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The Texas Tribune brings its 'Hot Seat' legislative series to UT Arlington

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Media Contact: Kristin Sullivan

News Topics: Arlington, College Park Center, politics

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State Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, and state Sen.-elect Kelly Hancock, R-Fort Worth, will be featured in The Texas Tribune’s “The Hot Seat in Arlington” on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center.

This in-depth conversation about the 83rd Legislative Session is a part of The Texas Tribune’s series of conversations with prominent elected officials and newsmakers and will be moderated by Evan Smith, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of the nonprofit news organization.

Patrick was elected to a fourth term in the Texas House this past November. She previously served as a member of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees for 11 years, including four years as school board president, followed by four years of service as an elected Republican on the State Board of Education. Patrick also formerly served as a faculty member in the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions.

Hancock was first elected to the Texas House in November 2006 and has served on the House Insurance Committee, the Environmental Regulation Committee and as vice chairman of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee during the 82nd legislative session. Hancock led 15 committee members on key policy decisions while serving as chairman of the Republican Caucus Policy.

“The Hot Seat” is underwritten by the KDK-Harman Foundation with additional support from AT&T, BP, Christus Health, Texas Coalition of Dental Service Organizations and Raise Your Hand Texas, and contributions from Texas Tribune’s founding investors and members.

WHAT: The Texas Tribune Presents: The Hot Seat in Arlington

WHO: Diane Patrick, State Representative
Kelly Hancock, State Senator-Elect
Evan Smith, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Texas Tribune (moderator)

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013
  A light lunch will be provided

WHERE: College Park Center, The University of Texas at Arlington
601 Spaniolo Drive (formerly 601 S. Pecan St.)
Arlington, Texas 76109
Parking information at

RSVP: Reservation required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 or call (512) 716-8626
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About The University of Texas at Arlington

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About The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public media organization whose mission is to promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of statewide interest. In its first three years of operation, the Tribune has won a slew of national recognitions, including four Edward R. Murrow awards, a Knight-Batten award for innovations in journalism and a General Excellence award from the Online News Association.


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