At Last – Sine Die

So now that the Regular session is over, I get to catch my breath and reflect on what I saw.   This particular clip got me through the worst of the insanity.  It truly does reflect the tenor of the debate from time-to-time…

So I can’t wait to get my hands on the complete “Best and Worst” legislators article from Texas Monthly, but here’s the rundown:


  • Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen)
  • Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth)
  • Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock)
  • Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth)
  • Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D- San Antonio)
  • Rep. Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie)
  • Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)
  • Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio)
  • Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands)


  • Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth)
  • Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas)
  • Comptroller Susan Combs (R-Austin)
  • Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso)
  • Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills)
  • Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville)
  • Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston)
  • Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston)
  • Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City)
  • Rep. Van Taylor (R-Plano)


  • Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston)

I don’t have any particular quibbles, but am scratching my head a bit about Lon Burnam. After calling out the budget item for cabana boys associated with the ‘Governor’s Mansion in Exile’ last session, he deserves a permanent pass from a ‘worst designation.’

All-in-all, I agree with the observation that most of the freshman are generally rubbish. That being said, because there were so many of them this session, I think a special shout-out is in order. So, I’d like to recognize the Legislator Most Resembling a Character from a Novela  – State Representative from District 40 – Terry Canales  — Woo hoo!!


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