Your Voice, Your Vote: Chuck Hopson, State Representative District 11 candidate
Candidate's Name: Chuck Hopson
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BIOGRAPHY: State Representative Chuck Hopson is serving his sixth term and currently represents Cherokee, Houston, Panola, and Rusk Counties. House district 11 has been reconfigured to include the counties of Cherokee, Nacogdoches and Rusk for the next legislative session.
Chuck serves as Chairman of the powerful General Investigating and Ethics Committee, as well as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. Chuck also serves as Vice Chairman of the Rural Caucus and on the Texas Rural Health and Economic Development Advisory Council.
He is an honest and conscientious leader who holds paramount the needs of the people of this state. He is dedicated to working in a bipartisan manner to increase funding for public education, while lowering property taxes, insuring access to quality healthcare, and promoting economic development in East Texas.
Chuck continues to work across party lines, with both Republicans and Democrats, to develop long-lasting solutions to the problems that face all Texans. Former Republican Lt. Governor Ratliff said, "His proven record in the Texas House of Representatives reflects an independent conservative philosophy which has served the people of East Texas well."
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:19:02 GMT
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:25:02 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:37 GMT
Authorities in Houston County are searching Salmon Lake in Grapeland for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have drowned Friday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies and Grapeland PoliceMore >>
An Orange man died after drowning in a Grapeland lake Friday afternoon.More >>