Longview is the forty-fifth largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat. Longview is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U. S. Highways 80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River. According to the 2010 U. S. census, the city had a population of 80,455. The estimated population in 2017 was 81,522. Longview is the principal city of the Longview metropolitan statistical area, comprising Gregg and Rusk counties; the population of the metropolitan area as of 2017 census estimates is 217,481. Longview became a railroad route in East Texas. Today, Longview is considered a major hub city for the region. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Longview as the sixth fastest-growing small city in the United States. Companies with significant presence in Longview are Eastman Chemical and Trinity Rail Group and Consolidated Electrical Distributors. Longview was founded in the 1870s by Sr.. In 1870, Methvin sold 100 acres to the Southern Pacific Railroad for one dollar to persuade them to build their line in the direction of land he owned.
That year, he sold another 100 acres for $500 in gold. He hoped. Methvin coined the name of the town when he stated, "What a long view!" from his home. In June 1871, Longview was incorporated as the first town in Gregg County. In 1884 the elite Mobberly Hotel opened for business servicing the railroad travelers and served as the center of social gatherings for Longview; the hotel featured cherry wood furniture with carved bed posters, marble top wash stands, linen table cloths, electric crystal chandeliers and a fireplace in every room. Mobberly was located in the junction part of town near the train depot; the hotel was destroyed by fire on June 13, 1965. In July 1919, a reporter for The Chicago Defender was in Longview looking into the mysterious death of a black man named Lemuel Walters. An armed white mob attacked a home where the reporter, S. L. Jones, attempted to batter their way in. A gunfight began between the men in the house. Jones made a getaway; the white men began to burn buildings in the black section of the town.
In 1942, construction began on the Big Inch pipeline in Longview. From 1943 to 1945, the pipeline transported over 261,000,000 barrels of crude oil to the East Coast. At the time of construction, Big Inch and its smaller twin, Little Inch, comprised the longest petroleum pipeline built in the world. Both were integral in supplying the United States war effort in World War II. After World War II Longview's population grew from 24,502 to 40,050 in 1960, its growth fueled by migration from rural Gregg County and the annexation of Greggton and Spring Hill. Longview is located at 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W, it is bordered to the west by the city of White Oak and is surrounded by many other cities and towns, including Kilgore, Gilmer, Ore City, Harleton and Lakeport. It is 37 miles northeast of the sized city of Tyler. Incorporated areas include Spring Hill, Pine Tree and Longview Heights. Winters are mild. Average snowfall is less than 2 inches, with one or two ice storms each winter. Normal highs are from the 50s–60s.
Lows range from the 30s to the 40s. In Longview, the temperature dips below 20 °F and can get as warm as 80 °F during the winter months; the spring season brings storms as a transition from winter to summer. Temperatures range from the 60s to 80s for the high, the 40s to the 60s for the low; the average date of the last frost is April 4. Severe thunderstorms are common during this season; this is the wettest time of year. Summers are humid. Temperatures climb from the 90s to over 100 going into the dog days of summer; this is the sunniest time of year. The heat index can climb to around 110 °F. Fall is marked by the first cold front. Foliage begins to change in late October. Temperatures cool down and dew points drop. In the 2010 census, Longview had a population of 80,455; the median age was 34. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 56.2% non-Hispanic white, 22.6% non-Hispanic black, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 9.5% from some other race, 2.3% from two or more races and 18.0% Hispanic or Latino.
In the census of 2000, 73,344 people, 28,363 households, 19,116 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,341.8 people per square mile. The 30,727 housing units averaged a density of 562.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 70.10% White, 22.11% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.92% from other races, 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10.31% of the population. Of the 28,363 households, 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were not families. About 27.9% of all households were individuals who lived alone, 10.7% of all households were 65 years of age or more and living alone. The average household size was 2.50 a
Thomas Jefferson Rusk
Thomas Jefferson Rusk was an early political and military leader of the Republic of Texas, serving as its first Secretary of War as well as a general at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was a US politician and served as a Senator from Texas from 1846 until his suicide, he served as the President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1857. Rusk was born in Pendleton, South Carolina, to John Rusk, a stonemason, Mary Sterritt Rusk. After being admitted to the bar in 1825, Rusk began his law practice in Georgia. In 1827, he married the daughter of General John Cleveland. Rusk became a business partner of his father-in-law after the marriage, he made sizable mining investments. In 1834, the managers of the company in which he had invested embezzled all the funds and fled to Mexican Texas. Rusk never recovered the money. Rusk decided to stay in Texas and became a citizen of Mexico in 1835, applied for a headright in David G. Burnet's colony, sent for his family. After hearing Nacogdoches citizens denounce the despotism of Mexico, Rusk became involved in the independence movement.
