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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…

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This core group of faithful Democrats from Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties met recently to share ideas and strategies for the upcoming primary race on March 3.  This motivated group will work together to ensure the Democratic brand is recognized throughout Sabine, San Augustine and…

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The Sabine County Republican Party is hosting a candidate forum on Thursday, January 23 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Sr. Citizens Nutrition Center in Hemphill. All Republican candidates or their representative in the March 3rd primary are invited. 

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Earlier this month, Southeast Texas was devastated by Tropical Depression Imelda. My staff and I have been working hard to ensure those in Senate District 3 are receiving the help and services they need. If you require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact any of my offices. Our thoug…