Taylor, Kolkhorst Named to Legislature's "Ike Dike" Committee
Friendswood state Senator Larry Taylor and Brenham state Senator Lois Kolkhorst, both Republicans, have been named by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to the Texas Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System.
The committee was created by the state legislature to study the feasability of building a barrier -- sometimes called the "Ike Dike" because of extensive damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008 -- at the Gulf Coast to protect from some effects of hurricanes
In making the announcement Tuesday, Patrick said, "In recent days we have seen how important it is that Texas has the best possible systems and infrastructure in place, not only for day-to-day operations, but also for unexpected and sometimes disastrous events.
"I know that Senator Taylor and Senator Kolkhorst are committed to ensuring Texas will continue to lead in every way."
By Mike Shiloh
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