San Antonio businessman and fifth-generation Texan working to promote responsible, constructive leadership.
It was great to be at Tuesday’s event supporting Texas Supreme Court Justice @BrettBusby. https://t.co/MWdrY5oVST
@SpeakerStraus in @Newsweek: U.S. Supreme Court should protect LGBTQ community from workplace discrimination newsweek.com/im-texan-repub… #txlege
I am proud to support Rep. Steve Allison, who is doing a great job as our State Representative. Steve is a champion for students in our public schools and for taxpayers. #txlege https://t.co/sYwiwg2Tyy
I am proud to support Rep. Steve Allison, who is doing a great job as our State Representative. Steve is a champion for students in our public schools and for taxpayers. #txlege https://t.co/7pEZYYrtWN
I agree with legislators from both parties in both chambers of the Legislature who have called for a reprieve in the Rodney Reed case until all evidence has been fully evaluated. texastribune.org/2019/11/05/rod…
I spent time Tuesday with students in the Zachry Leadership Program at @TAMU. Great group of students with a lot of smart questions. #txlege #GigEm https://t.co/eXrdItUZfo
In Bryan today with community leaders Matt Doss, Lynn Elliott and others to support @RaneyForTexas. #txlege https://t.co/HWyOGfvyMb
Great event in Dallas last night for @arepublicantx. I am proud to support ART in its effort to re-elect Republican legislators such as @AngieChenButton and @MorganMeyerTX. #txlege https://t.co/Nh9WOxFUnP
Great event in Dallas last night for @arepublicanstx. I am proud to support ART in its effort to re-elect Republican legislators such as @AngieChenButton and @MorganMeyerTX. #txlege https://t.co/BKU7AFZGJH
“In order to build our economy, in order to build the prosperous, inclusive future we desire for San Antonio, we have to invest in our people.” Time for San Antonio to address workforce challenges, by Peter J. Holt. expressnews.com/opinion/commen…
RT @TXMind: Happy Veterans Day! At MMHPI, we’re honored to work toward a system where every veteran and their family will receive the menta…
Through initiatives such as the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court, it's important that we continue to help and support those who have given so much to our country and our communities. #VeteransDay expressnews.com/news/local/art…
Thank you @RivardReport for hosting a great discussion at #sacityfest. I enjoyed being a part of it. #txlege https://t.co/16E7YvSevV
I’m grateful to Kris Coons and the Bexar County Republican Women for hosting me at today’s meeting. https://t.co/piQGLlwzD6
This week I attended The Path Forward Summit, held in conjunction w/ the Summit on Mental Health Culture Change. Thank you @APAPsychiatric, @ntlalliancehealth, @TXMind and @HackettCenter for your important leadership on behavioral health issues . #txlege https://t.co/S7rqm7DW07
Great to be part of the @DRC Year Ahead Summit and talk about the importance of investing in public education and other ways to keep our economy strong. #txlege https://t.co/1rZoNxCWqw
RT @TXMind: Last night, MMHPI was proud to honor a true Texas legend. We are thankful to Tom Luce for his years of service to the State of…
Angie, your story is inspiring. #txlege twitter.com/angiechenbutto…
I was honored to receive this award and I’m grateful for all who engage in an honest, constructive debate about the future of this state. #txlege twitter.com/CPPP_TX/status…
Today I had the chance to visit with Dean Angela Evans and students from the @TheLBJSchool as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Leader Series. Enjoyed our conversation about leadership and public service. https://t.co/L883XAm9Y8
Great to be with the women of @TFRW this evening as they honored an outstanding legislator, @SarahforHD134, and other great leaders. #txlege https://t.co/fCnjZFtrgz
RT @MarkWigginsTX: On leadership, @SpeakerStraus says, “Listen to facts, set the right priorities, treat others with respect...” “Nobody w…
Congratulations to my friend Karen Newton, the President of @TFRW, for winning the prestigious Ronald Reagan Leadership Award from @NFRW (presented by fellow Texan Jody Rushton). Karen is a great Republican leader. #txlege twitter.com/tfrw/status/11…
Thank you ⁦@TXMind⁩ for inviting me to kick off this morning’s #engageexcel legislative panel on behavioral health reforms that help transform communities. #txlege https://t.co/aetowDdFxq
Important read on the work of Tom Luce, Margaret Spellings and @Texas2036: Texas 2036 founder says planning for Texas’ future can’t wait. #txlege houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t…
Important read on the work of Tom Luce, Margaret Spelling and @Texas2036: Texas 2036 founder says planning for Texas’ future can’t wait. #txlege houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t…
Toyota, Navistar and Apple have all recently announced that they are bringing more manufacturing jobs to Texas. This is good for our state and shows we have the right business climate for attracting jobs and investment. #txlege
