AUSTIN — As the 85th Texas Legislature trudges on, week five of the marathon session was highlighted by individual appointments to various committees. Among those appointed by Speaker of the House Joe Straus was second-term Rep. John Wray of District 10.

Wray, a Waxahachie resident and representative of Ellis and portions of Henderson Counties, received nods to the Homeland Security and Public Safety, Rules and Resolutions, and Transportation.

"I am very grateful for the responsibility that Speaker Straus has entrusted to me with these assignments, and I will work diligently on the issues before these committees,” Wray said. "Transportation is an integral issue to the continued growth and success of our state and one that has a profound impact in House District 10. I'm honored to serve as a member of this key committee. I am also very pleased to be returning as a member of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, which will take up critical issues regarding law enforcement and first responders, as well as topics such as the continued funding of Texas' efforts in the border region. Through these assignments and my appointment to the Rules and Resolutions procedural committee, I will be able to play an active role in addressing the pressing issues facing our state and communities."