Kolkhorst sworn in

State Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst takes the Oath of Office for the 87th Legislative Session on the Senate floor in Austin.

AUSTIN — With the backdrop of COVID-19 and threats of civil unrest, the 87th Texas Legislature convened at noon on Tuesday in the Texas State Capitol. State Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), joined by members of her family, took the Oath of Office administered by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht.

“Texas faces challenges on many fronts, from public health to public education,” said Kolkhorst. “Over the next 140 days, I look forward to working side-by-side with my fellow lawmakers and listening to my constituents on how we can build a better Texas. We must continue creating jobs, lowering the property tax burden and fully funding our schools. Let’s protect our most vulnerable, but at the same time recognize that every Texan job is essential. These are challenging times and Texans deserve results. That’s why we will work together to deliver practical legislation and an affordable state budget that will keep our economy strong and help us move past this pandemic.”

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