Kip Averitt

Politics & Policy |
May 8, 2010

Waco Senate seat up for grabs today

Four candidates are seeking the Senate seat formerly held by Kip Averitt: former state senator David Sibley, retired lieutenant colonel Brian Birdwell, insurance agency owner Darren Yancey, and Baylor professor Galye Avant, who is the only Democrat in the special election. The Birdwell campaign yesterday released the results of a…

Politics & Policy |
May 26, 2009

Who’s killing CHIP?

The CHIP bill sponsored by Rep. Garnet Coleman and Sen. Kip Averitt does not have to fall victim to the genocidal slaughter occurring in the Texas House. There are lots of ways it could be revived, including, of course, a vote by two-thirds of the House to take it up…

Politics & Policy |
April 14, 2009

Seliger bill would clip SBOE’s wings

The fallout from the State Board of Education's debate over the teaching of evolution continued this morning in the Senate Education Committee, which held a spirited discussion on Sen. Kel Seliger's SB 2275 transferring authority for textbook adoption from the State Board of Education to the state's Education Commissioner. How spirited?…