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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,...
Social Security announces new online service for replacement Social...
The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Texas available through its my Social Security portal at...
Week in Review: spring bringing bills, developments across district
Spring is here, and the Capitol is buzzing with activity, including visits from House District 11 constituents. I had the privilege to meet with Elmer Beckworth, Cherokee...
Nichols' 5 Cents: school accountability changes; law enforcement
March is a busy month in the Capitol as many families, students and teachers make their way to Austin for spring break. We enjoy seeing everyone, but there is, of course,...
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...
Jacksonville City Council cancels 3 of 4 races; approves city audit
The May 6 general election for the mayoral and city council seats in Jacksonville is now down to one race. During their monthly meeting Tuesday, the Jacksonville City...
Bid accepted for new Pct. 3 building
During Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting Precinct 3 took up several items on the agenda. After several false starts, a bid was finally approved...
Dunaway hired as city manager
The search for a new city manager in Rusk included several qualified candidates, but in the end, the city chose the candidate who was – at least for an interim period –...
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...
Week in Review: end of February marks busy time for Representatives
The last weeks of February were eventful for the Texas House of Representatives. Our committees are now organized, and important bills are making their way through the...
Nichols' 5 cents: convention of states; no Daylight Savings?
Almost two months into the legislative session, the Legislature is approaching the first of many deadlines, including the last day to file most bills. As of this writing,...
Rep. Clardy's staff in Rusk, Jacksonville on Thursday
On Thursday, March 9, Cherokee County constituents will have two opportunities to meet with State Rep. Travis Clardy’s District Director Jerri Jones on an individual basis...