State Affairs (or possibly Business & Industry): Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton (if it has jurisdiction over electricity, he'll run it)
Public Education: Rob Eissler, R-The Woodlands (returning)
Culture, Recreation & Tourism (or other panel overseeing Parks & Wildlife): Kuempel, possibly
Still to be determined: Plum assignments for other anti-Craddick Rs, including Charlie Geren of Fort Worth, Jim Keffer of Eastland, Tommy Merritt of Longview, Byron Cook of Corsicana and Delwin Jones of Lubbock.
Jump ball: Dan Branch, R-Dallas, may get Higher Education gavel. If so, credit his friendship with Straus.
While some Craddick lieutenants are worried about retaliation, a Straus backer who spoke only on condition of anonymity said loyalists to the former speaker should chill out. They'll still be able to pass bills, even if they lose committee chairmanships, this Straus backer said.
"Everybody gets to go to church," the Strausite said. "You just may not be able to be a deacon any more."