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State of Texas

Miss Galveston 2014
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
Fall Clean Up
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
Hebrides Scottish Folds
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 have until noon on Wednesday to arrange to resolve unpaid tolls without having their names shared with the media and published on TxDOT's web site. More
October 15, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District today announced that it will close its regulatory offices due to the absence of federal funding. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that the state will recover more than $10 million following a settlement with Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in an investigation regarding fraudulent drug pricing. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement after the United States Supreme Court announced that it will here the state's challenge to greenhouse gas regulations implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Durga D. Agrawal and Paula Mendoza of Houston, and Peter Taaffe of Austin, to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
October 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the 132nd Judicial District and the 291st Judicial District Court. More
October 14, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has announced that mobile stations will be at various locations in his district on Wednesday and Thursday to provide Election Identification Certificates for voters. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Texas Center for the Missing will host "Under the Italian Stars", a gala benefiting the center, on Thursday at the home of Stephanie and Mark Deverka. More
October 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Courtney Tracy of Newton, a former assistant city attorney for the City of Houston, as district attorney of Newton County. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Friday announced that Lloyd Allen Crabtree, a former Upshur County Commissioner, has entered a guilty plea in charges related to his taking a firearm from a game warden. More
October 13, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has asked his fellow Republican legislators to continue to oppose Obamacare, More
October 12, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today voted against a "clean" debt limit increase. More
October 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Catherine Evans of Houston as judge of the 180th Judicial District Court, Grant Dorfman of Houston as judge of the 334th Judicial District Court, and Ken Wise of Humble as justice of the 14th Court of Appeals. More
October 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday released a statement regarding the resignation of Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives will host a special exhibit, featuring items gathered in the course of the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, October 22 through February 2014. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the September labor market report has been delayed due to the federal government shutdown. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today reported that its Claims Representation and Counseling Program is being impacted by the federal government shutdown. More
October 11, 2013 -- More than 2,500 municipal officials, staff and employees converged on the Austin Convention Center this week during the Texas Municipal League’s 101st annual conference. More
October 10, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guardsman on Tuesday in Corpus Christi pulled a woman from a burning car after a head-on collision. More
October 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Tarrant County Criminal District Court Number 1, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Texas Teacher Retirement System Board of Trustees. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Boards has reelected Joe Adams of Katy Independent School District to its Board of Directors. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a multi-state lawsuit against Trilegiant and Webloyalty has received a $30 million judgment against the companies concerning unauthorized charges the companies levied against customers. More
October 10, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Glenn Hegar recently received the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Sibley Law Firm today issued a statement today regarding a plea agreement to be entered into by Bryce Ashley Reed, who was arrested on unrelated charges of possessing pipe bomb materials after the April 17 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
October 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday visited Lake Travis to encourage public support of Proposition 6 to fund the state water plan. More w/Video
October 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate Floor about the ongoing refusal by President Obama and Senate Democrats to negotiate with Republicans. More w/Video
October 09, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service has announced that the 16th Annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire Academy will be held October 11-24 in Bastrop, Texas. More
October 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today visited Lake Travis to encourage support for Proposition 6, an amendment to the Texas Constitution to fund the state water plan, on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced appointments to the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, including Suzanne Monsour of Pearland, as well as appointments to the Texas Municipal Retirement System and the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. More
October 09, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in September totaled $2.01 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent compared to September 2012. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today reported that the state's forests provide an estimated $93 billion per year in environmental benefits. More
October 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Marc Brown of Houston as justice of the 14th Court of Appeals and made other appointments to the 277th and 368th Judicial Districts. More
October 06, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold on Saturday applauded new Department of Defense guidance issued by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that directs civilian DoD employees furloughed due to the government shutdown to return to work beginning next week. More
October 06, 2013 -- Immigration Reform supporters marched in more than 160 cities, including in the state of Texas, on Saturday. More
October 05, 2013 -- Unites States Senator Ted Cruz posted a statement regarding Speaker of the House Harry Reid's expected support of the bill passed by the House of Representatives to pay federal works for their time off during the shutdown. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold the Governor's Small Business Forum on October 7 at the JW Marriott Houston. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that Marcus Edward Clyburn of Houston has been convicted on felony offenses as the result of an environmental crimes investigation concerning hazardous waste materials abandoned in warehouses in the Houston area. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service has announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program has been translated into Mandarin Chinese and is now available online. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday broke ground on the expansion of Interstate 35E near Denton. More
October 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the 92nd Judicial District. More
October 03, 2013 -- Fort Hood has announced that the 2013 deer bow hunting season will be closed until further notice. More
October 03, 2013 -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected Project Vote’s challenge to the election-integrity measures passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011. More
