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PEOPLE • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •West U’s legislators make Texas Monthly’s ‘best’ list I������������������������������������������������ in session with ‘too much noise, too little done’ In a generally gloomy depiction of the Texas Legislature in its annual “Best and Worst Legislators” list, Texas Monthly found bright spots in West University’s two Republicans in the statehouse. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ who not only represent but live in West U —were chosen among the “best.” The magazine described Davis as “seemingly in the middle of everything this session,” citing her work as a “key budget writ- �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� budget, which included compensation for relatives who support children in the foster care system. Her leadership in a House committee investigating misuse of funds by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission and work on public health issues were also cited — as well as an unsuc- ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ parental consent and a failed amendment to give foster children the vaccine which reduces the chances of developing cervical cancer. The magazine characterized those as “too much for social conservatives in the House to stomach.” Overall, said Texas Monthly: “Davis is one of the few true moderates left in an increasingly strident Legislature. This session she once again proved herself knowledgeable, hardworking, and willing to occasionally break with her party’s ideology to do what’s best for the state. How refreshing is that?” The magazines —which conferred with journalists, lobbyists ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������- ed living up to “great potential” and “showed impressive growth as a lawmaker, putting her considerable talents to use passing important legislation for her constituents.” They wrote that the former Harris County prosecutor — although “smart, tough and driven” — had previously focused on law-and-order issues but “embraced a wider perspective” in ������������������������������������������������ The kudos for “several impressive victories” included a major role in reforming Houston’s troubled city pension systems, overhauling Texas’ voter I.D. law through compromise, and ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������- �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� All in all, it was high praise for both lawmakers in a session full of what Texas Monthly called as “dispiriting moments” with “too much noise and too little done to improve the lives of Texans. All of which made compiling our biennial list of the best and worst legislators especially challenging.” Page 10 | WEST U ESSENTIALS Huffman Davis A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM LBJ CONSTRUCTION f you’re facing a home renovation project, picking the right contractor is probably the most important decision you will make. You may be a do-it-yourself kind of person; however, do you know the permitting process? Will your prospective new home or home improvement project comply with all local building codes? Do you have the time, expertise, and money to pay for your own mistakes? Hopefully, by now you realize you need to hire a professional. Don’t be afraid to do your own sleuthing. Before hiring someone, thoroughly research the contractors you’re considering working with. Here are some tough questions to ask your potential contractor: •What is your company’s best quality? •How long have you been in business? •Have you done this type of project before? •Is this project within the typical scope, size, and price of the jobs you’ve done? •Are you insured? •May I interview two past clients and view the finished work? •What process do you use to communicate change orders or price changes? •Who will be my primary contact during the job? •Do you warranty your work? When you ask the right questions, you’ll come up with the right contractor. And we’re confident that contractor will be LBJ Construction. Whether it is a whole house remodel or fixing a leaky faucet – LBJ can do it all … and do it right the first time. Call today and let LBJ show you how to get the best for your home renovation project. For the answers to all your home renovation questions, go to www.lbjconstruction.com.


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