Editor’s note: Below is a monthly legislative update from State Representative Keith Bell. Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County.
Forney Education Foundation STEAMfest
It was great to be a part of the Forney Family again to support STEAMfest and the Forney Education Foundation. Thanks for all you do for kids!
Bois d' Arc Reservoir
Got to tour North Texas Municipal Water District construction of the Bois d' Arc Reservoir in Fannin County. This is Texas' first new major reservoir in 30 years. Great to see progress made on a project that will impact the North Texas Region.
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Nomination
I am proud to announce that I have nominated Chilton Conner to receive the 2019 Texas Armed Services Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to those who have shown outstanding dedication to education and a future in military service. Chilton graduated from North Forney High School and has demonstrated a commitment to academics and serving the community. He is attending Texas Tech University this fall.
Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake's 2019 Celebrity Waiter
Annette and I had a great time with Ashley and Judge Scott McKee at the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake 2019 Celebrity Waiter Event benefiting the children of Cedar Creek Lake! Thanks to Jeaneane and Kevin Lilly for your generous contribution with the purchase of the 86th Legislature Signature print.
Henderson County 4-H - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Awards
I recognized Henderson County 4-H - Texas A&M AgriLife award recipients Bella Bridges, Kurtlee Smith, Karli Rayburn, and Elley Chiesl on their accomplishments. This 4-H program has continued to make its impact across the state with big wins at State 4-H competitions, Major Shows, at the World Show, and receiving large Texas 4-H Scholarships!
Terrell Rotary Club
Great to speak with Rotary Club of Terrell! Thanks, Rotary President Ken Lane, DJ Ory, and members for your leadership in our community.
Congratulations to the STAR transit Board of Directors on being awarded the 2019 Texas Transit Association's Outstanding Rural System Award! Thank you for your commitment to serving Kaufman County and surrounding areas.
Texas Rural Water Association
I appreciated the opportunity to provide a Legislative Update to the Texas Rural Water Association. Thank you Shirley Thompson, District 12 Director for the invitation!
Athens First United Methodist Men
Enjoyed speaking to the Athens First United Methodist Men at their bi-monthly breakfast. Thank you for a great morning of fellowship.
Terrell Chamber of Commerce
I had the privilege to provide a legislative recap of the 86th session with the Terrell Chamber of Commerce!
Kaufman County 4-H Awards Banquet
I was proud to present the awards at the Kaufman County 4-H Banquet in Poetry. Special thanks to our Kaufman County Extension Agents Ralph Davis and Carrie Sharp for all you do to support these future leaders!
Texas Education Agency Announcing the 2019 Accountability Ratings
A great honor to be invited by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to present the 2019 Accountability Ratings for Texas school districts and campuses.