October 03, 2013 -- Cathie Adams, the president of Texas Eagle Forum, has posted a statement regarding Wendy Davis' candidacy for Governor of Texas. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Texas Democratic Party will host State Senator and candidate for Governor of Texas, Wendy Davis, as special guest speaker during the State Democratic Party Legends of Texas Banquet on October 11 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston. More
October 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams today announced that he will not remain in his seat for the 2015 legislative session. More
October 03, 2013 -- BP Senior Vice President Geoff Morrell on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit setting aside the claim administrator's interpretation of the business economic loss framework in the settlement agreement reached last year in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that it is notifying top toll violators and giving them a deadline to pay overdue tolls or be included on a list the agency will publish under a law recently approved by the state legislature. More
October 02, 2013 -- Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia will host its annual Harvest Festival on October 19. More
October 02, 2013 -- Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists have designated the Lady Bird Johnson Royal Blue bluebonnet as a Texas Superstar. More
October 02, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has been allowed to work key projects during the government shutdown. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Houston District office has delivered a record $1.3 billion in construction projects in FY2013. More
October 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named Mary Murphy of Dallas as presiding judge of the First Administrative Judicial Region. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Texas Animal Health Commission today confirmed that anthrax has been detected in two sable antelopes in Edwards County. More
October 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today visited the O.C. Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo, where he encouraged Texans to support Proposition 6, which would provide funding for the state water plan, on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 02, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that mobile stations will be available in Senate District 11 Wednesday through Friday to provide Election Identification Certificates to voters. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- Dr. Tom Moorman has been selected as director of operations for Ducks Unlimited's Southern Region. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that a record number of volunteers participated in the 27th annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
October 01, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that a settlement has been negotiated with American Airlines and US Airways regarding a proposed merger of the two airlines. More
October 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District today announced that it is preparing for the closure of all corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks due to the federal government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus to the State of Water membership luncheon on Monday. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Federal Government is shut down today, after both houses of Congress adjourned after midnight this morning. Several Texas officials made statements as the deadline approached last night. More
October 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has posted a statement in response to a potential shutdown of the federal government. More
September 30, 2013 -- U.S. Congressman Randy Weber voted to support the latest House proposal to fully-fund the government, while delaying the individual mandate of the President’s "hostile takeover of healthcare for hard-working Americans". More
September 30, 2013 -- U.S. Congressman Gene Green expressed his frustrations about the pending government shutdown, submitted a statement to the official Congressional record. More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has announced his intention to donate his salary to charity "for each day Majority Leader Harry Reid forces a government shutdown". More
September 30, 2013 -- Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus applauded Republicans in the House for "working to ensure all Americans are treated fairly when it comes to Obama Care". More
September 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz posted astatement regarding the House effort to pass a Continuing Resolution. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Boards has named Keith Brown, superintendent of Bay City Independent School District, as Superintendent of the Year. More
September 29, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn called on Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Senate back into session today to consider the House-passed Continuing Resolution. More
September 28, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz filed a resolution in recognition of President Obama's offer to meet with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly and the one-year anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place beginning tonight at United States Highway 290 at Bauer and at West Little York. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today warned Texas job seekers to be aware of a scam involving people posing as potential employers to obtain personal information. More
September 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday appointed three members to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. More
September 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jeff Brown of Houston as a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. More
September 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Jeff Brown of Houston as a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. More
September 26, 2013 -- Texas A&M University professor and State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon has reported that drought conditions continue in much of Texas, and that conditions could continue for another 5-15 years. More
September 26, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Thursday issued a statement regarding Houston Independent School District's receipt of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Mission to mark the opening of the first mile of FM 396. More
September 25, 2013 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor today, praising fellow Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his passion and called on Democrats to join Republicans in defunding Obamacare. Video
September 25, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office Child Support Division today announced that it has collected a record $3.6 billion in child support for the fiscal year ending August 31. More
September 25, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the signing of an arms trade treaty with the United Nations. More
September 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Kem Thompson of Katy as chief justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. More
September 25, 2013 -- The next Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 24, 2013 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently voted to revise market rules to enable some eligible electric users to provide demand response services at five-minute intervals through their retail providers. More
September 24, 2013 -- Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon has joined Texas Secretary of State John Steen in announcing Election Identification Certificates will be available at 25 EIC mobile stations, which will begin deploying across the state next week. More
