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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
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday launched its "Plan While You Can" campaign in an effort to promote sober rides during the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. More w/ Video
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Johnny Garcia, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the office's Child Support Division has been named recipient of the National Child Support Enforcement Association's Innovative Partnership/Collaboration Award. More
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in solving the 1992 murder of Manuel Galindo in Midland, Texas. More
August 16, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin recently announced the formation of the Texas Space Congressional Caucus, which will help advocate and protect the interests of NASA's Johnson Space Center and the space industry in Texas. More
August 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to an opinion issued by the Texas Attorney General's Office regarding a volunteer chaplaincy program and courtroom prayer. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including the constitutionality of a volunteer justice court chaplaincy program and opening daily judicial proceeding with prayer. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $933,738 in fines involving 536 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses in the oil and gas industry. More
August 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a federal court has rejected a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against Similasan Corporation on claims that the company engaged in false and deceptive labeling of their homeopathic products. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on September 1 in The Woodlands. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Texas is the first state to issue a standing order for mosquito repellent to combat the Zika virus. More
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed State Senator Donna Campbell to the Legislative Committee on Aging. More
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a hearing regarding a challenge to the Obama Administration's directive regarding use of restrooms and other facilities based on gender identity. More
August 12, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Houston business to prevent the sale of synthetic drugs such as "Kush". More
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Christopher R. Frei and Edward E. Yosowitz to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
August 11, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Baucum, Dr. Mark Bronson and Gus Ramirez to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for terms to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, Governor Abbott has named Bronson as presiding officer. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic. More
August 11, 2016 -- On Tuesday, the Grimes County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to require high-speed rail developers to provide sufficient proof of their eminent domain authority and acquire a county permit before constructing a rail line over county roads. More
August 11, 2016 -- For the third time this week, electrical use in the ERCOT market has broken yet another record by exceeding 71,000 MW in systemwide hourly peak demand More
August 11, 2016 -- The Office of Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently released a video highlighting the Texanthropy initiative to promote volunteerism and service to others across the state. More w/Video
August 11, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Jerry Wayne Adaway, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been apprehended in Houston. More
August 11, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday advised residents impacted by flooding in May-June in Texas who did not qualify for aid may file an appeal. More
August 10, 2016 -- For two consecutive hours today, ERCOT systemwide demand surpassed the previous record set Monday, Aug. 8. More
August 10, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Clifton “Cliff” Bickerstaff of Amarillo to the Board for Lease of Texas Parks and Wildlife Lands for a term set to expire on September 1, 2017. More
August 10, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $769 million in sales tax revenues to local governments for August. More
August 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that The Charles Schwab Corporation will establish a new regional campus in Westlake, Texas. More
August 10, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick held a news conference in Dallas to unveil efforts to support the families of the state's fallen first responders. More
August 09, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Laurie Woloszyn of Longview to the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on July 6, 2021. More
August 09, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott today announced Steven Albright as the new Budget Director for the Governor’s office, replacing Ky Ash, who has accepted a position in the private sector. Albright currently serves as the Governor’s Deputy Policy Director. More
August 08, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that systemwide peak demand for electricity reached 70,169 megawatts, a new record. More
August 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Harbor Bridge over the Port of Corpus Christi's Main Turning Basin. More
August 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a video updating Texans on the state's efforts to combat the Zika virus. More w/Video
August 06, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced that a $125 million, 49-state settlement has been reached with Cephalon, Inc. following an investigation into anti-competitive conduct by the company. More
August 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to immediately approve the expenditure of funds for Zika virus preparedness and response. More
August 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Robert E. "Bobby" Bell of Edna as judge of the 267th Judicial District, which serves Calhoun, DeWitt, Golia, Jackson, Refugio and Victoria counties. More
August 05, 2016 -- The Republican members of the Texas Congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking answers regarding reportedly unallocated funds available for Zika virus prevention. More
August 05, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today participated in the first of three non-profit summits to discuss her Texanthropy initiative. More
August 04, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the state's reply brief in a lawsuit between a 13-state coalition and the federal government regarding a directive to require public schools to open up all intimate areas to both sexes. More
August 03, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded $1.2 million in grants for FY 2017. More
August 03, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. More
August 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding updates concerning the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host its annual Policy Conference September 28-30. More
August 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding the possible expansion of the Big 12 National Collegiate Athletic Association conference. More
August 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hagar on Tuesday said that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.37 billion in July, 1.5 percent lower than in July 2015. More
August 02, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $720,000 to Texas to establish and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly, a birth defect associated with the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief with the United States District Court opposing a request by three University of Texas professors for a temporary injunction to block the state's campus carry law. More
August 01, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday rescued a man from a boat taking on water near Port Aransas. More
August 01, 2016 -- Gloria Meraz has been appointed Assistant State Librarian at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Jose Luis Rodriguez, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been increased to $8,000. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today issued a reminder that the annual sales tax holiday on clothing and school supply items takes place Friday through Sunday. More
August 01, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced increases in the amount of financial assistance a victim of violent crime may receive through the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Program. More
July 29, 2016 -- The Texas Office of the Attorney General on Thursday filed a petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule, Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources. More
July 29, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today discussed the commission's emergency preparedness policies and actions during the recent flooding in Texas, as part of her remarks at the 126th meeting of the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D.C. More
July 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs today announced that it will provide $65.3 million in housing tax credits to private developers building or rehabilitating properties across the state that will offer affordable housing. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the State Board for Educator Certification. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday sued the City of Austin to bring the city into compliance with the State’s Open Carry laws. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday met with Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw to discuss the state’s ongoing border security operations. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday released a statement following the Beaumont Court of Appeals' reversal of a trial court order that declared the statute mandating civil commitment of sexually violent predators unconstitutional. More
July 27, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Christopher Soloya, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been captured in Houston. More
July 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today received a briefing from Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt regarding the state's Zika Preparedness and Response Plan. More
July 26, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to evaluate their emergency plans and monitor weather forecasts for potential hurricanes and tropical storms. More
July 26, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Texas Coasts, a web-based app to help vacationers find beaches, received an award at the 2016 Esri International User Conference. More
July 26, 2016 -- Texas Crime Stoppers today announced that a cash reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant Craig Hutchinson. More
July 25, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia is attending the National Democratic Convention as a Hillary Clinton Texas Delegate. More
July 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has secured a final default judgement to prevent three Oregon-based companies from offering subscription renewal services due to violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office today announced that the federal government has granted disaster declarations for additional counties, including Brazoria, Liberty and Montgomery counties, which were affected by severe flooding in May. More
July 22, 2016 -- Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Charles Smith on Friday introduced the team that will guide the new Medical and Social Services division. More
July 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced settlements with MCCi, LLC and VP Imaging, Inc., doing business as DocuNav Solutions, in connection with an antitrust investigation concerning agreements the companies made not to compete in the market for enterprise content management software. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced that it will award $563,000 to Texas to combat the Zika virus. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today reminded families that July 31 is the deadline to enroll in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Tommy Dale Sells, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been captured in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More
July 21, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the breakfast meeting of the Texas delegation at the Republican National Convention. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' voter identification ruling. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fort Worth Independent School District's decision to pull down its transgender policy. More
July 20, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding the state's Voter ID law. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday announced the delegate count for Texas at the Republican National Convention. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted a request to add several counties to the June 11 disaster declaration following flooding that took place in Texas in May. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on Fort Worth Independent School District's changes to its student safety policies. More
July 19, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday announced that the Texas General Land Office’s third online sale of oil and gas leases earned public education more than $98 million. More
July 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a statement after the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the Environmental Protection Agency's "Regional Haze" plan. More
July 19, 2016 -- Texas Central Partners, the organization planning a high-speed train route between Houston and Dallas, has issued a statement in response to Monday's ruling by the Surface Transportation Board. More
July 18, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded shoppers that the state will host a sales tax holiday August 5-7 for clothing, footwear and school supplies. More
July 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Police Protection Act, legislation he will request be passed by the Texas Legislature to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers. More
July 17, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. More
July 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards following the fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge. More
July 16, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the murder of a correctional officer by an inmate at the Robinson Unit in Abilene, Texas. More
July 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the murder of a Texas correctional officer by an inmate at the Robertson Unit in Abilene, Texas. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today was discharged from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio following treatment for turns he had suffered last week. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the death of two Texas residents in an attack in Nice, France. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to take steps to show his support for police in response to recent violence. More
July 14, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday attended the memorial services for the fallen Dallas peace officers. More
July 14, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will continue to make repairs to the I-610 East Loop Ship Channel Bridge this weekend. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement with a Florida tech company regarding an investigation into possible violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the award of grants through the Governor's University Research Initiative, an effort to recruit national recognized researchers to Texas institutions of higher education. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will participate in "The President & the People: A National Conversation", a televised town hall event, tonight in Washington, D.C. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Commission On State Emergency Communications. More
July 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of US 290 weekend closures. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a fundraising drive for families of police officers killed last week in Dallas. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans of suspicious e-mails containing malicious software that claim to be from his office. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today appointed members to the General Land Office's new Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group. More
July 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. More
July 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help in solving the 1990 murder of two brothers, Derrick Jackson and James Edwards, in Vernon, Texas. More
July 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he will attend memorial services for Dallas police officers killed last week. More
July 12, 2016 -- The State of Texas today announced that its site at Texas.gov provides access to information and a variety of online services. More
July 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
July 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday visited Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where he received additional treatment on the 2nd and 3rd degree burns that he sustained on both legs below the knees and both feet after coming into contact with scalding water. More
July 11, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for the month of June. More
July 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced the availability of a mobile site for parents to obtain information regarding their child support cases. More
July 10, 2016 -- The National Park Service on Saturday held a celebration marking its centennial and 40 years of sea turtle conservation efforts at Padre Island National Seashore. More
July 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with President Barack Obama regarding the death of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday. More
July 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced that the federal government has granted his request for public assistance for additional Texas counties. More
July 08, 2016 -- President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation honoring the victims of Thursday's shooting in Dallas. More
July 08, 2016 -- Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to register for disaster assistance until July 29 for Texas residents affected by storms in April. More
July 08, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff today through Tuesday in honor of the Dallas police shooting victims. More
July 08, 2016 -- Several officials and organizations today issued statements in response to the fatal shooting of several officers and wounding of others during a protest in Dallas on Thursday. More
July 07, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that residents in Fayette, Harris, Kleberg, Palo Pinto and Parker affected by storms that began May 26 may apply for Disaster Unemployment Insurance. More
July 07, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $624 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
July 07, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by three University of Texas professors against the state's campus carry law. More
July 07, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised Texans to be prepared for hotter than normal temperatures. More
July 06, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that the Texas Natural Resource Trustees is issuing a call for restoration project proposals for funding through the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill settlement. More
July 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday named Anthony "Tony" Jaso as presiding officer and appointed nine members to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology. More
July 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University will share about $500,000 in funding for a research project to study the monarch butterfly. More
July 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that state sales tax revenues in June totaled $2.2 billion. More
July 05, 2016 -- Guidry News Services recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor of health economics Sapna Kaul, lead author of a study finding that a certain group of cancer survivors are more likely to smoke than those who have no history of cancer. More
July 04, 2016 -- Washington on the Brazos State Historic Park will host its "Fireworks on the Brazos" Celebration tonight. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved the dedication of portions of the Grand Parkway as the Mayor Bob Lanier Memorial Parkway. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Texas $1.5 million as part of $25 million in funding to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded approximately $5 million to two projects in Montgomery County. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday about $4 million to two projects in Fort Bend and Waller counties. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reviewed the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
July 01, 2016 -- Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, each summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson today announced that she will seek election to Texas State Senate District 13, the position being vacated by Rodney Ellis. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today directed state agencies to reduce their budget requests by four percent for the 2018-2019 biennial budget. More
June 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a lawsuit against the Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker has been dismissed after Walker agreed to end pursuit of a subpoena seeking decades of records from ExxonMobil. More
June 30, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Houston Avenue southbound and Allen Parkway eastbound entrance ramps to Interstate Highway 45 southbound will be closed on July 8 to begin construction on two new ramps to improve traffic flow and enhance safety. More
June 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee. More
June 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has pressed pressed Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of a funding bill that addresses the Zika virus and supports veterans. More w/ Video
June 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the federal government granted his disaster request for individual assistance for Fayette, Harris, Kleberg, Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. More
June 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that more than 7,795 commercial motor vehicles were inspected in early June as part of the Roadcheck 2016 inspection initiative. More
June 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships has recognized the partnership that delivered segments of the Grand Parkway for its approach in delivering the project. More
June 29, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has joined organization Okay to Say in releasing a public service announcement encouraging veterans to seek help when dealing with post-traumatic stress. More w/Video
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's opinion on Fort Worth Independent School District Kent Scribner's transgender policies. More
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Farm Bureau has announced its support for a national GMO preemption bill. More
June 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety advised that it will increase traffic enforcement during the July Fourth holiday weekend. More
June 28, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions on matters of state law, including a question concerning the requirements for a municipality's posting of notice regarding the carrying of handguns. More
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has reached a $50 million partial settlement with Volkswagen regarding the sale of diesel vehicles with equipment designed to meet emission standards only when being tested. More
June 27, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has named Katie McKee his new Director of Public Affairs. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has posted a news release about its continued examination of Texas road finance. More
June 27, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a district court to impose an injunction against the Department of Labor's new rule exempting attorney-client confidentiality for employers seeking counsel on matters regarding union elections. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that seven counties, including Liberty County, have been added to a list of those eligible to receive disaster unemployment assistance related to storms in May. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Roy Lee Bosier, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, was recently apprehended in Houston. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Health Human Services Commission today announced that it is accepting applications to assist veterans and their families find mental health services. More
June 27, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court today ruled 5-3 to overturn laws passed in Texas' House Bill 2, which placed regulations on abortion providers. More
June 26, 2016 -- Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrated the Feast Day of San Giovanni Battista, (John the Baptist) the patron Saint of Sicily, at Sacred Heart Church in Galveston on Friday morning. More
June 24, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for strengthening immigration background checks on Syrian and Iraqi refugees. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today secured an injunction against a former immigration attorney and other members of the firm conducting unlawful practices through its "asylum" program. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that it has reached a settlement with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas regarding an archival library housed at the Alamo grounds. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice today announced that Bryan Collier has been named the department's executive director. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Malaquite Visitor Center at the Padre Island National Seashore will host the Centennial Sea Turtle Celebration on July 9. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced major closures this weekend on US 290 in relation to work on a new collector distributor. More
June 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that the United States Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that the state's Hazelwood Act is constitutional. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Brazos State Historic Site, located between Brenham and Navasota, Texas, will host an Independence Day celebration on July 4. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion upholding the University of Texas's use of racial preferences in admissions. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court, in a tie vote, issued a ruling that leaves in place the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed an injunction against the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program. More
June 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s recent Improve Fraud Discovery project was recently recognized with a 2016 Best of Texas award for Best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Project by the Center for Digital Government. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the federal government granted his disaster request for additional counties in the state. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the unveiling ceremony for Israel's F-35 Adier fighter jet at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company plant in Fort Worth. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Tuesday at the commission's open meeting directed agency staff to conduct a full review of the commission's rules and processes. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made 14 appointments to the Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to expand library engagement with local adult education and literacy programs. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two matters regarding state law, including a question regarding the application of the Education Code to a board of managers in specific circumstances. More
June 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed six individuals to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. More
June 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas consumers who have purchased electronic books should begin receiving account credits or checks this week following the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc. More
June 17, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick recently met with youth leaders from around Texas this week who have come together to learn leadership skills in government, politics and public service. More
June 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County. More
June 17, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the Texas Supreme Court has filed a ruling in favor of the state in a lawsuit with Southwest Royalties, Inc., which had claimed a sales tax exemption for equipment it had purchased. More
June 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. More
June 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Fort Hood Memorial Service for the soldiers who died during severe flooding in Texas earlier this month. More w/Video
June 16, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a federal court decision dismissing a case by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission concerning the resettling of refugees in the state. More
June 16, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued two opinions in response to questions concerning state law, including the extent to which a judge may refuse to apply the law of a jurisdiction outside of the United States in certain family law disputes. More
June 15, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 20-year-old Justin Lane Slatton Jr. to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More
June 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today invited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
June 14, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that for the second consecutive year, the state will not have to borrow money to meet its cash flow needs. More
June 13, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Gary Jessee has been named deputy executive commissioner of the newly-created Medical and Social Services division. More
June 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office's Child Support Division recently ranked first in the nation for collections, with $3.8 billion in child support collected in FY2015. More
June 13, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis on Sunday issued a statement in response to a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. More
June 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Barack Obama has granted a request for disaster assistance for counties affected by recent flooding, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $587,859 in fines involving 276 enforcement cases against oil and gas industry operators and businesses. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is consolidating Commercial Driver License skills testing locations on July 1 to comply with federal regulations that take effect in the fall. More
June 10, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, which would allow states to "pursue cost-effective and practical ways to implement the Environmental Protection Agency's ozone standards". More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday participated in a conference call for governors on the Zika virus. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas will join a coalition of states to file a lawsuit against the State of Delaware to revert an estimated $150 million in unclaimed MoneyGram checks to their rightful owners. More
June 09, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant a request by the State of Texas for a Major Disaster Declaration. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for several counties, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery, for assistance in recovering from recent severe storms and flooding. More
June 08, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office today recognized the Texas Crime Stoppers Council on its 35th Anniversary. More
June 08, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced he will distribute $618 million in local sales tax allocations to local governments for the month of June. More
June 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is conducting a full-scale air evacuation exercise in response to a hypothetical hurricane scenario in which the Rio Grande Valley is evacuated. More
June 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today added 15 counties, including Harris County, to his June 1 disaster declaration following severe weather and flooding in parts of Texas. More
June 07, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a luncheon featuring Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, who will provide an update on border security in the state. More
June 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that W.W. Grainger, Inc. has opened a new sales facility in San Antonio, Texas. More
June 06, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday addressed the flooding in Texas, as well as the deaths of the nine soldiers stationed at Fort Hood during those floods. More w/ Video
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding a request for quick federal action on fighting the Zika virus in the state. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced it will intensify commercial vehicle inspections this week as part of the "Roadcheck 2016" enforcement effort. More
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is hosting the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association's annual conference in Austin today and on Tuesday. More
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is launching a tour of Texas military installations to examine the impact of individual military bases on the state's economy. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is changing providers for its unemployment benefits prepaid debit card from Chase Bank to U.S. Bank. More
June 03, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday sent a Cease and Desist letter to a former agency lawyer in an effort to deter the release of confidential and privileged information. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced that he has selected Sherry Sylvester to serve as a senior adviser. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today took an aerial tour of flooded areas in southeast Texas, and received a briefing from Brazoria and Fort Bend county officials concerning the floods. More w/Video
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued statements in response to a recent announcement by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus concerning school finance. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday announced that the state's sales tax revenues totaled $2.41 billion in May, a decrease of 7.1 percent compared to May 2015. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to rescind his guidance letter regarding transgender use of restroom facilities at public schools. More
June 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday released a statement regarding a fatal water rescue accident at Fort Hood. More
June 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statement after a military vehicle was swept away by flood waters at Fort Hood. More
June 02, 2016 -- Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman today provided testimony to the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Mental Health. More
June 02, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office has launched a new hurricane preparedness and planning information outreach initiative at the General Land Office's website. More
June 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in 31 counties. More
June 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to prepare for hurricane season, which began today. More
June 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued guidance to state agencies concerning the use of employee leave. More
June 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for Manuel Raul Maese, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been increased to $8,000. More
May 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday met with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer in Dallas. More
May 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today made appointments to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors. More
May 31, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he is requesting an opinion from the state's Attorney General's Office regarding the adoption of a policy by Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner regarding use of school restroom facilities based on gender identity. More
May 31, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that the percentage of Texans without health insurance has declined by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, according to a new report from the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. More
May 30, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the 2016 Sun City Memorial Day celebration in Georgetown, Texas, where he also announced the launch of an initiative to help locate missing photos of six Medal of Honor recipients from Texas. More
May 27, 2016 -- The National Park Service today reminded park visitors that fireworks and drones are prohibited in all national park units. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday awarded $3.54 million in federal grants for recreational trail projects across the state, including $70,250 to the Memorial Park Conservancy in Harris County for maintenance of a 1-mile trail system. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including a question concerning ownership of interest earned on county taxes held by the appraisal district. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday postponed their decision regarding proposed changes to state regulations for managing chronic wasting disease. More
May 27, 2016 -- Beaumont based author and playwright Patricia Barry Rumble has shared her Memorial Day tribute to all those soldiers who fought and died serving our country, in particular, The 36th T Patch Division --known as the Texas Division – to which her father, Pat Barry belonged during WWII. More
May 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas State Operations Center to elevate its emergency response status due to severe storms forecast for parts of the state during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 27, 2016 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas has provided oil and gas production statistics for March 2016. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday sent a letter to Executive Commissioner Charles Smith of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, regarding state and local efforts to prepare for potential transmission of the Zika Virus in the state. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor recently spoke with Guidry News Service regarding the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 26, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the COAST Act, which is aimed at expediting the process of studying and beginning construction on a federally-funded coastal protection project along the Texas Gulf Coast. More w/Video
May 26, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today encouraged drivers to practice safe driving habits during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office is expanding outreach efforts to communities impacted by recent flooding. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis today issued a statement in response to remarks made by Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack concerning incarceration rates in the county. More
May 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement on the Texas Attorney General's lawsuit regarding transgender policies. More
May 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's lawsuit against the federal government concerning directives issued to public schools to allow students to utilize facilities such as restrooms based on gender identity. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the state has joined in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education and Department of Justice and other federal agencies regarding directives to public schools to allow students to utilize restrooms and other facilities based on gender identity. More
May 25, 2016 -- Texas State Representative for District 27 Ron Reynolds today issued a news release regarding being nominated for another term in office in Tuesday's Democratic Primary Runoff Election. More
May 25, 2016 -- Candidate for federal, state, and county positions secured nominations from voters in the Republican and Democratic Primary Runoff Elections on Tuesday. More
May 25, 2016 -- Jarvis Johnson today issued a news release regarding his victory in Tuesday's Primary Runoff Election for Texas State Representative of District 139. More
May 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Advisory Council On Cultural Affairs. More
May 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today defended the state's Voter ID law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. More
May 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the Texas Board of Respiratory Care. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced the availability of $1 million in additional funding for the High Demand Job Training Program, which supports collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development corporations. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether the Texas Constitution prohibits a county from providing financial assistance to a non-profit organization. More
May 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday appointed Nancy Blackwell of Spring to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. More
May 22, 2016 -- Port Freeport Commission Chair Ravi Singhania recently provided testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports regarding how the port can benefit from the Panama Canal expansion. More
May 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement ahead of the anniversary of the Memorial Day Flood. More
May 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of eight suspected child predators following a joint operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Victoria Police Department. More
May 20, 2016 -- Railroad Commission of Texas Chairman David Porter today attended the inaugural commencement for the School of Law postgraduate program at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico to commemorate the graduation of the nation's first class in energy law. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement after the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an order sanctioning the Department of Justice lawyers who defended President Barack Obama’s immigration policy. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has called for faith-based collaboration for the state's children. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Best of San Angelo as District Attorney for the 119th Judicial District. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer have announced a number of promotions within the top ranks of the Office of the Attorney General. More
May 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. More
May 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will soon begin studying SH 105 from I-45 to FM 2854 in Montgomery County. More
May 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on the Zika virus. More
May 18, 2016 -- The Texas Health Care Association has reported that a new study estimates care for senior citizens costs about $267 million more than the state pays. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement after joining Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey in sending a letter to the Obama Administration regarding its guidance to school districts on transgender students. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday honored the state's law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year, including two Highway Patrol Troopers and one Hutto Police Department officer. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Health and Human Services Chief Deputy Executive Commissioner Charles Smith has announced that Heather Griffith Peterson and Kara Crawford are joining the HHSC's executive leadership team. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday touted the Office of the Attorney General’s Sex Offender Fugitive Apprehension Unit, which recently marked its 7,000th arrest since it was founded in 2003. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is reminding individuals affected by the April storms in four counties that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is June 2, 2016. More
May 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that Dr. James M. Vanderploeg, professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has received the 2016 Joe Kerwin Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation. More
May 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for Jose Fernando Bustos-Diaz to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of May. More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today informed the Obama administration that the state will maintain and strengthen its sanctions against Iran. More
May 16, 2016 -- Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have genetically engineered the world's first clone of the Zika virus strain. More
May 16, 2016 -- The Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced that a sales tax holiday for water-efficient, ENERGY STAR® products is set for May 28-30 More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined the State of Alabama in asking a state judge to put an end to an investigation launched against ExxonMobil by Claude Earl Walker, Attorney General of the Virgin Islands. More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Parks & Wildlife has announced the sale of entries for this year's Big Time Texas Hunts. More
May 16, 2016 -- H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 15th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. More
May 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has introduced legislation to expedite the United States Corps of Engineers' Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study, which could provide infrastructure projects to protect Texas from storms. More
May 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members and reappointed one member to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. More
May 13, 2016 -- The United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education today sent a "colleague letter" to school districts today regarding access to sex-segregated activities and facilities, such as restrooms, by transgender students. More
May 13, 2016 -- The Supreme Court of Texas today issued an opinion finding the state's school finance system as constitutional in a case filed against the state by hundreds of Texas school districts against the state government. More
May 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil a larger-than-life, cracked windshield to launch its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign in front of Houston City Hall on May 16. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities, as well as a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Office of the Attorney General Director of Law Enforcement David Maxwell have released statements following the announcement that the 2013 explosion in West, Texas, was caused by an intentionally-set fire. More
May 11, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that financing has been secured for the State Highway 288 Project, which includes the construction of four tolled lanes within the freeway's median. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed an amicus brief in a court case regarding a school district in Virginia that prohibited a female student from using school restrooms and other intimate facilities designated for males. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $768 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
May 11, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a ceremony on Friday to honor Texas Game Wardens who lost their lives in the line of duty. More
May 11, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that Interstate 610 West Loop northbound will experience closures during the weekend as traffic is switched to a new interchange with United States Highway 290. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sent a letter to Fort Worth Independent School District Board President Jacinto Ramos outlining legal concerns on recent polices implemented by the superintendent. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced Texas is co-leading efforts with the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with nine other states, to ask a United States District Court to halt the U.S. Department of Labor’s plans to impose new rules that would make it more difficult and expensive for small business owners to obtain legal advice. More
May 10, 2016 -- First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced that she will serve as Honorary Chair of the 33rd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Southern University recently hosted members of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations to discuss formulas used to fund institutions of higher education. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed two individuals to the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement calling for the resignation of Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening of Raytheon's CityLine facility in Richardson, Texas. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has been named the best state for business by Chief Executive Magazine. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in the May issue of Fiscal Notes, discussed funding and needs for the state's transportation network. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a lawsuit filed by the state of North Caroline against the United States Department of Justice regarding issues involving gender identity and the use of restroom facilities. More
May 09, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston recently submitted a letter providing testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that he will file legislation regarding ridesharing operations, such as Uber and Lyft. More
May 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees. More
May 06, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently welcomed the Cities of Sherman, Corpus Christi and Brownsville as the newest members of the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Main Street Program. More
May 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued an advisory regarding several closures along the I-610 East Loop during the weekend. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado has issued a statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration regulating e-cigarettes. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed S. David Deanda, Jr. presiding officer of the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority. More
May 05, 2016 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has advised registered voters in the county to log on to www.HarrisVotes.com to determine if they are eligible to vote in certain races on May 7. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded drivers to use extra caution around motorcycles. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Jamba, Inc. will be relocating its headquarters from California to Frisco, Texas. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports met on Wednesday in Austin and heard testimony from transportation and maritime experts, as well as representatives from various ports in the state, regarding the state of the ports and challenges they're facing. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Central Partners LLC has recently asked the Surface Transportation Board to confirm it has oversight of the state's high-speed train project. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families prior to the start of the 2016 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Roger Cox of Amarillo as the Canadian River Compact Commissioner. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a breakfast on Monday for Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to America, based in Washington, D.C.. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued two legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether the Tax Code authorizes ad valorem property tax deferral on mixed-use property. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that SATA Group, a high-tech components manufacturer, will be building a new machine plant in Brownsville, Texas, and is receiving a $1.8 million investment through the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator and Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson have released statements on zero-based budgeting. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is relocating its U.S. headquarters from New York to Texas. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment aid is available in Austin, Colorado, Waller and Wharton counties for those who were impacted by April's severe storms. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced leadership changes for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has one Site Selection's Prosperity Cup for 2015, recognizing the state's economic development efforts. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in April totaled $2.38 billion, an increase of 3 percent compared to April 2015. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of "Save Texas History", a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for historic document preservation. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal and 10-year outlooks, which anticipate adequate generation capacity for upcoming electricity demands, but identify uncertainties that could affect outcomes. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions regarding matters of state law, including questions regarding the administration of funds received through the federal Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf coast States Act. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday met with his Pathways in Technology Early College High School Advisory Council. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday spoke at the Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed a response to DraftKings’s lawsuit that seeks to test the legality of paid daily fantasy sports in the state. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the Texas National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Austin. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the arrest of six suspected child predators following a joint sting operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Copperas Cove Police Department. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James Hicks of Abilene as the Taylor County Criminal District Attorney. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.9 million off-system bridge project to reconstruct three bridges in northwest and west Houston. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation has awarded more than $19.4 million to rural transit providers across the state that assist people in getting to health care facilities, schools, employment and other necessary destinations. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has been appointed to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor today announced appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Issue of Advertising Public Notices and the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Development of a Cruise Industry. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a decision by the United States Supreme Court to leave the state's Voter Identification law in effect. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday discussed the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More w/ Video
April 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation to speed up the United States Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility studies, and streamline the authorization process for federally funded coastal protection projects along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday launched its "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motocycles" campaign to reduce motorcycle crashes on Texas roadways. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday encouraged residents to renew their licenses or identification cards early or online due to the high volume of customers during the summer months. More
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday gave public testimony at the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief hearing in Arlington. More w/ Video
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Thomson Reuters will be expanding its operations in Carrollton, Texas, with assistance through an approximately $1.5 million grant from the the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment aid is available for those affected by the April 17-24 severe weather and flooding in Fayette, Grimes, Harris and Parker counties. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $1.4 million grant to Alvin Community College to provide job training for INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA and TEAM Industrial Services, Inc. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s Commissioner Representing Employers and the Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council has announced the formulation of a collaborative partnership to co-sponsor this season’s Texas Business Conferences. More
April 26, 2016 -- Texas Parks & Wildlife has announced that the exas Farm and Ranch Lands Council on Monday approved more than $580,000 in land trust funding for two conservation easements. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether the Texas law allows photographic insurance enforcement systems. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday requested the Senate Health and Human Services Committee review the state's response to the Zika virus. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that more than 6,700 volunteers picked up 110,000 pounds of trash from Texas beaches during the Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted a request for disaster assistance for Harris, Fayette, Grimes and Parker counties. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the launch of initiatives designed to assist Texans who have communication impairments. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Alamo Director Becky Dinnin today announced the launch of a newly redesigned Alamo website. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office is accepting nominations through June 15 for the 2016 Star of Texas Awards. More
April 24, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant a request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Southeast Texas in response to recent severe weather and flooding. More
April 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested Individual Assistance for Harris, Fayette, Grimes and Parker counties for grants to assist citizens affected by the recent severe flooding. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Governor Hideaki Ohmura expressing their shared desire to establish a relationship between the state and the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday added seven counties to the disaster proclamation he issued on April 18 following severe weather and flooding in parts of the state. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced that it will participate in the United States delegation to the Hannover Messe 2016 trade event for industrial technology. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association recently led a delegation, including Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, to Israel to discuss trade and partnerships. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday received the Distinguished Leader Award at the Susan B. Anthony List's Ninth Annual Campaign for Life Gala. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday accepted the Consumer Technology Association's Innovation Champion Award on behalf of the state, recognizing Texas for its innovation-friendly policies. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a reminder regarding the April 23-24 sales tax holiday on emergency supplies. More
April 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a federal judge ruled in favor of the City of Dallas regarding the city's decision to ban a pornography convention from being hosted at a city-owned convention center. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced an effort by his office to secure funds to remove dangerous derelict structures along the Texas coast. More
April 20, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday commended the Houston City Council's adoption of an ordinance enabling the city’s purchase of land for a new Texas State Veterans Home to be built in the Houston area. More
April 20, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced the oil and gas production statistics for February. More
April 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today reminded Texans to protect themselves against scams and to report possible price gouging following the recent flooding in areas of the state. More
April 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee. More
April 19, 2016 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it is offering a legal hotline to assist Texans affected by disasters such as the flooding in the Houston area. More
April 19, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Arthur Conklin, director for the university's Center for Information Security Research and Education, recently testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a state legislative committee regarding protection of the electric grid from potential cyber threats. More
April 18, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday addressed the State of Texas' challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. More w/ Video
April 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's oral arguments on President Barack Obama's amnesty program. More
April 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Fort Bend, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties due to severe weather that impacted the state. More w/Video
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that the deadline to submit applications for RESTORE Act funding has been extended to April 20 due to flooding in numerous Texas counties. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday at various locations. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that its latest issue of "Fiscal Notes" discusses the Texas Economic Development Act. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $294,882 in fines involving enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today participated in oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in favor of maintaining an injunction against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 16, 2016 -- The American Red Cross today provided tips in anticipation of flooding and severe weather passing through Texas. More
April 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas State Operations Center will be at increased readiness on Sunday due to heavy rain and potential flooding forecast for parts of the state. More
April 15, 2016 -- Brad Livingston, the Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, on Friday announced his retirement after more than a decade at the helm. More
April 15, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state has added approximately 185,000 jobs during the past year. More
April 14, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has announced that $80,000 in fines have been levied on Quick Roofing LLC for repeatedly exposing workers at a Conroe, Texas worksite to falls, ladder hazards, and eye injuries. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday honored the winners of the 2016 Governor's Small Business Awards. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that crews are now prepping for a long term closure of the Reading Rd. exit. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter on Thursday spoke at the 2nd Mexico Gas Summit. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today hosted the 12th annual Law Enforcement Division Awards Ceremony. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today presented four Director's Citations and two Top Trooper awards to recognize employees for their exemplary service. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in support of the City of Dallas's ban on a pornography convention being hosted in a city-owned convention center. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the shootings of a Harris County deputy constable and an Austin police officer. More
April 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. More
April 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman whose remains were found in Refugio County in 1992. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Yale Street Bridge in Houston to begin the bridge replacement project on Yale Street at White Oak Bayou. More
April 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reminded motorists to pay attention to work zones, as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today announce that Texans have donated more than $173,000 to support the Fund for Veterans' Assistance since legislation adding an option to donate when applying for or renewing a handgun license went into effect in September. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding leadership appointments at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Department of Child Protective Services. More
April 11, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Henry "Hank" Whitman has been named Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services, and Kristene Blackstone as Assistant Commissioner for Child Protective Services. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new General Motors financial services center in San Antonio. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he has appointed members to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School Advisory Council. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $500,000 mentoring grants to a college consortium. More
April 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved the reconstruction of Interstate Highway 45 frontage roads between Scott and Wayside streets More
April 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the winners of the 2016 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that 511 original drilling permits were issued in March, compared to 923 permits in March 2015. More
April 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. More
April 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Wes Tidwell of Paris as judge of the 6th Judicial District Court in Lamar and Red River Counties. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that workers in Henderson, Limestone, Shelby and Tyler counties, who lost their jobs due to recent storms, may now apply for disaster unemployment assistance. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Criminal Investigation Division today reported that it helped local and state law enforcement agencies return indictments against more than 100 motor fuel theft suspects in 2015. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will mark the 30th anniversary of the "Don't Mess With Texas" anti-litter campaign with an annual trash-off event on April 9. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patty Maginnis of Conroe as judge of the 435th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered the welcome address for the opening session of the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Dallas. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Texas State University System today announced that four candidates have been named as finalists in the search for the next president of Lamar Institute of Technology. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing $591.4 million in local sales tax allocations for April. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the office's Disaster Recovery program has been renamed the Community Development and Revitalization program. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced 22 amicus briefs have been filed in the United States Supreme Court supporting Texas’ lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s executive action on immigration. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar, TWC Employer Commissioner Ruth R. Hughs and TWC Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez on Tuesday released statements on the passing of former Labor Commissioner Joe Gunn. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management today kicked off its annual conference, which runs through Friday in San Antonio. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced permitting requirements for on-site recycling of treated domestic wastewater and treated wastewater from mobile drinking water systems at oil and gas drill sites. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded business owners that April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Corna of Austin as the Injured Employee Public Counsel. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today led a coalition of governors in filing an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a case challenging President Barack Obama's executive order regarding immigration. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in March totaled $2.17 billion, an increase of 2.1 percent compared to March 2015. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the matter of Evenwel v. Abbott, a case regarding the drawing of voting districts based on total population versus voter population. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the upcoming release of his first book, Broken But Unbowed. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado issued a statement regarding the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs' public hearing on Tuesday to examine cybersecurity policies. More
