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Preparing for Hurricane Season In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, I join the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Governor Greg Abbott in urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and Governor Abbott…
Eliminating the Franchise Tax Last week, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 28 which will put the franchise tax on a steady track toward a complete repeal by using surplus money. In December of each odd-numbered year the Comptroller of Public Accounts will determine the ending balance of…
Visit from George "Iceman" Gervin We were joined by George "Iceman" Gervin on Wednesday, April 26th. Brother of Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, Iceman remains the Spurs all-time leader in points per game. He joins Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as one of the only three players in NBA history to win…
San Jacinto Day Today, April 21, 2017, marks the 181st anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. As you might know, the Battle of San Jacinto is where the Republic of Texas defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army and gained our independence. Aside from the Battle of the…
House Bill 3106 Presented to Committee On Tuesday, April 11th I presented House Bill 3106 to the House Committee on Public Education. The purpose of this bill is to assist Texas City ISD with the annexation of La Marque ISD. If passed, HB 3106 would require the state to provide…
Budget Night 2017 Yesterday, April 6th and into the early morning hours of today, the Texas House debated and passed a budget for the 2018-2019 biennium. Each session, the Texas Legislature is required by constitution to pass a balanced budget. It took 15 hours, but the Texas House passed it…
Bills in Committee On Monday, March 27th, I presented House Bill 1735 to the Committee on Elections. House Bill 1735 has a few components to it. Under current law, there is no express statutory authority to remove, replace, or reassign an election worker who is being disruptive in a polling…
HOUSE BILL 1727 GETS A HEARING ON Monday, March 20th, I presented House Bill 1727 to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. House Bill 1727 is to aid in the issuance of certain search warrants for Chambers County. The problem arises that while a part of Baytown is in Chambers County,…
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