January 13, 2009
Straus swears in and the Lege stands down

Boy, if you'd told me a month ago that today's opening ceremonies for the 81st Lege would be all about pomp and comity and no drama, I'd have requested a sample of whatever you were ingesting. Funny how things turn out, isn't it? We officially have a new Speaker, voted in by acclimation, and after a motion to adjourn for the day by his predecessor, which to my mind is somewhat akin to the Grinch carving the roast beast, we'll be able to get down to the serious business of naming committee chairs and deciding how long to adjourn for the Inauguration next week. Which means that everyone who blogs, reports, or tweets about this stuff will have a few quiet days. It's a beautiful thing.

Some links of interest from Day One:

Meet the newly-elected and TexBlog PAC-supported member from El Paso, Rep. Joe Moody.

Congrats to State Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer of San Antonio on the arrival of his newest constituent.

And from the great city of Fort Worth, meet State Sen. Wendy Davis.

Thank God we still have the Senate for some antics and shenanigans. Much as I enjoy tranquility, it wouldn't be the Lege if things went too smoothly. If you're a Lege fan and you're not following Dan's Secret Tweet, you should be.

Till tomorrow, y'all.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 13, 2009 to That's our Lege
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