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State of Texas

November 21, 2014 -- A brain injury expert during a sports medicine symposium Friday at Texas A&M University said concussions are having a devastating impact on football. More
November 21, 2014 -- The transition team of Texas Agriculture Commissioner-elect Sid Miller on Friday announced that Texas State Representative Tim Kleinschmidt has been named General Counsel of the Texas Department of Agriculture. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced that updated "Debt-at-a-Glance" Web pages now provide detailed debt information on all water and municipal utility districts in the state. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state set a record in for jobs added in the state for the third consecutive month in October. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that he would file a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's use of executive power regarding immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement on Thursday concerning the use of executive action on immigration. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday has made appointments to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, the Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council, the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments, Upper Guadalupe River Authority Board of Directors, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, the Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. More
November 20, 2014 -- A research consortium led by Dr. Antonietta Quigg, Professor of Marine Biology and Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University's Galveston campus, was awarded $7.25 million by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the appointment of Congressman Mike Conaway as chair of the United States House Agriculture Committee. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick today announced the selection of his leadership team. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Texas Medical Center Address luncheon on Tuesday, featuring a presentation by Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the medical center. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday reported that it has confirmed 26 cases of enterovirus D68 in the state. More
November 19, 2014 -- Three Texas A&M University astronomers have receive grants from the National Science Foundation which they say will allow them to “set their sights on new astrophysical insights involving the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond”. More
November 19, 2014 -- A scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch found a marker that predicts changes in cholesterol levels as people grow older. More
November 19, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the decision to fund the National Guard operations on the Mexican border through March 1, 2015. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported that the U.S. Highway 90 bridge over State Highway 36 in Sealy will remain closed after the bridge was damaged when an oversized cargo load on an 18-wheeler truck struck the bottom of the bridge. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today announced that Fort Hood has been identified as one of several installations to serve as a monitoring site for soldiers re-deploying from West Africa after assisting with response to the Ebola virus. More
November 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is extending an ongoing law enforcement "surge" at the state's border with Mexico. More
November 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem. More
November 18, 2014 -- Environmental Defense Fund Texas Director Jim Marston on Monday issued a statement in response to a report released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on the impacts of proposed carbon pollution standards. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that it has rented a billboard in Austin to call attention to low college completion rates in the state. More
November 18, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar on Monday announced appointments to his leadership team once he takes office. More
November 17, 2014 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Monday announced that $13.2 million will be used for eight Texas projects that address high-priority conservation needs. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently appointed Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald to the Houston-Galveston Regional Review Committee. More
November 17, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering a new Web app called "Roadcents", which will help users reduce air pollution and keep vehicles well-maintained. More
November 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor to address reports that President Barack Obama plans to go around Congress and issue an executive order on immigration. More w/Video
November 17, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, MD on Monday filed legislation that will increase budget transparency and add millions of dollars in new highway funding without new taxes, tolls, fees or debt. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Wharton County Judge Phillip Spenrath to the Houston-Galveston Regional Review Committee. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today met with Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, Commanding General of the III Corps and Fort Hood, to discuss issues related to the military in Texas. More
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