Monthly Archives: July 2011


Parker Joins the Call for an Investigation of Houston National Cemetary

July 21st, 2011

Allegations of Denying Religious Freedoms Draws Criticism From the Legislature  AUSTIN, TX – Following recent allegations by veterans’ family members, State Senators and Representatives signed a letter organized by the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI), asking U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to launch an investigation into claims that the Houston National […]


Governor Perry Signs Fracking Disclosure Law and Other Related Bills

July 15th, 2011

DENTON – Gov. Rick Perry today ceremonially signed House Bill 3328 and Senate Bills 20 and 527, which will increase transparency in energy production and enable Texas to remain the nation’s energy leader. The governor was joined by Reps. Jim Keffer, Tan Parker and others for the signing ceremony. “Texas’ energy sector continues to fuel […]


The Conclusion of the 82nd Regular Session, Part 2

July 3rd, 2011

In my editorial last month, I had the privilege to update you on the new laws that I, personally, authored last session.  This month I want to take a moment to discuss the overall successes that your state legislature produced.  We entered this session with many unique challenges to address.  I am proud to say […]