April 01, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement regarding a hearing held by the Texas Senate's Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee. More
April 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his office has awarded a second round of more than $15 million to various military installations across the state. More
April 01, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a state tobacco fee imposed on tobacco producers to cover health care costs from smoking. More
March 31, 2016 -- The State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other organizations have partnered to help provide assistance to affected individuals of the recent storms and flooding in the state. More
March 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed six individuals to the State Board of Dental Examiners. More
March 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday hosted Nuevo León Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón at the Texas Capitol to discuss collaboration on energy, trade, transportation and border security. More
March 31, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued a news release reminding teenage drivers to avoid distractions, reporting that distracted driving crashes increased by three percent in Texas in 2015. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Texas Farm Bureau Board of Directors on Wednesday named Si Cook as the organization's Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer upon the retirement of Vernie R. Glasson III. More
March 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Federal Trade Commission and agencies from all 50 states, on Wednesday announced a permanent injunction dissolving two nationwide sham cancer charities and banning their president from profiting from any charity fundraising in the future. More
March 30, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the appointment of 15 new members to the Governor's Commission for Women. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Tuesday released January's oil and gas production statistics for the state. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 2016 Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 23. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the opening of the 14.8-mile-long Segment G of the Grand Parkway from I-45 to US 59/I-69. More
March 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a presiding officer and appointed seven individuals to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced funeral arrangements for Trooper Jeffrey Nichols, who was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Wednesday in Lamar County. More
March 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has filed a merits brief with the United States Supreme Court in advance of April's arguments regarding President Barack Obama's immigration plan. More
March 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Arun Agarwal of Dallas to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board. More
March 28, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment assistance is now available for an additional six counties affected by storms and flooding that occurred earlier in the month. More
March 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently received the 2016 Public Leadership in Energy & Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Lieutenant Governors Association. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is accepting nominations through April 29 for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state has added jobs for 11 consecutive months, with 2,100 non-farm jobs added in February. More
March 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the the Technical Advisory Committee to the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. More
March 24, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today awarded more than $10 million in local park grants across the state, including a $1 million grant to Houston to develop Brock Park. More
March 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced the launch of a coalition dedicated to combating human trafficking in the state through training of the trucking industry. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday addressed the Rotary Club of San Antonio to discuss the organization's contributions to education and workforce development in the state. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority and the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he has been named to the Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association 2016 Executive Committee. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Swiss dermatology company Galderma plans to expand its North American headquarters in Fort Worth, adding $22 million in capital investment and creating 342 new jobs. More
March 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed four individuals to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans to remain vigilant with respect to potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report suspicious behaviors to the department’s iWATCH website at www.iwatchtx.org. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host Texas middle and high school students at the 2016 Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 31 in San Antonio. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced that it is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers in Jasper, Newton and Orange counties who lost their jobs due to flooding in the region. More
March 21, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a warning to Spanish-speaking consumers, alerting them to scam artists posing as debt collectors calling on behalf of government entities. More
March 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a state district judge, as well as named a vice chairman for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
March 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office last week issued three legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether legislation requiring state agencies to participate in the E-Verify Program supersedes an executive order. More
March 21, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the County Employment and Wages report for Texas for the third quarter of 2015. More
March 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted his request for disaster assistance for Orange, Jasper and Newton counties. More
March 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today hosted more than 1,000 bike riders for a bike ride along Segment G of the Grand Parkway. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday requested Individual Assistance and Public Assistance for Orange, Jasper and Newton counties from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas Civil Commitment Office. More
March 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that Interstate Highway 10 westbound lanes have re-opened at the Louisiana state line, and that the eastbound lanes could re-open soon. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Trey Hill and Kelly Lovell to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has requested a stay preventing the United States Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new regulations until following a lawsuit challenging the rules is decided in court. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a news release stating he would "fight any efforts" to introduce a new candidate for President in at the National Republican Convention. More
March 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that while floodwaters have receded on Interstate Highway 10 at the Louisiana state line, the roadway remains closed due to damage caused by the flooding. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday visited Burckhardt Compression’s new U.S. manufacturing plant in Waller. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Major General John F. Nichols of Spring Branch as Adjutant General of Texas. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a news release regarding a letter sent by him, and Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, to the Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald urging him to address improper scheduling and extended wait times for veterans seeking healthcare across Texas. More
March 16, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday announced the application process for the new Commissioner's Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group has begun. More
March 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today surveyed and received a briefing on severe flooding in East Texas. More w/Video
March 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that Interstate Highway 10 at the Louisiana state line is closed due to flooding. More
March 15, 2016 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host a meeting in Conroe on Thursday to receive public comment on a plan to reduce bacteria in Lake Houston, segments of the East and West forks of the San Jacinto River and Crystal Creek. More
March 15, 2016 -- Update: The Texas Department of Transportation advised that Interstate Highway 10 westbound at the Louisiana state line has been closed due to flooding. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas has granted Texas’ intervention in Aderholt, et. al. v. Bureau of Land Management. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 17 counties, as well as elevated the activation level of the State Operations Center in Austin. More
March 14, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has teamed up with Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, the United Methodist Church, and the YMCA to celebrate the opening of the newest segment of the Grand Parkway between I-45 and US 59/ I-69 with a bike ride to be held on March 19. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Pegasus Foods will be expanding operations in Texas with a new manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas. More
March 12, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office on Friday announced the launch of a new beach safety web application. More
March 11, 2016 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet April 4-7 in Austin. More
March 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday posthumously presented Texas Purple Heart Medals to the victims of the November 2009 terrorist attack at the facility, as well as to the surviving military members. More
March 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the departure of two senior staff members from the governor's office. More
March 10, 2016 -- The Texas Film Commission, a division of the Economic Development and Tourism Department in the Texas Governor's Office, on Thursday announced the launch of the Texas Film Trails – a curated series of self-guided tours to recognize the communities that have supported the state's place in filmmaking history. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named three individuals to Humanities Texas. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday hosted a reception on classroom connectivity with EducationSuperHighway, a non-profit that has partnered with the State of Texas to upgrade Internet access in public school classrooms across the state. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today urged Texans to monitor weather conditions due to rainfall expected to impact parts of the state this week. More
March 10, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that more than 1 million new registrants joined the Donate Life Texas Registry during 2015, bringing the total registry to 8 million. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the McKesson Corporation will consolidate and expand its operations in the Dallas metro area, and open a new regional office in Irving, Texas. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston recently hosted the Shell Leadership Weekend, which brought together 40 TAMUG students for two days of meetings with professionals from the maritime industry. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday released a statement regarding a decision by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant the state’s request for a full en banc hearing in the Voter ID case Veasey v. Abbott. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $586 million in local sales tax allocations for March. More
March 09, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued an opinion regarding the disposition of revenue collected pursuant to a section of the Transportation Code authorizing an optional county fee for child safety. More
March 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a presiding officer and four individuals to the Texas Animal Health Commission. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has reported in Fiscal Notes, its monthly publication, that some of the state's school districts are turning to an alternative way of borrowing money to meet the demands of burgeoning enrollment. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permits and completion statistics for February. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Monday announced the launch of a new Texas State Parks Official Guide mobile app. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Midwestern State University Board of Regents. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Supreme Court denied Apple, Inc.'s request for review of a lower court decision regarding claims of e-book price-fixing. More
March 07, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report finding that Texas' venture capital investments are declining. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today established the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative to "assess local economic activity, examine workforce challenges and opportunities, and consider innovative approaches to meeting the state's workforce goals". More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission on Friday reported that Judge John Specia Jr. has announced his intention to retire as Commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services effective May 31, 2016. More
March 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. More
March 04, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced that the state has reached a settlement with online daily fantasy sports site FanDuel, under which the company will stop accepting paid entries for cash prizes in the state on May 2. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday executed the State Highway 288 Toll Lanes Project contract with Blueridge Transportation Group. More
March 04, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Higher Education Committee Chair Kel Seliger sent a letter to public university presidents requesting they send information on tuition and costs of attendance at each institution since 2002. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 31,400 jobs during January. More
March 04, 2016 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that the Great Texas Warrant Round Up begins on March 5. More
March 03, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that Robert Houston Hayes, 56, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured on February 25 in Missouri. More
March 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a presiding officer for the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, as well as reappointed a presiding officer for the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority. More
March 02, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Wednesday joined educators across the state and the country in celebrating Read Across America Day. More
March 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Diabetes Council, as well as named a chair of the organization. More
March 02, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of the "Save Texas History Top Texan Tournament" in commemoration of Texas Independence Day and Texas History Month. More
March 02, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that celebrations will continue throughout the weekend at the Alamo in observance of Texas Independence Day. More
March 02, 2016 -- United States Senator today spoke on the Senate floor in commemoration of Texas Independence Day. More w/Video
March 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding oral arguments by the Texas Attorney General's Office before the United States Supreme Court. More
March 02, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today delivered oral arguments in the United States Supreme Court for the state's defense of House Bill 2, which implements regulatory standards for abortion clinics. More
March 02, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in celebration of the 180th anniversary of Texas Independence. More
March 01, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday said that state sales tax revenue in February totaled $2.3 billion, down 6.8 percent compared to February 2015. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is seeking judges for the 2016 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the DPS Victim Services Program provided services to more than 3,800 victims and their family members in 2015. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal forecasts for the spring and summer seasons. More
March 01, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of a month-long fundraising campaign to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the state's Adopt-A-Beach program. More
February 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced the state has filed suit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency after it rejected Texas’ 7-year-old proposed revision to its State Implementation Plan for reducing regional haze. More
February 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
February 29, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners recently presented a $100,000 donation to the Big Thicket Association for the association's Environmental Education Classes. More
February 29, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that the state produced 74,575,286 barrels of crude oil and 625,413,983 thousand cubic feet of gas during December 2015. More
February 27, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony for Jennie Sealy Hospital. More
February 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as named a presiding officer. More
February 26, 2016 -- The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center recently presented a traffic safety awards competition to recognize municipal courts that have demonstrated "outstanding contributions to traffic safety". More
February 26, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded $35 million to transit providers around the state to improve public transportation for rural Texans. More
February 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas, during its conference this week, assessed $319,350 in fines involving 234 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
February 26, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin have joined Texas's lawsuit challenging the validity of the Affordable Care Act's tax on state Medicaid managed care organizations. More
February 25, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has reminded residents in the Houston area that the north and southbound mainlanes of I-45/Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Boulevard will close the weekend of February 26 for reconstruction work. More
February 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a reappointment to the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority and an appointment to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority. More
February 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz of Mission to the Manufactured Housing Board. More
February 24, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Bunker Hill Village will host a pair of public meetings on the reconstruction of the Memorial Drive Bridge. More
February 24, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the dismissal of charges filed against former Governor Rick Perry concerning Perry's veto of funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Office during his time as governor. More
February 24, 2016 -- The American Maritime Partnership on Tuesday announced that Texas has been ranked third in the nation for maritime jobs, with Houston ranked second among U.S. cities, in a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. More
February 23, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Tuesday issued a statement after the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs held a public meeting on cybersecurity at the University of Texas at San Antonio. More
February 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Finance Commission of Texas, as well as named a presiding officer of the commission. More
February 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children's 25th anniversary luncheon where he and First Lady Cecilia Abbott were honored as "Champions for Texas Children". More
February 23, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston graduate student Jesus Silvas, Vsevolod Popov and Assistant Professor Patricia Aguilar to discuss their research into the SFTS virus, which is able to spread and protect itself from antibodies in a way most viruses do not. More
February 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today welcomed Julian Alvarez as the new commissioner representing labor. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office has announced that The Alamo will present "Ride for Texas Independence", a recreation of courier Albert Martin's ride from San Antonio to deliver Alamo commander William B. Travis's "Victory or Death" letter to the Texians, on February 24. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 45 northbound and southbound mainlanes at Bay Area Boulevard for the demolition and reconstruction of the new at-grade intersection the weekend of February 26. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Julian Alvarez to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss continued collaboration and progress on the joint energy task force. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled the Energy Map of Texas, a map which highlights the 500-year history of energy production across the state, as well as the office's first digital interactive commissioner map. More
February 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued opinions regarding questions concerning state law, including a request by Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne on the circumstances under which a truancy court may refer a child to the juvenile probation department. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office has announced that The Alamo will present "Ride for Texas Independence", a re-enactment of the writing of the "Victory or Death" letter written by William B. Travis, and the departure of courier Albert Martin from the Alamo, on February 24. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a benefits fair for Texas veterans on Saturday at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
February 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the Texas Racing Commission's action to repeal its rule for historical racing. More
February 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that drivers license officers are offering Saturday hours this week and on February 27 for voters to obtain Election Identification Certificates in order to vote in the March 1 Primary Election. More
February 18, 2016 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Wednesday awarded six research grants to cancer scientists. More
February 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed six members to the Elections Advisory Committee. More
February 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Frank Parker, Jr. of Brownsville presiding officer of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority. More
February 17, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reminded oil and gas operators the need to minimize the impact of light from oil and gas activities in the vicinity of the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis. More
February 17, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a hearing held by the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee examining interim charges concerning First Amendment religious liberty protections in Texas. More
February 17, 2016 -- The Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs will hold a public hearing on February 23 in San Antonio to discuss cybersecurity policy. More
February 16, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Tuesday delivered the morning keynote address at the Australian American Chamber of Commerce Energy and Technology Conference. More
February 15, 2016 -- Texas Farm Bureau Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Vernie R. Glasson, III today announce plans to retire in July. More
February 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Sunday issued a statement regarding the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced several staff changes following the departure of senior members. More
February 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday appointed five individuals to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, as well as named a state senator to the Southern States Energy Board and a resident to the Jobs and Education for Texas Grant Program Advisory Board. More
February 12, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has advised families seeking to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at the state's public colleges and universities to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® by February 29. More
February 12, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office on Thursday announced that it will provide $1.5 million to Hidalgo Independent School District to retrofit campuses with energy-efficient building equipment. More
February 11, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Relief and Reform has announced that it had a "standing room only" turnout in Harlingen for its hearing on property taxes. More
February 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a multi-state settlement has been reached with Moneygram regarding investigations into the company's role in transferring money from consumers to people defrauding them. More
February 11, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced that a joint operation resulted in the office's 200th child predator arrest through the Child Exploitation Unit. More
February 11, 2016 -- Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the North American Prospect Expo's Global Business Conference in Houston. More
February 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that he will distribute $867 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's Environmental Protection Agency ruling. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today launched his University Research Initiative, which will provide matching funds to help Texas institutions of higher education recruit nationally-recognized researchers. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement on the state's ranking as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday announced that the United States Supreme Court put an immediate halt on the Obama Administration's power plan for the Environmental Protection Agency. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its "State of the Grid" report for 2015. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that, through the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children program, officers rescued 54 missing, exploited or at-risk children and initiated 33 related criminal investigations in 2015. More
February 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Barack Obama has granted a disaster declaration for 25 counties damaged during severe weather at the end of December. More
February 08, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday announced the creation of a Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports and the appointment of its members. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reminded citizens and political candidates that posting signs in state highway rights-of-way is prohibited. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today unveiled its newly redesigned website. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for January. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that Fiscal Notes, a publication of the office, will discuss the "help and hurdles" Texans can expect when starting a new business. More
February 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that the Grand Parkway segments between US 290 and Interstate Highway 45 have been opened to the public. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today joined Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in unveiling the Pathways in Technology Early College High School. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether a water supply district may assign to another district certain duties and rights, including approval of the annual budget and contracting for services. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a workforce development initiative to help students enter the workforce faster. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday assessed $567,834 in fines against operators and businesses for violations of oil and gas and pipeline safety regulations. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today anounced that more than 30 amicus briefs have been filed to the United States Supreme Court in support of House Bill 2, legislation that placed additional standards on abortion facilities. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a brief to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supporting a decision by the Brewster County sheriff to allow a cross to be displayed on patrol vehicles. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards will host free Webinars on February 22 and on March 24 to provide information on school board service. More
February 04, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently spoke with Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples about the price of oil and its impact on the state's economy. More
February 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. John Hellerstedt as director and appointed members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Risk Management Board. More
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the Texas House District 120 seat recently vacated by State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. More
February 03, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion on questions regarding a majority vote requirement to remove a municipal officer under the Local Government Code. More
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video providing an overview of his first year in office. More w/Video
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today led a coalition of governors in filing an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of Texas' House Bill 2. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction filed in Bexar County district court, banning Hector Alfonso Sanchez from providing unauthorized legal services in Texas and ordering him to stop promoting them on the Internet. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the formation of a Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared today as "Texas Military Heroes Day". More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenue in January totaled $2.47 billion, a decrease of 4 percent compared to January 2015. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his office has released its first "Report to the People of Texas", which highlights the successes of the state during Abbott's first year in office. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has reported that seven out of possibly 22 suspects were arrested in connection with their involvement with an all-terrain vehicle theft ring which encompassed three states. More
February 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Congressman Henry Cuellar today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting information on the department's decision to cut resources for aerial-based border security support. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that it will conduct its annual crab trap removal beginning February 19. More
January 29, 2016 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and the City of Houston on Friday won temporary restraining orders banning the sale of the synthetic marijuana product known as Kush in two Houston area businesses. More
January 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the Texas Supreme Court's decision to reinstate the Kountze Cheerleader lawsuit. More
January 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made ten appointments to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. More
January 28, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding the Texas Department of Transportation's congestion projects. More
January 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today unveiled a $1.3 billion initiative to address gridlock in some of the state's most congested areas. More
January 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to approve a request by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to issue a major disaster declaration for the state due to storms that took place since December 26. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court defending the state's law implementing patient safety and increased standards of care for women, particularly at abortion providers. More
January 27, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on refugees being settle in the state without notification from the Obama Administration. More
January 26, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey helped lead a bipartisan coalition of 29 states and state agencies in asking the United States Supreme Court to immediately halt the Environmental Protection Agency power plan. More
January 26, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the Obama Administration has admitted in federal court that it failed to provide the state with notice of Syrian refugees being settled in Texas. More
January 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster and requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for areas of the state impacted by severe weather in December. More
January 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting his recent trip to Israel and Switzerland. More w/Video
January 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday released a statement on the Planned Parenthood investigation in Harris County. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference in Houston January 28-29. More
January 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement regarding the Planned Parenthood investigation in Harris County. More
January 22, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday made a statement in response to the public hearing on sanctuary cities by the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Subcommittee on Border Security. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that Interstate Highway 10 eastbound will be closed at the Interstate Highway 45 bridges beginning tonight for rehabilitation of the bridges. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 24,900 jobs in December, resulting in a total of 166,900 new jobs in 2015. More
January 21, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today spoke before the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the University of Texas System's proposed expansion into the Houston area. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the state's oil and gas production statistics for November. More
January 20, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has announced the launch of the Texas Digital Archive, a searchable online repository designed to manage, preserve, and provide access to the electronic records collections held at the Texas State Archives. More
January 20, 2016 -- David Marshall, chief nursing and patient care services officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston health system, recently received an Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare magazine. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is in Switzerland on a business development trip, today announced that the state will partner with three Swiss companies to participate in an apprenticeship program. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the state will continues its policy of prohibiting the investment of taxpayer dollars in Iran despite the lifting of sanctions against the country. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is in Israel, today attended a luncheon hosted by the Israeli Consulate of the Southwest. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued an opinion regarding the legality of online gaming, such as daily paid "fantasy sports" site, stating that such sites run counter to Texas law. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's action to grant review of the state's challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
January 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited several historical sites while on their trip to Israel. More
January 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Texas and Israel's relationship. More
January 17, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $394,129 in fines against oil and gas operators and businesses as part of the commission's enforcement actions. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday filed a reply in the lawsuit over the refugee process, which is the first filing since an Iraqi refugee was arrested in Houston for materially supporting terrorists. More
January 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the House District 139 seat recently vacated by Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner. More
January 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Department of Information Resources. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that energy use in the region increased by 2.2 percent in 2015. More
January 14, 2016 -- Dan Patrick, Texas Lieutenant Governor, will report more than $7,500,000 cash-on-hand as of year-end 2015. More
January 14, 2016 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council recently honored more than 600 first responders, healthcare providers and government leaders at its awards banquet. More
January 14, 2016 -- Texans for Greg Abbott today reported that Texas Governor Greg Abbott's campaign has a total of $22 million in cash on hand. More
January 14, 2016 -- The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas on Wednesday released its list of Texas legislators who earned a 100 percent in voting for or against legislation that would have had an impact on small business. More
January 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the formation of a new unit within his office that will be dedicated to combating human trafficking. More
January 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Andrew Kim of New Braunfels as presiding officer and appointed Stacey Hock of Austin as a member of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. More
January 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced that creation of the Fallen Hero Reward - Texas Remembers Program, and is seeking leads in the 1974 murder of Harris County Deputy Edd Williams, the first featured case under the program. More
January 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will lead a business development mission to Israel and Switzerland from January 18 to 22. More
January 12, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled a new website noting the accomplishments of the General Land Office under his first year in office. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Monday filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious beliefs. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that the commission issued a total of 727 original drilling permits in December, compared to 1,506 in December 2014. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion on whether state law authorizes a municipality to reimburse an appellant for costs incurred in a successful appeal to a zoning board. More
January 09, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office today reported that the Governor's Mansion is being illuminated blue today in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. More
January 09, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday seized 3,249 pounds of illegally caught shark and snapper from three Mexican fishing boats in the waters off South Padre Island. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference January 28-29 in Houston. More
January 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today, at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Annual Policy Orientation, unveiled his "Texas Plan", with nine proposed constitutional amendments to "restore the rule of law". More
January 08, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding the arrest of a terror suspect in Houston. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation, as part of its "Plan While You Can" impaired driving campaign, reminds Texans to make plans for a sober ride for the upcoming football playoffs, and the Super Bowl. More
January 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board. More
January 07, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement in response to a terror suspect in Houston. More
January 06, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that a study on specialty referrals conducted by Sapna Kaul, assistant professor of health economics, was recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. More
January 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $617.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that CGT U.S. Limited will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels. More
January 05, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court in response to a fee order in The State of Texas v. Wendy Davis. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement concerning executive orders regarding gun regulations. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's executive action concerning gun regulations. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement regarding executive orders concerning gun control. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive action concerning gun control measures. More
January 04, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today issued a news release regarding the observance of January as School Board Recognition Month. More
December 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today participate in tours of areas of North Texas damaged by the recent tornadoes and storms. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the state's new open carry handgun laws go into effect on Friday. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder that January 6 is the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance for those affected by October's severe weather. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that it will host "First Day Hikes" on January 1 at more than 70 state parks and natural areas around Texas. More
December 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that he has asked the United States Supreme Court to uphold a federal appeals court ruling that halted President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
December 29, 2015 -- The American Red Cross has launched a relief response across multiple states, including Texas, due to storms that have impacted several communities. More
December 28, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Liberty County for those affected by severe storms from October 22 to October 31. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautioned Texans regarding disaster scams following a disaster declaration issued for four counties in the northern part of the state. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has joined with nine states to file an amicus brief urging the United States Court of Appeals to "correct a misinterpretation" of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Alyssa Lemkuil of Houston as judge of the 507th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the agency's new ozone standards rule. More
December 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster for six counties due to the impact of severe storms. More w/Video
December 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to monitor weather forecasts and take precautions due to possible severe or winter weather in various parts of the state. More
December 24, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today granted a request to qualify five additional counties for disaster assistance related to severe weather in November. More
December 24, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently issued several legal opinions regarding the state's new open carry gun laws, including the authority of an institution of higher education to establish certain rules regarding the carrying of handguns on campus. More
December 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday visited the National Guard Armory in Weslaco, Texas to visit with troops. More
December 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the passing of former State Senator Chris Harris of Arlington, whose funeral is being held today. More
December 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon rule. More
December 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott in calling for the immediate removal of a "mock nativity" display located inside the Texas State Capitol. More
December 22, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today presented the District 24 Christmas ornament. More
December 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding an opinion from the Texas Attorney General's Office regarding a veto by Texas Governor Greg Abbott of items in the state's budget. More
December 22, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding the effect of the governor's vetoes of the General Appropriations Act. More
December 22, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released October's oil and gas production statistics for the state. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans to remain vigilant with respect to potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report suspicious behaviors to the department’s iWATCH website at www.iwatchtx.org. More
December 21, 2015 -- David A. Bleakney, vice president and administrator of the University of Texas Medical Branch Health Angleton Danbury Campus, recently announced his retirement effective March 31, 2016. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Services department has created an online parent website as a new resource for families seeking information to meet the needs of children. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reminded Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance to "stay in touch". More
December 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the agency's 2015 Year in Review. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that the number of jobs in the state increased by 16,300 during November. More
December 21, 2015 -- AARP Texas today announced that Charlene Hunter James of Houston has been named state president. More
December 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday joined members of the Texas Delegation in urging the Health and Human Services Department Secretary and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to preserve federal funding to Texas for the HIV prevention program. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the the State Independent Living Council. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding the City of Beaumont's imposition of a ban on its police officers from holding voluntary Bible studies during their lunch hour. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor on Friday was appointed to the Legislative Budget Board. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced new appointments to senate boards and committees. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered the commencement address for the Department of Public Safety's recruits graduation ceremony in Austin. More
December 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 17, 2015 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw presented two Lifesaving Awards and one Director’s Award to DPS employees and one civilian for their outstanding service. More
December 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GM Financial will expand operations in Texas by building a financial servicing center in San Antonio. More
December 16, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday unveiled redesigned and streamlined Texas General Land Office websites for Adopt-A-Beach and Save Texas History. More
December 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Finance Commission of Texas. More
December 16, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday announced that applications are now being accepted for the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program to improve air quality. More
December 16, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has requested that the United States Department of Justice investigate whether the state violated the U.S. Refugee Act of 1980 in preventing Syrian refugees from being settled in Texas. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding the Texas Racing Commission's failure to repeal historical racing. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed two individuals to the Texas Water Development Board. More
December 15, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas, along with the American Bar Association and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is offering free legal assistance to individuals affected by the recent inclement weather. More
December 15, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards on Monday issued a news release regarding the appointment of Mike Morath as Texas Commissioner of Education. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding Governor Greg Abbott's deployment of National Guard troops along the state's border with Mexico. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the City of Orange's decision to remove a nativity scene from City Hall. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is taking action to combat an increasing amount of illegal crossings at the state's border with Mexico. More
December 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's appointment of Mike Morath as Commissioner of Education. More
December 14, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines has released a statement regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott's appointment of Mike Morath as Commissioner of Education. More
December 14, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday continued to respond to oil pollution from a beached 50-foot recreational boat near the Padre Island Canals in Corpus Christi. More
December 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appoint Mike Morath to serve as Texas Education Commissioner. More
December 14, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to participate in the Uptown Houston Transit Project, otherwise known as the Post Oak Boulevard Dedicated Bus Lanes Project. More
December 11, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently weighed in on the Texas Senate's new Christmas tree tradition. More
December 11, 2015 -- National Oilwell Varco and and Anheuser-Busch have partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training for a total of 513 new and incumbent workers using two Skills Development Fund grants totaling $913,864 from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
December 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated three troopers and three canines from an eight-week training program. More
December 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his office has awarded approximately $15 million in grant funds to Texas military installations in communities that may face base closures in the future. More
December 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday delivered the keynote address at the 16th annual U.S. India Chamber of Commerce reception banquet in Dallas. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality on Thursday announced that the agency is now accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or rebuilding alternative fueling facilities. More
December 10, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has sent a letter to President Barack Obama and the Texas Congressional delegation, calling for swift action in securing the border with Mexico. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement expressing support for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to halt Syrian refugee resettlement in Texas. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday praised the passage of House Resolution 2130, legislation which seeks to protect private property rights of landowners along the Red River from federal ownership claims. More
December 09, 2015 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced that Jimmy Rasmussen of Galveston has been re-elected to the reserve bank's board of directors. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.58 billion, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to November 2014. More
December 09, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has launched its newly redesigned website. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday released a statement regarding proposed Syrian refugee legislation introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Ted Cruz. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding proposed legislation called for by United States Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott. More
December 08, 2015 -- The National Park Service will host free entrance days at all national parks during various dates in 2016. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined United States Senator Ted Cruz to announce the State Refugee Security Act, which "gives states and governors the tools to address the challenges posed by refugee resettlement". More w/Video
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has visited all GLO field offices during his first year as commissioner. More
December 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday released a statement regarding a hearing on property tax reform and relief. More
December 07, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is accepting applications for disaster unemployment assistance for those affected by flooding that occurred in October. More
December 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech concerning terrorism. More
December 06, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Russell W. Boening today spoke at the bureau's 82nd annual meeting in Arlington. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 04, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on various matters regarding state law, including the authority of the State Board of Education to promulgate rules governing the process used by school districts and charter schools in selecting instructional materials. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the federal government has provided additional information regarding the first group of Syrian refugees to arrive in Texas, but that the state is continuing to seek an injunction requiring the government to comply with its duty to consult with Texas in advance of resettling refugees. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video of his trip to Havana, Cuba. More w/Video
December 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has made two appointments to the Manufactured Housing Board. More
December 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement following the first interim hearing on sanctuary cities. More
December 03, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host a community forum and press conference on Monday regarding his being "falsely convicted on the charges of misdemeanor barratry". More
December 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced that holders of gift cards purchased from the former retailer RadioShack can now file claims seeking to recover the unused balance on their cards. More
December 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas. More
December 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that he has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission against the federal government to halt the relocation of refugees from Syria in the state. More
December 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that Walter Fisher is retiring as Patrick's senior adviser. More
December 01, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that findings from a recent study revealed that teens who are involved in dating abuse – as either the perpetrator or the victim – are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau on Tuesday commended Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his leadership in promoting Texas agricultural products and working to establish a trade relationship between Texas and Cuba. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday sent a letter to Texas Racing Commission Chair Robert Schmidt, urging the commission to repeal historic racing at their December 15 meeting. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday spoke with a Cuban official about potential American investment in the Mariel Special Development Zone. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a meeting on December 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urged Texans to make preparations for winter weather. More
December 01, 2015 -- The South Texas College of Law on Monday announced that it has received a new technology grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to extend pro-bono services offered in the Veterans Clinic. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today issued its updated 10-year capacity, demand and reserves report, which shows a continued rise in reserve margins due to the addition of new generation capacity in 2017 and 2018. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday attended a dinner sponsored by the Houston Airport System in Havana, as part of Abbott's business development mission to Cuba. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday advised Texans on actions FEMA will take following their registration for federal disaster assistance related to severe storms that impacted the state in October. More
November 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the State Pension Review Board. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists that the westbound mainlanes of US 290 from W. 34th to Antoine will be closed from 9 p.m., December 4 through 5 a.m., December 7. More
November 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday landed in Havana to begin his business development mission in Cuba. More
November 30, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized four miles of illegal gill net off South Padre Island. More
November 30, 2015 -- Three University of Texas Medical Branch researchers recently discussed with Guidry News a possible link between a transplant drug and the suppression of Alzheimer’s disease. More
November 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick last week issued a statement regarding the acceptance of Syrian refugees. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reminded those who sustained damage or losses from severe storms in Texas that occurred October 22 through October, 31 to register for disaster assistance. More
November 26, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has posted a Happy Thanksgiving message. More
November 25, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s office today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court that asserts Obamacare was not enacted in compliance with the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hagar on Tuesday announced the transfer of $2.27 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, which is commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will lead a business development mission to Cuba from November 30 to December 2. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently designated 12 faculty members and eight agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey have called on United States Secretary of State John Kerry to fully acknowledge the legal limits faced by President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda as the secretary negotiates at the upcoming United Nations summit on climate change. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the death of four United States Army soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission at Fort Hood on Monday evening. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators recently released a survey of district trends in superintendents' salaries and benefits. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today has reported that a UH-60 helicopter aircraft with four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion on the Fort Hood Range. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday filed an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction that resolves the state’s legal action against 1SolTech Inc. and its three principals, Sandy Fardi, Hossein “Zak” Fardi and Ali Enrique Razavi. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised motorists that it will be patrolling the state's roadways during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More
November 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appeared on Fox News' "America's News HQ" to discuss Texas' efforts to block the Obama Administration's Syrian refugee resettlement program and ensure the safety of Texas citizens. More
November 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 15 counties. More
November 20, 2015 -- A study recently conducted by a professor at Texas A&M University highlighted the different sides of bullying. More
November 20, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency has identified four open-enrollment charter schools that meet the legislative criteria for mandatory revocation of their charter under Senate Bill 2. More
November 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the intersection of El Dorado Boulevard and I-45, after a five-month reconstruction project, was opened Thursday night. More
November 19, 2015 -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas will host an event celebrating the life and accomplishments of General Edward Burleson on December 15. More
November 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today addressed the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Energy and Climate Policy Summit, where he discussed the state’s current lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency. More
November 19, 2015 -- Nature Publishing Group and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on behalf of its Sealy Center for Vaccine Development announce the launch of a new open access journal called npj Vaccines. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Farmers Bureau has recognized three young farmers and ranchers as finalists in the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced a settlement resolving the state's enforcement action against the Veterans Support Organization and four of its principals. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today intervened in a lawsuit filed against the Bureau of Land Management. More
November 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
November 17, 2015 -- Bernard L. McNamee, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving his position and returning to private legal practice in Richmond, Virginia. More
November 17, 2015 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife announced that Stephen F. Austin State Park near Sealy was recently named Business of the Year for 2015 by the Sealy Chamber of Commerce. More
November 17, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Monica “Christie” Wilson in Liberty County. More
November 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced his support of landowners and county officials in their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management. More
November 16, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision to not accept any refugees from Syria in light of Friday's fatal attacks in Paris. More
November 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Barack Obama informing him that the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris. More
November 16, 2015 -- The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities will host the Annual J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Awards on Friday in the Lieutenant Governor's reception room at the Texas State Capitol. More
November 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a call for Texans to participate in a minute of silence at noon Monday to honor the victims of the Paris attacks. More
November 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement regarding Friday's attacks in Paris, France. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a Deputy Adjutant General for Air and made appointments to the Texas Economic Development Corporation. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday issued a proclamation setting January 26, 2016 as the date for the special runoff election in Texas House District 118. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today made appointments to various Senate committees. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court granting review of a challenge to provisions of legislation signed into law in 2013 regarding health care standards for women. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative today announced that has awarded $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents today re-elected Dr. Jaime Garza of San Antonio as chair and Rossanna Salazar of Austin as vice chair. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place along United States Highway 290 from FM 529 to Senate during the weekend due to work on a project to widen the road. More
November 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced new senior staff appointments to the Office of the Attorney General. More
November 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday named their appointees to the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. More
November 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott were recently awarded the 2015 Dignity in Life Award by the St. John Paul II Life Center in Austin. More
November 11, 2015 -- A team of researchers led by Dr. Paul Montagna at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to investigate how drought and land use change affect coastal acidification. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he has requested a delay in the implementation of proposed fee increases by the Texas Department of Agriculture. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that a total of 822 new drilling permits were issued in October, compared to 3,046 issued on October 2014. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen on Tuesday announced that he has been appointed to the House Select Committee on Mental Health. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the conclusion of the Veterans Day Parade in Austin. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today issued a statement in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has released a statement thanking veterans for their military service in observance of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday. More
November 10, 2015 -- United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the appointment of Gerald W. Parker of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee More
November 10, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office and the Veterans Land Board are hosting celebrations throughout the state during the week in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement regarding Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced various events and services, including Thursday's Fourth Annual Hiring Red, White & You! event for veterans in recognition of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a court ruling halting President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a ruling by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a decision to halt President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
