Texas House Speaker Joe Straus waits for his next photo opportunity as he stands next to an American flag. Photo by Scott Ball.

Speaker Straus Looks to 2017 Session With Confidence

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, the keynote speaker at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, listed education, transportation, business and mental health investments as top priorities for the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature that opens next January.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R-Dist. 121) was keynote speaker at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Speaker Straus Sets His Fourth House Agenda

Investments in higher education, workforce development, and transportation, and reform in the state’s economic development incentive programs are on the to-do list of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus as he readies for his own expected re-election as House Speaker and the 84th session of the Texas Legislature.