Former Rep. Ismael ‘Kino’ Flores (D-Palmview) was convicted on six felonies and five separate misdemeanors. Flores was accused of intentionally omitting income sources and property holdings from required financial documents.
Last week Governor Rick Perry was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Perry, who last held the job in the 2008 cycle, replaces current Chairman Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.
U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Corpus Christi) has conceded his Congressional District 27 seat to Republican Blake Farenthold, who kept his lead over Ortiz after a recount.
Gov. Rick Perry has named Ida Louise “Weisie” Steen of San Antonio chair of the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee. Patty Huffines of Austin and Lana Andrews of Dallas have also been named as vice chairs of the committee. The Texas Inaugural will take place on Tuesday, January 18th.
Governor Perry has made several key appointments in the last few weeks. Debbie Montford of San Antonio was appointed to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2011. Perry also reappointed Jose Cuevas Jr. of Midland to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a term to expire Nov. 15, 2015.