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Message from Carlos - January 2018

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends and enjoyed a safe holiday season.

The new year is cause for celebration, but it is also time to reflect on past achievements and develop our commitments for 2018.  I have a number of New Year's resolutions for our state:

1. Ensure all kids in Texas are healthy.

Small Team Makes Huge Moves

January 1, 2018

Senator Uresti and SD 19 are proud of the Balmorhea football team for its incredible victories. The team won each game by at least 30 points this season, and won 11 games by 45 points! On December 20th, the Bears made the 440-mile trip up to the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, where they showed off their incredible talent in the Class 1A Division II State Championships! The Bears represented us well with their fierce passion, sportsmanship, and athleticism. They deserve a standing ovation.

Senator Santa makes his way throughout District 19

January 1, 2018

Senator Uresti just returned from his annual Senator Santa trip, where he visited with constituents in daycares and nursing homes throughout Senate District 19 and distributed toys to kids and gifts to elderly residents and staff.

To kick off the trip, Senator Uresti hosted his annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive at VFW Post 9186. Community leaders and constituents of Senate District 19 joined to collect hundreds of toys for children. Hundreds of guests had a great time with a full dinner, door prizes, and dancing.

Senator Uresti and the Blue Ribbon Task Force go Caroling for Kids!

January 1, 2018

Senator Uresti and the Blue Ribbon Task Force enjoyed caroling so much last year, that they went at it again! On December 22, the group sang its heart out, while also distributing information about the opportunity to connect mentors from the community with young parents journeying through the challenges of family life and parenting.

Senator Uresti began the Blue Ribbon Taskforce, a child abuse prevention coalition, in honor of Jovonie Ochoa's memory. Jovonie tragically passed away due to child abuse on Christmas Day fourteen years ago. The group caroled and undertook this initiative in Jovonie's honor.

Energy Update - December 2018

January 1, 2018

The number of active drilling rigs at work in Texas on December 15th was stable around 457, slightly higher than last month's count, and significantly more than last year, according to oilfield services firm Baker Hughes. Nationally, there were 930 rigs at work, up from 915 at this time last month. Overall, US crude production rising slightly each month since September and is around 9.8 million barrels/day, according to the Energy Information Agency.

Message from Carlos - December 2017

December 1, 2017

The holidays are in full force and the spirit of giving is in the air across Senate District 19. Many of you have already contributed to our Food Bank or other charitable organization in advance of Thanksgiving. As we enter December, and as you consider your year-end-giving, we have the opportunity together to help make the holidays brighter for everyone in our communities.

Filing for 2018 Election Begins

December 1, 2017

Incumbents and candidates began filing for the 2018 election season on November 11th. Starting with the March 2018 party primaries, Texans will vote for the state's highest offices, including all members of the U.S House of Representatives and the Texas House and half of the Texas Senate. Candidates have until December 11th to file their applications, but we have already seen a number of developments.

Six long-serving Texas Congressman have announced their retirements. They are: Republicans Jeb Hensarling of Dallas, Ted Poe of Houston, Sam Johnson of Richardson, and Lamar Smith of San Antonio as well as Democrats Gene Green of Houston and Beto O'Rourke of El Paso.  This group makes up a stark 1/6 of the Texans in Congress.  

Energy Update - December 2017

December 1, 2017

The number of active drilling rigs at work in Texas is stable around 450, slightly higher than last month's count, and significantly more than last year, according to oilfield services firm Baker Hughes. Nationally, there were 929 rigs at work, up from 913 at this time last month. Overall, US crude production is steady around 9.7 million barrels/day, according to the Energy Information Agency.

Uresti Family Christmas Party & Toy Drive

December 1, 2017

The 21st annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive will be held Friday, Dec. 8th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at VFW Post 9186, 650 VFW Blvd. in San Antonio.  More details are available by clicking here or by calling (210) 932-2568.

Uresti Veterans Day Reception a Success!

December 1, 2017

On a day packed with events honoring our Veterans, Senator Uresti along with Senator Jose Menendez hosted Veterans, their families, and those who support Veterans at VFW Post 76 for a Veterans Day reception.

All branches of the military were represented, and guests enjoyed lunch, and refreshments. Additionally, guests celebrated the Marine Corps. 242nd birthday with a military themed cake.