Texas Association of Black City Council Members visits Lubbock

Texas Association of Black City Council Members visits Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Texas Association of Black City Council Members visits Lubbock for the first time. 

It's a membership organization providing a forum for black elected officials and the community. 

Councilwoman Shelia Patterson-Harris said her father, TJ Patterson, helped form it back in 1986. 

"I've linked up with this organization, learned lots," Patterson-Harris said. "Today, we're talking about budgets, and of course here in the next couple of months, I'll be poked here with a huge budget here in Lubbock and this type of stuff will really help me to begin to watch and make the proper decisions."

Another big topic of discussion, fundraising for scholarships.

The organization is awarding 12 scholarships to high school seniors to attend their school of choice. 

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