Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first “State of the State” speech to lawmakers crowded into the House chamber on Tuesday, Feb. 17. That traditional address early in the Legislative session is where Texas governors detail their agenda for those who must pass it into law – or not.

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Life Saving Award winners pose with Jefferson Co. Sheriff Mitch Woods (center).

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office honored the heroic actions of those involved in a dynamic water rescue necessary after a young woman accidentally veered off-road and careened into the LNVA canal in China, submerging her vehicle and putting her life in grave danger.

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Amazon Fire Phone

While there are still many users of the simple and basic cellular phone, sales of more capable smart phones have been explosive. At a recent concert, it seemed that most of the audience was taking concert photos with smart phones, and while a few used larger tablets, I did not see a traditional camera in the audience.

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Stephen Shane Hall

A 40-year-old Nederland, Texas man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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It’s tax season and the scammers are out in full force, out to steal taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars.

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