San Antonio businessman, State Representative and Speaker of the Texas House.
Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight to support Steve Allison to be the next State Representative from District 121. #txlege https://t.co/w1nSR5o3De
Great time last night as Julie and I hosted the Texas Federation of Republican Women @TFRW at the Capitol. #txlege https://t.co/OaGz2jOrGp
Putting more state dollars into public education, as the Texas House has pushed to do, will help teachers and students, reduce the burden on local property taxes, and keep more local dollars in local schools. #txlege https://t.co/AL1YWnGERg
It’s good to be in Dallas tonight to support @LindaKoopHD102 and see some of our other House colleagues. #txlege https://t.co/oirjPUIEr9
It’s important to work with, and listen to, leaders who have been elected to local offices throughout Texas. #txlege https://t.co/uHxB0qld7o
Thank you to Jim Allison and the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas for the very warm welcome at today’s conference. #txlege https://t.co/mMU9ZAtQzE
Thank you to Jim Allison and the Association of Texas County Judges and Commissioners for the very warm welcome at today’s conference. #txlege https://t.co/ol0tVYvxsL
Honored to receive the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Association of Texas County Judges and Commissioners and visit with these locally elected leaders about the challenges facing their commmunities. #txlege https://t.co/pOQf4wWRbp
I want to thank Jonathan Gurwitz (@jgurwitz) for agreeing to serve on the Holocaust & Genocide Commission. Jonathan has served as board chair of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio and has done a lot to raise awareness of genocide in Darfur and elsewhere. #txlege
I’m proud to be helping @WillHurd, who is providing strong leadership for San Antonio and our entire country. (From the @TexasTribune Blast): https://t.co/qMiN3uq0G2
RT @1200WOAI: A lenghty standing ovation today as the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce thanks San Antonio’s Joe Straus as he prepares to ste…
RT @KimHarleSolisSA: Great @sachamber event honoring @SpeakerStraus Thank you Speaker for your leadership, character, statesmanship & ins…
RT @Lisa_D_Lewis: @SpeakerStraus says to @SanAntonioCofC: “No responsibility of the Texas Legislature is more important than funding our pu…
RT @sachamber: Thank you @SpeakerStraus for all you have done to make Texas and San Antonio such great places! We will truly miss having yo…
Looking forward to being with ⁦@sachamber⁩ on Monday. #txlege sachamber.org/events/journey…
Congratulations to @briantwoods1 of @NISD for being named Superintendent of the Year. #txlege twitter.com/tasanet/status…
Congratulations to Jeff Wheatcraft, a science teacher at Alamo Heights Junior Schools, who has been named Texas Secondary Teacher is the Year. ⁦@AHISD⁩ #txlege tasanet.org/site/default.a…
Good to be in Houston on Thursday to support @SarahforHD134, who is a relentless advocate for transparency in government and ethics reform. #txlege https://t.co/DLnIqJPbyf
RT @scottbraddock: Texas House @SpeakerStraus on the passing of #JohnMcCain #txlege https://t.co/d9LrWbtzKA
I really appreciate today’s recognition from Edgar Morales, Col. Fred Solis and the Alamo Pachyderm Club. #txlege https://t.co/3wzFadFyjS
RT @OfficialATPE: Today, 2018-19 ATPE State President Byron Hildebrand presented ATPE's highest honor, the Judy Coyle Liberty Award, to @Sp…
The President’s refusal to condemn Russia’s attack on our democracy gravely undermines our country & principles, & his posture toward Putin has unfortunately left us more vulnerable. This is about American security & the very foundation of our democracy, which must be protected.