September 24, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today outlined his support for the House-passed Continuing Resolution that defunds Obamacare and called on Democrats to join him. Video
September 24, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Commission on State Emergency Communications and the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday advised of upcoming street closures associated with two projects along United States Highway 290, one at the Grand Parkway interchange and another at the West Little York Bridge. More
September 24, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Devon Anderson, widow of late District Attorney Mike Anderson, to serve as district attorney for Harris County until the next general election. More
September 23, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today took action on the Senate floor to avoid a government shutdown by asking that the House-passed Continuing Resolution be brought forward for a vote and additionally that during consideration of the House CR, any amendments be subject to a 60-vote threshold. Video
September 23, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that crews will start work on reconstruction and repair of the United States 59 Freeway northbound mainlane bridge at Beltway 8 in Houston, with closures associated with the project beginning on Saturday. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal organizer Nia Martin-Robinson on Friday issued a statement in response to proposed rules for carbon pollution protections for new power plants by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
September 20, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the state fell to 6.4 percent in August, down from 6.5 percent in July and 6.8 percent a year ago. More
September 20, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen will host a town hall meeting on October 21 in League City. More
September 20, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today reminded voters that photo identification is now required for voting in person. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will participate in Austin Museum Day on Sunday at the Department Headquarters. More
September 19, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams today reminded Texans that they will need valid photo identification to vote in the November 5 election. More
September 19, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Dallas-area solar panel facility on allegations that the company is falsely claiming its products were produced in the United States. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter and the National Wildlife Federation on Wednesday issued statements in response to a decision by the Lower Colorado River Authority to seek emergency authorization from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to temporarily suspend freshwater inflows to Matagorda Bay. More
September 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, and the Specialty Courts Advisory Council. More
September 17, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday escorted 179 Mexican vessels out of the Ports of Brownsville and Isabel to escape threatening weather conditions in Mexican waters. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Texas Medical Board recently disciplined 41 licensed physicians and issued two cease and desist orders. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether an official court reporter for a multi-county judicial district is a state employee or county employee. More
September 17, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today announced that he has been appointed to the Energy Council by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has reported that the presence of the Bermuda grass stem maggot, a pest that feeds on Bermuda grass, has been confirmed in Van Zandt County. More
September 16, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a web site providing information on bond proposals issued by cities, school districts, counties and special districts throughout the state for the November 5 election. More
September 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Jodie Baggett of Ozona and Katie Stavinoha of The Woodlands to the Texas Lottery Commission. More
September 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". More
September 13, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is opening select driver license offices on Saturdays to provide election identification certificates. More
September 13, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded parents that enrollment for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is open through February 28. More
September 13, 2013 -- Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state will provide a $3 million investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology in collaboration with the Texas Heart Institute and Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. More
September 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards, recognizing police, fire, EMS and citizens who have been seriously injured or killed while in the line of duty or assisting a first responder. More
September 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he will travel to Maryland on September 18 to highlight Texas' commitment to keeping taxes low. More
September 12, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced that state sales tax revenues in August totaled $2.39 billion, an increase of 2.1 percent compared to August 2012. More
September 12, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project Office is now issuing waterfowl hunting permits for the 2013-2014 season. More
September 11, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the launch of discounts of surcharges associated with the Driver Responsibility Program for eligible drivers. More
September 11, 2013 -- ADP, a provider of human capital management solutions, today announced that Texas has added 19,720 private sector jobs during the month of August, according to the company's regional employment report. More
September 11, 2013 -- Today is the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Several officials today spoke at ceremonies and issued statements in observance of the day. More
September 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Justice Nathan L. Hecht of Austin as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. More
September 10, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold said today he will oppose a House plan to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government along with a House Concurrent Resolution to defund Obamacare, calling the proposal a "gimmick". More
September 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today celebrated the grand opening of Flextronics' new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, which will provide final assembly and customization for Motorola Mobility's Moto X smartphone. More
September 10, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples today sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting resources to secure the state's border following reports indicating that illegal immigration in Texas has surpassed Arizona. More
September 09, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Monday secured an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction against Austin-based nonprofit Cristo Vive for providing unauthorized legal services in the Travis County area. More
September 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the passage of a medical liability reform law in Texas. More
September 09, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has awarded $1.6 million in grants for Texas libraries, institutions of higher education, and related non-profit organizations. More
September 09, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday issued a statement regarding a new manual developed by his office to assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking operations. More
