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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…

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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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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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With the 2020 Election finally behind us, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the fine folks of House District 57 for entrusting me to continue serving as your State Representative. It is the honor of a lifetime to be your voice in Austin, and I want you to know -- whether you voted fo…

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With Election Day just around the corner, Texas voters have been taking advantage of the early voting period in record numbers. Though the Lone Star State has historically lagged behind in voter participation, Texas is currently leading the nation in voter turnout with nearly 6 million cast …

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Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department flags and poles were destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Six Mile Fire Chief Lonnie Johnston said he had enough material to put new poles together. "We had a little help putting the rope on the poles from a bucket truck, who happened to be stopping by for water,"…