Legislature Ends With Lt. Gov. Patrick Denying 2018 PlansTexas lawmakers are shifting back into campaign mode now that the legislative session is over, but Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he's not among them.
Texas Legislature Ends 2015 SessionTexas House Speaker Joe Straus excused his chamber just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, shortly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, adjourned the upper chamber.
Texas 'John Wayne Day' Honors Actor's BirthdayWearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.
Patrick Asks Texans To Protect MarriageLt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged a gathering of religious conservatives to become an army of supporters to help him oppose abortion, protect marriage and defend the Constitution.
Patrick Says 'Open Carry' Not Top PriorityAfter pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now said that it is not a State Senate priority and he does not have the votes to pass it.
New Lt. Gov. Patrick Promises More Conservative TexasTea party favorite Dan Patrick has been sworn in as Texas' new lieutenant governor and will oversee the powerful state Senate.
Abbott Sworn In As New Texas GovernorAfter spending 14 years as the governor, Rick Perry watched as his successor is sworn into the office on Tuesday.
Final Preps Underway For Inauguration In AustinFor the first time in 14 years, Texas will swear in a new Governor.
Patrick To Detail State Legislative PrioritiesIncoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is set to detail promises of tax cuts and other priorities for the legislative session during a media address scheduled for next week in Austin.
Texas Senate's Top Insurgent Becomes Its ChiefFormer Tea Party and Texas Senate lion now Lt. Governor.
Governor-Elect Abbott Ready To WorkAt a news conference on Wednesday, Greg Abbott said that he's done celebrating. "It is time to put the election behind us and to begin a process of going to work," he said.
Lt. Gov. Candidates Patrick, Van de Putte Go On Attack In Debate The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor tore into one another during their only scheduled debate, clashing on immigration, education and tax policy while accusing each other of misrepresenting their legislative records.