monthly membership meeting: State Representative Poncho Nevarez hosted by Border Federal Credit Union
The 84th Texas Legislative session was a successful one in that very important legislation did pass that will have a positive impact on most Texans. Representative Nevarez, introduced by long time friend BFCU CEO Maria J. Martinez, noted one very controversial bill that passed (and had caused death threats to him personally) was the Open Carry Bill. Legislation passed to allow Open Carry of handguns with a concealed licensed permit and proof of proficiency, but also allows private business to prohibit licensed individuals from carrying guns on their premises.
Also passed is allowing college students in Texas to carry guns on campus for protection, provided they meet the Open Carry law requirements. Also passed was $840 billion for Border Security adding 250 DPS troopers. Funding of $1.5 Billion for public education and funding increases for Child Protective Services passed. Business owners will also be glad to know that $2.6 billion in business franchise tax reductions and $1.2 billion in property tax relief legislation also passed.
Representative Nevarez was recognized by President Gutierrez for keeping everyone current during the legislative session with ads in the local newspaper and media. Vice President Dora Alcala presented Representative Poncho Nevarez with a Certificate of Appreciation for his presentation. Director of Membership Reyna Diaz also introduced new member IGNC with Mary Mota, Joe & Tina Martinez, and Dora Alcala accepting the new membership plaque.
Consulado de Guatemala representative Laura Rojas also invited everyone to the September 15 of Guatemala’s Independence Day celebration. Membership announcements also had Andrew Scarbo introducing Doc Holliday’s spirited beverage Bee Breeze with a sampling for all as they enjoyed wonderful refreshments coordinated by Alida Helgerman of BFCU. DRHCC also thanks Dave Galindo of Del Rio Buzz for the wonderful photos of the event.