I am proud and honored to join Peter J. Holt in leading this effort to improve early childhood education in San Antonio. therivardreport.com/joe-straus-pet…
RT @1mind4research: Such a great discussion today at today's #OneMindatWork #2019GlobalForum! twitter.com/TXMind/status/…
RT @TXMind: At today’s @1mind4research #2019GlobalForum, Andy Keller, Tom Insel & @SpeakerStraus led engaging discussion on how states like…
Having a citizen Legislature that meets for 140 days every 2 years generally works very well. But gun violence is a crisis that cannot wait 16 months for legislative action. Texas needs a special session. #txlege houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outloo…
I was proud to appoint @nicolekConley of @AustinISD to the School Finance Commission before the last legislative session and it’s great to see that her leadership is getting recognized. #txlege bizjournals.com/austin/news/20…
As we recognize the importance and value of work on this #LaborDay, we are especially grateful to the first responders, doctors and many others who were called into duty after Saturday’s horrific shooting in West Texas.
Lila Cockrell was a pioneer and a visionary. https://t.co/EkVCPmiuYs
In honor of Senator John McCain, who passed away 1 year ago today, let’s remember that even small #ActsofCivility can make a major difference in our politics and our daily lives. mccaininstitute.org/farewell-state…
Glad to see my friend and State Representative, ⁦@stevefortx⁩, running for re-election. Rep. Allison is a strong supporter of public education and a great legislator for our community. #txlege stevefortexas.com/2019/08/16/sta…
Kudos to ⁦@TAMU⁩ for launching Aggie ACHIEVE, a 4-year certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First of its kind in Texas. statesman.com/news/20190817/…
My new piece for @DMNOpinion: Combating hatred and violence requires moral credibility from all our political leaders. dallasnews.com/opinion/commen…
Will Hurd has set the standard in this country for principled, solutions-focused leadership, and we should all be grateful for the way he has conducted himself during this chapter of his service. #txlege https://t.co/lkdqahPSaj
"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country." -- Marquis de Lafayette Happy Independence Day to you and your family!
RT @TFFpac: Congressman @HurdOnTheHill: "Such scenes of desperation are not new to those of us who live in border communities...I welcome t…
RT @TFFpac: Texas 2036 is putting a needed spotlight on our state's greatest challenges and opportunities as we head toward our Bicentennia…
Thank you for your work on behalf of Texas children. twitter.com/pastors4txkids…
Today I am launching Texas Forever Forward, a new PAC that will promote a thoughtful approach to governing to ensure a brighter future for Texas. Honored that Justice Wallace Jefferson will serve as Treasurer. Please follow @TFFpac. Texasforeverforward.com
Today I am launching Texas Forever Forward, a new committee that will promote a thoughtful approach to governing to ensure a brighter future for Texas. Honored that Justice Wallace Jefferson will serve as Treasurer. Please follow @TFFpac. texasforeverforward.com
"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance w/ a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free," General Granger said in 1865. Today, we celebrate that freedom & recognize there is much more work ahead to create opportunity for all Texans.
This poll provides further evidence that Texans do not support discrimination. A pro-business state is welcoming and inclusive. #txlege twitter.com/cbs11jack/stat…
Looks like these members survived their first session in the Texas House. Good to see them at today’s @arepublicantx lunch and thank them for their work on behalf of our state. #txlege https://t.co/oTuGAWltcN
Let’s all remember today, and throughout the year, the brave Americans who lost their lives in service to our country, as well as their families. https://t.co/IaLXdAM5nR
Earlier this week, it was my honor to provide the closing keynote at the @TAASA conference in San Antonio and thank these great Texans for their compassion, their goodness, and their tireless commitment to justice. #txlege https://t.co/JBTXqhhx3Z
Having met w/ these women & after talking to advocates (including at the @TAASA conference this week), it's encouraging to hear the proposed budget requires the State Auditor to examine the investigation & processing of sexual assault cases. #txlege nytimes.com/2019/05/23/us/…
RT @TAASA: Thank you, @SpeakerStraus, for encouraging us all to work together as Texans in this movement to end sexual violence. We are ene…
As we wrap up #TeacherAppreciationWeek, it's worth saying one more time: Thank you, teachers, for your work, your commitment, your passion, and the care you show as you go about the work of educating our children.
