Former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia won the runoff election last Saturday against Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) for the Senate District 6 seat previously held by late state Sen. Mario Gallegos. Garcia earned 53 percent of the vote, compared to Alvarado’s 47 percent. Alvarado will maintain her Texas House seat as she did not have to resign to run in the special election.
Have you been to a committee hearing at the Capitol and wondered what exactly was going on? Are you confused by the status of a bill listed on Texas Legislature Online? This report by the House Research Organization on House Committee Procedures will help answer these questions: http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/focus/compro83.pdf