San Antonio businessman and fifth-generation Texan working to promote responsible, constructive leadership.
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
Thank you, Veterans, for your service, your sacrifice, your bravery, and your unending contributions to our country. #txlege
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@SpeakerStraus statement on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: https://t.co/QeEUUrKTw6
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been a trailblazer, a role model to girls & women, a defender of our Constitution & a champion for civic engagement. We wish Justice O’Connor and her family peace and comfort as she enters this next chapter of her remarkable life. #txlege
Good celebration of Toyota’s 15 years in San Antonio this morning. #txlege https://t.co/tBscId6FHa
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…
 
 
 
 
 
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