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Dense Fog Advisory issued January 08 at 2:57AM CST until January 08 at 10:00AM CST by NWS

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By w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov …DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING… The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 10 AM CST this morning. * VISIBILITY…1/4 mile or less. * IMPACTS…Reduced visibilities will result in poor driving …read more

Source:: FAYETTE COUNTY WX ALERT

      

Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Biennial Revenue Estimate

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate.Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate:

“Today’s revenue estimate reflects the continued strength of the Texas economy. Even with this strong economic growth, Texans expect their government to live within its means, while funding its priorities. This session I look forward to working with the legislature to fulfill these expectations by addressing many key issues, including school finance reform and limiting the growth of property taxes.”

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Source:: Office of the Governor

      

Governor Abbott Appoints Jernigan To Board Of Pardons And Paroles

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed D’Wayne Jernigan to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed D’Wayne Jernigan to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The board makes parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determines conditions for parole and mandatory supervision, and makes recommendations on clemency matters to the Governor.

D’Wayne Jernigan of Del Rio is a Licensed Private Investigator and Senior Advisor to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. He has over fifty years of law enforcement experience and has served as a Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Federal Sky Marshal, Special Agent-in-Charge for the United States Customs Service, Office of Investigations, and as the Customs Attaché posted to the U. S. Embassy in Rome, Italy. He has held leadership positions and is a member of both the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. He is a charter member of the Southwest Border Sheriffs’ Association and the Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition and a member of the Association of Former Customs Special Agents, Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, and the Texas Process Servers Association. His volunteer work includes past president and member of the Border Amateur Radio Society and the Rancho Dos Countries Soup Kitchen. He has also served seven years as a board member of Heritage Academy Charter Schools, and three years as president of the Board of Trustees. Jernigan received an Associate’s degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, and Investigations from Cooke County Junior College.

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Source:: Office of the Governor

      

Governor Abbott Appoints Four To State Board For Educator Certification

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Edward Hill, Jr., Ed.D., John P. Kelly, Ph.D., Courtney Boswell MacDonald, and Jose M. Rodriguez to the State Board for Educator Certification for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Edward Hill, Jr., Ed.D., John P. Kelly, Ph.D., Courtney Boswell MacDonald, and Jose M. Rodriguez to the State Board for Educator Certification for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The board develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers.

Edward Hill, Jr., Ed.D. of Harker Heights is a tenured associate professor and the Dean of the College of Education at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. He previously served as the Dean of the College of Education and Director of Teacher Education at Fort Valley State University, and as an assistant professor and program director at Georgia College State University. He is a member of Deans of Impact and is director of education and community outreach for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Hill received a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood development from Morehouse College, a Master’s of Education from Columbia College, and a Doctor of Education in education administration from South Carolina State University.

John P. Kelly, Ph.D. of Pearland is Superintendent of Schools at Pearland ISD, and previously served as superintendent of Boerne ISD and Pearsall ISD. Additionally, he is former principal and headmaster of Presbyterian Pan American High School in Kingsville. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Education Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration from Texas A&M University.

Courtney Boswell MacDonald of Kerrville is a community volunteer. She previously worked on the Senate Education Committee, and served as executive director for Texans for Education Reform, Texas Institute for Education Reform, and Texas Aspires. She is a former math teacher at Richardson ISD and Dallas ISD. MacDonald received a Bachelor of Science in fashion and communications and a secondary education certification from Texas Christian University and a Master of Public Policy in education policy from Vanderbilt University.

Jose M. Rodriguez of Cedar Park is an English as a Second Language teacher at Leander ISD, where he teaches students kindergarten to 5th grade. He is a former Texas TeachPlus Fellow and a former Teacher Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Rodriguez received a Bachelor of Arts in government from Pan American University and a Master of Public Policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Source:: Office of the Governor

      

Governor Abbott Appoints Atkins To Texas Commission On Law Enforcement

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Janna Atkins to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a term set to expire on August 30, 2023.Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Janna Atkins to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a term set to expire on August 30, 2023. The commission establishes and enforces standards to ensure that the people of Texas are served by highly trained and ethical law enforcement, corrections, and telecommunications personnel.

Janna Atkins of Abilene is the Criminal Justice Training Specialist and Coordinator of the West Central Texas Council of Governments’ Regional Law Enforcement Academy and has thirty years of experience in of law enforcement, twenty of which include teaching police training classes. She is a licensed Master Peace Officer and has earned certifications as an Advanced Instructor, Sexual Assault and Family Violence Special Investigator, and a Firearms Instructor. She is an instructor with the National Safety Council, co-chair of Champion for Children, and a former member of the Abilene Police Officers Association. Atkins is a graduate of Jim Ned High School and the Abilene Police Department Academy.

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Source:: Office of the Governor

      

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