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The year is coming to a close and the holidays are fast approaching. Have a fun and safe holiday season! Here are five things happening around your state: 1. Texas still number one... — Updated 12/5/2023

 

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It’s officially fall! September 22 marked the official start of autumn. Hopefully that means some cooler weather. Here are five things happening around your state: 1. Port Arthur... — Updated 10/3/2023

 

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This month we remember President Lyndon B. Johnson on what would have been his 115th birthday. President Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908 and was elected as a... — Updated 9/5/2023

 

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This week, the nation celebrated Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the ratification of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, establishing the United States of... — Updated 7/4/2023

 

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On May 18, 1912 the USS Texas, also known as Battleship Texas, launched and quickly became one of the most powerful weapons in the world. It is credited with the introduction and... — Updated 5/23/2023

 

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The first few bills have made it to the Governor’s desk for his signature, which signals the end of session is fast approaching. Of the over 8,000 bills filed this session, just o... — Updated 5/16/2023

 

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Last Friday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo! On May 5, 1862, Mexican general Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French expeditionary forces at Puebla, Mexico. Here are five things happening arou... — Updated 5/9/2023

 

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May is here which means we only have a month left in this Legislative session. Deadlines are looming for bills to reach certain benchmarks. It’s a race to the finish! Here are... — Updated 5/2/2023

 

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April 21 was San Jacinto Day in Texas, which celebrates the final battle of the Texas Revolution in 1836 when Texas won its independence from Mexico. The battle was fought in... — Updated 4/24/2023

 

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There are only 39 days left in the Legislative session and it certainly shows. The days at the Capitol are getting longer and bills are making their way through the process. Here... — Updated 4/18/2023

 

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I hope you can still take the time to reflect on the meaning of Easter and the miracle of the Resurrection. From my family to yours, hope you had a blessed and happy Easter. Here ar... — Updated 4/11/2023

 

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One hundred years ago this week, Lamar University in Beaumont originated as South Park Junior College when the Beaumont ISD superintendent sought to develop plans for a junior... — Updated 3/27/2023

 

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On March 2, we celebrate Texas Independence Day! On that day in 1836, a delegate from each of the 59 existing settlements in Texas signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.... — Updated 3/7/2023

 

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Super Bowl LVII is this weekend and, for the first time in history, both starting quarterbacks are from the great state of Texas. Whichever team you support, it will be a win for... — Updated 2/10/2023

 

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It was Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, indicating six more weeks of winter; unwelcome news after ice storms covered much of the state this week. The... — Updated 2/3/2023

 

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On January 25, 1839 the official flag of Texas was adopted by the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas. It specified the look of the iconic Lone Star Flag that we know and love... — Updated 1/31/2023

 

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I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. The new year brings a new legislative session, so I'll be spending time in Austin working on your behalf... — Updated 1/17/2023

 

Why I Believe the State Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

As we look ahead toward the 88th Legislative Session, I believe that one thing we as Legislators should be focused on is supporting children and families. As a parent and... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

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This week we mourn the loss of 21 Texans in a horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Words can not adequately express our grief and we offer prayers of... — Updated 5/31/2022

 

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Monday, January 31 is the last day to register to vote in the March primary elections. To register, simply complete an voter registration application available online through the... — Updated 1/28/2022

 

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On October 13, 1845, voters in Texas overwhelmingly approved an ordinance to accept annexation into the United States by a vote of 4,245 to 257. They also adopted the state’s firs... — Updated 10/18/2021

 

Nichols My 5 Cents

This week, the Texas Legislature is meeting to discuss everything from redistricting to electricity and the grid. We’ve only got a few more weeks left in this special session, hop... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

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The first official day of fall came this week on September 22. With it came a welcome cold front across the state and a beautiful Harvest Moon. Fall brings cooler weather, leaves... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

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A weekly column from Sen. Robert Nichols by Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3 We continue to hold our friends in Louisiana in our prayers after Hurricane Ida made landfall as... — Updated 9/7/2021

 

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On August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City, Texas. LBJ would go on to become a US Congressman, US Senator, the Vice President under President John F. Kenne... — Updated 8/31/2021

 

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