“The Hot Seat,” billed as “a conversation series about the 82nd Legislative Session … and the 83rd,” will be moderated by Texas Tribune CEO and editor-in-chief Evan Smith. The program will allow area residents to both hear their elected representatives’ perspectives and to ask questions.
The session is open free to the public in the C.J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, on the ASU campus. A light meal with beverages will be available for participants, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the program scheduled to begin at noon. Individuals interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat and meal.
The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit media organization focusing on state government and public policy, provides an online news service at www.texastribune.org. The April 24 session, hosted by Angelo State University, is one of a series of question-and-answer programs being conducted statewide by the Texas Tribune prior to the next legislative session, which begins in January.
Darby, R-San Angelo, was first elected to represent House District 72 in 2007. He is the founder of W. Drew Darby and Associates Law Firm and the owner of Surety Title Company and Double D Title Inc. Duncan, R-Lubbock, is a practicing attorney who was first elected to represent Senate District 28 in 1996. He previously served four years as a Texas House member.
Moderator Smith is the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, stepping down in 2009 as the magazine’s president and editor-in-chief. He currently hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.