Texas Legislature RE: TWITTER ACCOUNTS

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Texas Legislature RE: TWITTER ACCOUNTS

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Post by RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:51 am

Primary Purpose of this thread is to accumulate Addresses of Texas Legislators on Twitter so we have an avenue of talking to them (directly to them if they handle their own Twitter account, and many do) other than FAX- and E-Mail form letters and talking to their Assistants.



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/TexasLRL" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Legislative Library
@TexasLRL

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.

Texas laws:
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.

Federal laws:
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/burtrsolomons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Burt R. Solomons
@burtrsolomons
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;
https://twitter.com/RepHughes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Bryan Hughes
@RepHughes

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;
I really do not have time to search each Texas Legislator, I'll add occasionally ...

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
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Re: Texas Legislature RE: TWITTER ACCOUNTS

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Aaron Peña
@AaronPena follows you

A Texas State Representative unbound in the world of politics.

Austin · http://ACapitolBlog.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rep Tim Kleinschmidt
@RepKleinschmidt

State Representative, Texas House District 17

Austin, Texas · http://www.timkleinschmidt.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Rodney Ellis
@RodneyEllis

Texas State Senator - District 13 (Houston, TX)

ÜT: 29.763058,-95.364687 · http://RodneyEllis.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
@TX_Legislature
https://twitter.com/TX_Legislature" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

JasonEmbry
@JasonEmbry
Press Secretary for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. Opinions expressed are my own and RTs are not endorsements.
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Re: Texas Legislature RE: TWITTER ACCOUNTS

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Post by RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:11 am

Post any you have or find.
I have no affiliation with anything below, but found it interesting:
Posted by Aaron Pena at http://www.acapitolblog.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://rightonlinebootcamp.eventbrite.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
RightOnline: Texas Social Media Boot Camp with Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott
Join us on January 21st in Austin, TX for our RightOnline Social Media Bootcamp with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. We will go over all things Twitter, Facebook, and Website related. You won't want to miss out on this event!

Breakfast & Lunch are both provided with your registration fee.

Space is limited. So, please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can open up your spot for another attendee.

Agenda coming soon.

This event is hosted by: Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Texas, Empower Texans, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute and The Franklin Center
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Post by RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:24 am

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Dem Libs too
Chris Turner
@ChrisGTurner

State Rep.-elect in Dist. 101 - Arlington & Grand Prairie. Tweets about politics & community; sometimes food, music & and sports.

Grand Prairie, TX · http://www.votechristurner.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Courtesy of 4copas who found a good resource:
http://www.texastribune.org/tweetwire/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by baldeagle » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:34 pm

http://therightsideofaustin.wordpress.c ... n-twitter/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:41 pm

Thanks I had the 2011 list, some are still there ;-) :thumbs2:
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Post by RPB » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:33 pm

For those new to Twitter,

a hashtag is # #txlege

you can follow/search items using it
like

#TXLEGE usually follows Texas Legislature posts
ytu can follow all #txlege posts by clicking that link

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23txlege&src=tren" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Today's first day is being covered by reporters and others there, using the hashtag #txlege
Aaron Franco ‏@AaronFrancoYNN

"At the request of my colleagues, I withdraw my candidacy." Rep. Simpson #txlege
TX Capital Tonight ‏@TXCapTonight

Perry's speech interrupted by a medical emergency #TXlege
Expand
6 minutes ago
@ClearLakeTP Reps-elect sworn in and rules adopted from 82nd session. No action yet. #speakershowdown #txlege. Speaker vote up next.
4 minutes ago
Aaron Peña ‏@AaronPena

RT @TracyYoungTX: #txlege 83rd begins... With a hug between @AaronPena and Rep Dutton ;) http://yfrog.com/esly2prj" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
4 minutes ago
Aaron Peña ‏@AaronPena

RT @TexasMonthly: Rick Santorum holding court on Senate floor, says he's a guest of Ken Paxton #txlege http://twitpic.com/btko5r" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Rebekah Hood ‏@RebekahH_KVUE

Want to follow the first day of the 83rd legislative session? You can right here on Twitter using the hashtag: #txlege
Heidi Thiess ‏@HeidiForTexas

@HeidiForTexas: @ClearLakeTP Rep John Zerwas nominates Joe Straus. #SpeakerShowdown #TXlege #clearlaketeaparty
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio about to be selected as Senate president pro tempore. She will serve through 2013 session
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Post by RPB » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:58 pm

btw

watch live
http://www.senate.state.tx.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Today at the Capitol: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 is the Opening Day of the Senate of the 83rd Legislature. You can watch the proceedings live, starting at 12:00 PM from the Senate RealMedia Broadcast page.

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Post by RPB » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:58 am

Well, this isn't Texas Lege House/Senators but it's new...
Senator Ted Cruz has created his official Twitter account @SenTedCruz You should follow him.
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Post by Jasonw560 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:00 pm

My new Rep.:

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Jasonw560 wrote:My new Rep.:

@OscarLongoria35
:tiphat: Thank you
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Post by JeffT72 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:47 pm

I finally created an account after lurking for while as I wanted to contribute to this thread.
I have followed these folks as they represent me and I hope to gain some insight by doing so.

Texas State:
Senate District 11--Senator Larry Taylor @Taylor4Senate
House District 24--Representative Greg Bonnen @DrGregBonnen

U.S. Senator Senator John Cornyn @JohnCornyn
U.S. Congressional District 14--Congressman Randy Weber @WeberforTexas


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Post by RPB » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:37 pm

JeffT72 wrote:I finally created an account after lurking for while as I wanted to contribute to this thread.
I have followed these folks as they represent me and I hope to gain some insight by doing so.

Texas State:
Senate District 11--Senator Larry Taylor @Taylor4Senate
House District 24--Representative Greg Bonnen @DrGregBonnen

U.S. Senator Senator John Cornyn @JohnCornyn
U.S. Congressional District 14--Congressman Randy Weber @WeberforTexas
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Post by RPB » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:44 pm

searching twitter

#txsen
https://twitter.com/search?q=txsen&src=typd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

#txlexe
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23txlege&src=typd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

#txlege OR #txsen
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23txlege% ... n&src=typd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


#txlege and #txsen
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23txlege% ... rc=typdmhj" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; bghjk,./,mnbv cikujlyhgfdvcx

using twitter search operators
https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-t ... ter-search#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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