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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,"…

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This upcoming month we will celebrate two important holidays. The first being the Fourth of July to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The second is National Pecan Pie Day on July 12. Pecan pie also happens to be the State Pie of Texas. So while you shoot off firewo…

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The TxDot project along Timberland Highway or Highway 83 west begins at the square and proceeds west in front of West Sabine High School, ending at Highway 96. Motorist should use caution. The state project has provided for sidewalks along TXDOT easements in several East Texas cities includi…

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After memorial services in three states, George Floyd’s funeral is held in Houston, Texas, his hometown. Thousands lined up at a six-hour public viewing Monday to say goodbye to Mr. Floyd. Following today’s funeral, Floyd will be buried next to his mother.

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REMINDER:  Red Hill Lake operates on an honor system of CAMPING - $6.00 per campsite per night, $10.00 per night for sites with electric hookups (one vehicle per campsite). DAY-USE FEE - $3.00 per vehicle, per day.   Your registration as you enter, lets the USFS know you are using the facili…

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A public access recreational area has been in the works for several years, beginning with a group of residents who raised both money and awareness to meet the goal. Sabine County Judge Daryl Melton notified members of the Great East Texas Outdoor Fest, that the project has moved a step close…

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In a six-county region of Southeast Texas, officials are reporting a total of 28 coronavirus deaths and 538 positive cases since the outbreak of the virus. Twenty-one of those deaths have occurred in Jefferson County.  A total of 221 people have recovered from coronavirus in the six-county r…

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I want to start this column by offering my thoughts and prayers to our fellow East Texans who were affected by the recent tornado in Polk County, namely Onalaska. Though the damage and devastation may have rattled this community, no amount of destruction can bury the resiliency and grit of t…

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City officials in Pineland agreed city hall, along with the library and city park would remain closed until the May 4 meeting. The state emergency declaration will end, and we will have more direction on how to address the issue moving forward, Councilman Tracy "T.A." Lane commented.

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 The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, and that is true of the amount of pride Texans have in our state. We will soon celebrate Texas' Independence Day, which honors the signing of Texas' Declaration of Independence from Mexico. Texas went on to be a stand-alone Republic for 10…

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​My office has recently received a number of phone calls regarding the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and their tentative plan to rent upscale offices in downtown Austin. While my colleagues and I will continue to monitor this recent development, I have serious concerns with the cu…