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State of Texas

September 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board and the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. More
September 02, 2015 -- Betty Edwards, President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, issued a statement regarding the legislative appropriations for improvements to the Alamo, as well as provided an update on pending litigation against the Texas General Land Office. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding violence against law enforcement officers. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas, and asking for officers to turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one minute on Friday for the beginning of funeral services for Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, who was murdered on August 28. More
September 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday delivered oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court in a lawsuit filed by several school districts concerning the state's school finance system. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Tuesday announced that he has nominated John Harris, a freshman at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced Senate member appointments. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement regarding funding for the Texas Racing Commission. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded Texans of new traffic and driver laws that have gone into effect. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that enrollment is open for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund through February 29. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today announced that legislation expanding the state's DNA database, to include individuals convicted of certain assault and sexual offenses, goes into effect today. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to each member of the Texas Congressional Delegation, urging them to vote against President Barack Obama's deal with Iran regarding the country's nuclear program. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, which forecasts sufficient generation available to serve peak electricity demands. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the 2015 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide an extensive overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement regarding the decision to keep the Texas Racing Commission open through the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today signed an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop plans to better protect the Texas coast from storms and to speed recovery following a storm. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed the return of Blue Bell ice cream, with the ice cream available in select markets following a recall in April concerning listeria cases linked to the company's production facilities. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that John Scott is stepping down as chief operating officer for the commission. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today held a press conference regarding grand jury selection reforms, which go into effect on Tuesday. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered flags in Harris County to be flown half-staff in honor of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was fatally shot on Friday. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is participating in the multi-state "I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative" during the weekend. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that a settlement has been reached with RadioShack requiring the company to pay the entire value of their unredeemed gift cards purchased by consumers as a priority claim in the company's bankruptcy. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of initiatives to "provide greater protections for children in the womb and to prevent the sale of baby body parts". More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the implementation of the Impact Texas Teen Driver Program, which places a new requirement on driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Ernest Leroy Smith, who fled from a Houston halfway house. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 22 road projects totaling $304 million from Proposition 1 funding. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on Friday at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Hotel in Houston. More
August 27, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a joint suit with the Texas Attorney General's Office and City of Houston against a store at 2709 Broadway has resulted in a temporary restraining order preventing the store from selling synthetic marijuana. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed judges for the 240th, 254th and 505th Judicial District Courts. More
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