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State of Texas

January 23, 2015 -- Texas A&M University has announced a five-year agreement with Cisco to provide information technology with support services solutions for The Texas A&M University System that will result in more than $3.7 million in savings over the length of the contract. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced Senate Committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. More
January 23, 2015 -- Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Texas State Senator Larry Taylor as chair of the Senate Public Education Committee. More
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January 23, 2015 -- The Texas State Senate today published a "week in review" of activities at the Senate. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today set runoff elections for February 17 for Texas Senate District 26, which is being vacated by Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Texas House District 17, and Texas House District 123. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Texas Workforce Commission's release of the December employment numbers. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that December marked the 51st straight month of employment growth in Texas, with 45,700 jobs added during the month, bringing a total of 457,900 jobs added in 2014. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday announced the appointment of Hadassah Schloss as director of open government at the Texas General Land Office. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that total energy use in 2014 increased by 2.5 percent from 2013. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists that the rescheduled total closure of all westbound and eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway at US 59 near downtown Houston will take place January 23 from 9 p.m. to January 24 at 9 p.m. More
January 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named appointments to the Texas A&M University, University of Texas System and Texas Tech University boards of regents. More
January 22, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Dade Phelan on Tuesday jointly filed legislation to authorize a tuition-backed revenue bond for the construction of a multi-purpose education building at Lamar State College-Orange Campus. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday has announced a key Inspector General appointment and formally submitted three appointments to the Texas Senate. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report on the approval to changes to the body's rules. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Texas A&M Police Department today returned to the university and its Corps of Cadets a painting of Reveille I, the university’s first mascot, which has been missing for the past 25 years. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has called for entries in the 19th annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. More w/Video
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a change to the Texas State Senate's 2/3rds Rule. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. as inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a United States Supreme Court Case involving the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said that President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was "a divorce from reality". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "proved that he will continue with the same outdated policies that only promote more government control over our lives". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz said the State of the Union Address was "a powerful demonstration that it's time to move on beyond President Barack Obama. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "laid out a plan to strengthen the middle class that would make paychecks for hardworking Americans go farther, prepare Americans to earn higher wages and keep good paying jobs in America. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Representative Michael McCaul, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security, said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address shows that he "remains wholly out of touch with the priorities of the American people". More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner on Tuesday issued a statement expressing opposition to a Public Utility Commission plan to limit discovery to rate proceedings. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Texas State Senate today published a news release regarding the inauguration of Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether an independent school district may use the certified estimate of property tax values to adopt a tax rate after adopting a budget. More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas installed its new governor and lieutenant governor today, with Greg Abbott taking his oath of office as governor and Dan Patrick as lieutenant governor during the inauguration ceremony. More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today delivered remarks after taking his oath of office. More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks after being sworn in as the state's 48th governor. More
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