SKIP TO PAGE CONTENT

King, Flores address upcoming state legislative session

All SWTJC locations will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The first day of class for the Spring 2019 16 Week Semester will be on Tuesday, January 22nd.

King, Flores address upcoming state legislative session

Texas House of Representative Tracy O. King and Texas State Senator Peter Flores spoke to an audience of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community on Thursday (Dec. 6) at SWTJC in Uvalde.

Flores and King gave updates and an outlook for the 86th Regular Legislative Session, which goes into session on Jan. 8, 2019. The two politicians took time to answer a multitude of questions from the audience.

Some of the topics discussed were dual credit, property tax reform, transferring from a community college to a university, and funding for higher education.

Government instructor Xaviera Haynes, who organized the forum thanked Representative King and Senator Flores for taking the time to speak with those in attendance and answer their questions.

“I hope this becomes a reoccurring event, where we can come together to get updates on what is happening with our state government, and you can hear our concerns,” said Haynes.

The political forum can be viewed in its entirety on the SWTJC YouTube Channel.