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The greatest support system; my wife, Amanda, and my two sons, Coke and Jack. 
On January 12th, I joined 149 other Texas House members as the Texas Legislature convened at the Texas Capitol for the 87th Legislative Session. Over the course of the 140 days allotted for the legislative session, House Representatives and Senators will consider all types of proposed legislation impacting Texas. I’m humbled and blessed to be representing communities in the Hill Country, South Texas, and West Texas. Thank you for your continued support of me serving as your State Representative.  My staff and I are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work!

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Helping my son, Coke, tie a tie before we head to the House Floor! 
Taking the constitutional oath of office with my member-elects. 
Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
Over the past weeks, I have heard the concerns from the folks I represent about the supply, delivery and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. The demand for vaccines continues to surpass supplies delivered to providers. However, I'm told that every week more vaccine shipments are being sent to Texas. Since the vaccine rollout begun 7 weeks ago, the 12 counties that I represent have only received 5,900 total vaccines according to the DSHS website; some of these counties and their communities have not even received enough doses for frontline healthcare workers. The state's decision makers have now pivoted from a dispersed vaccine distribution system (that was intended to reach health care workers) to a more centralized hub system. I believe the hub model is intended to better reach most of Texas' 29 million people, but it shortchanges rural communities at this time. I share the frustrations that so many of you feel about the vaccine allocation and have been in daily contact with the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), Texas Department State Health Services (DSHS), the COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP) (the decision makers for the  current allocated models) and the Governor's Office pressing this serious issue.  While I continue to advocate for more vaccines in Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton counties, I encourage everyone to use the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Dashboard to track when doses are made available near you. This dashboard lets you see where vaccines hubs are located, availability of the vaccine, and the provider contact information. Don't hesitate to call providers who are listed as having the vaccine and sign up for a waitlist - doesn't hurt to be on multiple! Also, I suggest contacting your physician and let them know you're interested in the vaccine. Some medical providers have the opportunity to refer patients to other areas when vaccines become available.

My staff and I are doing everything we can to champion for communities who have been shortchanged and overlooked during these 7 weeks of the vaccine rollout. I recently advocated for the rollout of Mobile Vaccine Units for underserved rural areas of Texas and I am glad to report that a pilot program has been approved and is already being rolled out to five counties in Texas - including Real county. As we move forward, it is vital that we continue to work together to be a loud voice for our part of Texas. Be patient but be persistent.
Republican Andrew Murr is proud to represent Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sutton Counties in the Texas House of Representatives.  
Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Room E1.308
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
Phone (512) 463-0536


District Address:
507 Earl Garrett
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone (830) 257-0432
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