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Rep. Brady Reflects on Passing of George H.W. Bush

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. – As former President George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Kevin Brady took time...

O’Rourke Senate Campaign Makes Stop in Crockett

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – In horse racing terms, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke started out his U.S. Senate campaign as a longshot. Slowly,...

From Tragedy to Unity

Remembering 9/11 By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – In 2001, there was a divide in the country. The USA had just gone through a presidential...

Comptroller to Send August Sales Tax Allocations to Cities and Counties

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – Area cities and counties will soon receive their July sales tax revenue disbursements from the state. In a...

Proposed DPS Office Closure Rankles State Rep.

Ashby Joins Rural Colleagues in Letters to Sunset Commission By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter AUSTIN – A proposal to close 87 Texas Department of Public Safety Offices...

Comptroller to Send July Sales Tax Allocations to Cities and Counties

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – Area cities and counties will soon receive their July sales tax revenue disbursements from the state. In a...

Early Voting Begins Feb. 20

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – Election season shifts into high gear on Tuesday, Feb. 20 as early voting begins across the...

Comptroller to Send February Sales Tax Allocations to Cities and Counties

By Will Johnson                                           ...

Texas Adds Over 300,000 Jobs in 2017

Area County Unemployment Rates Show Mixed Results   By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter EAST TEXAS – While the unemployment rate crept slightly upwards, the Texas economy closed...

HCHD Calls for Public Hearing on New Tax Election

District Seeks to Uncap Rate By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – In a called meeting of the Houston County Hospital District (HCHD) Board of Directors...