November 09, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office has arrested Tarrant County resident Rosa Maria Ortega for two counts of illegal voting, a second degree felony. More
November 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. More
November 09, 2015 -- The Texas Veterans Commission will begin accepting applications for the Veteran Entrepreneur Academy on November 11. More
November 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision in Mullexin v. Luna. More
November 06, 2015 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Eliseo "Al" Cantu has submitted a letter to the editor regarding Veterans Day. More
November 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Real Estate Commission. More
November 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday announced the appointment of seven Senate members to a Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief. More
November 05, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that at least one fatality has occurred every day on state roadways since November 7, 2000, and has launched the "End The Streak" campaign to combat fatal car accidents. More
November 05, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued a news release regarding the passage of Proposition 7, which dedicates additional funding for road projects, during Tuesday's State Constitutional Amendment election. More
November 05, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Dallas County Sheriff's Office's policy on illegal immigration. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez has been tasked with developing new methods to crack down on human traffickers, as well as determining steps the state can take to protect and strengthen retiree benefits as a member of the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the House Committee on Pensions. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing a total of $731.7 million in sales tax allocations to local governments for November. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a letter to all Texas sheriffs, informing them that awards of grant funding from the Governor's Office would be conditional on their department's full compliance with Immigration & Customs Enforcement notifications and detention requests. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the passage of seven propositions to amend the Texas Constitution. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the results of the state's Constitutional Amendments Election. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday has made three appointments to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit successfully executed a search warrant resulting in the arrest of Gerardo Gamez, 44, of Cedar Park, for ten counts of possession of child pornography. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the state's Constitutional Amendment Election. More
November 03, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott encouraging the state to take action to protect the state's electric grid. More
November 02, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday announced two new additions to the reconstituted Alamo Endowment Board. More
November 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Texas Physician Assistant Board. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Texas Retailers Association today announced that George Kelemen has joined the organization as President and CEO. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that sufficient electricity resources are expected to be available to meet peak demands during the winter and spring. More
October 30, 2015 -- The United States Geological Survey today reported that field crews have measured rainfall totals exceeding 10 inches in parts of Central Texas. More
October 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the death of Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant William "Karl" Keesee. More
October 30, 2015 -- Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor today announced that Gary Jessee has been named the state's new Medicaid director. More
October 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Private Security Board. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday requested to intervene in a lawsuit involving the City of Austin’s attempt to raise property taxes on its citizens by challenging state tax policy – without input from lawmakers or taxpayers. More
October 29, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation will provide $500 million for transportation projects in 34 states, including $20.8 million in grants to construct transit facilities and buy replacement transit vehicles to serve rural areas of Texas. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved three roadway projects utilizing Proposition 1 funding. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is accepting applications through January 27 for its next trooper recruit class. More
October 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a new initiative to help ports in Texas take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal and the new Panamax ships. More
October 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding sanctuary cities. More
October 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Commission to Study and Review Certain Penal Laws and the Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission. More
October 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that a traffic switch will take place beginning Friday at Interstate 610 at United States Highway 290 to open the new bridge connecting I-610 West Loop northbound to I-610 North Loop eastbound. More
October 27, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Nikolaos Vasilakis, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who discovered a fifth strain of Dengue fever. More
October 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a letter calling on Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to reverse her policy of refusing to automatically detain all criminal immigrants pursuant to the federal government's detainer program. More
October 23, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Friday announced that Chad V. Seely will be the next general counsel for the operator of the electric grid and competitive electric markets serving most of Texas. More
October 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center in anticipation of severe storms expected to impact parts of the state during the weekend. More
October 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and West Virginia are leading a coalition of 24 states in filing a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Assistant Attorney General Rick Berlin on Thursday participated as the main speaker at the Southeast Senior Texans Celebration and Consumer Expo organized by the Better Business Bureau. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review and hold unconstitutional the award of attorneys' fees to parties who challenged the state's redistricting maps. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding a regulation under the Affordable Care Act that reduces Medicaid funding if payments are not made to a Health Insurance Providers Fee. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Russell W. Boening on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the proposed state constitutional amendments on the November 3 election ballot. More
October 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Public Finance Authority. More
October 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Bobby Jenkins of Austin as chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
October 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday appointed J.B. Smith of Lufkin to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. More
October 20, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Tuesday visited Ennis and Rosenberg for the Texas Historical Commission Texas Main Street Program's 2015 First Lady’s Tour, an annual event celebrating Texas Main Street communities and welcoming the two Texas towns as the program’s newest members. More
October 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed René De Coss of Rancho Viejo as judge of the 445th Judicial District Court in Cameron County. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Office of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2015 Lex Frieden Employment Awards, honoring employers who go above and beyond legal requirements to ensure full inclusion for employees with disabilities. More w/ Video
October 20, 2015 -- State Bar of Texas President Allan K. DuBois has submitted a guest column in observance of National Pro Bono Celebration Week. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two opinions regarding the interpretation of state law, including whether the Houston Community College System may expend funds for attorney's fees incurred by a member of its board of trustees in a challenge to the member's qualifications to serve as a trustee. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding an announcement by the Office of Inspector General at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Missy Medary of Corpus Christi presiding judge of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Monday participated in the worldwide “Read Across the Globe” initiative. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a reminder that early voting began today in the November 3 Election. More
October 19, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin today announced that it has opened "Mapping Texas: Collections from the Texas General Land Office", an exhibit featuring significant maps from the General Land Office's collection. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Office of the Inspector at the state's Health and Human Services Commission has ended Medicaid participation for Planned Parenthood affiliated clinics. More
October 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday released the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan (2015-2020) in coordination with the Texas Office of Homeland Security and the Texas Homeland Security Council. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday released a statement following a federal judge's ruling the Department of State Health Services may continue its policy on the forms of identification accepted before issuing a birth certificate. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today notified school districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency will reduce the length of the state's academic readiness tests for third through eighth grades for the 2016 spring administrations. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze regarding the agency's attempt to take control of land along the Texas-Oklahoma border that is privately owned. More
October 16, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its updated analysis of the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 15, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to vote. More
October 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster for Bastrop County due to severe wildfires in the area. More
October 14, 2015 -- Sixteen University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston faculty and staff and one student have earned UTMB President’s Cabinet awards totaling more than $230,000. More
October 14, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday announced the five finalists for the 2015 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year. More
October 14, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today spoke at the 18th Annual State of Texas Breast Cancer Awareness Day Rally. More
October 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced interim charges for the Texas Senate's Finance and Business and Commerce committees. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen announced the launch of the 2015-2016 High School Aerospace Scholars project, which enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA’s plan for space exploration. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of the Certification Revenue Estimate for the 2016-2017 biennium. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today issued a news release regarding a letter from Planned Parenthood President Federation of America Cecile Richards that clinics associated with Planned Parenthood would no longer accept money for aborted fetal tissue. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced his fourth installment of interim charges for committees of the Texas Senate. More
October 12, 2015 -- The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Monday named seven finalists for its 2015 Star Awards for contributions toward the goals of the state's "Closing the Gaps by 2015" higher education plan. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supporting the Childress Police Department's decision to display "In God We Trust" on its patrol vehicles. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today encouraged Texans to wear purple on Tuesday in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the third installment of interim charges for Senate committees. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Don Clemmer of Austin as judge of the 450th Judicial District Court in Travis County. More
October 09, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards elected its 2015–16 officers during its recent annual Delegate Assembly and Convention in Austin. More
October 09, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that construction will resume on improvements to United States Highway 290 from Pinemont to West Little York. More
October 09, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced a second installment of interim charges for Senate committees. More
October 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a federal court granted a nationwide stay of the Obama Administration's new Waters of the United States rule. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday attended a press conference announcing the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Veteran Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which will put medically-experienced military veterans on a path to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing without having to start over in training. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Audi of America, LLC over violations of state consumer protection laws, along with a separate suit charging that the companies violated clean air standards in Texas. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered the flags on the Texas Capitol building to be flown at half-staff in honor of the four Airmen from Dyess Air Force Base who died in a plane crash in Afghanistan. More
October 08, 2015 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site will host its annual Harvest Festival on October 17. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement commending Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on interim charges for the Senate to develop measures to protect religious liberties. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued interim charges for various Senate committees, including measures to affirm 1st Amendment religious liberty protections. More
October 07, 2015 -- Texas A&M University announced that United States Congressman John Culberson was one of 12 members of Congress recently designated “Champions of Science” by the non-profit Science Coalition. More
October 07, 2015 -- The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University is announcing new grants totaling $1.5 million for eight two-year research projects at universities around the state to support coastal and marine ecosystems, communities and economies. More
October 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenues for the state totaled $2.2 billion in September. More
October 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. More
October 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez has sent a letter to United States District Judge Robert L. Pitman on behalf of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus regarding a lawsuit accusing the Texas Department of State Health Services of refusing to issue birth certificates for the plaintiffs' U.S.-born children. More
October 06, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office on Tuesday unveiled its new Website. More
October 06, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the "Hiring Red, White & You!" veterans hiring fairs across the state on November 12. More
October 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today issued a statement in observance of National Night Out. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards named Mary Ann Whiteker, chief executive of the Hudson Independent School District, its 2015 Superintendent of the Year. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General John Paxton on Monday filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court on House Bill 2, the 2013 Texas law designed to protect the health and welfare of Texas women. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today issued a statement following the conclusion of negotiations regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and four other Gulf Coast states have reached a settlement agreement with BP concerning the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced the launch of the 2015-2016 High School Aerospace Scholars Project. More
October 04, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Friday kicked off Texas Wine Month with the release of tourism videos highlighting 14 wine trails across the state. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced he award of $133 million in criminal justice and victim services grants to local law enforcement agencies, domestic violence shelters, child sex trafficking victims programs and other governmental and non-profit agencies across the state. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the Department of State Health Services' birth certificate policy. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that it has named Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth as a recipient of the Champion of Free Enterprise award. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding reports of the crash of a military aircraft in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of 11 people. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the crash of a C-130J aircraft in Afghanistan, which resulted in the death of four Airmen from the Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that closures of Interstate Highway 45 will take place beginning tonight from Bay Area Boulevard to El Dorado Boulevard due to construction along the freeway. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday addressed the United Way of Williamson County Community Impact Summit on Education. More
October 01, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission, in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on November 12. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding an upcoming meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents to discuss a framework of potential tuition rate increases. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax today appointed nine members to serve on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that the major credit rating agencies have confirmed that the state's long-term general obligation credit ratings have earned the highest possible marks. More
September 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson sent a letter to Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor, affirming the need for Medicaid therapy rate reductions and the importance of preserving access to care. More
September 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting additional border security resources due to an increase in illegal border crossings. More
September 30, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Tuesday posted a proposed regulation to implement the Spill Impact Component of the RESTORE Act, which would establish the formula for allocating funds made available through the Restoration Trust Fund,for public review. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Texas Army National Guard recently promoted Colonel Richard Noriega, Assistant Division Commander for Support of the 36th Infantry Division, to the rank of Brigadier General. More
September 29, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Tuesday honored the recipients of the 2015 Governor's Small Business Award. More
September 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Facilities Commission. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that more than 7,000 volunteers picked up 104 tons of trash from Texas beaches during the annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on Saturday. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on various matters regarding state law, including whether the Open Meetings Act applies to district and county court-at-law judges when they meet to appoint county officials. More
September 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday addressed the National Association of Women Business Owners 2015 National Conference in San Antonio. More
September 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding student drivers about the new Impact Texas Teen Driver Program, which is now required for driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. More
September 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently received the 2015 Texas Heroes for Children Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Texas Regional Office. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Friday addressed the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s “Life Without Literacy” Luncheon. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in Matthews v. Kountze Independent School District, supporting the constitutional rights of Texas’ public school children to express their own messages at school and school-related events. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has secured a victory against White Lion Holdings, LLC in the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas over continued violations of a hazardous waste compliance plan put in place by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has been re-appointed as co-chair of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 25, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the county and in support of the State of Texas in opposing a claim that only voting-eligible persons be counted to determine government boundaries. More
September 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved five projects worth approximately $89 million. More
September 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday presented the Texas Purple Heart at the Brooke Medical Center to four members of the United States Military. More
September 24, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is among the hosts of the Governor’s Small Business Forum in Houston on September 29. More
September 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the School Land Board. More
September 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced Texas is on the executive committee of the multi-state investigation of German car manufacturer Volkswagen. More
September 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently presented the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Awards. More
September 23, 2015 -- The Texas Municipal League today named Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado as a TML Legislator of the Year Award recipient. More
September 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Fifth Annual Brazoria County Transportation and Infrastructure Summit in Lake Jackson, where he announced that he has issued a directive to the Texas Transportation Commission to reduce traffic congestion. More
September 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported on a preliminary review of the roadway infrastructure of a bridge at Interstate Highway 610 South Loop, the site of the September 15 fatal traffic accident involving a Houston school bus. More
September 22, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $1,530,000 for two water system improvement projects, including a project for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 148. More
September 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during its National Convention in Houston. More
September 22, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the implementation of a new Contracts and Grants Review Committee. More
September 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
September 21, 2015 -- Texans for Greg Abbott today released a new web video following the launch of Governor Greg Abbott's grassroots tour across Texas. More w/Video
September 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced Senate member appointments, including two to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recognized Matt Block in the Child Support Division’s Beaumont office for his commitment to Texas children. More
September 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement on the passing of Milo Hamilton. More
September 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday made a reappointment to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board. More
September 17, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding Constitution Day. More
September 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that $48.5 million in job training funding is available through the Skills Development Fund. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a chair and appointed six individuals to the Governor's Committee On People With Disabilities. More
September 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Agriculture is encouraging Texans in need to utilize programs such as the Child and Adult Care Food Program that offer nutritious meals to children and adults. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will visit Friendswood and Baytown on Thursday as part of his "Good for Texas" tour. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement following Texas being ranked first in foreign and domestic investment in a report released by IBM. More
September 16, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that Woody Rickerson has been named vice president of Grid Planning and Operations, and Kenan Ogelman as vice president of Commercial Operations. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday made an appointment to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. More
September 15, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System, the City of McAllen and Hidalgo County on Tuesday took the first steps to expand Texas A&M's presence in the Rio Grande Valley and create new higher education options for students. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement in response to a fatal accident involving a Houston Independent School District school bus. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding a fatal school bus accident in Houston. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following a school bus accident in Houston. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering free child safety seat checks at the agency’s 25 statewide district offices and encourages all caregivers to make an appointment as part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, September 13-19. More
September 14, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Monday attended and delivered remarks at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for new ultrasound equipment at Central Texas Life Care Pregnancy Resource Center in San Marcos. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Support Division set a record by collecting more than $3.9 billion in child support for the state fiscal year that ended August 31. More
September 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a chair and appointed 13 individuals to the Task Force on Improving Outcomes for Juveniles Adjudicated of Sexual Offenses. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department is investigating a body found on the beach in the 900 block of Seawall Boulevard. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 29th annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup on Saturday, September 26 at 30 sites along the Texas coast. More
September 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the VA Health Care Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Harlingen, Texas, to discuss ways to expand healthcare options for veterans in the Rio Grande Valley. More
September 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today joined community volunteers and school staff at Sharpstown High School in Houston for the "Grads Within Reach" walk. More
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with RadioShack regarding un-redeemed gift cards from the company's stores in relation to its bankruptcy. More
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video following his trip to Mexico City. More w/Video
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags to be flown at half-staff today in observance of Patriot Day, marking the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott made an appointment to the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Thursday issued a statement regarding the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has reappointed Donna Nelson to the Public Utility Commission. More
September 10, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents that the 2015 Hurricane Season continues through November 30, and for Texans to stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office has distributed $638 million in sales tax revenue allocations. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today presented the Star of Texas Awards to peace officers, firefighters, citizens and emergency medical first responders who demonstrated extraordinary valor and courage in serving and protecting their communities. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today congratulated Lieutenant Dennis Walker of the Jacinto City Police Department on his receipt of a Star of Texas Award. More
September 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Clyde Siebman of Pottsboro presiding officer of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority. More
September 09, 2015 -- The Texas State University System today announced that enrollment at the system's eight component institutions have reached a record attendance of 82,965 students. More
September 09, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has ordered his office to utilize "zero-based budgeting" and for agency divisions to reduce their budgets by five percent in FY2016 and again in FY2017. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss additional ways Texas and Mexico can work together to further strengthen their partnership. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday asked a federal judge to halt the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s new water rule in the state. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed a transportation agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of theUnited Mexican States to promote collaboration on future border infrastructure projects. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is embarking on a 27-city, two-month "Good for Texas" tour to meet with local officials and citizens to talk about the future of the Texas economy. More
September 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Mexican government officials and delivered a keynote address at an economic development luncheon in Mexico City. More
September 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a luncheon hosted by Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas to discuss trade, economic development and relations between Texas and Mexico. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Texas Hospital Association announced that a new independent panel report on the Ebola experience at Texas Health Resources last October will provide a learning map for all hospitals and health systems as well as local, federal and state public health officials to better manage future novel or rare public health events. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the funeral of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement after attending the funeral of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, who was killed in the line of duty on August 28. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a message in observance of the Labor Day holiday. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business Vice President of Governmental Affairs Stephen Minick on Thursday issued a statement regarding a ruling on the status of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and the OneStar Foundation on Thursday announced the recipients of the 32nd annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed nine individuals to the Governor's University Research Initiative Advisory Board. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today called for all Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff on Friday for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth's funeral. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he will lead a delegation to Mexico City next week to strengthen cultural and economic ties with Mexico. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board and the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. More
September 02, 2015 -- Betty Edwards, President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, issued a statement regarding the legislative appropriations for improvements to the Alamo, as well as provided an update on pending litigation against the Texas General Land Office. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding violence against law enforcement officers. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas, and asking for officers to turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one minute on Friday for the beginning of funeral services for Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, who was murdered on August 28. More
September 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday delivered oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court in a lawsuit filed by several school districts concerning the state's school finance system. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Tuesday announced that he has nominated John Harris, a freshman at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced Senate member appointments. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement regarding funding for the Texas Racing Commission. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded Texans of new traffic and driver laws that have gone into effect. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that enrollment is open for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund through February 29. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today announced that legislation expanding the state's DNA database, to include individuals convicted of certain assault and sexual offenses, goes into effect today. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to each member of the Texas Congressional Delegation, urging them to vote against President Barack Obama's deal with Iran regarding the country's nuclear program. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, which forecasts sufficient generation available to serve peak electricity demands. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the 2015 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide an extensive overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement regarding the decision to keep the Texas Racing Commission open through the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today signed an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop plans to better protect the Texas coast from storms and to speed recovery following a storm. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed the return of Blue Bell ice cream, with the ice cream available in select markets following a recall in April concerning listeria cases linked to the company's production facilities. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that John Scott is stepping down as chief operating officer for the commission. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today held a press conference regarding grand jury selection reforms, which go into effect on Tuesday. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered flags in Harris County to be flown half-staff in honor of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was fatally shot on Friday. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is participating in the multi-state "I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative" during the weekend. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that a settlement has been reached with RadioShack requiring the company to pay the entire value of their unredeemed gift cards purchased by consumers as a priority claim in the company's bankruptcy. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of initiatives to "provide greater protections for children in the womb and to prevent the sale of baby body parts". More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the implementation of the Impact Texas Teen Driver Program, which places a new requirement on driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Ernest Leroy Smith, who fled from a Houston halfway house. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 22 road projects totaling $304 million from Proposition 1 funding. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on Friday at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Hotel in Houston. More
August 27, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a joint suit with the Texas Attorney General's Office and City of Houston against a store at 2709 Broadway has resulted in a temporary restraining order preventing the store from selling synthetic marijuana. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed judges for the 240th, 254th and 505th Judicial District Courts. More
August 26, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced a lawsuit, filed jointly with the Harris County Attorney’s Office and City of Houston, against 2709 Broadway, Inc. and its owner, Layth Omran, for distributing products containing synthetic marijuana, a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdoses, serious injuries and even deaths. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hagar on Wednesday announced he is seeking an opinion from the Texas Office of the Attorney General on the effect of certain parts of Governor Greg Abbott’s veto proclamation for House Bill No. 1, the General Appropriations Act. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has joined with fellow land commissioners to alter a provision of the Endangered Species Act that allows environmental groups to sue the federal government to place a species on the endangered list. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle and to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered a special election for November 3 to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Representative for District 118, which was held by Joe Farias. More
August 25, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu issued a statement regarding Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's comments on Asian immigrants. More
August 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement on Tuesday's Racing Commission Meeting. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman released a statement regarding the Texas Department of Public Safety traffic stop data that has been organized by race. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of religious liberties. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Southwestern States Water Commission. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited students at Zavala Elementary in Austin on the first day of the new school year. More
August 24, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that Texans who filed insurance claims for damages related to the May 4 through June 22 storms should register with FEMA by August 27 to be eligible for additional state and federal assistance. More
August 21, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman on Friday issued a letter to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards requesting that they make rule changes to their minimum standards to prevent future suicides in county jails. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 31,400 jobs in July. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced the arrest of four suspected child predators following a joint operation between the office's Child Exploitation Unit and the Brenham Police Department. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday released a fact sheet regarding the advantages of maintaining a flood insurance policy in Texas. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday unveiled signs officially designating a segment of United States Highway 59 in the Houston area as part of the Interstate 69 system. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its Legislative Update Luncheon featuring United States Congressman Randy Weber, Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, and Texas State Representatives Wayne Faircloth and Greg Bonnen at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Thursday. More
August 20, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday requested that the federal Environmental Protection Agency halt its Carbon Rule from taking effect so as to allow the courts to consider legal challenges to the rule. More
August 20, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office has returned a record $248 million in unclaimed property to owners this fiscal year. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed Malinda L. Cowen of Beeville to Texas Historical Records Advisory Board. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez, Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia and Constable Chris Diaz will host a town hall meeting tonight in Galena Park to discuss legislative updates and the new law allowing for the open carry of firearms. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Nelda Luce Blair of The Woodlands to the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents. More
August 19, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will conduct increased DWI patrols August 21 through September 7, including the Labor Day Holiday weekend. More
August 19, 2015 -- The Texas Supreme Court today issued an opinion directing the City of Houston to re-word the city's proposition on the November 3 Election ballot to repeal the city's equal rights ordinance. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the 446th, 469th and 470th Judicial District Courts. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman issued a statement regarding an interim study on Texas jail standards. More
August 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today presented a $334,648 job training grant to South Texas College for work force training associated with Worldwise, Inc., Troste LTD and Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC. More
August 18, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it has released a new video seeking to inspire lawyers struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues to get help. More
August 18, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today announced the five finalists for the state's "Superintendent of the Year" award. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, along with 48 other states, has reached a $71 million settlement with Amgen related to its promotion of the company's biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas State Senator John Whitmire today held a news conference to announce an interim study on jail safety standards. More
August 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the State Securities Board and the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents. More
August 17, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against a Dallas-based group of learning centers for unlawfully marketing and selling fraudulent high school diplomas and transcripts. More
August 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the second instance of anti-Semitic vandalism at a synagogue in San Antonio. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued legal opinions on several questions regarding state law, including whether municipalities or local law enforcement agencies are authorized to impound a vehicle for lack of proof of insurance or financial responsibility. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned 52 men and women as the state's newest Highway Patrol Troopers. More
August 14, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Friday delivered the keynote address at the End of World War II Commemoration at the National Museum of the Pacific War. More
August 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John M. "Mike" Swanson as judge of the 143rd Judicial District Court. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Human Rights held its final meeting on July 22, and is transferring its duties to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a report published by the federal Office of the Inspector General found that data regarding the premature issuance of expanded work permits is "unreliable". More
August 14, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that Peter Cramton has been approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to serve as a new independent member of ERCOT's board of directors. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas thanks electric consumers for helping maintain grid reliability by reducing their electric use Thursday afternoon. More
August 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday released a statement regarding the capture and arrest of a man suspected of committing arson near the Capitol Building late last week. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety announced that the suspect wanted in connection with the investigation into the vehicle arson at the Texas State Capitol on August 7 was arrested Wednesday evening in Iowa. More
August 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder regarding the deadlines for those impacted by the severe storms and flooding that took place in the spring to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council today released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List of projects utilizing funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed three members to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to widespread anti-Semitic vandalism in a north side San Antonio Jewish community. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that sales tax revenues in July totaled $2.4 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent compared to the previous year. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today urged all Texans to conserve energy use during peak hours due to increased demand for electricity caused by hot weather conditions. More
August 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions on questions regarding state law, including the authority of a county hospital district to create a charitable organization under the Health and Safety Code. More
August 11, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday chose Bill Magness to become ERCOT's next president and chief executive officer. More
August 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced that the individual previously sought as a person of interest in the recent vehicle arson at the Texas State Capitol is now considered the suspect in that investigation; and a reward of up to $10,000 is now being offered for information that leads to his arrest. More
August 10, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that its system on Monday broke the 69,000 megawatt threshold. More
August 10, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has issued a second letter to the Texas Department of State Health Services regarding a policy that has not supplied United States-born children of immigrants with copies of their birth certificates. More
August 08, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating Friday's vehicle fire on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members and reappointed one member to the OneStar Foundation. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today reminded residents that the state is hosting its annual Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies and clothing during the weekend. More
August 07, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 accountability ratings for schools across the state, and named 153 campuses that earned all seven distinction designations under the accountability system. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host an annual Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday in Missouri City. More
August 06, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas in two consecutive hours on Tuesday beat the all-time hourly demand record set the previous day. More
August 06, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a new study by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy finds that the Texas voter photo identification requirement potentially discouraged nine percent of registered voters from going to the polls in the November 2014 elections. More
August 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling on the Texas voter identification law. More
August 06, 2015 -- The Texas Municipal Police Association on Wednesday called for Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman to issue a public apology regarding comments he made concerning a traffic stop in Austin County. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's ruling related to Texas' Voter Identification law. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado issued a statement regarding the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's decision on the state's Voter Identification law. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Professional Surveying. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu released a statement regarding the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's ruling on the Voting Rights Act. More
August 05, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas system on Wednesday system today set an all-time record for hourly demand, breaking the mark set in 2011. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court against the state's voter identification law. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has earned the designation of "Courageous Conservative" from the Texas Conservative Coalition. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called on the Harris County District Attorney's Office to open a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday announced that the state made approximately $20 million in the state's first ever online sale of oil and gas leases. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority. More
August 04, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently announced the award of $800,000 to support five new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit for Heroes program, a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a video detailing practices at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement in response to a new video of a Houston area Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of organs and tissue from aborted fetuses. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of Houston businesses suing the City of Houston to prevent an ordinance the businesses claim place increase regulatory burdens on business. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today issued a statement in response to a decision by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to increase rates on policyholders. More
August 04, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business on Monday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's emissions regulation announcement. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Lottery Commission. More
August 03, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a vote to redirect federal funding from Planned Parenthood. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's environmental proposal. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the recent indictments against Attorney General Ken Paxton. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the recent indictments of Attorney General Ken Paxton. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it has been selected as a "Supplier Diversity Champion" at the 2015 Top 25 Prime Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Construction, Transportation and IT for Diversity Awards. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued a reminder that the annual sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies is schedule for August 7-9. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday announced that it is filing a lawsuit against a Houston convenience store for distributing products containing synthetic marijuana. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the appointment of Mara Friesen as Deputy Attorney General of the Child Support Division and IV-Director. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced that more than $306 million in federal grants, low-interest loans and flood insurance claims have been distributed throughout Texas in response to severe weather that took place in May and June. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that record demands for electricity were reached four consecutive days this week. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Thursday called for reforms to the state's law enforcement and jail systems following the death of Sandra Bland at a jail in Waller County. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday welcomed Ruth Ruggero Hughs, of Austin, who was appointed to the commission to represent employers. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday announced that he is taking steps to "reboot" the Texas General Land Office, making it more efficient. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the Texas Transportation Commission approved projects in the Houston District and Galveston County. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday added a new count to the lawsuit against RadioShack to protect the interests of consumers holding unredeemed gift cards with the company. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that LiveOps, a leader in cloud contact centers and customer service solutions, will relocate its corporate headquarters to Cedar Park, Texas. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Petr Gandalovic, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined other states in urging the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the effective date of the planned "Waters of the United States" rule. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas requested electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible between 3 and 7 p.m. today due to anticipated high demand. More
July 30, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report finding that Texas' uninsured population is primarily Hispanic, middle-aged, with low incomes and no college degree. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a list of closures ahead of crews switching traffic to new pavement on the northbound I-610 West Loop mainlanes between I-10 and US 290. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reported that the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Wednesday met to investigate fetal tissue donation in Texas. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the State Senate Health and Human Services hearing on Planned Parenthood's business practices. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed T. Dan Friedkin of Houston as chair of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs of Austin to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder that the deadline for residents five counties, including Brazoria County, to file for disaster unemployment assistance is August 5. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today testified before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the Office of the Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit arrested Michael Dewayne Cox after he failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidating the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions budgets for the state under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed five members to the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. More
July 28, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board recently approved $15,364,000 in financial assistance for water and wastewater system improvements. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Dabney Coleman, Chair of the House Committee on County Affairs, has called a committee hearing to take place on July 30 to get answers about the events leading up to Sandra Bland's arrest and subsequent death. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed three members to the Texas Credit Union Commission, including Steve Gilman, president and CEO of Members Choice Credit Union in Houston, and Beckie Stockstill Cobb, a former city council member in Deer Park. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Jay Steven Harrington to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has been ranked 100 percent "pro-life" by the Texas Right to Life. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will be repairing a section of the Houston Avenue Bridge over IH 10 Katy Freeway this weekend. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday authorized the creation of an Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities which will advise TWC on matters relating to the State Use Program which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that more than 7,000 commercial vehicles were inspected during its three-day "Roadcheck" inspection effort. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the Texas Supreme Court's ruling concerning Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
July 24, 2015 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have provided a follow-up article to their recent series on water issues regarding the legislation concerning water resource management approved during the past Texas legislative session. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved approximately $3.9 billion in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas to develop water projects throughout the state. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the Texas Supreme Court's ruling regarding Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
July 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to comments from the Office of Speaker of the Texas House regarding matters involving the Legislative Budget Board. More
July 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the investigation into the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that the incident period for disaster assistance related to severe storms and flooding from May 4 to June 22, and added Red River County as eligible for assistance. More
July 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for a review of all legislative agencies. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday reminded Texans affected by recent storms and flooding that they can appeal a denial of eligibility for disaster assistance. More
July 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety leadership on Tuesday briefed state leaders in Prairie View on the ongoing Sandra Bland investigation. More
July 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to a video released of a Planned Parenthood senior official discussion the sale of aborted fetus body parts. More
July 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to another video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of aborted fetus organs. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that victims in Hood, Madison, Shelby and Wharton counties may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance as a result of an amendment to the Presidential Disaster Declaration. More
July 20, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a letter to the Department of State Health Services condemning the practice of denying birth certificates to United States born children of undocumented parents. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a joint sting operation with police ine Cleburne and Burleson resulted in the arrest of 16 suspected child predators. More
July 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he will authorize the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities in the state. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state marked its third straight month of job growth in June, adding 16,700 jobs. More
July 17, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced that the state will host its annual sales tax holiday August 7-9 for school supplies and clothing items. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded a $458,393 grant to the partnership formed by Brazosport College, Dow Texas Operations and SI Group Inc. to provide job training for 163 new and incumbent workers. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement regarding the Texas Ranger investigation into the in-custody death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland at the Waller County Jail. More
July 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the 87th Annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. More
July 16, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Wednesday announced that he has awarded $325,000 to the City of Montgomery for infrastructure improvements and engineering services through the Texas Capital Fund, in support of the creation of a restaurant facility. More
July 15, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality a $245,000 grant to evaluate the state's coastal wetlands. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday released a statement regarding a recent video featuring comments made by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Research. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today requested an interim hearing concerning Planned Parenthood following a video of a senior executive from the organization discussion the distribution of fetal tissue. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood following the publication of a video showing a senior director from the organization discussing the sale of body parts. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a video on his trip to New York to entice businesses to relocate in Texas. More w/Video
July 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has reported that he has raised $2,082,432 during the last 9 days in June. More
July 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott began his second day in New York City by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency has notified school districts and charters that Commissioner of Education Michael Williams is extending the application deadline for the 2015-2016 New Instructional Facility Allotment. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has advised that six additional counties are now eligible for disaster unemployment aid. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services will hold seven regional public meetings as both agencies prepare a combined state plan for core workforce programs governed by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. More
July 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott spent his first day in New York City meeting with various business leaders and industry experts to discuss Texas’ economic model of limited government, low taxes and minimal regulations. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions in response to various questions regarding state law, including an opinion on whether the Galveston City Charter applies to a board of a tax increment reinvestment zone created by the city. More
July 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Saturday issued a statement regarding court hearings concerning President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
July 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit New York City to talk about the state's business climate with business leaders and industry experts. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas today issued a news release on the end of the organization's 110-year management of the Alamo, which will now be managed by the state. More
July 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, to discuss trade, infrastructure and relations between the state and Mexico. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reminded residents in seven counties, including Liberty County, have until July 17 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance related to the impact of severe storms. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that six counties, including Montgomery County, have been added to the federal disaster declaration for assistance with damages caused by storms that occurred between May 4 and June 19. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed seven individuals to the Texas Board of Nursing. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that his office will distribute July sales tax allocations totaling $609.8 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that game wardens have completed their investigation into a fatal alligator attack that occurred on July 3. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has announced that July 31 is the deadline to enroll newborns into the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Tuesday announced that the Texas Education Agency has designated 19 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies for the 2015-2016 school year. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday hosted a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 3994, which seeks to reform Texas’ existing judicial bypass laws to improve the protection of a minor seeking an abortion. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Erin Lunceford as judge of the 61st Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a state and federal settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services, Inc. will result in the state receiving approximately $4.3 million, and the bank's compliance with significant reforms to its credit card debt collection practices. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today delivered his State of Agriculture Address. More w/Video
July 08, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2015-2016 season on September 1. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar's announcement that the state will not borrow to meet short-term cash flow needs. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that the state will not issue Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes for Fiscal Year 2016. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking for a new Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that 75 school children have been awarded scholarships through the Texas "Match the Promise" Foundation scholarship program. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has awarded $33,000 in research funding to 23 graduate students at three Texas A&M University System institutions. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards released its list of nominees for the 2015 Superintendent of the Year Award. More
July 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today presented the Lone Star Medal of Valor Award to retired Marine Sergeant Werner W. "Ronnie" Reininger in recognition of his military service. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Thursday announced that it has joined in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency challenging the EPA's regulations redefining the "waters of the United States". More
July 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the dissolution of the Grassroots Advisory Board. More
July 03, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that five additional counties, including Brazoria County, may apply for disaster unemployment insurance related to recent floods and severe weather. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed university student regents and a student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today extended federal disaster aid to an additional 15 Texas counties impacted from severe storms and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that July 8 is the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance for those impacted by recent severe storms. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on a settlement with BP regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of "Texas Coasts", a web-based application to help vacationers find their preferred beach, picnic park, or RV park. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded a $750,000 grant to the City of Montgomery for infrastructure improvement in support of creating jobs in the city. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued a statement concerning a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning freedoms of religion and speech with regards to performing same-sex marriages. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas will receive more than $750 million as part of an agreement with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. in connection with the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Small Business Association have announced that rental assistance is available for those affected by storms and flooding that struck Texas between May 4 and June 19. More
