AUSTIN – July 18, 2015 – Governor Greg Abbott announced today he will authorize the Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm  National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas. This order comes  following the recent shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga,  Tennessee that resulted in the deaths of four United  States Marines and one Navy Sailor.

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AUSTIN - At the State Capitol, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bills 925, 934, 935 and 972, a legislative package written and passed by Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst to improve public schools in Texas. Under the legislative package, the Texas Education Commissioner will develop literacy and mathematic achievement academies with stipends for teachers who provide instruction to students in kindergarten through the third grade as well as reading- to-learn achievement academies for students in fourth and fifth grades. In addition, SB 935 will create "reading excellence teams" to assist Texas school campuses, especially in low performing areas. The legislation was part of Governor Abbott's education platform.

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The City of Brookshire welcomes two new businesses to our fine town. Please give a hardy welcome to Four Seasons Pest Control. Locally owned by Joshua Smith, this pest control company also provides termite services.

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