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Safely Enjoying the Water This Summer

July 22nd, 2014

It is estimated that every day ten individuals in the United States drown. That is why I have made water safety a high priority as a state lawmaker.

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 […]

REPRESENTATIVE TAN PARKER NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE TEXAS ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

April 25th, 2014

“I can think of no higher calling for our nation’s youth than to serve in our armed services where they will further their educations and receive the training necessary to succeed in their future endeavors,” Parker stated. “This scholarship program is the perfect opportunity to assist an aspiring student along that path, and I look forward to awarding my office’s scholarship to a very impressive and qualified individual.”

Work Still Left To Do In The House Corrections Committee

April 25th, 2014

While I believe that the Corrections Committee succeeded in addressing many of our state’s top challenges within our correctional system last legislative session, our work is not yet done. In order to continue looking at ways to improve the correctional process in our state, the committee will be holding several public hearings on a multitude of topics over the next few months.

REP TAN PARKER APPOINTED TO THE JOINT INTERIM COMMITTEE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

April 7th, 2014

In accepting his appointment, Parker stated, “No criminal matter warrants our immediate attention more than human trafficking. It is the fastest growing illegal enterprise and it preys on our most vulnerable citizens. It is completely deplorable and I could not think of a better way to address overall public safety than to once and for all put an end to this inhumane criminal act.”

Empty Bellies

April 7th, 2014

The reality is that there are a significant number of children in Denton County who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Unfortunately, many of these children are only able to eat a complete meal when at school, whether that be breakfast, lunch or both. When these children leave school for the weekend, some are not able to eat a meal again until they return to school the next Monday morning.

Receiving the Children’s Guardian Angel Award

October 30th, 2013

Several years ago while preparing to begin my second term in the Texas House of Representatives, I came across Jenna Quinn and her tremendous story of personal resilience in the face of unspeakable sexual abuse that went undetected for many years.  Like so many tragic victims in that circumstance, Jenna was just a child who […]

REP. TAN PARKER REMINDS VOTERS OF THE NOVEMBER CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ELECTION

October 21st, 2013

(Flower Mound, Texas)  Today State Representative Tan Parker reminded voters that Texas has scheduled a constitutional amendment election for November 5th.  All registered voters are eligible to vote in the election, which begins with early voting from October 21st through November 1st.  In accordance with state law that took effect in June, all voters voting […]

Representative Tan Parker Announces His Plan to Seek Re-Election

October 4th, 2013

Conservative lawmaker vows to keep fighting for tax reductions, responsible spending plans and protecting traditional Texas family values Flower Mound – Today State Representative Tan Parker announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. Initially elected to office in 2006, Rep. Parker has earned the reputation of being an effective advocate […]

REP. TAN PARKER TO GET FLU SHOT FOR INFLUENZA AWARENESS DAY

October 1st, 2013

“Not many people realize this, but Texas lost 18 children to the flu last season,” Parker sadly stated. “Although the influenza virus cannot be 100 percent prevented, I believe it is vitally important to raise awareness of the health risks associated with the virus, and to encourage Texans to take preventative measures to reduce exposure to these risks.”