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Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointment to Partnership Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, to the Partnership Advisory Commission. Upon making the appointment Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “In a state the size of Texas, it is critical that our elected leaders are thorough and thoughtful to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Asks Attorney General to Clarify Law Allowing Texans to Carry Handguns and Provide Security in Texas Churches

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Attorney General Ken Paxton today to clarify Texas law regarding regulations for handgun licensees and security teams in Texas churches: “The recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs was an immense tragedy, the likes of which I pray to never see again. I know many are thankful for the… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on Texas Senate Christmas Tree

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today on the Texas Senate Christmas tree: “When I became lieutenant governor, I reinstituted the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a Christmas Tree in the Senate Chamber for the first time in 70 years. Jan and I were proud to be joined by First Lady… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Participates in Astros World Series Victory Parade

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was proud to join the Houston Astros World Series Victory Parade in Houston today. The lieutenant governor issued this statement following the parade: “The World Series victory by the Astros demonstrates what we have known all along — this is a team of champions and they have won the… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Makes Appointments to Texas Legislative Council & Compact Facility Legislative Oversight Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today appointed six Texas senators to the Texas Legislative Council. The Texas Legislative Council assists the legislature in drafting proposed legislation, conducts investigations and studies, and makes reports to the legislature. The Lt. Governor’s appointees are:   Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on President’s Nomination of Ryan Patrick for US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today following President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of his son Ryan Patrick for United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas: “Jan and I are obviously very proud of our son Ryan. The selection process was extremely competitive and involved a series of interviews and… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Names Three to Assist in Selection of Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artists Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed three individuals to assist the Texas Commission on the Arts in the selection of the Texas poet laureate, the Texas state musician, and two Texas artists for two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. The selections will be made later next year. The individuals named by the lieutenant governor are:… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces P-TECH Advisory Council Appointments

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the following appointments to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Advisory Council today:   Dr. Brenda Hellyer – Pasadena, Chancellor, San Jacinto Community College Dr. Keith Bryant – Lubbock, Superintendent, Lubbock-Cooper ISD Mario Lozoya – San Antonio, Director of Government Relations, External Affairs Department, Toyota… Read more »