Rick Noriega

Rick Noriega

Full Name: Richard Joel "Rick" Noriega

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 145 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007 79th (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 9, 2001 76th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Melissa Noriega selected by her husband, Rick Noriega, as his temporary acting representative beginning 1/11/2005 [House Journal, p. 19], and ending 8/27/2005, "State lawmaker back home after stint in Guard," 8/27/05. Austin American-Statesman.
(2) Absent but sworn 1/11/2005 in Afghanistan, while serving on active duty with the Army National Guard, as reported by the chief clerk, p. 8. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 6. Melissa Noriega approved as temporary acting representative for her husband, Rick Noriega, 1/11/2005. Resolutions - Administrative.
  • Relatives: Rick Noriega - husband; Melissa Noriega - wife. Resolutions - Administrative.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913, commemorating Armed Forces Day 1999 and honoring the members of the Texas House of Representatives who are military veterans. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 84th Legislature, R.S., HR 3511, congratulating the Honorable Rick Noriega on his promotion to brigadier general in the Texas Army National Guard. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • "Houston Lawmaker Called to Active Duty," 6/8/2004. Houston Chronicle.
  • Texas Army National Guard, Brigadier General. 84th Legislature, R.S., HR 3511, congratulating the Honorable Rick Noriega on his promotion to brigadier general in the Texas Army National Guard. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Texas Army National Guard, Major. 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Texas Army National Guard, Major. "Lawmakers Pondering War, Duty," 2/27/2003. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Texas Army National Guard, Major. "Known to his friends and community as Rick, he graduated from Mt. Carmel High School and attended Alvin Junior College on a Rusk athletic scholarship. He completed his undergraduate education with the help of an ROTC scholarship at the University of Houston in 1984, receiving his commission in the United States Army. Rick's Army career includes airborne school and service as commander of the 143rd Infantry Detachment (Long-Range Surveillance). He was aide to Brigadier General David Heuer and aide de camp to General Samuel Turk, Adjutant General of the Texas Army National Guard. Rick is a major in the Texas Army National Guard, one of three Texas legislators who are in active military service." Biographical sketch, 80th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.

Other Resources

  • "Duty Calls," March 2006. Texas Monthly.
  • "You're Rick Noriega. Do you approve this message?", July 2008, pp. 134-137, 166-168, 170-171. Texas Monthly.
  • Noriega, Richard Joel. Texas State Cemetery.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

80th R.S. - 2007
Appropriations  
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Vice Chair) 
Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
78th R.S. - 2003
Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations  
Land and Resource Management  
77th R.S. - 2001
Human Services  
Transportation  
76th R.S. - 1999
Human Services  
Transportation  

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