June 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday made appointments to the Joint Oversight Committee on Government Facilities. More
June 30, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas is offering a toll-free legal hotline to provide legal aid to those affected by the recent flooding and severe weather in the state. More
June 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed members to the Senate Select Committee on Transportation Planning. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking Texans to work at its disaster recovery centers in Houston, Austin and Denton. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a statement regarding the Supreme Court's order on abortion clinics. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision on House Bill 2. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday issued a statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on House Bill 2. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's attempt to expand the regulatory power of the Environmental Protection Agency by revising the regulatory definition of “navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office recently received 2015 "Best of Texas" awards for the office's use of social media and implementation of information technology initiatives. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement regarding an opinion by the United States Supreme Court concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations of power plants. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on power plants. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Friday announced that she will serve as honorary chair of the 32nd Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. More
June 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following an opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding religious liberties of governmental officials. More
June 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following an opinion issued by his office regarding religious liberties of Texas public officials in regards to performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. More
June 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued an opinion regarding the rights of government officials involved with issuing same-sex marriage licenses and conducting same-sex wedding ceremonies. More
June 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised the public that commercial driver license – including originals, renewals, duplicates or changes – will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2, due to a planned nationwide update by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to the Commercial Driver License Information System. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, in anticipation of a decision by the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, requested an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to provide guidance to county clerks and Justices of the Peace who "could be forced to subjugate their sincerely held religious beliefs". More
June 26, 2015 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion in a case regarding same-sex marriage, ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today celebrated the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a memo to all state agency heads directing them to "respect and preserve Texans religious liberties and First Amendment rights" following the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding same-sex marriage. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding a Texas Monthly "Best and Worst List" article. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will launch its Texas Readers Theater Series on Saturday. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the United State Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the appointment of David Maxwell as Director of Law Enforcement, Adrienne McFarland as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice and Rudy Montoya as Chief Information Officer. More
June 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will open the new North Shepherd Drive direct connector ramp to IH 45 North Freeway northbound Thursday. More
June 23, 2015 -- Mothers Against Drunk Drivers on Monday issued a statement regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott's signing into law of legislation requiring drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock if they choose to drive during their license suspension period. More
June 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision to deny review of The Aransas Project vs. Shaw. More
June 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, bringing the total number under the state's disaster declaration to 110 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 4. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has received a $7.6 million increase in funding for the biennium. More
June 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday issued a statement regarding an appeals court ruling rejecting a motion to prevent House Bill 2 from taking effect. More
June 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Saturday issued a statement following Governor Greg Abbott signing the state's budget into law. More
June 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday signed the state's 2016-2017 budget into law. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez issued a statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of local control and public safety bills. More
June 19, 2015 -- First Lady Cecilia Abbott honored the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards this week. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday commissioned 77 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers during the recruit graduation ceremony. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the Texas Supreme Court upholding a same-sex couple's divorce in Austin. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke at the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual Awards Luncheon, noting the commemoration of Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Thursday issued a statement regarding the repeal of prohibitions that had restricted the use of deep fryers and soda machines in Texas schools. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the Texas Supreme Court's decision to uphold the divorce of a same-sex couple in Austin. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 33,200 jobs in May. More
June 18, 2015 -- A professor at Baylor University has offered tips to protect against the West Nile Virus. More
June 18, 2015 -- The American Red Cross has released a list of shelters open to families affected by severe weather and flooding that hit the state since early May. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced changes to guidelines for the Texas Rising Star child care provider certification program. More
June 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following the United States Supreme Court's opinion in favor of Texas in a case regarding specialty license plates, ruling that the state may ban plates that feature the Confederate flag. More
June 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed a resolution posthumously awarding Chris Kyle the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will open two exhibits on African American history on Friday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. More
June 17, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Brian Babin, Lou Barletta and John Ratcliffe on Wednesday introduced the No Office Space for Executive Amnesty Act to prohibit the Obama Administration from leasing a new $7.8 million, 11-story building near Washington, DC, that’s being planned to house thousands of new government employees hired to process the President’s executive actions on immigration. More
June 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed House Bill 1378, which will require all local taxing entities to post their financial statements online or through the Texas Comptroller’s website. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has advised bar owners that it is not ordering bars to ban club patches and colors, nor any other motorcycle club paraphernalia. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that disaster unemployment aid is now available in 30 Texas counties. More
June 17, 2015 -- Texas Campaign for the Environment Director Robin Schneider on Thursday issued a statement on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's signing into law of legislation placing safety regulations on ammonium nitrate fertilizer. More
June 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas State Operations Center to receive a briefing on state resources being dispatched to areas impacted following landfall by Tropical Storm Bill. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that seven counties, including Liberty County, may now apply for federal assistance related to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 4. More
June 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch was recently named by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to be a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. More
June 16, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Tuesday approved financial assistance for water and wastewater system improvements. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen on Tuesday announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. More
June 16, 2015 -- AT&T has announced that it has made preparations for response to Tropical Storm Bill. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GRI Renewable Industries is planning to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo, Texas. More
June 16, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office announced the launch of a Web-based scorecard comparing Texas to other states in key areas. More
June 16, 2015 -- AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson today applauded Texas Governor Greg Abbott and members of the Texas Legislature on the signing of Senate Bill 481, which aims to significantly reduce surprise medical billing in the state. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today urged Texans to take precautions regarding Tropical Storm Bill. More w/Video
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan on Monday announced joint operation against four Houston-area stores for distributing products that contain synthetic marijuana while deceptively claiming the products are safe and legal. More
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday sent a letter to Cable News Network president Jeffrey Zucker, calling for the immediate resignation of host Fredricka Whitfield. More
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center due to an approaching tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. More
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation into law that will provide more than $4 billion in tax relief to businesses and homeowners. More
June 14, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday issued a statement regarding an attack on a police station in Dallas. More
June 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed House Bill 483, which intends to establish a state gold bullion depository administered by the Office of the Comptroller. More
June 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch Health Policy & Legislative Affairs Office invites the public to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19. More
June 12, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement in response to a Texas Supreme Court opinion against the city in a case involving the city's ballot measure that ratified the Rebuild Houston drainage fee. More
June 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office this week issued three legal opinions regarding matters of state law, including an opinion on the authority of investment pools under the Public Funds Investment Act. More
June 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently assisted in conducting a child support round-up in Victoria County, resulting in the arrest of 15 parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu announced that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed House Bill 418, which seeks to protect child victims of human trafficking, into law. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas State Representative Richard Pena Raymond for the signing of House Bill 315, which seeks to instruct the Department of Motor Vehicles to create a specialty license plate with the words "In God We Trust." More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday made appointments to the Texas Women’s University Board of Regents and the Texas Water Development Board. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed into law legislation requiring state agencies to participate in the E-verify program. More
June 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday that new laws establishing definitions and rules for "autocycles" have gone into effect. More
June 11, 2015 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement applauding the signing of the Pastor Protection Act into law. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation protecting religious organizations and individuals from performing marriage ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has extended federal disaster aid to include an additional 51 counties, including Liberty and Wharton counties, to support areas affected by May's severe storms and flooding. More
June 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in May totaled $2.6 billion, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced his certification of the 2016-2017 state budget. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to an appeals court ruling regarding House Bill 2, legislation regulating abortion clinics in the state. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a federal appeals court ruling regarding House Bill 2, which placed regulations on abortion clinics. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal appeals court that the state may require all but one abortion clinic to meet requirements under HB 2, legislation placing regulations on clinics that provide abortions. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a ceremony at the Department of Public Safety's Regional Headquarters in Houston to sign into law legislation implementing his border security initiative. More
June 09, 2015 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas President and CEO H.B. "Trip" Doggett today announced his plans to retire in 2016. More
June 09, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday issued a statement regarding an investigation into a recent attack on a United States Border Patrol helicopter near the border with Mexico. More
June 08, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently amended its disaster declaration in Texas. More
June 08, 2015 -- Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation recently announced that artwork by five students from the Houston area has been selected to appear in the 2016 "Don't Mess with Texas" Calendar. More
June 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday hosted a signing ceremony for legislation implementing his veterans' initiative. More
June 06, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office today reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its notice of a major disaster declaration to place additional counties, including Fort Bend County, in the declaration. More
June 05, 2015 -- Debbie Oge, the principal at Guess Elementary in Beaumont, recently led a contingent of students to help the families of burn victims being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Blocker Burn Unit. More
June 05, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith will be stepping down to accept his new position as deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
June 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has signed legislation implementing reforms to state contracting procedures. More
June 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Chris Traylor as executive commissioner and Charles Smith as deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
June 05, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place at Interstate Highway 45 in Houston during the weekend due to work on the bridge deck replacement project from Memorial Drive to Hogan Street and from Hogan Street to White Oak Bayou. More
June 05, 2015 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's report on hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. More
June 04, 2015 -- The 2015 Texas School-Based Law Enforcement Summit will be held at Westside High School in Houston from June 7 to 9. More
June 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation into law implementing the Governor's University Research Initiative. More
June 04, 2015 -- Congressman Will Hurd will deliver the keynote address during the Texas Wildlife Association's annual convention in San Antonio on July 9-12. More
June 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, bringing the total number of counties under Texas’ state disaster declaration to 94. More
June 03, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is advising residents to be aware of displaced animals when removing debris. More
June 03, 2015 -- The Texas Hospital Association today issued a response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of Senate Bill 359, legislation to allow physicians to initiate a temporary hold of a patient with mental illness. More
June 03, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today questioned Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman regarding FEMA's ability to assist Texans following flooding throughout the state. More w/Video
June 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the state's transportation funding initiative. More w/Video
June 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday hosted a ceremonial bill signing on the heliport at the Dallas Convention Center where he discussed the investments in transportation infrastructure made this legislative session. More
June 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the Texas Transportation Commission on Tuesday approved another round of Proposition 1 projects encompassing more than $203 million worth of roadway construction, rehabilitation and restoration. More
June 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today launched "Roadcheck 2015", a three-day enforcement effort to increase commercial vehicles to verify compliance with state and federal requirements. More
June 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that families, individuals and business owners in Hays, Harris and Van Zandt counties can apply for assistance online, by phone, or by smartphone at its mobile site. More
June 02, 2015 -- Concerned Citizens of Texas Gulf Coast today applauded the Texas Legislature's defeating legislation regarding management of Galveston Bay. More
June 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the recent severe weather and flooding in Texas. More w/Video
June 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation allowing individuals with intractable epilepsy to access cannabidiol oil to reduce seizures. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has made preparations for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Senate concluded the 84th Legislative session today. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment assistance is available for those affected by severe storms in Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to develop their emergency plans as hurricane season begins. More
June 01, 2015 -- Marijuana Policy Project Texas Political Director Heather Fazio today issued a statement on legislation being signed into law today that allows access to low-THC marijuana for medical purposes. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today issued a statement regarding the approval of the state's budget. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a statement on the passage of legislation implementing his higher education research emergency item. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Sunday expressed his disappointment that a provision raising the age at which youth are considered adults in the state's criminal judicial system from 17 to 18 was pulled from a juvenile justice reform bill. More
May 31, 2015 -- UnitedHealth Group has announced that it is offering a free emotional support line for those affected by severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas. More
May 31, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Saturday issued a statement on legislation regarding the state's Public Integrity Unit. More
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday filed briefs supporting a petition with the Texas Supreme Court regarding two cases in which judges conducted same-sex marriages. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has released a video message reminding Texans to never try to cross a road covered with water. More w/Video
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement on the Senate's passage of the state's 2016-2017 budget. More
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Senator Don Huffines on Friday issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation to allow licensed handgun owners to openly carry their weapon. More
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement in response to the Texas Senate's passage of an "open carry" bill that will allow licensed handgun owners to openly carry their firearm. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Friday voted on final approval of the state's $209 billion budget for the next biennium. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Friday announced that a presidential disaster declaration has been issued for the state due to damages from storms that began on May 4. More
May 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas for recovery from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period beginning May 4 and continuing. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as a result of damage sustained from severe weather that began on May 4. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today applauded the signing into law of legislation banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, including Liberty County, for a total of 70 counties impacted by severe weather, including flooding that impacted the Houston area this week. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Senate has approved legislation reorganizing the membership of the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors, but was amended by Texas Senator Larry Taylor to include an additional Galveston County representative on the board. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Military Forces are conducting annual training in various cities across the state through the end of August. More
May 29, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thrusday issued a statement regarding the Department of Transportation's award of $5 million in emergency relief to repair Texas' roadways damaged by flooding. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that sections of Interstate Highway 45 will be closed during the weekend due to work on the bridge deck replacement project from Memorial Drive to Hogan Street and from Hogan Street to White Oak Bayou in Houston. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies regarding the accuracy of consumer credit reports. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation was recently dispatched to Wimberley, Texas to conduct low-altitude done flights to survey flood damage and assist in search and rescue efforts. More
May 28, 2015 -- Bills relating to open carry of handguns and concealed carry on college campuses pending before the Texas Legislature will be negotiated by members of a House and Senate conference committee before a final vote because Senator Brian Birdwell of Granbury on Thursday refused to concur in House amendments to his campus carry legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Senator Larry Taylor and Representative Greg Bonnen report that they have successfully passed Senate Bill 900, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reform legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday provided tips to avoid fraud and scams that take advantage of those recovering from a disaster. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Cruz Alfredo Bazan, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law four bills implementing his emergency early education initiative. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 28 more projects, totaling more than $203 million, under Proposition 1, including the widening of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County. More
May 28, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that a man from Spring, Texas has been arrested on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's passage of legislation that requires all local taxing districts that wish to exceed the effective tax rate over the previous year to have a vote of at least 60 percent of the governing body support the tax increase. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News has issued a news release regarding approval of a border security plan by the Texas Senate. More
May 27, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is releasing $5 million in emergency relief funds for the repair of flood-damaged roads in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recovery from damage caused by recent tornadoes and flooding. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will host an event celebrating "529 College Savings Day" on Friday, encouraging families to start saving for higher education costs. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Tuesday announced that two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts, Dr. Rabi Mohtar and Dr. Vijay Singh, have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress. More
May 27, 2015 -- H-E-B on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and has is launching an in-store tear pad campaign for victims of the recent floods and tornadoes in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Tuesday urged the Texas Senate to pass legislation to allow drunk drivers to go on an ignition interlock for 90 days to one year in lieu of a license suspension. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement on the passage of a border security bill by the Texas Senate. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds released a statement following the passage of Texas Senate Bill 158, which pertains to body cameras. More
May 26, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following recent flooding and other severe weather in Texas. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a federal appeals court decision to uphold a ban against the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding blockage of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal court refusing to lift a ban on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive order regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit Houston today to survey recent storm damage. More
May 26, 2015 -- The National Park Services today announced that trails in the Big Thicket National Preserve have been closed temporarily due to flooding. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday tentatively approved legislation to increase the amount of time a judge may deliberate when considering whether to exempt a minor seeking an abortion from parental notification statutes. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on the passage of legislation by the Senate to move the Public Integrity Unit from the Travis County Attorney's Office to the Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines reports that he has passed an amendment to HB 910 which he says will prevent "undue and unconstitutional harassment of gun owners" who are openly carrying their weapons. More
May 25, 2015 -- The Texas senate today voted 20-11 to give preliminary approval to legislation requiring permission from a parent or court before an abortion may be performed on a minor. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today applauded the Senate's passage to third reading of the Judicial Bypass bill that requires a parent's or court's approval to perform an abortion on an underage child. More
May 25, 2015 -- A five year reunion of the BAMBI (Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative) program was held recently in Houston with former and current participants present along with State Senator John Whitmire and officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the University of Texas Medical Branch. More
May 25, 2015 -- Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock will host its 10th Annual Juneteenth Family Day on June 13. More
May 25, 2015 -- Fifty 2 to 3 year old Kemp's ridley sea turtles are scheduled to be released Wednesday on Stewart Beach in Galveston. More
May 25, 2015 -- As severe weather including tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding continue across areas of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Caldwell, Cass, Collin, Dewitt, Fannin, Grayson, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Houston, Kendall, Jasper, Johnson, Newton, Nueces, Parker, San Jacinto, Walker, Wichita and Wilson counties, authorizing further mobilization of state resources to assist impacted communities. Additional counties may be added to the declaration as the situation develops. More
May 25, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has posted a Memorial Day message. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature commemorating Texas fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day. More
May 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded Friday's passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation by the Senate on Friday. More
May 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick congratulated the Texas Senate for the final passage of the "Open Carry" bill. More
May 23, 2015 -- The Texas Senate is off today but ill convene at 6 p.m. on Sunday as the legislative session winds to a close. More
May 22, 2015 -- A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday reported that state franchise tax revenue collections as of the annual May 15 deadline totaled $4.12 billion. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will deliver remarks at a joint legislative session on Saturday in commemoration of Memorial Day. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a legislative accord between the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives concerning tax relief, tax reform, border security, Second Amendment issues and other legislative matters. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law Senate Bill 344, which makes online solicitation of a minor a punishable offense. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday urged drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic laws while traveling during the holidays, as flooding continues to be a concern in the state with more storms forecast for the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas State University System Board of Regents on Thursday approved the purchase of O. Henry Hall in Austin from the University of Texas System. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Sixth Annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony took place Thursday at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state has added an estimated 287,000 jobs during the past year. More
May 21, 2015 -- Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that he tried and failed to include in House Bill 1 a ban on the use of state taxpayer dollars to support the construction of a high-speed railway in Texas. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement following the Texas Senate's passage of Senate Bill 531 to third reading. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 2065, which intends to protect religious liberty. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Leadership Conference issued a statement in response to a resolution seeking to fight foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico which passed unanimously in the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 21, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association has recognized Galveston's Dellanera Park-End of Seawall beach nourishment project on a list of five Best Restored Beaches for 2015 More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Al Cantu has issued a message in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 925, legislation establishing literacy achievement academies, into law. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday called for increased oversight of the Obama Administration concerning President Barack Obama's executive actions regarding immigration, which are being heard before a federal district court. More
May 20, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited Van, the East Texas town that suffered extensive damage as a result of a May 10, 2015 tornado. More
May 20, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced a settlement regarding RadioShack’s proposed sale of its customers’ personally identifiable information in connection with the sale of RadioShack’s trademark and intellectual property. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed House Bill 32, which intends to cut more than two-and-a-half billion dollars in franchise taxes over the next two years. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today is urging Texans to continue to monitor dangerous weather conditions as severe storms are expected to continue impacting the state this week and through the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Information Resources on Tuesday announced the launch of a new, one-page site for the state's official website, Texas.gov. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Star of the Republic Museum, which is on the Washington on the Brazos Historic Site, will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and family from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
May 20, 2015 -- The National Park Service on Tuesday announced that Wayne Prokopetz has been named superintendent of the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
May 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday appointed Iris Moore of Fort Worth to the State Preservation Board. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation which seeks to give 64 public universities the authority to issue more than $3 billion in bonding authority to fund capital construction projects. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that legislation he introduced to expand and clarify the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act has been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Monday issued a statement in support of repealing mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for meat. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a multi-state settlement has been reached against two cancer charities and their operators concerning claims of deceptive practices in their solicitations for donations. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy on Monday issued a statement regarding legislation recently passed by the Texas Legislature allowing patients with seizure conditions to access a marijuana extract. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation today issued a statement regarding the signing of House Bill 40, which clarifies regulation of oil and gas operations as being under the jurisdiction of the state, not local municipal governments. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed House Bill 40, which seeks to preempt regulation of oil and gas activity at the city level and resides that duty with the state More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a gang-related incident involving shootings that occurred in Waco, Texas on Sunday. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday delivered the commencement address at a ceremony at the University of North Texas. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed four members and reappointed a fifth to the Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors. More
May 18, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve will host an exploration of the Kirby Nature Trail and Sandhill Loop Trail on Memorial Day. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Friday announced that the Texas House of Representatives has passed legislation she introduced to reform the grand jury system in the state. More
May 15, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has offered an additional contract incentive to Balfour Beatty Construction to accelerate roadwork impacting the downtown Houston area. More
May 15, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the waters off South Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law Senate Bill 788, "Kari's Law", which requires direct dialing of 9-1-1 from multi-line telephone systems across the state. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that Kubota Tractor and Credit Corporations will relocate their corporate headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he has extended deadlines for the filing and payment of state taxes for businesses in counties affected by the recent severe weather. More
May 15, 2015 -- The League of Independent Voters of Texas today called on members of the Texas Senate to reject House Bill 3298, which calls for the development of a market and conveyance network for water in Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday hosted a dinner with Nobel Laureates from Texas universities. More
May 14, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that tax cut negotiations continue between members of the Texas House of Representatives and the Senate. More
May 14, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that two bills to create municipal management districts in Missouri City have been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 14, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texas families of the upcoming Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, which will be held May 23-25. More
May 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, together with television network HISTORY, on Wednesday announced the launch of a partnership to raise awareness and funding to restore and preserve the Alamo. More
May 13, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation on Tuesday released a paper on the unconstitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. More
May 13, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Tuesday announced that the Texas Senate has approved legislation charging the Texas Education Agency with conducting a study on implementing an education savings account program. More
May 13, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that his office's Child Exploitation Unit arrested Ronald Eugene Lowrey of Corpus Christi on charges of possession of child pornography. More
May 12, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that seeks to close a loophole that allows some teachers accused of sexual misconduct to avoid background checks. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued an opinion regarding the right of university regents to access records in the possession of the university that a regent believes are necessary to review in order to fulfill his/her duties as a regent. More
May 12, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin applauded passage by the House of Representatives of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from issuing its “Waters of the United States” rule that gives the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate virtually all water flows in America, including ditches and farmland ponds. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division — along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, and the federal government — reached settlements with Sprint Corporation and Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, that resolve charges of “mobile cramming” against the companies. More
May 12, 2015 -- A bill intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from over-regulating water rights passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that the Texas House of Representatives has approved a Senate companion bill to her own legislation that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation that increases the penalty for the offense of presenting a fraudulent or fictitious military record. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today received a briefing regarding a state of disaster in several counties in Texas due to recent storms. More
May 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued several opinions regarding requests for interpretation of state law, including a request by Waller County concerning the payment of attorney's fees for members of a county commissioners court under criminal investigation for potential violations of the Open Meetings Act. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief signed by several states, defending a preliminary injunction against President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
May 12, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill that would exempt entities that supply drug compounds used in executions from Texas Public Information Act requests. More
May 12, 2015 -- Best Buddies Texas on Monday announced that its 2015 Friendship Walk raised more than $120,000 in support of establishing Best Buddies programs. More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday made appointments to the Commission on State Emergency Communication, the Texas Historical Commission, the State Cemetery Committee, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday declared a state of disaster in seven counties recently affected by severe weather. More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on Senate Bill 2065, authored by Senator Craig Estes of Wichita Falls, which intends to protect "religious freedom". More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that nine suspects have been arrested following a joint sting operation between his office's Child Exploitation Unit and the Copperas Cove Police Department. More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law a bill revising the state's Education Code concerning student graduation requirements. More
May 11, 2015 -- Miniature residences destined to house the chronically homeless, designed and built by Texas A&M University students, will be publicly displayed from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 14 and 15 at Rudder Plaza on the Texas A&M campus. More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that legislation he introduced to modernize the search warrant process and filing of Texas Child Protective Services documents have been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 11, 2015 -- Concerned Citizens of Texas Gulf Coast has posted an open letter to Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia. More
May 11, 2015 -- Texas for Marriage today issued a statement regarding an upcoming vote on legislation that would prohibit local and state officials from granting or enforcing marriage licenses for same-sex couples. More
May 09, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on the Arts has announced the Texas State Legislature's 2015 and 2016 appointments to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist. More
May 08, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved another round of roadwork worth $168 million in various areas of the state including a $14.2 million contract awarded to Angel Brothers Enterprises to repair and overlay the IH 45 Gulf Freeway northbound and southbound main lanes in Galveston County between Texas City Wye and FM 1764 and the southbound mainlanes between FM 518 and FM. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday issued a statement after the United States Department of Justice admitted to violating a federal court order by granting approximately 2,000 extended work permits to undocumented immigrants under President Barack Obama’s expanded executive amnesty. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday released a statement regarding the United States Department of Justice's admission that more than 100,000 illegal immigrants were already issued expanded work permits under President Barack Obama's amnesty plan. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today activated the Texas State Operations Center in anticipation of severe storms forecast to impact parts of the state. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Florida's lawsuit against the Obama administration's "unlawful attempt to coerce" the state into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. More
May 08, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News today provided a summary of the actions taken during the week at the Texas Senate. More
May 08, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $75,000 grant in a partnership with the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation to provide workforce training for Team Fabrictors, Inc. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that legislation allowing a County Assistance District to build or improve county and state roads within city limits using local sales tax revenues. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that legislation requiring that cities perform a cost-benefit analysis and hold two public hearings prior to amending local building codes has been approved by the Texas Senate. More
May 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding Texas being ranked the best state to do business in by Chief Executive's 2015 Best & Worst States to Do Business survey of CEOs. More w/Video
May 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate’s passage of House Bill 4, an initiative declared an emergency item by the governor that he said will implement high-quality education standards for Texas Pre-K students. More
May 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez reported that the Texas House of Representatives this week passed House Bill 973, which intends to provide greater local control over the operation of Harris County emergency service districts. More
May 07, 2015 -- The Senate State Affairs Committee considered a bill Thursday that would outlaw texting while driving. More
May 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas Senate Criminal Justice Chair John Whitmire today announced that the first class of Darrington Prison Seminary students has graduated from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary program. More
May 07, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who is chair of the Texas Veterans Land Board, today issued a news release encouraging active duty military, veterans their family and all Texans to participate in the "What Does Freedom Mean to You?" video compilation by submitting a video. More w/Video
May 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed attendees at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. More
May 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with United States Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed "Clean Power Plan". More
May 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman today announced that he has laid out legislation in the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence to "end discrimination against LGBT Texans". More
May 07, 2015 -- The Marijuana Policy Project today issued a statement regarding approval of legislation by the Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee that would end marijuana prohibition in the state. More
May 06, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday spoke to students at Leadership Prep School in Frisco about safe online practices, including creating secure passwords and avoiding scams. More
May 06, 2015 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region this morning hosted a breakfast meeting to introduce new Texas Department of Transportation Houston District Engineer Quincy Allen. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host informational meetings on May 14 and May 21 regarding the proposed high speed passenger rail line between Houston and Dallas. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close on May 15. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised residents to begin preparations for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. More
May 06, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in April totaled $2.3 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to April 2014. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved legislation that would add limits to certain veteran tuition benefits. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that Texas intends to challenge the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan Rule being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency and set to be finalized this summer. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds reported that the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday passed House Bill 2597, which seeks to divert persons that suffer from mental illness from the Fort Bend County Jail and provide much needed assistance to the mentally ill. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Local Governance Senior Policy Analyst Jess Fields and Armstrong Center for Energy & Environment Leigh Thompson issued statements on House Bill 40, which clarifies that the regulation of oil and gas operations is under the jurisdiction of the state. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he intends to challenge the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan Rule being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief defending an injunction issued by a federal district court halting the Obama Administration's executive action regarding immigration. More
May 05, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a news release in support of House Bill 2440, proposed statewide policies regarding the operation of ridesharing companies, under consideration by the Texas Legislature. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield as judge of the 165th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Kyle Kacal on Monday announced that the Texas House of Representatives approved legislation he authored to place regulations on ammonium nitrate. More
May 05, 2015 -- Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy on Monday issued a news release regarding the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence's approval of legislation that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill which intends to prevent local fracking bans. More
May 04, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado reported that the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1155, a bill which seeks to bring high skilled jobs to the state. More
May 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Galveston has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Texas Preservation Trust Fund. More
May 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and received a briefing from Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw concerning an investigation into a shooting in Garland on Sunday. More
May 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott today addressed attendees at the Texas National Prayer Breakfast in Austin. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released seasonal and long-term reports that forecast sufficient electricity generation capacity to serve the region. More
May 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to Sunday's shooting in Garland, Texas. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is launching its 14th annual statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign to encourage Texans to wear their seat belt when driving. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists to consider taking alternate routes ahead of a total closure of all westbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway at Waco Street from May 2 at 4 a.m. to May 3 at 9 p.m. More
May 01, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement regarding a federal district court's order to produce documents related to statements made during a hearing earlier this year More
May 01, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday hosted a luncheon for women members of the Texas 84th Legislature. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News today published a review of the week's activities in the Texas Senate. More
May 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator Paul Bettencourt today held a news conference regarding property tax reform accomplishments by the Texas Senate. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to renew their drivers license or identification card early or online due to anticipated large volumes at DPS offices during the summer. More
May 01, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas has elected Frank Stevenson of Dallas as the next president-elect of the bar. More
May 01, 2015 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region on Wednesday hosted a panel discussion titled Rails to Riches – Investing in Rail to Enrich our Region. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Thursday passed legislation which seeks to limit tuition growth at the state's public universities. More
April 30, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, along with a small delegation from his office, concluded a multi-day official visit to the United Mexican States on behalf of the State of Texas. More
April 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's passage of Senate Bill 1760, which intends to provide tax relief for homeowners in the state. More
April 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought against the County of San Diego, California concerning gun rights. More
April 30, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that it has identified more than 400 campuses across the state as high-performing or high-progress Title I schools. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday examined Senate Bill 332, authored by Senator Kevin Eltife of Tyler, which would permit the use of a specific preparation of marijuana to treat a certain seizure disorder. More
April 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday made appointments to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, the Private Security Board, and the Texas State University Board of Regents. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether a school board trustee in Beaumont whose powers were suspended by the Texas Education Commission may run for and serve as a city council member for a city located within the school district's boundaries. More
April 29, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today posted a message in defense of statements against Senate Bill 1628, legislation he introduced to prevent catastrophic weather lawsuit abuse. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Traffic Safety Coalition on Tuesday issued statements from officials throughout the state, including Sugar Land Police Chief Douglas Brinkley, urging the Texas State Legislature to continue the use of red light camera programs in the state. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee on Tuesday heard three bills aimed at regulating payday lenders. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement after passage by the Texas Senate of Senate Bill 19, an omnibus bill that includes multiple initiatives from Governor Abbott’s emergency item on ethics reform. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement on the passage of Senate Bill 19, which intends to expand ethics requirements for public officers. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth has posted a message in opposition to House Bill 4168 by Representative Dennis Bonnen to expand the board of the Gulf Coast Water Authority to include greater representation in Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday made appointments to the Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Optometry Board. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has directed Major General Gerald "Jake" Betty, commander of the Texas State Guard, to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15, a joint military exercise to take place in Texas and neighboring states. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today presented arguments in defense of the state's Voter ID law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding oral arguments heard by the United States Supreme Court concerning same-sex marriage. More
April 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding oral arguments in a series of cases concerning same-sex marriage being heard before the United States Supreme Court. More
April 28, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is awarding a $517,652 Skills Development Fund grant to Houston Community College to provide job training for Schlumberger. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Jefferey Phillip Paige has been added to the state's most wanted sex offenders list, and that a $5,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. More
April 27, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos is traveling to Mexico this week to deliver a message of bilateral collaboration on behalf of the state. More
April 26, 2015 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement on Friday was presented to Colonel Robert D. Cabana, a former astronaut who now is director of the Kennedy Space Center. More
April 24, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Texas Armed Forces Scholarship Program. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News today published a review of the week's activities by the Texas Senate. More
April 24, 2015 -- The United States Naval Ship Mendonca, the Navy's largest roll-on/roll-off ship, was unloaded this week at the Port of Beaumont by Beaumont-based Soldiers from the 842nd Transportation Battalion. More
April 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statement on the passage of bills by the Texas Senate that establish early education programs. More
April 23, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday was appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to represent the Senate on the conference committee for House Bill 1, the state budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. More
April 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday welcomed President Juan Orlando Hernandez of the Republic of Honduras to Texas for a meeting and discussion on the Texas-Honduras economic relationship. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Texas Senate today approved legislation to create a framework for the use of body cameras by police officers. More
April 23, 2015 -- The Texas Tribune will host a symposium with policymakers on health care in Texas on May 4 at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. More
April 22, 2015 -- The Texas Senate tentatively approved a bill on Wednesday that seeks to strengthen the Texas coastal insurance pool that covers more than a quarter of a million Texas homeowners. More
April 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed two new members and reappointed one member to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. More
April 22, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that the Texas House of Representatives has approved a bill she introduced to create a grant program to develop a domestic violence high risk team. More
April 22, 2015 -- Luminant Generation Company, LLC today filed comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regional haze regulations for Texas and Oklahoma. More
April 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the agency's proposed "regional haze" rule. More
April 22, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that Frederick Ramon Robinson, a Houston resident and convicted felon has been arrested on charges of unlawfully possessing a firearm, after an investigation in to social media posts advocating violence. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 207, authored by Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa of McAllen, which would require the Office of Inspector General to establish priorities and guidelines for investigations into allegations of fraud and abuse. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Office of the Texas Attorney General is observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which runs from April 19 to 25. More
April 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Colonel Lionel F. "Fred" Solis of San Antonio to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
April 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Energy's release of its first Quadrennial Energy Review, a report examining vulnerabilities in the country's energy infrastructure. More
April 21, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will provide a live online broadcast on Wednesday of his address regarding his first 100 days in office. More
April 21, 2015 -- Texas State Board of Education Member Ruben Cortez on Monday issued a statement regarding the indefinite postponement of an "anti school voucher" resolution he introduced to the board. More
April 21, 2015 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in observance of San Jacinto Day in Texas. More
April 21, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would create a tax-credit program for businesses that donate to scholarship programs for low-income or disadvantaged students. More
April 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on the passage of Senate Bill 3, which addresses border security. More
April 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's progress in passing Senate Bill 4, known as the tax credit scholarship bill. More
April 20, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park as part of the National Park Service's Find Your Park campaign. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Monday filed a lawsuit against a Houston-based learning center for unlawfully marketing and selling fraudulent high school diplomas and transcripts. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is currently seeking public comment on proposed changes in commercial shrimp and oyster regulations. More
April 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement supporting Florida Governor Rick Scott's decision to take legal action against the Obama Administration for withholding federal Medicaid funding for state's that do not agree to expand the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. More
April 19, 2015 -- Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office participated in Saturday's Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
April 18, 2015 -- Chris O’Shea Roper, Jeremy Caton and Russell Grandbois have published the second of two articles on water issues being deliberated by the Texas Legislature. More
April 17, 2015 -- The administration of Texas State Technical College on Thursday announced the proposed new campus location in Fort Bend County. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Friday announced the appointment of Anne Idsal to serve as the first female Chief Clerk of the Texas General Land Office. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday released his tax return for 2014, in keeping with his pledge to release tax returns each year he serves as governor. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today published a review of actions taken by the Texas Senate during the week. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today defended an injunction preventing President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's employment figures for March. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission recently presented a Purple Heart and five Life Saving Awards to employees of the Texas Department of Public Safety. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening on Thursday issued a statement regarding the United States House of Representatives' vote to repeal the death tax. More
April 17, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today reminded the public that housing discrimination is not tolerated in Texas. More
April 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in March. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday. More
April 16, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement applauding the passage of legislation by the Texas Senate that he said would "decriminalize" truancy. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would reorganize the state's health care agencies. More
April 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement on Tuesday's passage of the Senate budget. More
April 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement on the passage of Senate Education Chair Larry Taylor's Senate Bill 14, which seeks to allow parents to intervene in their child's under-performing school. More
April 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a news conference to discuss his plan to reduce the business franchise tax. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Board on Tuesday announced that it has adopted rules to expand opportunities for telemedicine. More
April 15, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a supplemental brief defending an injunction against the Obama Administration's executive action on immigration. More
April 14, 2015 -- The Texas Senate passed its version of the state budget on Tuesday, approving $211 billion in state and federal funds to pay for state services over the next two years. More
April 14, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that two bills he introduced to protect public safety have been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
April 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the passage of a budget by the Texas Senate. More
April 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will host a news conference on Wednesday, which is the deadline to file taxes for 2015, to discuss his plan to reduce the business franchise tax. More
April 13, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday passed a bill which intends to ban the use of traffic cameras to issue citations statewide. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Operation Drawbridge, an initiative using motion-detection camera systems along the Texas-Mexico border, resulted in more than 29,300 apprehensions and 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014. More
April 13, 2015 -- The Texas Veterans Commission will host a hiring event for Veterans on April 23 in Austin. More
April 13, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today published the agency's "Taxpayer Bill of Rights". More
April 13, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Friday addressed attendants of the Texas Ending Modern Slavery Day #Stand4Freedom Rally at the Texas Capitol. More
April 13, 2015 -- Ducks Unlimited recently recognized the President's Elite and Top 100 chapters, with 41 of the organization's Texas chapters being honored. More
April 10, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement in response to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas's rejection of the United States Department of Labor's request to dissolve a preliminary injunction preventing revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act from taking effect. More
April 10, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement in regards to a federal court rejecting significant portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas rules. More
April 10, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that legislation to authorize tuition revenue bonds for several universities, including Texas A&M-Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
April 10, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today published a review of this week's activities at the Texas State Senate. More
April 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a ceremony at Fort Hood honoring the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood attack. More
April 10, 2015 -- Fort Hood in Texas today awarded Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom medals to victims and families of the November 5, 2009 shooting that occurred at the base. More w/Video
April 10, 2015 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Texas A&M-Galveston graduate students Jeremy Caton and Russell Grandbois discuss current legislative action in the Texas Senate concerning water management issues. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that Senate Bill 694, which seeks to give terminal patients quicker access to experimental treatments, on Thursday passed the Senate. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell reports that the Senate on Thursday unanimously passed Senate Bill 523, which requires the Sunset Advisory Commission to analyze each Texas river authority’s governance, management, operating structure, and compliance with legislative requirements. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement on the Senate's passage of Senate Bill 9, which aims to limit government spending. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners will host an open house meeting tonight in Lancaster regarding the proposed high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Association of School Boards President Andra Self today published an editorial in response to comments made by elected officials concerning the state's public schools. More
