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State of Texas

September 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday intervened in a property tax lawsuit against Kilgore Independent School District, explaining that the district violated state law and the Texas Constitution when it repealed the district’s local option homestead exemption. More
September 29, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office has reported that more than 8,200 volunteers removed 172,853 pounds of trash from the state's coastline during the Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
September 29, 2016 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire today announced his intention to introduce legislation to require schools to educate children on how to interact with law enforcement when they are stopped for a traffic violation or detained. More
September 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined attorneys general from three other states in filing a lawsuit to prevent the transfer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to an international organization. More
September 28, 2016 -- Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Wednesday spoke to the West Texas Geological Society at its annual fall symposium in Midland. More
September 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement on the Senate passage of funding for Zika virus prevention and Texas veterans. More
September 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Charles Simpson of Houston has been added to the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
September 27, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards has elected its 2016–17 officers during the Association’s recent annual Delegate Assembly and Convention in Houston. More
September 27, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a response to a recent announcement that the state would withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program. More
September 26, 2016 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found deceased last Thursday at 400 Holmes Road. More
September 26, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised residents that Election Identification Certificates, which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. More
September 26, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Monday announced a new look for his office’s website. More w/ Video
September 26, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Sarah Davis today issued a statement in response to a shooting incident that occurred at a shopping center in Houston. More
September 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a shooting that took place at a Houston shopping center. More
September 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the conviction of 37-year-old John David Payne to life imprisonment for Online Solicitation of a Minor in Montgomery County. More
September 23, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced a new round of appointments. More
September 23, 2016 -- The American Civil Liberties Union today issued a statement in response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to reinstate the state's voter identification law. More
September 23, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today released a report on the state's oil and gas production statistics for July. More
September 23, 2016 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement in response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's petition to have the state's voter identification law reinstated. More
September 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court to reinstate the state's voter identification law. More
September 23, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding a request to include $500 million in disaster funding for Texas in the federal appropriations bill. More
September 22, 2016 -- United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi members on Wednesday paid tribute to an HU-16 Albatross airplane aircrew lost in the line of duty on September 21, 1973. More
September 22, 2016 -- The Office of the Texas Attorney General on Thursday halted the sale of unsafe contact lenses in San Antonio. More
September 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela on Wednesday issued statements after U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to reclassify the 2014 death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. as a line of duty fatality. More
September 21, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today joined the Texas Education Agency in announcing that the agencies have launched a $7.8 million grant program to expand access to prekindergarten across the state. More
September 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the state's letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement giving notice of the state's intent to withdraw from the resettlement program. More
September 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt in filing a lawsuit on behalf of 21 states challenging the Obama Administration's Overtime Rule. More
September 20, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will join leaders from the city of Galveston on Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the city's $85 million wastewater treatment plant. More
September 19, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in his latest issue of Fiscal Notes, examines the state's rainy day fund and how it's been used over the years. More
September 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative's inaugural Education and Workforce Summit. More
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