January-February 2008

Law & Order Award winner

State Representative Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) was recently honored by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association with one of its Law & Order Awards recognizing his outstanding legislative work on criminal justice issues during the 80th Regular Session. Among his many accomplishments this session, Phillips passed legislation that makes DWLI-1st offense a Class C misdemeanor (HB 1623) and he advocated for constructive changes to TYC.  He also fought several pieces of legislation that were strongly opposed by prosecutors, crime victims, and law enforcement officers. Congratulations!