Statewide

Week in Review: spring bringing bills, developments across district
When 181 lawmakers, thousands of policy groups, the media, and people from across the state and nation migrate to Austin every two years for the Texas Legislative Session,...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: license to carry, school choice, vet mental health
Many times the pace of the legislative session can get a little hectic. I often tell my staff that session is more like a marathon than a sprint. We’re well on our way...
Texas Families-Especially Texas Children-Need a Healthy Medicaid...
Medicaid is an efficient and effective health coverage program for Texas children, and federal and state governments should continue to stabilize and improve the program’s...
Texas Historical Commission News Briefs
Levi Jordan Plantation Artifacts Journey to Museums in South Carolina and Texas While the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Levi Jordan Plantation is under development,...
DPS Recognizes Exceptional Employees, Good Samaritan
The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented a Purple Heart, two Lifesaving Awards and a Unit...
Week in Review: recognizing those making a difference in East Texas
As we move forward in the 85th Legislative Session, our work continues on public policy that impacts House District 11 and the entire state of Texas. I recently read an...
Nichols' 5 Cents: Doolittle Raiders, changes to CPS, Blue Alert bill
Daylight savings time began this past Sunday. The Legislature is taking this very literally as we ‘spring forward’ into high gear with committee hearings and moving bills...
Texas DPS graduates 134 Highway Patrol Troopers in ceremony in Austin
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon and members of the Public...


Texas Tri-Agency announces “Texas Internship Challenge” for students
Texas Tri-Agency partners announced the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a new statewide campaign to increase and promote internships for students in Texas. Texas Workforce...
Skip trip to DPS Driver License Offices during Spring Break
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to get ahead of the Spring Break influx at driver license offices by renewing their license or...
Legislator seeks to keep guns out of state psychiatric hospitals
One year after state psychiatric hospitals began letting people carry guns on campus, a Republican legislator is pushing a bill that reverses course. House Bill 14, filed...
Nichols' 5 Cents: STAR Day, ETCOG, transportation committee
We recently observed Presidents’ Day. George Washington, who is also known as the “Father of our Country,” is one that I admire the most. Through his skills, leadership...
Texas 10 Most Wanted Program marks captures from 2016
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday, Jan. 26 that 21 fugitives sought through the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program - including 14 convicted sex...
THC honors African-American heritage and more: Texas Historical...
Celebrate African American Heritage with Free Travel Guide February is African American History Month, and the Texas Historical Commission(THC) offers numerous travel...
DPS helps rescue more than 70 Endangered Children in 2016
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Wednesday, Feb. 15 that DPS Troopers - with the support of the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC)...