September 09, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado will host "Healthy East End Week", a week long event with various fitness activities throughout Houston's east end, as part of Texas Obesity Awareness Week. More
September 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Diocese of Beaumont will hold a day of prayer for peace in Syria on Saturday at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday announced that a San Antonio federal court has allowed state redistricting maps to be used for 2014 elections. More
September 04, 2013 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson on Wednesday announced that Stephen Wayne Sudduth of Sealy has entered a plea of guilty to two counts of production of child pornography. More
September 04, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the State of Texas and the federal government will equally share in a $5 million settlement with Major Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve civil Medicaid fraud claims. More
September 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state is providing USAA with $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to expand its information technology operations in Plano. More
September 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Ada Brown of Plano as justice of the Fifth Court of Appeals. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that 17 road improvement projects, totaling $77 million in funding, have been approved for the six-county Houston District area. More
September 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Texas Lottery Commission. More
September 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Historical Commission. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville today announced that the port took the top ranking for Foreign Trade Zone Exports in the country and the state, according to the 2012 74th Foreign Trade Zone Annual Report. More
September 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding an announcement by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson that he is stepping down from his position with the court. More
September 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today administered the oath of office for three new members of the Texas Water Development Board. More
September 03, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the roll-out of "Debt-at-a-Glance", web pages that provide information on state and local government debt. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today issued a reminder that a new law has taken effect prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with an outboard motor propeller. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club today announced its support for Proposition 6, a state-wide measure on the November 5 election ballot to create new state water funds. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that power supplies will be sufficient to meet peak demands during the fall and winter. More
September 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, Congressman John R. Carter and Congressman Roger Williams announced new legislation, the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, to be introduced in both Houses of Congress that would honor and support the victims of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting. More
August 31, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has commended President Barack Obama for seeking congressional authority for the use of force against Syria. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Friday unanimously selected Mark Smith for the position of Director and Librarian, the agency's chief executive also known as the Texas State Librarian. More
August 30, 2013 -- Inmate Nidal Hasan, who has been sentenced to die, is now at Fort Leavenworth’s United States Disciplinary Barracks for post-trial confinement. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Are Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a reception for Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2013 -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Space Station Flight Controller Diane Dailey will speak at the 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair on September 28 in Fredericksburg, Texas. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that it will establish an office to conduct investigations into school accountability, educator misconduct, and misuse of state and federal funds. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has issued a Labor Day message regarding the commission's efforts to improve the workforce in Texas. More
August 30, 2013 -- Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has filed an amicus brief with the State Supreme Court in support of private property rights. More
August 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors and the 452nd Judicial District. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Texas Department Of Transportation Commission approved a contract with Port Freeport to establish a truck corridor that Port Director Glenn Carlson says will have positive effects for years to come. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued an advisory regarding new traffic and criminal laws that take effect in the state beginning Sunday. More
August 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that he has appointed David Stith of Corpus Christi as judge of the 139th Judicial District Court in Nueces County. More
August 28, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard is currently searching for a fisherman who went missing off Bolivar Peninsula on Wednesday. More
August 28, 2013 -- Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death today by a unanimous 13-member jury panel of Army officers for the November 5, 2009 shooting attack at Fort Hood . More
August 28, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Joe Peters has been appointed as assistant director of the department's driver license division. More
August 28, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Monday in Austin met with delegates from Japan's National Police Agency and National Police Academy to discuss interoperability and communication networks. More
August 27, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions in response to requests regarding matters of state law. More
August 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Dow Chemical Company is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Brazoria County with two performance plastic plants, with the state providing $1.5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal on the project. More
August 27, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the state's sale of $7.2 billion in Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes received an interest rate of 0.201 percent, a historic low for the state's one-year notes. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Administrators today named six finalists for the Texas Teacher of the Year program, including Clear Creek Independent School District teacher Jillian Howard. More
August 25, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation honored 2013 Sally B. Wallace Award winners during a ceremony on Saturday in the Topgallant Room of the Thomas Jefferson League Building at 2301 Strand, a building honored as an outstanding restoration in the ceremony. More
August 23, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has posted a guest column regarding state funding for transportation projects. More
August 23, 2013 -- Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that he is implementing a rule change to allow families of the Fort Hood shootings in 2009 to receive veterans benefits through the Veterans Land Board. More
August 23, 2013 -- Congressman John Carter today issued a statement following the verdict in the court martial of Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan. More
August 23, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the verdict in the case against Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan. More
