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My 5 Cents by Senator Nichols

Though the Capitol has been closed to the public for most of this year, my staff is hard at work
preparing for the upcoming legislative session. Though session will surely look different this
year due to the ongoing global pandemic, we are still focused on the needs of the state and our
constituents. Please reach out to my office if you have any needs or concerns.
Here are five things happening around your state:

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Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, December 5 th .
In keeping with the holiday tradition, the Grand Marshal will lead the parade at 6:00pm. Allison
Harbison, the 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient is this year’s Grand Marshal. Over 20 floats
will make their way through the heart of downtown to delight the young and old alike.
Floats will line up on Malone Drive. The Parade will go down Tenaha Street and around the

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Panola Rodeo Team wins the Sam Houston State University Rodeo

The Panola College Men's Rodeo Team won the Sam Houston State University Rodeo this weekend in Conroe, TX.  The Panola Team was followed in rank by Hill College, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Southwest Texas JC, Wharton, Texas A&M, McNeese State, Trinity Valley CC, and Northeast Texas CC. The win also stretched their lead as they remained on top of the Southern Region and ended the college circuit for the fall semester.