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Get Prepared for an Active Storm Season

In this week’s article I would like to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared for the upcoming storm and hurricane season. When storms and hurricanes make landfall, they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. As storm and hurricane season continues, being prepared, being aware…

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PRE-FILING IS UNDERWAY (Part III)

In a previous article, I began outlining several of the bills which were filed within the pre-filing period. The 83rd legislative session’s pre-filing period officially commenced on November 12th. It is important to remember that unlike our counterparts in Washington D.C., the Texas Legislature meets for only 140 days in every odd-numbered year. The established…

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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING (PART II)

As we approach the Christmas holidays, I am using this column to raise awareness for charitable causes that are helping those in our area who are vulnerable, less fortunate and in need.   In last week’s article, I highlighted ways in which you can give a gift to a child in need.  There are more than…

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PRE-FILING IS UNDERWAY

On November 12, 2012, pre-filing began in earnest at the Texas State Capitol for the 83rd Legislative Session.  Due to the shortness of the legislative session (140 days beginning on the second Tuesday of January and ending around June 1st of every odd-numbered year) many bills are pre-filed before the legislative session even begins.  On…

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Wreaths Across America

This month marks the 21st anniversary of the Wreaths Across America Program which was started in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths in the Arlington National Cemetery by Morrill Worcester.  Though the program initially started as the Arlington Wreath Program, recent years has seen it cultivate into a nationwide project. The…

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State Agencies Undergo Sunset Review Process – Public Utilities Commission

Through the summer and over the last few months, I have been outlining Texas’ sunset review process. The agencies I have covered  include the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee, State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the Texas Pension Review Board, Procurement and Support Service Division of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Department of Information…

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Month of November Helps Recognize Veterans

The month of November serves as an occasion for our country and the State of Texas to recognize the service of our men and women.  In this week’s article, I would like to take the opportunity to support our veterans and specifically focus on how Texas strives to continue to thank them for their invaluable…

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