He organized volunteers from Nacogdoches and hastened to Gonzales, where his men joined Stephen F. Austin's army in preventing the Mexicans from seizing their cannon, they proceeded to San Antonio. The provisional government named him inspector general of the army in the Nacogdoches District; as a delegate from Nacogdoches to the Convention of 1836, Rusk not only signed the Texas Declaration of Independence but chaired the committee to revise the constitution of the Republic of Texas. The ad interim government, installed on March 17, 1836, appointed Rusk as Secretary of War; when informed that the Alamo had fallen and the Mexican army was moving eastward, Rusk helped President David Burnet to move the government to Harrisburg. After the Mexicans killed all James W. Fannin's Texan army at Goliad, Burnet sent Rusk with orders for General Sam Houston to make a stand against the enemy. Rusk participated with bravery in the defeat of Santa Anna on April 21, 1836, in the Battle of San Jacinto. From May to October 1836, he served as commander-in-chief of the Army of the Republic of Texas, with the rank of brigadier general.
He followed the Mexican troops westward as they retired from Texas to be certain of their retreat beyond the Rio Grande. He conducted a military funeral for the troops killed at Goliad. In the first elected administration, President Houston appointed Rusk secretary of war, but after a few weeks, Rusk resigned to take care of pressing domestic problems. At the insistence of friends, however, he represented Nacogdoches in the Second Congress of the Republic. Rusk was a Mason, he joined Milam Lodge No. 40 in Nacogdoches in 1837 and was a founding member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, organized in Houston on December 20, 1837. As chairman of the House Military Committee in 1837, he sponsored a militia bill that passed over Houston's veto, Congress elected Rusk major general of the militia. In the summer of 1838, he commanded the Nacogdoches militia. In October, when Mexican agents were discovered among the Kickapoo Indians, Rusk defeated those Indians and their Indian allies, he captured marauding Caddo Indians in November 1838 and risked an international incident when he invaded United States territory to return them to the Indian agent in Shreveport, Louisiana.
On December 12, 1838, the Texas Congress elected Rusk Chief Justice of the Republic's Supreme Court. He served until June 1840, when he resigned to resume his law practice, he headed the bar of the Republic of Texas. He and J. Pinckney Henderson the first governor of the state of Texas, formed a law partnership in 1841. Early in 1843, Rusk was called upon once again to serve as a military commander. Concern over the lack of protection on the frontier caused Congress, in a joint ballot on January 16, 1843, to elect Rusk major general of the militia of the Republic of Texas, but he resigned in June. Rusk turned his energies to establishing Nacogdoches University, he served as vice president of the university when the charter was granted in 1845 and president in 1846. Rusk supported the growing movement to annex Texas to the United States, he was president of the Republic's Convention of 1845. The first Texas state legislature elected him and Houston to the United States Senate in February 1846. Rusk received the longer term of office.
Rusk and Houston forgot past differences as they worked to settle the southwest boundary question in favor of Texas' claim to the Rio Grande. Rusk supported the position of US President James K. Polk on the necessity of the Mexican War and the acquisition of California. In the debate over the Compromise of 1850, Rusk refused to endorse secession, proposed by some in the caucus of Southern congressmen, he vigorously defended Texas' claims to the land used to create the New Mexico Territory in 1850, arguing for financial compensation for Texas. As an early advocate of a transcontinental railroad through Texas, Senator Rusk made speeches in the Senate and throughout Texas in support of a southern route; the Gadsden Purchase received his support. Rusk was in favor of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. President James Buchanan offered him the position of United States Postmaster General in 1857, but he turned it down. While Rusk attended to duties in Washington, D. C. his wife died o
New London School explosion
The New London School explosion occurred on March 18, 1937, when a natural gas leak caused an explosion, destroying the London School of New London, Texas, a community in Rusk County known as "London". The disaster killed more than 295 students and teachers, making it the deadliest school disaster in American history; as of 2017, the event is the third deadliest disaster in the history of Texas, after the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1947 Texas City disaster. In the mid-1930s, the Great Depression was in full swing, but the London school district was one of the richest in America. A 1930 oil find in Rusk County had boosted the local economy and educational spending grew with it; the London School, a large structure of steel and concrete, was constructed in 1932 at a cost of $1 million. The London Wildcats played football in the first stadium in the state to have electric lights; the school was built on sloping ground and a large air space was enclosed beneath the structure. The school board had overridden the original architect's plans for a boiler and steam distribution system, instead opting to install 72 gas heaters throughout the building.
