June 30, 2016 - With summer officially upon us and as you enjoy the sunshine, don't forget to enjoy a piece of pecan pie, which is the State Pie of Texas. July 12th is National Pecan Pie Day, so it's a great day to indulge.
May 26, 2016 - On June 14th, we will commemorate the adoption of our countries flag with 13 stars and stripes to represent our nation and our founding colonies. With 50 stars in our current flag, our pride for our country stays strong.
May 13, 2016 Austin, TX - Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is accepting applications for a grant award for early warning systems. In light of significant and deadly flooding events over the past year, TWDB has made it a priority to enhance the abilities of communities to warn citizens and respond to flood emergencies in a timely and effective manner.
April 28, 2016 - On Memorial Day, our country will remember the military men and women who gave their lives serving our nation. I hope we all take time to give thanks for those who sacrificed everything for our nation, so we might live free.
January 28, 2016 - In February, we will honor George Washington, known as the "Father of our Country," on President's Day. Through his skills, leadership and longing to live in a country of free people, he laid a foundation for our country's future by building a lasting democratic institution.
November 25, 2015 - Christmas has been a favorite holiday of mine since I was a young boy. Of course, I was lucky because I grew up in a toy factory where my father, Talley Nichols, manufactured toy cap guns.