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Primary Filings: The Republicans
Texas GOP rallies challengers for both party's incumbents
"...the arrival of tax attorney David Sewell. Meanwhile Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, drew a surprise double-header of GOP opponents..."

Jan. 6, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Primaries Set
Filing closes, with some last minute surprises
"...Big surprise for Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin: Not one but two Republicans file against..."

Jan. 4, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Election Update, 1/4/10
File 'em if you've got 'em
"...House District 49 Elliott Naishtat* (D) House District 50 Mark Strama* (D) House District 51 (DEM) Eddie Rodriguez* (D)..."

Jan. 4, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Election Update, 12/29/09
Only two business days lefts to file
"...House District 49 Elliott Naishtat* (D) House District 50 Mark Strama* (D) House District 51 (DEM) Eddie Rodriguez* (D)..."

Dec. 29, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Election Update, 12/23/09
Guess which Travis Co. Dem drew a surprise GOP opponent?
"...District 48 (GOP) Dan Neill (R) House District 50 Mark Strama* (D) House District 51 (DEM) Eddie Rodriguez* (D)..."

Dec. 23, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Once More Into the MUD
What we get when we annex unplanned development: plenty of entertainment
"...in 2005 the council – prodded by state Rep. Mark Strama in a close election campaign – granted the..."

Nov. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Austin Asian American Film Festival: '9500 Liberty'
A free screening of Eric Byler's immigration doc has been added to the schedule
"...fight for space with State Representatives Elliott Naishtat and Mark Strama and Austin City Council Members Laura Morrison and..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sharp Dressed Man
Senate hopeful shows he's popular with the ladies, electorally speaking (video)
"...on his endorsement list, including Austinites Dawnna Dukes and Mark Strama. He even managed to pick up former Democratic..."

Sept. 23, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Supports Lipscombe for Judge
"...current mayor, Lee Leffingwell; Council Member Mike Martinez; Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin); Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin); County Commissioner Karen..."

Sept. 16, 2009 Postmarks

More Dem Candidates for Judge
Contenders begin jockeying for the March Democratic primary
"...Bettie Naylor, City Council Member Bill Spelman, and Rep. Mark Strama – along with a contingent of prosecutor colleagues,..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pearce Progress Report
AISD to present the new repurposing proposal "by the end of the week"
"...3 last session, and how TEA interprets it. Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, had his own take on that. After..."

July 28, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Lebermann Legacy
Death of Lebermann recalls a productive life
"...Ronnie Earle, former state Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, and Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, who said, "I will miss him as..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Meet the New Boss (Not the Big Boss)
Pearce Middle School community hears more from Carstarphen, but still in the dark about Commissioner Scott
"...(including most of the Board of Trustees and Reps. Mark Strama and Valinda Bolton, D-Austin) listened as Carstarphen laid..."

July 16, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Special Session Is the Only Thing That's Certain
The when and the what are still unknown
"...failed to make it out of the House, Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, said he would like to see the..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Scorecard: Grading the CenTex Delegation
How did our legislators do?
"...needs to move more prominently into the public eye. Mark Strama: B+..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature

Fruits of Their Labor
How labor-related bills have fared this session
"...jobs." He had particular praise for Austin Democrats Rep. Mark Strama and Sen. Kirk Watson, as well as for..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

House Shoots Down Medical Accuracy
Failed amendments to Senate Bill 283 would have – God forbid – mandated that sex ed be medically accurate
"...certainly came as a relief to the Plano-based Free Market Foun­da­tion, which put out an earnest "TRULY URGENT" e-mail..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Homeless Bills Get Shelter
TWIA, CHIP and more find vehicles in the Senate, head back to the House
"...Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, had a big grin this morning, because..."

May 28, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
Can you feel it? Pride is coming.
"...Texas' Chuck Smith. One such bill? House Bill 1323, Mark Strama's anti-bullying bill. Current status? "Neither party is covering..."

May 22, 2009 Column by Ash Bell

Jenni Lee and the P
Local Fox 7's Jenni Lee posts on Facebook and can't keep her hate to herself.
"...send her to the Texas Lege, where HB 1323 Mark Strama's "Anti-Bullying Bill" is being tossed around on the..."

May 12, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Easy As 1323: Texas House Takes on Bullying
HB 1323 seeks to stop the madness
"...House Bill 1323 by Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, aims to provide relief and give schools..."

April 24, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Ash Bell

Best Lobby Day Ever
Texas State Technical Colleges say it with ice cream
"...containers of ice cream back to their offices. Chairman Mark Strama, D-Austin, was in a rush to a meeting..."

March 24, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

LegeLines
"...co-authored and deals with disciplinary programs for at-risk students... Mark Strama took up his own enterprise project bill, HB..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Travis Co. Bills Head to Committees
Big week for delegation as e-waste, education bills get public hearings
"...local reps to have their bills heard this session (Mark Strama's HB 271, relating to enterprise projects, was heard..."

March 2, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Res Publica
"...STATE LEGISLATIVE EDUCATIONAL FORUM Rep. Mark Strama discusses his role as chair of the Technology,..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature

Point Austin: Welcome to Hard Times
Ausitn Interfaith's summit addresses economic plans, current crisis
"...Mayor Will Wynn) showed and spoke briefly; state Rep. Mark Strama weighed in on the economic offshoots of renewable..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Column by Michael King

House Committees Announced
Speaker Straus says assignments "will draw upon the House's wisdom and experience"
"...Howard becomes vice-chair of Culture, Recreation and Tourism – Mark Strama gets the chairmanship of the new Technology, Economic..."

Feb. 12, 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
"...committee chairs for experience rather than ideological orthodoxy. Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, worked with Straus last session on an..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Conservatives Drift to Straus
Last remaining Craddick supporters accepting the inevitable
"...Name Only) have taken a pretty serious beating. Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, explained, "He's going to have a lot..."

Jan. 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus to Head Craddick Challenge
Republicans and Democrats respond favorably to selection of San Antonio state rep
"...Craddick Democrats, including Reps. Scott Hochberg of Houston, and Mark Strama and Valinda Bolton of Austin) were gathered for..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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