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Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Legislative Committee on Aging and Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, as chair of the Legislative Committee on Aging, and the reappointment of Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, to the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs. Upon making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “Sen. Campbell and Sen. Lucio will ensure… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills; Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels; and Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, to the Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding. Sen. Hancock has been designated as co-chair. Upon making… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. Sen. Taylor was also designated as co-chair. Upon making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “In recent days we have seen how important it… Read more »

Lt. Governor Visits Wharton & Fort Bend Counties Today

Plans to Visit a Dozen Storm-Ravaged Counties HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will continue visiting counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. Today he will travel to Wharton County where he and Gov. Greg Abbott will visit the emergency operations center and meet with local officials. The lieutenant governor will then travel… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Participates in Day of Prayer in Houston

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick participated in Day of Prayer services this morning at the Second Baptist Church in Houston. The lieutenant governor spoke and shared scripture at both the 9:30AM and 11:30AM services. “God have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Statement on SB 4 Court Ruling

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement after a U.S. District Judge in San Antonio placed an injunction on Senate Bill 4: “Over the last six years over 228,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails and charged with over 606,000 criminal offenses including homicide, rape, burglary, drug charges and… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Senate Commitment to Public Education

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement following a press conference held by over a dozen Texas senators: “Texas senators spoke out this morning on what has been one of my top priorities for over a decade since first serving on the Senate Education Committee and later as Education Chairman. Public education is… Read more »