Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Other Parts of The Paper: David Dewhurst-“After tracking the story all week, Brendan uncovers some audio of the lieutenant governor of Texas trying to get a family member out of jail.”
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has been under fire for placing a call to police. An attorney for Dewhurt’s family member says the entire incident was a huge mistake.
It’s a call that gained more attention than Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst may have ever expected. After Allen police arrested his step-niece for shoplifting Dewhurst personally called the police department to help her.
Demanding to talk to the “most senior police officer you have,” Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called the Allen Police Department earlier this month to try to spring a relative from jail for alleged shoplifting.
Politicians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.
This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote.
With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded and shouted for order.
Texas Republicans have spent two years and at least $1 million fighting to restore voting maps drawn by the GOP-dominated Legislature that were declared illegal in court.
The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.
Texas senators delivered a subtle rebuke to three-term Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, approving a bill that would limit future statewide office holders to two consecutive terms.