During this holiday season, I am reminded of our many blessings. I have been fortunate to spend some much needed time with my family, friends, and the great people of House District 60.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for the House District 60 District Office in Downtown Mineral Wells. I appreciate everyone who came out on the drizzly morning. It made the day even more special having my daughters, Meg and Leah, and my grandsons come by to see the office. I am particularly proud of my new office signs that were made by the very talented Mineral Wells FFA students.
Photos from the Mineral Wells District Office Open House
December 1st, my staff toured Camp Mabry in Austin and met with the Texas Military Department. They were able to gain a better understanding of the State and National Guard.
Thursday, December 2nd, I was fortunate to get an interactive tour of the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) campus in Breckenridge. This campus is providing Stephens County and the surrounding communities with experienced graduates ready to enter the workforce.
Later that afternoon, I was able to speak to the Stephens County retired teachers and provide them with a session update. I hope to build upon the progress made this past session for the retired teachers.
My Chief of Staff, Jordyn, and Legislative Director, MaKayla, attended the Granbury Chamber of Commerce “Who’s Who in Whoville” Awards Banquet. At the banquet, the chamber revealed their rebrand of The New Granbury Chamber of Commerce. Many hardworking individuals in the community dedicated time and effort into making this happen.
Top Photos: Representative Rogers touring the TSTC Campus.
Bottom Left Photo: Representative Rogers speaking to the Stephens County Retired Teachers.
Bottom Right Photo: The Granbury Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
On December 8th, I spoke to the Mineral Wells Rotary Club. Education and literacy are very important to me, so it was extra special to find out the rotary is donating a book to Mineral Wells High School in my name.
Later that evening, I was honored to judge the Breckenridge Christmas Parade. The work and dedication that parade participants and community put forth is impressive. Their efforts make this event a Holiday success for young and old to enjoy.
On Tuesday, December 14th, I participated in a very special event, the dedication ceremony for the Deputy Kenneth Maltby Memorial Highway. During the regular session, I passed House Bill 2807 that renamed a portion of FM 570 in Eastland County to honor the life and service of Deputy Maltby. Kenneth Maltby was killed in the line of duty in 2016. The community was able to raise the money for the signs, thanks to a generous anonymous donor. I had the privilege of speaking at the dedication ceremony and meeting the Maltby Family. I did not get to meet Deputy Maltby in this life, but this highway designation will certainly honor him and his service for decades to come.
Top Photos: Representative Rogers judging the Breckenridge Christmas Parade.
Bottom Photos: Representative Rogers at the Deputy Kenneth Maltby Highway Dedication Ceremony.
On Wednesday, December 15th, I attended TWO state play-off games from teams in the district. Texas House District 60 was the only district in Texas with two 6-man football teams in the state championships – the May Tigers and the Strawn Greyhounds. It doesn’t get any more Texan than watching 6-man high school football. Congratulations to the Strawn Greyhounds for keeping their state title, and congratulations to the May Tigers on their season.
Friday, I spoke to the Albany Chamber of Commerce. I was joined by two of my House colleagues, Representative Phil King and Representative David Spiller. I was thrilled to introduce them to Shackelford County and promote HD 60!
Top Photos: Representative Rogers enjoying the 6-man State Championship games.
Bottom Left Photo: Representative Rogers speaking to the Albany Chamber of Commerce.
Bottom Right Photo: Legislative Director, MaKayla, and Chief of Staff, Jordyn, celebrating National Hot Cocoa Day at the Crazy Coffee and Water Bar in the Crazy Water Hotel.
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