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State of Texas

July 21, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General issued a statement regarding Governor Rick Perry's decision to deploy the National Guard to the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help bolster security along the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 21, 2014 -- Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for the National Guard to be mobilized at the state's border with Mexico to respond to the high number of children illegally crossing the border. More
July 18, 2014 -- State conservation groups, including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation, today issued a joint statement regarding the Texas Water Development Board's proposed agency rules to govern the use of a new state water project fund approved by voters last year. More
July 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $3.9 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Omnitracs, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas. More
July 18, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that he has been appointed to the Senate Finance Committee and as chair of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 19,100 jobs in June. More
July 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday appointed Wesley "Scott" Smith of Murphy, Texas to the Texas Funeral Service Commission. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $4.5 million to Texas A&M University for the new Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network Professional Development Consortium. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office reports that a 44-year-old licensed pharmacist was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for her role in a "pill mill" operation in Dallas. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today issued a reminder that July 31 is the deadline to enroll newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
July 15, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Monday announced the appointment of seven members to a board of managers for overseeing the Beaumont Independent School District. More
July 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed 12 members to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. More
July 13, 2014 -- Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott on Saturday unveiled a new set of policy proposals that he said will expand job opportunities for Texas veterans. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil its "Roadcents" smartphone Web application on July 14 at the Chevron on 2222 Louisiana Street in Houston. More
July 11, 2014 -- SpaceX reports that the United States Air Force has certified SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch system as having conducted three successful flights, a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program. More
July 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas. More
July 11, 2014 -- Congressman Al Green has applauded the United States Senate confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More
July 11, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers that the state's next sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 8-10. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Texas Radio Hall of Fame will hold its 2014 Induction Celebration on November 1 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor today outlining what the President would have seen if he had visited the border during his trip to Texas. More w/Video
July 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 09, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green reports that the House of Representatives has amended the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, adding $57 million to the Operation and Maintenance Account within the Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
July 09, 2014 -- Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, called on President Obama to direct his attention to the public safety crisis on the Texas-Mexico border during his upcoming visit to Texas instead of focusing primarily on political fundraising. More
July 09, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that it inspected 8,714 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort last month as part of Roadcheck 2014. More
July 09, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More
July 09, 2014 -- United States Representative Gene Green reports that on Tuesday the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act on a voice vote. More
July 09, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott today applauded President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the immigration crisis on the border, but complained that Texas has been asking for help on the border from the federal government for years. More
July 08, 2014 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens report that they made 58 "boating under the influence" arrests and contacted some 30,000 recreational boaters over the July Fourth weekend. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Tuesday, July 15. More
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