Congressman Joe Barton talks about his fondly about his 34 years of public service

Life is about to change for Joe Barton. Next month, for the first time in more than three decades, he will no longer be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The 69-year-old Republican will move home to Ennis and look for a job.
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Life is about to change for Joe Barton. Next month, for the first time in more than three decades, he will no longer be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The 69-year-old Republican will move home to Ennis and look for a job.

Anna M. Tinsley grew up in a journalism family and has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 2001. She has covered the Texas Legislature and politics for more than two decades and has won multiple awards for political reporting, most recently a third place from APME for deadline writing. She is a Baylor University graduate.