August 23, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a radio advertisement that will play ahead of his trip to Missouri highlighting the "state's commitment to keeping taxes low on families and job creators". More
August 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the verdict in the court martial of Major Nidal Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting case. More
August 23, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement regarding a guilty verdict against Major Nidal Hasan on charges related to the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. More
August 23, 2013 -- Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named Darrell D. Davila as director of governmental appointments. More
August 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will challenge the state's voter identification laws. More
August 22, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Justice announcement that it will challenge the state's voter identification law. More
August 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Justice's announcement that it will challenge the state's voter identification law in court. More
August 22, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to an announcement that the United States Department of Justice will challenge Texas' voter identification law in court. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans on Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. More
August 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the Texas Enterprise Fund has invested $800,000 in Fritz Industries Inc., who will open a manufacturing and office facility in Greenville that will create 250 jobs and $37.5 million in capital investment. More
August 21, 2013 -- Texas A&M Forest Service urges residents to remain cautious of summer wildfire activity during the Labor Day weekend. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on Friday for College Station area business owners and managers. More
August 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Brandy Marty of Austin to the Public Utility Commission. More
August 20, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Southeast Texas Senior Regional Director Tim Soderquist the 2012-2013 National Regional Director of the Year Award. More
August 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that he will travel to Missouri on August 29 to discuss Texas' economy and business climate. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released an update for its free Energy Saver mobile application on Apple and Android devices. More
August 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday released a statement regarding United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' visit to Houston to promote Obamacare. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has selected three finalists for the position of director and librarian of the agency. More
August 19, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a response to a news release issued regarding new voter identification laws for an upcoming election. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that it has been recognized by PR Daily for the office's outreach and promotion of its unclaimed property division and the Texas "Match the Promise" Foundation. More
August 17, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews medevaced a 17-year-old female suffering from a seizure south of Port Mansfield Saturday and later worked with Packery Patrol to rescue a distressed kayaker north of Packery Channel. More
August 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Water Development Board. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has posted a letter to Governor Rick Perry regarding rural roads. More
August 16, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that she has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by an environmental group against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service asking for reconsideration of a decision to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that jobs in the state increased by 19,900 during July. More
August 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Rio Grande Compact Commission and the Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday presented several Director's Citations and Life Saving Awards. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved financial assistance totaling over $900,000. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association will hold the Texas Renewables 2013 conference and exhibit from November 11 through 13 at the Omni Colonnade in San Antonio. More
August 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding concerns about the privacy in the "navigator" program under President Barack Obama's health care legislation. More
August 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today reached a $7.5 million agreed judgment with the Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation as part of an enforcement action against the company for failing to comply with state environmental quality laws at its Freeport facility. More
August 13, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two matters concerning state law, including a request for an opinion from Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne regarding the authority of the custodian of physical records and files in a juvenile case to destroy hard copies in particular instances. More
August 13, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has joined several states and the United States Department of Justice in filing a complaint in federal court challenging a proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. More
August 12, 2013 -- MyPlates.com, the state's specialty license plate vendor, opened bidding today at noon in an auction for the 12th Man license plate. More
August 12, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that ratings firms have given their highest credit ratings to the state's Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes for the year. More
August 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named Kathy Walt as chief of staff and Jonathan Taylor as director of the Economic Development and Tourism Division. More
August 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Maria Castro of Weslaco and Macy Hill of Fort Worth to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. More
August 09, 2013 -- Boatcrews from the Coast Guard Station South Padre Island seized two lanchas and detained eight Mexican nationals caught illegally fishing in American waters on Thursday in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has reinstated Trooper Jennie Bui after a Brazoria County Grand Jury declined to take any action against her regarding a body cavity search conducted during a traffic stop in May 2012. More
August 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to rescind the administration's decision to exempt Congress from parts of Obama's health care legislation. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday advised Texans to take precautions against scams involving door-to-door sales of security systems. More
August 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday received a $120,000 grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture to expand the "Operation Drawbridge" program, which involves the installation and monitoring of motion detecting cameras on farms and ranches near the Texas-Mexico border. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announces that the state's Move Over/Slow Down law has been expanded to include protection for department workers, effective September 1. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas in Austin reports that demand for power on the grid that serves most of the state hit the third highest level in its history on Wednesday. More
August 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' visit to the state. More