RT @ELabhart: Thank you @SpeakerStraus for supporting public education! Highly deserving of this honor! twitter.com/officialatpe/s…
I’m honored and grateful to receive this recognition from Texas teachers. #txed #txlege twitter.com/officialatpe/s…
I’m looking forward to serving as Grand Marshal of this year’s Ford Holiday River Parade. #txlege twitter.com/thesariverwalk…
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day as we celebrate this remarkable country. #txlege https://t.co/hfJxF4vByV
The House has had a very productive week of hearings on many important issues, including school safety, managed care, mental health and substance abuse. Thank you Members for your work. #txlege
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@SpeakerStraus on @Hardball: "I think it’s really important to hold all of our public officials accountable, especially…
Elected officials from both parties, business & faith leaders, millions of Americans and I have called on President Trump to stop the cruel policies that have increased family separations at the border. It’s encouraging that the President is now looking to do so. #txlege
RT @eramshaw: .@SpeakerStraus to Donald Trump: Children’s suffering should not be used to deter illegal immigration https://t.co/jmosxmJngu
Please read Laura Bush’s powerful piece about the Trump administration’s immoral policy of separating families at the border. The policy needs to end. #txlege washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura…
I agree with Speaker Ryan that the policy of separating children from their parents at the border is wrong. Washington should act quickly to end it. #txlege texastribune.org/2018/06/14/pau…
RT @scottbraddock: GOP @SpeakerStraus with Republican ladies at the @TFRW "Margaritas with Senioritas" #rptcon18 #txlege https://t.co/xj1q3…
The people who took their boats into the water during Harvey were not storm-watchers. They were heroes who went toward danger to rescue friends, neighbors, strangers. Texans helping Texans in a time of desperate need. #txlege twitter.com/houstonchron/s…
RT @JISDPD_Chief: .@TSDPCA supports efforts to improve@school safety!! We appreciate you @SpeakerStraus twitter.com/speakerstraus/…
I've issued 9 more committee charges focused on improving school safety. I hope these charges will produce solutions that can be implemented before school starts in August, as well as ideas that can be considered when #txlege meets again. house.state.tx.us/news/press-rel…
Please take time today to honor and remember, as we always should, the brave men and women who lost their lives while defending and protecting our country. #txlege
I'm naming the following members to a workgroup that will recommend ways the House can continue to combat sexual harassment in the Legislature: Reps. Koop & Howard (co-chairs), plus Reps. Button, Dale, Collier, Ortega, Herrero, Oliverson, VanDeaver, Wu. #txlege
RT @FourPriceTX: Good morning from the Texas Capitol. At 10 am the third hearing of the House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abu…
RT @mishshel: Thanks for being a champion for ALL Texas students, @SpeakerStraus! #txed #txlege twitter.com/speakerstraus/…
Congratulations to all of the students across Texas who are graduating this weekend. I look forward to speaking at the @txst McCoy College of Business commencement Saturday. #txlege twitter.com/sanmarcosrecor…
Thank you teachers for the time, talent, energy & care that you invest in our children. Every day, teachers make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of millions of students. Texas is better because of it. #txlege #TeacherAppreciationDay
Thank you to Roxanne Bond, Annette Rodriguez and all involved with @Child_Shelter. I could not be more grateful to receive this year's Angel of the Shelter Award from an organization that does such important work for kids in our community. #txlege https://t.co/Gtvh7kScva
RT @TXAllianceCFS: “In children’s darkest hours, @Child_Shelter begins to restore hope in their lives” said @SpeakerStraus - humbling messa…
RT @KENS5: San Antonio's Tricentennial celebrations kick into high gear starting this week. bit.ly/2r9Ej4j
RT @JohnLHAtDell: Great to hear from @SpeakerStraus at tonight's @UTAustin Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life dinner, reminding us of…
RT @SarahforHD134: Enjoyed listening to @SpeakerStraus this morning @HRBC1 talking about REAL issues that affect ALL Texans...water, infras…
RT @DeborahKnappTV5: Sharing memories of former First Lady Barbara Bush @SpeakerStraus was scheduled to have lunch with Mrs. Bush and the f…
Mrs. Bush did not just shape the people in her family, which includes some of our finest public servants. She was, herself, a very consequential leader on the world and national stages. facebook.com/SpeakerJoeStra… #txlege
Please continue to keep former First Lady Barbara Bush in your thoughts and prayers. facebook.com/SpeakerJoeStra… #txlege
Thank you Jon Barela and the Borderplex Alliance for hosting me in El Paso today. Good to see a lot of friends in this great community. #txlege https://t.co/9tp67iSLqg
Thank you to these Members for agreeing to serve on the House Select Committee on Cybersecurity: @VoteGiovanni (Chair), @vote4ina, @TonyDaleTX, @CesarJBlanco & Rep. Jay Dean. I appreciate the work they will do on this issue. #txlege
Thank you to these Members for agreeing to serve on the Joint Interim Committee on Disclosure of Emergency Call Information: @toddahunter (Chair), @GinaForAustin, @Bailesfortx, @justinaholland & @jarvisjohnsontx. #txlege
RT @goodwillsa: We attended the @NAMI_SanAntonio Visionary Award Luncheon honoring Speaker of the House, @SpeakerStraus for his advocacy of…
Grateful for this recognition and for the chance to visit today with those who are working to improve behavioral health care in our community. #txlege twitter.com/GilbertSATX/st…
I have appointed @RepLongoria, the Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee, to fill an open spot on the Legislative Budget Board. Thank you for your service and continued leadership. #txlege
Thank you Alamo Heights retired teachers for hosting me Thursday and for your years of outstanding service. #txlege https://t.co/8ysx9AkzmL
My family and I really enjoyed being part of the Witte Museum Tricentennial speakers conference with Mary Margaret McAllen and many other friends who gathered to discuss SA’s first 300 years. #txlege https://t.co/7phz0UnZl5
Our thoughts are with the people of Austin. Thank you to law enforcement and all who are working to protect the public and provide justice for the victims of these terrible acts.
