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With the 88th Texas Legislative Session beginning Tuesday, Rep. Geanie Morrison, who has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 1998, is looking forward to getting back to work and representing three new counties after the last redistricting process.

While it is early in the legislative session, with the first day being more ceremonial than business, Morrison is waiting to get to know her new colleagues and her committee assignments before filling her own legislation but she sees Higher Education, economic development and border security as priorities in this legislative session.

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Incoming Refugio County Judge Jhiela Poynter defeated fellow Republican Sylvia Barrera-Wiginton earlier this year to secure the Republican nomination, and ran unopposed in the general election. She will succeed current County Judge Robert Blaschke, who decided not to run for reelection after serving two terms.

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Q: How do hospitals hire so many nurses every year?

A: In the wake of Community Health Systems trying to create a controversial nursing program at DeTar Healthcare System the question as to why hospitals hire so many nursing school graduates each year came up. The answer is twofold.

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