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If you haven’t been to the Terrell Chamber of Commerce Convention Visitors Bureau (CVB) office in a while, you will be in for a surprise the next time you visit. The unassuming exterior still looks the same with the green tin roof and the mirrored glass exterior, although you may notice a ne…

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Editor’s note: Below is a monthly legislative update from State Representative Keith Bell. Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Hen…

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In my last article I explained how Terrell provides current and prospective residents a sense of place—a community with unique qualities where they’d like to live, work and raise a family. A place to call home. Our Terrell Economic Development President, Ray Dunlap, also recently wrote about…

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Mass murders like those in El Paso and Dayton are deeply disturbing and far too commonplace. The American people are right to be outraged and demands for action are justified. The solution, however, will not be found in depriving law-abiding Americans of their unalienable right to defend the…

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I am deeply disturbed about the massacres earlier this month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.  These are horrible!   

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In Terrell we’re fortunate that our children benefit from an excellent school district. But our students aren’t the only ones who benefit from Terrell Independent School District. Our economy does as well.

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In late July, I had the pleasure of hosting three town hall meetings to hear directly from the people who sent me to Washington. I’ve now held seven of these events across the 5th District and the results have been impressive. East Texans overwhelmingly support the conservative policies whic…

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AUSTIN — After a gunman was arrested in the killing of 20 people and wounding 26 others at a popular shopping venue in El Paso on Aug. 3, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered thoughts and prayers.

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Keith Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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According to the U.S. Census data estimates earlier this year, Kaufman County ranks third in the nation in percentage of population growth from 2017 to 2018 for counties with more than 20,000 people. When families are looking for a place to call home, they aren’t just looking for a house in …

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When President Trump took office, he promised an equal playing field for American producers. A key priority was to renegotiate NAFTA, a job-killing trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. NAFTA left much to be desired in terms of market access and support for American manufacturers.…

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In recent months, Homeland Security officials have testified before Congress about an unimaginable practice taking place on our southern border: child recycling. Asylum seekers have discovered a loophole in our immigration laws which grants preferential treatment to families over individuals…

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There’s a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the booming development at the Crossroads at Terrell that includes the opening of several new retail stores and fast food restaurants, as well as some sit-down restaurant options that are coming soon. We are equally excited about this growth and the fa…

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Editor’s note: First elected in 2018, Republican Congressman Lance Gooden represents Texas’ 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 5th District stretches from Dallas County to Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Anderson, Van Zandt and Wood Counties. Lance and his wife, Alexa, live…

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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Editor’s note: First elected in 2018, Republican Congressman Lance Gooden represents Texas’ 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 5th District stretches from Dallas County to Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Anderson, Van Zandt and Wood Counties. Lance and his wife, Alexa, live…

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This week, after months of denial, Democrats tried to sell their solution to the humanitarian crisis at the border. It took a headline story from The New York Times to get them to act, and now that we have their attention they’ve put forward a proposal that would be downright dangerous. Bill…

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Editor’s note: Pastor Pete McNabb has been Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Terrell since being appointed by North Texas Conference Bishop Mike McKee on July 1, 2017.

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Over the next few weeks, Congress will focus its attention toward appropriations for the next fiscal year. The appropriations process is a D.C. term for “spending money we don’t have”. This week we’re voting on nearly $1 trillion in discretionary spending, even though Democrats still haven’t…

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The House Judiciary Committee reminded us this week why so many Americans have lost faith in Congress. With minimal public support for impeachment, Democrats are wasting precious time and resources to begin hearings. They should be working with President Trump on the priorities of the Americ…

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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The Democrat majority in the U.S. House put forward a bill this week to provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants living in our country. The legislation included provisions to give green cards to a group of immigrants that go far beyond the already problematic Deferred Action for Chi…

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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First elected in 2018, Congressman Lance Gooden represents Texas’ 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 5th District stretches from Dallas County to Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Anderson, Van Zandt and Wood Counties.

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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Editor’s note: First elected in 2018, Republican Congressman Lance Gooden represents Texas’ 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 5th District stretches from Dallas County to Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Anderson, Van Zandt and Wood Counties. Lance and his wife, Alexa, live…

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Below is a weekly legislative update from Keith Bell who is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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Editor’s note:  First elected in 2018, Republican Congressman Lance Gooden represents Texas’ 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 5th District stretches from Dallas County to Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufmann, Anderson, Van Zandt and Wood Counties. Lance and his wife, Alexa, li…

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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Editor’s note: First elected in 2018, Congressman Lance Gooden represents Texas’ 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 5th District stretches from Dallas County to Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufmann, Anderson, Van Zandt and Wood Counties. Lance and his wife, Alexa, live in Terrel…

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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Bell is the Texas State Representative of House District 4 for the 86th Texas Legislature. District 4 is a district of the Texas House of Representatives that serves the whole of Kaufman County and Henderson County. 

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All too often these days our news media stories seem to focus on negatives like crime, political shenanigans and man’s cruelty to his fellow man. I would like to walk a road less travelled. One rainy Saturday in early April, I headed out in my truck to run some errands in Terrell. While in t…

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