Lois Kolkhorst

State Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst serves as Chair of the Senate Committee for Texas Heath and Human Services.

Washington County’s own State Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) is not happy about Bureau of Land Management plans to auction off oil and gas leases underneath Somerville Lake.

According to a letter obtained Tuesday by The Banner-Press, Kolkhorst has filed an official letter to BLM one day before the deadline of July 1 to protest six tracts of oil and gas leases up for auction along the southern edge of Somerville Lake.

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