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My 5 Cents

Even though many House members and some State Senators are still in Washington, D.C. to break quorum, special session continues in Austin. The State Senate has enough members at... — Updated 7/20/2021

 

Senator Nichols my 5 cents

On July 4, 1845 the Convention of 1845 was called to meet in Austin to consider the joint resolution of the US Congress proposing to annex the Republic of Texas. By a vote of 55 to 1, the delegates formally accepted the annexation... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD Billionaire Richard Branson has hurled the world into a new orbit. Aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, he brought Astro-Tourism a step closer to... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

JEWEL OF THE GULF COAST TURNS 51 Bridge City incorporated 51-years ago, on July 7, 1970. I think it’s important to examine what brought a mostly knitted community to come together... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

BFD OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY In 2016, Donald Trump ran on a platform to do away with the Affordable Care Act promising “On day one we will repeal and replace ObamaCare with somethin... — Updated 6/22/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

FATHER’S DAY HOW DO YOU REMEMBER DAD Come Sunday we will celebrate Father’s Day. Not all of us have the same memories about our childhood and good ole dad. For many of us, then... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

BeeKeeping 2021

This past year was a real challenge for beekeepers. We had 2 named hurricanes and a named winter storm that brought historic cold, ice and freeze damage. Our homes were damaged our yards were damaged and our citrus trees were... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

Do you want to see a Biblical scenario of where the church is today, our Country and where it is all headed?

Judges 6 and 7 ...Where is Gideon' s army today? Like in Gideon's day when Israel had been delivered from sin and the world, they became lazy in faithfulness and began to blend into... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SPECIAL LUNCH BUNCH GATHERING Next week, on June 16, the Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s Restaurant, 12 noon. County Judge John Gothia and tax assessor-collector... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

My Five Cents

With session over, there’s time to reflect on what happened toward the end of session and the new laws the legislature passed over the past 140 days. Here are five things happenin... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

DEMS WALK OUT TO BLOCK CONTROVERSIAL VOTING RIGHTS BILL Republican-dominated Texas Legislature, despite pleas nationwide, is closing out the legislative session with many of its... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

My Five Cents

The last week of session is coming to a close and the long nights have stretched into the early hours of the following mornings. We’re sprinting to the finish of an unusual session and passing consequential and substantial legisl... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

Nichols My Five Cents

Session is drawing to a close. This is the last week for Senate committees to realistically consider bills to vote out of committee. We have until May 26 to vote on any bill on the... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

My Five Cents

One hundred and thirty-three years ago this month, the present Texas Capitol was formally dedicated. On May 16, 1888, the dedication ceremony was held with a service, parade, and a celebration to mark its opening. Over 20,000... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

TIME SLIPS AWAY Here we are already coming to May 19. A month ago we set this date for our next Wednesday Lunch Bunch gathering so mark your calendar for next week. We had planned... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

Prayer - Why do God's children take so little advantage of such a gift from God in Christ?  

Matthew 7:7-11 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

My Five Cents

At the end of this week, we’ll only have three weeks left in this year’s legislative session. These last three weeks are some of the most intense weeks, with long hours and... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

My 5 Cents

Last week, the House passed its version of the state budget for the next two years. It differs in some significant ways from the budget the Senate passed. In order to reconcile our... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

VOTE LOCALLY IT'S IMPORTANT GET A SHOT-IT MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE It's come on another week. They sure seem to be flying by quicker than I recall when I was much younger. Health wise... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

My Five Cents

On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston led the Texan Army in a decisive victory over General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto. The fighting lasted a mere 18 minutes. Though... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

MAYOR McDONALD HONORED AT LUNCH BUNCH By Dave Rodgers Justice took a lunch break in Orange Wednesday to honor the longtime leadership of retiring West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald. No... — Updated 4/20/2021

 

My Five Cents

We have less than 50 days left in the 87th legislative session and the pace is picking up rapidly. Just this week, the Senate unanimously passed the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase 1, a bill I authored to ensure that the data the... — Updated 4/20/2021

 

My Five Cents

This week the Senate passed Senate Bill 1, the Senate’s version of the budget for this year. The budget includes over $11 billion for children and teacher public education... — Updated 4/12/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION NEXT WEEK Next week's Record will feature the naming of the "Person of the Year," along with historical articles and other special articles and columns.... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

My 5 Cents

This week the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 5, a bill I authored that would address broadband access across the state. I appreciate the support of my colleagues and the lead... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

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