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Texas House passes SB 1857 (Texas School Safety Training Act)


 Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2013

Contact: Liz White


“Texas School Safety Training Act” Sent to Governor

Act empowers courageous teachers to voluntarily seek training for active-shooter scenarios

 Austin – Today the Texas House finally passed SB 1857, the Texas School Safety Training Act, which empowers qualified Concealed Handgun License (CHL) instructors to earn a “school safety certification” that would allow them to train teachers to save lives should an active-shooter scenario occur inside a Texas school. The bill now goes to Governor Perry to await his signature.

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Offsetting the D.C. Regulatory Assault

State Senator Craig Estes

State Senator Craig Estes

By State Senator Craig Estes, 04/23/13 – Americans are under constant assault by tens of thousands of federal bureaucrats armed with hundreds of thousands of pages of big-government regulations that control seemingly everything. This assault comes at a high price. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2011 that federal regulations cost the American economy $1.75 trillion per year. On top of that, President Obama issued 106 new major federal regulations in his first three years in office that have added more than $46 billion a year in new costs.

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A Call for Truth in Budgeting


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Press Conference on State and Local Park Funding



Fate of “Flying Pigs” vs “Slaughtered Hogs”

Op-Ed: 01/02/2013, By State Senator Craig Estes (R- Wichita Falls) –

 Texas State Senator considers asking Texas Rangers to find missing Texas congressional conservatives

State Senator Craig Estes

State Senator Craig Estes

Where have all the federal budget-cutting Texas conservatives gone?As Chairman of the Texas Senate Committee responsible for our state’s Homeland Security, I am contemplating calling out the Texas Rangers to find them.

It appears that somewhere between Texas and Washington, they got lost.

That’s right! Some of our Texas congressional Republicans voted to pass Obama’s “fiscal cliff compromise” legislation.

This legislation looks like, smells like and tastes like a tax increase. Why?  Because it is a tax increase bill!

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Let’s keep Estes ~ Conservative Results not Rhetoric

Rush Limbaugh says, and I agree,“It’s not what they say, it’s what they do that matters.”

We need not listen to what he says about himself.

Ask any of the following, their opinion of State Senator Craig Estes!

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Op-Ed from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release

January 19, 2012
Contact: Sam Carlson

The Keystone XL Pipeline

State Senator Estes

Yesterday, President Obama and his administration rejected a permit application that would have allowed for the construction of the 1,700 mile Keystone XL Pipeline. With this decision, President Obama confirmed what many Texans have feared — that he cares more about politics than sound economic policy.

If constructed, the $7 billion Keystone XL Pipeline would have the capacity to transport over 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Continue reading →

Redistricting – Urgent Issue Impacting Parker County

This is related to the Constitutional Requirement for each state to redraw / re-apportion their US House Districts every 10 years with respect to the latest census.  This year, Texas will receive four (4) additional seats and this forces a redraw of many districts.  Due to this effort being delayed until the very end of the legislative session, options will be limited, and the map must apparently be drawn up in the TX Senate and approved by the TX House.  According to the urgent e-mail from Phil Kink below, they are trying to remove us from our current US House District with Kay Granger and actually split our District.  The proposed map would move the southern half of Parker County into a very gerrymandered district all the way down to Austin (very Liberal), and the northern half of Parker county will go into a gerrymandered district all the way up to Amarillo (Moderate).  The effect of this action will be to dilute our effective voice in the US House as a conservative County, which is probably intentional. Continue reading →