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March 31, 2015 -- Ken Fickes, director of Harris County Transit, reports on a new bus tracking system that can be accessed with a Smart Phone App. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Economic Freedom on Monday released a paper by Vice President of Research and Center for Economic Freedom Director Bill Peacock on reforming Texas’ state-run windstorm insurance program. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities today issued a statement supporting the Texas Health and Human Services Strike Force's recommendation against consolidating the state's health and human services agencies. More
March 30, 2015 -- Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle today issued a statement regarding the strike force appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to review the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
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March 26, 2015 -- The Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance today announced that the East Harris County Manufacturers Association has issued a resolution in support of a coastal barrier system to protect the Houston/Galveston region from hurricane storm surge. More
March 25, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Elections Office on Wednesday announced the use of Vote Centers throughout the county for the May 9 and all future elections. More
March 25, 2015 -- Durrel Douglas has announced that he is running for Houston City Council At Large Position 5. More
March 25, 2015 -- The Association of Texas Professional Educators today issued a statement in response to approval of House Bill 4, which would provide more funding for pre-kindergarten programs in Texas, by the Texas House Committee on Public Education. More
March 25, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association on Tuesday announced that a recently published report shows that further research is needed for the country's "nearshore" areas. More
March 25, 2015 -- Philippe Nassif today announced his candidacy for Houston City Council At-Large Position 5. More
March 25, 2015 -- Shoreacres City Council Member Nancy Schnell has published a message critical of the coverage of this week's meeting of her city council by Guidry News Service. More
March 24, 2015 -- Concerned Citizens of Texas Gulf Coast posted a commentary expressing its opposition to House Bill 3335. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that several Texas trade associations, chambers of commerce, local governments and business leaders have voiced their support of legislation to dedicate revenue to fund Texas highways and bridges. More
March 24, 2015 -- Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management, LLC today announced that the Chambers County Attorney's Office has declined to file charges related to a complaint against the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District concerning the district's lease of 23,000 acres of submerged land to the organization. More
March 23, 2015 -- Randall Kallinen, a Houston area attorney, today issued a statement regarding a Texas Supreme Court ruling concerning public access to documents related to the City of Houston's red light camera program. More
March 23, 2015 -- Democratic National Party Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz today issued a statement regarding United States Senator Ted Cruz's announcement that he will run for President in 2016. More
March 23, 2015 -- Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle today issued a statement regarding United States Senator Ted Cruz's announcement that he will run for President in 2016. More
March 21, 2015 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a commentary on property tax appraisals titled, "The Real Property Tax Solution." More
March 20, 2015 -- Houston City Council Member Steve Costello testified before the Economic and Small Business Development Committee in Austin on Thursday in support of legislation to create a grant and loan fund to help bring new grocery stores to underserved communities. More
March 20, 2015 -- Texas Medical Association President Austin King on Thursday endorsed legislation to repeal the Medicare Sustainable-Growth Rate formula. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will present Victor and Janice Pierson with the Leonora (Nonie) Kempner Thompson Community Enrichment Award on Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
March 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick applauded Senator Brian Birdwell's leadership to advance "campus carry" Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) with a vote of 20 -11. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Association of Texas Professional Educators today issued a statement on the passage of legislation by the Texas State Senate that prevents certain students who cannot pass a STAAR exam from being denied the opportunity to graduate. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Goldwater Institute today issued a news release regarding Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearings scheduled for Wednesday regarding "Right to Try" legislation, which gives terminally ill patients access to experimental medicines. More
March 17, 2015 -- Bill King, candidate for Houston Mayor, today applauded Texas State Representative Jim Murphy and State Senator Paul Bettencourt for introducing legislation to address Houston's pension plans. More
March 16, 2015 -- AARP Texas today announced that a recent survey shows Texans support CARE Act legislation, which would provide family caregivers with information and training. More
March 16, 2015 -- MALDEF, a Latino legal civil rights organization, today announced its support of a comprehensive school finance bill filed last week by Texas State Representatives Armando Walle and Mary Gonzalez. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Texas Retailers Association today called on the Texas Legislature to include inventory tax relief as part of tax relief efforts. More
March 13, 2015 -- Carroll G. Robinson, a candidate for Houston City Controller, has posted a commentary about city pension reform. More
March 13, 2015 -- Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy today issued a news release regarding state legislation introduced to allow those with debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana. More
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