May 2021
What's New in HD 102
COVID-19 Vaccine in Dallas County
Information from Rep. Ramos and Rep. Carl Sherman
House Memorial Resolution
For Selena Quintanilla "The Queen of Tejano"
On April 16th, I laid out a resolution to recognize Selena Quintanilla Perez, the "Queen of Tejano". Selena represents a balance of Mexican and American heritage, and is a role model that many Latina women and girls, including myself, can relate to.
Committee Update:
Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
We have now heard 132 bills in the Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues so far including my bills, HB 675, HB 3009, HB 3005, HB 3007, and HB 3008.

As bills are heard in committees, I encourage you all to stay up-to-date with important legislation by visiting the Bill Tracker on my website.

The House committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues meets every Monday at 10 AM.

Committee Update:
Natural Resources
This month I laid out my bill, HB 1143 relating to pathogen-related fresh water data, in the Natural Resources Committee.

Pathogens are microbes that can cause disease and illness if they are present in water. This bill would require the most recent information on pathogen levels in freshwater sites to be accessible by the public. It was voted out unanimously and is on it's way to be read on the House Floor.

The House committee on Natural Resources meets every Tuesday at 8 AM.
If you are interested in viewing the live-streamed testimonies and committee hearings, visit the Committee Broadcast Archives.
The 87th Session's Bad Bills:
The Fight to Protect Texas Continues!
We have heard a number of bad bills on the House Floor this session, including HB 1927 better known as the "Permitless Carry" bill, which would allow the carrying of handguns without a permit in Texas. I opposed this legislation and in an attempt to change the language to lessen the many faults in this bill, I put forward an amendment which would allow police officers to disarm those carrying handguns in government buildings.
Bill Highlight:
HB 3823- Civil Penalties for Signs Placement
I laid out HB 3823 in the Transportation Committee this past month. I want to convey my gratitude to Houston Vice Mayor Pro Tem and Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum who provided testimony on why this bill would be helpful for cities.

Staff Spotlight:
Patricia Newman
Patricia Newman is the Legislative Assistant for my office. She joined the team after graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelor's of Liberal Arts in Political Science.

She aims to establish social justice for women, the LBGTQ+ community, and individuals experiencing homelessness..

She plans to move to Washington DC after session to join the foreign service with the U.S. Department of State to expand democracy and social justice across the world.
Announcement Letters

On April 26th, I signed on to a letter by Representative Donna Howard (D-48) to voice support for the staff member(s) who came forward recently with an allegation of sexual assault occurring in the Capitol.

Important Dates in May

May 4th- National Teachers Day
May 5th- Cinco de Mayo
May 9th- Mother's Day
May 13th- Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
May 31st- Memorial Day
May 31st- Sine Die (Last Day of Session)

*All in-person events & appearances have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19
All Adults (16+) are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine!
To register with Dallas County, call the Dallas County COVID-19 Registration Hotline:

1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
The hours are 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week. There will be call takers available to register people in English & Spanish.
If you would like to make a Zoom appointment, please fill out our request form by clicking here. For immediate assistance, contact us at 512 463 0454 or by email at
To receive more information about the Task Forces that make up the Steering Committee, or to join, please email or call our Capitol Office at (512) 463-0454. You can also apply directly by filling out the application found here.
HD 102 Local Highlight
Bagel Cafe 21
The Bagel Cafe 21 is a leading bagel shop in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and is proud to serve up mouth-watering bagels and sandwiches daily. Their freshly baked water boiled bagels are made on-site with the freshest ingredients, and served with love. Come visit their locally owned and operated NY-style bagel shop today and treat yourself to the best bagels and sandwiches in town. They do sell-out from time to time, so please call them ahead to reserve your favorites: (469) 466-8131

The Bagel Cafe 21 is located at 1920 N Coit Road, Suite 211 Richardson, TX 75080.

They are open everyday!
Mon - Sat: 6am - 2pm (or until sold-out)
Sun: 7am-1pm (or until sold-out)
If you own or manage a local business in District 102, please email and let us know- we would love to feature you!

State Office

P.O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768-2910

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