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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 »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on the Passing of Governor Mark White

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement following the passing of former Texas Governor Mark White: “Governor White leaves a legacy of service and commitment to the state of Texas. He gave up time away from his family and his career to make the Lone Star State a better place. I met… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced appointments to the Access to Justice Commission, the Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, the Energy Council, the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program Advisory Board, the Joint Oversight Committee on Government Facilities, the Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory… Read more »