April 09, 2015 -- In observance of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and April being Confederate History month, Collins is hosting a two-part series this month featuring the story of Henry Martyn Stringfellow: A Soldier’s Story. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered a special runoff election for April 21 for House District 124. More
April 09, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax on Wednesday announced the appointment of three members to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office Board of Directors. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate on Wednesday tentatively passed legislation that would overhaul the Public Integrity Unit. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement on the Texas House of Representatives' and Texas Senate's tax relief plans. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement on the advancement of Senate Bill 10, authored by Senator Joan Huffman of Houston, which intends to move the Public Integrity Unit into the Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement following the passage of House Bill 4 to third reading by the Texas House of Representatives. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.12 billion in March, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to March 2014. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a court ruling regarding President Barack Obama's executive action concerning immigration. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a judicial ruling concerning President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a federal court ruling that leaves in place a ban on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 08, 2015 -- The National Park Service on Tuesday issued an invitation to the public to visit their national parks across the country and in southeast Texas as part of National Park Week, which is observed April 18-26. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site will host a celebration in honor of San Jacinto Day on April 18 at the Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia, Texas. More
April 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday applauded the Texas Senate's advancement of three education reform bills. More
April 07, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate on Tuesday approved changes to teacher training and evaluation. More
April 07, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that he has resolved an enforcement action against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical product manufacturer Glenmark Generics Inc. USA. More
April 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today encouraged graduating high school students to submit poster designs to the Texas Hospitality Association's scholarship contest in the organization's campaign against underage drinking. More
April 06, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that a Senate subcommittee considered Senate Bill 1819, authored by Senator Donna Campbell of New Braunfels, which intends to end in-state tuition for undocumented students. More
April 06, 2015 -- Brenham police on Monday arrested two men in conjunction with a “bank jugging”. More
April 06, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that he has filed legislation to "reduce government and provide economic freedom to Texans". More
April 03, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that 24 individuals have been indicted on drug charges related to the operation of a drug trafficking ring. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will host a webinar series and other events in April in honor of National Fair Housing Month. More
April 03, 2015 -- Texas Central Partners, the company that plans to build and operate the high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston, has scheduled open house meetings at locations along the Dallas-to-Houston corridor during the month. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service is hosting an exhibit of the past 100 years of the agency at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through November 8. More
April 03, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday unveiled the redesigned Texas General Land Office education website. More
April 03, 2015 -- The Texas Municipal League today announced that it has created a tracking list of more than 70 bills proposed to the Texas State Legislature that "would overrule decisions made at the local level by communities throughout the state". More
April 03, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in observance of Good Friday and Passover. More
April 02, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau announced that the 13th Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi on Thursday ruled to uphold the state's private property rights. More
April 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Thursday joined with the Attorneys General of fourteen other states to file an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal appeals court’s ruling that affirmed the states’ constitutional authority to refuse to allow same-sex marriages or recognize existing same-sex marriages performed in other states. More
April 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the winners of the 2015 Governor's Science and Technology Champions Academy Scholarships from the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
April 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of its annual "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign to urge drivers to pay attention to the road. More
April 02, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday announced that legislation he authored to reform the state's child protective services and state foster care system was approved by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. More
April 01, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senate passing legislation focusing on contract reform, school rating system and disease response. More
April 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the Texas House of Representatives passing House Bill 1. More
April 01, 2015 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush today announced an agency-wide ban on the use of the font Comic Sans in all agency documents and correspondence. More
April 01, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued a reminder that the deadline to file property tax renditions is April 15. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions in response to three requests regarding matters of state law. More
April 01, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Tuesday delivered the keynote speech at the McMurry University Women's Leadership Luncheon. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a news release in support of legislation being considered by the Texas House Committee on Investments and Financial Services that would create local stock exchanges in Texas. More
April 01, 2015 -- The State Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Heroes for Children Award. More
April 01, 2015 -- The Texas Crab Festival will host the 30th Annual Crab Fest May 8-10 in Crystal Beach, Texas. More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate approved Senate Bill 20, authored by Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, which aims to reform the state's contracting procedure. More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that Senate Bill 538, which he authored, has passed the state Senate. More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement following the conclusion of the four-day bankruptcy hearing regarding RadioShack. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Texas House of Representatives Land and Resource Management Committee, chaired by Representative Joe Deshotel, on Monday voted unanimously to move legislation continuing the Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems to the full House. More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an enforcement action against three publication renewal companies in Oregon on claims the companies violated the state's consumer protection law. More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that he has filed legislation that would audit the state's nine regional mobility authorities. More
March 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke at the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Annual Conference in Galveston. More
March 31, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the commission assisted Texas workers in collecting more than $5 million in unpaid wages in 2014. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate on Monday gave tentative approval to a measure, filed by Senator Larry Taylor of Friendswood, intent on grading school campuses in a way that he believes will be more clear to parents. More
March 30, 2015 -- Keep Texas Beautiful is inviting the public to register for the 2015 Great American Cleanup and Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Economic Freedom on Monday released a paper by Vice President of Research and Center for Economic Freedom Director Bill Peacock on reforming Texas’ state-run windstorm insurance program. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on the passage of two pieces of school reform legislation. More
March 30, 2015 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities today issued a statement supporting the Texas Health and Human Services Strike Force's recommendation against consolidating the state's health and human services agencies. More
March 30, 2015 -- Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle today issued a statement regarding the strike force appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to review the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the release of a report by the strike force he deployed to conduct a review of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo drew more than 2,600 guests from 88 different countries during its International Day. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Friday hosted a meeting with a delegation representing 11 Mexican consulate offices that operate in Texas. More
March 30, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday addressed the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday launched a bilingual Driving Under the Influence awareness campaign called "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail. De Veras." More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Highway Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to designate the section of US 59 within Loop 610 in Houston as I-69, the new interstate highway that will extend from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. More w/Video
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today provided an update on the week's activities by the Texas Senate, including the passage of a tax reduction package, legislation on body cameras and bills on school choice programs. More
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a federal district court granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration's attempt to revise the definition of "spouse" in the Family and Medical Leave Act. More
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding February's employment numbers for the state. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in February, according to the latest employment numbers. More
March 26, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate Education Committee at a hearing on Thursday explored two approaches to using government revenue to pay for private schools. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently led Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos and members of his staff on a tour of the Bayport Container Terminal, which kicked off Cascos's statewide "Down to Business" Tour. More
March 26, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Wednesday announced that he has filed an amendment to Senate Bill 7 to begin to phase out the state's margins tax. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 2015 Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 18, with cleanup locations in Galveston, Surfside, and Quintana. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senate on Wednesday approving a $4.6 billion tax cut package. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that the Small Business Tax Relief Act, which he authored, on Wednesday passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 24-7. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick lauded the Texas Senate for passing a tax relief package for homeowners and businesses. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an objection to the sale of the personally identifiable information of 117 million RadioShack customers. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to implement reforms to the state's foster care and child protective services. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Tuesday sent a letter to organizations opposed to the proposed Small Business Tax Relief Act asking they re-evaluate their position on the bill. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Tuesday began his statewide introductory tour by visiting the Port of Houston. More
March 24, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday looking at legislation that intends to create a set of uniform rules for police departments using body cameras. More
March 24, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that he has filed legislation to create an Education Savings Account program to "empower parents with school choice options and educational opportunities". More
March 24, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that several Texas trade associations, chambers of commerce, local governments and business leaders have voiced their support of legislation to dedicate revenue to fund Texas highways and bridges. More
March 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in opposition to a motion filed by the Obama administration for a stay pending appeal in a case to halt President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists to slow down, pay attention and be extra cautious when driving through work zones and construction areas. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee is looking at legislation that intends to merge all of the state's five healthcare agencies into one. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today addressed a crowd outside of the Texas State Capitol regarding the state's laws on marriage. More
March 23, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced his candidacy for President of the United States in a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. More w/Video
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Charles M. Barnard of Wichita Falls as Judge of the 89th District Court of Wichita County. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos will launch his statewide introductory tour at the Port of Houston on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Pearland on Wednesday. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that it recovered more than $10.5 million in fraudulent Unemployment Insurance benefit claims during 2014. More
March 20, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has provided a review of the week's actions at the Texas Senate, which included the passage of bills to relax restrictions on handguns and a bill that would prevent the sale or possession of e-cigarettes to people under 18. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced it will serve as a sponsor of the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Insurance today urged customers to prepare for severe spring weather. More
March 20, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it is awarding more than $2.1 million for clean diesel projects in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that the 2013 high school graduation rate for Texas African-American and Hispanic students was above that of similar student groups across the country. More
March 19, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that he has filed legislation that would allow a court to award court costs to the challenger if a political subdivision's ordinance is ruled to contradict or undermine state law. More
March 19, 2015 -- Preservation Texas today announced its 12th annual List of Texas' Most Endangered Places, which included historic structures in municipal parks statewide. More
March 18, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday introduced the American Energy Renaissance Act which they say will empower the private sector to create good-paying American jobs, spur economic growth and expand opportunity. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the newly revised definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act, which includes a same-sex spouse if the marriage occurred in a state that recognizes such marriage. More
March 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick applauded Senator Brian Birdwell's leadership to advance "campus carry" Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) with a vote of 20 -11. More
March 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Arthur Roger Matson of Georgetown to the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners Board. More
March 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that she has filed legislation to change the City of Houston's term limit structure for mayor, city controller and council members. More
March 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Tryon Lewis as chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. More
March 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement following reports the Obama Administration will exempt the White House’s Office of Administration from Freedom of Information Act regulations. More
March 17, 2015 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton and 22 other state attorneys general have joined to ask the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to permanently discard a proposed ban on M855 ammunition. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Texas Senate passed ten bills on Tuesday, including legislation to permit the open carrying of weapons. More
March 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Andrew Cobos of Houston to the Veterans Land Board. More
March 17, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his support of providing a sales tax holiday for consumers who shop at small businesses the Saturday following the Thanksgiving holiday. More
March 17, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the passage of legislation to allow those with a concealed handgun license to carry their handguns openly. More
March 17, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Monday spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Bill 17, which would allow open carry of handguns by those with concealed handgun licenses. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Texas Senate has approved legislation which would create a single license to cover both concealed and open carry of a handgun. More
March 16, 2015 -- United States Representatives John Culberson and Bill Foster have announced that they will serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, which is intended to help educate Members of Congress and their staff on essential R&D projects and the importance of maintaining America’s role as a world leader in research and development More
March 16, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today asked Senate Democrats to reconsider their threatened filibuster of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. More w/Video
March 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting that the agency void its proposed changes to air quality standards for ozone. More
March 16, 2015 -- AARP Texas today announced that a recent survey shows Texans support CARE Act legislation, which would provide family caregivers with information and training. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety's Texas Joint Crime Information Center was recently recognized by the Texas Legislature as the 2014 "Fusion center of the Year". More
March 16, 2015 -- MALDEF, a Latino legal civil rights organization, today announced its support of a comprehensive school finance bill filed last week by Texas State Representatives Armando Walle and Mary Gonzalez. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Texas Retailers Association today called on the Texas Legislature to include inventory tax relief as part of tax relief efforts. More
March 16, 2015 -- The BP Press Office today released the Gulf of Mexico Environmental Recovery and Restoration Report, which shows that the Gulf environment is returning to baseline conditions following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
March 13, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today provided a summary of the week's activities at the Texas State Senate. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region has filed a report from Austin on the final day for filing bills in the 2015 session. More
March 13, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that he has joined in filing legislation to ban red light cameras in the state. More
March 13, 2015 -- Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy today issued a news release regarding state legislation introduced to allow those with debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana. More
March 13, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Sreenivas Phani Veeranki of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is lead author of a new study conducted in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, the Indian Institute of Technology and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa regarding secondhand smoke. More
March 13, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor options for entertainment this next week, from classic movies and film festivals to flowers and French. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the president of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas have announced a transition to new management of the Alamo. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday filed Senate Bill 1406 and Senate Bill 1407, a package of legislation aimed at improving the lives of children in foster care and providing new resources to ensure child safety. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday released a statement in response to the Obama Administration's motion in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to stay the district court's February 16 preliminary injunction More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Thursday filed House Bill 3499, which would require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Texas that contain genetically modified organisms. More
March 12, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that it has approved resolutions in support of Senate Bill 513 and Senate Bill 900, both filed by Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that State Senator Kevin Eltife of Tyler was appointed to oversee the Senate Select Committee on Government Facilities and tasked with generating an accurate picture of how much the Legislature needs to pay to keep all state facilities in good repair. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to repeal the state's photo voter identification law. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday unveiled the newly redesigned Texas Veterans Land Board website. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas Senate News on Wednesday reported that the Texas Senate Finance Committee considered a bill aimed at increasing contract oversight. More
March 11, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in February totaled $2.46 billion, an increase of 11.7 percent compared to February 2014. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News reports that Senator Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills on Tuesday unveiled a plan he says "will tighten further state spending". More
March 10, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas with approximately 475 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Association today issued a news release regarding human papillomavirus vaccine and its impact in fighting common cancers. More
March 10, 2015 -- AARP Texas today issued a news release regarding state legislation filed by Texas State Representative James White to place limits on payday loans. More
March 10, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced his support of legislation filed by State Senator Kelly Hancock that would change the way the Legislative Budget Board calculates the state's spending limit. More
March 10, 2015 -- The United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Transportation Roundtable meeting in Houston this morning at Rice University. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Texas Public Employees Association today announced its support of a plan by the Texas House of Representatives to "shore up" the Employees Retirement System pension fund through increased state and employee contribution rates. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet March 30 through April 2 in Biloxi, Mississippi. More
March 10, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions in response to four requests, including an opinion concerning whether a county commissioners court must compensate a justice of the peace who retires prior to the end of his term. More
March 09, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about Senate Bill 474, filed by State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, which would punish bad faith eminent domain offers. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Monday confirmed four key appointments: Michael K. Young as President of Texas A&M University; Dr. Joyce M. Alexander as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development; Dr. Eli Jones as Dean of the Mays Business School; and Dr. Bruce Akey as Director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. More
March 09, 2015 -- Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced the 10 winning communities of the 2015 Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which included Dickinson, Friendswood and Houston. More
March 07, 2015 -- Former Republican Party of Texas Treasurer Tom Mechler on Saturday was elected to serve as GOP Chairman following the resignation of former Chairman Steve Munisteri. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has authorized the execution of an amended and restated Founders' Agreement and Commitment Agreement with the GMTO Corporation, reaffirming Texas A&M University's support to assist in building the Giant Magellan Telescope and helping to pave the way for construction to begin in Chile later this spring. More
March 06, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the appointment of seven members to the Choose Life Advisory Committee, which helps the Office of the Attorney General administer funds raised by the sale of Choose Life specialty license plates. More
March 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will join members of Missouri City City Council and the Missouri City NAACP on Sunday for a symbolic march at the Freedom Tree to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. More
March 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a video highlighting his State of the State tour across Texas. More
March 06, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today provided a review of the week's activities at the Texas Senate. More
March 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Texas Workforce Commission's jobs report for January. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 20,100 jobs in January, resulting in the states unemployment rate falling to 4.4 percent. More
March 06, 2015 -- NextDecade, LLC on Thursday announced that it has signed an option-to-lease agreement with the Port of Brownsville to expand the company's site for its proposed Rio Grande Liquefied Natural Gas export terminal. More
March 06, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and AARP representatives on Tuesday officially announced that Houston is being recognized as an “Age-Friendly Communities” More
March 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth and a bipartisan group of Texas House members on Monday called for the passage of House Bill 11, the Stronger Border, Safer Texas Act. More
March 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement in regards to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking a federal judge to grant discovery to investigate the Obama Administration's actions on immigration. More
March 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement in regards to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking a federal judge to grant discovery to investigate the Obama Administration's actions on immigration. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed a motion for discovery following the Obama Administration stating that expanded work permits had already been issued to illegal immigrants, in contradiction to facts presented by the administration in federal court. More
March 05, 2015 -- Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds today issued a statement on the passage of House Resolution 647, which commemorates the 1965 Selma, Alabama civil rights march. More
March 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday set an emergency special election for March 31 to fill the House District 124 seat, which was recently vacated by Texas State Senator Jose Menendez. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved the appointment of William “Bill” Mahomes, Jr. of Dallas and Robert L. “Bob” Albritton of Fort Worth to the Board of Regents of Texas A&M Univesity and reappointed Phil Adams to the board. More
March 04, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard reported that a mariner located three overdue boaters Tuesday aground in their recreational boat in the Intracoastal Waterway a few miles south of the mouth of the Arroyo Colorado River. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday was selected to spearhead the Senate Finance Committee's health and human services budget for the 84th Legislative Session. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senators filing legislation intended to create more flexibility to implement tax cuts and pay down state debt. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today applauded the Texas Senate for quickly addressing Texas Governor Greg Abbott's emergency item concerning transportation. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday met with the newly reconstituted Alamo Endowment Board, with new members including James Dannenbaum and Welcome Wilson, Jr. of Houston. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding oral arguments heard before the United Supreme Court in King vs. Burwell, a case regarding health insurance subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today filed the third in a series of bills aimed at ensuring coastal property owners have access to affordable and available windstorm insurance coverage. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued a legal opinion in response to Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady's request concerning appointments of ex-officio members to the Galveston Housing Authority by Galveston City Council and attendance at executive session meetings of the housing authority. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a response with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville opposing the Obama Administration’s motion to stay the court’s ruling on the President’s executive action on immigration. More
March 04, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw has issued a statement regarding the passing of former DPS Director Dudley Thomas who died on Tuesday in Webster. More
March 04, 2015 -- State Senator Brian Birdwell on Tuesday filed Senate Bill 3, the ‘Stronger Border, Safer Texas’ Act, which he says will bolster law enforcement resources along the Texas-Mexico border. More
March 03, 2015 -- University of Texas Medical Branch researchers who helped assess the effectiveness of a new rapid test kit to diagnose Ebola learned this week it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. More
March 03, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar has announced the introduction of new data visualization tools to enable taxpayers to search the state check register and track state spending. More
March 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator Larry Taylor today introduced education reform legislation. More
March 03, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today reported on discussions regarding reform of the state's franchise tax by the Senate Finance Committee. More
March 02, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and members of the Senate Republican Caucus asking the federal government for more flexibility to manage the state's Medicaid system. More
March 02, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen and a bipartisan group of Texas House members on Monday called for passage of House Bill 11, the Stronger Border, Safer Texas Act. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging customers to take advantage of early renewals, online services, or the state's driver license mega centers when renewing their license or identification during the weeks surrounding spring break. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Texas State University System today announced that it anticipates savings of more than $27 million through a recent debt refinancing transaction. More
March 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today accepted the 2014 Governor's Cup from Site Selection Magazine. More
March 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Senator Charles Schwertner and members of the Senate Republican Caucus today held a news conference regarding talks of expanding the state's Medicaid program. More
March 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement commemorating Texas Independence Day. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that seasonal forecasts indicate that the region will have sufficient generation capacity available for the spring and summer. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding a section of the Education Code regarding the limitation on the guarantee of charter district bonds. More
February 27, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Texas Medical Board recently disciplined 45 licensed physicians and issued three cease and desist orders. More
February 27, 2015 -- Mental health advocates representing the Gulf Coast Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness met with Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth in Austin for Legislative Day. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a county to form and operate transportation reinvestment zones, tax increment reinvestment zones, or county energy transportation reinvestment zones in various circumstances. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted a State of the State Address by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. More
February 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday announced that he has identified nine state taxes targeted for repeal during the 2015 Legislative Session. More
February 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has filed legislation seeking tuition revenue bond support for the construction of a new Inter-Professional Education Building at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday has approved a public-private partnership to develop, design, construct, finance, operate and maintain tolled lanes and general purpose lanes for a 10.3-mile segment of SH 288 from US 59 to the Harris County line. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday has approved the construction of 201 road projects across the state. More
February 26, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has today provided a summary of the week's action at the Texas State Senate. More
February 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the designation of Ryan Sitton as a designee to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission. More
February 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene We today announced that he has filed legislation to improve and modernize the child welfare system. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office has provided the text of Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State Address to the Greater Houston Partnership. More
February 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the establishment of the North Texas Anti-Gang Center. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senate Transportation Committee's approval of Senate Bill 5/Senate Resolution 5, legislation that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday spoke at a Heritage Foundation discussion on the case against President Barack Obama's executive amnesty. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement after filing legislation that would require the appointment of a special prosecutor by the Texas Attorney General's Office when there is an officer-involved injury or death. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today filed legislation to provide relief to public school districts that pay higher than average premiums for windstorm and hail insurance coverage by authorizing a finance allotment to cover the financial expenditure. More
February 25, 2015 -- Move Texas Forward on Tuesday issued a news release regarding a call issued by Texas Senate and business leaders for transportation funding. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today issued a statement responding to President Barack Obama's veto of legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Texas Senate Committee on Transportation this morning voted 8-1, with Rodney Ellis opposed, to approve Senate Bill 5/Senate Joint Resolution 5, the Vehicle Motor Sales Tax Allocation. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday appointed Christi Craddick as his designee to the Southern States Energy Board. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the unveiling of a plan that aims to give $4.6 billion in tax cuts to home and business owners in the state. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday, along with a dozen state senators, unveiled a major tax relief package that he said will keep the Texas economy "leading the nation and provide long overdue tax relief to Texas taxpayers". More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the re-designation of Brent Leisure as State Liaison Officer and Tim Hogsett as Alternate State Liaison Officer to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement in response to a tax cutting plan by the Texas State Senate. More
February 24, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, legislation to establish a $4 million permanent exemption from the state's business franchise tax. More
February 23, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about a debate among members of the Senate Finance Committee over border security. More
February 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has alerted residents to spam emails claiming to originate from the Texas Attorney General, threatening arrest. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today opened an exhibit featuring William Barret Travis' "Victory or Death" letter, which was written during the siege on the Alamo. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a warning to drivers north of Houston, primarily in Waller and Montgomery counties, to exercise caution due to forecasts of freezing conditions. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of scoping workshops to discuss a proposed amendment to the Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program. More
February 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting federal and local authorities with the ongoing disturbance at the Willacy County Correctional Center, which houses federal detainees. More
February 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement that his administration will seek a stay of the ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas that halted the President’s executive action on immigration. More
February 20, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement in response to the White House's plans to seek a stay against a federal judge’s ruling enjoining in full President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action. More
February 20, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Perry on Friday filed legislation to protect traditional marriage and reaffirm Texas sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. More
February 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications for an advanced recruit school designed for current Texas law enforcement officers who are interested in becoming Highway Patrol Troopers. More
February 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued five proclamations declaring emergency items to be immediately considered by the Texas State Legislature. More
February 20, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has provided a weekly wrap-up of activities in the state's government. More
February 20, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Thursday issued a statement in response to Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State address. More
February 19, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about State Senator Kel Seliger's bill that would give an additional path to high school graduation. More
February 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement in regards to the Texas Supreme Court granting his requests to stay two court rulings that declared Texas marriage law unconstitutional. More
February 19, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether a county sheriff may solicit and receive public donations for programs of the sheriff's department. More
February 19, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding appeals concerning a recent court ruling finding the state's law on marriage unconstitutional. More
February 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to actions of Travis County judges in relation to the state's laws on marriage. More
February 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement in response to a ruling by a Travis County District Judge declaring the state's law on marriage as unconstitutional. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday held a joint press conference to address the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas’ decision on the lawsuit filed by a Texas-led coalition of 26 states challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor was recently elected president of The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute's Board of Directors. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced his office has intervened in a Travis County probate case following a judge’s declaration that Texas’ marriage law is unconstitutional. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday launched a petition Web site to support legislation that will cap Texas tuition at current levels and limit any future increases in tuition and fees to no more than the rate of inflation. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about officials from the State Auditor's Office testifying on Wednesday before the Senate Finance Committee on serious deficiencies in state oversight of agency contracts. More
February 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Paul Workman today filed legislation to create a permanent Texas-led border security force along the Texas-Mexico border. More
February 18, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation on Tuesday issued a statement praising Texas Governor Greg Abbott on calling for more parental choice in their children's education during his State of the State address. More
February 18, 2015 -- The Texas Veterans Commission on Tuesday issued a news release highlighting issues discussed in Texas Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State address relevant to the veteran community. More
February 17, 2015 -- A Bryan Judge has sentenced Reginald Brew of Houston, a Brinks Security employee, to 22 years in prison on two counts of Aggravated Robbery for the armed robbery of a business he was being paid to protect. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about Texas Governor Greg Abbott's first State of the State address on Tuesday before the joint Legislature. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists that there will be total closures on two segments of US 290 this weekend. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today provided excerpts from a federal district court's ruling regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following Texas Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State address. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered his 2015 State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas House and Senate in Austin. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Texas Central High-Speed Railway today issued a recommendation to narrow the consideration of high-speed rail corridors between Houston and Dallas to a single preferred corridor, known generally as the Utility Corridor. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today responded to a federal district court ruling regarding President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement applauding a decision by a federal district court judge regarding President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded a ruling by a federal district court judge regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a district court judge's ruling concerning President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
February 17, 2015 -- The White House Press Office today issued a statement in response to a district court ruling barring enforcement of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration until legal matters involving the program have been resolved. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is accepting applications for seats on its advisory panels. More
February 16, 2015 -- AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson today issued a statement in anticipation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's "State of the State" address. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office today released a web video in advance of Governor Greg Abbott's "State of the State" address on Tuesday. More w/Video
February 16, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Board will host an online workshop regarding what is involved in serving on a local school board in February, March and July. More
February 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday appointed Dr. Fred Farias, III to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop in La Marque on February 27 for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Dickinson Bayou watershed. More
February 14, 2015 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Friday hosted its annual State of the County Address by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. More_w/photos and audio
February 13, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that it made 645 Driving While Intoxicated arrests during a 15-day special enforcement period from December 19, 2014 to January 2, 2015. More
February 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced two appointments to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
February 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of two bills concerning gun rights from the Senate State Affairs Committee. More
February 13, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has provided a summary of this week's events in the State Senate, which included discussions of border security and gun rights legislation. More
February 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez filed legislation intent on helping women veterans. More
February 12, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a report on the Senate State Affairs Committee's consideration of two bills pertaining to gun legislation. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Thursday confirmed Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson as the second president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. More
February 12, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the west facade of the Alamo is slowly degrading, according to a study conducted by the Center for Heritage Conservation at the university. More
February 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined a coalition of governors in sending a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging him to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline bill into law. More
February 12, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that four of his colleagues in the State Senate have co-sponsored the Texas Constitutional Carry Act of 2015, gun legislation he authored. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will host "Texans' Struggle for Freedom and Equality", an exhibit featuring documents and images of the state's social history, February 23 through March 6. More w/Video
February 11, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a report about Senate Health and Human Services Chairman Charles Schwertner's plan to ensure Texas can deal with future cases of Ebola or any infectious disease that arises in the state. More
February 11, 2015 -- Texas A&M University Interim President Mark Hussey has announced plans that he says will save the university $8.2 million annually by eliminating vacant non-faculty positions and reallocating those funds to strategic priorities tied to the institution’s academic mission. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is partnering with more than 900 Texas high schools to remind teens to “Click It or Ticket” in an effort to curb fatal vehicle accidents among teenagers. More
February 11, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin said he is proud of his vote to send the bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline to President Obama’s desk. More
February 11, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that state sales tax revenues for January totaled $2.56 billion, an increase of 11.2 percent compared to January 2014. More
February 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has filed legislation to create a new penalty range for the possession of small amounts of marijuana. More
February 11, 2015 -- Texas Senator Charles Schwertner today held a press conference to announce the filing of legislation to reform the state's management and response to dangerous infectious disease outbreaks. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the determination of terms of office for county hospital district board members who received the same number of votes in the initial election. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday held a press conference where he announced an update on border security priorities in the Texas Senate. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a report about Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's call for the continuation of National Guard troops patrolling the international border. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor on Tuesday filed the first of three bills to ensure coastal residents have access, affordability and availability to windstorm insurance coverage. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that $1.74 million in grants is being awarded for projects to improve public beach access and help restore sensitive bay systems on the Texas coast. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host a public meeting on Thursday at the Johnson Space Center to receive public comments on addressing bacteria levels in Armand Bayou. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the appointment of Lisa Craven to the State Water Implementation Fund's advisory committee. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has been named Democratic Whip for the 84th Legislative Session. More
February 10, 2015 -- Moody National Bank, a Galveston-based community bank, on Monday announced its newest branch in downtown Austin. More
February 09, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report about Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis filing legislation pertaining to deoxyribonucleic acid evidence testing. More
February 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated Texan recording artists who received Grammy awards this year. More
February 06, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Friday filed legislation when he says will provide private property owners protections from abuse of eminent domain authority. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety released a statement regarding the driver license fingerprinting process. More
February 06, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report about the Senate Finance Committee opening public hearings this week, beginning with agencies related to general government. More
February 06, 2015 -- Austin City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted to approve a resolution relating to the Fire Department’s hiring process, diversity in the department, collective bargaining process and budget. More
February 06, 2015 -- Congressman John Carter today announced that the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings will be awarded the Purple Heart. More
February 06, 2015 -- Texas Central Railway today announced that it has selected two locations as potential candidate sites for the Dallas high-speed rail station proposed to connect Dallas and Houston. More
February 05, 2015 -- Environmental design and construction science students from Texas A&M University this semester will be building two “tiny houses” — a broad term generally referring to residences 300 square feet or less — for the homeless in Austin. More
February 05, 2015 -- The Texas Young Lawyers Association has launched the End Bullying Now campaign to explain to the public how the law addresses the epidemic or provides help to those in need. More
February 05, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report about Employee Retirement System Executive Director Ann Bishop giving a testimony on state pension funds before the Senate Finance Committee. More
February 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that she has filed legislation to create a program that would provide rapid response workforce development services to employers who are looking to expand or move to Texas. More
February 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that she has been appointed as chair of the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs. More
February 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced a joint proposal to transfer the state's four event trust fund programs to the Governor's Economic Development and Tourism Division. More
February 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has been appointed to the Texas House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development, Rules and Resolutions, and the Committee on Special Purpose Districts. More
February 05, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has provided an update regarding the council's recent meeting. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen has been appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Insurance. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement in support of the Texas Senate's transportation funding plan. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Robert Nichols today announced that he has filed a new plan to provide transportation funding. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Tonya Baer has been reappointed to the Office of Public Utility Counsel. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today issued a statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's call for transparency in state agency contracting and procurement. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senate Transportation Chair Robert Nichols today announced the filing of legislation to dedicate a portion of existing motor vehicle sales tax revenues to fund road construction and maintenance. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Rebecca Bridges Dinnin of San Antonio has been appointed director of the Alamo. More
February 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Tuesday announced that he has filed legislation aimed at bringing increased transparency to the Texas healthcare system. More
February 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday addressed the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Day Luncheon where he highlighted his plan to make Texas number one in the nation for women-owned businesses. More
February 03, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac and Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis filed legislation to increase savings during Texas's back-to-school annual sales tax holiday. More
February 03, 2015 -- Chancellor John Sharp announced today that The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Michael K. Young as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University. More
February 03, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Royce West today reminded Texans that the two-sticker system for vehicle inspection and registration will expire on March 1, to be replaced by a single registration sticker system. More
February 03, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that it is continuing its "Be Safe. Drive Smart." safety awareness campaign, and allocating more resources in increasingly busy energy sectors of the state. More
February 03, 2015 -- The American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter and the Texas Construction Association recently hosted "A Walk on the Capitol" in Austin. More
February 03, 2015 -- The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas is participating in the sixth annual Texas Small Business Day at the Capitol event today in Austin. More
February 03, 2015 -- The Texas State Senate Finance Committee began hearings on the budget on Monday, including discussion of state judiciary and other judicial agencies. More
February 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on two Texas State Senate gun bills he referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will hold a special telephonic meeting on February 3. More
February 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding today's proclamation of "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas. More
February 02, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today issued a statement praising the declaration of February 2 as "Chris Kyle Day". More
February 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed February 2 as "Chris Kyle Day" in honor of Texas native and Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a Webinar meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees on February 19. More
February 02, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin posted a message sharing his "deep and personal appreciation" for Chris Kyle and his family as Texas recognizes “Chris Kyle Day” in Austin. More
February 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reports that electric use in its region increased by 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, while peak demand during the hottest part of summer decreased by a little more than one percent. More
January 31, 2015 -- The New Shanghai Circus will be presented by the Boerne Performing Arts on February 26. More
January 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced the restructuring of key Governor’s Office divisions to increase the agency’s focus on economic development and job creation. More
January 30, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines has filed a second set of bills that would repeal the franchise tax, prohibit red light cameras and enact legislation providing for constitutional carrying of firearms and state law conformity. More
January 30, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and a group of Texas judges are among the speakers who will address attendees of the 2015 American Bar Association Midyear Meeting, February 4-9, in Houston. More
January 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday addressed the Texas Veterans of Foreign Affairs Mid-Winter Convention. More
January 30, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to create a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business on Thursday issued a recommendation that the state appropriate $20 million to fund the education of additional Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from organizations for participation in the department's summer nutrition programs. More
January 30, 2015 -- Austin City Council on Thursday held its first meeting under the new system of ten single-member districts. More
January 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation urges football fans to drive sober ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday. More
January 29, 2015 -- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport announced that it has set a new record for annual traffic with 10.7 million passengers in 2014. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today introduced legislation to require all state contractors and subcontractors to use the federal E-Verify system as a pre-condition to receiving state contracts. More
January 29, 2015 -- The Texas Senate today provided a "week in review" of activities at the Senate, including the beginning of the state's budgeting process. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today applauded Texas Governor Greg Abbott's plans to create a new University Research Initiative. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today issued a pledge for his office to be transparent and accountable. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal to eliminate the Emerging Technology Fund and use the fund's unexpended balance to establish the Governor's University Research Initiative. More
January 29, 2015 -- Texas Chiropractic College will host dignitaries from the Japan Chiropractic Association for the college's annual fundraising gala on April 25. More
January 28, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday introduced legislation which he says will dramatically boost transparency in the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s listing processes for endangered species. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report about the process of implementing the statewide water plan. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines has filed a set of bills that focus on ending gas tax diversions, invoicing the federal government for illegal immigration costs, enacting term limits for all elected officials, and reforming appellate courts. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, M.D. on Wednesday filed Senate Bill 374, legislation that will require all state agencies to utilize the federal E-Verify system to determine the legal work status of their employees. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday referred Senate Bill 11, the Campus Carry bill, to the State Affairs Committee. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today called for higher standards in the state's contracting and procurement process. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and State Representative Gene Wu will host a press conference on Thursday at Houston City Hall to announce local events and resources for enrollment in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that the deadline for enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is February 28. More
January 28, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday issued a statement regarding ongoing charges against former Governor Rick Perry. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced that three fugitives on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list were captured recently. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement in response to the continuation of legal proceedings against former Governor Rick Perry. More
January 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a proclamation announcing February 17 as the runoff election date to fill the House District 13 seat recently vacated by Senator Lois Kolkhorst. More
January 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday released a statement regarding the decision to allow legal proceedings against former Governor Rick Perry to move forward. More
January 27, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement on former Texas Governor Rick Perry's indictment. More
January 27, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report on Texas State Senator Jane Nelson unveiling the Senate version of the initial state budget. More
January 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University professor and State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon has reported that despite plentiful rains in some areas during recent months, much of Texas remains in drought. More
January 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today filed legislation to establish an electronic voter registration process. More
January 27, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson today announced the release of the proposed comprehensive senate budget. More
January 26, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew who fled from authorities Sunday, after poaching shark, red snapper, and eel in the waters off South Texas. More w/ Video
January 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Insurance is warning owners of timeshare vacation properties of a fraud scheme involving unlicensed title insurance companies. More
January 26, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, M.D. joined fellow State Senator Brian Birdwell as co-author of the Campus Personal Protection Act. More
January 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced appointments to the Lieutenant Governor Grassroots Advisory Board. More
January 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Tennessee and Nevada have joined in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration, bringing the total number of states in the lawsuit to 26. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas A&M University has announced a five-year agreement with Cisco to provide information technology with support services solutions for The Texas A&M University System that will result in more than $3.7 million in savings over the length of the contract. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced Senate Committee assignments for the 84th Legislative Session. More
January 23, 2015 -- Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Texas State Senator Larry Taylor as chair of the Senate Public Education Committee. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Texas State Senate today published a "week in review" of activities at the Senate. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today set runoff elections for February 17 for Texas Senate District 26, which is being vacated by Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Texas House District 17, and Texas House District 123. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Texas Workforce Commission's release of the December employment numbers. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that December marked the 51st straight month of employment growth in Texas, with 45,700 jobs added during the month, bringing a total of 457,900 jobs added in 2014. More
January 23, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday announced the appointment of Hadassah Schloss as director of open government at the Texas General Land Office. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that total energy use in 2014 increased by 2.5 percent from 2013. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists that the rescheduled total closure of all westbound and eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway at US 59 near downtown Houston will take place January 23 from 9 p.m. to January 24 at 9 p.m. More
January 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named appointments to the Texas A&M University, University of Texas System and Texas Tech University boards of regents. More
January 22, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Dade Phelan on Tuesday jointly filed legislation to authorize a tuition-backed revenue bond for the construction of a multi-purpose education building at Lamar State College-Orange Campus. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday has announced a key Inspector General appointment and formally submitted three appointments to the Texas Senate. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report on the approval to changes to the body's rules. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Texas A&M Police Department today returned to the university and its Corps of Cadets a painting of Reveille I, the university’s first mascot, which has been missing for the past 25 years. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has called for entries in the 19th annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. More w/Video
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a change to the Texas State Senate's 2/3rds Rule. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. as inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
