By Senator Robert Nichols (Senate District)

My Five Cents: New Laws, Awarded Grants, Health Care Workers, Employment, Vaccine Mandate Withdrawn

January 27, 2022 - Monday, January 31 is the last day to register to vote in the March primary elections. To register, simply complete an voter registration application available online through the Secretary of State's website, fill it out with the necessary information, and return it to your county election office. The website to view this information is www.VoteTexas.gov. Remember, the voter registration application must be completed and returned at least 30 days before the upcoming election date.

My Five Cents: Volunteer Award, ERCOT, TPWD Grants, 3rd Session Update, American Rescue Plan

October 14, 2021 - 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 first constitution. 

Here are five things happening around your state:

1. Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery wins Governor's volunteerism award

My Five Cents: Redistricting, Temple Foundation, Veteran Hiring, Hazard Mitigation, Border Security

October 7, 2021 - One hundred and eighty-six years ago this week, the Texas Revolution began at Gonzales. On October 2, 1835 fighting broke out at Gonzales between Mexican soldiers and Texas militiamen. When the Mexican military commander in Texas received word that the American colonists refused to surrender a small cannon that had been gifted to the settlement in 1831 as a defense against Indians, he dispatched a small contingent to retrieve it. The struggle feature the iconic "Come and Take It" flag and ended in a Mexican retreat.

My Five Cents: Broadband Report, Redistricting, Maps, Battleship Texas, Bus Driver Shortage

September 30, 2021 - 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, hopefully we will get everything done!

Here are five things happening around your state:

1. Governor's Broadband Council report released

My Five Cents: Special Session, Redistricting Maps, Antibody Infusion Center, Coastal Spine, Border Wall

September 23, 2021 - 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 changing colors, and this year another special session.

Here are five things happening around your state:

1. Third special session begins

My Five Cents: Rural Hospitals, Bail Reform, DSHS Grants, SFA, Veteran Services

September 16, 2021 - 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 depression. There are 19 counties under the disaster declaration and five are in Senate District 3, including Jasper, Liberty, Montgomery, Newton, and Orange Counties.

My Five Cents: 20th Anniversary Of The Terrorist Attacks On September 11, 2001

September 9, 2021 - 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. Let us never forget.

Here are five things happening around your state:

1. Governor Abbott calls third special session

My Five Cents: COVID-19, Rural Communities, Border Funding, Elections, Damon Allen Act

September 2, 2021 - We continue to hold our friends in Louisiana in our prayers after Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane this week. Texas was proud to send a Chinook helicopter, 14 crew members, 30 fire engines, and 132 firefighters to aid in hurricane recovery efforts. 

Here are five things happening around your state:

1. COVID-19 antibody treatment center opens in Nacogdoches

My Five Cents: Elections, MMP Policy, Border Security, Hurricane Season, Property Tax

August 26, 2021 - On August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City, Texas. LBJ would go on to become a US Congressman, US Senator, the Vice President under President John F. Kennedy, and finally the President of the United States. His birthday is celebrated as a state holiday. 

Here are five things happening around your state: 

1. Elections bill advances in the House

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