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School Finance Agreement? Maybe
Conference committee nearing deal, but let's see what chambers say
"...to get the GOP on-board. As Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, said when asked whether it would pass, he said,..."

May 27, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Another Wrongful Identification And No End In Sight
Another man goes free in Dallas
"...bill – House Bill 215, by Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, sponsored by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston – requires police..."

May 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Eyewitness Bill Passes House – But Still Lacks Teeth
Will the proposed legislation actually prevent wrongful IDs?
"...Still, the bill, by Reps. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, and Will Hartnett, R-Dallas, doesn't seem to make any..."

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Principles For Open Government!
"...Dear Editor, The first "Alpine" Open Meetings Act case started, ironically enough, not with..."

March 28, 2011 Postmarks

Paving the Way for Innocence
Bills attempt to right criminal justice wrongs
"...Jurisprudence Committee unanimously voted to move out of committee Alpine Dem Pete Gallego's House Bill 215, which would require..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bill of the Week
Texans in space
"...Civil Jurisprudence Committee, Feb. 28. Author: Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine..."

March 4, 2011 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Eyewitness Identification Bill Passes House Committee
Unanimous vote sends eyewitness ID bill on to full House
"...The bill, House Bill 215, by Alpine Dem Rep. Pete Gallego, who is also the committee..."

Feb. 22, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...return. For example, the eyewitness ID bill filed by Alpine Dem Rep. Pete Gallego (House Bill 215), partnered in..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day One on the Floor
Liveblogging from the House in the 82nd Legislature
"...12.58 Now it's Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, who kicks off by talking about how his son..."

Jan. 11, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Third Party's the Charm?
Patrick forms Tea Party Caucus of Texas
"...A coalition of leading House Democrats, including Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, lambasted his announcement as grandstanding, saying, "Texans have too..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

GOP Takes Travis Seat in House Rout
Bolton loses while Howard squeaks by
"...some last-minute reprieves: House Judiciary Committee Chair Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, looked doomed early on, but his recovery in the..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Follow the Lederhosen
Celebrating Oktoberfest all over Central Texas
"...be a bratwurst-eating contest, a polka contest, and an Alpine yodeling contest. If you're not feeling competitive, then you..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Off the Record
Good vibrations courtesy of the Roots, Distant Lights, and the Sword
"...took his final flight after a show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin. "There's no words for..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

In a Blink of an Eye
A conversation with Double Trouble’s Tommy Shannon
"...took that fateful helicopter ride after a show at Alpine Valley in Michigan. To commemorate, Legacy Records reissued Couldn’t..."

July 28, 2010 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...asking the federal court to dismiss the city of Alpine's challenge to the Texas Open Meetings Act, a law..."

July 16, 2010 News Feature

Don't Go Into the Light
It's time to lighten the load of light pollution
"...He's worked with neighboring communities like Marfa and Alpine to pass ordinances and work on building codes to..."

July 2, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Mind Over Music: Austin’s Music Trivia Smackdown
The Chronicle's first-ever music trivia competition featured a who's who of Austin's vibrant music scene
"...Answers: 1) Elvis Presley; 2) 23; 3) Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis.; 4) "Crazy,"..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

The Junk Science Conundrum
Legislators ponder how to keep questionable forensics out of the courtroom
"...best way that we can," commented Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, who chairs the committee...."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Four Horsemen of the Deficit
Examining the new House committees on state spending
"...Government Efficiency and Accountability: Chair Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, vice-chair John Davis, R-Houston (11 members, 5 D, 6..."

Jan. 13, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Beer Flights
The Texas craft-brewing scene has finally reached a benchmark: It's gotten big enough to have a book written about it
"...now up for sale on eBay]. I was in Alpine, and unfortunately, Edelweiss was one we had to pull..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Food Column by Lee Nichols

See You June 2?
Spitballing the odds and causes of a special session after the the House midnight meltdown
"...pretty sanguine about the situation, with Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, sagely noting that, with the crunch already biting, the..."

June 1, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chubbing Republicans Over the Head
"...so they avoided a procedural showdown. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, noted: "The truth is that we're 76-74, and the..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Targeting Wrongful Convictions
Bills attempt to right the wrongs that put Texas at the forefront of wrongful convictions
"...On April 8, Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, rounded up all of the members of the House..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Saint or Salvia?
One man's medicine is another man's monster
"...trips – but, mercifully, committee Chair Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, stopped him. The committee, Gallego said, caught the drift...."

April 17, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Eyewitness ID
Will Senate Bill 117 prevent wrongful convictions?
"...Ellis' bill (House Bill 3583 by Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine) was heard last week in the House Criminal Jurisprudence..."

April 10, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Innocence Commission Gets Nod From House Committee
On the heels of Texas' first posthumous exoneration, House committee finally passes Commission bill
"...Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, rounded up all of the members of the House..."

April 8, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Balanced House, Balanced Committees
So how equitable was the equitable split Straus promised?
"...D-Lufkin. Even more significant may be that Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, gets Criminal Jurisprudence. If those rumors that he's considering..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Looks Like a Straus Waltz to House Speaker
With the help of House Democrats, San Antonio Republican locks up votes for speaker
"...meeting in the Capitol offices of Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, immediately responded positively, but the big test was on..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Straus to Head Craddick Challenge
Republicans and Democrats respond favorably to selection of San Antonio state rep
"...of Austin) were gathered for what Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, called a social gathering in his Lege office. Their..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Next Fun Fearless Female Rock Star
Austin's now generation comes of age in Suzanna Choffel
"...Antonio, South Texas, Phoenix, L.A., Santa Fe, Marfa, and Alpine on the itinerary. The latter two seem like trick..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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