An Update from Trent Ashby

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On May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old man from Texas was murdered after being taken into custody by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His name was George Floyd. Since that day, protests from coast to coast...

County Judge Turns to Social Media to Express His Disappointment with Commissioners

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Angelina County Judge Don Lymbery posted on his personal Facebook page an explanation of his opposition of a road tax loan proposed by Angelina County Commissioners. The post comes from a recent County Commissioners...

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III To Open Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas...

Governor Abbott Provides Update On State’s Response To Protest Violence, Calls For Unity And...

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Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Dallas where he provided an update on Texas' response to protest violence across the state. In his remarks, the Governor called for swift justice in the...

Commission Approves New Project in Lufkin Disctrict

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Federal grant funding awarded through CARES Act for airports and transit district Texas Transportation Commissioners held a meeting by telephone Thursday approving more than $731 million in new construction projects for the state, including a...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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As our nation continues the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, our first responders and the work they're doing to keep our communities safe has never been more apparent. And while stories of...

Texas forest country Game Wardens prove they know the game better than you do.

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Below are two incidents close to home which Texas Parks and Wildlife deemed worth sharing with us, and are certainly worthy of telling. These officers of the law are the ultimate champions...

Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that remained closed under Phase I may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Governor Abbott Prepares State Resources As Severe Weather Threatens Parts Of Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today placed numerous resources on standby across the state in anticipation of severe weather ⁠— including straight-line wind, large hail, and flash flooding ⁠— expected to impact several parts...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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To all the moms reading this column, I want to wish each of you a happy Mother’s Day! A wiseman once stated, “Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a short while --...