Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made the committee appointments for the Texas Senate, including the committee chairs for the now 14 Senate committees. For the ones of the most interest to the work of Secular Texas:
Criminal Justice, Chair Sen. John Whitmire
Education, Chair Sen. Larry Taylor
Health & Human Services, Chair Sen. Charles Schwertner
Higher Education, Chair Sen. Kel Seliger
Of the 14 committees, Republicans will chair 12 with Democrats chairing 2.
We are still awaiting the House Committee appointments.