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My Five Cents

The Legislature adjourned Sine Die for hopefully the last time this year after completing our third special session. While we accomplished many great things for the state over the past ten months, I’m glad to be back in East... — Updated 10/22/2021

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists 

Texas Governor Series: William (Bill) Clements

William (Bill) Clements was elected after Dolph Briscoe. Clements defeated a former attorney general for Texas, John Hill, who was a prominent trial lawyer prior to being elected... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

COLIN POWELL-A TRAIL BLAZING SERVANT “Our nation lost an exemplary leader and steadfast advocate in Colin Powell.” Senator John Cornyn Powell, a four-star general who became... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

My Five Cents

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

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: Dolph Briscoe

The forty-first governor of Texas was Dolph Briscoe, who served from 1973-1979. Briscoe was a conservative Democrat and was elected at a time when Texas was still a one-party... — Updated 10/12/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

WEIRD HOW SOME PREDICTIONS HAVE COME ABOUT Here’s one for the books. A couple of weeks ago I predicted a major upset on Oct. 9, between two big college football teams. Well, on... — Updated 10/12/2021

 

Hope Of Deliverance

"Thy God whom thou serves continually, He will deliver thee." (Deut. 6:16) Mary Tyler Moore said something that was profound…simple but profound. She said, "No one gets out of... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: remembering governor Preston Smith

John Connally was succeeded as governor by Preston Smith who served from 1969-1973. Smith had been lieutenant governor from 1963-1969. Smith was from Lubbock, Texas and while... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

TIME FOR ABBOTT TO 'MAN UP' TO TRUMP The Texas audit saga of four counties continues. A measly review of four counties, in a state that has 254 counties, is not enough for Trump.... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

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

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

GOP STARTS GERRYMANDERING PROCESS What the Texas Republicans proposed congressional maps shows is Republican leaders are scared as hell of suburban voters and they well should be.... — Updated 9/28/2021

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governors: Series II

Connally stayed in office through two, two-year terms and was the first governor to serve a four-year term. Connally's second run for governor was again opposed by Yarborough. I... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

God Has A Special Place In His Heart For Children

Matthew 19:13-15 "Then were there brought unto him (Jesus) little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.14 But Jesus said,... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

My 5 Cents

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

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governors: Series II by former State Sen. Carl Parker

In 1962, the year I was first elected to the Legislature, John Connally was elected governor in a very close Democratic Primary. He succeeded by narrowly defeating a young... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SEPTEMBER 22 FIRST DAY OF FALL Today begins the fall season here in Southeast Texas. There is not much distinction between the four seasons; however, this week we are seeing fall... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

My Five Cents

This week Hurricane Nicholas made landfall, impacting the coastal region of Southeast Texas and neighboring counties. Though the storm hit as a hurricane, it was later downgraded to a tropical storm and then to tropical... — Updated 9/21/2021

 

God's Amazing Grace

The Apostle Paul used his own life to illustrate God's amazing grace. He wrote in Romans 7:24-25 under the inspiration of God, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Introduction to Review of Governors

This article will be the beginning of a series in which I will examine and comment on the various governors in office during my political career. I served in the Legislature during... — Updated 9/14/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

GREAT COVERAGE OF 9-11 ANNIVERSARY I was really impressed with all the coverage Saturday on the 20th anniversary of 9-11. All the networks did a great job. What amazed me the most... — Updated 9/14/2021

 

Trying To Dodge Another Bullet

Everything regarding our current monthly storm event is still “iffy” as we are well aware of the potential consequences of a rain maker that decides to park on top of us. Even as I am writing this column, our power is blinking... — Updated 9/14/2021

 

My 5-Cents

This weekend, we recognize the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We remember and pray for all the Americans who were killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. L... — Updated 9/10/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

Abbott's Approval Rating Lowest Ever A couple of weeks ago I wrote that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott seemed to be losing favor with women voters. I found that women, especially those with... — Updated 9/7/2021

 

When The Storm Becomes Fearful

Luke 8:23-25 "But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and... — Updated 9/7/2021

 

My 5-Cents

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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