Tribpedia: Chris Turner

In November 2012, Chris Turner was elected to serve the people of District 101 in the Texas House of Representatives. 

Located entirely in Tarrant County, the rapidly growing and diverse District 101 includes major portions of Arlington and Grand Prairie. The district also includes Arlington and Mansfield Independent School Districts. Major employers in the area include the local school districts ...

State Rep. Chris Turner, left, on the House floor during a budget debate on March 31, 2015.
State Rep. Chris Turner, left, on the House floor during a budget debate on March 31, 2015.

House Limits Payday Lender Telemarketing

Legislation passed by the House on Wednesday will prohibit payday lenders and auto title loan businesses from placing telemarketing calls to Texans on the "do not call" list. The measure now heads to the Senate. 

 

 

State Rep. Chris Turner, left, on the House floor during a budget debate on March 31, 2015.
State Rep. Chris Turner, left, on the House floor during a budget debate on March 31, 2015.

Double Dipping Ban Passes House, Sort Of

The Texas House voted overwhelmingly Monday to end the controversial practice of double dipping by longtime politicians who draw state pensions and paychecks at the same time. But a last-minute change clouded exactly to whom the bill would apply. 

Red River Rivalry Fundraising a Growing Trend

The Longhorns and Sooners won't be the only ones looking for a win this weekend in Dallas. More than 30 Texas legislators are hoping to turn the Red River Rivalry game into campaign cash. Fundraising around the rivalry game is a growing trend that attracts legislators from around the state. 

Democratic Strategist Has Big Wins, Little Patience

Terrysa Guerra isn’t waiting for the right time to come along to help turn Texas blue. She’s tired of waiting, she said, and even more tired of her fellow Democrats biding their time. After successfully leading the campaigns for two state senators and a state representative, the unassuming strategist has emerged as a secret weapon for her party.