07 January 2021

NICHOLS AND ASHBY TO FILE LEGISLATION EXPANDING BROADBAND SERVICES

AUSTIN — State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) announced today their intent to file legislation aimed at expanding access to critical broadband services throughout the State of Texas. The forthcoming bill will affirm the state’s commitment to closing the digital divide for Texans who lack either access to internet service...
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10 December 2020

ASHBY DEFENDS RURAL HOSPITALS IN LETTER TO DSHS ON VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

AUSTIN – State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) wrote a letter to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner, Dr. John Hellerstedt, expressing concern over the exclusion of rural hospitals and clinics in the first round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “Never before has the disparity in access to healthcare between rural and urban communities been...
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07 December 2020

Capitol Update: COVID-19 Vaccines for Texans

As holiday decorations go up and temperatures come down, we know that the Christmas season is upon us. Though the holidays might seem unusual without the ordinary hustle and bustle, we should find pleasure in carrying out our holiday preparations by remembering what Christmas really is—a celebration! In the coming weeks, I hope you and...
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18 November 2020

Letter Requesting the Cancellation of the STARR Administration for the 2020-2021 School Year

November 18, 2020 The Honorable Mike Morath Commissioner, Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 [Delivered Electronically] Commissioner Morath: We are writing to request that, for the 2020-2021 school year, the Texas Education Agency seek the waivers necessary from the United States Department of Education for federal testing and accountability requirements to...
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