Alone and in pain for 17 hours

The Dallas Morning News recently published a five-part investigative series highlighting the failures of our state’s Medicaid managed care system for the most vulnerable in our state. For Democrats in the Texas House, this is absolutely unacceptable. Entitled “Pain & Profit,” the reports show some of the most egregious cases of mismanaged care in our state, all in the name of profit for private healthcare companies. In one sit

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

This Memorial Day, my family and I reflect upon and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation's freedom. We can never repay the debt our nation owes to the great men and women who gave their lives, nor can we repay the loved ones who are forever impacted by their selfless acts of courage. In their memory, we must commit ourselves to making a difference in the lives of others, supporting American ideals, and shaping the future of our state and nation for the better. That's how we can show our gratitude to the

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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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