Thank you Dr. Matthew Wilson and the ⁦@SMUTowerCenter⁩ for hosting a great discussion on public service and governing. #txlege https://t.co/XYQQZOLHeW
Great to visit with my friends from @TFRW for a few minutes on Friday and thank them for all their work. #txlege https://t.co/0Nz32MgcAE
Great to see so many friends at Friday’s State of the City address. It was an honor to introduce Mayor ⁦@Ron_Nirenberg⁩. https://t.co/pDlu8p3QSh
Enjoyed my conversation with North Texas business leaders and employers discussing the importance of school finance reform today. I applaud the great work the House has done with HB 3. #TxLege https://t.co/fTOfGoIcZP
Honored to receive the Friend of Fast Growth Award last night from ⁦@FastGrowthTexas⁩. This group is fully committed to students in their districts and across our state, and I thanked them for helping to make public education a top priority in Texas right now. #TxLege https://t.co/hV0gvQdUYR
It’s encouraging to see growing momentum behind a robust, historic investment in pre-K in Texas. It’s important that all of us speak up and support this effort in the weeks to come. mysanantonio.com/opinion/commen…
“Immigration is a blessing and a strength.” Well-said, President Bush. #txlege dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
Congressman ⁦@WillHurd⁩ is a statesman and a problem-solver who works with members of both parties. I’m proud he represents part of San Antonio. texasmonthly.com/politics/will-…
Texas 2036 is doing good and important work highlighting challenges that need continued attention in our growing state. #txlege twitter.com/texas2036/stat…
President Bill Powers was a transformational leader at UT-Austin, one of the great treasures of our state. He made one of the world’s great universities even better, & his impact will resonate for generations. Julie and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to his family.
Thank you @MarkKUpdegrove for the great conversation at today’s event, and thank you especially to @ADLAustin. I was honored to receive the Jurisprudence Award for this fine organization. https://t.co/nHHr7HFqc6
I applaud Chairman @DanHuberty, Speaker @RepDennisBonnen & members of the Texas House from both parties for proposing a school finance plan that would put needed resources into schools & ease some of the burden on local property taxpayers. This is a very strong plan. #txlege
I was deeply honored today to receive the Jurisprudence Award from the ⁦@ADL⁩ Austin. Thank you to my friend Lisa Kaufman for presenting the award. #txlege https://t.co/LsmnLAAciW
Great to be in Laredo for the Washington’s Birthday Celebration. Congratulations to Gov. ⁦@GregAbbott_TX⁩ for being named Mr. South Texas 2019! #txlege https://t.co/YuTgv3uZDB
We have made great strides in elevating more universities to top-tier status. Continued investments in the TRIP fund will further elevate these schools & spur more support from business & philanthropic donors. #txlege dallasnews.com/opinion/commen…
Wishing you and your family a Happy #PresidentsDay. https://t.co/uNjpKhDeHY
Good discussion of mental health reform last night with Tom Luce and Dr. Andy Keller. Thank you to the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute @TXMind for its continued partnership and groundbreaking work. #txlege https://t.co/wS9aPj5jYd
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King and his commitment to justice, equality and peace. May we remember and learn from his extraordinary life throughout the year.
