Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. District 3 (R-Magnolia)
Sources of Income
Bell is self-employed at several companies he founded: B-5 Construction Co. Inc., Tejas Underground Utilities, Storm Maintenance and Monitoring Inc. and High Star Inc.
He runs a cattle ranching business in Leon and Freestone counties.
He owns stock in Ford and Enron (fewer than 500 shares each) and reports earnings from a number of banks and financial institutions.
He owns stock through Blackrock Funds, Blackrock International, Brown Advisory Funds, JP Morgan and MFS Investment Management.
He has mutual funds with American Century, Sanford C. Bernstein Fund, Inc., Blackrock Funds, John Hancock and JP Morgan.
61.63 acres of land in Magnolia valued at $637,360
Commercial retail center owned by High Star Inc. valued at $10,113,540
1309.14 acres in Freestone County valued at $2,856,080
Two mobile homes in Freestone County, cumulatively valued at $28,779
Bell serves as the president of the Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees, chairman of the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education Training Facility Board, director of the Texas Association of Business and advisory director of First Community Bank.
In the 2013 session, Bell authored a successful bill that reinforced immunity from civil liability for people or businesses responding to natural disasters at the request of local, state, or federal agency. He founded a company called Storm Maintenance and Monitoring Inc., which handles storm water pollution issues.