Political Happenings for 10-29

Published on Saturday, 28 October 2017 22:16 - Written by


State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) will be honored as a “Champion for Long Term Care” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at Providence Park Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, 5505 New Copeland Road in Tyler.

Hughes’ efforts to improve long term care in Texas during the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature earned him the honor, awarded by the Texas Health Care Association.

Hughes was an active and early supporter of HB2766 during the 85th regular legislative session, which would have improved Texas nursing homes at no cost to the state by bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional federal funding. House Bill 2766 died in the Senate after overwhelmingly clearing the House with bipartisan support.



Grassroots America-We The People will host conservative author Greg Parker in its Friday, Nov. 3 meeting, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 10818 University Blvd. in Tyler.

Parker, a lifelong conservative and author of “Global Warming…Really?” returns to outline why he wrote his recently released “Conservative Essays for the Modern Era,” a collection of five essays exploring identity politics, democratic socialism, gun control and the left’s protection of radical Islam.

Parker was a two-term Comal County Commissioner, a Texas Emergency Communication Commissioner, and City Manager for Healdton, Oklahoma. Parker is now running for the ethics-challenged Montgomery County Commissioners Court on a platform of spending reform, county ethics reform, property tax reform, support for the Texas Open Meetings Act, and opposition to toll roads.

The public is welcome, and there’s no cost to attend. Bring a lunch or purchase pizza on-site.