Early in 1937, the school board canceled their natural gas contract and had plumbers install a tap into Parade Gasoline Company's residue gas line to save money. This practice—while not explicitly authorized by local oil companies—was widespread in the area; the natural gas extracted with the oil was flared off. As there was no value to the natural gas, the oil companies turned a blind eye; this "raw" or "wet" gas varied in quality from day to day from hour to hour. Untreated natural gas is both odorless and colorless, so leaks are difficult to detect and may go unnoticed. Gas had been leaking from the residue line tap and built up inside the enclosed crawlspace that ran the entire 253-foot length of the building's facade. Students had been complaining of headaches for some time, but little attention had been paid to the issue. March 18 was a Thursday. Friday's classes were canceled to allow students to participate in the neighboring city of Henderson's Interscholastic Meet, a scholastic and athletic competition.
Following the school's normal schedule, first through fourth grade students had been let out early. A PTA meeting was being held in the gymnasium, a separate structure 100 feet from the main building. At 3:17 p.m. Lemmie R. Butler turned on an electric sander, it is believed. Reports from witnesses state that the walls of the school bulged, the roof lifted from the building and crashed back down, the main wing of the structure collapsed; the force of the explosion was so great that a two-ton concrete block was thrown clear off the building and crushed a 1936 Chevrolet parked 200 feet away. 500 students and 40 teachers were in the building at the time. The explosion was its own alarm, heard for miles; the most immediate response was from parents at the PTA meeting. Within minutes, area residents started to arrive and began digging through the rubble, many with their bare hands. Roughnecks from the oil fields were released from their jobs and brought with them cutting torches and heavy equipment needed to clear the concrete and steel.
School bus driver Lonnie Barber was transporting elementary students to their homes and was in sight of the school as it exploded. Barber continued his two-hour route, returning children to their parents before rushing back to the school to look for his four children, his son Arden died, but the others were not injured. Barber retired the next year. Aid poured in from outside the area. Governor James Allred dispatched Texas Rangers, highway patrol, the Texas National Guard. Thirty doctors, 100 nurses, 25 embalmers arrived from Dallas. Airmen from Barksdale Field, deputy sheriffs, Boy Scouts took part in the rescue and recovery. Of the more than 600 people in the school, only about 130 escaped without serious injury. Estimates of the number of dead vary from 296 to 319 but that number could be much higher as many of the residents of New London at the time were transient oilfield workers, there is no way to determine how many volunteers collected the bodies of their children in the days following the disaster and returned them to their respective homes for burial.
Most of the bodies were either blown to pieces. It was thought that one mother had a heart attack and died when she found out that her daughter died, with only part of her face, her chin and a couple of bones recovered, but this story was found to be untrue when both mother and daughter were found alive. Another boy was identified by the presence of the pull string from his favorite shirt in his jeans pocket. Rescuers worked through night and rain, 17 hours the entire site had been cleared. Buildings in the neighboring communities of Henderson, Kilgore and as far away as Tyler and Longview were converted into makeshift morgues to house the enormous number of bodies, everything from family cars to delivery trucks served as hearses and ambulances. A new hospital, Mother Frances Hospital in nearby Tyler, was scheduled to open the next day, but the dedication was canceled and the hospital opened immediately. Reporters who arrived in the city found. Former Dallas Times Herald executive editor Felix McKnight a young AP reporter, recalled, "We identified ourselves and were told that helpers were needed far more than reporters."
