March 28, 2013
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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, The Texas Observer, and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History will host a panel discussion entitled “The Legacy of the Dirty Thirty.” The panel will explore a pivotal period in Texas politics in the early ’70s when a group of lawmakers, known as the Dirty Thirty, challenged the influence of special interest in the Legislature and the power of House leadership.

Panelists will be Sissy Farenthold, Dirty Thirty member and former gubernatorial candidate; Tom Bass, Dirty Thirty member and former Harris County commissioner; Terry O’Rourke, legal strategist, Dirty Thirty; Ronnie Dugger, founding editor of The Texas Observer. The moderator will be State Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna of Houston.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at

Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Texas Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • Bernard & Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.