Milam County

Dale Mantey is a Democrat running for U.S. Congressional District 17.

A candidate for United States Congress in central Texas isn’t shying away from the issue of changing marijuana laws. Dale Mantey, who seeks to unseat incumbent Rep. Bill Flores in District 17, has made some of the boldest statements yet regarding the nation’s marijuana policies.

There’s a lot going on around Texas when it comes to the marijuana movement, but I was surprised when an article about legalizing marijuana hit my inbox from Cove Herald, a news outlet which services Copperas Cove, Killeen, Temple, Fort Hood, Harker Heights and the other surrounding areas.

A man was arrested Monday by Milam County Sheriff Deputies following a two month investigation of marijuana trafficking near Cameron Elementary School.