Joe Straus

Clipping The Puppet Master’s Strings

Clipping The Puppet Master’s Strings

To the chagrin of the Austin establishment, Texans know who Joe Straus is, the disgraced outgoing speaker of the Texas House. Straus has been the face of a coalition of Democrats, crony Republicans and lobbyists working to thwart the reform agendas of conservatives....
Four Price Files for Speaker

Four Price Files for Speaker

Confirming speculation that had swirled for months, State Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) officially filed for Texas House Speaker on Thursday morning. Since joining the legislature in 2011, Price has served as a key lieutenant of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R–San...
Darby Makes Campaign for Speaker Official

Darby Makes Campaign for Speaker Official

The campaign for Speaker of the Texas House officially has a new entrant ahead of the Labor Day weekend, as State Rep. Drew Darby (R–San Angelo) officially filed for the position. In a statement, Darby says he plans on visiting with “every House member” in the coming...
Straus Cancels Christmas?

Straus Cancels Christmas?

UPDATE: Since publication, numerous other House offices have contacted Texas Scorecard saying they had also been notified Speaker Straus was canceling the party. State Rep. Charlie Geren tweeted “a Christmas party for #txlege members, children &...