Services for Linda Bridges

Services for Bridges were held on Friday, January 16, in Austin. Another memorial service was held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 pm at the Communications Workers of America Hall, 1210 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund, 1204 San Antonio St. #300, Austin, TX 78701.

You may also donate to the fund online:


From the Legislative Hotline

Three More Key Senate Committees

In addition to naming a new Senate Education Committee (see January 23 Hotline), Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick last week appointed three other key panels with  jurisdiction over education funding, higher education, and retirement benefits for education employees. See if your senator is on one or more of these committee rosters: Senate Finance Committee (school funding, state budget) Jane Nelson, … [Read More...]

Four Scholarship Opportunities

Application deadlines for four valuable scholarship opportunities are approaching soon. The Robert G. Porter Scholars Program of the American Federation of Teachers annually offers two kinds of opportunities: (1) four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members; and (2) 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing … [Read More...]

Texas Senate Committees Named

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the presiding officer of the Texas Senate, announced his appointments Friday to the 14 Senate committees of the 2015 legislative session. The roster of the Senate Education Committee is as follows: Larry Taylor, chair (Republican of Friendswood) Eddie Lucio, Jr., vice chair (Democrat of Brownsville) Paul Bettencourt (Republican of Houston) Donna Campbell (Republican of … [Read More...]