About District 13

Write to Lois at:

Lois W. Kolkhorst Campaign
PO Box 2546
Brenham, TX 77834

or you can email Lois.

Besides supporting and helping to pass tougher laws against cattle rustling, Lois has been directly involved in shaping environmental policies as a member of the Governor’s Clean Coal Technology Council. As an avid fisherman and hunter, she’s eager to face our state’s environmental challenges head-on.

 


 

 

 

PRESS ROOM

 

New Utility Law Slows Down Plan for Proposed Centerpoint Powerline
(Austin, TX) July 18, 2011 An amendment written by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst earlier this year is now forcing a long delay of any further action on the controversial power line proposed by CenterPoint Energy... (more).

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).

Kolkhorst Receives Dental Hygiene Award
(Bryan, TX) April 14, 2010  State Representative Lois Kolkhorst accepted the Legislator of the Year Award from the Texas Dental Hygiene Association on Tuesday. The award was presented at a luncheon hosted by the Blinn College Dental Hygiene Program in Bryan. (more)

School of Nursing Celebrates 120th Anniversary
(GuidryNews.com) March 11, 2010  The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing celebrated its 120th Anniversary with a luncheon at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis on Wednesday. (more)

Kolkhorst Appointed to New Committee
(Austin, TX) January 14, 2010  With Texas and the federal government not seeing eye to eye on several issues, Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced formation of the House Select Committee on Federal Legislation. (Complete Kolkhorst New Committee story)

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)

Item Correspondent
September 27, 2010
Talking About Issues
By Matt Weintritt
(Huntsville, TX) — State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst spoke to members of the Sam Houston Tea Party during the group’s meeting at Alpha Omega Academy Monday evening. Kolkhorst spoke to the group about the importance of electing conservative leadership for the state of Texas and on the increasing cost of health care and how Texas deals with federal health care reform. For more information on the Sam Houston Tea Party, visit samhoustonteaparty.com.

Kolkhorst Receives Dental Hygiene Award
(Bryan, TX) April 14, 2010  State Representative Lois Kolkhorst accepted the Legislator of the Year Award from the Texas Dental Hygiene Association on Tuesday. The award was presented at a luncheon hosted by the Blinn College Dental Hygiene Program in Bryan. (more)

Hospital Association Honors Rep. Lois Kolkhorst For Contributions to Health Care
(Huntsville, TX) December 3, 2009   State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) received the Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute award during a special reception with hospital leaders today at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. John Hawkins, senior vice president of advocacy and public policy for THA, recognized Rep. Kolkhorst for her legislative accomplishments on behalf of health care during the regular session of the 81st Texas Legislature.  (Read complete Hospital Assoc. Honors Rep. Kolkhorst)

Kolkhorst Pushes for Grant to Help Pay for Local Murder Trials
(Austin, TX) November 4, 2009  State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst is hopeful that the Governor's Criminal Justice Division will step in to help pay for any local funding shortfalls in the upcoming Austin County murder trial in the Aug. 22 fatal shooting of Dr. Jorge Mario Gonzalez outside Bellville. (more)

T is for Texas...and Transparency
(The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy) October 30, 2009  When Taurie Randermann, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, discovered that her course on “Communication and Religion” was actually about Wiccans, Heaven’s Gate, and other fringe cults and religions, she kicked off a major change in the way that Texas’s colleges and universities inform students about classes. (more)

Hospital Association Honors Rep. Lois Kolkhorst For Contributions to Health Care
(Huntsville, TX) December 3, 2009   State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) received the Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute award during a special reception with hospital leaders today at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. John Hawkins, senior vice president of advocacy and public policy for THA, recognized Rep. Kolkhorst for her legislative accomplishments on behalf of health care during the regular session of the 81st Texas Legislature.  (more)

Ceremony Honors All Veterans
November 11, 2009  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.)

Lois W. Kolkhorst Announces Re-election Campaign
(Washington, TX) September 4, 2009 State Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) officially announced her re-election campaign at a reception held in her honor at Washington on the Brazos last night. (more)

Governor Signs Kolkhorst Health Bill
(Houston, TX) August 26, 2009 Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted Texas' efforts to combat the state nursing shortage by further investing in nursing education. The governor ceremonially signed House Bill 4471, which improves the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program and provides incentives for nursing programs to enroll and graduate more nurses. (more)

Peer program & GDL law help Texas lead U.S. in reducing teen crashes
For immediate release: 2 p.m. CDT, July 27, 2009
For more information: Bernie Fette, 979-845-2623 (office) or 979-777-7532 (cell)

The rate of fatal teen crashes is declining faster and more steadily in Texas than in any other state, thanks in part to a growing program that uses peer communication to reduce...

Kolkhorst Legislative Agenda Heads to Gov's Desk
(AUSTIN, TX) June 2, 2009 As the 81st Session concludes, the House and Senate have approved a string of bills and amendments by State Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst, which she said... (more)

Kolkhorst Pushes DPS Overhaul Legislation Through Texas House
(Austin, TX ) May 14, 2009 With the second Texas Department of Public Safety executive director resigning in less than a year, State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) called on fellow lawmakers to... (more)

House Passes Kolkhorst Eminent Domain Protection
(Austin , TX ) April 29, 2009 The Texas House of Representatives approved House Bill 768 by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, adding additional landowner protections against eminent domain abuse.
The bill repeals a powerful but rarely-used process known as "Jury of View" from the transportation code. Under the controversial law, local governments can invoke... (more)

Kolkhorst Files Tax Relief Package
(Austin, TX) March 17, 2009 Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has filed a pair of bills to fight aggressive appraisals and to cut taxes for Texas businesses. To help property owners battle an unfair appraisal, Kolkhorst filed House Bill 500, which will protect property owners who... (more)

 

 

 

    
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