Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) to chair the Education Committee during the interim and will keep him as chair of the Higher Education Committee. However, Patrick intends to make the Higher Education Committee a subcommittee of the Education Committee in the next legislative session, which starts in January 2023.
Creighton replaces Sen. Larry Taylor, who is retiring. Sen. Angela Paxton (R-McKinney) was chosen to replace Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville), who is also retiring, as vice chair of the Education Committee. With several retiring state senators, Patrick also appoined several other committee chairs.