Press Releases, Mentions & Quotes in the Media

Press Releases

Rep. Gary VanDeaver to seek re-election to the Texas House, Press Release, August 2021.

Media Mentions

VanDeaver Announces Re-election Bid, The Texarkana Gazette, August 2021.
Community Panel to Brainstorm Housing Solutions, The Paris News, August 2021.
Bennett: Texas Lawmakers Make Unmatched Progress on Education-to-Workforce Alignment, Rio Grande Guardian, July 2021.
The Back Mic: Analyzing the 2021 Texas Legislature’s Conservative to Liberal Rankings, The Texan, June 2021.
Texas House Backs Schools Bill Lowering Test Stakes, Giving Houston ISD Reprieve, Houston Chronicle, May 2021.
$2M Buyout for Former Lancaster Superintendent Voided, Judge Rules, The Dallas Morning News, May 2021.
Herman: Deadline Day in the Texas House of Representatives, The Austin American Statesman, May 2021.
Paris Master Plumber Testifies Before a Senate Committee on HB 636, The Paris News, May 2021.
Texas Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Sports Participation Stalls in House, The Texas Tribune, May 2021.
TISD Board Approves Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year, The Texarkana Gazette, February 2021.
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System Designated Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Hub, TXK Today, February 2021.
Watch: Standardized Testing Panel, Texas AFT, February 2021. (VIDEO)
Northeast Texas Republicans Roll to Victory, 88.9 KETR, November 2020.
Watch: Conversations on the Future of Rural Texas, The Texas Tribune, October 2020. (VIDEO)
VanDeaver says Voice of Rural Texas Shrinking, The Texarkana Gazette, October 2021.
Watch: State of Texas: Lawmakers Weight ‘Solutions’ Proposed for Education Equity During Pandemic, Everything Lubbock, September 2020. (VIDEO)
Kinetic Announces Fiber Optic Internet Service Now Available, The Texarkana Gazette, September 2020.
The Bowie County Republican Headquarters is Now Open in Texarkana, TXK Today, August 2020.
A List of Texas State Representatives’ Stances on Defunding he Police, The Texan, June 2020.
Fond Farewell: Hundreds Pay Tribute to Retired Judge James Carlow, The Texarkana Gazette, October 2019.
Official: Grants ‘are game-changers’ | Workforce Commission leader delivers funds to college, area paper mill for career training. The Texarkana Gazette, October 2019.
State Leaders Express Worry Ahead of US-Mexico’s Tarriff Suspension Agreement, KXAN News Austin, June 2019.
A&M Dedicates Soccer Field, The Texarkana Gazette, March 2019.
Does STAAR Text Texas Students at a Too High Grade Level? The Texas Tribune, March 2019.
Legislators Tour A&M-Texarkana, The Texarkana Gazette, February 2019.
The Bills NE Texas’ State Lawmakers Have Filed for 2019, 88.9 KETR, December 2018.
Abbott Signs Bill Cracking Down on Texas’ ‘statewide plague’ of Improper Student-Teacher Relationships, The Dallas Morning News, May 2017.
In Private Meeting, Sid Miller Says Hog Poison Safeguard not ‘doable.’ The Texas Tribune, May 2017.
Texas Begins Efforts to Slash STAAR Testing for Students, The Dallas Morning News, May 2017.
VanDeaver, Lavender Face Off Again in NE Texas House Race, The Texas Tribune, February 2016.
VanDeaver, House Move to End High-Stakes Writing Tests, 88.9 KETR, April 2015.
Fresh Faces of the Texas Legislature, The Texas Tribune, November 2014.


“I think it’s important for me that we draw our maps in such a way that truly represents the state of Texas. And I believe we do that by using common-sense boundaries. You look at the map today, and there are some districts that I don’t believe you could follow a mule around and get a more crooked boundary line than what we see in some of these districts today. I think it goes back to common sense.”

Gary VanDeaver, during Virtual Town Hall, as reported in Texarkana News, October 21, 2020.

“I can’t help but think back to the time when I first came here [Texas A&M Texarkana] and saw just two buildings standing. Now I see a flourishing university campus.”

Gary VanDeaver, at dedication of new Texas A&M University- Texarkana soccer field, March 30, 2019.

“I am opposed to defunding police departments and believe it is very reckless to even discuss such action.”

Gary VanDeaver, The Texan, June 14, 2019.


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