City of Fate selected as finalist in 2021 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards Program

City of Fate selected as finalist in 2021 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards Program

FATE, TX (Sept. 19, 2021) Finalists for the 2021 President’s Awards Program were recently announced in Austin.  For over 30 years the awards program, sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA), has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns. Fate’s commitment to economic revitalization has been incrementally realized through the erection of The […]

Governor Abbott, Attorney General Paxton aligned in defense of Executive Order prohibiting mask mandates

Governor Abbott, Attorney General Paxton aligned in defense of Executive Order prohibiting mask mandates

AUSTIN, TX (August 11, 2021) Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the filing of a mandamus petition in the 5th Court of Appeals to strike down the actions by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. The judge’s order violates Executive Order GA-38 and state law. GA-38 prohibits governmental entities and officials from mandating […]

Rep. Justin Holland named to Texas House committees, announces top legislative priorities and bills to be filed

Rep. Justin Holland named to Texas House committees, announces top legislative priorities and bills to be filed

  AUSTIN, TX – Feb. 4, 2021 – Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) has appointed State Representative Justin Holland to serve on the House committee on Appropriations and as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Urban Affairs. “I am extremely honored to serve on Appropriations during a tough budget […]

Representative Justin Holland appointed to Texas Conservative Coalition Board of Directors

Representative Justin Holland appointed to Texas Conservative Coalition Board of Directors

AUSTIN — State Representative Justin Holland (Heath) was appointed to serve as a board member for the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC), an organization committed to the implementation of conservative public policies in state government. Representative Holland was elected to the board after being recognized by TCC for his work passing conservative legislation in both the […]

Texas activates federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program for long-term care staff, residents

Texas activates federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program for long-term care staff, residents

AUSTIN, TX – December 11, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will participate in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, a federal program to vaccinate residents and staff of long-term care facilities against COVID-19. The program is free of charge to facilities and sends staff and Pfizer vaccines from […]

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

July 2, 2020 | Austin, Texas |  Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability […]

Rockwall-Heath student’s ornament to represent District 33 on Texas Capitol Christmas tree

Rockwall-Heath student’s ornament to represent District 33 on Texas Capitol Christmas tree

Each year, members of the Texas House of Representatives are invited to select a constituent to create an ornament as a visual representation of what makes each Texas House District special.  The ornaments are hung on a 23’ Texas-grown Christmas Tree that stands in the House Chamber of the Texas Capitol during the holiday season. This […]

State Representative Justin Holland Authors Monumental School Finance Legislation

(AUSTIN, TX – March 5, 2019) Today, State Representative Justin Holland (R-Rockwall) authored House Bill 3 which invest $9 billion in funding, above the current enrollment growth and current law entitlement, towards student achievement, teacher quality and property tax reform. Following the bill’s filling, Representative Holland was proud to join dozens of fellow House colleagues […]

State Rep. Justin Holland Files School Safety Bill

(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 31, 2019) Today, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 1269, relating to the prohibition of student instruction while a school campus is a polling place. “As a father of two young daughters, school safety is a top priority on my legislative portfolio,” said Representative Holland. “Despite the rising concern […]

Rep. Justin Holland Announces Bill Portfolio for 86th Legislative Session

(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 17, 2019) Yesterday, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 852, relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of certain building permit inspections. “Currently, the Texas Constitution requires municipalities to base the cost of building permits and inspection fees on the cost to perform the inspections,” […]