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Parker reminds residents of Saturday morning meetings
From staff reports
Today Representative Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) took to reminding his constituents that even though public school is starting, that his office will continue to host open office hours on the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. until all participants have had the opportunity to speak with their state representative.
Generally referred to as First Saturday Coffees, the open office hours provide interested individuals with the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry while visiting with Parker about issues important to them.
In the five years of hosting his First Saturday Coffees, Parker has met with numerous individuals, some wanting simply to introduce themselves to their area lawmaker, others needing his assistance in working with state agencies and even several wanting to discuss legislative initiatives for the Texas House to undertake.
"Through propping my door open and putting out a pot of coffee on Saturday mornings, I have had the unique privilege to learn more about District 63 and the wonderful people who make Denton County the envy of our state," Parker stated. "I so deeply enjoy the chance to help those in need and to collaborate with constituents on what path Texas must take in order to sustain our prosperity."
Parker further explained that he is also available to meet with constituents throughout the entire month through scheduled appointments. In keeping with his standard, Parker will continue to host his First Saturday Coffees prior to the January start of the upcoming legislative session, then temporarily suspend them while his presence is required at the State Capitol, and then resume his open office hours in the summer of 2013. Anyone wishing to gather more information about Parker's open office hours or schedule an appointment to meet with him is encouraged to contact his district director, Trish Robinson, at 972-724-8477.
Initially elected on Nov. 7, 2006, Parker represents both rural and urban parts of Denton County which encompasses Flower Mound, Highland Village, Pilot Point, Argyle, Aubrey, Dish, Krugerville, Sanger, Cross Roads, Krum, Ponder, Justin, Lantana, Northlake, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville, Trophy Club, Roanoke and portions of Lewisville, Fort Worth and Southlake.
Serving in his third term in the Texas Legislature, Parker is focusing his efforts on economic development, job creation, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending, providing a strong public education system and protecting family values. Parker is the current Vice Chairman of the Rules and Resolutions Committee. He also serves on the Corrections and Urban Affairs Committees.