This Week in Texas: February 10, 2021

Posted February 10, 2021 in The Mignon Memo

Committees Are Out 

House Speaker Dade Phelan announced committee appointments last Thursday. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick also announced the Senate committee appointments last month. So far, lawmakers in both chambers have filed more than 2,400 bills, so expect the pace of the 140-day legislative session to pick up in the coming weeks.

Election Runoffs Keep Coming

Governor Abbott set February 23rd as the date for the special runoff election to fill the seat vacated by Senator Drew Springer, who was elected to the Texas Senate. Early voting will begin on February 16th.
This special runoff election for HD 68 will be between attorney David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) and businessman Craig Carter (R-Nocona).

Vaccine Question?

Where to get vaccinated: COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers
Most recent vaccine information: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Where vaccines are being delivered this week: Week 9 Vaccine Allocation

Only in Austin…

Broadway in Austin and Texas Performing Arts announced on Feb. 4 that touring shows will return on Dec. 7th with two surprise mega-hits, “Hamilton” and “The Lion King,” in the new mix. Both shows will stick around for multi-week runs.
See the full lineup: Broadway in Austin.