21 August 2017

Special Session Wrap-Up

As students once again fill the hallways and classrooms of schools across the state, Texas lawmakers are finally making their way home after a laborious month in Austin. I’m pleased to report that the Legislature took action on a number of issues that will positively impact all Texans. After 29 days, a total of 12...
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07 August 2017

Editorial: Health Care Remains Prominent Topic

Lufkin Daily News By TRENT ASHBY/Contributing writer As recent rains across much of East Texas brought cooler temperatures, things were heating up at your State Capitol here in Austin. Health care was a prominent topic of conversation as the Texas House cast a variety of votes toward addressing the needs of Texans. Ground ambulance service. A...
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01 August 2017

Editorial: Education a Prominent Session Theme

Lufkin Daily News By TRENT ASHBY/Contributing writer I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Gov. Greg Abbott to discuss a number of issues that the Legislature hopes to address during the special session. Our conversation focused primarily on one of the more prominent themes in the Legislature this special session — education. The...
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14 July 2017

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) offers a conditional scholarship to a deserving student dedicated to education and military service. Created in 2009 by the 81st Legislature, the TASSP was designed to financially assist post-secondary students by encouraging them to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the...
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30 June 2017

Capitol Update: Buy American

The July 4th holiday is upon us, and while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the fanfare that surrounds our Independence Day, I hope you’ll take time to think about what this national holiday is truly about – freedom. More importantly, I hope you’ll thank all of those who have defended or are currently...
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