Kay Bailey Hutchison visits Denison, spillway

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

DENISON, Tex. -- The Lake Texoma spillway saw a high profile visitor on Friday as U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison stopped in to check it out. The Congresswoman also took time to talk about local workforce agencies.

Senator Hutchison says between the immigration debate at home and the war on terror overseas, the last two months have been her most trying as a U.S. Senator.

On Friday, she shared some of her experiences with the people she represents in Washington.

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison referred to the Lake Texoma spillway as “the entertainment center for Grayson County."

She says she is surprised that the lake has risen so high, and at the amount of water the area has received.

"I think that county and the state and the federal authorities have worked very well together along with just and a wonderful cooperation among the people to try to help the people that were in trouble and suffered such losses."

The Senator spoke to north Texas leaders, addressing the challenges she has faced in Washington, including finding a solution to the situation in Iraq.

"We know people that are losing their lives and we know just how much their giving to serve for freedom in the future."

But national policies weren't the only thing she touched on, Senator Hutchinson also spoke about efforts at Workforce Texoma, a project she has helped push through Congress.

"We think the one stop place to come if you're unemployed or you need training right here is the better way to serve people," said the Senator.

That support is much appreciated by those here in North Texas.

"She has done a lot of good work for the job training system in the state of Texas so it was great to have her here," said Janie Bates at Workforce Texoma.

With many people out of work because of the flooding, officials at Workforce Texoma hope to help as many people as they can.

"If you look around Sherman and Denison, almost every business has a now hiring sign so the jobs are out there, and we can also help them by pointing them in the right direction."

Senator Hutchison says she will continue to work with local leaders in the flood recovery efforts, as will Workforce Texoma.


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