November 7, 2007
Two state senators who are former mayors have new plaques for their office walls.
The Texas Municipal League today honored state Rep. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, as Legislator of the Year.
Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson received the League’s Distinguished Service Award.
“Senator Eltife was a strong supporter of cities and an outspoken critic of attempts to erode municipal authority. He is tough, knows the issues, and is a problem-solver.
Watson “continually played a key role in defending and preserving municipal authority and was a critical opponent of legislation that would have placed unnecessary property tax revenue caps on cities and counties,” said the group, which lobbies on behalf of Texas municipalities.
The awards were presented at a Dallas event.