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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…



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
vintage Sony HD widescreen…

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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!


    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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