- When: Thursday, July 8, 2021
- Gov. Abbott has not yet said what will be on the agenda.
- Based on his previous statements, however, we can make an educated guess.
- Texas Freedom Caucus pens letter to Abbott requesting eight additional items to be considered during a special session.
- State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R–Royse City) requested that Abbott add consideration of border security to the special session agenda.
- State Rep. Jeff Cason (R–Bedford) requested Abbott add consideration of a prohibition on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants be added to the special session agenda.
Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Race
- Election by State Republican Executive Committee members will take place Sunday, July 11, 2021.
- Current candidates include Matt Rinaldi, David Covey, Chad Willbanks, and Bill Burch.
- Current RPT Chairman Allen West announced his resignation a few weeks ago.
Republican Primary Election for Texas Governor
- Allen West announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Texas governor.
- He joins three existing candidates, which include Gov. Abbott, Chad Prather, and Don Huffines.
- Allen West indicated he would run on a platform of securing the border, election integrity, and property tax relief.
- This is the first primary election Gov. Abbott has seen multiple challengers in since first being elected.