January 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a United States Supreme Court Case involving the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said that President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was "a divorce from reality". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "proved that he will continue with the same outdated policies that only promote more government control over our lives". More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz said the State of the Union Address was "a powerful demonstration that it's time to move on beyond President Barack Obama. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Gene Green said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "laid out a plan to strengthen the middle class that would make paychecks for hardworking Americans go farther, prepare Americans to earn higher wages and keep good paying jobs in America. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Representative Michael McCaul, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security, said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address shows that he "remains wholly out of touch with the priorities of the American people". More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner on Tuesday issued a statement expressing opposition to a Public Utility Commission plan to limit discovery to rate proceedings. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Texas State Senate today published a news release regarding the inauguration of Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether an independent school district may use the certified estimate of property tax values to adopt a tax rate after adopting a budget. More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas installed its new governor and lieutenant governor today, with Greg Abbott taking his oath of office as governor and Dan Patrick as lieutenant governor during the inauguration ceremony. More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today delivered remarks after taking his oath of office. More
January 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks after being sworn in as the state's 48th governor. More
January 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced the distribution of $4 million to support the formation of consortiums between Texas universities that will provide research, training and education for the advancement of offshore energy exploration, help protect the environment and develop preventive measures against oil spills. More
January 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named appointments to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas and the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee. More
January 19, 2015 -- The 2015 Texas Inauguration of Greg Abbott as governor and Dan Patrick as lieutenant governor takes place on Tuesday in Austin. More
January 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Gilbert "Pete" Peterson, III of Alpine as chair of the Texas Historical Commission. More
January 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named three members to the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments. More
January 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Donna Guthery of Bellaire and Claudia Harsh of Dallas to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. More
January 19, 2015 -- The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets will participate in the 2015 Texas Inauguration for Governor-Elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick on Tuesday. More
January 16, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report on the first week of the 84th Legislative session, which included Texas Governor Rick Perry's farewell speech. More
January 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's recent comments on the nation's Iran policy. More
January 16, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association have announced president-elect candidates for their respective organizations. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today released new how-to videos for sales tax filers. More
January 16, 2015 -- The 2015 Texas Inaugural Committee today announced a partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc. to offer a reduced rate for first-time users of the ride sharing service attending the inauguration event on Tuesday. More
January 16, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed legislation to raise the standards of Texas nursing homes and to protect seniors from abuse and neglect. More
January 16, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac on Thursday presented Governor Rick Perry with a poem written by himself and his former District Director Kay Clinton, honoring Perry's service to the state. More
January 16, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman on Thursday issued a statement supporting Texas State Senator John Whitmire's call for Kyle Janek to resign as executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
January 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Thursday named additional members to the strike force he deployed to conduct a comprehensive performance review of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
January 15, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement after Texas led a 25-state coalition at a hearing in United States District Court in Brownsville on the states’ enforcement action against President Barack Obama’s unilateral execution action on immigration. More
January 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered his farewell speech to the Texas Legislature. Video and Text
January 15, 2015 -- Texas Senate News posted a report on Governor Rick Perry's farewell address to the Texas Legislature. More
January 15, 2015 -- Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle today issued a statement on the end of Texas Governor Rick Perry's term in office. More
January 15, 2015 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire today wrote a letter to Dr. Kyle Janek requesting that Janek resign from his position as executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
January 15, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today filed legislation to create single-member districts for the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday released its third quarter 2014 employment update. More
January 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will join representatives from TransCanada, local officials and business leaders in Beaumont on Friday to call for the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
January 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick today announced his appointment of advisory boards, utilizing representatives from the private sector. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday has made appointments to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force, the OneStar National Service Commission and the Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently joined the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department and the Ibn Sina Foundation to celebrate the opening of the new Ibn Sina Health Clinic. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Sunset Advisory Commission of Texas today issued final recommendations for reforms after completing a review of 20 state agencies. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott today issued a statement on a fatal traffic accident involving a Texas Department of Criminal Justice transport vehicle. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick today sent his condolences to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and to the families of victims of a traffic accident involving a TDCJ bus in West Texas that resulted in the death of two guards and eight inmates. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott today announced the development of an independent strike force tasked with conducting a performance review of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that approximately 1.4 million new registrants signed up for the Glenda P. Dawson Donate Life Texas Registry, bringing the total to 7 million registered organ and tissue donors in the state. More
January 14, 2015 -- Officials in Killeen report that there was no evidence of Ebola in the death of a Fort Hood soldier who recently returned from West Africa. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Texas Senate in its opening session on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa of McAllen as its new President Pro Tem. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Texas House of Representatives voted 127-19 to elect Joe Straus to another term as Speaker. More
January 13, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen, M.D. on Tuesday was sworn in to his second term in office. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Texas Senate is publishing daily reports on its activities. More
January 13, 2015 -- Fort Hood today reported that a soldier who recently returned from West Africa was found deceased in his off-post residence. More
January 13, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it will acquire the records of outgoing Governor Rick Perry. More
January 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday appointed David Mattax of Austin as Commissioner of Insurance and Greg Neeley of Longview as justice of the 12th Court of Appeals. More
January 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Monday released the following statement on the appointment of David Mattax to serve as Commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance. More
January 12, 2015 -- The City of Galveston’s Office of Emergency Management shared Texas Governor Rick Perry’s proclamation of January 13, 2015 as AMBER Alert Awareness Day. More
January 12, 2015 -- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the expansion of E-Verify services in Texas and other states to prevent fraud, promote identity protection and educate workers. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation today issued a statement regarding the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a response to the biennial revenue estimate for the state. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has launched access to digitized audio of Texas Senate recordings from 1972 to 2006. More
January 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the release of the state's biennial revenue estimate. More
January 12, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the release of the biennial revenue estimate. More
January 12, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate, showing Texas to have approximately $113 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2016-2017 biennium. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert lineup was released today, listing 21 entertainers from a variety of genres set to perform during the 2015 Show, March 3 – 22. More
January 11, 2015 -- During an appearance this morning on CBS’ Face the Nation, United States Sennator John Cornyn said Republicans would fight to reverse President Obama’s "unconstitutional" executive action on immigration while ensuring the Department of Homeland Security has the resources to protect the American people. More w/Video
January 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday appointed Hope Knight of Centerville as district attorney of Leon County. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Thursday named Lori Wrotenbery as director of the commission's Oil and Gas Division. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today unveiled a new online tool to assist college students in choosing the right college and program of study. More
January 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday has made an appointment to the 50th Judicial District Court. More
January 08, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people aboard a grounded recreational boat in Mission Lake, near Seadrift, Texas, early Thursday morning. More
January 08, 2015 -- Governor Rick Perry has named appointments of judges and justices to various courts in the state. More
January 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick today held a press conference to discuss his top priorities for the upcoming legislative session. More
January 08, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will issue the Biennial Revenue Estimate to the 84th Texas Legislature on Monday. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced its support for Texas House Bill 579, which would disqualify individuals from unemployment benefits if they fail or refuse to submit to pre-employment drug testing. More
January 07, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the state’s oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of House Bill 2. More
January 07, 2015 -- Fort Hood today received an initial group of 87 soldiers returning from Liberia, West Africa after assisting with response to the Ebola virus. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised Texans to prepare for an arctic cold front expected to impact parts of Texas through the weekend. More
January 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that state sales tax revenue in December totaled $2.35 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent compared to December 2013. More
January 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named justices to the 2nd and the 3rd Court of Appeals. More
January 07, 2015 -- President Barack Obama today sent several nominations, including three nominations for Texas federal district court judges, to the Senate for confirmation. More
January 06, 2015 -- Texas Parks & Wildlife has reported that game wardens in Aransas County are awaiting necropsy results on a state and federally protected whooping crane found dead Sunday near a duck blind located in the Aransas Bay system close to Sand Lake. More
January 06, 2015 -- H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Southern Style Spices. More
January 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday has made appointments to the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee and the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors. More
January 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Steve Hale of Beaumont, Brad Taylor of Orange, and reappointed Ray Callas of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Information Resources today announced that Chief Information Officer Karen Robinson has officially retired. More
January 06, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Perry today filed legislation that would require a minimum balance equal to five percent of general revenue to remain in the Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the state's "Rainy Day Fund", at all times. More
January 05, 2015 -- Ken Paxton on Monday was sworn in as the State of Texas's 51st Attorney General. More
January 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to One-Call Board of Texas, the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee, and the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Environmental Defense Fund on Monday announced the hiring of John Hall as Texas Director of its Clean Energy Program. More
January 05, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing on January 29 in Arlington to receive comments on proposed updates to the national air quality standards for ground-level ozone. More
January 05, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas is accepting nominations for the 2015 Texas Gavel Awards. More
January 05, 2015 -- George P. Bush was sworn into office as Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office on Friday More w/Video
January 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced appointments to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the Texas Board of Nursing. More
January 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday made appointments to the Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors and the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council. More
January 02, 2015 -- Glenn Hegar was sworn in today as Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts by Governor-elect Greg Abbott in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. More
January 02, 2015 -- The 2015 Texas Inaugural Committee today announced the entertainment selections for the "Young Texans" Inaugural Ball, which will be held on January 19. More
December 31, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday held a special meeting at the Calder Annex in League City to approve a State Legislative Agenda for the 83rd Texas Legislature. More
December 30, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar will be sworn into ofifce during a ceremony on Friday. More
December 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday issued a reminder to motorists that law enforcement will be "out in force" during the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holidays in an effort to reduce crashes and drunk driving. More
December 29, 2014 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has published a list of "The Top 10 things we get from the coast". More
December 28, 2014 -- Three people in need of medical attention were rescued from their grounded boat by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Coast Guard crews early Sunday morning. More
December 28, 2014 -- H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B bulk cryovac and tray packed Chorizo and H-E-B cryovac Pork Al Pastor due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Adams Food Flavors and Ingredients. More
December 24, 2014 -- Texas Highways magazine is accepting nominations for its 2015 Top 40 Comfort Food Destinations in Texas. More
December 24, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued a legal opinion regarding whether municipalities must meet the population requirement under the Local Government Code to annex property for limited purposes by consent. More
December 23, 2014 -- A study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston explores the benefits of gallbladder removal. More
December 23, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner-Elect Sid Miller today announced two appointments to his executive team. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a notary public to withhold or redact certain information from copies of entries in a notary public record book. More
December 23, 2014 -- Texas Game Wardens today unveiled a new helicopter that will be used for search and rescue and disaster response efforts. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today reminded Texans to take precautions against the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome due to a recent report of the disease along the central Texas coast. More
December 22, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen, M.D. presented the District 24 ornament that is displayed on the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Texas Inaugural Committee on Monday announced entertainment for the 2015 "Future of Texas" Inaugural Ball celebrating Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick. More
December 22, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender to discuss the past year and to look ahead toward 2015. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Friday announced that ozone levels were at their lowest for much of the state in 2014. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Transportation Commission approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area and awarded construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties that will improve traffic conditions in the two counties. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Inaugural Committee on Friday announced the remainder of its committee appointments, each of whom were selected by Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick to oversee January's celebration honoring our state's newly-elected leaders. More
December 19, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced several additional new members of his leadership staff. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety graduated 109 men and women as Highway Patrol Troopers. More
December 19, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday delivered the convocation address at Texas A&M University. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a resolution has been reached in a multi-state investigation of wireless carrier T-Mobile USA, Inc. in which the company will pay $90 million for its role in unlawful cell phone "cramming". More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 34,800 non-farm jobs in November, More
December 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Thursday concluded a series of legislative roundtables in Tyler, after discussing with area legislators his plans for the 84th legislative session. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday honored a group of officers and employees for exemplary service. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Texas Inaugural Committee on Thursday launched an official website, a Facebook and Twitter account to provide logistical information detailing the Inauguration of Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick on January 20, 2015. More
December 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday helped announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp. More
December 18, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that more than $1.8 million in supplemental environmental projects will take place in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico as part of settlement agreements with companies charged with violating environmental laws. More
December 18, 2014 -- Luminant on Wednesday announced that the company has finalized an agreement with the Sierra Club to resolve lawsuits from the organization. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has released a comprehensive guidebook that demystifies Texas' complex maze of mental health systems and services. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced Tesla Motors Co-Founder and CEO Elon Musk will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Texas Transportation Forum on Jan. 15, 2015. More
December 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz applauded the release of Alan Gross by the Cuban government, but called President Barack Obama's announcement to change the United States embargo policy with Cuba "one more very bad deal". More
December 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today hosted a roundtable with Houston-area legislators to discuss his priorities for the 84th Texas Legislative Session. More
December 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday made appointments to the Commission on Fire Protection, the Communities in School Advisory Committee, and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board and a reappointment to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Environmental Defense Fund on Tuesday stated that a study by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas "confirms there will be minimal impact to Texas’ power grid" from meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. More
December 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott will host a roundtable meeting with legislators from the Houston area on Wednesday. More
December 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the start of Chanukah, which begins at sunset. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding a question concerning the disposition of surplus property purchased with proceeds of the sheriff's commissary account. More
December 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday made appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf, the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors, the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. More
December 15, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, M.D. on Monday filed legislation to help expand the ranks of Texas' mental health professionals and improve access to mental health services. More
December 15, 2014 -- Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Monday hosted a roundtable in San Antonio to discuss with area legislators his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. More
December 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today ordered a special election for January 6 to elect members to Texas State Senate District 26 and House Districts 17 and 123. More
December 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to a hostage situation that occurred today in Australia. More
December 15, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted a review of "A State of Treason" by David Thomas Roberts. More
December 12, 2014 -- The 2015 Texas Inaugural Committee on Friday announced the leadership team responsible for the coordination and oversight of January’s celebration honoring Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick. More
December 12, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today issued a call for entries into the 19th annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. More
December 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host its "Sober Ride Sleigh" campaign in Houston on Monday to encourage Texans to drive sober during the holidays. More
December 12, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events, including a new exhibit at Museum Fine Arts, Houston and the Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale in Houston; Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's annual Breakfast with the Cranes; and special events at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the average unemployment insurance tax rate for all employers will be decreased for 2015. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday approved penalties and orders totaling $477,898, including a $126,560 fine against a Pasadena company for air quality violations. More
December 11, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced that it has awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality $2,506,000 in funding to prevent and respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks. More
December 11, 2014 -- The final public scoping meeting for a Storm Surge Suppression Study being conducted by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will be held tonight at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. More
December 11, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday announced that legislation he sponsored to name the Waco VA Medical Center after Doris Miller, a local World War II hero, has been unanimously approved by the Senate. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Dr. Bill Merrell, the George P. Mitchell ’40 chair in Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston and president of Merrell Historic Properties, Inc., with its prestigious 2015 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development to be presented during the organization’s 22nd annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 16, 2015, at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City. More
December 10, 2014 -- A housing market expert with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University said this year will end as the second-best year in Texas in terms of existing home sales. More
December 10, 2014 -- The 25th Anniversary Edition of America's Health Rankings were released today, with Texas ranked as 31st among all states in overall health. More
December 10, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that more states have joined a legal challenge filed against President Barack Obama's use of executive action concerning immigration, bringing the total to 24 states. More
December 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.66 billion, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to November 2013. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday announced that the agency has identified 14 open-enrollment charter schools for mandatory revocation of their charter. More
December 09, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, M.D. on Tuesday filed legislation to make higher education more affordable. More
December 09, 2014 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire on Tuesday announced that county jails' movement towards video-only visitations will provoke a legislative review of these for-profit systems. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is anticipating a very active 84th Legislative session with transportation touted by many as a key issue in 2015. More
December 09, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today called for more workforce training and development following a report by the Texas Comptroller's Office regarding why major manufacturing firms choose to invest in other states. More
December 09, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released a report examining increases in college tuition costs and the impact on student loan debt. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Monday announced that Russell Boening of Poth, Texas has been elected president of the bureau. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions on three questions regarding state law, including a question concerning the authority of Texas A&M University to use available university funds for the support and maintenance of the programs of a branch campus, such as at Galveston. More
December 08, 2014 -- Texas State Representatives Dwayne Bohac and Richard Raymond on Monday hosted a news conference at the Texas Capitol to raise awareness for the state’s Merry Christmas Law More
December 08, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists to seek alternate routes ahead of major traffic closures on US 290 from December 12 to 15. More
December 08, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today named members to fill key staff positions in his administration and announced his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. More
December 07, 2014 -- Lois W. Kolkhorst, a Republican who currently serves as a Texas State Representative, on Saturday was elected to represent Texas State Senate District 18. More
December 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott has congratulated Lois Kolkhorst for her victory in the Senate District 18 special election. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office has filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction that would halt executive action taken as a result of President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration directive. More
December 05, 2014 -- The White House Press Pool has posted a report on the White House meeting between President Barack Obama and six governors-elect and one reelected governor, including Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. More
December 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Friday attended a series of briefings for newly-elected governors at the White House, where he discussed job creation with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and senior officials. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office reported that a Harris County district court on Friday issued a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a Houston-based learning center charged with unlawfully marketing and selling fraudulent high school diplomas. More
December 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott and five other newly elected governors met on Friday with Vice President Joe Biden. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported that TxDOT will combine the Interstate Highway 45 northbound exit ramps at Canino and Gulf Bank in Houston beginning tonight. More
December 05, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday in Missouri City to discuss the criminal justice system. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles' Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority today reminded Texans to keep their parked vehicles secure while shopping and traveling during the holiday season. More
December 05, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner-Elect Sid Miller on Thursday announced that Jason Fearneyhough will serve as his deputy commissioner of agriculture. More
December 05, 2014 -- Voters will cast their ballots on Saturday in the special election to fill the Texas State Senate District 18 seat. More
December 04, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick on Thursday announced three additional hires to his team. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced a total closure of all eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway between US 59 and Gregg Street near downtown Houston will take place over the weekend starting December 5 at 9 p.m. until December 8 at 5 a.m. More
December 04, 2014 -- Texas State Representatives Dwayne Bohac and Richard Raymond will hold a press conference on December 8 at 10 a.m. at the Texas Capitol to raise awareness for the state’s Merry Christmas law that allows teachers, students, parents and school administrators to celebrate traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukah in public schools without fear of censorship, persecution or litigation. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced the start of work on a $4.5 million beach renourishment project west of the Galveston seawall. More
December 04, 2014 -- Work on a $4.5 million beach renourishment project just west of Galveston’s seawall began today, with state and local officials gathering to celebrate their partnership to build a better beach as well as protect FM 3005 from future storm surge. More
December 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has issued its report on the state's ability to prepare for and respond to infectious diseases. More
December 04, 2014 -- Congressman Michael McCaul today issued a statement regarding a lawsuit filed challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
December 03, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives voted 378-46 to pass H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act to extend expiring tax provisions for individuals, businesses, and the energy sector for one year. More
December 03, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement after taking legal action challenging President Barack Obama's immigration executive action. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of TexasWideOpenForVeterans.com, a website to provide veterans with access to information on opportunities in Texas. More
December 03, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner-elect Sid Miller today announced that he has named Terry Keel as assistant commissioner of agriculture. More
December 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today called on Congress to approve legislation to provide resources for securing the country's border with Mexico. More
December 03, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Perry today announced that he has filed legislation to prohibit the sale and use of synthetic drugs in the state. More
December 03, 2014 -- The National Audubon Society has announced that it will debut its Texas Women in Conservation Program, honoring the role women play in conservation in Texas, in 2015. More
December 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Monday visited Sugar Land to campaign for Lois Kolkhorst, who is running for Texas Senate District 18. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators today released a salary survey of district trends in superintendents' salaries and benefits. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Monday released its interim report to the 84th Texas Legislature. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued opinions on two matters involving the interpretation of state law, including questions regarding the validity of a Health and Human Services rule that provides for Medicaid reimbursement to specified licensed counselors. More
December 01, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made appointments to the Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee. More
December 01, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding the Legislative Budget Board’s action to expand funding for Texas Department of Public Safety border operations. More
December 01, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will join Galveston officials on Thursday to kick off a $4.5 million beach re-nourishment project at the west end of Galveston's seawall. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released an updated 10-year Capacity, Demand and Reserves report, which shows that planning reserve margins are expected to exceed 15 percent through 2018. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board recently approved a reduction in specialty license plate prices offered through vendor MyPlates.com. More
November 30, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton have posted a column on Region J of the Texas regional water plan, also called the “Plateau Region,” which stretches from the Central Texas Hill County to the Rio Grande, including the towns of Kerrville and Del Rio, in their continuing series on Coastal Issues. More
November 26, 2014 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is inviting the public to celebrate the holiday season on its grounds with a series of events, including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. More
November 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted human immunodeficiency virus in women. More
November 25, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Agriculture-elect Sid Miller on Tuesday announced the newest members of his transition team. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin today announced that it has awarded $946,600 in grants to 11 faith-based organizations for African American mental health education. More
November 24, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made a reappointment to the Historical Records Advisory Board and appointments to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. More
November 24, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's executive action concerning immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- A brain injury expert during a sports medicine symposium Friday at Texas A&M University said concussions are having a devastating impact on football. More
November 21, 2014 -- The transition team of Texas Agriculture Commissioner-elect Sid Miller on Friday announced that Texas State Representative Tim Kleinschmidt has been named General Counsel of the Texas Department of Agriculture. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced that updated "Debt-at-a-Glance" Web pages now provide detailed debt information on all water and municipal utility districts in the state. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state set a record in for jobs added in the state for the third consecutive month in October. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that he would file a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's use of executive power regarding immigration. More
November 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement on Thursday concerning the use of executive action on immigration. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday has made appointments to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, the Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council, the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments, Upper Guadalupe River Authority Board of Directors, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, the Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. More
November 20, 2014 -- A research consortium led by Dr. Antonietta Quigg, Professor of Marine Biology and Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University's Galveston campus, was awarded $7.25 million by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the appointment of Congressman Mike Conaway as chair of the United States House Agriculture Committee. More
November 20, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick today announced the selection of his leadership team. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Texas Medical Center Address luncheon on Tuesday, featuring a presentation by Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of the medical center. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday reported that it has confirmed 26 cases of enterovirus D68 in the state. More
November 19, 2014 -- Three Texas A&M University astronomers have receive grants from the National Science Foundation which they say will allow them to “set their sights on new astrophysical insights involving the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond”. More
November 19, 2014 -- A scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch found a marker that predicts changes in cholesterol levels as people grow older. More
November 19, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the decision to fund the National Guard operations on the Mexican border through March 1, 2015. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported that the U.S. Highway 90 bridge over State Highway 36 in Sealy will remain closed after the bridge was damaged when an oversized cargo load on an 18-wheeler truck struck the bottom of the bridge. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today announced that Fort Hood has been identified as one of several installations to serve as a monitoring site for soldiers re-deploying from West Africa after assisting with response to the Ebola virus. More
November 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is extending an ongoing law enforcement "surge" at the state's border with Mexico. More
November 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem. More
November 18, 2014 -- Environmental Defense Fund Texas Director Jim Marston on Monday issued a statement in response to a report released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on the impacts of proposed carbon pollution standards. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that it has rented a billboard in Austin to call attention to low college completion rates in the state. More
November 18, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar on Monday announced appointments to his leadership team once he takes office. More
November 17, 2014 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Monday announced that $13.2 million will be used for eight Texas projects that address high-priority conservation needs. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently appointed Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald to the Houston-Galveston Regional Review Committee. More
November 17, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering a new Web app called "Roadcents", which will help users reduce air pollution and keep vehicles well-maintained. More
November 17, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor to address reports that President Barack Obama plans to go around Congress and issue an executive order on immigration. More w/Video
November 17, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, MD on Monday filed legislation that will increase budget transparency and add millions of dollars in new highway funding without new taxes, tolls, fees or debt. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Wharton County Judge Phillip Spenrath to the Houston-Galveston Regional Review Committee. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today met with Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, Commanding General of the III Corps and Fort Hood, to discuss issues related to the military in Texas. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman on Friday issued a statement on his urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Texas Highways Magazine marked its 40th anniversary by announcing San Antonio as the number one destination among its readers. More
November 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that a special election will be held on December 6 to fill the Texas State Senate District 18 seat that was vacated by Senator Glenn Hegar when he was elected to serve as Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. More
November 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Thursday met with Texas Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick to discuss the transition process and priorities for the upcoming legislative session. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is offering its free Energy Saver mobile app to Apple and Android users. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted a presentation on the proposed Houston to Dallas-Fort Worth high speed rail, featuring former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of Texas Central Railway. More
November 12, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement following President Barack Obama's recent decision to push for the reclassification of the Internet as a utility. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a workshop in Houston on November 17 to gather input regarding the transportation needs of senior citizens and people with disabilities. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public hearing on Thursday in Alvin regarding the proposed extension of FM 528 to State Highway 6. More
November 12, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Tuesday held a press conference following a Montgomery County District Court judge declaring a mistrial in a case involving felony barratry charges against Reynolds. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued opinions on two questions regarding state law, including whether a person who was convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude but who received judicial clemency is eligible to act as a bail bond surety. More
November 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety, in observance of Winter Weather Preparedness Day, today urged Texans to begin preparing for possible winter weather. More
November 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott on Tuesday named Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos as his prospective nominee for Texas Secretary of State. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Texas Hospital Association today announced the launch of KnowledgeShare, an online library designed to help hospitals search for and share innovative ways to provide the best possible care for patients. More
November 11, 2014 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Monday hosted a panel discussion and community dialogue on coastal resiliency. More
November 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today hosted an economic development roundtable meeting in the Rio Grande Valley. More
November 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions on matters of state law, including the authority of an entity to require and maintain a photocopy of the credentials of a police officer. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced a conversion project for I-10 and Cane Island Parkway and weekend closures on I-45. More
November 10, 2014 -- State Senator Charles Schwertner, M.D. on Monday filed Senate Bill 134, also known as the Small Business Tax Relief Act. More
November 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today met with officials of the Texas Department of Transportation to discuss transportation-related priorities for the upcoming legislation session. More
November 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today saluted Texas veterans and noted the economic impact they provide for the state. More
November 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today announced the launch of the Texas Veterans Initiative, a $1 million investment by the state to support a pilot program to address Texas veterans' mental health needs. More
November 10, 2014 -- Representatives from the Texas government held a ceremonial tree planting on Friday in celebration of the 125th State Arbor Day. More
November 10, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Garnet F. Coleman on Friday issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to hear a case that could impact residents in states without a state-based health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that a total closure of all westbound and eastbound mainlanes of IH 10 East Freeway at US 59 near downtown Houston will take place over the weekend starting November 7 at 9 p.m. until November 10 at 5 a.m. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for road maintenance projects in Harris and Fort Bend counties. More
November 07, 2014 -- Apache Corporation today is participating in the Texas Arbor Day celebration in Austin. More
November 06, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick has begun assembling his transition team. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission, in observance of Veterans Day, has written a message urging employers to hire veterans, and for veterans to seek workforce services. More
November 06, 2014 -- Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonpartisan business group, today released a report that shows more than 18,000 clean energy jobs were announced in more than 20 states in the third quarter of 2014, with Texas ranked among the top 10 states for such jobs. More
November 05, 2014 -- President George H. W. Bush will receive the European People's Party's prestigious Robert Schuman Medal on November 10 at Texas A&M University during the Bush School of Government and Public Service's conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More
November 05, 2014 -- Three Railroad Commissioners have issued statements on the vote to ban the well stimulation technique in the City of Denton. More
November 05, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that sales tax revenues in October totaled $2.41 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent compared to October 2013. More
November 05, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a news release regarding the passage of Proposition 1, which authorizes a portion of oil and gas tax revenues to be utilized in the state's highway fund. More
November 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has recommended guidelines for the monitoring of health care workers and others returning to Texas from Ebola-endemic areas in West Africa. More
November 04, 2014 -- Texas voters are electing a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller of public accounts, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner and deciding numerous state senate and state representative races. More
November 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn was reelected along with Congressmen Ted Poe, John Culberson, Al Green, Gene Green and Sheila Jackson Lee. Republican Brian Babin was elected to Congress. More
November 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday has made appointments to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee, and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet November 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Regents Meeting Room on the campus of Texas A&M University. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host a conference titled “The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe” on November 10 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved roadway upgrades to the IH 10 East/IH 610 East Loop interchange at its October meeting held last week. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that all through lanes of Buffalo Speedway at United States Highway 59 will be reopened today following completion of the reconstruction of the intersection. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation recently approved approximately $2.8 million in funding for the Sugar Land Regional Airport. More
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
October 21, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Association and Texas Nurses Association on Monday sponsored a tele-town hall meeting regarding the Ebola Virus. More
October 21, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the creation of an Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition has posted a message in support of Proposition 1 on the November 4 ballot. More
October 20, 2014 -- Forty-three Texans, who were monitored for 21 days following their contact with the state's first Ebola patient, have been cleared from active monitoring. More
October 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi reports that the first of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations has been installed in the water at Surfside. More
October 19, 2014 -- More than 20 researchers from Swansea, Wales will visit Houston, College Station and Austin for the Texas Research Showcase, which begins on Sunday, October 26. More
October 18, 2014 -- The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the State's voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. More
October 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday has made an appointment and a reappointment to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management and reappointments to the Commission on Uniform State Laws. More
October 17, 2014 -- The San Jacinto Museum of History Association will host its "Special Evening with Texas History" on November 6. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Texas Wildlife Association has announced it is developing its legislative agenda for the 84th session of the Texas Legislature. More
October 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and called for a travel ban from countries where the Ebola Virus has spread. More
October 17, 2014 -- Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for a Texas solution to fight the spread of Ebola. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 36,400 total nonfarm jobs in September. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and Texas State Representative Borris Miles will hold a networking forum on October 24, providing an opportunity for disadvantaged business enterprises to meet with prime contractors working in the Greater Houston area. More
October 16, 2014 -- Texas Chief Information Officer Karen Robinson, executive director of the Texas Department of Information Resources, on Wednesday announced her plan to retire. More
October 16, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement calling on a federal response to the Ebola Virus. More
October 16, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday filed charges of deceiving the public and violating Texas law against a man unlawfully referring to himself as a naturopathic doctor in order to market and sell nutritional products. More
October 15, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott on Wednesday asked Houston City Attorney David Feldman to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons, notes and other information. More
October 15, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the reinstatement of the state's voter identification law for the November 4 election. More
October 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to a second Dallas health care provider being diagnosed with the Ebola virus. More
October 15, 2014 -- Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a ruling by a federal appeals court to allow the state's voter identification law to remain in effect for the November 4 election. More
October 14, 2014 -- The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled unanimously that Texas' voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election; and the Texas Department of Public Safety is resuming the issuance of Election Identification Certificates. More
October 14, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a municipality to sell real property, including a building and improvements, located in the middle of a city street. More
October 14, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will participate in the Governor's Small Business Forum on Friday in Houston. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response will hold its first hearing at 9 a.m. on October 23 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry is participating in an economic development trip to Europe this week. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday named Steve Hughes of El Paso as justice of the 8th Court of Appeals. More
October 12, 2014 -- The League of Women Voters of Texas 2014 General Election Voters Guide is now available. More
October 10, 2014 -- Connected Texas and the Texas Computer Education Association recently co-hosted the Texas Broadband Symposium, which focused on broadband access in education. More
October 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Michael McCaul today sent a letter to United States Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske requesting that international airports in Dallas and Houston be included in enhanced screening for the Ebola virus. More
October 10, 2014 -- Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry today issued a statement regarding a ruling on a challenge to the state's photo voter identification law. More
October 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Surendra Varma of Lubbock to the Texas Medical Board and reappointed Dean Rucker of Midland as presiding judge of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region. More
October 09, 2014 -- Corpus Christi Federal District Judge Nelva Gonazalez Ramos today ruled in favor of plaintiffs challenging the Texas voter photo ID law, but the Texas Attorney General's Office said it will appeal. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued a final greenhouse gas permit for construction of an expansion of the Victoria Power Station by Victoria WLE. More
October 09, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today visited United States Army troops at Fort Hood who are preparing to deploy to Liberia to combat the spread of Ebola. More
October 08, 2014 -- Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement regarding a report on SAT performance for Texas students. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is hosting "Texas in Focus", an exhibit of early photography from the state archives, through January 30 at the Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin. More
October 08, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that Texas and 49 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $105 million agreement wireless carrier AT&T Inc. for its role in cellphone "cramming", a practice of placing unauthorized third party charges on mobile phone accounts. More
October 08, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that sales tax revenues for September totaled $2.17 billion, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to September 2013. More
October 07, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday announced the launch of the Veteran and Industry Partnership, an initiative to create jobs for veterans and supply a skilled and ready workforce for some of the state’s most high-demand industries: petrochemical, advanced manufacturing and information technology. More
October 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
October 07, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether concurrent service as a juvenile probation officer and a trustee on an independent school district's board of trustees creates a conflict of interest. More
October 07, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency today released data showing that participation rates for 2013-2014 Advanced Placement and SAT exams increased over the previous year. More
October 07, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today congratulated the University of Texas Center for Identity on the center's launch of IDWise, an online tool for managing personal identity. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Texas State Championship Duck Calling contest will be held on Saturday in Katy. More
October 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued an executive order to create the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess the state's existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus. More
October 03, 2014 -- Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform announced on Friday that the staff of the Texas Sunset Commission issued its long anticipated report on their proposed recommendations for changes to the Health and Human Services Commission which is under sunset review this year. More
October 03, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today wrote a letter to United States Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske to request additional information on the screening process for incoming passengers to the country after the first confirmed case of Ebola in Texas. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that the state has been awarded $18 million to fund five restoration projects related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 03, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final green house gas permit to Natgasoline to construct a new natural gas-to-gasoline facility in Nederland, Texas. More
October 03, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statement in response to a court ruling lifting an injunction on House Bill 2, which place regulations on abortions in the state. More
October 03, 2014 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region and Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted the Mobility Matters Symposium on Thursday. More
October 02, 2014 -- State Senator Charles Schwertner, a medical doctor, on Thursday announced that the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will be holding an informational hearing to discuss the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas as well as the state's level of preparedness in responding to infectious diseases. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has won an appeal to keep the commission's full allotment of federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Thursday released a study showing that forestry-driven, wood-based industries contribute $30.3 billion to the state's economy and support more than 130,600 jobs. More
October 02, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen has announced the launch of the 2014-2015 High School Aerospace Scholars project. More
October 02, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday applauded a ruling by the United States District Court striking down a lawsuit by environmental groups to require the dunes sagebrush lizard be added to the endangered species list. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today issued a ruling upholding uphold a lower court's decision clearing former Congressman Tom Delay's conviction for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. More
October 01, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today met with state and local health officials regarding a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday issued a news release regarding a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in Dallas. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Texas Hospital Association on Tuesday issued a statement in response to a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas. More
September 30, 2014 -- Texas State Senator and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in Dallas. More
September 30, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, chair of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, has issued a statement in response to a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in a Dallas-area hospital. More
September 30, 2014 -- Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that its Transportation Commission approved two projects for Harris County. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices to issue Election Identification Certificates only beginning October 11 through November 8. More
September 30, 2014 -- The visit to the Netherlands by a group of Texans to tour the storm surge protection system that the Dutch launched after the disastrous 1953 flood wrapped up on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of the High Demand Job Training Program. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Boards recently elected its 2014-2015 officers, including Andra Self of Lufkin Independent School Distric,t who will serve as TASB's new president. More
September 28, 2014 -- Report from the Netherlands: Jim Guidry reports that the delegation from Texas has arrived in the Netherlands. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's office announced that a special search team trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by the governor to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, recently saved the lives of two individuals suffering from heat distress and hydration. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas will be issuing 21 trapping permits October 20-24 for the state's trapping season. More
September 25, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in observance of Rosh Hashanah. More
September 23, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday made appointments to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee. More
September 23, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether the Education Code requires school district trustees to file personal financial statements in specific circumstances. More
September 23, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released a report urging policymakers and elected officials to "discontinue costly subsidies and tax breaks driving development of new electricity generation" and to allow "a more market-driven approach" to providing power to Texas consumers. More
September 23, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued legal opinions on two issues, including whether school districts are exempt from the municipal drainage charge under the Municipal Drainage Utility Systems Act. More
September 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a groundbreaking ceremony on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach. More
September 20, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is Saturday, September 27 at 30 locations on the Texas Gulf Coast from Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County to Boca Chica in Cameron County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Secretary of State's Office announced a mobile election identification certificate station will open next weekend at the Moody Community Center located at 3725 Fulton Street in Houston. More
September 19, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Friday applauded President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Alfred H. Bennett, Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., and Judge Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr. to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on September 25 regarding the proposed widening of Trammel-Fresno Road and a new two-lane extension of Hurricane Lane Parkway in Fort Bend County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will provide assistance to medical practitioners serving Texas patients who require prescriptions for hydrocodone combination products, which are being reclassified as a more restricted substance. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 20,100 jobs in August. More
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
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
September 08, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor about Senate Democrats’ proposed constitutional amendment restricting the free speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment. More w/Video
September 08, 2014 -- The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued the final rule necessary to implement a law authored by United States Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar to expand prescription drug take-back programs. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today reported that the agency is returning more than $43 million in remaining fire suppression funds to the State of Texas. More
September 08, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is open through February 28. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition reports that it now has the support of 14 cities, counties and economic development groups throughout Waller, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. More
September 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday will deliver a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan then will lead an economic development delegation of state and business leaders to Beijing, and on Friday will take part in a panel discussion on global economic issues at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China. More
September 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday reappointed Bill O'Neal of Carthage as Texas State Historian for a term to expire two years from the date of his honoring ceremony. More
September 04, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that more than $200 million in unclaimed property was returned to its rightful owners during FY2014. More
September 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday made appointments to the Texas Judicial Council, the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. More
September 03, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency today released a study regarding the impact of potential school district consolidation in the state's five largest counties, including Harris County. More
September 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards, which honors peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. More
September 03, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents is meeting today in College Station. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $513,333 for Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport. More
September 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named Michael Arambula of San Antonio as chair and appointed John Guerra of Mission to the Texas Medical Board. More
