My five cents… A weekly column from Sen. Robert Nichols

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The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas. SCR 20, which was passed by the Senate Administration committee this week, would make this true for even our knives. It designates the...

Representative Ashby’s Capital Update

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With the dawning of a new decade, the United States Census Bureau will begin carrying out a constitutionally mandated count, or Census, of every US resident from sea to shining sea. The importance of...

ASHBY: State Must Remain Vigilant On Water Issues

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Fall is officially here, many communities have festivals around the corner, and it seems most of us have completely settled into our autumn routines. Further west, the Capitol crowd is anxiously awaiting the release...

Leaders Talk Future of Texas Forest Country At 2015 Economic Development Summit

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Education, water, oil, and their impact on the economy here in East Texas were the focus of the 2015 Economic Development Summit held Nov. 4, 2015, at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. The Summit opened...

Speed Limit Changes Approved in Two Counties

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Texas Transportation Commissioners recently approved speed limit changes in two counties within the Lufkin district. Angelina County: The speed limit on FM 1819 from SH 103 to SH 7...