The Republican Women of Kerr County will host their general luncheon meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 in the North Ballroom at the Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Highway. Guest speaker will be Dist. 53 State Rep. Andrew Murr. 

Murr is an eighth-generation Texan, raised on a ranch in Kimble County. He attended school in Junction, and received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in agricultural development, with an emphasis in economics and policy, from Texas A&M. He also earned a teaching certification. Murr subsequently attended Texas Tech School of Law, where he graduated with honors, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. 

In 2008, Murr was elected Kimble County Attorney, but was appointed to the position of County Judge due to a vacancy, a position he held until 2013, when he announced his candidacy for state office. 

Murr was elected in 2014 to serve in the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 53, which includes Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, and Sutton counties. 

During his tenure in the House, he has served on the Transportation Committee, Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee, Rules and Resolutions Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, State Federal Power and Responsibility Committee (Vice Chair), Local and Consent Calendars Committee, Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee (Vice Chair), Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, the Select Committee on Mental Health, and the Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse. 

He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Concho Valley Regional Review Board and served as the chairman of the Concho Valley Council of Governments Executive Committee. In September 2015, Murr was appointed as one of only two House members to the Texas Judicial Council, which is the policy-making body for the state judiciary. 

He is a past president of the Kimble-Edwards Farm Bureau board of directors and Junction Rotary Club. He serves as a member of the Kimble County Historical Commission and the Kimble County Youth Show. He also is a member of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the National Rifle Association. 

When not in Austin, Murr lives on the family ranch in Junction, where he raises cattle and maintains a general law practice. 

Reservations for the June 21 meeting are due by 1 p.m. June 18. The cost is $16 per person, payable by cash or check only. Register online at or call Betty Keese at 830-257-8747.

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