Walter Cronkite found himself in New London on one of his first assignments for UPI. Although Cro
Mineola is a city in Wood County, United States. It lies at the junction of U. S. highways 69 and 80, eighty miles east of Dallas in southwestern Wood County. The population was 4,515 at the 2010 census; the town was incorporated. It is believed by some that a railroad official combined the names of two prominent locals' daughters and Olla, to create the city name Mineola. While these two girls did exist, the more story is that the city was named after the railroad official's hometown of Mineola, New York because of the area's beauty. Mineola came into existence. In 1873 the Texas and Pacific and the International-Great Northern raced to see which could get to Mineola first; the I-GN reached the finish fifteen minutes earlier. A city government was organized in 1873, a post office opened in 1875, the town incorporated in 1877, but a fire in the 1880s destroyed eighteen buildings; the town's oldest paper, the Mineola Monitor, was founded in 1876. By 1890 the town had seven churches, several schools including a black free school, banks, a population of 2,000.
In 1895 Mineola became the site of the Wood County Fair. Since Mineola was in the heart of the East Texas timber belt, timber was plentiful for railroad tiemaking and lumber. During the community's first sixty years, farm products included cotton, livestock and berries. A chair factory opened in 1886, became a crate and basket factory in 1900, operated until 1952. Highway improvement, the Magnolia Pipeline Company gas line, the establishment of a railroad terminal caused growth during the 1920s, the discovery of oil in parts of Wood County and construction of a T&P railroad shop spurred the economy during the 1940s. By 1930 the population was 3,000, by 1970 it was 4,000. Diversified farming gave way to cattle raising and watermelon crops by 1950; the Mineola Watermelon Festival began in 1948. Subsequently, sweet-potato farming, a creamery, a nursery, a company that supplies poles and pulpwood to the telephone company helped the economy; the town remains a shipping center. The Mineola Memorial Library financed by H. W. Meredith, was completed in 1960.
Nearby Lake Holbrook completed in 1962, attracts residents and visitors. The Meredith Foundation has provided large sums for educational and cultural purposes since 1962. Meredith Hall Civic Center, completed in 1977, is used by small groups for varied events; the population of Mineola in 1980 was 4,346. The manufacture of women's clothing, sporting goods, electronic connectors and cattle feed and the packaging of dry beans and meat provide employment for many people; the Wood County Airport, five miles north of Mineola, was completed in 1984. A new city hall complex was completed in 1986, a two-school facility was completed in 1987; the population of Mineola in 1990 was 4,321. Mineola is located at 32°39′10.4″N 95°28′49.1″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.339 square miles, of which, 10.161 square miles of it is land and 0.178 square miles is water. Mineola enjoys weather typical of East Texas, unpredictable in the spring time. Mineola's humid subtropical climate is typical of the Southeast in North America.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,611 people, 1,779 households, 1,197 families residing in the city. The population density was 859.6 people per square mile. There were 1,993 housing units at an average density of 376.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 77.19% White, 13.38% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.44% from other races, 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.95% of the population. There were 1,779 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-families. Of all households 30.1% were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, the median income for a family was $37,528. Males had a median income of $29,938 versus $20,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,945. About 16.2% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. First Baptist Mineola is one of the largest churches in the Wood County area with an enrollment record of about 850. Sand Springs Baptist Church is located just west of Mineola; the church has a regular Sunday attendance of about 350. Broad Street Church of Christ New Hope Baptist Church St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, founded October 1871, in Mineola, Texas formally name Sodom, Texas Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church Sidney Temple Church of God East Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler.
The City of Mineola is served by the Mineola Independent School District. Mineola High SchoolHistorical Black SchoolsSouthward School Mineola Colored School McFarland Elementary McFarland High School Mineola Amtrak train station Willie Brown, the eventual Sp
U.S. Route 259
U. S. Route 259 is a north–south spur of U. S. Route 59 that runs for 250 miles through rural areas of southeast Oklahoma; the highway's southern terminus is near Nacogdoches, Texas at an interchange with its parent route, US 59. Its northern terminus is in the Ouachita Mountains, about 15 miles south of Heavener, Oklahoma where it reunites with U. S. 59. For most of its length, US 259 lies 30–50 miles to the west of its parent route. US 259 begins at an intersection with US 59, on the north side of Nacogdoches, Texas; the highway continues due north, passing through Mount Enterprise, around the eastern side of Henderson and Kilgore. In Kilgore, Texas, US 259 is known as the Charles K. Devall Memorial Highway, as named by the Texas legislature, it has a concurrency with Interstate 20 of about 6 miles continues north around the eastern edge of Longview along Eastman Rd. The highway continues due north, crossing Interstate 30 in northern Morris County, crossing into Oklahoma in northwest Bowie County.
