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State of Texas

May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that sections of Interstate Highway 45 will be closed during the weekend due to work on the bridge deck replacement project from Memorial Drive to Hogan Street and from Hogan Street to White Oak Bayou in Houston. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies regarding the accuracy of consumer credit reports. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation was recently dispatched to Wimberley, Texas to conduct low-altitude done flights to survey flood damage and assist in search and rescue efforts. More
May 28, 2015 -- Bills relating to open carry of handguns and concealed carry on college campuses pending before the Texas Legislature will be negotiated by members of a House and Senate conference committee before a final vote because Senator Brian Birdwell of Granbury on Thursday refused to concur in House amendments to his campus carry legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Senator Larry Taylor and Representative Greg Bonnen report that they have successfully passed Senate Bill 900, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reform legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday provided tips to avoid fraud and scams that take advantage of those recovering from a disaster. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Cruz Alfredo Bazan, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law four bills implementing his emergency early education initiative. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 28 more projects, totaling more than $203 million, under Proposition 1, including the widening of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County. More
May 28, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that a man from Spring, Texas has been arrested on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's passage of legislation that requires all local taxing districts that wish to exceed the effective tax rate over the previous year to have a vote of at least 60 percent of the governing body support the tax increase. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News has issued a news release regarding approval of a border security plan by the Texas Senate. More
May 27, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is releasing $5 million in emergency relief funds for the repair of flood-damaged roads in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recovery from damage caused by recent tornadoes and flooding. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will host an event celebrating "529 College Savings Day" on Friday, encouraging families to start saving for higher education costs. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Tuesday announced that two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts, Dr. Rabi Mohtar and Dr. Vijay Singh, have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress. More
May 27, 2015 -- H-E-B on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and has is launching an in-store tear pad campaign for victims of the recent floods and tornadoes in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Tuesday urged the Texas Senate to pass legislation to allow drunk drivers to go on an ignition interlock for 90 days to one year in lieu of a license suspension. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement on the passage of a border security bill by the Texas Senate. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds released a statement following the passage of Texas Senate Bill 158, which pertains to body cameras. More
May 26, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following recent flooding and other severe weather in Texas. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a federal appeals court decision to uphold a ban against the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding blockage of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal court refusing to lift a ban on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive order regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit Houston today to survey recent storm damage. More
May 26, 2015 -- The National Park Services today announced that trails in the Big Thicket National Preserve have been closed temporarily due to flooding. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday tentatively approved legislation to increase the amount of time a judge may deliberate when considering whether to exempt a minor seeking an abortion from parental notification statutes. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on the passage of legislation by the Senate to move the Public Integrity Unit from the Travis County Attorney's Office to the Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines reports that he has passed an amendment to HB 910 which he says will prevent "undue and unconstitutional harassment of gun owners" who are openly carrying their weapons. More
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