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Keel's Firestorm
A bill that critics charged would have increased the pace of Texas executions dies and takes a judicial pay raise bill down with it
"...the Senate, where word quickly spread that Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, would filibuster the measure – a promise that..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Gay leader makes bold red-state predictions
"...thorough drubbing at the polls next year, said Randall Ellis, executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas...."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Nukes Are Back!
The Bush administration plans for the next (little) nuclear wars
"...a promotion for the StratCom commander, Adm. James O. Ellis Jr. It also positions StratCom at the center of..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by William M. Adler

No More Juvie Executions
The Supreme Court's ban on executing kids has repercussions all the way back to Austin
"...Indeed, on Friday, state Sens. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville – two lawmakers who,..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...only Aaron Paul) and a trip through pitcher Dock Ellis' career in No No: A Dockumentary – will make..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Hate Crimes and Punishment
The Gay Debate
"...should be included in the statute. State Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston, who proposed the 1993 hate crimes bill,..."

Sept. 11, 1998 News Feature by Janet Heimlich

Maps, Balls, and Testifying
The testimony gets mighty strange at the re-redistricting trial.
"...summary judgment. And state Sens. Bill Ratliff and Rodney Ellis both testified on the damaging effects of Lt. Governor..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines
The Michael Morton Act, airport screening, business tax cuts, and more
"...Bill 1611, the "Michael Morton Act," by Sens. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, which mandates broadened open-file..."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Adiós! Don't Let the Door ...
A Quick Roundup of the Best and the Worst of the 78th Lege
"...The Biennial Gay-Bash Late last week, Randall Ellis, executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas,..."

June 6, 2003 News Feature

Renewing the Rainbow
A Preview of the Gay / Lesbian Right Lobby Agenda for the 77th Legislature
"...a hate crimes bill as a companion to Rodney Ellis' bill in the Senate, Hardy-Garcia's voice sounded more energized..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Celebrity Cynosures
"...Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis Alfred A. Knopf, $25 hard When I was assigned..."

March 5, 1999 Books Review

Gun Carry Bills Advance
Campus carry and open carry bills advance to full Senate
"...happen without debate. Senators Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and Rodney Ellis, D-Houston – the committee's two Dem­o­crats – did what..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Money for Nothing
The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye
"...predecessor, Republican Kim Brimer, and co-authored by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston. The fund's original purpose was to keep semiconductor..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lawmakers Urge Pretrial DNA Testing in Death Penalty Cases
AG joins senators in saying measure would speed exonerations
"...conviction and the finality of sentence, say Sens. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, who joined with Attorney..."

March 20, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Over-the-hill crime-fighters band together to save their own in this smirky, goofy mashup of a rom-com and action picture.
"...Directed by: Robert Schwentke. Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
Warren Chisum's HJR 6 doesn't discriminate against anyone ... except gays and lesbians
"...bill with a separate bill authored by gay foe Robert Talton, the Pasadena Republican who riled folks in 2003..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Under fire from minorities, the school drops its "legacy" admissions program
"...Texas A&M President Robert Gates announced in December that the university would not..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Will Video Kill the Celluloid Star?
Most loves fade over time, and the romance of a hundred-plus years of filmmaking seems to be losing its luster as well. At least, that's what the new High Definition video vanguard, led by George Lucas and Robert Rodriguez, is saying. Is video the future of film?
"...Ladies and gentlemen, Robert Rodriguez: native son, world-class filmmaker, and one of a..."

June 21, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

It's a Wrap!
A Legislative Wrap-Up on the 77th Session
" Wilson's amendment, followed by Harold Dutton cheerfully interrogating Robert Talton on the distinguished reign of King Edward the..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Men of Honor
"...David Keith, Powers Boothe, Michael Rapaport, Hal Holbrook, Aunjanue Ellis, Charlize Theron, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro...."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

God's Gift to Forensic Science
Will Bradley remain chair of the Forensic Science Commission?
"...the committee, at one point sparring with Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston. Although not a member of the panel, Ellis..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Treatment Works
Bill would divert low-level drug offenders from prison and save a bundle of money
"...the so-called Treatment Works bill, filed by Sens. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston; John Carona, R-Dallas; and Glenn Hegar, R-Katy (with..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

On the Lege
Byrd Bill Stalls ... Again
"...week ago. This latest committee hearing,delayed several days for Ellis to collect the votes for its passage in the..."

May 14, 1999 News Column

A Victory by the People
Filibuster, parliamentary gamesmanship kill abortion bill … for now
"...Capitol did not, which made the attempts by Sens. Robert Nichols and Tommy Williams to issue points of order..."

June 26, 2013 News Post by Dan Solomon

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
" glasses, and sports helmets are not. Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, is pressing for energy-efficient and hurricane preparedness items..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" its indictments of director John Colyandro and Jim Ellis, aide to U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay, reindicting..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

The House Adjourns to Oklahoma
The House Dems may be losing the legislative wars, but they're finally winning the PR battle.
"...on the floor were Vilma Luna of Corpus Christi, Roberto Gutierrez of McAllen, and Ron Wilson of Houston. Houstonians..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines: The Score
Grading the Lege on women's health, drug policy, and criminal justice
"...dead on arrival was Senate Bill 537 by Sen. Robert Deuell, R-Greenville, which would have regulated abortion clinics as..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Campus Carry and Open Carry Move Forward
Senate Bills 11 and 17 move to full Senate
"...without debate. Senators Judith Zaffirini , D-Laredo, and Rodney Ellis, D-Houston – the committee’s two Democrats – did what..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Days of Our Minimum-Wage Workers' Lives
'The hour glass is running out of sand' in dramatic struggle to raise minimum wage for first time in more than nine years
"...session. The identical companion bills of Houston Democrats Rodney Ellis and Senfronia Thompson – Senate Bill 95 and House..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

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