Nichols Appointed Transportation Committee Chair, Member of Five Other Committees

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Last week, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced committee assignments for the 87th Legislative Session. I am honored to once again chair the Senate Transportation Committee and look forward to working with my fellow members...

My five cents…

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The Legislature has ended its first week of session. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Senate has decided to recess until January 26th. However, we will still be working hard in the meantime on...

NICHOLS AND ASHBY TO FILE LEGISLATION EXPANDING BROADBAND SERVICES

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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...

Treatment of Roads for Winter Weather Starting

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ALERT: The Lufkin District will begin pre-treating US 59 and US 259, elevated surfaces and known trouble spots today and continue through Friday in all nine counties ahead of expected winter weather. Re-treatment will...

Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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Over the last year, many Texans have faced tougher challenges than ever before. Many have lost their jobs to an economic downturn and others have lost loved ones to COVID-19. While it can be...

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists the department is continuing its enforcement efforts across Texas focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law.  These periodic enforcement operations by...

Disrespectful, Immoral, & Unconstitutional 2nd Amendment Legislation

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Pre-filing of legislation has started and many Texans, particularly the great citizens of Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties, are concerned with the dozens of of anti- liberty gun bills. “These bills are...

ASHBY DEFENDS RURAL HOSPITALS IN LETTER TO DSHS ON VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

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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...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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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...