On the February 12th, I had the opportunity to travel to the lovely capital city of Austin, Texas with the Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend (hereafter YBP, website http://ybp.tamucc.edu). YBP is a 501c6 that focuses on connecting the community through community service projects, mixers, speaker series, and other general networking in hopes of retaining and fostering professional relationships with students, experienced business professionals, and the City of Corpus Christi, Texas. They are tied directly with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC).
I was most impressed with the ease of visiting our respective offices, including those outside of our districts. We literally were able to walk into them and directly speak with in ALL cases, one of the representative’s representatives! With all due respects most representatives were busy in planning committees. In fact at one point I remember hearing something to the effect, “Please sit down and make yourself comfortable, this is your office not ours.”
The purpose of the trip was to provide relevant information as it pertains to the current success of TAMU-CC as well as it’s intended future growth, information that would hopefully rise to the top during budgeting meetings. I’m not going to attempt to run off some of these impressive facts about the University and it’s programs. So here’s a copy of the Legislative Action Request we were passing out to the various offices we had a chance to visit, some of which included Senators Zaffirini and Hinojosa and Representatives Naishtat, Hunter, and Herrero.
You can reference your representatives at the following address: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx
I encourage you to look them up and write them concerning any issues, concerns, praises, etc… you have, and if you get brave enough fill up your gas tank and trek on over to the capitol and say hello in person. Here’s a list of my representatives.
|U.S. Senators represent the entire state. Texas’ current U.S. Senators are Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz. See their websites for current contact information.|
|Congressional District 27–Congressman Blake Farenthold
Texas Congressional Member Websites
|Senate District 20–Senator Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa
Capitol Office: CAP 3E.10
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0120
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
District Address: 612 Nolana, Suite 410 B
McAllen TX 78504
Phone: (956) 972-1841
State District Offices
|House District 32–Representative Todd A. Hunter
Capitol Office: CAP GW.18
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0672
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 15217 S.P.I. Drive, #205
Corpus Christi TX 78418
Phone: (361) 949-4603
|SBOE District 2–Mr. Ruben Cortez, Jr.
State Board of Education Member Websites