The Legislative Process

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A few weeks ago, I used my weekly article to announce the start of the 87th Legislative Session. In this week’s article I would like to take the opportunity to describe to you the legislative process in which bills must go through to become a state law. It is important to recognize that numerous bills…

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Each year, January is designated as Glaucoma Awareness Month. This initiative is used to raise awareness about a condition affecting millions of individuals across the country, including some living in the Coastal Bend. According to the National Eye Institute, glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Currently, more…

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Human Trafficking Awareness

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The month of January serves as Human Trafficking Awareness month. During this month, advocates, organizations, and individuals unite to raise awareness about this very important issue. According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is “modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial…

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The 87th Texas Legislative Session Begins January 12th

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The 87th Texas Legislative Session begins Tuesday, January 12th . The Texas House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony will be held on the House floor at noon on January 12th. To view the ceremony, please visit the Texas House of Representatives Live Broadcasts. In preparation for the 87th Legislative Session, the State Preservation Board will begin…

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National Blood Donor Awareness Month

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As the new year begins, I would like to recognize January as National Blood Donor Awareness Month. This is a nationwide initiative to celebrate and recognize blood donors. National Blood Month has taken place each January since 1970. Donating blood saves many lives and improves the health for many people. A decision to donate blood…

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