Leticia Van De Putte

The Future Is Bilingual

Apr 13, 2018 By Charley Locke

Former state senator Leticia Van de Putte and Representative Diego Bernal discuss the childhood experiences that shaped their priorities for San Antonio’s—and the state’s—public schools.

Primary Lessons

Jan 20, 2014 By Paul Burka

If 2014 is the year everything is supposed to change in Texas politics, why do the campaigns feel so irrelevant?

The Immigration Dinner Party

Oct 31, 2010 By Jake Silverstein

We invited four lawmakers who disagree vehemently on the subject and a couple of experts to keep things friendly. Pull up a chair for a round of table talk you won’t soon forget.

Tie-breaker in Senate on teen contraception bill

May 1, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s bill permitting teen mothers to get contraception without parental consent to reduce repeat teen pregnancies produced a tie-breaker on an amendment by Dan Patrick which required notification of parents for those teens still living at home. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was summoned to break the…

No response from AG to Frew letter?

Apr 1, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte believes the Senate Finance Committee failed to include enough money in SB 1 to cover the state’s obligations under the settlement of the Frew v. Hawkins lawsuit, in which the state agreed two years ago to significantly improve access to Medicaid services.  And she lays…

Van de Putte on a matter of personal privilege

Jan 14, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte:  “I am often asked why doesn’t the Senate fight like the House. I usually reply we don’t often fight or argue because we genuinely like each other. We believe in… diplomacy and compromise. This is what is best for Texas and its citizens.” “We don’t…