This Week in Texas: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Posted November 19, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

The lineup continues to change:

  • Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar has announced he will resign his Senate seat as of December 5, 2014. A special election to fill Senate District 18 will be held December 6, 2014. State Representative Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), Gary Gates (R-Richmond), and Charles Gregory III (R-Simonton) have all announced their candidacy and have been actively campaigning.
  • Should Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) win the special election for Senate District 18, Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski (R-Sealy) and geologist Becky Berger (R- Schulenberg) plan to run for her vacated House seat in District 13. Berger previously ran for the Texas Railroad Commission, the agency responsible for oil and gas regulation.
  • The names of key staff hires have started to roll in. Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar will replace current Chief Revenue Estimator John Heleman with Tom Currah, who currently manages the data analysis division at the Comptroller’s office. Attorney General-Elect Ken Paxton has named Chip Roy as his First Assistant Attorney General, as well as the rest of his advisory team.
  • Thursday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn was formally elected as the Senate Majority Whip. This makes him second in command, behind Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in the U.S. Senate.


Only in Austin…

In September 2010, Noble Sandwich Co. opened in a humble location off of RR 620 sandwiched (ha!) between a dry cleaners and gas station convenience store by Corpus natives John Bates and Brandon Martinez. Today, Noble Sandwich Co. has 2 locations—a much larger RR 620 location, Burnet Road—and also serves its sandwiches at Oasis, Texas Brewing Co. on Lake Travis. The Noble Sandwich Co.’s specialty? The Noble Pig, of course, with spiced ham, pulled pork, provolone, mayo, mustard, and bacon served with a side of TNP Fresh Pickles. The sandwiches are so good that you’ll want to lick the brown wax paper they’re served on.

Noble Pig Burnet Noble Pig

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