Mental Health Awareness Month

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Each year, May is designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. This awareness month began as a way to educate communities about mental health conditions and provide support and resources to those individuals living with mental illness. Millions across the country are affected by mental illness each year. According to the Texas Statewide Behavioral Health…

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Celebrating Our Military

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May is National Military Appreciation Month. The members of the United States (US) Armed Forces continue to play an integral role in the development and protection of our country and freedoms. This month gives us the opportunity to demonstrate appreciation for past and present military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifices. There…

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Scholarship Opportunity for Future Service Members

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It is important to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of those men and women in uniform who bravely serve our country. One way the Texas Legislature honors future generations of military leaders is through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). This program was established by the 81st Texas Legislature to support promising students who…

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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

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Each month, I like to highlight important topics of awareness. The month of April is National Sexual Assault Awareness month. Our state is working tirelessly to take preventative steps against sexual assault. One of the best ways to prevent it is by talking about it and raising awareness. Sexual assault is the most under-reported crime,…

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National Donate Life Month

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April is National Donate Life Month. This month is dedicated to educating and encouraging Americans to register as donors of organs, tissue, marrow, and blood. Donating is a generous act that saves thousands of lives annually. Transplanting organs and tissue are one of the greatest and most successful medical procedures in the history of medicine.…

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