About Gary

State Representative Gary VanDeaver was elected in 2014 to represent Texas House District 1. District 1 includes all of Bowie, Franklin, Lamar, and Red River Counties. Gary is a member of the Public Education Committee and the Appropriations Committee, which is charged with the important responsibility of writing the state budget. Prior to his election to the Texas House, Gary was a 33-year rural educator, serving most recently as Superintendent of New Boston Independent School District, in Bowie County.


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Public Education - Oct 12th, 2017

Live and Recorded Public meetings of Public Education for Texas Legislative Council - House

Today the House Committee on Public Education is meeting in Austin to discuss the state actions needed to address the financial losses, including facilities, that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. Listen in to hear testimony from Commissioner Morath and local Houston area superintendents at the link below:

Rep. Gary VanDeaver to seek re-election to the Texas House

State Rep. Gary VanDeaver will seek re-election to the Texas House, citing recent accomplishments and the critical need to stand up for northeast Texas. “I am deeply honored to represent northeast Texas in the state house. This has been my home for generations and that’s why I’m fighting to keep our...

I am pleased to announce I am seeking re-election to the Texas House. I am looking forward to continue the fight for northeast Texas.

The Texas Tribune

Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune <p><span>The Theater District in downtown Houston is flooded after Buffalo Bayou jumped its banks on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.</span></p> Analysis: Four things Houston-area leaders must do to prevent future flooding disasters by Kiah Collier and Neena Satija…

I am looking forward to a post-session discussion with the Texas Tribune tomorrow. The event will be held at Texarkana College from 11:30 - 1:00 pm. If you cannot attend, it is also available to watch online at

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