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Angie Nichols poses in front of the marine tactical vessel dedicated to her son, fallen Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jeff Nichols, who died while on duty March 26, 2016. A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday at Cooper Lake State Park near Tira, Texas. 


Lamar County Judge Brandon Bell received no positive response at a Tuesday afternoon meeting when the judge asked commissioners if the court might consider a 2023-2024  budget year with no new revenue as a starting point for this year’s budget hearings.


Way back in the mid-1990s, the Bassmasters organization reached out to me, asking if I’d consider serving as the announcer for a number of Texas competitions. I believe the late Bob Ferris was spread so thin in that position he needed some help, and since I’d proven that public speaking came easily to me, it might have been a good deal.