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Reopening the Texas Economy

Reopening the Texas Economy

April 17, 2020

Texans all over our great state have suffered in recent weeks both from the medical and economic impact of Coronavirus. Taking pride in our hard work is a core Texas value and…

We have great news to share for our community of Texas first responders

We have great news to share for our community of Texas first responders

March 27, 2020

Late last week, my office became aware of a glaring need to ease the minds of our first responders and ensure they will be cared for should they contract COVID-19. As a…

Representative Patterson Pledges to Refile Virtual School Network Legislation

Representative Patterson Pledges to Refile Virtual School Network Legislation

March 17, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott, in partnership with local officials, has taken swift and appropriate action to keep Texas students and teachers safe. With nearly half of Texas school districts now closed for Coronavirus…

To the Small Business Owners of HD 106

To the Small Business Owners of HD 106

March 17, 2020

As we enter the second week of the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic, we are just beginning to feel the economic impact that “social distancing” will have on our communities. Our small businesses…

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Waiver of STAAR Testing Requirement

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Waiver of STAAR Testing Requirement

March 16, 2020

On the morning of Friday, March 13th, following a good conversation with my wife, Leslie, a former public school teacher, I sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. Though…

An Update on the Coronavirus

An Update on the Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

My Fellow Texans,
Today I joined a conference call with Governor Abbott, state health and emergency management officials, the education commissioner, members of the legislature and locally elected officials regarding Coronavirus. I’d first…