This Week in Texas: February 5, 2014

Posted February 5, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

Speaker Joe Straus released his list of Interim Charges for standing committees in the Texas House.  Each committee will hold public hearings and then submit a final report no later than December 1, 2014. For a full list of the 83rd interim charges, please visit

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has appointed Dr. Dawn Buckingham, an Austin ophthalmologist, to serve as a public member on the Sunset Advisory Commission.  Dr. Buckingham holds leadership positions in her county, state and national medical associations.  The full 12 member Sunset Advisory Commission will hold an organizational meeting on February 19th to discuss the agencies to be reviewed during the upcoming cycle and future meeting dates.  Agencies to be reviewed include the Health & Human Services Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Only in Austin: Someone had too much fun at their Super Bowl party and tried to drive through the closed gate at the Texas Capitol…