21 January 2019

The 86th Texas Legislature Convenes

As we near the 30-day mark on a government shutdown in Washington D.C., the Texas Legislature is gearing up for another productive legislative session. As I drove into Austin for opening day, I was reminded of how fortunate we are in Texas to have a part-time Legislature that must work together over only 140-days to...
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26 November 2018

House Interim Charge: Natural Resources

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the excitement of the Christmas season begins.  Whether it’s attending one of our many Christmas parades across East Texas, witnessing the lighting of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit, or simply enjoying the sights and sounds of the season, there’s no shortage of activities to keep us busy.  Amidst all...
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29 October 2018

House Interim Charge: Elections

With temperatures dropping across the state, it’s important that we keep in mind our fellow Texans who are without food, shelter, and clothing. We are so blessed to live in communities that help organize programs aimed at providing these basic necessities to the less-fortunate, and I want to encourage you and your family to seek...
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01 October 2018

Capitol Update: Insurance

The official onset of the Fall season brings about an exciting time of year in our communities. From homecoming rallies and football games, fall festivals, and canned food drives, to crisp early mornings in the deer stand. I hope you’ll take some time in the coming weeks and months to breathe in the autumn air,...
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17 September 2018

House Interim Charge: Pensions

I want to start this column by extending my sincere gratitude to all of the brave men and women who serve as first responders. As we recently reflected on that solemn September morning over 17 years ago, we remember those who lost their lives to save the lives of countless others. God bless their sacrifice,...
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