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Special Sessions of the Texas Legislature, 1877-2003
Special Sessions chart. long description of chart

Special sessions are remarkably common. The governor alone can call a special session and set the session's agenda. No matter the number or difficulty of the issues, a special session may meet at most thirty days.

Governors have called them following seven in ten regular sessions. Sometimes just one is called. More often, one call has led to another as Texas government has tried to keep up with growing demand for policy making.

Source: Legislative Reference Library. (full source)