Last Session (2011) I followed Legislators and watched them Interact with Liberals on Twitter who had lots of followers, I interacted with them too during the Session while they were on the Floor in the House/Senate; but they like larger numbers they think represent voters in their district even though most Libs from New York/DC used real estate ads online for their "Texas Address"
I have roughly 2,300 more followers than I had last session...
I deleted most actual Legislators accounts after the election/redistricting etc, but will be re-adding them and other Texas Legislative Session links/twitter accounts here ... postem if you gottem
Here's a start of Govt/Govt related links/accounts ... things you might miss otherwise
https://twitter.com/ynnaustin/texas-legislature" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A public LIST you can subscribe to on Twitter
https://twitter.com/burtrsolomons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;https://twitter.com/TexasLRL" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Stay current on reports of legislative interest and information about the legislative process in Texas. Provided by the Legislative Reference Library of Texas.
Austin, Texas · http://www.lrl.state.tx.us" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Legislative Library @TexasLRL
New LRL blog post: Schools and guns (laws and related resources) http://goo.gl/56Fhn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/whatsNew/cli ... -Resources" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
... recent events and the emerging date about guns in schools, the library has pulled together the following collection of resources.
Multiple laws govern the use of handguns by Texas residents. The Texas Department of Public Safety has a helpful publication that highlights these laws:
Texas Concealed Handgun Laws and Selected Statutes (October 2012)
There has been a growing debate over whether the state should allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to legally carry in Texas primary and secondary schools. Texas Penal Code Sec. 46.03 and Sec. 46.035 currently ban handguns on school grounds as well as at school sporting events.
The library did not locate any past Texas legislation that attempted to allow teachers and administrators to carry handguns in primary and secondary schools. In the most recent session, SB 354 attempted to allow individuals who were licensed to carry concealed weapons to do so on higher education campuses. The bill did not pass.
School Safety resources:
Information about state-required school safety standards can be found on the Texas School Safety Center website. Created in 2001 by SB 430, the Texas School Safety Center is a good starting point for safety and security information pertaining to all independent school districts and junior college districts in Texas. The site makes available the Texas Unified School Safety Standards as well as the latest survey of safety and security audits completed by Texas schools.
Two major federal statutes regulate the commerce in and possession of firearms: the National Firearms Act of 1934 (26 U.S.C. §5801 et seq.) and the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, §921 et seq.).
A recent publication by the Congressional Research Service, Gun Control Legislation, discusses both of these acts, as well as the gun control debate in the context of recent mass shootings. In addition, the publication also provides a set of helpful data sources for firearm-related statistics.
https://twitter.com/RepHughes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Burt R. Solomons
Husband & Father. 18-yr veteran of the Texas House of Representatives, real estate attorney & former municipal judge.
Carrollton, Texas · http://www.facebook.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I really do not have time to search each Texas Legislator, I'll add occasionally ...Bryan Hughes
I am honored to represent the people of Northeast Texas in the House of Representatives.
Mineola, Texas · http://www.BryanHughes.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
but if anyone locates a database/list ...
We the people grassroots lobbying through twitter
( I got burned out on Form Letter E-mail replies and enjoyed actual twitter conversations during votes ...)
I had some great discussions with some Dem/Libs who were "borderline" last session .. Post all parties legislators