September 02, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alex Bukreyev, a professor of pathology at University of Texas at Galveston and a noted virologist, who has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants and a U.S. Department of Defense grant totaling more than $6 million to develop experimental drugs against both Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, noting that the state should have sufficient electricity available for demand during both seasons. More
August 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday made appointments to the 443rd Judicial District Court and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. More
August 29, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will again present a Labor Day fireworks show in Acres Homes on August 31. More
August 29, 2014 -- The commissioners of the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday issued a statement honoring approximately 13 million of the state's workers ahead of the Labor Day holiday. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today urged Texans to use caution when celebrating during the Labor Day weekend, due to dry weather conditions and the increased risk of wildfires. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether the Texas Health and Safety Code prohibits municipalities from adopting ordinances that ban plastic bags. More
August 29, 2014 -- The ASPCA today commended a ruling by a Texas Court of Appeals confirming the finality of adoptions and transfers of animals from municipal shelters to private residences. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today applauded the Austin City Council's adoption of an Affordable Energy Resolution, which calls for Austin Energy to generate more than 60 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2025 and eliminate carbon pollution from its generator fleet by 2030. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved more than $10.2 million for projects in Jefferson and Hardin County. More
August 28, 2014 -- Travis County District Court Judge John Dietz today issued a ruling declaring the Texas school finance system as unconstitutional. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities today issued a statement in response to District Court Judge John Dietz's ruling that the Texas school finance system is unconstitutional. More
August 27, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Education Agency have added new features to "Texas Reality Check", a web site and iPhone application that provides middle and high school students with information regarding their career and lifestyle options. More
August 26, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that Tuesday's sale of $5.4 billion in Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes received an interest rate of 0.1326 percent — the lowest rate ever received for the state’s one-year notes. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded Texans to be prepared during Hurricane Season, which continues through November 30. More
August 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Occidental Petroleum's new office complex in Midland, Texas. More
August 25, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday made appointments to the Texas Economic Development Corporation and the Fifth Court of Appeals. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup is on Saturday, September 27, 2014. More
August 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed three members to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that the mainlanes of Interstate Highway 45 North Freeway northbound from Canino to West Gulf Bank will be closed beginning tonight for the construction of new connector lamps. More
August 22, 2014 -- Lynda Guidry shares her thoughts on the passing of Victor Lang. More
August 21, 2014 -- A multi-partner coalition including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County. More w/Video
August 21, 2014 -- A diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers, and elected officials, met on August 18 at Texas A&M University at Galveston for a summit on how best to stop illegal fishing in United States waters by foreign vessels. More
August 21, 2014 -- Attorneys for Texas Governor Rick Perry today held a telephone news conference with reporters across the state to reject allegations that the governor attempted to obstruct an ongoing investigation into the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas last year when he vetoed funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit. More
August 20, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Brigadier General Gerald "Jake" Betty as Commander of the Texas State Guard. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding whether the early termination of deferred adjudication is a reportable conviction or adjudication for purposes of the Code of Criminal Procedure. More
August 18, 2014 -- Religious, law enforcement and elected leaders from Colorado and Texas on Friday toured border facilities and held a roundtable discussion on immigration. More
August 17, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a message in support of Texas Governor Rick Perry. More
August 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today made a statement regarding the indictments by the Travis County Grand Jury. More
August 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by by Travis County grand jury on felony counts of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. More
August 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to the Texas Workforce Commission's jobs report for July. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the Texas economy added 46,600 jobs in July. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday issued a legal opinion regarding constitutional questions related to funding of County Transportation Reinvestment Zones. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More
August 13, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a letter to the Federal Bureau of Land Management urging the bureau to drop its claims to private property along the Red River. More
August 13, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that an agreement has been reached with the Houston-based Lincoln Academy to permanently shut down due to the academy falsely claiming to be an accredited educational institution. More
August 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today visited Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen training for deployment to the state's border with Mexico to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the region. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday received an update regarding participation in the demand response services. More
August 12, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs announced that this year's Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes have earned the highest ratings from Wall Street ratings firms. More
August 12, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the office's Child Support Division has been recognized as the nation's best child support program by the National Child Support Enforcement Association. More
August 12, 2014 -- The Texas Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on Monday voted 6-1, with Representative Charles Perry opposed, to censure University of Texas System Regent Wallace L. Hall Jr. for “misconduct, incompetency in the performance of official duties, or behavior unbefitting” a state official. More
August 11, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today released a statement regarding proposed federal regulations extending the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act authority to stock tanks, small ponds and dry ditches. More
August 11, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has secured a $19.5 million agreement with Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. to resolve the state's civil Medicaid fraud investigation against the company. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued two legal opinions, including one regarding whether the "Texas Triple Chance" game proposed by the Texas Lottery Commission violates the Texas Constitution. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission is inviting anyone with dogs to its Third Annual Dog Days of Summer event at the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia in Brazoria County. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Central East Texas Alliance has added another speaker for its event on August 26 centering on workforce development issues, Mick Normington, a Labor Market and Career Information Business Specialist with the Texas Workforce Commission. More
August 07, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas today issued a warning that people seeking help with immigration matters should be aware of "notarios" or others who falsely represent themselves as lawyers. More
August 06, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 10-5, with Jerry Davis, Mike Laster, Michael Kubosh, C.O. "Brad" Bradford and Jack Christie opposed, and Dave Martin and Oliver Pennington out of the room and not voting, to amend the Code of Ordinances relating to vehicles for hire to provide for businesses like Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to connect drivers with riders, using the driver’s personal car. More
August 06, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that it has given final approval of its 50th greenhouse gas permit in Texas. More
August 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved more than $26 million for maintenance on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City. More
August 06, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas and 41 other states have reached a $35 million settlement agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to resolve an investigation of the company's unlawful promoting of its immunosuppresive drug Rapamune. More
August 06, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in July totaled $2.34 billion, reflecting a 6.3 percent increase compared to July 2013. More
August 05, 2014 -- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the Texas Senate District 4 race. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the latest on-time high school graduation rates released by the Texas Education Agency. More
August 05, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the right of United States citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel recorded on their passports as their place of birth. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding whether a home-rule municipal charter provision may require voter approval to impose an ad valorem tax. More
August 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to an announcement by SpaceX that their commercial rocket launch facility will be located in Cameron County in Texas. More
August 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is offering a $2.3 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund to attract a commercial launch facility by SpaceX to the Brownsville area. More
August 04, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded shoppers that the annual sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies takes place August 8-10. More
August 04, 2014 -- My Plates will discontinue offering the current University of Texas license plate designs on August 10 in order to redesign the plates. More
August 03, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is celebrating it's 224th Anniversary this week. Message and Video
August 02, 2014 -- A University of Houston researcher has reported that cancer survivors who write down their fears and emotions may improve their outcome. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has announced his appointments to the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery and Texas Lottery Commission, including Senators Larry Taylor and John Whitmire More
August 01, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs on Thursday awarded $60.1 million in tax credits to private developers constructing or rehabilitating properties across the state offering units with reduced rents. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 31, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke today announced his plans to retire in December. More
July 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding "the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation". More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 31, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday commended Assistant Attorney General Linda Halpern for being named the 2014 Outstanding Government Lawyer. More
July 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration health care system. More w/Video
July 30, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a taxing unit may reserve mineral interests on property that is acquired through tax foreclosure and then resold pursuant to the Tax Code. More
July 30, 2014 -- The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Tuesday selected Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as the sole finalist for chancellor of The University of Texas System. More
July 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Leon Leal of Grapevine to the State Board for Education Certification. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a charitable organization formed under the Health and Safety Code is a political corporation or subdivision of the State of Texas for purposes of the Texas Constitution. More
July 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Visualase, Inc., which was awarded a Texas Emerging Technology Fund grant in 2007, has been acquired by Medtronic, Inc. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission was grant $5 million in National Emergency Grants from the United States Department of Labor to train workers facing long-term unemployment. More
July 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Ryan Brennan of Austin as Commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance. More
July 28, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued two people in life jackets but a third person died when their boat sank in Copano Bay, just north of Rockport. More
July 26, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter and boat crew medevaced a 50-year-old fisherman suffering from severe abdominal pains Saturday morning, 25 miles offshore of Port O’Connor. More
July 25, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday made appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors and the Protect Our Kids Commission. More
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 25, 2014 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Jeffrey Watts of Fort Worth, Texas, has pleaded guilty to charges related to operating a fraudulent scheme involving oil and gas investments. More
July 24, 2014 -- Early voting for the Texas Senate District 4 Special Election begins on Monday. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas today announced that police officers who are members of the National Guard and called to active duty along the Texas-Mexico border will not have to pay their dues for the duration of their deployment. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office is removing derelict pilings along the western shore of Galveston Bay, with removals expected to begin in Seabrook in August. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling almost $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. More
July 23, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a report regarding the Texas Workforce, and proposed steps to ensure continued prosperity. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered a special election for September 9 to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, which was vacated by Texas State Senator Robert Duncan. More
July 22, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today announced that David Feckley of Wylie, Texas has been elected to its national board of directors. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Texas Military Forces Public Affairs Office has announced that the National Guard is taking steps in preparation for deployment to the border with Mexico after being activated by Governor Rick Perry to assist in securing the border. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a statement regarding the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army. More
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
July 08, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Office is conducting 16 free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of July. More
July 08, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $750,000 in Schneider Electric for the expansion of its operations in El Paso, which he says will create 193 new jobs and $7 million in capital investment. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has achieved a 92-percent satisfaction rating among its external customers. More
July 07, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today denounced a preliminary ruling issued late Friday by State District Judge Bret Griffin allowing plaintiff attorney and Democratic Party mega donor Steve Mostyn to take Taylor's deposition in a lawsuit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 06, 2014 -- Coast Guard crews and the tanker Elia crew are searching for one of Elia's crewmen off Port Aransas. More
July 04, 2014 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the state’s first case of West Nile illness of the season. DSHS is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness. More
July 04, 2014 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve has posted a news release about water safety in the preserve. More
July 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced a Texas Enterprise Fund investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas. More
July 04, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Thursday presented testimony during a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee field hearing in McAllen entitled, “Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors.” More
July 04, 2014 -- Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday created the Select Committee on the Fiscal Impact of Texas Border Support Operations, which will examine the short- and long-term budgetary effects of addressing increased activity along the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 03, 2014 -- Vandy Anderson, a veteran Galveston broadcaster, has been selected for induction to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. More
July 03, 2014 -- Texas Rick Perry told Members of the United States House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 03, 2014 -- H-E-B has issued a precautionary recall of several beef market items in stores throughout Texas due to the possible presence of foreign material in the meat. More
July 03, 2014 -- Clemente Davila, 27, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Wednesday morning in Houston. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Agriculture reports that Texas cattlemen approved the Texas Beef Checkoff Referendum by a 67-33 percent margin, which will require a $1 per head fee to conduct beef promotion, marketing, research and education programs for consumers. More
July 02, 2014 -- Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds today applauded the results of the Texas Beef Checkoff referendum. More
July 02, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs announced today a new web portal that will provide information on the economic impact of military installations in the state. More
July 02, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today announced that they are accepting applications for two federal judicial vacancies in Texas to fill vacancies in the Northern District and the Southern District. More
July 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a proclamation commending the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division on the today's 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
July 01, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed eight individuals to the Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Council. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Highway 36A Coalition last week urged the Texas Transportation Commission meeting at the Bayport Cruise Terminal to support a $2 million study of potential routes for the proposed corridor. More
June 30, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday released a statement regarding the State of Texas win in the whooping crane case. More
June 30, 2014 -- The United States Supreme Court today voted 5-4 regarding Texas’ elected officials have been posting comments on today's 5-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court regarding Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 30, 2014 -- United States Representative Randy Weber today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014, which would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations until Congress determines that sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller’s Office today released an analysis of new school construction costs that shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. More w/Video
June 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that Kenneth Latham, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is currently in custody after being arrested on Wednesday in Nash. More
June 27, 2014 -- The National Park Service has announced that unmanned aircraft are prohibited in the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Secretary of Commerce has appointed Captain David Walker and Dr. Gregory Stunz, and reappointed Dr. Pam Dana to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $300,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Maverick Arms, Inc. for the firearms company to expand its Eagle Pass manufacturing facility. More
June 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed presiding officers of the Cameron County, Alamo, Grayson County and North East Texas Regional Mobility Authorities. More
June 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the United States House Homeland Security Committee hearing scheduled for July 3 in McAllen, Texas. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service is urging citizens to use caution to avoid starting wildfires while celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the implementation of a section of the Transportation Code concerning the establishment of financial responsibility by making a deposit with the county judge. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Kenneth Latham to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. More
June 24, 2014 -- Texas State Climatologist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University John Nielsen-Gammon has reported that while recent rains have helped some areas, approximately 70 percent of Texas remains in some form of drought. More
June 23, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Weslaco toured a federal facility housing unaccompanied alien children. More
June 23, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined United States Senator Ted Cruz in a tour of a facility currently housing immigrants, including minors, who illegally crossed into Texas. More
June 23, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling concerning greenhouse gas permitting by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 23, 2014 -- Samantha Coffey of Galveston was named the 2014 National America Miss Texas at the state pageant held on June 15, 2014. More
June 20, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Interagency Council for Genetic Services, the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System, the Texas Radiation Advisory Board, and the State Board for Educator Certification. More
June 20, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Allen Fletcher was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony to commission 107 men and women as Highway Patrol Troopers on Friday. More
June 20, 2014 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee will host a public meeting on Tuesday in Port Aransas to discuss after-action items from the Texas City "Y" Oil Spill. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation today issued a statement regarding the state's May job numbers. More
June 20, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the latest employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today released employment statistics for May, announcing that the state has added a total of 383,100 jobs during the past 12 months. More
June 19, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state "in the absence of adequate federal resources" to secure the border. More
June 19, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said he supports state funding for border operations approved by Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus. More
June 19, 2014 -- Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, applauded emergency action by Governor Perry, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst, and Speaker Straus More
June 18, 2014 -- Texas Highways magazine has announced another round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers, listing Galveston as number 15, Palestine number 14 and Corpus Christi number 13. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced a new Fair Housing Mediation Program, which will begin on July 1, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Texas Fair Housing Act. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, during a special called meeting today, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Betty Reynard as president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a collaboration between the office's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Texas law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 23 suspected child predators. More
June 18, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas will host its annual meeting on June 26-27 at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether Texas school districts violate state law by using the Common Core State Standards Initiative to teach to state standards. More
June 17, 2014 -- Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding emergency funding for border security due to the increased number of unaccompanied children crossing the border into Texas. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding whether a Type B economic development corporation may use sales tax funds to hire an independent contractor for developing a comprehensive plan for a city. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Republican Governors Association today hosted an energy press briefing featuring the governors of Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Wyoming at the Petroleum Club in Houston. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released "Extreme Weather and Climate Change: What the Science Really Says", a report on facts about climate change and its link to today's extreme weather events. More
June 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the San Jacinto Criminal District Attorney, the 311th Judicial District Court, the 258th Judicial District Court, and the 144th Criminal District Court. More
June 13, 2014 -- Juneteenth will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14 in Hitchcock with a parade starting at10am leading to the historic and beautiful Stringfellow Orchards where activities for the whole family withe professional re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. More
June 12, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a mental health facility at Ft. Hood. More
June 12, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today requested $30 million from the United States Department of Homeland Security to immediately deploy state resources to the Texas border with Mexico. More
June 11, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues for May totaled $2.45 billion, an increase of 8.5 percent compared to May 2013. More
June 10, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on June 27 in Humble. More
June 10, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding whether the Lottery Commission may deny or revoke an entity's bingo-related license based on the criminal history of an individual associated with that entity. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the National Association of Attorneys General has presented a team with the Texas Solicitor General's Office with a "NAAG Best Brief Award". More
June 07, 2014 -- Nine tenure-track assistant professors in Texas have been awarded $173,250 in grants by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to conduct innovative research in mental health. More
June 07, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission's Edge Initiative will provide funds to accredited Texas public libraries for computer equipment and supplies. More
June 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday kicked off the Austin X Games, presenting the first medals to winners at the event. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs this week joined Governor Rick Perry in recognizing June as Homeownership Month. More
June 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. More
June 05, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has awarded State Representative Byron Cook with a True Texas Hero Award. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued legal opinions regarding the nepotism exception in the Education Code and the assessment and distribution of criminal court costs. More
June 04, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he and state attorneys general from 43 other states secured a $105 million agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC in connection with an investigation of the drug maker for unlawfully promoting its asthma drug Advair and antidepressant drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin. More
June 03, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday warned job seekers to be wary of scams involving people posing as potential employers who attempt to take money in exchange for non-existent jobs. More
June 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined officials in Houston to announce the launch of a statewide advertising campaign to combat human trafficking in Texas. More
June 03, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner on Monday urged low-income Texans to enroll in the state's electricity discount program. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will participate in "Roadcheck 2014", a national commercial vehicle safety enforcement effort, by conducting enhanced inspections of commercial vehicles traveling Texas roads Tuesday through Thursday. More
June 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding rules proposed today by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions at existing power plants. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Sierra Club today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. More
May 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to review their emergency plans and stay prepared as hurricane season begins on Sunday. More
May 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Harvey Aikman of Mission to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. More
May 29, 2014 -- Governor Rick Perry has appointed four members to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. More
May 29, 2014 -- Governor Rick Perry has urged Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1 and runs through the end of November. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has made preparations for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues through November 30. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum will host events in celebration of the United States Armed Forces in June. More
May 29, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Wednesday reported that an on-going timber theft investigation has resulted in the arrest and indictment of one man in Harrison County. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Tuesday announced that registration is open to K-12 public schools for TexQuest, the agency's new statewide database program. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has formally removed the city of Port Arthur and the Lynchburg Ferry from the Air Pollutant Watch List. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding providing salary increases for assistant auditors and administrative assistants after passage of the county budget. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and Keep Texas Beautiful today announced the winners of the "Don't mess with Texas" Elementary School Art Contest. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Texas Bar Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant to the State Bar of Texas to fund "Justiceville, USA", a web-based project to help students meet specific elementary and secondary history, government, citizenship and geography requirements on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills exam. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, with a screening of the new IMAX film, "D-Day: Normandy 1944." More
May 26, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people from their sinking boat in Nueces Bay on Sunday. More
May 23, 2014 -- Governor Rick Perry has appointed Kathryn Hall of Dallas to the Texas Economic Development Corporation and as special adviser on international business for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to take part in the "Take 25" campaign for child safety. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $639,280 in self-sufficiency funding to a consortium made up of Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College to provide job training in support of petrochemical employers. More
May 22, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives has passed the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act by a vote of 412-4. More
May 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Cathleen Parsley of Austin as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Texas State office of Administrative Hearings. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday issued a legal opinion regarding whether state agencies, including institutions of higher education, must obtain approval from the State Office of Risk Management prior to purchasing insurance coverage. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions on questions of state law, including an opinion regarding the authority of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs over implementation of the at-risk development set-asides under the low income housing tax credit program. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation posted a reminder to motorists to stay alert and well-rested as they travel. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter on Monday issued a statement in response to a recommendation by Texas Water Development Board Executive Administrator Kevin Patteson to move forward with the proposed construction of the Marvin Nichols reservoir in East Texas. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today urged residents to prepare early for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. More
May 20, 2014 -- Preservation Texas, Inc. today released its annual list of the state's "Most Endangered Places", with the Camp Logan/Hogg Bird Sanctuary in Houston listed as one of the sites. More
May 20, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded Texans that the state's annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday begins on Saturday and continues through the Memorial Day holiday. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced the launch of a new pilot reporting program for catching red snapper fish. More
May 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state would invest $2 million through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund into Alafair Biosciences, Inc. for the commercialization of its internal wound healing devices. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that renewable energy production grew by 12 percent in 2013. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of open houses across the state to gather input concerning the Texas Transportation Plan 2040. More
May 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on reports that the state added 64,100 jobs in April. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 64,100 jobs in April. More
May 15, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Thursday provided testimony at the Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a memorial service for fallen officers. More
May 14, 2014 -- Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade on Wednesday marked this year's Small Business Week by speaking at a celebration at Texas State Technical College in Waco. More
May 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today sent a letter to Paul L. Foster, chair of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, regarding proposed tuition increases for the university. More
May 14, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today issued a statement in opposition to the proposed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at Spur 330 Eastbound to SH 146 Northbound in Baytown to celebrate the completion of the fourth and final direct connector. More
May 13, 2014 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber on Tuesday announced that La Marque High School Senior Zoe Gibbons has been named the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. More
May 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Economic Development Corp. and the General Counsel for the Office of the Governor. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently approved decreased fees associated with storing non-current state records at the agency's State Records Center and announced a new system for storage of state records. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a municipal development district may fund a new building for a senior civic center if the center will be operated by a private non-profit corporation. More
May 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the 60th anniversary celebration of General Motors' Arlington Assembly Plant. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a committee of the Legislature that is investigating a contemplated impeachment to punish for contempt. More
May 13, 2014 -- The 2014 Texas Emergency Management Conference kick-off on Monday in San Antonio. More
May 13, 2014 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off the Texas coast will be closed to shrimp trawling beginning on May 15. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has started using a national database to check title applications. More
May 12, 2014 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Conservation Director Cyrus Reed today spoke before the House Energy Resources Subcommittee on Seismic Activity regarding seismic activity resulting from oil and gas extraction. More
May 12, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs has announced that the state's annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday on energy efficient appliances will be held on May 24-26. More
May 10, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard boat crew rescued three people on Friday, in very blustery conditions, when their vessel began taking on water in Mexican waters. More
May 10, 2014 -- Sixty tagged redfish will be released the week of May 19 for competition in the 25th Anniversary CCA Texas State of Texas Anglers’ Rodeo that begins on May 24. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has begun an oyster restoration project in Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the Gulf of Mexico shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close on May 15. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday issued a legal opinion regarding whether the Transportation Code prohibits a political subdivision or state agency from requiring peace officers to issue a certain number of warning citations. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has announced that Robert James Campbell has been scheduled for execution on May 13. More
May 07, 2014 -- Galveston Island has scheduled festivities from June 7 to June 24 to celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas, on June 19, 1865. More
May 07, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in April totaled $2.27 billion, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to April of 2013. More
May 07, 2014 -- ADP today announced that Texas added 29,080 private sector jobs during April, according to its regional employment report. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday inducted nine women into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
May 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today officially launched its Mounted Horse Patrol Unit at the Capitol Complex in Austin. More
May 06, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement applauding a ruling by the United States Supreme Court upholding the right of governmental bodies to begin meetings with prayer. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Texas Wildlife Association will auction off a permit to hunt a desert bighorn ram on a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Management Area during the association's annual WildLife convention on July 12. More
May 05, 2014 -- Entergy Texas, Inc. has joined forces with leaders from ten Central Texas counties to form the Central East Texas Alliance, a community and economic development organization that will focus primarily on rural areas in ten counties. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association held its quarterly meeting in Corpus Christi on Friday, May 2. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a consumer alert regarding thieves impersonating Attorney General employees in an attempt to steal the identities of individuals, particularly those who have applied for a short-term loan. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the scope of subsection 51.607(a) of the Government Code concerning the Texas Comptroller's Office's identification of new or changed court costs and fees. More
May 03, 2014 -- Twelve Aggies, including former Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. More
May 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Faith S. Johnson to the Public Safety Commission. More
May 02, 2014 -- Texas A&M Forest Service urges residents to be mindful of local burn bans and exercise preventative measures to remain safe due to predictions of warm and dry weather this weekend. More
May 02, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has applauded Speaker of the House John Boehner’s decision to form a select committee to investigate the attacks in Benghazi. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold its 13th annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign from May 19 through June 1. More
May 01, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Wednesday hosted an I-69 Congressional Caucus briefing with Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin and local community leaders, and announced his introduction of legislation to expand the Interstate 69 corridor to include Texas State Highway 44. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Wednesday announced that Kevin Adams of Baytown has been convicted of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with the May 27, 2013 boating accident on Lost Lake. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that new power plants are expected to begin operating by late summer, resulting in improved expectations for resource adequacy later this summer and in upcoming years. More
May 01, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas has elected Allan DuBois of San Antonio as president-elect. More
May 01, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the proposed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
April 30, 2014 -- United States District Judge Gregg Costa on Wednesday ruled that three of the four plaintiffs, including the Galveston Open Government Project, lack standing in the lawsuit against the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to stop the reconstruction of public housing in Galveston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, observed during the month of May. More
April 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Katie McClure of Kingwood to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Sierra Club on Tuesday issued a statement applauding the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
April 30, 2014 -- Dallas-based energy company Luminant on Tuesday responded to a United States Supreme Court ruling upholding the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
April 29, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has secured a $10 million agreement with New Jersey-based West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp. More
April 29, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a new online database that details public school construction costs since 2007. More
April 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into a new facility in El Paso for Prudential Financial, Inc., which will create 300 new jobs. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether state statutes that prohibit or void certain restrictive covenants affect covenants existing at the time the statues are enacted. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles" campaign in May. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that it made more than 1,300 DWI arrests during a Spring Break special enforcement period this year. More
April 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Toyota Motor North America is relocating its headquarters to Plano, Texas, bringing an anticipated capital investment of $300 million and approximately 4,000 jobs. More
April 28, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today announced that he has been appointed to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. More
April 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Elizabeth "Christy" Jack of Fort Worth as chair of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management Governing Board. More
April 26, 2014 -- State Representative Greg Bonnen has announced a scholarship program with the Texas Hospitality Association that will award a total of $10,000 to four 2014 Texas graduating high school seniors. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to use online services or the state's "mega centers" for obtaining or renewing their driver license or identification card this summer. More
April 25, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced that he has sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management asking the agency to respond to concerns regarding the Red River Boundary Compact and associated lands. More
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
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
April 11, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of a partnership with the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children to expand a scholarship program for child care providers. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Sierra Club today issued a statement following an appeals court decision rejecting the club's challenge to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's issuance of a license for a radioactive by-product disposal facility. More
April 11, 2014 -- State Representative Sylvester Turner will host his Family Day in the Park at Acres Homes in Houston on Saturday. More
April 10, 2014 -- ADP on Wednesday released its regional employment report, announcing that Texas added 28,650 private sector jobs during March. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Texas Retirement System and the Texas Workforce Commission will host the 14th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection on May 8 in Austin. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Green Party of Texas will hold its State Nominating Convention in Austin this weekend, April 11-13, at the Pearl Street Co-op. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum will host Frank Denius, a decorated World War II soldier, to speak on May 3 at the screening of the new IMAX film, "D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944". More
April 10, 2014 -- Galvestonians and those with links to Galveston's past are urged to contribute stories and photos to "Save Our Stories Galveston", an effort to capture a wide range of the Island's history told through the lives of ordinary citizens. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the STAR + PLUS Facility Advisory Committee. More
April 09, 2014 -- A memorial service was held at Fort Hood today for the victims of the April 2 shooting at the base. Several officials issued statements on the memorial. More
April 09, 2014 -- United States President Barack Obama today gave remarks at a memorial service for victims of the April 2 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues for March totaled $2.09 billion, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to March 2013. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Democratic National Committee today announced that it has hired Sondra Haltom as Texas State Director under the committee's Voter Expansion Project. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Central Railway Co. President Robert Eckels, a former Harris County Judge, on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on the proposed Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail project. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today reported on the assistance the university's Texas Automated Buoy System provided during the recent oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday visited the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Center for Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Healing in Dallas to discuss the center's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to endorse the $590 million Houston Import Project. More
April 09, 2014 -- State Representative Sylvester Turner on Tuesday reported that twenty-seven sex offenders were moved out of a facility in Acres Homes. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued an opinion regarding whether the Red River Authority must obtain county approval for any purchase of groundwater in a county without a groundwater conservation district. More
April 07, 2014 -- Senator Ted Cruz's bill to prevent terrorists from entering the United States as United Nation Ambassadors passed the Senate by unanimous consent. More w/Video
April 07, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today reported that investigators have arrested a suspect in connection with an on-going timber theft investigation. More
April 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Felix Browne as director of communications and Hugh Addington as director of scheduling and advance for his office. More
April 07, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether the Science Advisory Workgroup of the State Fire Marshal's Office has authority to review prior arson investigations. More
April 06, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold traveled to Port O'Connor on Saturday to be briefed by response officials on the March 22 Texas City Y bunker oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- Preservation Texas announced this week that Evan Thompson of Charleston, South Carolina assumed leadership duties as executive director for the Austin-based statewide organization on April 1. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two projects to construct a new boat lift and construct new screening canopies at the Galveston Bolivar Ferry landing. More
April 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund is awarding $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University Wind Energy Center for a collaborative project that brings together researchers from universities across the state to develop and increase the capacity of offshore wind energy technology, and help bring it to market. More
April 05, 2014 -- State Representative Greg Bonnen is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. More
April 05, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited has named eleven Texas chapters to its Top 100. More
April 05, 2014 -- Members of the Unified Command on Thursday in Port O'Connor met with residents of Calhoun County to update the community on progress of the oil spill response. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued safety tips for those stopping to view wildflowers in fields and off roads across the state. More
April 04, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds business owners that April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Tom Rugg Sr. of Beaumont as judge of the 58th Judicial District. More
April 03, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today is sending members of his Crime Victim Services Division to Fort Hood to work with victims of the shooting that took place at the military base on Wednesday. More
April 03, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today designated Deputy Comptroller Martin Hubert to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas advisory committee. More
April 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will participate in the BentProp Project in an expedition to the Republic of Palau to help search for missing American servicemen from air battles that took place over the nation during World War II. More
April 02, 2014 -- Three victims are dead at Fort Hood as well as a gunman who authorities say killed himself. More
April 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday received the Governor of the Year Award from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Tax Foundation today released its Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report, which found that Texas residents have the fourth lowest state-local tax burden in the country. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 28th Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 26. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct eighteen free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of April. More
April 01, 2014 -- Clean-up efforts continue along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors work to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. More
April 01, 2014 -- Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2014 Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards. More
April 01, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas noted that Texas experienced more job growth at all pay levels than any other state in the nation from 2000 to 2013. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that public school enrollment in the state has grown by 19 percent during the past decade. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission's Civil Rights Division will hold presentations at two Texas conferences in April to honor National Fair Housing Month. More
March 31, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz posted a statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that a free tax filing service is available for Texans seeking to file their returns. More
March 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to the passing of Ray Hutchison, husband of former United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. More
March 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Saturday paid tribute to Texas veterans who served or gave their lives in the Vietnam War at the unveiling and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Monument on the Texas State Capitol Grounds. More w/video
March 30, 2014 -- The Unified Command in Port O'Connor reports that it is overcoming logistical challenges posed by the remote island in order to clean up the migrating oil from the Texas City collision. More
March 29, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Forensic Science Commission. More
March 28, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on Friday released a statement regarding the Texas Workforce Commission's report on Texas job growth in February. More
March 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday released a statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,000 jobs in February. More
March 28, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in last Saturday’s ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has reported that the state set a new wind power record on Wednesday, with output reaching 10,296 megawatts. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Unified Command for the Texas City Y Response reports that oil has made landfall on Matagorda Island off the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday released a statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold House Bill 2. More
March 28, 2014 -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday issued a unanimous decision upholding House Bill 2 in Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Central Texas Coastal Area Committee on Friday will start the "Sentinel" program, which uses volunteers, with an assessment of Galveston Island. More
March 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today joined Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price in announcing their support for a high-speed rail route between Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More w/Video
March 27, 2014 -- The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report on county employment and wages in Texas for the third quarter of 2013. More
March 27, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced updated "Debt At A Glance" pages online to provide new detail finances for every city, school district and community college district in the state. More
March 26, 2014 -- Oil spill responders established a Matagorda Bay Forward Branch in Port O’Connor, Texas, today to coordinate protection of the environment of the Matagorda Bay area, as a portion of the oil spilled on Saturday in a ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas, moves south along the Texas Coast. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office on Wednesday announced that manpower and equipment are already in place to protect Matagorda Bay from any oil spilled by a barge at Texas City. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, in recognition of April as Fair Housing Month, has issued a news release on the rules of the federal Fair Housing Act. More
March 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to an extension in the enrollment deadline to meet health insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is continuing to look for wildlife affected following the Saturday oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More w/Video
March 25, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that the aggressive response to clean up the oil spill off the Texas City Dike won’t affect the state’s $20 million fund to clean up oil spills; and that the party ultimately found responsible for the spill will pay all the bills. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that Texas residents will begin receiving account credits or checks this week as a result of a nearly $13 million settlement with five publishers of electronic books. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Environmental Defense Fund has released a statement regarding the oil spill that took place in Galveston Bay on March 22. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is continuing to look for wildlife affected following the Saturday oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether the state's Education Code authorizes the citizens of Harris County to use repealed Chapter 18 of the code to increase the county equalization tax. More
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green has commended the Unified Command and the emergency responders "who are working tirelessly around the clock" to contain the oil spill. More
March 24, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has dispatched investigators and staff from his Environmental Protection Division to the Galveston Bay oil spill site. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it is partnering with law enforcement agencies to increase penalties for "habitual" toll road violators. More
March 24, 2014 -- Aubrey Lynn England, from McKinney, Texas, was named Entertainer of the Year at the 12th annual Texas Music Awards at the Texas Music Barn inside the Academy of Texas Music headquarters in Linden. More
March 23, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry reports that he has directed "all necessary state resources" to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels on Saturday. More
March 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the OneStar Foundation, the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board, and the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
March 21, 2014 -- Mona Halverson, director of the Thicket of Diversity, a project dedicated to biological field research in the Big Thicket region in Texas, spoke at the Discover Life in America All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. More
March 21, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has filed charges against Veterans Support Organization with unlawfully soliciting charitable contributions and misrepresenting to donors that the donations would benefit local veterans in need. More
March 21, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Thursday announced that he will allow districts to satisfy a requirement to use graphing calculators with a graphing calculator application on a tablet for the 8th grade mathematics assessment under the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced a higher level of financial transparency award for the Leadership Circle Program. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today issued a statement in response to the discovery of a "stash house" in the Houston area with more than 100 people illegally in the country being held inside. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Workforce Commissioner Hope Andrade today issued a message to Texas employers regarding updated regulations from the United States Department of Labor related to exempt salaried employees. More
March 20, 2014 -- Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams has requested an opinion from the Texas Attorney General's Office regarding the ability of members of a governmental body to participate in a meeting by videoconference call. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Sea Turtle Restoration Project is seeking the public's help as the Kemp's ridley sea turtle nesting season approaches on the Upper Texas Coast. More
March 19, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today announced interim charges related to a number of Senate Committees "concerned with better governance". More
March 19, 2014 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today reported that food prices in Texas remain steady, according to its Grocery Price Watch survey. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is hosting an exhibit of items illustrating Texas' journey from European province to an American state. More
March 19, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against the Houston-based Lincoln Academy and the Brownstone Academy on charges that the academies falsely claim to be accredited educational institutions. More
March 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday released a statement regarding force reductions to the Texas Army National Guard ordered by the National Guard Bureau. More
March 18, 2014 -- GetEqual Texas has will host vigils across the state on Wednesday for Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, a couple whose bodies were found near Galveston earlier this month. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Texas Farm Bureau State Director Russell Boening has called on Congress to take action to "fix the nation's broken immigration system". More
March 17, 2014 -- "Texas Highways" magazine has announced the latest round of the Texas Top 40 favorite destinations as chosen by its readers. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities today announced the winners of the 31st Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards. More
March 16, 2014 -- The Battleship Texas Foundation hosted a public family festival at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site on Saturday as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship TEXAS. More
March 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the OneStar National Service Commission, the Aging and Disability Services Council, the Texas Radiation Advisory Board, the Texas School Safety Center Board, the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, the Finance Commission of Texas, the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, and the State Health Services Council. More
March 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday appealed United States President Barack Obama's denial of a major disaster declaration for fifteen Texas counties following severe winter storms last December. More
March 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Veterans Commission and the Texas Medical Board District Review Committees. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association will host a panel on eminent domain issues during the Cattle Raisers Convention on April 5 in San Antonio. More
March 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended the grand opening of the Queensland Government North America Trade and Investment Office in Houston, and discussed trade opportunities between Texas and Australia. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is serving as co-sponsor of the 2014 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, which takes place March 20-23 in San Antonio. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a public hearing on April 2 in Galveston to hear comments regarding a proposed new 160 acre public artificial reef site south of the Galveston Jetties. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consisting of the San Jacinto Battleground, San Jacinto Monument and Battleship TEXAS were packed on Wednesday for a final crew reunion aboard the TEXAS. More
March 12, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Sada Cumber of Sugar Land to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
March 12, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today honored World War II crew members of the Battleship Texas in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ship's commissioning. More
March 12, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in February totaled $2.2 billion, a 5.8 percent increase compared to the same month in 2013. More
March 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Mary Ann Williamson of Weatherford to the Texas Lottery Commission. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday released its new Don't Mess With Texas anti-litter campaign ads. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today issued a news release regarding a report by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas concerning power plant shutdowns that occurred during cold temperatures in January. More
March 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Austin was honored with an award by the Entertainment Software Association for his support of the growing video game industry in the state. More
March 10, 2014 -- AARP Texas today named Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston the recipient of the AARP's 2013 Legislative Leadership Award, and recognized several other state legislators for their efforts on behalf of older Texans. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Texas Governor's Office today announced that five Texas cities have been listed in the top 10 of the best cities for jobs in the country through a ranking by Wallet Hub. More
March 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed nine members to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Texas Association of Health Underwriters has issued a reminder that March 31 is the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. More
March 07, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced that the Jobs and Education for Texans Advisory Board, which she chairs, has approved approximately $5 million in grants to help public junior colleges and technical institutes purchase technical training equipment. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a new system using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to calculate wait times at ferry landings at Port Aransas and Mustang Island to help reduce congestion for travelers. More
March 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the state's employment statistics for January. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state's labor statistics for January mark the lowest unemployment rate since November 2008. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging customers to use online services or visit a driver license "mega center" when renewing their license or identification card during the Spring Break holiday. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final seasonal assessment of resource adequacy for the spring, and a preliminary outlook for the summer, reporting that electricity reserves are expected to be "tight" at the start of summer, but the outlook improves by late summer. More
March 04, 2014 -- Registration is currently open for the 2014 Great American Cleanup, which runs through May 31, and the Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off, which will take place on April 5. More
