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Ever since I made the decision to forego another election campaign in House District 25, I’ve had mixed emotions about ending a 24-year run in the capitol. I will sincerely miss the opportunity to serve my neighbors in the district and the chance to work with some truly upstanding individuals in the capitol, but I will definitely not miss the army of trolls who pollute every elected leader’s social media accounts.

Back in 1996

When I first ran for office as a young twentysomething fairly fresh out of college, social media was nonexistent, so we relied on postal mail, phone calls, faxes, and meetings in the district to connect with the voters who would become constituents. When social media first emerged ten years later, it was rife with potential, offering a new way to not only inform constituents of the things I was doing on their behalf, it also provided a handy channel for them to respond, ask questions and offer insights. …


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Stack of 100 dollar bills with illustrative coronavirus stimulus payment check to show the virus stimulus payment to Americans

AUSTIN (KXAN) — While Pres. Donald Trump ultimately signed the federal COVID-19 relief stimulus bill late Sunday, Texas lawmakers aren’t entirely “relieved” the relief has been passed or pleased with the process of how it got done.

The $900 billion relief bill will provide critical funds to businesses and individuals, but it also polarized Congress, who couldn’t agree on various add-ons and amounts.

While hundreds of billions will go toward items like unemployment insurance and the Paycheck Protection Program, there are other inclusions, like clean energy funding, were derided. …


Outgoing Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a post on his Facebook page.

Bonnen, who represents cities including Freeport, Bay City and his hometown of Angleton, said on Facebook that his wife tested positive earlier this month and he tested positive over the Christmas weekend.

“This disease is no joke in its unpredictability and severity, so please continue to keep your guard up and your loved ones protected,” Bonnen said in his post. “Mask up and social distance, avoid large gatherings, and take care of one another.”

Bonnen’s children have not tested positive, but he said the whole family will quarantine to make sure they do not expose anybody else to the virus. His children will continue to get tested until he and his wife test negative. …


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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a post Sunday on his Facebook page.

Bonnen (R-Angleton) said in the post that his wife, Kim, tested positive last week, and he learned this weekend that he had COVID-19.

His wife has had “difficult but manageable symptoms,” and Bonnen’s have been mild, he said.

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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, shortly after his wife, Kim Bonnen, contracted the viral respiratory disease. The outgoing state legislator, a Republican, confirmed the news in a post shared to his official Facebook page on Sunday afternoon.

“2020 just keeps on giving!” Bonnen wrote. While he described his wife’s symptoms as “difficult but manageable,” the politician said his own “have so far been mild.” The pair, alongside sons Gregory and Jackson, are continuing to quarantine inside their home, and both children have undergone diagnostic COVID-19 tests in the meantime. …


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Outgoing Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Lake Jackson, announced Sunday afternoon in a Facebook post that he and his wife, Kim Bonnen, have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the post, Bonnen said that he tested positive over the weekend and that his symptoms have been mild.

“Given our exposure, many have inquired about my health status, as well as that of our sons, Jackson and Gregory,” Bonnen said in the post. “Jackson and Gregory will continue to be tested as we quarantine as a family to keep those around us safe.”

More: Austin police chief Brian Manley tests positive for…


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Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to a post from his Facebook account.

“2020 just keeps on giving!” Bonnen wrote in the post. He went on to explain that his wife had tested positive last week, and continues to face “difficult but manageable symptoms.”

After multiple inquiries about his health, Bonnen decided to get tested as well. He has mild symptoms. He said he was unable to pinpoint the initial exposure and urged everyone to continue to social distance.

“This disease is no joke in its unpredictability and severity, so please continue to keep your guard up and your loved ones protected,” Bonnen wrote. “Mask up and social distance, avoid large gatherings, and take care of one another.” …


“2020 just keeps on giving!” Bonnen wrote in a Facebook post confirming that he and his wife have both tested positive for the virus.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his Facebook post published Sunday afternoon.

Bonnen said in the post that his wife, Kim, tested positive for the coronavirus last week. He said she continues to battle “difficult but manageable symptoms,” and he tested positive himself this weekend.

“Given our exposure, many have inquired about my health status, as well as that of our sons, Jackson and Gregory. This weekend, I tested positive for coronavirus and my symptoms have so far been mild,” Bonnen wrote. …


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AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Sunday, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced he and his wife Kim tested positive for COVID-19, saying, “2020 just keeps on giving!”

Bonnen, R-Angleton, says they don’t know where specifically they were exposed, but specified that he and his family chose to spend Christmas with only their household.


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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Dennis Bonnen, the outgoing speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 following his wife becoming sick last week.

Bonnen wrote on his Facebook page that he was diagnosed with the coronavirus this weekend. He said his symptoms have so far been mild and that his family is quarantined.

“2020 just keeps on giving! Last week, my wife Kim tested positive for #COVID19 and we are grateful for the many well wishes and kind words as she continues to battle difficult but manageable symptoms,” Bonnen wrote.

Bonnen said his family celebrated Christmas alone out of concern with spreading the virus and that it’s unclear how they were initially exposed. …

About

Speaker Dennis Bonnen

Speaker Bonnen served the 25th Legislative District in the Texas House of Representatives representing southern Brazoria County and all of Matagorda County.

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