Senator Estes Receives Committee Chair Appointment



Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30


For Immediate Release

October 4, 2012

Contact: Jenna Dailey


Estes to Chair Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security Committee

Austin – State Senator Craig Estes (R – Wichita Falls) was today named as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session.

Governor Dewhurst said, “This new responsibility will complement Senator Estes’ personal priorities and military presence in his District.”

The Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security Committee will maintain the focus it has had since Senator Estes’ original chairmanship appointment in 2009 with an expanded emphasis on immigration and border security.

With this announcement, the Lieutenant Governor has signaled he is committed to continue our efforts in addressing illegal immigration and border security.  These issues will be a priority during the upcoming legislative session.

“I am honored by Governor Dewhurst’s appointment and the expanded responsibility I will be trusted with during this difficult session,”  Estes said.  “Since the federal government has failed in its responsibility to secure our border and address the illegal immigration crisis, Texas must step in and correct the problem.  We cannot have homeland security until we have true border security, and I look forward to working closely with Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and my fellow Texas Senators to solve this problem.”

To view Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst’s announcement, go to

Senator Estes represents Senate District 30 covering Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin (part), Cooke, Denton (part), Grayson, Jack, Montague, Parker, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young counties.

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One response

  1. Jack C. Pickard

    OK Senator Estes, congratulations. I am a Rancher, that lives in rural Parker County and a strong supporter of controlling the Texas border when it comes to illegal immigration and transport of all illegal substances and illegal commerce including human trafficking, across the Texas/US/Mexico Border. I offer any advise when it comes to these issues. I am Fifth Generation Beef Cattle Rancher and Retired Senior Chief US Coast Guard who spent his last four years in the Coast Guard fighting the drug wars in the Caribbean/Gulf Coast/South East Pacific regions via the Coast Guard Caribbean Squadron during the 1990-94 period when we took down many Columbia Drug Lords including Pablo Escobar. I understand all of the corridors via Panama Canal through Central America and Mexico to the US Border. This is a ripe transit area for Terrorist, Drugs and illegal weapons transport and our border is ripe for exploitation by Land/Water and Air routes. Texas/New Mexico/Arizona and California must close down this our weakest entry points against all illegal activities. In addition I am a Conservative supporter of Private Property Rights especially when it involves Water usage and illegal Government interventions into my Private Property usages. I have yet to have a conversation with you SIR and you are my Senator in District 30 this is a concern for me as I have addressed you via several forums in the past … it might be time for us to talk, thanks for reading this.

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