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Parker Files Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

March 8th, 2015

Staff Reports Flower Mound Leader Wednesday, Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) filed four bills designed to combat human trafficking in Texas. In presenting his legislation, Parker emphasized the need for the Legislature to address what is becoming a growing problem in Texas. “Virtually everyone in Texas is touched in some way by this crime,” Parker […]

Lawmakers Driving and Major Event Funds for NASCAR

March 8th, 2015

By Mark Wiggins KVUE News AUSTIN — When it comes to packing the stands, NASCAR is king. At Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, race day averages more than 150,000 cheering fans. Compare that to nearby AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, which is designed for a maximum standing room-only capacity of 105,000. “Oh […]

Session Update – The House is Organized and Ready to Lead

February 1st, 2015

Every legislative session I am reminded of how quickly Texas’ legislative body moves to begin the important undertaking of the people’s business.  While the speed and efficiency should come as no surprise given that state lawmakers only have 140 short days to convene in a regular session, how quickly the moving parts are set into […]

Rep. Tan Parker Elected Chairman of the House Republican Caucus

January 14th, 2015

In assuming the Caucus Chair post, Parker stated, “I cannot explain how blessed and humbled I feel to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead our Republican Caucus into this critical legislative session. The citizens of Texas have put their continued faith in our state’s Republican leadership, and the caucus will undertake the important work necessary to deliver the results that Texans expect.”

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2014

That day our confidence in our safety and security was rocked to its foundation. But more importantly, our firm belief that things of this magnitude don’t happen to such a wonderful nation was shaken to its core. In the days that followed, America responded the only way that it could, with resolve for bravely demonstrating that those who would challenge our will cannot terrorize us into changing who we are and what we value.

Local Lawmakers Observe Border Issue

July 22nd, 2014

“We have known intelligence that Al Qaeda, ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] and other groups that seek to do Americans great harm are south of our border today,” Parker said. “My fear is that, God forbid, significant terrorist activity would occur in this country, and when we trace back where they came from, they would have come through the Rio Grande, across our porous southern border. We know that the individuals coming across are not just from Mexico. We are seeing folks coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other countries where terrorism is alive and well.”

REP. TAN PARKER APPLAUDS LAW ENFORCEMENT SURGE ALONG THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER

June 20th, 2014

(Flower Mound, Texas)  Today Representative Tan Parker announced his support for the recent directive issued to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to conduct a law enforcement surge along the Texas-Mexico border to supplement ongoing border security operations.  In utilizing an additional $1.3 million per week to conduct the surge, DPS will enhance its initiatives […]

Breakfast with Tan Parker

July 8th, 2013

The reason for this writing is because my wife and I recently had the pleasure of spending a few very interesting hours with Tan Parker, our representative in the State Legislature. We invited him for breakfast last Saturday and, as we enjoyed a small mountain of scrambled eggs, ham, croissants, fresh-squeezed orange juice and coffee, we covered topics that ranged from the current abortion bill being decided in the special session called by Governor Perry, to the Flower Mound Municipal Management District (MMD) legislation he proposed that didn’t get passed before the session closed last month.

District 63 4th of July Festivities

July 3rd, 2013

Copper Canyon 4th Of July Parade Jul 4th, 10AM Parade line up will be at 9:30am in front of Copper Canyon Town Hall. Immediately after the parade everyone is welcome for hotdogs & drinks in front of town hall. Any questions call Carol Owens at 940-241-1455. Denton Liberty Run July 4th, 7:30 AM (2001 West […]

Parker Says Legislative Session Was About Investment

July 1st, 2013

“This session was about investing,” Parker said. “We invested heavily in the classrooms and in higher education, in the workforce, in water infrastructure and in transportation infrastructure.”