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From my family to yours -- Happy New Year! As we settle in to 2021, I felt it appropriate to begin by giving thanks. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the unique interests of our district, and I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for allowing me to be your voice in Aus…

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The development of COVID-19 vaccines has given scammers the opportunity to prey on the public’s interest in preventative care. Protect yourself with these tips to avoid this recent health fraud:

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​We are figuring out ways to work around the Covid-19 epidemic; a few of our employees have tested positive.  This means time off for the one who is positive PLUS his partner.  It is a scheduling nightmare but hopefully, with the vaccine now available, we can finally get a grip and get back …

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​We are figuring out ways to work around the Covid-19 epidemic; a few of our employees have tested positive.  This means time off for the one who is positive PLUS his partner.  It is a scheduling nightmare but hopefully, with the vaccine now available, we can finally get a grip and get back …

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With the beginning of the 87th legislative session fast approaching, my staff and I are gearing up to do the work of the people at your Texas Capitol. Though this session will certainly look different than past sessions, we are prepared to do this important work on behalf of Senate District 3.

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273rd District Judge James Payne was on hand Jan. 1 to swear in local elected officials. Jamie Clark was sworn into office and was appointed to serve after the retirement of longtime County Clerk Janice McDaniel.

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Sabine County Clerk Janice McDaniel was presented a plaque recognizing her 34-years of service to the county, during Sabine County Commissioners Court this morning. Janice has been Sabine County Clerk for 27-years and will be retiring as of January 31, 2021.

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Randy Tomlinson and his family ask the public to join us in prayer and unity for one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. More than 40 residents and staff have tested positive to COVID-19. In an older than average community these are the hardest hit.

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In Texas a vaccine is not mandatory, so residents will have the option to choose. It is unclear what consequences will be put in place if refused. What will you decide?

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Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting Sabine County active COVID-19 at 46 active cases. The state website reports 140 active cases since the pandemic began in March. 13 fatalities are reported for Sabine County. The state website is updates daily at 4 p.m. 

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#COVID19TX update: Hospitalizations continue to rise. 7-day averages for new cases and fatalities remain high.

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If you haven't had the opportunity to change batteries and check out whether or not your smoke detector is working please do so before cold weather hits East Texas. 

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Free groceries and toiletries if you need it!  December 7th, 4-5pm at FBC Pineland. Community Blessings is happening again this month on the first Monday.  Anyone is welcome to come get what they need. No paperwork, no requirements.  While supplies last.

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Though the Capitol has been closed to the public for most of this year, my staff is hard at work preparing for the upcoming legislative session. Though session will surely look different this year due to the ongoing global pandemic, we are still focused on the needs of the state and our cons…

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Given the challenging year we've had, I'm especially grateful for the Thanksgiving holiday this season because it provides all of us a much-needed opportunity to reflect on our blessings with focused gratitude. While it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless cycle of negative ne…

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Pineland Police Chief Brad Turner submitted all stops including those out of the City Limits of Pineland. He added, that Sabine County Sheriff's Office assisted Pineland when they had no officer. He said when ask to assist when they needed help seemed the right thing to do.