Dr. Gottardy has been a great leader for our community and our students. He was also a very effective partner during my time in the Texas House. Job well done. #txed twitter.com/neisd/status/1…
Students & others Capitol visitors will no longer see this false information about our history. The removal of the plaque is a long overdue turning point in the way Texas tells its story. Thank you Reps Johnson, Moody & others who kept this front & center. statesman.com/news/20190111/…
Congratulations to our new District 121 State Representative: Rep. Steve Allison. @stevefortx #txlege
Congratulations, Mister Speaker. #txlege twitter.com/juliefinenbc5/…
I’m encouraged to see business leaders calling for meaningful school finance reform. It’s past time to add substantial, sustainable funding for classrooms and provide relief for local property taxpayers. #txlege #txed houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outloo…
RT @NTxCommission: Thank you @SpeakerStraus for speaking to our Board today, and for your leadership. And, thank you for your parting wisdo…
I'm grateful for all who have given me the opportunity to serve as Speaker: my constituents, my family, my House colleagues. And I will continue working with our fellow Texans to advance our priorities & governing approach. #txlege https://t.co/CyXMi38r4o
RT @tasanet: "I've often said that public education is the greatest economic development tool we have. It's past time for the state to make…
It was an honor to spend time with World War II Veteran Richard Overton before Governor Abbott’s State of the State Address a few years ago. We’re saddened to hear that Mr. Overton has passed, but we’re grateful for his long, inspiring life of service to our country. #txlege https://t.co/7Mv7jaNtD8
Thank you to Texas State System Chancellor Brian McCall for inviting me to speak at last Friday's @LamarUniversity commencement. Good to be there with @DadePhelan as well. #txlege https://t.co/fpOM0kzLoG
Joe Pickett has brought a lot of leadership, dedication and personality to the Legislature. He’s a champion for El Paso and a trusted voice on transportation and other key issues. Julie and I wish Joe the best and are grateful for his service. #txlege elpasotimes.com/story/news/201…
Thank you Apple for making another major investment in Texas. It shows that a business-friendly state not only offers low taxes & competitive incentives, but is also welcoming to all workers. We need to maintain this inclusive, comprehensive approach to eco development. #txlege twitter.com/512tech/status…
The House members of the School Finance Commission are right. Schools need significant new state dollars. We’re working on a House budget that prioritizes public education, including special ed. #txlege twitter.com/quorumreport/s…
Looking forward to giving the commencement speech at @LamarUniversity this Friday. I promise to keep it short. #txlege #WeAreLU
Gifts are being wrapped today for the Partnerships for Children Holiday Wishes campaign. Through this great effort, Capitol staff and others donate gifts for children in the care of Child Protective Services. Thank you to all who have participated over the last 10 years. #txlege https://t.co/a08pkFujSa
RT @dylmcguinness: My sidebar on the late President Bush's ties to San Antonio, where one his landmark initiatives -- NAFTA -- was realized…
For all the acts of service that he inspired and encouraged, it was his life that proved to be the most brilliant point of light of all. My statement on the remarkable life of President George H.W. Bush: facebook.com/13246694680804… #txlege
Some in the Tarrant County Republican Party want to remove a party officer because of his religious faith. This effort is disgraceful and un-American, and Republicans in Tarrant County should defeat it handily. #txlege
Proud to have worked with ART to help elect a lot of good Republican candidates to the Legislature this year. #txlege twitter.com/arepublicantx/…
Mrs. Abbott and I welcomed members of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association yesterday as they delivered trees to the Capitol. A great tradition. #txlege https://t.co/OnQqVXLzhX
Good to be with Admiral William McRaven (and Ambassador Pam Willeford) as he received the Joe M. Kilgore Award for Public Service from the Austin Crime Commission. #txlege https://t.co/EAz4JwYOwt
We had a great time at the Ford Holiday River Parade. #txlege https://t.co/TyAwKkcQBB
Looking forward to serving as Grand Marshal of tonight’s Ford Holiday River Parade. See you there. #txlege expressnews.com/entertainment/…
My family and I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. #txlege https://t.co/MRxZnVggpq
Attorney General Paxton has issued a well-reasoned opinion affirming that the SPB can remove plaques from Capitol. I agree w/ the AG’s determination. As a member of the SPB, I’m ready to remove the inaccurate Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque. No need to delay. #txlege twitter.com/lmcgaughy/stat…
Admiral William McRaven has served our country and the state of Texas with honor, integrity and distinction. I am grateful for his many contributions to our country, and I know no better leader. #txlege
Congrats to ⁦@AlamoColleges1⁩, the first community college system ever to win the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. #txlege therivardreport.com/alamo-colleges…
Thank you to leaders from the Metro 8 chambers of commerce for a good visit Monday. #txlege https://t.co/TwHzieQet2
Having worked very closely with Dennis Bonnen, I have confidence in his leadership, intelligence and commitment to the Texas House. Full statement: facebook.com/SpeakerJoeStra… #txlege
 
 
 
 
 
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