HOUSTON, TX – State Representative Gene Wu expressed frustration and disappointment at the recent announcement made by Governor Abbott that the State of Texas would withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program.
“This is a purely political act,” said Wu. “While the state’s action will not stop refugees from coming to Texas, the state’s withdrawal will make the job of assisting refugees more difficult for local nonprofit, social service and faith organizations – and create a catchy headline for Republican fundraising emails. Anti-refugee measures politicize and demonize the plight of persecuted people, and do nothing to make Texans more safe. The state’s action will just create more bureaucracy and pain for desperate families.”Read More »
This is truly a history making day. This day’s significance will only be second to one in January 2017, when she is sworn in as the first woman President. Congrats Hillary.Read More »
Graduating from high school is an exciting and important milestone. Nearly 10,000 high school seniors from across the Houston Independent School District will receive their diploma this week. We congratulate all of our graduating seniors for this achievement, but I’m especially proud of the students in District 137.
Every graduating senior received a personal letter of congratulations from our office, celebrating their achievement and wishing them the best as they embark on the next chapter of their life.
Additionally, we gave special recognition to the top two scholars from HISD schools in Southwest Houston. The following students graduated at the top of their class as the valedictorian and salutatorian. We couldn’t be more proud!
Jane Long Academy
Shahrukh Ali and Kinza Rizwan
Lee High School
Oscar Wu and Karim Sabar
Liberty High School
Ayat Bakora and Karol Castro
Middle College High School at HCC Gulfton
Sharpstown High School
Raven McIntosh and Billy Ramos
Sharpstown International School
MaterDolorosa Osueke and Karen Ortiz