Who can run for the state legislature? How does someone get elected to state legislature? What are the motivations to run for state legislature? What are personal and professional challenges for state legislators? What does it take to be a public servant?
E-book -- In this thorough and colorful study of the leaders of the lone Star State, Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr., holds up a Texas-sized magnifying glass to take a candid look at the lives and accomplishments of the now deceased forty-two men and one woman who held the office of governor or President of the Republic.
Website -- The list contains an entry for each current Texas state agency. The TRAIL icon links to a page containing contact and other information about the agency. The Website icon links to the agency’s home page.
Feisty, fiery, a force of nature, and funny as hell. These are a few of the terms that were used to describe Ann Richards, one of the most charismatic American political figures of the last 30 years. This compelling portrait tells her remarkable story, from the young girl who grew up poor in rural Texas to the beloved national icon and Democratic leader who rose to power in a conservative stronghold.
E-book -- Texas has a history of producing nationally prominent leaders. The years from 1938 to 1957 were the most primitive period of rule by the Texas Establishment, a loosely knit plutocracy of the Anglo upper classes answering only to the vested interests in banking, oil, land development, law, the merchant houses, and the press.