Special to the Bulletin
Early citizens and chamber members who would like to attend the Early Chamber of Commerce sponsored Legislative Day Tuesday in Austin still have time to make reservations, but need to do so as soon as possible.
To make reservations, contact Wanda Furgason, community development coordinator for the City of Early, at 649-9317 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . There is a $25 charge per person to cover the cost of the meal and transportation.
The group will leave at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from the chamber offices at 104 E. Industrial Blvd. as a group in a chartered van, arrive in Austin at approximately 10:30 a.m. An 11 a.m. tour of the capitol building is scheduled and at noon, Furgason said, the group will have a meeting with State Rep. Jim Keffer and Sen. Troy Fraser or senior members of their office staff (depending upon the legislators’ availability during the Legislative session).
Furgason said it would be helpful for “us to know some of your legislative concerns so that we can use wisely the brief time we will have with our representatives.” Ideally, she said, the chamber staff will submit a list of questions to the legislators beforehand.
“We would like to coordinate the questions on the list so it doesn’t have duplicate questions, but also addresses as many concerns as possible,” Furgason said.
Lunch in Austin will be at 1 p.m. at Scholz Garten (the oldest business in Texas, opened 1866). At 2:30 p.m. the group will be leaving Austin headed for Early and should arrive there at about