Paying for College Events

Please Join State Representative Chris Turner For a Paying for College Seminar Tuesday, September 26 6:00 to 7:30 PM Seguin High School (Cafeteria) 7001 Silo Rd, Arlington OR Wednesday, September 27 6:00 TO 7:30 pm Timberview High School (Auditorium) 7700 S Watson Rd, Arlington Representatives from UT-Arlington & TCC will share information on: Federal College Financial Aid State Financial Aid Scholarships Veterans Educat

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Immediate needs — Hurricane Harvey

Last week, I emailed a list of organizations working to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The response was incredible – thank you! There’s still more we can do to help. I have been in communication with my House colleagues who represent the impacted areas, as well as Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’s office, to get an update on current needs in their communities. In parts of Harris County, now that the cleanup process has begun, residents are in most need of bleach. In addition, the supply of children’s diapers, specifically larger sizes (4,5,6

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800,000

"Ultimately, this is about basic decency.  This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated.  It’s about who we are as a people – and who we want to be." - 

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How to Help

UPDATE: Currently, there is an immediate need for bleach, child diapers and adult diapers in communities served by County Commissioner, Precinct 1. Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Rep. Garnet Coleman have requested items to help their constituents in need. We have created and will maintain an Amazon list to ship items to the areas in need. The list will be updated as needs change. Items purchased will ship directly to the Precinct 1 office in Southeast Houston for distribution in the community. Thank you for your help! LINK TO THE AMAZON LIST: 

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Charlottesville

Anger and disgust -- those are two of many words that come to mind when I think of what happened in Charlottesville this weekend and of the hatred and division that has risen to the surface during the past several months. The violence in Virginia was an act of domestic terrorism, plain and simple. These white supremacists and Nazis (or as they call themselves, the alt-right) are anything but patriots – they are un-American. Their goal is simple -- to rip apart the fabric of what makes our nation great: its diversity, its compassion and its inclusion of all races, genders, religions and cree

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