Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title and Registration Requirements Remains in Effect

Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced by Governor Greg...

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces...


Sean Carter’s ability to speak was taken from him more than 15 years ago, when he was a college junior and went out drinking...

Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted his request to extend operations of Community Based Testing Sites across Texas....

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Limits Certain Businesses And Services With Link To Infections AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as...

Thoughts during Coronavirus

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, a lot of wondering really; society is slowly starting to go back to a sense...


Newcomer Bookworms: ESL Story Time & Book Book Club

The Nacogdoches Public Library recently received a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to purchase books to strengthen family literacy and encourage summer reading. The Nacogdoches...

DPS Responds to Incident Involving Train in Burke

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a crash involving a train and a vehicle this afternoon,...

Billy Bob’s Texas to Host Free, Donation-Based Virtual Concert to Benefit Texas FFA Foundation

Two TEXAS icons come together with some incredible TEXAS musicians to support the future of TEXAS agriculture.You’re Still Farming & We’re Still...


The Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, which usually kicks off the annual Texas Blueberry Festival, has been postponed because of the...

East Texas Giving Day Opens Early

Early giving begins this week for donors looking to support nonprofits participating in East Texas Giving Day. The 18-hour online event is...

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My Five Cents… Budget Forecast

The history of East Texas is rich with stories of Texans fighting for our states independence. In July of 1832, an order was given...

Nichols Cautions Local Governments Against Raising Property Taxes

As a former mayor and city councilman, I understand firsthand the challenges that are presented when balancing a budget - in good times and...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline For Pandemic Food Benefits For Families Affected By COVID-19 School Closures

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer...

Governor Abbott Extends Early Voting Period For November 3rd Election

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation,...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Encourage Medicaid, CHIP Providers To Apply For Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today urged eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers to...