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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More Ways of Giving Back During the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season upon us, it is important to remember there are many Coastal Bend residents that may need a helping hand this winter. In this week’s column, I would like to continue that discussion by sharing a few simple ways you can make a significant impact in the life of someone less fortunate…

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Honoring Veterans Through Wreaths Across America

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Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially important during the traditional holiday season. With this sentiment in mind, I would like to share information about the Wreaths Across America program, an annual tradition that serves to honor and remember men and women of the armed forces who have…

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