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Analysis: “Smitty,” a Texas Lobbyist for the Small Fry, Retiring After 31 Years

In the early 90s – the heyday of consumer rights legislation and regulation in Texas – Robert Cullick, then a reporter at the Houston Chronicle, gave Tom “Smitty” Smith of  an unofficial title: Everybody’s Third Paragraph. Smith, 66, announced his retirement Tuesday from his official post after 31 years, ending a long run of organizing […]