Railroad Commission race loses luster, challenges emerge elsewhere

Railroad Commission race loses luster, challenges emerge elsewhere

Photo: Karla Held for Pville Pflag

Then-Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson at a Veterans Day ceremony in Pflugerville 2014.

For a brief moment, the Republican race for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission seemed destined to provide the best political theater during the run-up to the March 1 primary. But, that hope fizzled Monday as two colorful politicos, former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, said they wouldn’t run.

Patterson, who spent the weekend camping with his 11-year-old son, was reminded that moments spent with his ….. read more here

By Tim Eaton – American-Statesman Staff

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