Dec

09

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 9, 2011

Rep. Jim Pitts

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

District 10 State Rep. Jim Pitts today called the nativity scene on the Henderson County Courthouse lawn a “community tradition.”

“I’m disturbed that an out of state group has tried to interject itself into what has been an annual tradition at the Henderson County Courthouse for many years,” Pitts said. “That nativity scene is a holiday tradition for the entire community, and shouldn’t be used as a tool for some group to pursue an extreme agenda.”

Monday, Henderson County officials

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Nov

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 17, 2011

A federal court this afternoon issued new redistricting maps for Texas House and Senate districts. According to the Associated Press, these maps will remain in effect until a lawsuit over redistricting is settled — that likely means until after next year’s election.

The important point for Henderson County residents to know is that the county is still divided between two House districts. There are actually two proposed House plans – one looks like it has the county divided the way the Legislature planned it, between Rep. Pitts’ District 10 and Rep. Gooden’s District 4; the other actually places a little more of the Cedar Creek Lake area in District 10 than the original plan.

Here is a story from the Texas Tribune that includes the maps.

Oct

17

Posted by : Press release | On : October 17, 2011

Jim Pitts

Special to The News

Texas State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Ellis County) announced last week that he will run for re-election to the Texas House in House District 10. Pitts currently serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a title he has held for the past two legislative sessions.  Pitts was first elected to represent House District 10, comprised of Ellis and Hill counties, in 1992.

Under the Texas House redistricting map passed by the legislature this session, and due to the explosive population growth in the region, District 10 no longer contains Hill County and will now be comprised of Ellis County and a portion of Henderson County, including Malakoff, Trinidad, Tool and Seven Points.

“When I see how Texas is thriving as compared with the rest of the country, I am proud of what we were able to accomplish with the Texas budget,” said Pitts. “When you talk about creating more jobs and continuing to improve our economy, I know it starts with lower taxes and controlling government spending. We have accomplished here in Texas what many states consider impossible, and I remain dedicated to the principles that got us to where we are today.”

“I am thankful to residents of the 10th District for trusting me with this important position and allowing me to be their voice in the Texas Legislature,” said Pitts. “Serving on their behalf has been my passion for the past 18 years. We have accomplished much in that time, and the future for the great State of Texas has never been brighter. I hope that the voters of District 10 will give me the chance to continue working to make Texas the perfect place to live, work, and to raise a family.”

Pitts is a Waxahachie attorney and business owner. He and his late wife Evelyn have three children, Duffy, Ashley and Ryan.