After crossing into McCurtain County, Oklahoma, US-259 meets up with State Highway 87, continues north through Harris. Maps indicate that US-259 and SH-87 overlap to Idabel, but this is not the case, ODOT signage does not reflect a concurrency. US-259 bypasses Idabel to the south and east, concurring with U. S. Highway 70 Bypass. East of Idabel, the bypass route ends, US-259 begins a concurrency with mainline US-70 and SH-3; the three highways continue north to Broken Bow, where US-70 splits to the east toward DeQueen, Arkansas and SH-3 splits to the west, bound for Antlers. US-259 continues north alone, taking a winding path through the Ouachita Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma; the route passes Broken Bow Lake on its west side, with State Highway 259A serving as an access loop to the lake and Beavers Bend State Resort. Near the lake, US-259 crosses through the Ouachita National Forest for the first time. Near Smithville, the highway serves as the western terminus of State Highway 4. North of the SH-4 junction, US-259 crosses into Le Flore County.
The U. S. route serves as the eastern terminus of SH-144 near Octavia. US-259 reenters the National Forest north of this junction, intersects SH-63 at Big Cedar, it has a junction with SH-1, the Talimena Drive. The highway reunites with US-59 about 10 miles south of Heavener. In Texas, the highway was designated in 1962 and assumed the entire route of a previous iteration and alignment of State Highway 26, cancelled. Prior to 1985, US 259 between Kilgore and Longview followed the current route of Texas State Highway 31, it entered Longview from the southwest at the intersection of South St. and Spur 63. It followed Spur 63 to US 80. US 259 ran concurrently with US 80 to Eastman Road. At the US 80/Eastman Rd. intersection, the previous alignment of US 259 turned left to go north on Eastman. In 1985, US 259 was rerouted to its current route along Interstate 20 to Eastman Rd. left to go north, along the eastern edge of Longview, bypassing the central business district. US-259 has one Business route in Texas.
In 2006, a new bypass was completed around the eastern side of Kilgore. The bypass had been proposed as early as 1965, but funding did not become available until the late 1990s; the new bypass was designated as US-259, while the previous route through the Kilgore business district was designated as a business route. The new business route was approved by the AASHO in September 2006. US-259 continued into downtown Idabel, the southeast portion of the Idabel bypass was double-designated as US-70 Bypass and US-259 Bypass. On 6 March 2000, the bypass route was decommissioned, mainline US-259 was moved onto the bypass. However, as of 2008, some bypass signage is still in place, including signage indicating the former terminus of Bypass US-259 at US-70/SH-3. SH-259A, an Oklahoma state highway, is a 10-mile loop to Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend Resort Park north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, it lies in the Ouachita National Forest and is signed as a U. S. highway. U. S. Route 59 U. S. Route 159 Media related to U.
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Texas House of Representatives
The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Texas Legislature. It consists of 150 members; as of the 2010 Census, each member represents about 167,637 people. There are no term limits, with the most senior member, Tom Craddick, having been elected in 1968; the House meets at the State Capitol in Austin. The Speaker of the House is highest-ranking member of the House; the Speaker's duties include maintaining order within the House, recognizing members during debate, ruling on procedural matters, appointing members to the various committees and sending bills for committee review. The Speaker pro tempore is a ceremonial position, but does, by long-standing tradition, preside over the House during its consideration of local and consent bills. Unlike other state legislatures, the House rules do not formally recognize majority or minority leaders; the unofficial leaders are the Republican Caucus Chairman and the Democratic House Leader, both of whom are elected by their respective caucuses.
