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NPT Capitol: The Speaker’s digs

House Speaker Joe Straus invited the press corps into the Speaker’s apartment this morning for breakfast and questions. Here are some pictures. Video to follow…

joe-talking

joe-young

Speaker Straus conversing with the press                A young Joe Straus at the Speaker’s desk in the 1960s
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tv light-reading

$1.3m was spent restoring the apartment,               You can’t judge a book by its cover, but
including antique paintings, historical                       can you judge a politician by his books?
chandeliers, restored sofas and..er..a
vintage Sony HD widescreen…

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booze

free-breakfast
NPT Exclusive: where they keep the booze.              There may be no such thing as a free lunch,
but what about breakfast?
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chand the-appartments-bedroom

A chandelier that cost $75,000.                       A bedroom that did not cost $75,000
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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 6, 2009 at 9:33 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. It happens over and over again. I’m reading a story or a caption under a photo. I see mispellings and improper grammar usage. I’ve seen these occurrences in other local publications too. Journalists should hold themselves to a set of standards just like other professionals. Come on, guys. No excuse for this!

    Debbie

    February 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

  2. Right…I think all that remodelling that’s been going on is what’s breaking the bank. Why are they calling it an “apartment”?

    !

    February 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm


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