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Estes files handgun open carry bill

scopeLone Star News Group, weatherforddemocrat.com, 01/28/15 –

AUSTIN – State Sen. Craig Estes filed a bill on Friday that would authorize open carry of modern handguns in Texas by anyone with a license, so long as the handguns are carried in shoulder or belt holsters.

Texas is currently one of the few states that does not permit citizens to openly carry modern handguns under any circumstances. The other states that deny their citizens the right to carry handguns openly are: California, Florida, Illinois, New York and South Carolina.

Estes votes Texas Privacy Act out of Senate Committee


Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30

For Immediate Release

May 12, 2013

Contact: Liz White 512.463.0130


Senator Craig Estes votes Texas Privacy Act out of his Senate Committee on

Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security

Senator Estes sponsors HB 912 to provide needed safeguards for privacy of Texans


Austin – The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security voted out HB 912 today. The bill would make the use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft to take an image for the purpose of monitoring or surveillance a Class C misdemeanor. The bill also creates a misdemeanor offense for the possession, disclosure or distribution of images captured by the unlawful use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft.

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Securing a Bright Future for Texas

Texas State Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senator Craig Estes

May 6, 2013 -The following is an opinion editorial from State Senator Craig Estes on Senate Joint Resolution 1 titled “Securing a Bright Future for Texas”.


Texas businesses have created more than 500,000 jobs since November 2011. Our economy is growing nearly 50 percent faster than the rest of the country and our cost of living remains low. Things are going well in Texas, and people are noticing. That is why over the next 50 years, the population of our great state is expected to grow by 20 million, from around 26 million today to more than 46 million in 2060. Americans realize they can afford a nice life in Texas and are choosing our state as a place to work, live, and start a family.

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Senator Estes files “Truth in Budgeting” constitutional amendment



Estes fights higher taxes

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Endorses Craig Estes

March 28, 2012
Contact: Keats Norfleet 512-615-1119

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Endorses Craig Estes
For Reelection to the Texas Senate
State’s top legal watchdog endorses State Senator Craig Estes and calls him an
important ally in the fight FOR Texas conservative values

WICHITA FALLS, TX –Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today endorsed State
Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) for reelection. Estes currently serves Senate
District 30 that spans from North Texas around the DFW Metroplex to as far south as
Erath County.

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One on one with Texas Senator Craig Estes

Texas Senator Craig Estes

From ABC Texas Merit Shop Journal • October 2011 –

Senator Estes was first elected to the State Senate in a 2001 Special Election, and then re-elected in 2002, 2004 and 2008. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs as well as Vice Chairman on the Senate Natural Resources Committee. Senator Estes also serves as a member of the Senate Finance, Business and Commerce and Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committees. Continue reading →

Senator Estes Running for Re-Election

Bills and Riders Successfully Advanced by State Senator Craig Estes
82nd Regular Session


For Immediate Press Release

For Additional Information,

 Please Contact:

Noe Barrios:512-560-7370

State Senator Craig Estes Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Calls on Governor Rick Perry to run for President

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