That’s Why You Should Stay up Late
Our ownSen. Dan Patrick
, R-Houston, cut quite a swashbuckling image in the wee hours of last night and this morning in the Texas Senate. As deftly recounted by a number of media outlets, including Robert T. Garrett of theDallas Morning News
, Patrick broke all sort of club rules: the conservative freshman senator/newsman challenged Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, just back from a liver transplant; he took his case for budget costs to the press, not to the appropriate senate committee; and he ended up in a knockdown drag-out with John Whitmire, D-Houston, the Dean of the Senate.
Whether or not Patrick was actually holding $2.9 billion worth of cuts in his hand as he waved to the gallery is anyone’s guess. But it was certain that his addition to the august body of the Senate made for some great theater.– Margaret Downing
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Astros Take Royals, Announcers by Surprise with Game One Win
Mon., Oct. 19, 7:00pm
Wed., Oct. 21, 7:00pm
Sat., Oct. 24, 12:00am
Sat., Oct. 24, 11:00am
- Why Are Neighbors Angry That the Glenbrook Golf Course is Becoming a Botanical Garden?
- Cougars Destroy SMU, Storm Out To 5-0 Record