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State of Texas

October 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday has made appointments to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission, and the Texas Juvenile Justice Board. More
October 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday granted full pardons to four individuals after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended such action. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently released oil production statistics, and allowables for November. More
October 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jessica Corna of Austin as the Injured Employee Public Counsel. More
October 31, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the State of Texas program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal assessment of resource adequacy report, with forecasts showing the region will have sufficient electric supplies during the winter, though unusually severe conditions could result in "tight" reserves. More
October 30, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office Child Support Division recently received the Outstanding Program Award from the Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council. More
October 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement in response to negative comments made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu by a senior official of the Obama Administration. More
October 29, 2014 -- Director General Yukiya Amano of the Vienna, Austria-based International Atomic Energy Agency visited Texas A&M this week, where he met with a host of top officials and received on-site briefings at an array of nuclear and related facilities for both power and applications. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service has been awarded a “Programs to Reduce Obesity in High-Obesity Areas” grant to support national efforts by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. More
October 29, 2014 -- Trey Apffel, founder and owner of Apffel Law Firm in League City and president of the State Bar of Texas, wrote a column discussing the State Bar's efforts to assist military veterans. More
October 29, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today applauded Houston Mayor Annise Parker's announcement that the city will withdraw subpoenas of five local pastors. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Superior Crude Gathering, Inc. has agreed to pay a civic penalty of $1.61 million related to a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at the company's oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas. More
October 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today welcomed a nurse on her return from Texas after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. More
October 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Texas Forensic Science Commission. The commission oversees professional conduct in forensic laboratories and facilities in Texas. More
October 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $800,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund in Siro Group USA to locate a manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas. More
October 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made appointments to the Webb County - City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority and the 26th Judicial District Court in Williamson County. More
October 27, 2014 -- Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2015 Governor's Community Achievement Awards. More
October 25, 2014 -- At Friday's House Oversight and Government Reform hearing, Congressman Blake Farenthold expressed serious concerns regarding whether the government is doing enough to stop the spread of Ebola and whether the country is putting troops at risk by sending them to Ebola hot zones. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission has designated Ennis and Rosenberg as 2015 official Texas Main Street cities. More
October 24, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on news that Nina Pham, a health care worker who had contracted Ebola, is now free of the virus. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response on Thursday held its first public hearing in Austin to discuss disease identification and response for cases such as the Ebola virus. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve today announced that the prescribed burn for a section of the Big Sandy Creek Unit has been completed and will be re-opened on Friday. More
October 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday made appointments to the 400th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County and the Texas Lottery Commission. More
October 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Texas Secretary of State's Office today announced that a mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates will be in Houston for six days in October and November. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that closures will begin on Wednesday for the United States Highway 59 frontage road reconstruction project at Buffalo Speedway, and that an incentive has been offered to the contractor to complete the project ahead of schedule. More
October 21, 2014 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation Center for Effective Justice Policy Analyst Derek Cohen will testify before the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee on Thursday regarding the feasibility of removing failure to attend school as a Class C misdemeanor offense. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve has announced that a portion of the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be closed Wednesday through Saturday for a prescribed burn. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
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