†Representative was first elected in a special election. Eligio De La Garza, II, first Mexican-American to represent his region in the US House and the second Mexican-American from Texas to be elected to Congress. Ray Barnhart, Federal Highway Administrator Anita Lee Blair, first blind woman elected to a state legislature Jack Brooks, U. S. House of Representatives Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas Frank Kell Cahoon, Midland County oilman and representative from 1965 to 1969. S. Representative Tom DeLay, U. S. Representative and House Majority Leader John Nance Garner, U. S. Representative, Speaker of the House, Vice President of the United States O. H. "Ike" Harris, Dallas County representative from 1963–1965. Kay Bailey Hutchison, U. S. Senator Ray Hutchison, husband of Kay Bailey Hutchison Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. father of President Lyndon B. Johnson Dan Kubiak, representative from Rockdale known for his support of public education Mickey Leland, U. S. House of Representatives, died in a plane crash.
Charles Henry Nimitz Born in Bremen. In 1852, built the Nimitz Hotel in Fredericksburg, which now houses the National Museum of the Pacific War. Grandfather of United States Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. Elected to the Texas Legislature 1890. Rick Perry, longest serving Governor of Texas, current U. S. Secretary of Energy. Colonel Alfred P. C. Petsch Lawyer, civic leader, philanthropist. Veteran of both World War I and World War II. Sam Rayburn, U. S. Representative and longest served Speaker of the House Coke R. Stevenson, Governor of Texas Sarah Weddington, attorney for "Jane Roe" for the 1973 Roe v. Wade case in the U. S. Supreme Court Ferdinand C. Weinert, coauthored bill to establish the Pasteur Institute of Texas, authored resolution for humane treatment of state convicts, coauthored the indeterminate sentence and parole law. Served as Texas Secretary of State Charles Wilson, U. S. House of Representatives, subject of the book and film Charlie Wilson's War The Speaker of the House of Representatives has duties as a presiding officer as well as administrative duties.
As a presiding officer, the Speaker must enforce and interpret the rules of the House, call House members to order, lay business in order before the House and receive propositions made by members, refer proposed legislation to a committee, preserve order and decorum, recognize people in the gallery and hold votes on questions, vote as a member of the House, decide on all questions to order, appoint the Speaker Pro Tempore and Temporary Chair, adjourn the House in the event of an emergency, postpone reconvening in the event of an emergency, sign all bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions. The administrative duties of the Speaker include having control over the Hall of the House, appointing chair, vice-chair, members to each standing committee, appointing all conference committees, directing committees to make interim studies; the Chief Clerk is the head of the Chief Clerk's Office which maintains a record of all authors who sign legislation and distributes membership information to current house members, forwards copies of legislation to house committee chairs.
The Chief Clerk is the primary custodian of all legal documents within House. Additional duties include keeping a record of all progress on a document, attesting all warrants and subpoenas, receiving and filing all documents received by the house, maintaining the electronic information and calendar for documents; when there is a considerable update of the electronic source website, the Chief Clerk is responsible for noticing House members via email. Agriculture and Livestock AppropriationsSubcommittee on Articles I, IV & V Subcommittee on Article II Subcommittee on Article III Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII & VIII Subcommittee on Budget Transparency & Reform Business & Industry Calendars Corrections County Affairs Criminal Jurisprudenc
Texas State Highway 64
State Highway 64 is a Texas state highway that runs from Wills Point via Tyler to Henderson. SH 64 was designated on August 21, 1923 to replace SH 15A from Wills Point to Carthage. On November 19, 1923, it extended east to the Louisiana state line. On September 26, 1939, the portion east of Henderson was part of U. S. Highway 79, which it was cosigned with since 1935; the remaining portion has not changed since. SH 64 has one business route in Henderson, inventoried by TxDOT as Business SH 64-E; the route was designated on June 21, 1990, along with Bus. US 79, replaced segments of Loop 153 and Loop 154; the two business routes are concurrent through downtown Henderson. Loop 153 was designated on May 18, 1944 from SH 64 and SH 323 southeast to downtown Henderson and east to US 79. On December 19, 1955, the section from US 79 & FM 840 to US 79 was removed from the state highway system. On June 21, 1990, Loop 153 was cancelled, as it was transferred to Bus. SH 64-E and Bus. US 79-F. Loop 154 was designated on May 18, 1944 from SH 64 southward through Henderson to US 79.
On June 21, 1990, Loop 154 was cancelled. SH 64-E and Bus. US 79-F