Harwell-inspired bills go through committee hearing
Elizabeth Findell, The Monitor
EDINBURG — Superintendent Rene Gutierrez tried to explain to Austin lawmakers Thursday just how often gunfire from hunters and target shooters is noticeable around district schools.
“We hear it all the time from our schools that are outside city limits,” he said.
Gutierrez joined three Rio Grande Valley representatives for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public safety to pitch bills aiming to keep bullets from traveling into school zones.
The committee considered bills from state Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, and state Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Palmview, filed in the aftermath of a 2011 shooting at Harwell Middle School that left two boys seriously wounded.