Texas Senator Craig Estes gave Young County Republican Women inside information about the passage of a bill addressing the the critical transportation needs of Texas.

Fresh from what he described as grueling sessions in Austin, Estes addressed the local Republican women's group Tuesday at the Graham Country Club — less than 24 hours after the bill was passed. 

Estes was thrilled that both houses in the Texas legislature voted for passage. The Texas Transportation Fund had maxed out its ability to borrow in order to make up the difference between the money the state would have on hand to pay for projects and the total amount budgeted for the agency.

Estes said that no other state in the U.S.
oung County Judge John Bullock and Sylvia Overton, Young County Republican Women President, greet Texas Senator Craig Estes on Tuesday at the Graham
oung County Judge John Bullock and Sylvia Overton, Young County Republican Women President, greet Texas Senator Craig Estes on Tuesday at the Graham Country Club. (Photo by Gay Storms)
has that much money in contingency funds similar to Texas Rainy Day Fund. (For more, read the Aug. 11, 2013 edition of The Graham Leader)