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Miss Galveston 2014
September 18, 2014 -- Feeding Texas reported that newly released Census data indicated nearly 20 percent of Texans lived in households with income below the federal poverty line in 2013. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the future Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility at Texas A&M University. More
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday announced that the Kinta S, a decommissioned freighter, has been sunk off the coast of Mustang Island to serve as an artificial reef. More
Fall Clean Up
September 18, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced that he is stepping down from his office. More
September 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday helped dedicate a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died in prison in 1999. More
September 17, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards will host a convention September 26-28 in Dallas. More
September 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in response to comments Nieto made regarding Perry's decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to the Texas-Mexico border. More
September 16, 2014 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife is observing the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas. More
September 16, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration today announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX to carry United States astronauts to and from the International Space Station. More
September 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made appointments to the Manufactured Housing Board, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today issued a reminder that Election Identification Certificates are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of members of a governmental body, in this case an open-enrollment charter school's governing board, to participate in a meeting by video conference call under the Government Code. More
September 14, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has invited the public to attend the DPS Museum Day on Sunday, September 21, as part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and interactive activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. More
September 14, 2014 -- Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. More
September 14, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, with the advice and consent of the Texas Public Safety Commission, has named Robert Bodisch as deputy director of Homeland Security and Services, which expands his oversight of homeland security functions to now include the service-oriented divisions of DPS. More
September 14, 2014 -- Texas A&M University Veteran Resource & Support Center reports that approximately 2,500 military dependents, spouses and survivors are currently enrolled in the program. More
September 14, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green last week led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers, and Ranking Member Nita Lowey requesting increased funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program harbor maintenance funding in the House Continuing Resolution. More
September 14, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and good samaritans rescued a child and four adults from their sinking sailboat 12 miles off Port Mansfield on Friday. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission awarded San Jacinto College and a maritime consortium consisting of Buffalo Marine Services, G&H Towing Co., Higman Barge Lines Inc. and J.A.M. Distributing a $368,173 job-training grant. More
September 12, 2014 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston on Thursday hosted a program on Ports and Prosperity featuring a speech by Seth Cropsey, director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. More
September 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday released a summary and report on historical crime trends along the Texas-Mexico border as well as current criminal activity in the Operation Strong Safety area of operation. More
September 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Housing Authority on Wednesday officially broke ground at the site of one of two mixed-income housing developments being built on sites of demolished public housing projects. More
September 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement marking the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2014 -- A maritime consortium has partnered with San Jacinto College to provide job training using a $368,173 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
September 10, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup event on September 27. More
September 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that the state's sales tax revenues for August totaled $2.57 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to August 2013. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has secured an asset freeze and temporary injunction against two Texas pool construction/cleaning companies based on charges filed against the companies for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today promoted the state's business climate and economic opportunities at an "Invest in Texas" forum held in Beijing, China. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Transportation Commission has approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area, construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, a road widening project on Interstate 69/United States Highway 59 in Fort Bend County and four projects in Montgomery County worth approximately $30 million. More
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