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Joe Straus, Voice of Moderation in Texas Legislature, Won't Seek Re-Election
House speaker doesn't rule out future run for governor
"...and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, long-serving Republican House Speaker Joe Straus surprised observers today when he announced he would..."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
The House Speaker is out after this term. Here's doubting he goes quietly.
"...– House Speaker Joe Straus, taking a swipe against racists and hard-liners in..."

Oct. 27, 2017 News Column

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
The House speaker, candidly on the special session
"...– House Speaker Joe Straus, politely shooting down Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Column

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
The House Speaker had some choice words for the "bathroom bill"
"...– House Speaker Joe Straus on receiving an updated version of the anti-LGBTQ..."

July 7, 2017 News Column

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
Everybody was ready for sine die
"...– House Speaker Joe Straus calls sine die..."

June 2, 2017 News Column

The Straus 85: Now It's 88
How the numbers break down, and full list of Straus supporters
"...The list of pledges for Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, to become speaker is now out,..."

Jan. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Pressure Groups Against Straus
Will outside bodies change minds inside the House?
"...So the speaker race has seemingly settled between Speaker Joe Straus and Rep. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney. Now both Young..."

Jan. 8, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus and the Changing of the Guard
Austin Reps Howard and Strama weigh in on the next speaker
"...Speaker-apparent Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, couldn't be much more of a..."

Jan. 6, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus to Head Craddick Challenge
Republicans and Democrats respond favorably to selection of San Antonio state rep
"...that the Anyone But Craddick Republicans had picked Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, as their consensus candidate to take..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus The Survivor
How the coup to remove the Texas House Speaker strengthened him
"...John Boehner up in DC, now it's Texas' own Joe Straus...."

Jan. 10, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus on the Record
New speaker talks policy, budget, management style and environmental policy
"...a quicker and smoother opening session under new Speaker Joe Straus (which probably means there's a bunch of state..."

Jan. 14, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Dunnam on Straus
After point of order fails, who runs the House: The speaker, or the committee coordinator?
"...above the fray, this point of order dragged Speaker Joe Straus right into the middle of the ring...."

May 26, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus' Big Test
House speaker suggests both caucuses tiring of chub and its causes
"...the floor is the biggest single test of Speaker Joe Straus' time holding the gavel. But as the House..."

May 23, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus Won't Count his 114 Chickens
He's not speaker yet, and he wants you to know it
"...in the White House, he's nothing compared to Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, who is very eager to note..."

Jan. 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus' Budget Stretch
Committee member casts doubt on speaker's deficit proposals
"...On Tuesday Republican Speaker Joe Straus told the House Appropriations Committee that he is..."

May 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Speaker Straus 2.0
San Antonio rep heads to formal vote with 70 GOP backers
"...went out from the Texas House Republican Caucus: "Speaker Straus."..."

Jan. 10, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Conservatives Drift to Straus
Last remaining Craddick supporters accepting the inevitable
"...year when bipartisanship is the buzzword, suggestions that Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, is a RINO (Republican in Name..."

Jan. 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus on Film
Footage from House Speaker Joe Straus' Friday morning open house
"...corps a chance for a real Q&A with Speaker Joe Straus. In between free danishes, the Chronicle caught some..."

Feb. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus Announces House Committees
Lots of seats but no chair positions for reps in Travis County
"...And now the fun begins. Speaker Joe Straus has just announced House committee appointments and membership..."

Feb. 9, 2017 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
"...had the speaker's gavel plucked from his hands by Joe Straus – a two-term Republican legislator from San Antonio,..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Peace in Straus' House
News from the saner chamber
"...the special session ending on Wednesday, Aug. 16, Speaker Joe Straus has sent his clearest message yet that only..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Straus Offers Welcome to His House
Nosy reporters snoop around the speaker's apartment
"...On the desk of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, there's a small silver mint julep cup filled..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Straus vs. the Extremists
Railroad Commission spat highlights the divide between right-wingers and House leadership
"...apathy) in the House, led by moderate Speaker Rep. Joe Straus, who recently called the legislation a "contrived" answer..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

UPDATE: Last Straus Opponents Withdraw
Smithee, Gattis declare they are withdrawing their candidacies for speaker, giving Straus clear run
"...With the official tally for Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, for speaker at 99 pledged votes,..."

Jan. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus: 94 and Counting
San Antonio rep builds momentum and pledge list in speaker race
"...Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, finally went public today with the..."

Jan. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus Lines Up Votes
"...Speaker Joe Straus has re-enforced his position as a consensus-driven leader..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Straus in Short
House Speaker keeps special session response short
"...Speaker Joe Straus has issued his response to Gov. Rick Perry's..."

June 25, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus Taps Dem for Chief of Staff
Next speaker appoints former Athens state rep to senior post
"...rep Clyde Alexander as a special adviser, speaker-apparent Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, has already promoted his fellow San..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fake Discord in the House of Straus
Conservative blog floats rumor of Democratic reps planning coup: News to Democrats
"...76 signatures is circulating that will take out Speaker Joe Straus when the time is right." Which is news..."

March 17, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Speaker Straus to Run Again
Footage of the House speaker's presser on his future plans and the chubbing experience
"...after the nightmarish grind of the five-day chubbathon, Speaker Joe Straus has announced that he wants to be speaker..."

May 28, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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