In hindsight, perhaps Greg LaMantia, a scion of a South Texas family who made its fortune as a regional Budweiser distributor, shouldn’t have named his 5,000-acre spread near Wimberley “Needmore Ranch.”
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Calling his plan divert business tax payments into private school scholarships a “noble cause,” Sen. Dan Patrick remained committed to private school choice as way to rescue poor children. He recognized the momentum isn’t on his side.
Late Tuesday, a Senate committee voted out a contentious bill that critics have blasted as an attack on abortion rights.
Donna Campbell seemed genuinely baffled to learn that Texas students don’t already get creationism in class. (Or Intelligent Design, as it’s more fashionably known today. Or “Intellectual Design,” as Campbell called it this morning.)
It was a wet day in Austin, and the various rallies planned outside—for Latino needs, for Texas secession—were crunched inside. A particularly motley bunch of activists, lookey-loos, road-weary elected officials and well-tanned lobbyists passed each other in the hallways of the Capitol, often at as polite a distance as space would allow.