Senator Lucio's 2001 Press Releases

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Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 19, 2001
Opinion Editorial: Sen. Lucio bids farewell to a Senate colleague

Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 10, 2001
Sen. Lucio appointed to Agriculture Policy Board

Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 5, 2001
Opinion Editorial: Regionalizing appointments of regents to U.T. and A&M boards bodes better for Valley

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 27, 2001
Sen. Lucio Creates Border Colonia Advisory Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 26, 2001
Sen. Lucio to hold first meeting of the Interim Senate Subcommittee on Border Affairs

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 23, 2001
Sen. Lucio to introduce bill that will rename the Queen Isabella Causeway

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 21, 2001
Opinion Editorial: Causeway Letter

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 21, 2001
Opening of the Queen Isabella Causeway

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 16, 2001
Sen. Eddie Lucio recognized by Texas School Counselor Association for legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 29, 2001
Sen. Lucio to speak at Diabetes Seminar in Brownsville

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 3, 2001
Sen. Lucio comments on Comptroller Rylander's Texas War Relief Package

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2001
Letter to President George W. Bush on Laser Visas

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2001
Sen. Lucio expresses feelings on retirement announcement by Sen. Buster Brown

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2001
Sen. Lucio to be presented distinguished award by Mexican government

Icon: Media BroadcastSeptember 26, 2001
Sen. Lucio to hold press conference on Queen Isabella Causeway (Audio Only)

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 24, 2001
Sen. Lucio to hold press conference on Queen Isabella Causeway to update the media and public

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 9, 2001
Sen. Lucio expresses concern over heat and ozone days with early start dates "Reminds parents to stay in tune to their school calendars"

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 26, 2001
Sen. Lucio invites media to Rio Grande Valley Psychological Association Meeting and Dinner

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 28, 2001
Sen. Lucio honored by San Antonio Hotel and Motel Association and the San Antonio Tourism Council for his work on the School Calendar Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 26, 2001
Bill signing ceremony in McAllen and swearing in of J. Rolando Olvera, Jr. as District Court Judge

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 19, 2001
Landmark Border-related initiatives become Law

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 15, 2001
Landmark Measures authored by Border Chairman Signed into Law

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 24, 2001
Sen. Lucio and full Senate concur with School Calendar Bill - Redefines Local Control

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 22, 2001
Senate approves bill sponsored by Sen. Lucio that tightens reinvestment requirements for Community Housing Development Organizations

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 21, 2001
House passes historic legislation by Sen. Lucio allotting $175 million to Border counties to pave colonia streets and build access ways to public roads for colonias

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 17, 2001
Senate confirms appointment of Tomas Cantu to Texas Structural Pest Control Board

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2001
House of Representatives approves School Calendar Bill by Sen. Lucio

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 14, 2001
Border Chairman requests Blue Ribbon Committee to develop Economically Distressed Region Base Budget Initiative

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 11, 2001
Senate confirms Mr. Rudy Gomez to Texas Industrialized Building Code Council

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 10, 2001
Texas Senate Passes Landmark Reforms to the Texas Housing Agency

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2001
Statement from Sen. Lucio on the A&M Bonfire Lawsuit Bill Voted Down in the House

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2001
Sen. Lucio enhances Maggie Dittman bills through measure approved by full Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2001
Full Senate confirms three Rio Grande Valley appointees to state boards

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 8, 2001
Senate approves of measure preventing insurance providers from denying coverage to autistic patients

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 3, 2001
Senate passes bill by Sen. Lucio giving jurors a third sentencing option in capital crime cases for the first time in Texas' history

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 2, 2001
Sen. Lucio passes bill reducing car registration and title fees in full Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 1, 2001
Senate Health and Human Services Committee passes bill sponsored by Sen. Lucio making Interagency Council for the Homeless advisory committee to TDHCA

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2001
Senate approves Sunset Coastal Coordination Council Bill sponsored by Sen. Lucio

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2001
Senate confirms appointment of Howard T. Pebley to One Call Board

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 19, 2001
Landmark bill adding Life Without Parole as sentencing option in capital cases passes in Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 18, 2001
Sen. Lucio passes historic legislation in full Senate that will lead to paved streets and full access to public roads for colonias

