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Senate Closes Session With Major Grid Reform

The Senate approved legislation that would require weatherization of critical energy facilities and completely overhaul the management and oversight structure of the organization that oversees the state electric grid. In a session that looked to be dominated by other concerns, the February winter storm put the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) at the top of the agenda. “We thought it was going to be COVID, it was going to be a budget that didn’t have enough money in it, and all these things,” said Brenham Senator Lois Kolkhorst. “Unbeknownst to us, in the middle of February we found ourselves in one of the greatest crises, I believe, that our state has ever seen. A grid that almost had a meltdown that could’ve kept us in the dark for weeks and months.”

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Signing the Texas Heartbeat Bill

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Honoring Those Lost in the Line of Duty

From the Desk of HD 4 State Representative Keith Bell

The 87th Legislative Session adjourned delivering major conservative victories despite the unprecedented challenges that were brought by the pandemic and winter storm Uri. Critical issues were addressed this session while passing meaningful legislation, including pro-life victories, expanding our 2nd Amendment rights, and fully funding public education.

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Front row, left to right: Adopted mascots Dynamo and Dynamite from San Angelo Central High School. Second Row: Inaya Wilson, Alexa Hollister, Cristen Miller, Joslyn Munoz, Alyssa Hood, Nina Morin, Elina Picazo, Elisa Esparza, Kaylee West, Madison Stenson. Third Row: Tatiana Turner, Kya Bradley, Holli Boner, Hailey Hughes, Zion Lewis, Kenzie Clonch, Cori Smith, Jade Williams, Amaya Young, Alyssa Bard, Breasia Allen, Sara Urton. Fourth Row: Jamien Rooks, Lyric McClellen, Bianca Smith, Quincy Smith, Jadyn Johnson, Reagan Jones and Melissa Hancock.

North Forney High School Cheer Successful at NCA Summer Camp

In preparation for the 2021-2022 athletic and cheer season, the varsity and junior varsity (JV) cheerleading squads from North Forney High School attended the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) summer training camp on June 3-6, 2021 at Southern Methodist University, (SMU). While at camp, both teams learned a variety of new cheers, chants and dance material, participated in team building activities, perfected stunting technique, and participated in a number of daily evaluations and a final camp competition.

What is so special about GEORGE CLOONEY.....
What is so special about GEORGE CLOONEY.....
What is so special about GEORGE CLOONEY.....
What is so special about GEORGE CLOONEY.....

What is so special about GEORGE CLOONEY..... .....or is he?

I read something one time not too long ago that said in essence that George Clooney was NEVER YOUNG, but he was NEVER OLD! But, of course, we know that is an impossibility. Some people seem to have always been, or at least acted, OLD, and some think they never get OLD, but even I know I am not “46” any more! (Only one student in my memory ever guessed me to be older than I really was at the time of the “bonus question,” and that was Randy Cannaday, when he was a freshman student in my English I class at FHS, early in the 1970s.)

Food’s Important Role in Overall Health

Food’s Important Role in Overall Health

Nutrition is a popular topic of conversation, particularly among those embarking on a weight loss or maintenance plan. Individuals carefully study food macros and pore over various diets to get the most out of the foods they eat. When the end goal is simply looking good, it may be easy to forget about the other benefits of nutritious diets, including their link to overall health.

Donald Trump Endorses Gov. Greg Abbott for Reelection

Gov. Greg Abbott greeted then-President Donald Trump at the Orange County Airport last year before visiting areas damaged by Hurricane Laura. Trump has endorsed Abbott in his reelection bid. Credit: REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Donald Trump Endorses Gov. Greg Abbott for Reelection

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection on Tuesday June 1st, giving him an early and crucial stamp of approval as he confronts a possibly competitive primary.

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Slate of Legislation to Increase Criminal Penalties for Protesters, Punish Cities that Reduce Police Budgets

The Austin Police Department building with the Austin skyline in the background. Over the summer, the City Council voted to reduce and reallocate its police budget, leading to backlash. Credit: Evan L’Roy/The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Slate of Legislation to Increase Criminal Penalties for Protesters, Punish Cities that Reduce Police Budgets

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a slate of legislation last Tuesday that targets protesters and restricts cities’ abilities to reduce police budgets.

The Link Between Physical Activity and Cancer

The Link Between Physical Activity and Cancer

Physical activity has long been known to increase a person’s chances of living healthy well past retirement. The benefits of physical activity are numerous and include everything from a lower risk for being overweight and for obesity to improved mental health. Physical activity also has been linked to a lower risk for various diseases, including an assortment of cancers.

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