Newsletter – 6/17/21

Newsletter – 6/17/21

Dear Friends,

Although the legislative session has officially concluded, my work as your State Senator continues. This week was an important week regarding the security of Texas’ borders. Governor Abbott announced a new initiative for Texas to fund the remainder of the border wall. I share the details on this effort below.

I’m also excited to share with you an opportunity for young Texans to apply for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship program. These scholarships provide a pathway for our students to begin a career in service to their state and nation. Details on this scholarship are below.

As always, I am committed to “Listen, Learn, and Lead” and the goal of this newsletter is to keep you informed while also providing an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with me. As always, contact me if I can assist you in any way.

Sincerely,

Senator Angela Paxton
Senate District 8
Earlier this year, I visited the Del Rio Sector of the Texas border, an area that boasts the second-highest number of illegal crossings in the United States. There isn’t just a crisis going on at the border between Mexico and Texas, but a humanitarian tragedy of epic proportions.

As staggering as the costs of this immigration crisis are in taxpayer dollars, they are surpassed by those to human dignity and human life. Believe it or not, the emboldened cartels are literally advertising on television, coercing individuals to hand over thousands of dollars – sometimes every cent they have – in exchange for a trip to America.  As a mother and grandmother, I find this assault on women and children unconscionable and the political policies of the Biden Administration that continue to incentivize it nothing short of abusive.

Today, Governor Abbott released his initiative to secure the Texas border and build the border wall that President Trump initiated.  I am supportive of Governor Abbott’s initiative and the efforts the Texas Legislature made this session to provide the necessary funding to secure the Texas border from the cartels that are harming people through drug smuggling, human trafficking, property crimes, extortion, and violence.

To learn more about Governor Abbott’s border security initiative, go to borderwall.texas.gov.

In 2009, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. The purpose of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program is to encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, or the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Each year the governor and the lieutenant governor may each appoint two students, and each state senator and each state representative may appoint one student to receive an initial conditional scholarship award.

I have an application on my Senate website for students interested in applying for the scholarship through my office at:  https://senate.texas.gov/members/d08/press/en/p20210615a.pdf

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