Border security a high priority

Recently, I had the opportunity to receive a briefing from Colonel Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, about our highly publicized campaign to deter illegal crossings and stymie drug and human smuggling operations along our Texas-Mexico border. The latest data reveal significant progress is being made. Illegal detentions in the Rio … Read more

84th Legislative Session looms

With the first day of early bill-filing less than three months away, and more Committee hearings being added to the schedule, the upcoming 84th Legislative Session is not far off. And, speaking of the calendar, it’s time again for the beginning of a new school year, and I’d like to wish all our students well … Read more

Five things happening around state

ROBERT NICHOLS STATE SENATOR On June 14th, we will commemorate the U.S. Congress adoption of a flag with 13 stars and stripes to represent our nation and our founding colonies, with the stars set on a blue background to “represent a new constellation” in the night sky. While the stars in our current flag have … Read more

5 cents worth

ROBERT NICHLOS STATE SENATOR 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. During this Christmas season, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry … Read more