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With Thanksgiving Holiday coming to a close, we're reminded of the importance of gratitude. Gathering around the table with friends and family serves as a perfect opportunity for us to recenter our lives in the present and acknowledge the countless blessings God has given us. With December f…

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As we near the As we near the 2022 General Election Day on November 8, I'd like to offer a friendly reminder that the early voting period will begin on October 24 and will end on November 4. While I always encourage folks to take advantage of the early voting period to avoid Election Day lin…

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On May 16, 1888, more than 20,000 people flocked to Austin to help celebrate the dedication and completion of the Texas State Capitol. Our State Capitol stands tall today as a product of hard work and determination from countless Texans and endures as an unmistakable symbol of the Texas Spir…

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The first official day of fall came this week on September 22. With it came a welcome cold front across the state and a beautiful Harvest Moon. Fall brings cooler weather, leaves changing colors, and this year another special session.

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Jasper ISD cancelling classes from Friday, September 3 until school resumes Monday, September 13 due to rising COVID cases.

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On August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City, Texas. LBJ would go on to become a US Congressman, US Senator, the Vice President under President John F. Kennedy, and finally the President of the United States. His birthday is celebrated as a state holiday.

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On August 19, the Texas House officially reached a quorum. With the required number of members now present to conduct business, committees can start meeting in committee to consider the critical items on Governor Abbott's agenda. I look forward to taking swift action on items such as electio…

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Summer is drawing to a close and back-to-school season is here. TxDOT asks all Texans to be aware of school zones and school buses as children head back to campus. Remember to slow down for school zones and be prepared to stop for stopped school buses.

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With less than four weeks to go before the 87th Legislative Session comes to a close, there is a mad dash to hear as many bills as possible before "Sine Die." With so much happening in these final thirty days, let's jump right in…

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On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston led the Texan Army in a decisive victory over General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto. The fighting lasted a mere 18 minutes. Though Santa Anna escaped the battlefield and fled, he was captured the next day and held as a prisoner of war for abou…

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Monday, April 19, 2021 (12th day before election day; day before the last day to apply for a ballot by mail)

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Texas Independence Day is celebrated on March 2nd and commemorates the creation of the Republic of Texas in 1836 after our declaration of independence from Mexico. Sixty men signed the Texas Declaration of Independence including the legendary Sam Houston, who would go on to be president of t…

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I would like to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! This special day, filled with greeting cards, pink and red roses, and romantic dinners is also a reminder of God's unfailing love and the grace we are given through Him. 1 John 4:16 says, "Whoever lives in love lives in G…