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Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon with speaker Sen. Robert Nichols

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth
Friday Luncheon is noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 28 at Austin Hall, 4603 North St.
Sen. Robert Nichols will give a legislative update for District 3. Gold
sponsors are J. Stanley Lenox, III, and T-REX-S Outdoor Store.

“During the luncheon I will be discussing the 84th Legislative Session and
giving an overview of the upcoming biennium's budget which included an
increase in funding for border security, education and mental health
services," said Sen. Nichols. "I will also go over the upcoming November 3
election, where Texans will have a chance to vote on proposed
constitutional amendments which include funding for transportation  and
proposed homestead and property tax relief."

First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, Robert Nichols represents 19
counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County. In
the Texas Senate, Nichols serves as Chairman for the Transportation
Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance, Natural Resources and
Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committees. He is a
member of the Legislative Audit Committee and a former Vice Chairman of the
Sunset Advisory Committee.

During his five sessions as a state senator, Nichols authored and passed
legislation to protect landowners’ rights, increase educational
opportunities in East Texas and reform transportation policies. He has
worked to reduce Medicaid fraud, and promote free-market principles. During
his time with the Sunset Advisory Committee, he was able to help eliminate
six state agencies which saved the tax payers $161.9 million.

Luncheon reservations are required and a registration form is available in
Forms at A secure “register and pay online” option is
available on the website in the Hot News section. Lunch is $16, and the
deadline for reservations is noon, Wednesday, Aug. 26.

All attendees will be entered in a $50 cash drawing sponsored by Commercial
Bank of Texas , and every Chamber member is entered in a $250 drawing
sponsored by Axley & Rode, LLP, but you must be present to win.

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