Holding My Third Law Enforcement Roundtable

Hosting my third law enforcement roundtable.

Last week, I held my third law enforcement roundtable with more than 20 sheriffs, police chiefs, ICE agents and Border Patrol officers. This has proven to be a great tool for increasing communication, collaboration and partnerships across jurisdictions within law enforcement in South Texas. We discussed local law enforcement issues and border security, including the 287(g) program.

The 287(g) program allows state and local law enforcement agencies to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for immigration enforcement. Through the program, law enforcement personnel are nominated, trained and approved by ICE to help keep our communities safe and secure. Recently, eight of the thirteen counties I represent were among the 18 Texas counties that joined the 287(g) program. The counties in TX27 were Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, and Wharton.

Visiting Small Businesses In The District

Top: Visiting with the staff of Venom Outdoor in Hallettsville. Bottom: Meeting with Oscar Torres of Oscar's Pest and Termite Control.

Last week, I visited some Texas-27 small businesses including Venom Outdoor and Oscar’s Pest and Termite Control.

Family-owned and operated, Venom Outdoor in Hallettsville has been providing local outdoorsmen with outdoor products since 2013. It was started by Kevin and Justin, a father-son duo who created the business after looking for a boat motor that would allow them to fish the shallow water of the San Antonio River. They have boats and motors that operate in as little as three feet of water.

I also visited Oscar Torres of Oscar’s Pest and Termite Control in Victoria. Since Oscar started his own business 9 year ago after working in the pest control industry for years, he has had great success. In 2016, his company won the Best Pest Control Company in Victoria award from the readers of the Victoria Advocate.

Both successful businesses show that a good idea coupled with hard work can have great results.

Save The Date For My Upcoming Events

I will be hosting open office hours and two veterans' summits, one in Corpus Christi and one in Victoria. 

During the office hours listed below I can meet with up to 6 people at a time. You must have an appointment. The meetings will be 15 minutes long. To schedule a meeting you must be a resident of the 27th district of Texas. Please bring a state issued ID, voter registration card, or utility bill as proof of residency. For privacy purposes, no video recording will be allowed. 

You can schedule an appointment by calling my office at 361-884-2222. 
Corpus Christi Office Hours
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
101 N. Shoreline Blvd Suite 300
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

At my veterans summits, in addition to being able to visit with me and my team of Red Tape Cutters, individuals will have the opportunity to meet with dozens of organizations offering services to veterans. These events are open to veterans, spouses, dependents and the rest of the community.

Corpus Christi Veterans Summit
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Anchor Ballroom
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Victoria Veterans Summit
Thursday, August 31, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex
7403 Lone Tree Rd
Victoria, TX 77905

For more information, please call my office at 361-884-2222. 

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