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Sabine County Historical Commission President Weldon McDaniel spoke with the Parks and Wildlife film crew about the history of the El Camino Real Los de Tejas in an interview Tuesday, May 2, 2017. "This is actually the oldest marked trail in the United States. It was designated by the King's…

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Hemphill VFD, Pendleton Harbor VFD, Hemphill Police Department, and Sabine County EMS responded to the the report of a house fire on Italy Road in Hemphill at approximately 5 p.m. this afternoon. No injuries were reported. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and was heavily damaged.

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“Great place!  We were at the beach by the dam and my hubby lost his Aggie Ring (Texas A&M Class of 95 - William Sleeper III) the weekend before the 4th of July - we went out today with metal detectors to look for it and the water is so low that I'm willing to bet someone found it and pi…

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Sabine County Ag Agent Ronald Barlow gave a brief update concerning his goings-on growing hay, killing ants, and tending to weeds in gardens during Sabine County Commissioners Court meeting in June.

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​Just when you think it’s going to dry out a little,the bottom falls out once again!  Some areas received high winds and hail and our creeks are way out of their banks.  It’s been a tough year on everybody’s garden.  My daughter gave me a mess of squash, which is my favorite, and all I neede…

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Pineland Police Chief Jeff Richardson has notified the Pineland City Council that he is resigning. This comes after Richardson has dealt with serious health issues over the past year which have become worse in recent months.

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A log truck, and pick-up truck collided at the intersection of Highway 87, and FM 83. The accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 15. According to witnesses the driver of the Honda pick-up truck stopped briefly at the stop sign, and appeared not to see the truck. The dr…

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"What's that building going to be?" Builders pour foundation as new Family Dollar Store in Milam begins to take shape. The intersection of Highway 21, and Highway 87 is along the historic route south as settlers made their way into Texas. The outskirts of no-mans land. The trifecta of the pi…

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All Mondays are busy, but this Monday seems to be extra busy. We had a “death in custody” in our jail and are doing an in house investigation as well as having the Texas Rangers do an investigation; the autopsy report is pending. This is a terrible incident and leaves a good family to grieve…

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Daily News East Texas print edition hit retail outlets all over the region. The press room really is a fascinating place. 

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The third week of session has been a busy one, with the pace beginning to pick up.  The fun is only beginning for this legislative session.

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One of the most important days of each legislative session is the day that the Speaker of the House makes committee appointments for each member.  The committees that you are appointed to determine which policy areas you will focus the majority of your time and effort.

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​The energy has picked up around your State Capitol in recent weeks, as the 86th Legislative Session will officially begin on Tuesday, January 8th. As we prepare for the next 140 days, I want to take a moment to remind you of some of the resources our office provides to make sure that you - …