Texas Voted Best State for Business Again


In May, for the 15th year in a row, Texas was named the Best State for Business by CEO Magazine. Governor Abbott reminded us that our talented workforce and staunch commitment to free market principles have led to unprecedented economic growth.
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Where to Find Hope

You’re singing to your favorite songs when a car passes by, you glance and you get that look like, “Are you really having that much fun?”

Life can pull and tug at you, but you can know where to the songs you need to FIND HOPE? A Hope that doesn’t disappoint?  Good Friends in the Morning at KSWP reminds you of Romans 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Youth Advocate of the Year Named

Angelina Youth Honored as Youth Advocate of the Year

  • Kellen Kruk, of Lufkin, TX, has been named a Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Kellen was honored for his leadership in the fight against tobacco last Thursday night in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s speaking at press conferences, testifying at committee hearings, conducting media interviews or meeting with local businesses, Kellen has been remarkably effective at communicating the public health benefits of enacting a Tobacco 21 law in Texas that was recently sent to Gov. Gregg Abbot for his signature.

Kellen and other youth advocates from across the country were honored at the Campaign for Tobacco- Free Kids’ annual awards gala last Thursday night in Washington, DC. The winners received scholarships to continue their tobacco prevention efforts and will serve as youth ambassadors for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Since 1988, The Coalition has focused on eliminating the use of harmful substances by affecting public policy, laws, attitudes and behaviors, all in an effort to foster healthy life-long choices for the local community. For more information about the youth award winners visit http://www.tobaccofreekids.org. For more information about local youth tobacco prevention programs and how you can get involved, contact The Coalition at 936-634-9308.

Photo of Kellen receiving his award. Please use the following caption.

The Youth Advocate of the Year award was presented to Kellen Kruk (left) by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President, Matthew Myers. Kellen was honored for his leadership and advocacy in tobacco prevention and the fight against Big Tobacco.