House Representative

Uresti, Tomas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/05/2017

Representative Uresti Congratulates and Thanks Recipients of Texas Medal of Arts Awards

AUSTIN, Texas – On February 22, 2017, the House of Representatives adopted H.R. 597, a resolution congratulating the recipients of the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards. Today, copies of the resolution will be delivered to those recipients.

The Representative would like to take this moment to congratulate them again and express his gratitude for their dedication to the advancement of the arts in Texas.

The arts and humanities are crucial to preserving the deep-rooted, unique culture of Texas. At a time when the arts, humanities, and cultural education are being targeted for statewide and national cuts, it is imperative that we remember their vital role in improving the quality of life for all Texans. Specifically, the budget for the state of Texas is being considered in the House, and many amendments call for cuts or eliminations of these valuable humanities programs. It is up to us to protect the programs that broaden our perspective of the world and make the Lone Star State the best state in the country.