Tag: Texas House of Representatives

Vasquez-Burnam race heats up

According to the report, Vasquez called fellow school board members traitors after the board replaced its first Hispanic president with its first black president.

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State reps pass redistricting map

Rep. Marc Veasey Legislators believe congressional and legislative districts will be decided in the courts DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Although plans for new congressional and state house and senate...

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Anti-bullying bill clears Texas House

HB 1942, the anti-bullying bill by Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, cleared the Texas House today on its third and final reading, by a vote of 94-41. According to Equality Texas, which now lists Patrick’s bill as its top...

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Terri Hodge released, on her way home

Terri Hodge Former state Rep. Terri Hodge gas been released from a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., and was due to arrive back in Dallas this afternoon, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News. Hodge, considered to be...

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Looking for Jack Borden’s family. Can you help?

Jack Borden I received a call this afternoon from a Marilu Thorn, a social worker with the Dallas Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Unit who is trying to find family of longtime LGBT community activist Jack Borden....

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Rep. Johnson expects tough time for LGBT rights

Democrat wins 10th term, but says with Republicans in control, many LGBT-positive bills won’t get heard DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com HONORING VETERANS | Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, right, and...

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Equality Texas issues action alert on bullying

As school gets under way and Equality Texas gears up for the 2011 legislative session, the statewide gay-rights organization is calling on members to contact their representatives and ask them to support LGBT-inclusive...

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