Senator Zaffirini's 2007 Press Releases

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Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 19, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $300,000 Grant for Taft High School

Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 19, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $297,268 Grant for Somerset High School

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 5, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Is Grand Marshal of Hebbronville Vaquero Festival Parade

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 29, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Invites Local Educators, Public to Educational Excellence Conference in Laredo

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 29, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini, Higher Education Leaders Conduct Telephone Town Hall Meeting with SD 21 Families

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 23, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Community College Funding Consensus

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 19, 2007
Senators Zaffirini, Lucio Announce Grant To Increase Employment Opportunities For Students With Disabilities

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 18, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini to Attend Unveiling Ceremony Honoring Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in Zapata County

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 18, 2007
Senator Zaffirini to Attend and Speak at the 2007 Wilson County Farm Bureau Convention and BBQ

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 17, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini Announces Arts Grants

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 10, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini Dedicates UTHSCSA-Laredo Campus Extension Academic Building

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 9, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini to Dedicate New Academic Building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Laredo Campus Extension

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 8, 2007
Zaffirini Receives 2007 Communicator of the Year Award

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 3, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $1,159,400 for San Patricio County Schools

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 21, 2007
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senator Judith Zaffirini to Dedicate New Texas A&M International University Buildings and Recognize Scholarship Recipients

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 27, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Visits Students During Zaffirini Elementary School's Opening Day

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 16, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the 2007 Sales Tax Holiday

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 15, 2007
Laredo Awarded School Readiness Certifications

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 14, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Hearing

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 8, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for Lytle High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 8, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for Pettus High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 8, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for United South High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 8, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for East Central High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 8, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for Beeville High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $500,000 Grant for Rio Grande City CISD

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $177,184 Grant for San Diego ISD

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for United South High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for Mathis High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for LBJ High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for La Pryor High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for Carrizo Springs High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for A.C. Jones High School

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2007
Senate Higher Education Subcommittee to Examine Health Insurance Funding for Community Colleges

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 31, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Operation Lone Star 2007 to Laredo and South Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 30, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Operation Lone Star 2007 VIP Event

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 30, 2007
Senator Zaffirini to Host UT Student Send-Off in Laredo

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 23, 2007
Senator Zaffirini to Visit Bee County and Welcome Dr. Thomas Baynum to Coastal Bend College

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 20, 2007
Governor Signs Seven Bills Passed by Senator Zaffirini

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2007
OP-ED: Governor Perry's Veto of Community College Funding Makes Higher Education Less Accessible and Less Affordable for Many

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 13, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Educational Service Center Region 20

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 11, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding San Antonio's Texas Research Park Site Named Finalist for National Bio and Agro Defense Facility

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 10, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Secures Funding for New Wind Turbine Research Center to be Located in San Patricio County

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 10, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Secures Funding for New Wind Turbine Research Center to be Located in SD 21

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 3, 2007
LCC joins statewide rally over governor's veto of community college funding

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 18, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Rio Grande City Independent School District

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 18, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Educational Service Center Region 1

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 18, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Laredo Community College

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 12, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini Announces Operation Lone Star 2007 to Provide Free Health Services for Laredo, South Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 12, 2007
Senator Zaffirini, state housing agency announce release of $97 million in homebuyer funds

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 11, 2007
Press Conference Announcing Operation Lone Star 2007 to Provide Medical Services for Laredo, South Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 11, 2007
State housing agency to release $97 million for first time homebuyer initiative at June 12 event in Laredo

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 8, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Passes 72 Bills During 2007 Session

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 8, 2007
List of 72 bills passed by Senator Judith Zaffirini during the 80th Legislative Session (pdf)

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 30, 2007
Zaffirini, Guillen Prioritize Health, Human Services, Education and Public Safety as Legislature Passes $153 Billion Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 29, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Implementation of Scooter's Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 29, 2007
Representatives King and Guillen, Senator Zaffirini Expand Higher Education Tuition Exemptions for Dependents of Volunteer Peace Officers

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 29, 2007
Representatives Dukes and Coleman, Senator Zaffirini Enhance Eliminating Health Disparities

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 21, 2007
Texas Organ Donor Registry Renamed the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 18, 2007
Zaffirini Receives Communication Awards

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2007
New Law Provides Greater Access to State Resources for Film and Television Production Companies

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2007
Texas Legislature Passes HB 741 by Zaffirini, King and Guillen to Expand Higher Education Tuition Exemptions for Dependents of Volunteer Peace Officers

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2007
New Law Expedites Ad Valorem Tax Disputes in Local District Courts

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 11, 2007
Corpus Legislative Delegation Leads Regional Effort to Fund Defense Grant Program

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 10, 2007
New Law Allows Students With Disabilities to Participate in Graduation, Receive Attendance Certificates

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Casts 35,000th Consecutive Vote

