Final Thoughts on the Year, Celebrating Champions

December 22, 2023

This is a time to reflect on the year, be grateful for what we have, spend time with family and friends, and thank the Lord for our numerous blessings.

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

This time last year, I was yet to take the oath of office to serve as your new state senator. In the weeks that followed, in January of this year, I placed my hand on the Bible and was sworn in. Let me just say what an honor it is to serve you.  

As Monday approaches, I am thankful to our Father in Heaven for his gift of Christmas, when he sent his son to earth to be the savior of the world.  

Terry and I, and the entire extended King family, hope and pray that you have a wonderful, blessed and Merry Christmas.   

Highlights from Johnson County Republican Women’s Meeting

It was great to be back in Johnson County among many friends and supporters. On Tuesday I had the opportunity to speak to the Johnson County Republican Women and provide a recap of the regular legislative session and the subsequent four special sessions. I always appreciate the warm welcome and the chance to see friends like former Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford.

During my remarks, I touched upon some key accomplishments including historic border security funding, major property tax relief, banning gender modification surgeries in children, and other key measures to protect our kids. I outlined bills we passed to increase the reliability of the electric grid and ensure we have the energy needed going forward. Our increase in school funding and the $1 billion water infrastructure fund were also covered.

With Leanne Ivey and Verlie Edwards of Congressman Roger Williams’ office

With Former Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford

With Whitney Clotfelter, Johnson County Republican Women President

With TFRW District Director for SD 10, Anita Moore

Bob McKinley Reaches 1,000 Wins

Congratulations to Bob McKinley, Weatherford College’s longtime athletic director and women’s basketball coach, for reaching the 1,000 wins plateau.

McKinley is one of only five coaches in the history of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to reach 1,000 victories in men’s or women’s basketball. He is also the winningest active NJCAA Division I basketball coach in the nation. McKinley is a member of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and is a 12-time Coach of the Year awardee from the Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference. 

Congratulations to 3 Football State Champs in Senate District 10!

Football is a time honored tradition in Texas, and I’m excited to announce that this year SD 10 had three high schools that won their Texas State Championship! I’m very proud to highlight these communities and their schools.

The Aledo Bearcats defeated Smithson Valley to win the 5A Division 1 Title. Congratulations on this great accomplishment. By the way, Aledo High School has now won 12 state championships, which is a Texas record!

In the Western portion of our district, the Albany Lions in Shackelford County beat the Mart Panthers to win the title for 2A Division 2. Congratulations Lions!

Finally, the Gordon Longhorns of Palo Pinto County won the 1A Division 1 title, beating the Westbrook Wildcats. What a great accomplishment!

My office has prepared Senate Resolutions honoring all three of these teams. We look forward to this proper recognition for their accomplishments.

Merry Christmas!