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Posts for Lauren Melear

Landgraf Holds Town Hall in Odessa

Newly elected State Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) held a town hall on Saturday, April 18th. He spent the first half of the event giving an update on what he is currently working on in the legislature, as well as what he has accomplished. Among the things mentioned were protecting gun rights, authoring the Down Syndrome […]

By |April 21, 2015
Two Tax Hikes on Midland’s Horizon?

In West Texas, tax increases seem to be the most popular narrative of local public officials as of late. Both the Midland ISD School Board President Rick Davis and Midland County Judge Mike Bradford are contemplating increasing property tax rates for their respective governments. In March, at the Midland Chamber of Commerce: State of Education […]

By |April 20, 2015
Governor Abbott Addresses Midland Republican Party

The Midland County Republican Party hosted their annual Bush Day Dinner on March 3rd at the Horseshoe Arena. Governor Greg Abbott, serving as the guest speaker, outlined his priorities this legislative session while also applauding Midland voters for the vital role they played in his overwhelming win last November. Of the topics discussed, Gov. Abbott […]

By |March 6, 2015
Midland City Council Supports Statewide Texting Ban

The Midland City Council voted Tuesday to unanimously support a resolution requesting that the Texas Legislature and Governor take action to approve House Bill 80. HB 80, also known as the Alex Brown Memorial Act, would ban any “text-based communication” while driving. Prohibited activities include typing or reading texts, emails, and instant messages, and would […]

By |February 15, 2015