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State of Texas

June 24, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for strengthening immigration background checks on Syrian and Iraqi refugees. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today secured an injunction against a former immigration attorney and other members of the firm conducting unlawful practices through its "asylum" program. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that it has reached a settlement with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas regarding an archival library housed at the Alamo grounds. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice today announced that Bryan Collier has been named the department's executive director. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Malaquite Visitor Center at the Padre Island National Seashore will host the Centennial Sea Turtle Celebration on July 9. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced major closures this weekend on US 290 in relation to work on a new collector distributor. More
June 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that the United States Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that the state's Hazelwood Act is constitutional. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Brazos State Historic Site, located between Brenham and Navasota, Texas, will host an Independence Day celebration on July 4. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion upholding the University of Texas's use of racial preferences in admissions. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court, in a tie vote, issued a ruling that leaves in place the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed an injunction against the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program. More
June 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s recent Improve Fraud Discovery project was recently recognized with a 2016 Best of Texas award for Best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Project by the Center for Digital Government. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the federal government granted his disaster request for additional counties in the state. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the unveiling ceremony for Israel's F-35 Adier fighter jet at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company plant in Fort Worth. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Tuesday at the commission's open meeting directed agency staff to conduct a full review of the commission's rules and processes. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made 14 appointments to the Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to expand library engagement with local adult education and literacy programs. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two matters regarding state law, including a question regarding the application of the Education Code to a board of managers in specific circumstances. More
June 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed six individuals to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. More
June 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas consumers who have purchased electronic books should begin receiving account credits or checks this week following the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc. More
June 17, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick recently met with youth leaders from around Texas this week who have come together to learn leadership skills in government, politics and public service. More
June 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County. More
June 17, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the Texas Supreme Court has filed a ruling in favor of the state in a lawsuit with Southwest Royalties, Inc., which had claimed a sales tax exemption for equipment it had purchased. More
June 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. More
June 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Fort Hood Memorial Service for the soldiers who died during severe flooding in Texas earlier this month. More w/Video
June 16, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a federal court decision dismissing a case by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission concerning the resettling of refugees in the state. More
June 16, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued two opinions in response to questions concerning state law, including the extent to which a judge may refuse to apply the law of a jurisdiction outside of the United States in certain family law disputes. More
June 15, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 20-year-old Justin Lane Slatton Jr. to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More
June 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today invited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
June 14, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that for the second consecutive year, the state will not have to borrow money to meet its cash flow needs. More
June 13, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Gary Jessee has been named deputy executive commissioner of the newly-created Medical and Social Services division. More
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