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State of Texas

April 24, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited recently participated in Soil and Water Stewardship Week. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports that Jose Juan Salaz on Thursday was extradited back to Texas after escaping prison in 1997. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a reminder that election identification certificates for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election will be available at select driver license offices offering Saturday hours. More
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April 23, 2014 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, in partnership with the McDonald Observatory, will open "The McDonald Observatory: 75 Years of Stargazing", an exhibit featuring artifacts and photos from the observatory, on May 1. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute on Tuesday hosted a Health Care Summit at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital in Webster. More
April 22, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday sent a letter to the federal Bureau of Land Management regarding its potential seizure of private property along the Red River in Texas. More
April 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named 10 student regents to university systems across the state, and one student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding the implementation of Senate Bill 1768, relating to the Major Events Trust Fund. More
April 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will meet with business leaders in New York City from Tuesday through Thursday. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 26. More
April 20, 2014 -- Galveston attorney and business leader John W. “Bill” Lyons Jr., a 1959 biology graduate of Texas A&M University and a lifelong champion of higher education, biological research and science promotion, has passed away at the age of 76. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in March, down from February's rate of 5.7 percent. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether a school district may authorize an employee or trustee to carry a concealed handgun at any meeting of a governmental entity or on the premises of school property where a sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place. More
April 18, 2014 -- State Senator John Whitmire on Thursday announced he has called for an investigation of a secret sex offender facility contract issued by the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a reminder that Election Identification Certificates are available at all Texas driver license offices. More
April 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday granted the City of West's request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013. More
April 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that his office is accepting nominations for the 2014 Star of Texas Awards. More
April 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today granted a request by the City of West for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the April 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board will hold a public meeting on April 22 to hear preliminary findings from the CSB's investigation team into the April 17, 2013, fire and massive explosion which occurred at the West Fertilizer Company/Adair Grain facility in West, Texas. More
April 16, 2014 -- A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert reports that sub-freezing temperatures Tuesday morning put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury. More
April 16, 2014 -- On Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center in Matagorda to construct a 317-megawatt electric generating plant. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently completed a joint operation with Fort Worth and Arlington law enforcement to arrest 33 fugitives with outstanding felony and misdemeanor family violence arrest warrants. More
April 15, 2014 -- The eclipse of the moon shot at 2:15am on Tuesday morning in Galveston. Photo by Robert Mihovil
April 14, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that he intends to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of Beaumont Independent School District and to name a new superintendent for the district. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued an opinion regarding whether section 505.152 of the Local Government Code authorizes an economic development corporation to fund certain entertainment projects. More
April 13, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement was presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Charles Bolden on Friday evening. More
April 13, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III invites all to come out and meet the 16th president of the United States and share in the history and fun of the 9th annual Juneteenth Family Day at Stringfellow Orchards on June 14, 2014. More
April 12, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III suggests that Galveston is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth and asks "How does it change the conversation about the potential of a national celebration if the conversation became less about us and them to more about we?" More
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