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Dewhurst Visit

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst spent part of today visiting Lufkin and other areas hit by Hurricane Rita.

The shelter at Saint Patrick's Church in Lufkin has accepted almost 800 evacuees. Today Dewhurst brought them words of encouragement and promised that the state would stand behind county and city officials in their recovery efforts.

Dewhurst said, "...with the federal program and the repayment on the infrastructure costs, we're going to have help from FEMA and the federal government."

The Lieutenant Governor is traveling by helicopter with State Senator Todd Staples.

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