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Power Outage Update & Survey of Damage

February 18, 2021

Power Closer to Full Restoration Power has been restored to another 2 million homes across Texas. There are still hundreds of thousands to go. We know now that around 185 generation units tripped offline and today we still have 36,000 MW offline – 14,600 MW wind and solar and 21,400 MW thermal (nuclear, coal and […]

Update on Power Outages

February 17, 2021

Friends, I wish I had better news to deliver but I fear we will not be back to normal power for a few more days. The hardships that Texans are enduring is completely unacceptable. Without a doubt, this crisis should have and could have been averted. The good news is when this does end, and […]

Power Update

February 16, 2021

Friends, The latest update from Oncor can be found HERE. I will make certain that the legislature takes up this issue of outages immediately! I have already been in contact with the Speaker and the Chair for the State Affairs committee discussing hearings as soon as we can reconvene session.  Similar problems on a smaller scale occurred in […]

Unprecedented Demands on the Electricity Grid

February 15, 2021

Friends, I know many of you are frustrated with the outages of electricity, gas and water many of us are experiencing right now.  The power at our home began cycling off and on every ten minutes or so yesterday evening and went completely down at 1:40 am.  I know many others are in the same predicament.  […]

Emergency Items for the Legislature

February 7, 2021

Governor Abbott State Of The State Address  The Governor has prioritized five key emergency items for the Legislature to address during the 140-day legislative session.  Each of these items can be taken up during the first 60 days of the session; unlike other bills affected by the 60-day calendar rule.   Additionally the legislature was also […]

Parker County Hospital District to serve as Regional Hub & Bill Filed to Reform Texas’ Self-Defense laws

January 24, 2021

Parker County Hospital District to serve as Regional Rural Vaccine Hub   We are so excited to announce that Parker County was selected by the Texas Department of State Health Services to serve as a Regional Rural Vaccine Hub for all House District 61 constituents as well as residents in the surrounding counties.     By the […]

Fort Worth Star Telegram: ‘For all the marbles’: Political maps back on drawing board

December 1, 2020

Texas Failing 2020 Census & Covid-Killing Air System for Schools

August 24, 2020

Complete the 2020 Census: Why Does it Matter? Texas ranks 39th with only 59.4% of Texans responding to the census.  The deadline to complete the count is September 30, 2020, just around the corner.  Much of the federal funding that comes to Texas is allocated on a per capita basis.  Federal funding comes from your hard earned […]

My Thoughts on Police Powers and Community Prayer Gathering

June 7, 2020

Editorial in Fort Worth Star Telegram  To download click HERE.  Prayer Gathering   Please join me tonight at Heritage Park at 7:00 pm.  Let’s join together and pray for our nation. 

Property Owner Protections & CARES Act Funds for Local Jurisdictions

May 13, 2020

Higher Burden After Successful Appraisal Protest Many times I’ve heard constituents complain of appealing their new property tax appraisal, prevailing in that appeal, only to see their valuation raised right back up at the next appraisal. This hasn’t been unique to Parker and Wise counties. Last year I was able to pass a property owner protection […]