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. Read more...

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VanDeaver visits with students

Using smartphones, Rep. Gary VanDeaver connected with the high school students in front of him.

The Paris News covered our Lamar County student focus group. It’s been a pleasure to visit with students from every county of HD 1. Students should have a say in their school safety and student success, and I’m pleased with the great discussions we’ve had around these issues. Corrections to the printed version of this article can be found in this online version.