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Nominations open for Star of Texas award

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award.

The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year’s awards must be submitted to the Governor’s Office by June 15. For information on how to submit a nomination, see the April 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.