Call him Chairman Patrick

After his pro-Craddick speech during the speaker debate, how has Rep. Patrick Rose done in the new committee listings?

Many eyebrows were raised when Dripping Springs Democratic Rep. Patrick Rose turned out to be a T-Rex (a very big DINO) during the recent speaker debate. So, after all that frantic Craddick-boosting, what's in store for the Boy from Blanco in the new batch of House committees?

Well, he keeps his seat on Higher Education, but loses both his seat on Calendars and his valued vice-chairmanship of Civil Practices – but don't despair. Why? Because he's the new chair of the House Committee on Human Services! The post became empty when District 54 Republican and Second Amendment-advocate Suzanna Gratia Hupp didn't run last November, and Rose had some spare time, so it's a good fit.

Now far be it from us to say there's any such thing as quid pro quo in Texas politics…

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