A Rural Voice

Urban growth in Texas is shrinking our rural voice and threatens our liberty. Cass County needs a strong advocate to protect private property rights from threats like the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir which could take over a hundred thousand acres from northeast Texas and threaten the timber industry in Cass County. Travis has been a staunch advocate for private property rights and helped develop the Preserve Northeast Texas organization to fight back against this land grab by the DFW metroplex. 

EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP

Mayor of Atlanta, Texas

Brigade Command Sergeant Major – US Army Reserve

Executive Board – ARTEX Council of Government

Past President – Atlanta Economic Development Corp.

2020 Graduate – Red River Leadership Institute

Commercial Insurance Agent – Offenhauser & Co.

Legislative Aide – Texas State Senate 2004-2015 

EDUCATION

Atlanta High School Class of 1996

Texas A&M-Texarkana (Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science)

US Army Sergeants Major Academy

FAITH

 Member – First Baptist Church – Atlanta

 COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Eagle Scout and Board Member – Caddo Area Council BSA

Past President – Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council

Past President – Atlanta Lions Club (currently zone chair)

Member – J.E. Manning Post 258, American Legion

Past Chair – Atlanta Public Library Advisory Board

Former Board Member – Christus St. Michael-Atlanta FoundationFundraiser – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Bronze Star – Afghanistan

2021 Distinguished Alumni – Atlanta High School

2018 Distinguished Alumni – Texas A&M-Texarkana 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Lowered Tax Rate for City of Atlanta

Led Economic Development Initiatives which grew jobs

Removed over 80 Blighted Properties from City

Leveraged State Resources to improve residential areasImproved Water Infrastructure