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Capitol Update: Comittee Assignments and State of the State Address

February 5, 2021

I hope many of you were able to catch Governor Abbott’s State of the State address this past Monday.  Gov. Abbott laid out 5 emergency items for the Legislature to begin addressing.  These emergency items are (1) expanding broadband internet access, (2) ending the practice of defunding the police, (3) reforming Texas’s bail system, (4) […]

PADDIE APPOINTED TO CHAIR INFLUENTIAL STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

February 4, 2021

AUSTIN – State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has been appointed as Chairman of the State Affairs Committee. “I am excited to be working on issues that are vitally important to East Texas,” said Rep. Paddie. “This committee chairmanship will allow our district to have influence on many of the important issues that will be addressed by […]

Capitol Update: Beginning the 87th Legislative Session

February 1, 2021

January 28, 2021 The first few weeks of every session are usually slower than the end of each session.  In fact, the Texas Constitution prevents the Legislature from passing any legislation during the first sixty days of a legislative session, unless the Governor has deemed the legislation an emergency item. The Governor has historically set […]

REP. PADDIE TO PROVIDE MEALS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND MEDICAL WORKERS; MAKES MATCHING DONATION TO MISSION CARTHAGE FOOD PANTRY

May 5, 2020

MARSHALL – Rep. Chris Paddie invites Panola County first responders and healthcare providers to come by the Texas Tea Room to pick up a meal as a small token of our community’s appreciation for all that they are doing during these difficult times. The restaurant will be open to the public, as they are every […]

FALSE: Rumors of Destroyed Crops and Livestock

May 4, 2020

The Texas Department of Agriculture has heard claims that the government told people to “liquidate their crops and livestock”. This is simply untrue.

REP. PADDIE TO PROVIDE MEALS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND MEDICAL WORKERS; MAKES MATCHING DONATION TO MISSION MARSHALL FOOD PANTRY

April 17, 2020

Rep. Chris Paddie invites Harrison County first responders and healthcare providers to come by the Catfish Express and Mega Bites trailers to pick up a meal as a small token of our community’s appreciation for all that they are doing during these difficult times.

Texas/Louisiana Border COVID-19 Response

April 6, 2020

To enforce Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing its presence along the Texas/Louisiana border. DPS Troopers will set up roadway screening stations to gather required forms from road travelers along the border. 

Non-Essential Closures and Travel Restrictions

April 1, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order issued yesterday, which will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, this coming Thursday, has extended his original order that closed all bars, restaurants and food courts until at least April 30th. In addition, he has ordered all schools closed until at least May 4th.

After ‘Super Bowl’ Session, Rep. Chris Paddie Announces for Re-Election

August 23, 2019

Following a highly-successful legislative session hailed by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen as “the super bowl of sessions,” conservative State Rep. Chris Paddie today announced his intention to seek re-election to Texas House District 9. House District 9 covers Cass, Marion, Harrison, Panola, Shelby, and Sabine Counties. “We set […]

Capitol Update: Last Days of the 86th Legislative Session

May 31, 2019

This session was a productive one, producing property tax relief, additional and reformed funding for public schools, raises for public school teachers, and a 13th check for retired teachers.