IssuesThe 88th Session Kickoff

On January 24, join The Texan for the 88th Session Kickoff, a daylong event of state lawmaker panels on important topics they'll be debating this legislative session!
November 28, 2022

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, as lawmakers are gearing up for the session ahead, The Texan will host a live event with House and Senate members to discuss the issues and priorities they’ll be tackling.

This daylong event will have The Texan reporters moderating panels of select lawmakers on important topics — from education to abortion to energy and so much more.

  • 8:30 – 9:15 AM — Public Education & School Choice 
    • Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe)
    • Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston)
    • Rep. Carrie Isaac (R-Wimberly)
    • Rep. Brian Harrison (R-Midlothian)
  • 9:30 – 10:15 AM — Child Gender Modification
    • Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock)
    • Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Fort Worth)
    • Rep. Nate Schatzline (R-Fort Worth)
    • Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands)
  • 10:30 – 11:15 AM — Separation of Powers
    • Sen. Mayes Middleton (R-Wallisville)
    • Sen. Kevin Sparks (R-Midland)
    • Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM — Q&A with The Texan Reporters
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM — Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM — Border & Immigration
    • Sen. Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton)
    • Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg)
    • Rep. Eddie Morales, Jr. (D-Eagle Pass)
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM — Election Reform
    • Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston)
    • Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood)
    • Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park)
    • Rep. Ellen Troxclair (R-Lakeway)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM — Abortions & Vaccines
    • Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham)
    • Rep. Caroline Harris (R-Round Rock)
    • Rep. Donna Howard (D-Austin)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM — Energy & the Grid
    • Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills)
    • Sen. Nathan Johnson (D-Dallas)
    • Rep. Charles Cunningham (R-Humble)
    • Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco)
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM — Interview with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Place: Texas Spirit Theater in the Bullock Museum
Address:1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701


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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.