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 17, 2001
Sen. Lucio's bill creating a port infrastructure fund passes in full Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 12, 2001
Sen. Lucio passes bills in full Senate that increase money for Housing Trust Fund through general obligation bond

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 10, 2001
Sen. Lucio creates task force to evaluate Medicaid and CHIP reimbursement rates through legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 5, 2001
Sen. Lucio announced approval by full Senate of two Rio Grande Valley appointments to statewide service agencies

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 4, 2001
Sen. Lucio's bill creating a port infrastructure fund passes in Senate Business and Commerce Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 3, 2001
Historic bill by Sen. Lucio expanding membership of Texas Transportation Commission approved by Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 29, 2001
Sen. Lucio passes landmark transportation funding legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 27, 2001
Full Senate approves more reasonable start date legislation for Texas public schools

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 27, 2001
Sen. Lucio passes measure creating advisory committee on pediatric diabetes

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 26, 2001
Senate Finance Committee Approves Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 22, 2001
Sen. Lucio appointed by Lt. Gov. Ratliff to Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of Southern Legislative Conference

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 22, 2001
Texas Senate passes Sunset Bill by Sen. Lucio with modifications to State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 21, 2001
Sen. Lucio announces approval by Senate Nominations Committee of two Rio Grande Valley appointments to statewide service agencies

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 19, 2001
Sen. Lucio announces Mexico will repay portion of water debt to the United States

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 14, 2001
Senate Committee on Education approves Senate Bill 108

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 12, 2001
Sen. Lucio sees passage of Senate Bill 693 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 in Senate Committee on Business and Commerce

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 7, 2001
Sen. Lucio announces changes to School Calendar Bill to be taken up in Senate Education Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 6, 2001
Full Senate Passes Sen. Lucio's landmark bill regulating proliferation of colonias with amendment to expand law statewide

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 5, 2001
Senate approves Sen. Lucio's SCR 25 asking the U.S. President and Congress for $11 billion in funding for NAFTA-related road funding

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 1, 2001
Sen. Lucio invites Rio Grande Valley Media to reception and breakfast for Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2001
Senate Nominations Committee approves Sen. Lucio's constituent to Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners - Ms. Rachel Gomez, L.V.N.

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 27, 2001
Sen. Lucio gets approval from Senate Committee on Natural Resources for bill that clarifies and expands GO TEXAN and GOTEPP Programsto enhance promotion of Texas agricultural products.

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 23, 2001
Sen. Lucio announces approval of Ms. Laurie G. Lozano to the Texas Commission on the Arts by the Senate Nominations Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 21, 2001
Senate Committees Pass Landmark Colonia Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 14, 2001
Sen. Lucio announces confirmation of Mr. Nicholas Serafy by Senate Nominations Committee for Texas Youth Commission

Icon: Media BroadcastFebruary 14, 2001
Sen. Lucio holds a press conference on "Transportation and Workforce"

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 7, 2001
Sen. Lucio joins effort to reduce nursing shortage in the state

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 7, 2001
Sen. Lucio files legislation to help prioritize public school counselors' responsibilities and to commission study of counseling duties

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 2, 2001
Sen. Lucio files measure to allow Border counties limited ordinance making authority to improve living conditions

Icon: Media BroadcastJanuary 17, 2001
Press Conference Requesting Federal Border Official.

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 25, 2001
Sen. Lucio to file Senate Resolution requesting President Bush and Congress to allow an exchange of health information between Mexico and Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2001
Sen. Lucio issues statement concerning needs of Border to be addressed by 77th Legislature

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 10, 2001
Sen. Lucio to host Roundtable Discussion on Education for lower Rio Grande Valley - CORRECTION: State Education Commissioner Jim Nelson to attend morning session only due to time constraints

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 10, 2001
Sen. Lucio to host Roundtable Discussion on Education for lower Rio Grande Valley

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 9, 2001
Sen. Lucio to file measure that establishes a three-member Texas Education Commission for increased representation

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 3, 2001
Lucio Appointed to Powerful Senate Committees: Finance, Border Affairs, Business & Commerce, and Natural Resources

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