House Representative

Sheffield, J. D.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/21/2013

State Representative J.D. Sheffield has filed his first major bill

February 20, 2013 Austin- State Representative J.D. Sheffield has filed his first major bill of the 83rd Legislature. House Bill 1517 provides the funding mechanism for several key construction projects at Tarleton State University. The bonds are for construction of an academic building, improvements to the Dick Smith Library and construction of a permanent Southwest Metroplex Campus.
"This bill will help Tarleton State to continue to provide quality education that is of the highest value to our communities," said Representative Sheffield. "Many folks have worked hard to get to this point and I am happy to do my part."

With the main campus located in Stephenville, Tarleton State University is the only four year institution of higher education located in Texas House District 59. The enrollment of Tarleton exceeded 10,000 students for the first time in 2012 with significant student growth at the Southwest Metroplex Campus.