Lois W. Kolkhorst, State Representative

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Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, serving House District 13, which includes Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington Counties, and consists of thousands of square miles of rural Texas from the Brazos Valley to the Coastal Plains.

As Chair of the House Committee on Public Health, she oversees the state's health care system and sets priorities for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She is also a member of the House Committee on County Affairs, where she helps solve challenges facing the state's 254 counties, and works closely with the seven rural counties in her district. read more

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Kolkhorst Honored as Big Voice for Little Texans by Texas CASA and CASA of South Central Texas
(November 6, 2013) Texas CASA and CASA of South Central Texas honored Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, as a Big Voices for Little TexansTM yesterday in Brenham. The award is reserved for legislators who exhibit leadership in making a priority of children who are in the care and custody of Child Protective Services. (more)

Blinn Honor

Blinn Welcomes Five to its Hall of Honor

(October 19, 2013) College names State Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst its person of the year. (more)

Ryan's Plan for Medicaid, Medicare Mirrors Texas Bills
(The Texas Tribune, August 14, 2012) If Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan's controversial plan for reforming Medicaid and Medicare sounds familiar in Texas, it should. The Wisconsin congressman's proposal bears strong similarities to bills that Texas Republicans advocated for — and eventually passed — during the last legislative session. (more)

Free Press Person of the Year
State Rep Lois Kolkhorst, center, visits with Walker County Judge Danny Pierce, left, and HEARTS Veterans Museum Board Chairman Richie Harris at the Nov. 11 dedication of the new museum.
Photo by Free Press – Rich Heiland




GOP aiming to slip federal law with 'compact'
by Chuck Lindell
American-Statesman Staff
Published 9:24 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Under a bill pending in the state Senate, Texas could become the second state seeking to opt out of the new federal health care law by taking advantage of a clause in the U.S. Constitution allowing states... (more).

Texas House Approves Kolkhorst Patient Privacy Protections
(Austin, TX) House lawmakers approved new measures this week that seek to protect Texans' private medical information and toughen the privacy laws on personal medical records... (more)

Texas House votes to cut its own funding
AUSTIN — State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has joined fellow House members in voting to cut 10 percent from their office budgets. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has also taken the budget-cutting a step further, announcing she will voluntarily turn back to the State Treasury five percent of her Public Health Committee budget... (more)

Ceremony Honors All Veterans
The HEARTS Veterans Museum of Texas Grand Opening Ceremony Wednesday was marked by much emotion, with about 700 veterans and dignitaries gathering to celebrate both the opening of the museum and Veterans Day — honoring those past and present who have served their country.
(Read complete story from the Hunstville Item here.)

Local Pilot Killed In Vietnam War Laid To Rest
(Dallas, TX) U.S. Air Force Major Dan Miller, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, is finally home in North Texas. Major Miller was laid to rest at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery this afternoon in a ceremony befitting a warrior. (more)

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