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State of Texas

Miss Galveston 2014
September 30, 2014 -- Texas State Senator and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in Dallas. More
September 30, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, chair of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, has issued a statement in response to a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in a Dallas-area hospital. More
September 30, 2014 -- Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that its Transportation Commission approved two projects for Harris County. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices to issue Election Identification Certificates only beginning October 11 through November 8. More
September 30, 2014 -- The visit to the Netherlands by a group of Texans to tour the storm surge protection system that the Dutch launched after the disastrous 1953 flood wrapped up on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of the High Demand Job Training Program. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Boards recently elected its 2014-2015 officers, including Andra Self of Lufkin Independent School Distric,t who will serve as TASB's new president. More
September 28, 2014 -- Report from the Netherlands: Jim Guidry reports that the delegation from Texas has arrived in the Netherlands. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's office announced that a special search team trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by the governor to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, recently saved the lives of two individuals suffering from heat distress and hydration. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas will be issuing 21 trapping permits October 20-24 for the state's trapping season. More
September 25, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in observance of Rosh Hashanah. More
September 23, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday made appointments to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee. More
September 23, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether the Education Code requires school district trustees to file personal financial statements in specific circumstances. More
September 23, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released a report urging policymakers and elected officials to "discontinue costly subsidies and tax breaks driving development of new electricity generation" and to allow "a more market-driven approach" to providing power to Texas consumers. More
September 23, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued legal opinions on two issues, including whether school districts are exempt from the municipal drainage charge under the Municipal Drainage Utility Systems Act. More
September 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a groundbreaking ceremony on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach. More
September 20, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is Saturday, September 27 at 30 locations on the Texas Gulf Coast from Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County to Boca Chica in Cameron County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Secretary of State's Office announced a mobile election identification certificate station will open next weekend at the Moody Community Center located at 3725 Fulton Street in Houston. More
September 19, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Friday applauded President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., and Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on September 25 regarding the proposed widening of Trammel-Fresno Road and a new two-lane extension of Hurricane Lane Parkway in Fort Bend County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will provide assistance to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for hydrocodone combination products, which are being reclassified as a more restricted substance. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 20,100 jobs in August. More
September 18, 2014 -- Feeding Texas reported that newly released Census data indicated nearly 20 percent of Texans lived in households with income below the federal poverty line in 2013. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the future Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility at Texas A&M University. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday announced that the Kinta S, a decommissioned freighter, has been sunk off the coast of Mustang Island to serve as an artificial reef. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced that he is stepping down from his office. More
September 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday helped dedicate a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died in prison in 1999. More
September 17, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards will host a convention September 26-28 in Dallas. More
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