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State of Texas

August 01, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today announced his appointments to the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery and Texas Lottery Commission. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs on Thursday awarded $60.1 million in tax credits to private developers constructing or rehabilitating properties across the state offering units with reduced rents. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 31, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke today announced his plans to retire in December. More
July 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding "the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation". More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 31, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday commended Assistant Attorney General Linda Halpern for being named the 2014 Outstanding Government Lawyer. More
July 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration health care system. More w/Video
July 30, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a taxing unit may reserve mineral interests on property that is acquired through tax foreclosure and then resold pursuant to the Tax Code. More
July 30, 2014 -- The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Tuesday selected Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as the sole finalist for chancellor of The University of Texas System. More
July 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Leon Leal of Grapevine to the State Board for Education Certification. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a charitable organization formed under the Health and Safety Code is a political corporation or subdivision of the State of Texas for purposes of the Texas Constitution. More
July 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Visualase, Inc., which was awarded a Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant in 2007, has been acquired by Medtronic, Inc. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission was grant $5 million in National Emergency Grants from the United States Department of Labor to train workers facing long-term unemployment. More
July 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Ryan Brennan of Austin as Commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance. More
July 28, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued two people in life jackets but a third person died when their boat sank in Copano Bay, just north of Rockport. More
July 26, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old fisherman suffering from severe abdominal pains Saturday morning, 25 miles offshore of Port O’Connor. More
July 25, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday made appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors and the Protect Our Kids Commission. More
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 25, 2014 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Jeffrey Watts of Fort Worth, Texas, has pleaded guilty to charges related to operating a fraudulent scheme involving oil and gas investments. More
July 24, 2014 -- Early voting for the Texas Senate District 4 Special Election begins on Monday. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas today announced that police officers who are members of the National Guard and called to active duty along the Texas-Mexico border will not have to pay their dues for the duration of their deployment. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office is removing derelict pilings along the western shore of Galveston Bay, with removals expected to begin in Seabrook in August. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling almost $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. More
July 23, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a report regarding the Texas Workforce, and proposed steps to ensure continued prosperity. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered a special election for September 9 to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, which was vacated by Texas State Senator Robert Duncan. More
July 22, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today announced that David Feckley of Wylie, Texas has been elected to its national board of directors. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Texas Military Forces Public Affairs Office has announced that the National Guard is taking steps in preparation for deployment to the border with Mexico after being activated by Governor Rick Perry to assist in securing the border. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a statement regarding the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army. More
July 21, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General issued a statement regarding Governor Rick Perry's decision to deploy the National Guard to the Texas-Mexico border. More
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