A local congressman is hitting the roads of his district to hear from citizens.
Rep. Bill Flores (R-District 17) will hold four town hall meetings during the last week of February to update constituents on the goings-on in Congress since the latest session began. The final meeting will take place in Bryan.
“With the new Congress comes a new era of transparency, openness and accountability," Flores said in a press release. "I am honored and humbled to serve the 17th Congressional District of Texas, and I pledge to remain committed to common-sense policies that will positively impact Central Texans and all Americans.
"It is important to me to be able to spend as much time as possible back home with the people I work for so that I may listen to my constituents, become better informed on their priorities and ensure that they are heard in Washington," he continued.
Flores is in his first term representing District 17.
In the aftermath of a congressional town hall meeting in Arizona that left six people dead and many others injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Flores's office notes that "local law enforcement has been notified to ensure the safety of all attendees."
The following is the schedule of meetings:
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – Waco
Knox Hall, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
100 Texas Ranger Trail
Waco, TX 76701
Thursday, February 24, 2011 – Granbury
Granbury City Hall
116 W. Bridge Street
Granbury, TX 76048
Thursday, February 24, 2011 – Cleburne
Cleburne Conference Center, Performing Arts Center
1501 W. Henderson
Cleburne, TX 76033
Friday, February 25, 2011 – Bryan-College Station
Sam Rayburn Middle School Cafeteria
1048 North Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX 77802