August 07, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the State's enforcement action against Phillip Watrous, a Cameron County developer who unlawfully subdivided and leased several residential lots in violation of state colonias prevention laws. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced the launch of a multi-agency homeland security exercise in the Austin area over the next few weeks. More
August 07, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues in July totaled $2.2 billion, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to July 2012. More
August 07, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday joined efforts to clean up naturally occurring tar balls from the Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas. More
August 07, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Tuesday issued a statement welcoming Kiwi Golf, which is opening a facility in Baytown, Texas. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised of several scheduled closures to take place along United States Highway 290 during the weekend. More
August 06, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that the Texas high school on-time graduation rate set an all-time high for the class of 2012, with 87.7 percent of students graduating. More
August 06, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded shoppers that the annual sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear and school supplies will be held Friday through Sunday. More
August 06, 2013 -- The United States Department of Energy today released reports showing record growth in the country's wind energy market, and that Texas is the country's largest and fastest growing wind market. More
August 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry applauded final passage of HB1 and SJR1 by the Texas Legislature on Monday. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, today launched a public awareness campaign inviting Texans to submit their personal photos of how drought conditions have impacted their lives. More
August 04, 2013 -- A 49-year-old man was rescued by the United States Coast Guard and Corpus Christi Harbor Patrol after his sailboat capsized in Corpus Christi Bay Saturday evening. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a federal appeals court’s ruling that struck down Greece, New York’s practice of allowing citizens to begin town board meetings with prayer. More
August 02, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today wrote a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry asking for several agenda items to be added to the third special session of the Texas Legislature. More
August 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on a disaster declaration issued for West, Texas by President Barack Obama. More
August 02, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today signed a disaster declaration for Texas in order to provide federal aid to recovery efforts from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University hosted a region-wide meeting of community stakeholders in Central-East Texas to discuss regional economic development on Thursday. More
August 02, 2013 -- The reward for John Michael Enard, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and August's featured fugitive, has been increased to $13,000 by the Texas Department of Public Safety. More
August 01, 2013 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire on Thursday in Washington, D.C. addressed congressional staff members on improving outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. More
August 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's executive order establishing a "Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group" in response to the April explosion in West, Texas. More
August 01, 2013 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will present a number of programs that focus on handcrafted Texas furniture throughout the month of August. More
July 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the 231st Judicial District Court, and the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. More
July 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Thomas G. Prothro of Tyler as chair of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. More
July 31, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue swimmer on Monday medevaced a crewmember in critical condition from a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service and other organizations have published a new video designed to raise awareness about the benefits of deliberate burning titled, "A Land in Balance: Benefits of Prescribed Fire". More w/Video
July 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers back for a third special session of the Texas Legislature, beginning immediately, to consider the funding of transportation infrastructure projects. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Texas Senate, in the third Special Session which began today after the second session adjourned, passed SJR1 and SB1. More
July 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding transportation legislation: “It is disappointing that some members of the House today needlessly delayed our state’s ability to deal with the added strain our increasing population and surging economy are placing on our roads and highways." More
July 29, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited the headquarters of the Halo House Foundation near Houston's Texas Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Hospital to discuss its upcoming fund-raiser, "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause". More
July 29, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen has been named a top rated conservative by the Texas Eagle Forum. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that it recently conducted a child support roundup joint initiative with Tarrant County constables, which resulted in 22 arrests. More
July 27, 2013 -- Texas A&M University has posted a news release spotlighting its interns in Washington, Austin and elsewhere. More
July 27, 2013 -- The Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, which is chaired by United States Representatives Gene Green, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson of Pennsylvania, Tom Reed of New York and Jim Costa of California, convened a congressional field hearing on Friday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will present "Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making" from August 1 through December 31 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. More
July 26, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau members recently donated $173,100 to help restore the community of West, Texas following the fertilizer plant explosion that took place in the town. More
July 26, 2013 -- George P. Mitchell, heralded businessman and Galveston native, passed away this morning at his home in Galveston at the age of 94. More
July 26, 2013 -- The United States Department of Veteran Affairs has named Joseph M. Dalpiaz to the VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network. More
July 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced that the state is investing money from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund two Hydrologic Industries, Inc. and Telemedicine Up Close, Inc. More
July 25, 2013 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in response to the Department of Justice's announcement regarding Texas' voting procedures. More
July 25, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to the Justice Department's support of action against Texas voting laws. More
July 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to the United States Justice Department's decision to support a motion by a minority rights group to ask federal judges to place Texas back under pre-clearance, requiring federal approval for any changes to voting laws. More
