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There are now seven candidates vying to be the next Texas House speaker, but despite the crowded field, political experts believe the more conservative Republican House members will likely receive the most votes when the session begins in January.


Vince Kong / Texas Public Radio

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is concerned a special grant program doesn't help Texas businesses equally, and he shared those concerns with Gov. Greg Abbott.


Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Republican party leaders have censured outgoing Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus. Party leaders said the formal condemnation has to do with Straus’ leadership decision during the last legislative session.

Ryan Poppe

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus’ announcement to not seek reelection in 2018 and therefore ending his career as House Speaker could mean new political chapter for the San Antonio Republican.  But it could also mean certain doom for House Democrats in 2019.

After serving five terms as House Speaker, Straus says he will not seek a sixth term, which would’ve made him the longest-serving Speaker in the state’s history.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is not running for re-election. It’s a decision that sent shock through the state especially San Antonio. 

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