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State of Texas

August 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Finance Commission of Texas. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday sent a guidance letter to schools statewide regarding the nationwide injunction issued by a federal court earlier this week that blocked enforcement of the federal guidance letter telling schools to allow students to use intimate facilities corresponding to the gender with which they identify as a condition of receiving federal funds. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced the arrest of 38-year-old Kevin Scott Burke on Tuesday for five counts of Possession of Child Pornography. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today spoke at the annual Railroad Commission Pipeline Safety Conference, where she discussed the importance of pipeline safety as the state's energy infrastructure grows. More
August 25, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a commissioners court may impose a vehicle policy that regulates the use, deployment, recording and tracking of vehicles used by the sheriff. More
August 25, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Robert Charles Willis, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list. More
August 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passing of Nelda Laney, the wife of former Texas House Speaker Pete Laney. More
August 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Pam Guenther of Edna as Jackson County Criminal District Attorney. More
August 23, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Tuesday today released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. More
August 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Raymond Palacios, Jr. chair of the Board of the Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as made three appointments to the board. More
August 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has filed a lawsuit attempting to block a new rule by the United States Department of Health and Human services to redefine "sex" and require taxpayer funding of gender reassignment procedures and requires doctors to perform such procedures. More
August 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that, according to a new report by the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation, the percentage of young adult Texans without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. More
August 23, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Johnny Garcia, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been apprehended in San Antonio. More
August 22, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup on September 24. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas sided with him and denied a request by three University of Texas professors to block enforcement of the state's new campus carry law. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dawn Allison of El Campo as district attorney for the 329th Judicial District in Wharton County. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding a court injunction blocking the Obama Administration's directive that public schools allow access to bathrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
August 22, 2016 -- The American Civil Liberties Union today joined other civil rights organizations in issuing a statement in response to a court injunction blocking guidance from the Obama Administration requiring public schools to allow the use of restrooms and other facilities based on gender identity. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on an injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas blocking a directive by the Obama Administration that public schools allow use of restrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
August 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors. More
August 19, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Jose Melendez has announced that the enate Criminal Justice Committee will hold an interim hearing on cyberbullying and David's Law on August 23. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned 95 men and women as Highway Patrol Troopers. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that more than $75 million in federal funding has been provided to Texans impacted by storms and flooding that took place in May and June. More
August 19, 2016 -- University of Houston System Chancellor and President of UH Renu Khator has been inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 23,600 non-farm jobs in July. More
August 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee. More
August 18, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today delivered the keynote address at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon. More
August 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday reappointed Richard Dolgener and Linda Morris to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission. More
August 17, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is preparing to welcome several programs operated by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to the Workforce Solutions system on September 1. More
August 17, 2016 -- Texas has established the North Texas Veterans Court, encompassing five counties, as the state's first regional veterans court. More
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