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Texas Society of CPAs offers free online resources for Texas Taxpayers
With the April 18 tax deadline quickly approaching, many Texans are beginning to feel the stress of filing their tax returns correctly and on time. To help taxpayers...
Sen. Nichols, Rep. Ashby file legislation for small school districts
AUSTIN - Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) have once again filed legislation aimed at addressing the arbitrary small...
Rep. Clardy discusses healthcare, higher education options
This week, I had the pleasure of serving on the Education and Health panel at the Conservative Roundtable of Texas’ Policy Summit. The panel included four of my...
Nichols' 5 Cents: Senate Finance hearings, session timeline
This week, the Lieutenant Governor began referring bills to committee and we will soon begin to hear them in committee. The legislative process kills more bills than it...
Cherokee County Texas Republican Club meeting
The topic of the next Cherokee County Texas Republican Club meeting is “Self-Government is Not a Spectator Sport, [Understanding and Applying America’s Founding...
U.S. REP. BABIN'S CHIEF OF STAFF RECEIVES TOUR OF CENIKOR'S ROBUST...
(Houston, TX- January 30, 2017) Cenikor Foundation (Cenikor) was honored to host U.S. Representative Brian Babin’s (TX-36) Chief of Staff Stuart Burns and Regional Director...
Rep. Clardy discusses inauguration day, proposed budget
January 20, 2017 was a historic day for the United States of America. President-Elect Donald Trump has taken the Oath of Office and is now America’s 45th president. Chief...
Nichols' 5 Cents: committee assignments and budget filing
Here in Austin, the Legislature has ended our second week of session. We are off the starting block and continue to pick up the pace for the long race ahead. During this...
Forever Stamp price increased
Forever Stamps were created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 2007. They are non-denominational First Class postage, which means that they can be used to mail...
City of Tyler agrees to extensive sewer system upgrades and...
On Tuesday, Jan. 17 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the city of Tyler, agreed to significantly upgrade its...
Texas Historical Commission designates a new national landmark,...
Home of Tejano Civil Rights Champion Designated A National Historic Landmark The National Park Service designated the Texas Historical Commission’s Casa Navarro State...
Tax Season begins
Monday, Jan. 23 marks the beginning of the 2017 tax season, and the first official day that the IRS will begin accepting individual tax returns. Determining which documents...
Rep. Clardy checks in from Austin, 85th Legislature
It has been nearly 19 months since the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and I was excited to begin the 85th Legislative Session on Jan. 10. It was truly an honor to...
Nichols' 5 Cents: 85th Legislative Session begins; DETCOG
Happy New Year! I hope your year has started off with a bang, as I know mine has with the start of session. During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up...
Texas DPS marked National AMBER Alert Awareness Day
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) joined the country in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 13 in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and...