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Coleman: Perry Slow on State Schools
Legislative Study Group chair asks why governor has left fixing state residential facilities to legislature
"...But now Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has reminded the governor that legislators spent..."

Feb. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Schieffer's House
Ranking Texas Democratic Reps come out for gubernatorial candidate
"...Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words: Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has posted a photo from this afternoon's..."

Aug. 26, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

CHIPing in on the Special
Dems get four Republicans to join call to add health care to special session
"...Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, released the letter this morning, requesting that..."

June 24, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Legal Challenges to Redistricting Maps Begin
Rep. Garnet Coleman files complaint to Justice Department
"...began today. The first shot, a letter from Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, to the Obama Justice Department, was fired..."

April 29, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

On Death and Life
Dealing with the death penalty and other notable bills heard this week
"...Houston Dem Rep. Garnet Coleman's bid to bring Texas' law into compliance with..."

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Stretching Definitions
Speaker Craddick is finding that everyone can play the parliamentary rules game.
"...heard it before Craddick had used it. Then Reps. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, and Delwin Jones, R-Lubbock, took on the..."

May 28, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rural Republicans for Nurses
Rep. Christian savages rules for advanced practice nurses as blocking rural care
"...Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, spent a chunk of yesterday shepherding Senate..."

May 20, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...performance in his redistricting-trial testimony last week, his colleague Garnet Coleman issued a press release saying Wilson "does not..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Justice Delayed?
A federal judge's decision on Medicaid angers GOP legislators
"...Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Houston Democrat who is known as something..."

Sept. 22, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

On the Lege
The Lege week in court, in correspondence, and in West Texas
"...apparently getting into the retaliatory spirit. Last week Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, said he had learned that Speaker Tom..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Bill of the Week: In Memory of Sandra Bland
An effort to ensure in-custody deaths like hers don't happen again
"...House Bill 2702, Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston..."

March 10, 2017 News Column by Michael King

On the Lege
Texas and Sudan: In or Out?
"...Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, said he supports the legislation, but the..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Behold the Texas Miracle!
The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity
"...On the House end of the Capitol, Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has been pounding away on these issues,..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Early warning signs suggested that recently resigned health commissioner Reyn Archer was a few bricks shy of a full load.
"...State Representative Garnet Coleman was a member of the state Appropriations Committee..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Public Ed Bill Escapes the House – Barely
Dems – and a few Republicans – try to hold back the privatization wave
"...Republican-dominated House to nearly support an amendment by Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, to remove the offending language, and only..."

March 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Capitol Chronicle
This year's House budget debate reads suspiciously like Catch-22.
"...Embarrassment "I very much respect Representative Turner," fellow Houstonian Garnet Coleman said a couple of days later, "but you..."

April 25, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Bill of the Week: Combating Postpartum Depression
Between 2011 and 2012, nearly 200 Texas mothers died within a year of giving birth
"...HB 2135, Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Leo Berman: Full of Shit
No shit, right?
"...and all around asshole Leo Berman and Houston Rep. Garnet Coleman. Berman accused Coleman of axing a budget bill..."

May 23, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

On the Lege: Itty Bitty Steps
Minority Dems savor a few budget victories, and other news from the Capitol
"...speaker and how the speaker operates," said Houston Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Democratic leader and outspoken critic of how..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Handicapping Slots for Tots
The pols and the lobby shuffle the deck on gambling for education'
"...from state GOP chairwoman Tina Benkiser can convince Rep. Garnet Coleman that Republicans aren't driving the gambling issue this..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Naked City
San Marcos lawyer beats Garry Mauro to lead party's comeback effort.
"...headliner Garry Mauro and three other candidates: state Rep. Garnet Coleman, Brazos Co. chair Mary Moore, and San Antonio..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation
"...anger." Her House counterpart on the bill, Houston Democrat Garnet Coleman, was in a similar humor. "What people want..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Craddick Promises Money to Burn
"...Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, describes Craddick's economic sleight of hand as..."

May 23, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

More Caucusing!
Caucus system creates community, state rep says
"...that voting should be good enough. Houston state Rep. Garnet Coleman strongly disagrees:Statement of Rep. Coleman on Texas Precinct..."

March 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

On the Lege
No solution; another special session is coming
"...that this will solve the court case," said Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, referring to the state's pending appeal before..."

July 22, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Capitol Chronicle
Sen. John Whitmire flees exile in Albuquerque and says he'll return to the Senate with or without his Democratic colleagues.
"...cannot be trusted," said Ardmore veteran and Houston Rep. Garnet Coleman of Whitmire's move toward the Republicans, "and he..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Beneath the partisan rancor over re-redistricting boils a fight over minority rights.
"...than McClendon -- notably Laredo's Richard Raymond and Houston's Garnet Coleman -- have repeatedly raked the Republican plan as..."

July 11, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Ideology, not need, shapes the energies of the incoming Legislature.
"...Asked about the possibility of re-redistricting, Houston Democratic Rep. Garnet Coleman acknowledged it has happened before, although it always..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.
"...their fellows for backsliding on Medicaid reform. Houston Rep. Garnet Coleman hosted the press conference, called to build support..."

May 18, 2001 News Column by Michael King

He's Coming Back
Who gets punished when George W. Bush comes home to Austin after losing the election.
"...Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, also gets close scrutiny next session. Bush..."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

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