steering committee focused on improving early education in San Antonio.
Commentary: What the 10 Republicans on Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s would-be hit list have in common: They all voted against one of Bonnen’s pet bills.
Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announces the creation of a political action committee focusing on “a thoughtful, responsible approach to governing.”
For the first time in a decade, the Texas Legislature has opened its session without San Antonio’s Joe Straus in the powerful post of Speaker of the House. Happily, his spirit is still strong in Austin.
The emergence of a new House speaker all but guarantees a different dynamic among the state’s top three political leaders.
Twenty-two years after joining the Texas House as its youngest member, sState Rep. Dennis Bonnen is poised to take over the chamber’s reins on Jan. 8.
In a conversation with Tribune CEO Evan Smith, Straus launched jabs at two fellow Republicans: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and President Donald Trump.
Both Celina Montoya and Steve Allison oppose the use of vouchers to provide school choice outside the public school system.
The race to replace Straus is the talk of the Texas House, but it’s just the most visible part of a power shift that affects every state representative’s standing.