February is Recognized as Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. This is a nationwide celebration of the achievements of African Americans and a time to recognize their role in U.S. history. Since 1976, each U.S. president has designated the month of February as Black History Month. This month is an important time for all of us to reflect on the…

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The Month of February Serves As Heart Month

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In this article, I want to feature Heart Month which is designated for the month of February. This month strives to educate the public about the importance of improving heart health. This endeavor aims to help people identify and understand helpful adjustments that can be made to increase heart health. The term “heart disease” refers…

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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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