"Planning to make Matagorda County’s case at Texas Legislature in February" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Members of the Matagorda Day at Austin make plans for visiting the legislature Feb. 19.

   Plans are underway for Matagorda Day at Austin Feb. 19.
   The planning committee headed by Bobby Wilkinson has lots of moving parts to follow before the biennial legislative session begins.
   This year is a special one because Matagorda County’s State Representative Dennis Bonnen will be the next Speaker of the House.
      Matagorda County Day enables local residents to impress upon state representatives and senators all of the assets this coastal county has to offer.
   That includes agriculture, industry, tourism, history, North America’s top birding site, fishing, boating, kayaking and Gulf of Mexico beach combing.
   Participants in this year’s Matagorda Day will be arriving Monday, Feb. 18, to pass out goody bags filled with items tied to Matagorda County to legislators and staffs and to invite them to a reception Tuesday night, Feb. 19.

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