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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in America’s Classrooms

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in America’s Classrooms

While the rollout of the vaccine has been a relief for the nation’s teachers, many of whom have been working in-person on and off since the start of the pandemic, the reality is that not everyone will get the vaccine. What’s more, being in the school building all day with children who are not yet approved for immunization leaves many educators and school staff vulnerable to COVID-19, no matter how many precautions they take while off the clock.

Texas Republicans Have Long Pushed to Allow “Constitutional Carry” of Guns. Proponents Say This Year is Their Best Chance.

Leaders in both chambers have previously held permitless carry at arm’s length, but this year gun rights advocates have found powerful allies in the Texas House. Credit: Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Texas Republicans Have Long Pushed to Allow “Constitutional Carry” of Guns. Proponents Say This Year is Their Best Chance.

Texas Republicans have long taken pride in the state’s reputation as a bastion for gun ownership — but time and again they’ve stopped short of passing a law allowing handguns to be carried without a permit.

Mesquite Announces Clean City Initiative

As the City of Mesquite announced its new Clean City Initiative, Mayor Bruce Archer proclaimed, “This is a new day in Mesquite, Texas to raise the level of civic pride in our city when it comes to keeping our community clean, free of litter and looking beautiful.” The plan is focused on an array of enhanced efforts including more public education, regularly scheduled litter programs, stronger enforcement tools and new beautification projects. The city has provided www.cityofMesquite.com/CleanCity for the public to learn about the initiative and to get involved.

Managed Lands Deer Program Enrollment is Now Open for 2021-22 Season

Enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) is now open for the 2021-22 hunting season. Open enrollment for the MLDP Conservation Option runs from April 5 through June 15 this year while the Harvest Option opens May 1 and runs through Sept. 1. New this year, fees are being charged for each enrollment option. Enrollments and fee payments can all be made through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Land Manage ment Assistance online system. Payments can be made by credit card only.

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Kaufman County Judge Floyd Shumpert, Texas Governor Price Daniel and Arthur H. Boyd at the Vetch Festival 1958

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Forney High School Class of 1905

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Fishing

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

100 Year Old Cabin moved overland

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Forney Public School, built 1903

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

J. A. Robertson Store circa 1909

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

John Alexander Crawford, Crandall circa 1914

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Bois D’Arc Street, Forney circa 1900

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Kaufman County has miles and miles of fence

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Early day travel

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Texas and Pacific Depot, Forney

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

Scurry Post Office

Kaufman County had three County Seats..... .....and even more Courthouses!

From April, 1848, to August, 1850, the GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER of the county was the “official county seat.”

No, Not Again! Don’t Take Away My AVOCADOS!

No, Not Again! Don’t Take Away My AVOCADOS!

Around the middle of the 1st decade of the 2000s, I had gained about 20 pounds with the births of each of my 3 children and tipped Dr. Dirk Frater’s scale at a robust 235, or a little more, pounds. I consider my “playing weight” to be about 175 pounds on my (at that time) frame of 6’ 1½“. I was told my “numbers” were “way out of wack” and that I needed to lose down to 210 lbs. by the time I came back for my next physical in 4 months. The good doctor suggested I follow the “Dash Diet” of lower-in-saturatedfats foods. To make a long story reasonable, I did what was asked of me with the suggested diet and added my own addition of stopping the intake of all “sugar” soda pops and the eating of no more than two “regularsized” meals per day. And, I did more yard work!

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

HB 1264 Layout in the House Committee on Elections

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

ERCOT Reform Passed

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Protecting the 2nd Amendment

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

New Vaccine Eligibility

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Kaufman County Day

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Henderson County Lone Star Republican Club

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Athens Pro-Life Rally

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Dedication of State Historical Marker in Honor of Corporal Shelton

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Election Integrity Meeting with Congressman Gooden

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell Legislative Update

Protecting the 2nd Amendment

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