This Week in Texas: February 26, 2014

Posted February 26, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

Early voting continues through this Friday, February 28th.  If you don’t vote early, don’t forget to vote on March 4th.  Next week’s memo will give you all the details on who won, who lost and whose race will carry on until the May 27th runoff election.

Sen. José Rodríguez (D-El Paso) was elected chair of the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus. Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) was elected as vice chair.

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Kathleen Thea Jackson of Beaumont to the Texas Water Development Board. The board provides leadership, planning, financial and technical assistance for the responsible development of water for the State of Texas. Jackson is a registered professional engineer and former public affairs manager for Exxon Mobil Corp.

Only in Austin:  The NBC television show Revolution has been filming in Austin since late last summer. Recently, the Capitol Complex was used as a backdrop for the series set in a world without electricity.  The economic impact of Revolution on the City of Austin could be close to $50 million per year based on expenditures in North Carolina where the series was filmed previously. Stay tuned to catch glimpses of familiar extras!