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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

SANTA FE – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following today’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas: “We are mourning the victims of the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe. We are heartbroken and outraged by this loss. Gov. Greg Abbott and I are committed to using every resource we… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today, after the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, mother to former Texas governor and U.S. President George W. Bush and grandmother to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush: “Former First Lady Barbara Bush was… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Issues Interim Charge on Grid Reliability

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today after issuing an interim charge to the Senate Business and Commerce Committee to examine the 2018 electric reliability forecasts announced by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The Senate Business and Commerce Committee is chaired by Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills: “Texas is… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Addresses Texas Retired Teachers Association

Underscores Commitment to Pension and Health Care Benefits that are Available to Teachers Forever   SAN ANTONIO – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick addressed the statewide conference of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) in San Antonio this morning underscoring his commitment to maintain the integrity of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and TRS Care. “My… Read more »

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 »