Representative Yvonne Davis Announces $500,000 2015-2016 Urban Scholarship Fund

State Representative Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas) announced that over $500,000 in scholarships are available for high school graduates from Dallas and twenty eight other urban areas throughout Texas. Administrated by the Texas Association of Developing Colleges (TADC), the Urban Scholarship Program was created during the 74th Legislative session as part of House Bill 2128 with the…

Electrocardiogram Screenings for University Interscholastic League

  AUSTIN – State Representative Sylvester Turner (Houston), State Representative Wayne Smith (Baytown), State Representative Dan Huberty (Houston), and Scott Stephens, President of the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation, urged the Texas Legislature to support legislation that will allow for electrocardiogram screenings (ECGs) as part of the University Interscholastic League (UIL)…

“Campus Carry” & “Open Carry” Bills

AUSTIN – Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on State Affairs, released the following statement today regarding the Committee’s hearing on SB 11 and SB 17, the so-called “campus carry” and “open carry” bills: “There are an endless number of more pressing challenges facing this legislature, from investing in and improving…

Increase Access to Banking Services & Small Business Capital

AUSTIN – State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed three more bills as part of his “Opportunity Agenda.” The bills would address two longstanding issues in South Dallas and other economically distressed and under-developed communities that hinder small businesses and individuals from succeeding: limited access to small business capital and banking services. He filed the bills…