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2007
Texas Legislature Passes SB 1500 by Senator Zaffirini to Establish the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Student Loan Ethics Practices Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 8, 2007
Legislation Targets Conflicts of Interest Between Student Lenders and Colleges

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 8, 2007
Senate Passes SB 49 by Zaffirini to Establish Tax-Free Purchase Periods for College Textbooks

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 3, 2007
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 49 by Zaffirini to Establish Tax-Free Purchase Periods for College Textbooks

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 1, 2007
Texas Senate Passes SB 769 by Zaffirini to Improve State Contracting Practices

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 27, 2007
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill to Protect Against "Botnets," Cybercrimes

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 27, 2007
Senate Passes SB 1234 by Zaffirini and Watson to Enhance Texas' Higher Education Master Plan

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 26, 2007
Senator Zaffirini, The Arc of Texas Prioritize Reducing Health and Human Services Waiting Lists

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Storm Damage in South Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2007
Lt. Governor Dewhurst Appoints Senator Zaffirini to Appropriations Conference Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2007
Senate Passes Zaffirini's CSSB 1865 to Create a Lifespan Respite Care Pilot Program

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2007
Senate Passes SB 1052 by Zaffirini to Provide Financial Incentives for Community College Students

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 23, 2007
Senate Passes SB 120 by Zaffirini to Strengthen Laws Preventing Online Solicitation of Minors

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 23, 2007
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Expansion of the Texas Early Education Model

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 23, 2007
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 769 by Zaffirini to Improve State Contracting Practices

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 20, 2007
Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's CSSB 1870 to Improve the Community Living Options Process

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 20, 2007
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill Modifying B-On-Time Loan Program

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 16, 2007
State Registry Allows Texans to Express their Wish to Save Lives

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 12, 2007
Zaffirini Secures Funding for Education, SD 21 as Senate Passes CSHB 1

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 12, 2007
Senate Education Committee Approves SB 50 by Zaffirini to Expand the Texas Early Education Model

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 12, 2007
Senate Criminal Justice Committee Approves Zaffirini's Bills Protecting Texans From Sexual Offenses

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 4, 2007
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Child Passenger Safety Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 3, 2007
Senate Business and Commerce Committee Approves SB 142 by Zaffirini to Improve Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 29, 2007
Senate Passes SB 64 by Senator Zaffirini to Eliminate PAC Campaign Contribution Disclosure Loophole

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 28, 2007
AARP and Disability Groups Rally to Support Eliminating Waiting Lists for Persons With Disabilities

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 28, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Receives the Arc of Texas' 2007 Leadership Award for Championing Persons with Disabilities

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 27, 2007
Senate Passes SB 6 by Senator Zaffirini to Protect Texas Children from Online Exploitation

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 19, 2007
Senate International Relations and Trade Committee Unanimously Approves SB 99 by Zaffirini to Support Colonia Residents

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 14, 2007
Senate Passes "Scooter's Bill" by Senator Zaffirini

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces T-STEM Grants Awarded to Shekinah Learning Institute/Shekinah Radiance Academy

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces T-STEM Grants Awarded to Cotulla High School

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Announces T-STEM Grants Awarded to AC Jones High School

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Texas' Withdrawal from Accenture Health Services Contract

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 9, 2007
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Delegation from Karnes County to State Capitol

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 7, 2007
Senate Education Committee Unanimously Approves SB 673, "Scooter's Bill," by Zaffirini

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 6, 2007
UT-Austin Students from Mexico and Spain Honored at Capitol

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 5, 2007
Sen. Zaffirini Files Legislation Promoting Higher Education Excellence

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Files Bill to Protect Texans from "Botnets," Cybercrimes

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 21, 2007
Senator Zaffirini Files Bill to Protect Texas Children from Internet Predators

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 13, 2007
Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Holds First Hearing

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 7, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Orange-Maroon Day 2007

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 7, 2007
Senate Transportation Committee Unanimously Approves SB 60 by Zaffirini to Strengthen Child Passenger Safety

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Governor Rick Perry's State of the State Address

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2007
Sen. Zaffirini Files Bill Codifying Bee County Groundwater Conservation District

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 1, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Governor Rick Perry's Higher Education Agenda

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 31, 2007
Senate Transportation Committee Unanimously Approves SB 61 by Zaffirini to Improve Emergency Preparedness

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 29, 2007
Texas Coalition for Insurance Services Parity Rallies to Support SB 54 by Zaffirini

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 29, 2007
Rally and Press Conference for Prosthetic Parity Coverage Today

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 24, 2007
Laredo Delegation Visits Capitol Today

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2007
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the 110th Washington's Birthday Celebration

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2007
Sen. Zaffirini Files Bill Supporting Laredo's Municipal Workers

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 13, 2007
Dewhurst Re-appoints Zaffirini Higher Ed Chair, Finance Vice Chair

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 9, 2007
Zaffirini Begins Session as 2nd-Highest Ranking Senator

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