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State Rep. González Announces Yarn Drive for Children in Tornillo Shelter

On Wednesday, State Representative Mary E. González announced a Yarn Drive for children being detained in the Tornillo Shelter.

“Many constituents, as well as people from across the country, have reached out to my office asking how to help the young people held at the Tornillo detention center, especially around the holidays,” said Rep. González. “This yarn drive is a small but meaningful way to help those kids in need.”

In addition to Senator Rodríguez’s soccer ball initiative, this drive will provide children with the materials necessary for knitting.

Rep. González’s goal is to collect 1,200 spools of yarn by the end of December.

“As a community, we must ensure that we are doing everything we can to help the youngest and most vulnerable among us,” Rep. González said. “If you are able to donate to the drive, it will truly brighten the day of kids who are in detention in Tornillo.”

Community members interested in donating yarn to children being detained in the Tornillo Shelter can contact Joshua Carter Guerra, District Director, at (915) 851-6632, or via email at Joshua.carter@house.texas.gov

The link to the Amazon Gift Registry for this drive can also be found here.

Mary Gonzalez Appointed to House Appropriations Education Subcommittee

Austin – Six days after being appointed to the powerful House Appropriations Committee, State Representative Mary E. Gonzalez has now been appointed to the critical Education subcommittee.

The subcommittee, known as the Article III subcommittee due to its location in the budget bill, is responsible for appropriating public and higher education dollars.

“It is an honor to be placed on the subcommittee that shapes how our neighborhood schools and colleges and universities are funded,” said Gonzalez. “We have a lot of hard work ahead of us but I look forward to working for El Paso area public schools and our colleges and universities.”

In 2015, Gonzalez was noted for her expertise in the school finance debate. This subcommittee placement allows for Gonzalez to continue utilizing her knowledge in the ongoing conversation on how to properly fund Texas neighborhood public schools.

The Education subcommittee is also responsible for funding Texas public colleges and universities, including the University of Texas- El Paso and El Paso Community Colleges.

“As a former educator, this is an incredible opportunity to help influence the lives of millions of students from Pre-K to post-grad,” added Gonzalez. “El Paso youth deserve a fair shot at a quality education. I intend to do all I can to give it to them.”

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