Congressman Sam Johnson honored on POW – MIA Recognition Day
State Rep. Pete Olson: “My hero Sam Johnson spent 7 yrs as a POW in Hanoi. We honor all POWs & all Missing In Action.” #NeverForget #POWMIARecognitionDay

Congressman Sam Johnson was recognized by Houston Texas State Rep. Pete Olson on Prison of War – Missing in Action Day.

Congressman Johnson,
Thanks for all you have done for Collin County and Texas and for your service.

Staying in House: Representative Matt Shaheen not expected to run for State Senate


Former County Commissioner and current Texas State Rep. Matt Shaheen won’t be running for State Senate, our sources tell us.

The Senate post is currently held by Van Taylor, who is expected to run for retiring Sam Johnson’s seat in the U.S. Congress.

With Shaheen staying in the House, Dallas County GOP Chair Phillip Huffines has a clear path for the Republican nomination in the District 8 race for State Senate.

Expect an announcement later this week.

Shaheen lives in Plano and represents District 66.

This story sponsored by the Lincoln Society of Collin County

Matt Shaheen: Tax Relief During Special Session #txlege

This week I filed H.B. 220, creating relief for millions of Texans suffering from high property taxes.  My proposed legislation will restrict local governments from substantially raising your property taxes without your approval.  High property taxes are by far, the number one complaint I receive and I want you to know that I hear you loud and clear!

My bill addresses the current “rollback” tax rate—currently set at 8 percent—and reduces it to 5 percent, meaning if local entities raise property taxes more than 5%, an automatic election to ratify that raise is triggered.  If taxpayers vote against the rise in property taxes, the rate returns to 5%.

The bill is one of the 20 items Governor Abbott placed on the agenda for the special session and I look forward to working with the rest of the House, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, and Governor Abbott to provide meaningful property tax relief to Texas families.

I always want to hear from you so please feel free to call my Capitol office at (512) 463-0594 or email me at

As always, thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving you in the Texas Legislature.

Matt Shaheen
State Representative
District 66 – Collin County
Our Nation’s Motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”
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