PRESS RELEASE: Wrapping Up August Town Hall Forums
August 27, 2013

Muenster, TX – Rep. Drew Springer has hosted 15 town hall forums since the conclusion of the Second Special Session. These forums were done over the course of three days,with stops in 13 counties.

House District 68 spans 22 counties and is geographically larger than 8 states. The western part of the district borders Lubbock, while the eastern portion of the district is sandwiched between Denton and Oklahoma.

“As State Representative, I have a duty to represent my entire district,” said Springer. “With a district as large as mine, that means taking the time to regularly visit each community and listen to their concerns and comments. While I have not made it everywhere since the end of Session, I intend to hit the road again soon and visit the rest of the district’s communities.”

At these town hall forums, Springer discussed the 83rd Session and subsequent Special Sessions, including issues of water, education, transportation, agriculture, the Second Amendment and protecting unborn life. After speaking, Rep. Springer allotted time for citizens to ask questions and give feedback.

“This was the best Session I have seen in several years for public education, especially the help with testing,” said David Stoud, Bryson ISD Superintendent, in response to the passage of HB 5 that moved the number of required end-of-course exams from fifteen to five.

Brian Burgess of Haskell, TX was encouraged by the passage of the pro-life legislation, HB 2. “I saw the video of you at the rally, were you the person that kicked it up and fired up the crowd?” he asked.

In Jacksboro, Eldon White of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association said, “I appreciate all the hard work you have done for the cattle industry this Session.”

When discussing water, Rep. Springer explained that due to the passage of SJR 1, the people of Texas will vote on November 5th to decide the fate of its implementation. He encouraged everyone to get out and support the legislation, Proposition 6 on the ballot and reminded them to remember to bring their ID to vote.

Rep. Springer will continue to host town hall forums and office hours throughout the district. If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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