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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on Harvey Impact in Kingwood Area

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following his visit to the Kingwood, Lake Houston, Lake Conroe and the San Jacinto River areas yesterday: “Yesterday, I toured Kingwood, Lake Houston, Lake Conroe and the San Jacinto River to view the impact of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. This was my 5th visit… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Congratulates Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, today, presented Interim Chief of Police, Brian Manley of the Austin Police Department with a certificate of recognition and a Texas flag for his leadership in the recent operation that led to finding the Austin bomber. “It is a great honor to recognize Interim Chief of Police Brian Manley… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces New Chief of Staff

Longtime COS, Logan Spence, to Step Down Darrell Dávila Named New Chief   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that his longtime Chief of Staff, Logan Spence, is stepping aside to enter the private sector. He will be replaced by the lieutenant governor’s current General Counsel, Darrell D. Dávila, effective April 2. “Logan… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Names Birdwell Chair of Natural Resources & Economic Development

Campbell Appointed to Senate Finance Committee   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, Chair of the Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee today and named Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, to the Senate Finance Committee. “Sen. Birdwell is a proven and respected conservative leader who will bring his no-nonsense approach… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Statement on Sanctuary Cities Ruling

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement this evening in response to a ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that upheld almost all of Senate Bill 4, the Texas legislation that bans sanctuary cities: “Senate Bill 4 was a top priority for me because… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Martinez to Child Fatality Review Team Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed Leticia “Letty” Martinez to the Child Fatality Review Team Committee. Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “I am confident that Letty Martinez will work diligently with the Child Fatality Review Team Committee to ensure we are doing everything… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement Following Uresti Verdict

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the announcement of the guilty verdicts against Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio: “I have confidence in our judicial system and the jury has spoken. Though I recognize that Sen. Uresti is entitled to exercise his right to appeal, my first priority is to the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Asks Attorney General to Review Human Smuggling and/or Human Trafficking Arrest in San Antonio for Potential Violations of Sanctuary Cities Ban

AUSTIN – Tonight I sent the following letter to Attorney General Ken Paxton: The Honorable Ken Paxton, Attorney General Office of the Attorney General P.O. Box 12548 Austin, Texas 78711-2548 Re: Potential Violation of Sanctuary Cities Ban Dear Attorney General Paxton: I am very troubled by the recent news reports of the San Antonio police… Read more »

Patrick: We Must Do All We Can to Protect Our Law Enforcement Officers

Lt. Gov. Helps Launch SB 12 Protective Vests Program in Dallas   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was in Dallas today to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and join Gov. Greg Abbott in announcing the first round of grant funding for Senate Bill 12 — the purchase of protective vests for law enforcement officers… Read more »