Best and Worst Legislators
A brief history of every Legislature we’ve ever covered.
The Best and Worst Legislators 2011
For the Eighty-second Legislature (our twentieth at the Capitol), everything old was new again: the state faced a budget deficit; the governor harbored presidential ambitions; the members of the Best list were hard to find; and the names on the Worst list picked themselves.
Hall of Fame
Hugo Berlanga D–Corpus ChristiTenure: Representative from 1977 to 1999Number of times on the Best list: 3I was the first Hispanic speaker pro tempore in the history of the House. I served under Gib Lewis, and he later told me that the reason he selected me is that he needed someone who could help work the …
A Q&A With Bill Broyles
The founding editor of TEXAS MONTHLY on the magazine’s first Best & Worst Legislators list.
How architecture changed the balance of power at the Legislature and other observations from my three decades covering Texas politics.
The Best, the Worst, and the Fair-To-Middlin’
Rating the Texas Congressmen from number one to, sigh, number twenty-two.