An East Texas lawmaker launched the idea, and it just became law this week when it was signed by Governor Greg Abbott. The move will give those who serve in the military credit toward becoming a police officer.
This is catching on everywhere, and we think we'll be seeing more of it in 2019. Fake police officers like "Constable Scarecrow," that are cardboard cutouts made to look like real officers with radar guns. Will it work in East Texas?
It sure would be a lot more fun to spend $20,000 on a car than it would be to spend that same amount on fines and legal costs after driving drunk in one. That's the real cost of a DWI in Texas, and it serves as a warning heading into a weekend full of holiday parties.
The family of the Nacogdoches deputy killed earlier this month in the line of duty has received an outpouring of support, but this may be the most powerful instance so far. An 11-year old boy took what could have been college money, and gave every bit of it to Brad Jimmerson's family.
Every time 9/11 rolls around, I think about the first responders who rushed into the Trade Towers that day in 2001 to save lives, thinking very little about their own. Would any of us have had the guts? It makes today the perfect day to thank a first responder in East Texas for what they do on a d…