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Houston and the 86th Legislature

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George R. Brown Convention Center – McKinney Balcony

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

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The Texas Tribune is touring the state with a series of post-session events recapping the major policy debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they mean for Texas' largest cities and surrounding communities.

Join us in person or on our livestream for a conversation about public education, taxes, immigration, health care, spending and other consequential matters with Houston-area legislators — state Sen. Carol Alvarado and state Reps. Sarah Davis, Dan Huberty and Armando Walle. The conversation will be moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune.

Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 6 since a 2019 special election. She sits on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations, Nominations, Transportation, and Water and Rural Affairs committees. Previously, Alvarado served more than 10 years representing House District 145. She also served on the Houston City Council.

Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, has represented House District 134 since 2011. She serves on the House Appropriations and Insurance committees. She also serves as vice chair of the Legislature's Harris County Delegation and secretary of the Women's Health Caucus, and she is House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's appointee to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Davis is also a partner with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and specializes in personal injury lawsuits.

Dan Huberty, R-Houston, has represented House District 127 since 2011. He serves as chair of the House Public Education Committee and sits on the County Affairs Committee. Previously, he served as board president and trustee for the Humble ISD school board. Huberty also serves as president of MVP REIT, a real estate investment trust.

Armando Walle, D-Houston, has represented House District 140 since 2009. He serves on the Appropriations, Higher Education, Local and Consent Calendars, and Redistricting committees. He is also a member of the House Democratic Caucus, Women’s Health Caucus and LGBTQ Caucus. Previously, Walle served on the staff of multiple elected officials, including U.S. Reps. Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee, and he now works as a practicing attorney.

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This event will be in the McKinney Balcony at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The event is free and open to the public and includes a light lunch. Lunch and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the conversation at noon. Paid parking will be available in the Avenida South or Central parking garages, located adjacent to the convention center. The parking fee is not included in registration.


The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Learn more and become a member at texastribune.org.

This series of events is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. This event is supported by Arnold Ventures, Texas Southern University, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, AT&T and Walmart and is hosted by HoustonFirst. Foundation support is provided by the Houston Endowment, The Simmons Foundation and the Brown Foundation.

Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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George R. Brown Convention Center – McKinney Balcony

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

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