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Senator Cornyn Visits Austin Glass and Mirror


U.S. Senator John Cornyn is seen above with Lexington resident and owner of Austin Glass and Mirror, Inc., Don Bayer (middle), and President of Texas Association of Business, Bill Hammond. U.S. Senator John Cornyn is seen above with Lexington resident and owner of Austin Glass and Mirror, Inc., Don Bayer (middle), and President of Texas Association of Business, Bill Hammond. U.S. Senator John Cornyn was in Austin last Thursday, visiting several small businesses, including Austin Glass and Mirror, owned by Lexington resident Don Bayer and his brother, Jimmy Bayer of Dime Box. The visit was set up by the Texas Association of Business and the purpose of the senator’s presence was to hear concerns and suggestions from small businesses within the state.

Don said, “In our business, we set goals, which we work very hard to achieve. Today, we feel the government is creating a difficult environment for us to reach our goals as a business. It’s the government’s job to provide a path that businesses can follow to help reach our goals. Right now, for instance, the government’s energy policies cause higher fuel prices, which hinder our ability to reach our financial goals. It’s the government’s job to help quiet the fears and uncertainty that is driving our economy in a negative direction, thus allowing businesses to do their job.”

Austin Glass and Mirror was started in 1984 by the two brothers. They now employ 54 people.

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