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Guest column: Texas deserves better

By State Representative Tan Parker

March 5, 2021

Over the past year, the people of our great state have been incredibly tested. From COVID-19 to the recent massive power outage, its been a continuous mitigation of historic events.  Throughout this time of tremendous challenge, the people of Texas remain extraordinarily resilient.  

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Parker files bill to establish the 1836 Project

Cross Timbers Gazette

By Mark Smith

March 3, 2021

This week, State Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, filed House Bill 2497 to establish the 1836 Project, an advisory committee with the task of preserving the state’s founding principles through patriotic education, as well as increasing knowledge of past and present policy decisions amongst current and future generations of Texans.

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Parker: Working to build a stronger and more vibrant Texas during the 87th Legislative Session

Cross Timbers Gazette

By State Representative Tan Parker

February 28, 2021

Your Texas Legislature has reconvened for the 87th Legislative Session and this is one for the history books! After several months of being closed to the public, the majestic Capitol building has re-opened so that Texans can witness and participate in their state government setting the course for the next biennium. While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about some changes in the building, the energy of a new beginning remains vibrant, and I am honored to serve you in the Texas House. 

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Cornyn prods Rep. Bobby Scott to stop stalling Jenna’s law, aimed at child sexual abuse

Dallas Morning News
By Elizabeth Thompson

December 3, 2020

Sen. John Cornyn has ramped up pressure on a House chairman who has stalled his bill aimed at curbing child sex abuse, demanding that Education and Labor Chairman Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia let the bill get a vote before time runs out this month.

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For Texas economy and U.S. energy independence, there’s no choice but Donald Trump

Fort Worth Star Telegram

By Tan Parker

October 30, 2020

One of the most underappreciated achievements of Donald Trump’s presidency is that we’ve regained America’s energy independence — a goal of every administration since we lost it more than a half-century ago.

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US State of Texas Saddles Up to Become the Next Blockchain Capital

Cointelegraph.com

By Rachel Wolfson

July 21, 2020

Texas ups its aspirations to become the go-to place for crypto in the U.S., forming a new blockchain council and highlighting the state’s mining capabilities.

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Local school districts, leaders request STAAR suspension

Cross Timbers Gazette

By Mark Smith

July 20, 2020

Local school district superintendents and state legislators are requesting the state suspend STAAR testing and the TEA’s A-F grading system for the 2020-21 school year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Parker: Jan. 28, a new day of hope

Cross Timbers Gazette

By Tan Parker

January 25, 2020

Sexual assault is a devastating crime that is happening far too often throughout our society.  What makes this even more difficult to understand is the victims of this heinous act and the justice that they should receive is all too often non-existent. Why?

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USMCA is a win for Texas and America

My San Antonio for the Express-News

By Tan Parker and Rafael Anchia

July 28, 2019
 

The time has come for the Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to ensure the prosperity of our nation and bolster economic growth by ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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ABC Applauds Passage of Law Ensuring Open Competition

constructionequipmentguide.com

June 18, 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for signing the Neutrality in State Government Contracting bill (HB 985), which protects Texas taxpayers by ensuring all of Texas' skilled construction workforce can compete on a level playing field for public works contracts to build projects utilizing state funding or credit.

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Parker: Five reasons child abuse affects us all - and what you can do about it

Cross Timbers Gazette

By Tan Parker

April 2, 2019

Since having the honor to serve as your state representative, much of the dialogue that people share focuses on major issues facing Texans such as lowering taxes, funding public education, economic development, and building our infrastructure to accommodate the nearly 30 million people who call our great state home. 

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