TWIA Adopts 0% Rate Increase for 2020

This week at their monthly board meeting in Galveston, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) adopted a motion to keep rates at their current level by filing a 0% rate increase with the Texas Department of Insurance. An unexpected move for the board after a tie vote, the decision to forgo any rate increase comes […]

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Lezak Named Teacher of the Year Region 5

By Gloria Roemer It was a Monday morning surprise when Justin Lezak joined his fellow teachers in the library for a back to school breakfast provided by the Winnie Stowell Lions Club.  As he was visiting with other teachers, East Chambers Junior High Principal LouAnn Rainey, along with Justin’s wife Halee and sons Park and […]

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Winnie Welcomes Sweet Pups

By Gloria Roemer Glenna and Robert Tucker of Vidor have a passion for dogs.  “Every dog deserves a good life,” said Glenna.  “Our goal is to take dogs that have been abandoned or rescued and turn them into healthy dogs that are ready to be adopted.”  Sweet Pups, located on the south I-10 feeder road […]

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TBCD Auditor Quit/Directors Amend Budget Questions Still Loom over Financial Stability

By Gloria Roemer Longtime Trinity Bay Conservation District (TBCD) auditor Lee Ann Brents, partner of Swaim, Brents & Associates unexpectedly resigned as TBCD’s auditor effective immediately at the board meeting held on July 10th. As a result, TBCD held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd, to approve soliciting Requests for Proposal for auditing services. […]

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Commissioners Court recognized R.J. and Ray Hendrichson

Commissioners Court recognized R.J. and Ray Hendrichson on their retirement from the American Red Cross for their outstanding service to the community as volunteers since 2005.The Hendrichsonsserved as shelter managers in 39 shelters across the country.Front row left to right:District Clerk Patti Henry, R.J. and Ray Hendrichson,and County Judge Jimmy SylviaBack row left to right:Commissioners […]

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