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ASHBY: Tax-free weekend, constitutional amendments

In the past couple of weeks, the Texas Water Development Board has begun approving a ...
8:30-11 a.m., at the Trinity County Courthouse in Groveton from 1:30-4 p.m., and on Aug. 26 at the San Augustine County Courthouse in San Augustine from 8:30-11 ...

Obituary: Brenda Gandy

GROVETON, Texas — Brenda Dora Crumpacker Gandy passed away unexpectedly at her home on May 2, 2013 in Atkins, where she lived with her significant other, Gary Ward of Atkins. She was born on April 4, 1954, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Albert E. Crumpacker and ...

Groveton mourns longtime educators Dominey, Terry

The news was so unexpected. The first we heard was when we read the post on the Groveton Ex-Students Association-TEXAS Facebook page. Friend and church member, Betty Whittlesey posted the sad news and the outpouring of condolence began to flood.

Baseball standouts from Crawford, Riesel, Bosqueville named 2A all-state

Tanner Thompson, West Texas, jr.; Ethan Tillery ...
Ligon West, Stamford, jr. DH — Frank Franco, Mumford, sr.; Glenn Thornton, Groveton, soph.;

Lufkin man on stolen motorcycle arrested after pursuit through East Texas

A Lufkin man has been arrested after leading officers from several East Texas counties on a high-speed pursuit on ...
turning and going east on Highway 94 towards Groveton. Trinity County deputies joined the pursuit, eventually leading Spiecher through ...

Flatonia's Bruns named 2A coach of year

Tanner Thompson, West Texas, jr.; Ethan Tillery ...
Ligon West, Stamford, jr. DH - Frank Franco, Mumford, sr.; Glenn Thornton, Groveton, soph.; Ryan Willborn, Borden County, fr,; Jordan Womack, Big Sandy, jr. • Coach of the Year: Shawn Bruns, Flatonia.

GC Baseball: Dawson's Dotson is HM on 2A All-State team

Tanner Thompson, West Texas, jr.; Ethan Tillery ...
Ligon West, Stamford, jr. Dhs - Frank Franco, Mumford, sr.; Glenn Thornton, Groveton, soph.;

Booker sends 3 to all-state team

Reagan was also named first team all-state in football and is the all-time Texas high school leader in pass receptions ...
sr.; Glenn Thornton, Groveton, soph.; Ryan Willborn, Borden County, fr,; Jordan Womack, Big Sandy, jr. Lance Lahnert can be reached ...

Solunar Information for Groveton, TX

Whether it’s for fun, to get to work or for sport, bikes are becoming a more popular mode of transportation, and especially in cities where it’s easy and safe to get around on only two wheels. Nov 10, 2012; 5:00 AM ET Hunting can put your heart at risk ...

Margie Louise Fondren1921 - 2015

Her last breath on earth was followed by her first breath in the presence of God. Margie Louise (Kennedy) Fondren was born in Groveton, TX on August 25, 1921 and passed away peacefully at her home on July 13, 2015. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may ...

Three Beautiful Things 07/31/15: "Wonderful Tonight" This Morning, End of a Fortnight Saga, Popcorn Sleepover

1. I'm getting back into the swing of life in our apartment home in Greenbelt. This morning I awoke some time before 7 a.m. and remembered we were out of coffee filters. The Co-op doesn't open until 9…

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alexandria Until 4:30 PM TODAY

The NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alexandria until 4:30 PM, seek shelter immediately! THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING …
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Fighting against human trafficking in GROVETON TEXAS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in GROVETON TEXAS

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


Register now and request your ballots for the year in GROVETON TEXAS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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