July 24, 2013 -- State Senator Dan Patrick on Wednesday in Austin filed Senate Bill 41, which prohibits the use of CSCOPE lesson plans. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that the recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in federal waters will open on August 1. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that it has reached a $1.4 million settlement with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in an investigation of charges of Medicaid fraud. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently extended several pilot projects for further evaluation, and approved ERCOT's biennial budget. More
July 23, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education, the Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Council, the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee, the Star of Texas Award Advisory Committee, and the State Independent Living Council. More
July 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday in Washington testified before the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. Video
July 23, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor today, inviting his fellow Senators to "embrace the Texas model, proven to create economic growth, rather than relying on the failed policies of President Obama". Video
July 23, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued three legal opinions, including an opinion on whether a commissioners court may require a permit and charge a fee for installing an access point to a county road. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Texas Bar Foundation on Monday announced that it has awarded a grant to the State Bar of Texas to fund "I was the first. Vote for me!", a new civics education project. More
July 22, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are accepting applications through August 19 for six judicial vacancies in Texas. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a luncheon and groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the start of construction on three segments of the Grand Parkway that will connect Highway 290 in Harris County to Highway 59 in Montgomery County. More
July 21, 2013 -- The Baylor University Board of Regents voted to take significant steps forward on two substantial University projects that have been proposed: an alumni event center at Baylor Stadium and the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which would create a new home for the University’s nationally-ranked Hankamer School of Business. More
July 21, 2013 -- Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston report that they have uncovered a new mechanism for safeguarding the genetic integrity of actively dividing stem cells. More
July 21, 2013 -- Joe Pool of Dripping Springs has announced his candidacy for Texas Railroad Commissioner. More
July 19, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today presented legislation that will close a loophole in the federal “Motor Voter” law that preempts states from enforcing requirements to ensure those registered to vote are U.S. citizens. More
July 19, 2013 -- Military Judge Colonel Tara Osborn on Thursday heard arguments for motions related to evidence and witnesses in the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan. More
July 18, 2013 -- The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $96,027,893. More
July 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today signed House Bill 2, legislation that prohibits late term abortions. More w/Video
July 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday in Belton spoke at the Texas Association of Business Central Texas Chamber of Commerce. More
July 17, 2013 -- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Texas has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training using a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 17, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman said today that he will seek to force a vote in Congress on creating a select committee to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is participating in "Watch Your Car Month" throughout July. More
July 16, 2013 -- The final three members of the court martial panel for the trial of Major Nidal Hasan have been selected at Fort Hood. More
July 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has accused the Internal Revenue Service of "a serious breach of faith with the American people" following the IRS' admission that tax records of candidates and campaign donors were improperly examined and disclosed by government officials. More
July 16, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has urged the Texas Legislature to correct a recently approved bill regarding certification of tax office employees. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that Robert Allen Kotlar, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, was recently arrested in El Campo. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission reports that the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty will receive $1 million in state funds to address critical needs. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation with approval from the Texas Transportation Commission today officially designated 67 miles of regional roadways as part of the new Interstate 69. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Railway Industrial Clearance Association has recognized the Port of Houston Authority as "the nation's best" after evaluating Houston and 25 other U.S. ports in the areas of overall quality, customer service, customer satisfaction and quality of facilities. More
July 15, 2013 -- A Texas A&M team is working to create digital models of the Alamo to help preservationists cope with erosion from rainwater and the effects on the structure from heat and cold. More
July 15, 2013 -- Six Houston-area educators have been selected to attend the Fifth Annual Teachers’ Law School in Austin. More
July 15, 2013 -- Texas A&M University today announced the formal addition of Texas A&M Health Science Center as a unit within the university, a move initially authorized in August by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. More
July 14, 2013 -- The Lone Star Project posted a news release critical of Attorney General Greg Abbott after he announced that he is running for governor. More
July 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Sunday announced that he is running for Governor. Prepared Remarks
July 14, 2013 -- The Houston Symphony Orchestra launched its Celebratory Centennial Season with a day long event at Jones Hall and Jones Plaza. More
July 13, 2013 -- The Texas Senate, shortly before midnight on Friday, approved House Bill 2, which requires doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, allows abortions only in surgical centers, limits where and when women may take abortion-inducing pills and bans abortions after 20 weeks. More
July 13, 2013 -- Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle said passage of HB2 by the Texas Senate "will take away life-saving healthcare services and place undue burdens on poor and rural Texans." More
July 12, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety officers on Thursday responded to multiple incidents that took place on the Texas-Mexico border. More
July 12, 2013 -- Congressman Al Green released the following a statement upon the announcement of the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that the owner of a now defunct McAllen area durable medical equipment business has been ordered to prison for his role in a conspiracy and scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through fraudulent billings. More
July 12, 2013 -- Dr. R. Bowen Loftin today announced that he will step down as president of Texas A&M University effective January 13, 2014. More
