Straus announced last fall that he would not seek re-election as the District 121 representative, capping a 13-year tenure in the Legislature.
Six Republicans and one Democrat are vying for the seat of House District 121, the Northside district represented by outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus.
The State Republican Executive Committee on Saturday dinged Texas House Speaker Joe Straus for standing in the way of the party leadership group’s priorities.
The year’s top story in San Antonio for this journalist is an easy call: Politics.
To reflect on all the comings and goings, the Rivard Report compiled a highly subjective list of what’s in the rearview mirror as we leave 2017 behind.
House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday praised Alabamians for voting against Roy Moore and tied the implications of that vote to next year’s Texas elections.
While Joe Straus is voluntarily stepping down as speaker, the day many view as pivotal to putting him in that position of power was far less orderly.
House Speaker Joe Straus has said he will resign at the end of his term, prompting a scramble for control of the lower chamber.
The projected race between O’Rourke and Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is shaping up to be one of the most-watched contests in the November 2018 elections.
The odds favor those who wager that a year from now, voters still won’t have a solid idea who will replace Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House.