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Sen. Uresti's E-Newsletter - October 2016

Fall is known for many things, including football, Halloween, and who could leave out—Pumpkin spice everything. This fall, I’m asking for your help to spread awareness of a different type of fall, and your effort could help to save lives. Every year around 30,000 Americans will die from an unintentional fall, around the same number killed in fatal automobile accidents... [More]

September saw a number of committee hearings in Austin, as legislators put in the final work on interim charges prior to the 85th Legislative Session which begins in January. Senator Uresti and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee met earlier in September on a number of issues that will have an effect on our budget next session. The first is the problems with high caseworker turnover in our Child Protective Services System... [More]

As deer hunting season approaches, I wanted to draw your attention to a charitable program that fights hunger and promotes environmental stewardship in Texas. Hunters for the Hungry is a program that allows hunters to donate legally tagged and field-dressed white-tailed deer and mule deer to be processed and distributed to local hunger relief agencies... [More]

The National Association of Town Watch over the course of the year will be sponsoring National Night Outs (NNO) across the country. NNO is an event that brings awareness to neighborhoods about crime and drug prevention programs and seeks to unite the neighborhood through spirit, creating a long lasting partnership with the community police. There will be free food, drinks, games and student performances throughout the night... [More]

The number of drilling rigs at work in Texas continued to rise in September with a count of 246 compared to 237 near the end of August, according to the Sept. 23 weekly report from oil services firm Baker Hughes. Nationally, there were 511 rigs at work compared to 487 at the end of August... [More]

Pd. Pol. Ad. Carlos Uresti Campaign  •  924 McCullough, San Antonio, Texas 78215  •  A.M. Hernandez, Treasurer