Please keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers. #txlege twitter.com/houstonchron/s…
Great story about Alamo Heights HS basketball as the Mules head to the state final four. @AHISD #txlege #txed expressnews.com/sports/high_sc…
RT @SA_ACADEMY: 7th graders were honored to meet Texas Speaker of the House of Representatives Joe Straus today on the floor of the Texas H…
Today I got to thank the volunteers who lead the annual Holiday Wishes campaign, which helps children in the care of CPS have a brighter holiday. Grateful for their work with Partnerships for Children on this. #txlege https://t.co/FekdKaor1D
It was a good night as voters showed strong support for the members of the Texas House. Congratulations to our members on their well-earned victories. #txlege
RT @reedgalen: .@SpeakerStraus shows that good politics, good policy and good people can make a difference and win elections. https://t.co/…
Not enough Texans vote in primary elections. Let's begin to change that today. Polls are open until 7 p.m. #txlege https://t.co/ZNfrwsdmUN
RT @NOWCastSA: "The March 6 primary is not your last chance to influence government's direction from Washington on down, but it is one of y…
Great day for San Antonio as we opened the new Family Adventure Garden at the @SABotGarden. #txlege https://t.co/sIgr6PbgDk
If you don't make it to the polls this evening, Friday is the last day of early voting. We need more Texans voting in these key primary contests. #txlege https://t.co/PLPoA5qheW
Got a chance to visit with school superintendents this morning and thank them for the strong local leadership they provide across Texas. #txlege twitter.com/jcostilla/stat…
Thank you to the @ntxcommission for hosting me today to highlight the importance of voting in the primaries and discuss challenges ahead for our state. #txlege https://t.co/Ymjlvz11oV
Teachers, parents, taxpayers need to be heard from in the primary elections. Polls are open this weekend. #txlege joestraus.org/newsletter_pol…
RT @KimHarleSolisSA: "Thank you Speaker Straus from the bottom of my heart, my Longhorn heart, for your dedication to higher education." -…
Good to visit with the latest Leadership San Antonio class today about education's critical role in economic development. #LSA300 #txlege https://t.co/LBWsWs7UXj
Thank you to the following Texans for agreeing to serve on the P-Tech Advisory Council: Dr. Thomas Randle of Lamar Consolidated ISD, Rosena Garcia of Alamo Colleges District, Sandy Dochen of IBM & Glenn Johnson of BASF. #txlege
I wrote a guest column for the Houston Chronicle about the need for more Texans to vote in primary elections. #txlege houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outloo…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Straus: Texans, make your voices heard in primaries houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editor… via @HoustonChron
RT @ChronOpinion: Opinion | Joe Straus says: Go register to vote! houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editor…
This audit is troubling. Taxpayers have a right to expect that HHSC will hold providers to the requirements of their contracts. #txlege expressnews.com/news/local/art…
I'm sorry I could not be there in person this morning to accept, but I want to thank the Texas Association of Mid-Size Schools (which includes @AHISD) for the Golden Apple Award. #txlege #txed
I appreciate our appointees on the School Finance Commission. #txlege twitter.com/nicolekConley/…
Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who work together on behalf of more than 5 million students across Texas. #txlege twitter.com/txstatepta/sta…
Thank you to @AlamoAreaCOG for this recognition and to all of the locally elected officials who provide leadership for our region. #txlege twitter.com/AlamoAreaCOG/s…
RT @NEISD: After monitoring the forecasts for tomorrow NEISD will cancel school on Tuesday Jan. 16 to ensure the safety of students and all…
Today we honor the remarkable life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King. #txlege #MLKDay2018 https://t.co/7ALVE23hWr
Thank you @dr_sheffield, @DonnaHowardTX & @BurnsForTexas for agreeing to serve on the Joint Committee on Prescribing & Dispensing Controlled Substances. Rep. Sheffield will co-chair. #txlege
RT @pfikac: Millions of dollars will help upgrade, then replace San Antonio State Hospital expressnews.com/news/local/art… via @expressnews
I’m grateful for your support of our work and priorities over the last year. #txlege https://t.co/6yFwXHKKwN
Happy to announce this morning that I'm appointing Randy Erben to the Texas Ethics Commission. #txlege
Thank you to the House's new appointees to the Sunset Advisory Commission: Reps. Paddie, Lambert & Nevarez. I'm also appointing Ron Steinhart of Dallas as our public member. #txlege @chrispaddie @poncho_nevarez
Today I'm appointing 5 members to the Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding: @TrentAshbyTX (co-chair), @DonnaHowardTX, @RepJRod, @RaneyForTexas & Rep. Geanie Morrison. Thank you for serving. #txlege
Ruth Jones McClendon was a tireless fighter for justice...a person of principle and decency. Each of us who served w/ her was inspired by her integrity and tenacity. #txlege https://t.co/EgUehmwEnb
Ruth Jones McClendon was a tireless fighter for justice...a person of pinciple and decency who spoke for those whose voice is too often not heard. #txlege facebook.com/SpeakerJoeStra…
Thank you to these Madison High School students from @neisd for their beautiful Christmas performance in the Capitol yesterday. #txlege https://t.co/HzG3NCJFo1
RT @HealthyTexans: Thank you @SpeakerStraus for standing up for Texas children and good policy #ExtendCHIP #txlege twitter.com/speakerstraus/…
Bill McRaven has provided strong, visionary leadership for the UT System. I'm grateful that he’s served our state in this capacity. #txlege
 
 
 
 
 
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