March 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Nelda Luce Blair of The Woodlands to the Texas Economic Development Corporation. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions regarding matters involving state law, including whether a city council may authorize its city attorney to seek injunctive relief to prohibit a recall election of city council members. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Monday announced that the state has won Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup for 2013. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that a conservation alert it issued on Monday is no longer in effect, and thanked consumers for conserving electricity during winter weather conditions that affected the state. More
March 03, 2014 -- The National Park Service has released a report showing the economic benefit of tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve. More
March 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Veterans Commission. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University Big Event and other Alternative Spring Break activities are planned. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has extended its call for consumers to conserve electricity through to Tuesday morning due to winter weather conditions. More
March 03, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement recognizing Texas Independence Day. More
March 02, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to limit their electric use as much as possible on Monday morning. More
March 02, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn commemorated Texas Independence Day by reading Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis’ letter ahead of the Battle of the Alamo on the Senate floor this week. More w/Video
February 28, 2014 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is seeking volunteers from Texas to act as backyard data collectors. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today launched a new web-based crash report online purchase system, which allows the public to immediately access vehicle crash reports. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter on Thursday filed a report with the Texas Public Utility Commission and Electric Reliability Council of Texas that shows that Texas "should have adequate capacity beyond 2020" for electricity. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that a new 10-year outlook shows that peak demand for electricity is growing more slowly than in previous years. More
February 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry proclaimed February 27 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the state. More
February 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry declared today as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Texas. More
February 27, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today issued a news release applauding the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's decision to modify an emergency order requested by the Lower Colorado River Authority regarding water cut-offs in the lower basin. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Office of the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Houston-area law enforcement agencies recently conducted a joint operation locating and arresting suspects who had outstanding felony family violence arrest warrants. More
February 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Midwestern State University Board of Regents. More
February 26, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs on Wednesday released the new interactive Financial Allocation Study for Texas website. More
February 26, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday released a statement regarding a federal judge's ruling of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. More
February 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Beth Madison of Houston to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Environmental Integrity Project today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has settled a lawsuit filed by several community groups in Texas and Louisiana requiring the EPA to take action to review formulas and require more accurate reporting of toxic emissions from refineries and chemical plants. More
February 25, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Austin-based Castro Property Restoration. More
February 25, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors and the Texas Water Development Board. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced the arrest of a former Medicare fraud analyst for criminal fraud related to a Medicare case. More
February 24, 2014 -- Texas Association of Business Vice President of Government Affairs Stephen Minick today issued a statement regarding the start of arguments at the United States Supreme Court concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host the 37th Annual Cattle Raisers Expo during the Cattle Raisers Convention on April 4-6 in San Antonio. More
February 24, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Maria "Carmen" Pagan of McAllen as chair and Elisa "Lisa" Lucero of Austin as vice chair of the Governor's Commission for Women. More
February 24, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Joe Deshotel has issued a statement regarding a public hearing with Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber on Wednesday in Beaumont to discuss proposed changes to windstorm insurance. More
February 24, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Gloria Milian Matt of Houston to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. More
February 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness on Thursday honored the legacy of George P. Mitchell with the inaugural Wild Life Award. More
February 21, 2014 -- Galveston Island State Park will execute a prescribed burn at sections of the park within the next two weeks. More
February 20, 2014 -- Fredell Pollak Rosen, chair of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Coastal Storm Protection Alliance, and her husband, Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen, on Wednesday hosted a delegation of visitors from Holland who are cooperating with Dr. William Merrell and Texas A&M University at Galveston on the Ike Dike Hurricane Storm Surge Protection Project. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing fishing regulations changes concerning both salt and freshwater fish. More
February 19, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that Dr. Roque Joel Ramirez of Robstown has entered a plea of guilty to mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through fraudulent billings. More
February 19, 2014 -- Texas Highways magazine has announced the "Texas Top 40" readers' choice destinations in its March edition. More
February 18, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed three members to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. More
February 18, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today presented Jovanii Hernandez of Westbrook Intermediate School in Friendswood with the department's monthly "GROW" Award. More
February 18, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today issued a reminder that Election Identification Certificates are available at driver license offices, as well as mobile stations at select counties. More
February 17, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday applauded the appointment of Gary Blankinship as United States Marshall for the Southern District of Texas. More
February 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday appointed six members to the Texas Workforce Investment Council. More
February 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed David L. Evans of Benbrook as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region. More
February 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday issued a statement regarding President Obama’s comments in an interview with Univision Radio on Thursday about Obamacare and Texas. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force recently hosted a training conference in Williamson County for law enforcement agencies affiliated with the program. More
February 14, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation relocating its corporate headquarters to Houston. More
February 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has reappointed Major General John F. Nichols as the Adjutant General of Texas and also made appointments to the Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is closing the Interstate 45 southbound exit ramp to McKinney in Houston, effective immediately, due to repairs. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently presented a $510,834 Skills Development Fund grant to Brazosport College to provide job training for BASF Corp. More
February 13, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas on Wednesday announced the results of its 2014 Judicial Poll. More
February 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Third Administrative Judicial Region, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Health and Human Services Council. More
February 12, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in January totaled $2.3 billion, an increase of 8.3 percent compared to January 2013. More
February 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee, the Texas Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors, and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians. More
February 10, 2014 -- Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa announced today that he will step down as head of The University of Texas System to return to the practice of medicine full time. More
February 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's announcement that he is resigning from his position. More
February 10, 2014 -- The National Park Service will host wildlife rehabilitator Doris Mager for a presentation on raptor birds on February 15 at Big Thicket National Preserve. More
February 10, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded Texans that February 28 is the deadline for the current enrollment period in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
February 10, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn joined Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on Saturday to discuss efforts to improve outreach and assistance to military voters at home and overseas. More
February 08, 2014 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University will celebrate Washington's Birthday and honor all U.S. presidents at the 2014 Presidents Day Event on Saturday, February 15. More
February 08, 2014 -- The 18th Annual Texas Lunar Festival is today at Amity Park in Houston. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a two-year, $23 million contract to Texas Tree and Landscape, Ltd. to perform routine maintenance along 349 miles of Texas Department of Transportation roadways located inside of Houston's Beltway 8. More
February 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force and the Texas County and District Retirement System. More
February 07, 2014 -- A coalition of Latino activists joined more than a hundred other Americans today at a public hearing to support putting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. More
February 07, 2014 -- A federal judge today approved a consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and, if necessary, update the standards controlling hazardous air pollution from oil refineries in 32 states, including Texas. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter has issued a news release regarding its lawsuit against ExxonMobil, charging the company with violations of the Clean Air Act at its Baytown manufacturing facility, which begins on Monday. More
February 06, 2014 -- William Owuama, Marla Owuama, and Florida Holiday Island, all of Houston, have been indicted for health care fraud in a case investigated by state and federal officials. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges residents to take precautions as the severe winter weather continues into the weekend. More
February 06, 2014 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, grid operator for most of Texas, has canceled a conservation alert which had asked consumers to reduce electric use from 5 p.m. today through noon on Friday. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, an event that had been rescheduled from last week because of inclement weather. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service will hold the 13th annual wildfire academy at Camp Bowie February 13-17. More
February 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing money through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Websense, Inc. and Dropbox, Inc., which will result in the creation of 615 new jobs in Austin. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Texans Veterans Commission today is awarding Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst with the Texas Veterans Commission Leadership Award. More
February 05, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the Texas Emerging Technology Fund has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the University of Texas' and Texas A&M University's participation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge. More
February 05, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on Wednesday sent a letter to United States President Barack Obama regarding the delay of Senate Bill 21, which involves drug testing candidates for unemployment benefits. More
February 05, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke today testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee regarding a potential rule under the Clean Water Act and its potential impact on Texas Farmers. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program to create a low-cost, competency-based bachelor's degree for college students. More
February 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday renewed the proclamation declaring a liquefied petroleum gas emergency. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today released results of a national poll regarding a variety of issues including public health, climate disruption and energy issues. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will close its exhibit, "Texas Investigates: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B. Connally", on February 14. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is seeking nominations for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will offer Saturday hours at select driver license offices throughout the state to issue Election Identification Certificates in anticipation of the March 4 Primary Election. More
February 03, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has made appointments to the Texas 2036 Commission and to Humanities Texas. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Gilchrist Community Association and the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club today released a study that refutes claims by the Texas General Land Office that Rollover Pass remaining open causes $1 million per year in additional dredging costs. More
February 02, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents meeting in Galveston last week approved an initial two-year ground lease in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center to allow for expansion of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Houston campus and future construction of a multidisciplinary research and education building on the acquired land. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has urged President Barack Obama to move forward on the Keystone Pipeline following the U.S. State Department's environmental impact study on the project. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a county appraisal district to place excess funds in a capital improvement fund or to spend excess funds on a one-time, lump-sum payment to its employees. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the 2014 Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Mid-Winter Conference. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed six members to the Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds Commission. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that state troopers made more than 1,400 DWI arrests during the 21-day special enforcement effort that included the Christmas and New Year holidays. More
January 31, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke at the grand opening of the Emerson Innovation Center in Round Rock, Texas. More w/Video
January 31, 2014 -- The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. released the list of official nominees for the 12th annual Texas Music Awards in a worldwide Facebook event this week. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation urges residents to plan for a sober ride during Super Bowl weekend. More
January 30, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has released a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency/Texas Commission on Environmental Quality agreement on Texas' flexible permitting program. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System met today at the Pelican Island Campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that more than five million individuals are registered under the state's organ and tissue donor program. More
January 30, 2014 -- Dr. William "Bill" Merrell", chair of the marine sciences program at Texas A&M University at Galveston, has been recognized with the 2013 Unsung Hero Award from the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety reminds citizens that Election Identification Certificates are available at all Texas driver license offices. More
January 29, 2014 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke today issued a statement regarding the United States House of Representatives' passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Texas Governor's Office on People with Disabilities and the Accessibility Professionals Association today announced the winners of the 2013 Accessibility Awards. More
January 29, 2014 -- Texas elected officials and candidates for office have posted comments on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will welcome special guest Mikaila Ulmer, a 9-year-old Lemonade Day entrepreneur, to Galveston on Wednesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency will host a public meeting on Thursday at the Highlands Community Center to discuss solutions to the toxic wastes at the San Jacinto Waste Pits superfund site. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding the proper expenditure of pretrial intervention program funds accumulated in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure. More
January 28, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today issued a statement in response to Governor Rick Perry's appointment of Bret Griffin as judge of the 212th District Court of Galveston County. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Lindsey Scott of Nederland as judge of the 252nd Criminal District Court in Jefferson County. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin have signed a memorandum of understanding recognizing the right of the State of Texas to access the Texoma Pump Station at Lake Texoma. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Bret Griffin of Friendswood to serve as judge of the 212th Judicial District Court in Galveston County. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Cory J.H. Crenshaw of Beaumont as Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney. More
January 27, 2014 -- Members of Galveston Historical Foundation and supporters of ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, turned out at the Texas Seaport Museum on Sunday for a celebration of the Second Restoration of the vessel. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today urged Texans to prepare for a winter storm expected to impact portions of Texas beginning tonight and continuing through Wednesday. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the death of Ford Albritton, Jr., a former member of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, who also donated the university its bell tower. More
January 27, 2014 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas last week announced that a Richmond couple who own and operate a home health care agency have been indicted on charges related to a scheme to defraud the Medicare system. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry last week represented Texas at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More
January 26, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Saturday appealed the Federal Emergency Management Administration's denial of individual assistance for Central Texas counties impacted by the severe storms and flooding between October 30 and November 1. More
January 25, 2014 -- The City of Galveston began the year long celebration of its 175th anniversary with a gala event at Galveston’s Hotel Galvez on Friday; an event that also celebrated the 168th anniversary of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
January 25, 2014 -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 50-year-old man from a sinking sailboat 20 miles offshore of Baffin Bay on Friday. More
January 24, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District has announced the students who have been selected as Texas All-State musicians. More
January 24, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Allan DuBois and Beverly Godbey as candidates for president-elect. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that employers added 17,600 jobs in Texas during December. More
January 23, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced plans to support research by state-funded universities on three species that could potentially be listed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered or threatened. More
January 23, 2014 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today announced that the state has declared a liquefied petroleum gas emergency, temporarily waiving licensing and permits for gas trucks for liquefied petroleum gas trucks and operators in order to alleviate shortages in other states caused by cold weather conditions. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released a report identifying 16 transmission improvement projects, totaling more than $3.6 billion, planned for completion by 2018. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Boards on Wednesday announced that more than 90 percent of teachers in Texas received a base salary increase for 2013-2014. More
January 22, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Animal Health Commission. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District Emergency Operations Center is currently monitoring the winter weather and making preparations for the anticipated freezing weather moving into the greater Houston area over Thursday night/Friday morning. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is advising Texans to prepare for a strong cold front expected to impact parts of the state Thursday through Saturday morning. More
January 21, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday released a statement regarding the Texas Department of Insurance's adoption of state-specific rules for Affordable Care Act navigators in Texas. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Texas 4-H Council has launched a fundraising effort in support of the 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood, Texas. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Texas State Librarian Mark Smith will host a series of discussions regarding state support for Texas Libraries beginning January 28 with a webinar, and then launching in-person discussions on January 29 at the Friendswood Public Library. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office reminds businesses that responsibility for the collection of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission beer permitting fees will be moved to the State effective February 1. More
January 20, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jacob Montilijo Monty of Houston to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
January 19, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Sid Miller has charged that an Environmental Protection Agency security breech has put tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers and their families at risk. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that electricity consumption in Texas increased by 2.1 percent in 2013. More
January 17, 2014 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians ranked Texas as 38th in the country, falling from 29th in 2009, for the state's emergency care environment. More
January 16, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Andrew "Taylor" Allen of Dallas to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office is holding a series of meetings to discuss ammonium nitrate facility safety, with a meeting to be held in Pasadena on January 31. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a free veterans benefits briefing on January 25 at the Bay Area Community Center in Seabrook. More
January 16, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Tuesday released a report examining the effects of the water challenges facing Texas. More w/Video
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced the 2014 release dates for Texas unemployment statistics and job-related data. More
January 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the School District Mentoring Program Advisory Committee and the Texas Lottery Commission. More
January 15, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state will provide athenahealth Inc. with $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to expand the company's Austin operations. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Monday approved a strategy for expediting water projects and reducing undrawn federal grant funds. More
January 13, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today noted a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showing that wetland loss along the Gulf Coast accounts for 71 percent of the country's coastal wetland loss each year. More
January 13, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday appointed James "Jim" Jeffers of Nacogdoches to the Texas Municipal Retirement System Board of Directors and Zak Covar of Round Rock to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More
January 11, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has posted a statement in reaction to the news of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's death. More
January 11, 2014 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a statement in reaction to the news of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's death. More
January 11, 2014 -- Dave Norman, a candidate for the 36th Congressional District, has protested the prohibition of all firearms at Beaumont's Parkdale Mall. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is accepting entries for the Texas State-Fish Art Contest through March 31. More
January 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed George W. Brown, III, Bradley "Brad" Rutledge and James Scott to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have extended the public review and comment period for the draft early restoration plan for projects across the Gulf states to February 19. More
January 08, 2014 -- Godwin Umotong of Houston has been sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $880,000 in restitution for health care fraud. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission will present an Official Texas Historical Marker to the Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City on January 19. More
January 08, 2014 -- The State Bar of Texas is accepting entries for the 2014 Texas Gavel Awards through April 1. More
January 08, 2014 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in December totaled $2.25 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to December 2012. More
January 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday in San Antonio spoke at the Ninth Annual Texas Transportation Forum. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission has awarded Santa Fe Independent School District's original 1928 high school building an Official Texas Historical Marker. More
January 07, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday saved two men near Redfish Bay in Port Aransas. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that peak demand for electricity in the morning set a new winter record of 57,277 megawatts. More
January 07, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that New York-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $25 million to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud made by the state. More
January 07, 2014 -- The National Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host meetings in January to gather public comment concerning its draft plan for $627 million in restoration projects, including projects in Texas. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission will host a dedication ceremony on February 1 to present an Official Texas Historical Marker recognizing Arthur John "Jack" Johnson at Jack Johnson Park in Galveston. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it will be open on the second Saturday of each month beginning this Saturday. More
January 06, 2014 -- Update: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. has canceled an energy emergency alert issued due to high electricity usage, but encouraged continued conservation due to today's cold temperatures. More
January 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jason Cooper of Midland to the Texas Physician Assistant Board. More
January 06, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed John Steen, Jr., former Texas Secretary of State, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
January 05, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) will hold a second and final hearing on its proposed rules for health care navigators on Monday, January 6, 2014. More
January 04, 2014 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement in response to the Department of Justice’s move to reverse U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent order temporarily blocking the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate for religious organizations: More
January 03, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder to employers that all workplace compliance posters required to be posted by law are available free of charge. More
January 03, 2014 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has scheduled several free taxpayer seminars in January. More
January 03, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office issued four legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether the Texas Constitution prohibits a constable from serving as a commissioner of an emergency services district. More
January 02, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia has joined Senator Wendy Davis, a candidate for governor, in calling for the resignation of William White as Chair of the Finance Commission of Texas. More
January 02, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that firearm accessories manufacturer Magpul Industries is relocating its corporate headquarters from Colorado to Texas. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it has reopened the North Lamar Driver License Office in Austin. More
January 02, 2014 -- The Texas Association of School Boards is encouraging education and community leaders to show appreciation to their local school board members in January in observance of School Board Recognition Month. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 32 Texas Housing Authorities a total of $3,581,481 in grants "to help residents receiving housing assistance gain access to education, job training and employment opportunities". More
December 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has teamed with 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson in an effort to remind party goers to "share the gift of a sober ride" as part of their seasonal goodwill. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard located two men who were reported overdue and subject of a search and brought them back ashore safely. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has posted a video news release featuring the re-creation of a family photo taken 50 years ago at Inks Lake State Park. Video
December 31, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association's authority to assess insurance carriers and to use future premiums to pay prior obligations. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is holding meetings in January to gather public comment regarding an amendment to make it illegal to use noxious or toxic substances to disturb or collect non-game wildlife. More
December 30, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews are searching for two men aboard an overdue 25-foot sailboat, with creme colored hull and white sails, sailing from Port Aransas to Galveston. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Federal Aviation Administration today announced the selection of six public entities, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, that will develop unmanned aircraft systems research and test sites around the country. More
December 30, 2013 -- Texas has been named a test site for unmanned aircraft systems by the Federal Aviation Administration, based on a statewide proposal led by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. More w/Video
December 30, 2013 -- Houston civic leader, oil executive and philanthropist Jack Sawtelle Blanton Sr. died Saturday at his Galveston residence at the age of 86. More
December 30, 2013 -- Dallas businessman Harold Simmons, a billionaire philanthropist who has been called one of the nation’s top political donors, died on Saturday at the age of 82. More
December 24, 2013 -- David Matthew Geissen of Danbury, Texas has been arrested following the return of an indictment alleging he communicated a false distress message to the Coast Guard. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a two-year, $11 million contract to ISI Contracting, Inc., the first roadway total maintenance contract. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. More
December 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Dan Allen Hughes Jr. of San Antonio as chair and Thomas "Dan" Friedkin of Houston as chairman emeritus of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
December 21, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently delivered the keynote address at the Texas Department of Public Safety's Highway Patrol graduation ceremony. More
December 20, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz, who voted against the National Defense Reauthorization Act, nevertheless has applauded several bipartisan provisions that were included in the bill. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering free travel through January on the new Segment E of the Grand Parkway, also known as SH 99. More
December 20, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today joined in encouraging Texans to prevent drunk driving during the holidays by designating a person to stay sober. More
December 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that his request has been approved for a federal disaster declaration for Travis, Hays and Caldwell counties, which were impacted by severe storms and flooding at the end of October. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today announced that the commission's Fund for Veteran's Assistance grant program has applications open for general assistance, veterans mental health and Housing4TexasHeroes grants. More
December 20, 2013 -- Dallas Federal Reserve President and CEO Richard Fisher on Thursday praised the economic successes of Texas during his annual update of the state's economy. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in November, the lowest rate since December 2008. More
December 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding November's labor market statistics for the state. More
December 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Manny Flores Jr. of Austin to the Public Safety Commission. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Texas Outdoor Writers Association and the Dallas Safari Club's Dallas Ecological Foundation are sponsoring an essay contest to promote conservation. More
December 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Nandita Berry of Houston as Secretary of State. More
December 19, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that two Corpus Christi area women have been sentenced to prison terms in connection with a scheme to defraud the Texas Medicaid program. More
December 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Keith Brainard of Georgetown to the State Pension Review Board. More
December 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today granted clemency to 12 individuals whose cases were favorably recommended by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
December 19, 2013 -- Seven Texas hospitals have been awarded $3.25 million in grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to finance established and approved residency positions that have been unfilled because of lack of funding. More
December 19, 2013 -- Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Ted Houghton on Wednesday released a statement regarding the departure of Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Texas Historical Commission has awarded Arthur John "Jack" Johnson an Official Texas Historical Marker. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors, in its recent meeting, discussed the methodology used for forecasting future energy needs. More
December 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday appointed five members to the One-Call Board of Texas, including two from Sugar Land, Cynthia Salas, director of land and field services for CenterPoint Energy, and former Sugar Land City Council Member Thomas Abraham. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions regarding state law, including whether the Austin City Council may transfer governance of Austin Energy to a board of directors. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Texas.gov web site, is reminding drivers that they may be eligible to renew their driver license and vehicle registration online. More
December 14, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today has named Dr. Mark A. Hussey as interim president of Texas A&M University, effective January 14. More
December 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Red River Boundary Commission and the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee. More
December 13, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will serve as Grand Marshal of the Clear Lake 52nd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Saturday. More
December 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has requested a presidential disaster declaration for three counties in central Texas due to flood damage caused by storms in late October and early November. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its State of Transportation in Texas membership event on Thursday featuring State Representative Joe Pickett. More
December 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Carolyn Hodges of Houston to the State Cemetery Committee. More
December 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday released a statement regarding the comptroller's 2014-2015 Certification Revenue Estimate. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Peace Corps on Wednesday announced that Texas ranked third among states with the highest number of volunteers in the organization. More
December 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Brandon Hurley to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission. More
December 11, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has secured privacy protections for members of national dating service True.com, which filed for bankruptcy more than a year ago. More
December 11, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the average unemployment insurance tax rate for all employers will be 1.66 percent for calendar year 2014, down from 1.82 percent in 2013. More
December 11, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.41 billion, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to November 2012. More
December 10, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday released a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's oral argument on the State's challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution rule. More
December 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. More
December 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.75 million through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund in Minimus Spine, Inc. to support the company's non-surgical lumbar disc herniation technology. More
December 10, 2013 -- Environmental attorney Jim Blackburn has posted his annual Holiday Coastal Update about several projects on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 09, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau voting delegates were unanimous in their opposition to the Texas Department of Transportation’s plans to convert existing roads from asphalt pavement to gravel at the group’s 80th annual meeting, which concluded on Monday in San Antonio. More
December 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District is deploying crews and equipment to the Dallas and Fort Worth District’s to assist in efforts to clear roadways in the Dallas/Fort Worth area affected by the severe winter weather storm. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated five troopers and canines from an eight-week training program. More
December 06, 2013 -- Texas A&M University President Bowen Loftin, who was previously president of Texas A&M University at Galveston, has notified his "Aggie Family" that he will become chancellor of the flagship campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia Missouri. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved uniform standards for the prioritizing of water projects through the newly-created State Water Implementation Fund. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that ExxonMobil has been named Employer of the Year. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees today released a draft plan for $627 million in proposed early restoration projects across the Gulf states, including five projects in Texas. More
December 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas. More
December 05, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today joined in filing an amicus brief to the Ninth Court of Appeals in Texas in the matter of Kountze Independent School District vs. Cottie Matthews, which involves whether school officials can restrict campus content of banners displayed by cheerleaders at school sporting events. More
December 05, 2013 -- The 2013 Statewide No Child Left Behind Parental Involvement Conference is being held today through Saturday at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
December 05, 2013 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a ranch gathering on December 19 in Brenham. More
December 04, 2013 -- Bryce Ashley Reed of West, Texas on Wednesday in Waco was sentenced to prison on federal firearms and obstruction of justice charges. More
December 04, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a United States Supreme Court amicus brief in defense of gun rights. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges residents to prepare for an arctic cold front expected to impact parts of the state during the next few days, including the weekend. More
December 04, 2013 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today charged the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security with studying the state's recent and ongoing efforts to secure the border. More
December 04, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas has announced that a federal indictment has been unsealed that charges Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, the former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez with violating provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization statute, as well as conspiracy to launder money, among other claims. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors, comprised of the county judges of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties, voted unanimously to approve a $3.94 million contract with the Texas General Land Office on Tuesday. More
December 03, 2013 -- Texas A&M University officials have confirmed that an employee of a demolition company suffered fatal injuries in a fall at Kyle Field. More
December 03, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a justice of the peace may serve as a court-appointed investigator for an indigent defendant in a felony case. More
December 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Insurance today proposed rules to strengthen protections for consumers who seek assistance from federal health exchange "navigators" when shopping for health insurance. More
December 03, 2013 -- Keep Texas Beautiful has introduced its 10th edition commemorative holiday ornament, which is being sold to raise awareness and funds to support the organization's programs. More
December 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Katy announced that GEICO will expand its operations, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next three years and $8.5 million in capital investment. More w/Video
December 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined GEICO chair and CEO Tony Nicely in announcing the company's plans to expand its operations in Katy, creating 1,000 new jobs and $8.5 million in capital investment during the next three years. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced that more than 135 acres of prairie wetland habitat has been restored near Houston utilizing a new restoration method. More
December 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today presented a $150,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics grant from business and technology services company Cognizant to Texas A&M University. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
November 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has posted a message for Thanksgiving Day. More
November 27, 2013 -- The United States Department of Commerce today announced that it is awarding $2.4 million in grants to support economic development projects in Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently took action to "enhance operational flexibility and improve market signals when operating reserves are tight". More
November 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors, the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, the Texas Ethics Commission, the Public Safety Commission, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Judicial Compensation Commission, and the Texas Judicial Council. More
November 26, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court taking up a case regarding companies seeking exemption from certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act based on religious liberties. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is authorized to use the job order contracting method of procurement for construction projects, including civil works projects. More
November 26, 2013 -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas today announced the winners of its Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging travelers to drive responsibly during the Thanksgiving holiday. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently issued opinions on four requests regarding matters of state law, including an opinion in response to a question by Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne concerning an exception to nepotism rules in the Government Code. More
November 24, 2013 -- Members of the Jasper community continue to search for Alfred Wright who has been missing for several days. More
November 24, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a statement regarding the interim agreement on Iran's nuclear program. More
November 23, 2013 -- State Senator Leticia Van de Putte has announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor in the Democratic Primary Election on March 4. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday ordered the disbursement of more than $1 million in Voluntary Access to Justice Contribution funds raised through the 2013 ATJ Campaign. More
November 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Small Business Administration has granted his request to provide disaster assistance to storm victims in Caldwell, Hays and Travis counties, which experienced severe flooding on October 31. More
November 22, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited on Thursday issued a news release regarding the Lower Colorado River Authority's vote to increase rice irrigation cutoff levels. More
November 22, 2013 -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Texas League of Conservation Voters on Thursday praised Congressman Pete Gallego's "leadership to create clean energy jobs in Texas". More
November 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to be prepared for winter weather conditions across parts of Texas. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 43,800 jobs during the past two months, with unemployment dropping from 6.3 percent in September to 6.2 percent. More
November 21, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday seized a Mexican boat poaching fish from American waters off South Texas. More
November 21, 2013 -- Several Houston Area business and industry groups hosted a forum for Republican candidates for Texas Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Texas Governor Rick Perry for his declaring November as "Aviation Appreciation Month". More
November 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is providing $2.1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the expansion of Natgasoline, LLC in Beaumont. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will present its "Fan Van" on Sunday in Houston to increase awareness about drunk driving. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office spotlights its Save Texas History Program. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Tuesday announced that the price of a traditional "Texas-style" Thanksgiving dinner for 10 has increased by $2, or 4.34 percent, compared to last year. More
November 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday released a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to allow Texas abortion restrictions to remain in effect. More
November 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election to be held on January 28 to fill the Texas House District 50 seat. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jacinto Juarez of Laredo as chair of the State Health Services Council. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Dr. Ben Raimer of Galveston as chair of the Health and Human Services Council. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced the award of grants to 13 non-profit organizations to help promote adoption across the state. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Competition and the States: California vs. Texas, luncheon. More
November 18, 2013 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it is moving its accounts to a Prime Partner bank to show support for the Texas Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Prime Partner program. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today released a salary survey of state-wide superintendent salaries. More
November 15, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today announced that he has received a promise from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take immediate action on permits to expand refineries and export facilities in Southeast Texas. More
November 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement concerning the Affordable Care Act. More
November 14, 2013 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of $8.8 million in funding for five projects to restore the Texas Gulf Coast, including the Galveston Island State Park Marsh Restoration and Protection Project and the West Galveston Bay Conservation Corridor Habitat Preservation Project. More
November 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Leanne Johnson of Beaumont as justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today presented a $267,648 grant to Blinn College to provide job training through a partnership with Mid-South Synergy and Line-Tech Inc. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Human Society of the United States on Tuesday announced that an investigation it has conducted has found causes of poor conditions and sale of dogs from out-of-state unlicensed "puppy mills" at several pet stores and flea markets in Texas. More
November 13, 2013 -- Environment Texas on Tuesday released a report highlighting projects in the 2012 Texas State Water Plan that "put Texas rivers and bays at risk". More
November 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has reappointed three members to the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public transportation workshop and simultaneous webinar on Wednesday at the Houston District Headquarters. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting regarding the Texas Transportation Plan 2040 on Wednesday at the Houston District Office. More
November 12, 2013 -- Texas Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle today issued a statement regarding a settlement in the the American Airlines merger with US Airways. More
November 12, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a settlement in the American Airlines and US Airways merger. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Texas Water Journal will host its forum, "Water, Politics and Drought" on November 21 in Austin. More
November 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 08, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today met with members of the Warriors on Wheels Ride Texas Team, who are riding from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi to raise money for active duty military and veterans support organizations. More
November 08, 2013 -- Texas State University System Board of Regents today re-elected Donna Williams of Arlington as the chair of the board. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Boards on Thursday announced that Grover S. Campbell has been named associate executive director for TASB's Governmental Relations division. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Young Texas Artists Music Competition is accepting applications for its 30th annual event, which will be held March 6-8. More
November 08, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced that a federal judge has granted a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the decision not to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered species. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in observance of Veterans Day, reminded services members and military families that the program provides educational programming for military professionals, service members and their families. More
November 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to various groups. More
November 07, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement regarding the United States Food and Drug Administration's consideration of banning trans fats in foods. More
November 07, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today reported that 14 school districts in the state have been placed on the Fourth Annual AP District Honor Roll. More
November 07, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that average mathematics scores for 8th and 4th grade students in Texas schools were higher than the national average, according to the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress results. More
November 07, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado will host a Diabetes Awareness Day on Saturday at the Houston Community College Southeast Campus. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a "meet and greet" on Saturday for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to meet with various contractors working in the Houston area. More
November 07, 2013 -- United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a $5,626,634 grant award to Texas under the Affordable Care Act to support 10 new health centers in the state. More
November 06, 2013 -- President Barack Obama visited Dallas on Wednesday. The White House Press Travel Pool provided updates. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday released a statement regarding United States President Barack Obama's visit to Dallas to promote Obamacare. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has set May 10, 2014 as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 4 seat. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an enforcement action against a four text-messaging content providers and their billing aggregator, Mobile Messenger U.S., Inc., with unlawful cell phone "cramming", failing to disclose costs to customers associated with services. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will hold its next Youth Leadership Series meeting on November 15-16 at the Texas A&M University Beef Center in College Station. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the state's sales tax revenues totaled $2.14 billion in October, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to October 2012. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber encouraging her department to enact new consumer protection and privacy requirements for "navigators" for President Barack Obama's health insurance program. More
November 06, 2013 -- Congressman Randy Weber today sent a letter, signed by the Texas House Republican delegation, to Texas Governor Rick Perry urging him to ensure that health insurance exchange "navigators" are "properly vetted, trained and state-certified". More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas voters approved nine amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday, including Proposition 6, which creates the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. More
November 05, 2013 -- Texas Voters are deciding nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it has deployed a mobile disaster unit to central Texas to issue replacement driver licenses and identification cards to victims who lost their documents as a result of recent severe storms and flooding. More
November 05, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas on Monday announced that Comfort Gates, of Houston, has been sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $830,000 in restitution in relation to her role in an approximately $3 million health care fraud scheme. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today named Texas State Representative Wayne Smith as recipient of the alliance's Visionary Award. More
November 05, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia today called on Attorney General and candidate for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to clarify his position on the Texas DREAM Act. More
November 04, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed a legal action challenging hiring guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that limit the ability of employers, including the state and its agencies, from categorically excluding convicted felons from employment in certain jobs. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission recently presented its Third Annual Community Partnership Award to Hope for Heroes, a program at Samaritan Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling. More
November 04, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that it is accepting applicants for its High School Aerospace Scholars program. More
November 04, 2013 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund today announced the election of new members, including Congressman Pete Gallego, to its board of directors. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a "listening session" regarding chemical disasters on November 5 in Texas City. More
November 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that Oracle America is expanding its operations in Austin with the aid of the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service has advised those taking part in the hunting season to take precautions to avoid starting possible wildfires. More
November 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1 million through the Emerging Technology Fund in the Center for the Advancement of Non-Metallics in Energy Sectors. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today held a ceremony celebrating Texas Arbor Day, which is being recognized on the first Friday in November, as opposed to its former date on the last Friday in April. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that today is "Texas Lemon Law Day" in celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the state's Lemon Law. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final seasonal assessment of resource adequacy for the upcoming winter, which forecasts sufficient power to serve consumer needs during the winter and spring. More
November 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to grant an emergency stay lifting an injunction against House Bill 2, which places additional regulations on abortions. More
November 01, 2013 -- Texas Secretary of State John Steen has published a guest column about the November 5 election. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved the appointment of former Texas Senator Tommy Williams as Vice Chancellor of Federal and State Relations for the Texas A&M System. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging all Texans, including parents and trick-or-treaters tonight, to be prepared for continued rising water and flooding of creeks, rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas across Texas. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting a mock emergency exercise today through November 2 in the Houston area to test the ability of state and local partners to provide medical supplies during an emergency. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business on Wednesday announced that a report by the Intercultural Development Research Association shows a "slight improvement" in high school drop out rates. More
October 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday authorized the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to resume grant operations and finalize remaining contracts. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will host "JFK at 50: The John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection in the Dallas Municipal Archives", on November 7 in Austin. More
October 30, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today responded to reports that the Alamo was being turned over to the United Nations, stating that it will remain under the control of Texas and the General Land Office. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has rescheduled the release of labor market data for September and October to November 22. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded Texans to use extra caution when driving in areas where children are likely to gather on Halloween. More
October 29, 2013 -- Marine archeologists with the Texas Historical Commission and Texas State University will present their findings from a July shipwreck exploration in the Gulf of Mexico on November 14 at Moody Gardens. More
October 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Audie Murphy. More w/Video
October 29, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today announced the launch of the 2013-2014 High School Aerospace Scholars project. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host several veterans job fairs statewide on November 14. More
October 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to a ruling regarding the state's abortion laws. More
October 28, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today named Charles Smith as Deputy for the Child Support Division. More
October 26, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams on Friday officially resigned from his position. More
October 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today issued a reminder that select driver license officers in the state are open on Saturdays to issue election identification certificates. More
October 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed four members to the Family Protective Services Council, and named Christina Rawls of Mission as chair. More
October 24, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor is being awarded the "Champion for Free Enterprise" award from the Texas Association for Business in recognition of his support of Texas businesses. More
October 24, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Dan Wilmot of Big Spring as director of the Office of State-Federal Relations. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women on Wednesday hosted its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month event at the State Capitol in Austin. More
October 23, 2013 -- Today the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recommended to Governor Perry that no regions in Texas be designated "nonattainment" under the new fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standard; but Air Alliance Houston remains concerned about the controversial Clinton Drive air monitor. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Eagle Ford Shale Consortium will host its 2013 fall conference October 28-30 in Corpus Christi. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present a $2 million check on Thursday at Alvin Community College to provide job training at the college. More
October 23, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined in the announcement of plans for Texas A&M University to open a branch campus in Israel. More
October 23, 2013 -- Texas A&M University today announced plans to open the Texas A&M University at Nazareth - Peace Campus in Israel. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Texas Water Resources Institute will present a watershed planning short course November 4-8 in Bandera, Texas. More
October 22, 2013 -- Texas A&M University will host a session of the Texas Supreme Court on November 7 at the Rudder Theatre in College Station, Texas. More
October 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today addressed the Water Technology and Environmental Control Exhibition and Conference Israel 2013 in Tel-Aviv. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services will host "Connecting the Essentials of Life", an event "designed to build positive connections between communities and businesses to help people with disabilities", on October 24 at the Houston Food Bank. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will launch "Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time", an exhibit of fossil and living mammals, on November 23. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas will begin issuing trapping permits on November 1 for the 2013-2014 trapping season. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday announced that the co-owner and other employees of a durable medical equipment business in McAllen have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a scheme to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs through fraudulent billings. More
October 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Ivan Andarza, Keith Honey and Ellis M. Skinner, II to the Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents. More
October 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered remarks during a plaque dedication ceremony while traveling in the United Kingdom. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety, in observance of National School Bus Safety Week, is reminding drivers to obey state law and not pass any school bus that is stopped and is operating a visual signal. More
October 17, 2013 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that the county and the State of Texas has won a ruling in federal court to move an environmental penalty lawsuit against Waste Management, International Paper and McGinnis Industrial Services back to state court. More
October 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Texas Secretary of State's Office has announced that two mobile stations will be stationed in Harris County through November 5 to issue election identification certificates. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2013 Lex Frieden Employment Awards. More
October 16, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding an objection he has filed in federal bankruptcy court to the sale of an online dating service's 43 million-member database. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed John M. Bailey of Cisco to the 11th Court of Appeals. More
October 15, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today that it will close its Regulatory Branch Office due to the absence of available federal funding. More
October 15, 2013 -- Galveston City Council Member Norman Pappous, who will be in London, England on Thursday, will attend this week’s meeting of the city council via the Internet. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today departed for an economic development mission to London, England and Israel. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today sent a letter to United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz urging them to encourage Congress to ensure border security remains funded and treated as a top priority by the federal government. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a reminder that "habitual" toll violators h