Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio) was elected Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus.
Rep. Victoria Neave Criado (D-Dallas) was elected Chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC). Other MALC officers elected include: Rep. Christina Morales (D-Houston) as Vice Chair; Rep. Mando Martinez (D-Weslaco) as Secretary; Rep. Mary Ann Perez (D-Pasadena) as Treasurer; and Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston) as Legal Counsel.
Governor Abbott appointed his Deputy Legislative Director Courtney Hjaltman to lead the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
Governor Abbott appointed L’Oreal Stepney, P.E. to the Texas Water Development Board.
Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Royse City) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Austin to try to overturn the state’s general prohibition on spending campaign contributions to help a candidate for Texas House Speaker.