Texas Monthly's Best & Worst Legislators: Mostly Houston-Free

Texas Monthly has released its always-anticipated reckoning of the 10 Best and 10 Worst Legislators, and Houston seems largely absent from either list.

The best includes Senator John Whitmire, and that's it -- although technically the easternmost portions of another Best winner, Representative John Zerwas, have some of far west Houston in them.

The worst list includes David Dewhurst and tags him as being from Houston, which is true but not all that relevant now -- he's a statewide official who's all Austin these days.

Be prepared for howls: The worst list is all Republicans, while three Democrats make the best. The worst list includes Representative Dennis Bonnen, who is from Angleton.

Representative Dan Huberty of Houston was tagged as "Rookie of the Year."

The reasoning behind the picks will come out at some point; right now all we have is the names.

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