God bless Santa Fe

I can't stop thinking of the students, families, educators, administrators, and first responders affected by the senseless act of gun violence at Santa Fe High School a week ago today. My heart breaks for the victims, survivors, and the inconceivable pain the entire community is feeling in the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas since 1966. Schools and churches are sacred places, and we must do more to protect our children. That's why I welcome the round-table discussions happening around Texas; serious conversations are needed, now more than ever, to effectively address thi

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Turner Celebrates Opening of the 360 Tollway/Rosa Parks Memorial Parkway

Today, state Representative Chris Turner joined transportation officials and other area elected leaders to celebrate the opening of the much anticipated 360 Tollway and to unveil a plaque honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks. This project has been a priority for Turner since his first election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. Slightly more than half of the ten mile project is located within House District 101. "With so much growth in southeast Tarrant County and House District 101, this is a critical project for our community and I am honored to have played a role in making t

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Rosa Parks Memorial Parkway

Today, I joined community leaders to celebrate the opening of the much-anticipated SH 360 South expansion and to dedicate the Rosa Parks Memorial Parkway. This road has been a long time coming and I am honored to have been a part of the effort for several years.   When I first took office in 2009, I held several town hall meetings where I heard from constituents about the need to extend the main lanes of the highway south of Sublett/Camp Wisdom to keep up with southeast Tarrant Cou

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HHSC Strikes (Out) Again

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is the largest state agency in Texas and one of the largest in the entire nation. The state’s current two-year budget totals $217 billion; 

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Trump’s Favorites

In the early 1990s, after it was apparent that the Superconducting Super Collider wasn’t going anywhere and the federal government was not inclined to reimburse Texas for our initial $150 million+ investment in the project, then-Governor Ann Richards traveled to the White House to pay President Bill Clinton a visit. Richards confidant Shelton Smith, an attorney the governor had dispatched to Washington to oversee all things related to the Super Collider, recounted this story in Jan Reid’s book, 

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