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Estes to speak to county GOP

July 31, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/04/2011 - 7:00pm

Craig EstesCraig EstesState Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) will speak to the Parker County Republican Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug 4 at the Doss Student Center, Alene Strain Room at Weatherford College. Estes’ district includes Parker County.

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 for the Senate Natural Resources Committee. He also serves as a member of the Senate Finance, Business and Commerce and Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committees. Additionally, Senator Estes was recently appointed by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst to serve as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, which will take the 2010 census data and use the information to reapportion congressional districts as well as districts for the state legislature.

Senator Estes has also been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Southern States Biobased Alliance, and more recently to the Western States Water Council, and by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst to serve on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council for State Governments, and Agriculture and Energy Committee for the National Conference for State Legislators.

Senator Estes serves on the Bioenergy Policy Council, which was created through his legislative efforts to expand research and development of domestically produced alternative fuels to promote economic growth, and reduce our dependence on foreign energy.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, and co-chairman of the Economic Development Task Force. Senator Estes represents the fifth generation from the North Texas area. Senator Estes was born and raised in Wichita Falls, and is retired Chairman of the Board of Estes, Inc., a wholesale distributor of agricultural related chemicals and fertilizers.

Estes has served on the Young Life Committee of Wichita Falls, the boards of directors of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls, the Wichita Falls Boys & Girls Club, and the Wichita Falls Faith Mission. Senator Estes is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

All Republicans are invited to be a part of the Party meeting. No reservations are required. For more information, visit parkertxgop.org or call County Chair Zan Prince at 817-594-5029.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

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