By Senator Robert Nichols (Senate District)

My Five Cents: 1st Day to File Bills, School Safety, Budget Process, Voting, Hunting

October 25, 2018 - As we celebrate Thanksgiving this coming month, I am thankful for the opportunity to represent East Texas in Austin as your State Senator. I hope this holiday for you is filled with family, friends and lots of pumpkin pie. 

Here are five things happening around your state this month:

1. 1st Day to File Bills

My Five Cents: Teacher Retirement, Border Security, Superintendent Tour, Dual Credit, NASA

September 27,  2018 - Don't forget the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November election is October 9th. Early voting will be from October 22nd through November 6th. If you have not registered to vote or have questions about your registration, Please visit www.votetexas.gov or call 1.800.252.VOTE (8683).

Here are five things happening around your state this month:
 
1. Teacher Retirement System

My Five Cents: Texas Top State for Business

July 26, 2018 - Did you know in July of 1832, a band of settlers in Nacogdoches attacked the town's Mexican garrison and took back the town in answer to an order requiring Texans to surrender their weapons? While not well known, the Battle of Nacogdoches, not only freed East Texas from Mexican military rule, but also served as the starting point of the Texas Revolution and led to our state becoming what it is today.

Here are five things happening around your state this month:

1. Texas Top State for Business

My Five Cents: S.H. Regional Library, School Violence, Bullion Depository, Unclaimed Property, Protect Your Community

June 28, 2018 - On July 4th, we will celebrate our nation's freedom. That day in 1776, after the Declaration of Independence was signed, marked the birth of the United States of America as an independent Nation. I hope you are able to celebrate with fireworks, friends and family as I know I will be. 
Here are five things happening around your state this month:

1. Sam Houston Regional Library 

My Five Cents: Sunset Commission, Special Education, Texas Redistricting, Education Hearings, Texas Armed Services

April 26, 2018 - At the end of May, we will celebrate Memorial Day and honor our military men and women who have given their lives serving our nation, so that we might live free.

Here are five things happening around your state this month:

1. Sunset Commission Hearing

My Five Cents: Liquor Laws, Sunset Commission, Sanctuary Cities, Lone Star Summit

March 29, 2018 - On April 21, 1836, Texans fought and won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. After this victory, Texas became fully independent from Mexico. While the battle only lasted 18 minutes, hundreds of Mexicans were killed, injured or captured while only nine Texan soldiers were killed and 26 were wounded. This month, let us not forget the brave men and women we have to thank for our beautiful state, as we celebrate the 182nd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto.

Members of Texas Legislature Urge Congress to Restore Secure Rural Schools, Community Self-Determination Act

March 23, 2018 Austin, TX – Today, members of the Texas Legislature sent a resolution to Congress to urge them to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS Act), which provides funding to counties which contain federal forest lands. The members who signed the resolution include Senators Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and Representatives Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd), Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches), Will Metcalf (R-Conroe), and James White (R-Hillister).

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