DEEP EAST TEXAS RECEPTION A SHOW OF REGIONAL UNITY

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Lufkin, Texas – Every other year officials and organizations from Deep East Texas hold a “get acquainted” reception for their newly elected legislative delegation and state officials.  “This year it is especially important the...

New Year Signals Disenrollment Period for Medicare Advantage

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Jasper, Texas - Each year, recipients have a chance to make changes to their Medicare Advantage coverage for the following year.  Medicare Advantage Plans (also called “Part C”) are health plans run by Medicare-approved...

Ashby Files Bill to Combat Fraudulent Medicaid claims

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In an effort to combat fraudulent Medicaid claims and blatant abuse of the system, State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) has filed a bill that, if adopted, would make it easier for bad actors to...

“Controlling Chronic Illness” Workshops Need Volunteer Leaders

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Do you, or someone you care for, struggle to manage diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, sickle cell, pain, depression or other ongoing health conditions?  The Area Agency on Aging...

Congressman Elect Brian Babin and State Senator Robert Nichols Extend Greetings at DETCOG Christmas...

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Brookland, Texas – U.S. Congressman-elect Brian Babin and Texas State Senator Robert Nichols both extended their warmest greetings to the board members, elected officials, Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) Staff and their...

McCray Named DETCOG Employee of the Year

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Brookland, Texas – After earlier receiving her 15 year service award, Scherita McCray was named “Employee of the Year” for the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG). Those presentations were made Thursday at...

Water and Education

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and were able to spend time with family and loved ones. The Christmas season is now upon us, and on its heels is the 84th Legislative...

Representative Ashby Files Legislation Protecting Prosecuters

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State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) took advantage of early bill filing earlier this month by proposing legislation that, if enacted, would protect district attorneys, along with other prosecutors, by enabling them to openly carry...

Ashby on Roads and Border Security

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The home stretch leading up to the 84th Legislative Session is right around the corner. We will soon find out the new faces that will be joining the Texas House and Senate, bill filing...

In Your State Capitol with Trent Ashby

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As the lingering summer heat takes what is hopefully its last gasp, early voting is right around the corner, and the first patient with the Ebola virus in the U.S. succumbs in Dallas --...