A Message from the President


Dear Texas Lyceum Friends,

It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Yet here we are in 2023, at the opening our 88th Legislative Session, and in a time of considerable change that is both significant and incredibly rapid. It is a time of great uncertainty, but also great opportunity. The Texas Lyceum is uniquely suited to help our communities, and our state as a whole, navigate the change, and thrive in it.

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Investiture of Reda Hicks and the Class of 2023

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Lyceum will install Reda M. Hicks as President and also swear in 16 new Directors on Jan. 26 in the Texas Capitol.
The Texas Lyceum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership organization that helps identify future leaders from across Texas and provides a forum for a civil discussion of challenges facing the state. The investitures of Hicks and the new Directors will kick off the Lyceum’s annual Public


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 2023 Public Conference: A Lyceum Look at Elections - Austin, TX

Please mark your calendars for our next Public Conference, A Lyceum look at Elections, in Austin, Texas from January 26th – January 28th. The 2023 Public Conference will explore the mechanics of elections, the process of how district maps are drawn, and how to address the key issues surrounding voter access as well as opportunities and vulnerabilities for election security. 

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The Texas Lyceum Poll Finds Texans Are Deeply Concerned About Cost of Living

The Texas Lyceum’s annual poll, published today, finds a majority of Texans saying that they spend too much on housing and that the cost of living for necessities in the area where they live is either "poor" or "terrible." Concerns about costs come as the state grapples with ongoing economic troubles stemming from the continued fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing inflationary concerns, and rising energy prices exacerbated by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

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