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State of Texas

July 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the Office of the Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit arrested Michael Dewayne Cox after he failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidating the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions budgets for the state under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed five members to the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. More
July 28, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board recently approved $15,364,000 in financial assistance for water and wastewater system improvements. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Dabney Coleman, Chair of the House Committee on County Affairs, has called a committee hearing to take place on July 30 to get answers about the events leading up to Sandra Bland's arrest and subsequent death. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed three members to the Texas Credit Union Commission, including Steve Gilman, president and CEO of Members Choice Credit Union in Houston, and Beckie Stockstill Cobb, a former city council member in Deer Park. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Jay Steven Harrington to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has been ranked 100 percent "pro-life" by the Texas Right to Life. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will be repairing a section of the Houston Avenue Bridge over IH 10 Katy Freeway this weekend. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday authorized the creation of an Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities which will advise TWC on matters relating to the State Use Program which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that more than 7,000 commercial vehicles were inspected during its three-day "Roadcheck" inspection effort. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the Texas Supreme Court's ruling concerning Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
July 24, 2015 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have provided a follow-up article to their recent series on water issues regarding the legislation concerning water resource management approved during the past Texas legislative session. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved approximately $3.9 billion in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas to develop water projects throughout the state. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the Texas Supreme Court's ruling regarding Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
July 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to comments from the Office of Speaker of the Texas House regarding matters involving the Legislative Budget Board. More
July 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the investigation into the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that the incident period for disaster assistance related to severe storms and flooding from May 4 to June 22, and added Red River County as eligible for assistance. More
July 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for a review of all legislative agencies. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday reminded Texans affected by recent storms and flooding that they can appeal a denial of eligibility for disaster assistance. More
July 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety leadership on Tuesday briefed state leaders in Prairie View on the ongoing Sandra Bland investigation. More
July 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to a video released of a Planned Parenthood senior official discussion the sale of aborted fetus body parts. More
July 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to another video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of aborted fetus organs. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that victims in Hood, Madison, Shelby and Wharton counties may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance as a result of an amendment to the Presidential Disaster Declaration. More
July 20, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a letter to the Department of State Health Services condemning the practice of denying birth certificates to United States born children of undocumented parents. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a joint sting operation with police ine Cleburne and Burleson resulted in the arrest of 16 suspected child predators. More
July 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he will authorize the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities in the state. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state marked its third straight month of job growth in June, adding 16,700 jobs. More
July 17, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced that the state will host its annual sales tax holiday August 7-9 for school supplies and clothing items. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded a $458,393 grant to the partnership formed by Brazosport College, Dow Texas Operations and SI Group Inc. to provide job training for 163 new and incumbent workers. More
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