Cornyn Visits Nacogdoches

United States Senator John Cornyn was in Nacogdoches Monday to honor a group and receive an award himself.  The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce honored Senator Cornyn with the "Spirit of Enterprise" award for promoting growth and helping to expand economic development in East Texas.

While in town, the Senator also addressed the East Texas Peace Officer's Association Conference (ETPOA) and thanked them for their hard work and commitment.  "I'm proud to get the Spirit of Enterprise Award.  It's because I believe the federal government is not the answer to all of our problems.  It's the private sector and individuals initiative and it's the hard work of those individuals trying to provide to their families and achieve their dreams," Senator Cornyn said.  He also promised to continue helping East Texas and the rest of the state to grow in this time of economic need.

ETPOA will hold it's annual awards banquet Tuesday at the Fredonia Hotel.  At that time officers from across East Texas will be honored for their service and their sacrifices.  Dr. Miles McCall will be the keynote speaker.  The banquet begins at 7 p.m.