This Week in Texas: August 28, 2013

Posted August 28, 2013 in The Mignon Memo

Rep. Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie) announced last week that he would not run for reelection in House District 10.  Pitts, who has served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee since 2009, was first elected to the Texas House in 1992.  Pitts also served on the Waxahachie Independent School District board for 14 years. 

Gov. Rick Perry has named Darrell D. Dávila as Director of Governmental Appointments in the governor’s office. He replaces Bech Bruun, who was recently named a new full-time member to the Texas Water Development Board.

As you may have heard, today is the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington.  Many people have only heard portions of the speech since King filed a copyright on the speech.  Here is a link to the full text of the speech from the National Archives website: