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Capitol Update: Energy infrastructure hearings

February 27, 2021

These past several days have been trying for all Texans, from those losing power and heat to those that found themselves without water, or boiling water from previously safe sources, and many who experienced all of these conditions simultaneously. There have been billions of dollars in property damage from weather related instances and burst pipe […]

Capitol Update: Passing a Balanced Budget

February 12, 2021

While the Legislature addresses many important issues every session, there is only one bill that is constitutionally mandated: every legislature must pass a balanced budget that funds state government for the next two years. This year, the budget will originate in the Senate and will be Senate Bill 1. Origination of the budget rotates between […]

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.