AUSTIN — There was no drama for the Texas Panhandle or the South Plains in Tuesday’s Texas Legislature races, but an unusually high turnover, especially in the 150-member House of Representatives, should benefit West Texas in the long run.
That’s the assessment of some members of the region’s legislative delegation and of lawmakers from outside the area.
AUSTIN — State Rep. Four Price earned another two-year term Tuesday night.
Price, R-Amarillo, easily defeated former Potter County Democratic Party Chairman Abel Bosquez in Texas House District 87.
With nearly half of all votes counted in the five-county district, Price was leading Bosquez, 80 percent to 20 percent. Bosquez also lost to Price two years ago when they were battling for an open seat.
Price said he was thrilled with his overwhelming victory, but now it’s time to focus on the upcoming legislative session that will begin Jan. 8.
Several High Plains Food Bank board members and local legislators helped serve meals at the San Jacinto Elementary Kids Cafe on Tuesday. The High Plains Food Bank, which operates the Kids Cafe, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Four Price, who is the incumbent for the 87th District Texas Legislative Representative seat, made an appearance at the Coffee Ranch for a chat with area citizens on Tuesday morning. The event was very casual, with Four chatting with locals about football, hunting, and his children while enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
Law enforcement officers from throughout the Texas Panhandle were reminded of the dangers of their profession as they gathered Thursday at Llano East Cemetery to remember those killed in the line of duty.
Amarillo, Texas - One of Amarillo's state representatives will now play a key role in making sure the Texas government is run efficiently. Four Price will serve on the Sunset Advisory Commission. It was created back in 1977 to identify and eliminate waste, duplication and inefficiency in state agencies. Price and eleven others will question the need for each agency and look for new ways to streamline all of them. This is his first term in the Texas House of Representatives.
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