At the Sealy Chamber Lunch & Learn event on February 7, 2024, Texas Senator Lois Kolkhorst provided comprehensive insights into the recent legislative session’s accomplishments. She emphasized the state’s efforts in historical preservation, notably the progress in enhancing the San Felipe de Austin historic site. Kolkhorst highlighted major infrastructure improvements, including significant investments in the I-10 corridor, enhancing safety and capacity. Additionally, she discussed Texas’ financial health, pointing to a substantial budget surplus and tax relief measures, including significant property tax cuts and franchise tax reductions benefiting homeowners and small businesses. On border security, Kolkhorst outlined the state’s substantial financial commitment and legislative actions aimed at strengthening border control and combating human trafficking. Furthermore, she addressed the challenges and strategies regarding Texas’ energy grid and environmental policies, emphasizing the importance of a balanced approach to energy sources and grid reliability.