July 12, 2013 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $9.9 million in federal grant assistance to Texas health centers to aid in health insurance enrollment. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday charged Cellzum.com with violating the State of Texas's consumer protection laws. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has assisted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in filing a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Javier Luna and several entities. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday awarded a total of $1.26 million in college scholarships to seventy high school seniors during the Texas FFA Convention in Dallas. More
July 11, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Thursday released a statement regarding the passage of HR 2642. More
July 11, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman praised new export data released today from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration showing Houston is the nation’s top metropolitan area for exports in 2012. More
July 11, 2013 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration today announced new data that show the Houston metropolitan area became the top metropolitan area for exports in 2012. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Robert Allen Kotlar, 54, 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
July 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn announced that he has hired Brendan Steinhauser as his new campaign manager. More
July 11, 2013 -- Ten jury panel members have been selected in the Army Court Martial of Major Nidal M. Hasan at Fort Hood. More
July 11, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion. More
July 10, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced she has returned $1 billion in unclaimed property to rightful owners since 2007. More
July 10, 2013 -- The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host an 83rd Legislative Session Wrap-Up on Monday, September 6, featuring Senators Joan Huffman and Glenn Hegar, More
July 10, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office announced that a federal court today that found Apple Inc. unlawfully conspired with major U.S. publishers to raise the prices of electronic books. More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today joined all 45 fellow Senate Republicans in sending a letter to President Obama asking him to extend the Obamacare employer mandate delay to the rest of the flawed law and to make those delays permanent. More w/Video
July 10, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today rebuked what he called President Obama’s attempt to pack the D.C. Circuit Court in in a speech at a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee: More w/Video
July 10, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives today voted 96-49 to approve House Bill 2, the legislation prohibiting late term abortions, and to forward the bill to the Texas Senate. More
July 10, 2013 -- Colonel Christopher W. Sallese passed the command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Colonel Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. More
July 09, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that the annual state sales tax holiday will take place from August 9 through 11. More
July 09, 2013 -- The Texas Crime Prevention Association has announced that it will participate in the Investment Fraud Prevention Program. More
July 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday in Austin formally appealed President Barack Obama's decision to deny a major disaster declaration for West. More
July 08, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today submitted testimony for the record in support of Texas Senate Bill 1, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks and raise standards of care at abortion clinics by requiring them to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. More
July 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he will not seek reelection in 2014. More
July 08, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman, in his July report on the "Obama Failometer" contends that the nation’s economy is worse off under President Barack Obama than under former President George W. Bush for yet another month. More
July 06, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White has posted an update to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters on the deck renewal project underway on the tall ship at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
July 05, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected more than 9,200 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort last month as part of Roadcheck 2013. More
July 04, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court has posted comments of concern about disposed oil and gas field waste from the Eagle Ford project. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission has posted a message acknowledging the Texas Legislature and Governor Rick Perry "for making significant and meaningful commitments to Texas Veterans, their families, and survivors" during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that construction will begin this month on improvements to Hempstead Road from Mangum to Brittmoore in Houston. More
July 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $12 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in the expansion of Chevron's Houston facilities. More
July 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the start of the second special session of the Texas Legislature. More
July 02, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to delay implementation of Obamacare's employer mandate. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that the Gulf of Mexico shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open on July 15. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today announced the launch of its "Keep the Wheels Turning" campaign, which will gather donations through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles vehicle registration form to benefit the commission's Fund for Veterans' Assistance program. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions on various topics of state law, including whether the state has a legal obligation to pay unfunded losses that exceed the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association's ability to pay. More
July 01, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today called for fundamental tax reform in order to abolish the IRS and "put an end to its abuse of everyday American citizens". More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the office's Cyber Crimes Unit arrested eight suspected child predators in Williamson and Travis counties. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Boards has announced the regional winners of the 2013 Superintendent of the Year award. More
July 01, 2013 -- Colonel Tara Osborn, trial judge in the court martial of Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hasan, has scheduled a pretrial hearing on Tuesday. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference on July 12 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center's Town Center. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced that an initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims for veterans has resulted in clearing more than 65,000 claims, including more than 8,000 Texas veterans. More
July 01, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program recently presented its biannual Gulf Guardian Awards at a ceremony in Tampa, Florida. More
July 01, 2013 -- My Plates, the vendor of specialty license plates for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, will host an online auction August 12 through September 12 for the rights to an official Texas A&M University "12th Man" license plate. More
June 29, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Friday issued a statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Steve Linick for State Department Inspector General. More
June 29, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has awarded $250,000 in state grants funding this year to Ducks Unlimited. More
June 29, 2013 -- The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold their annual Fourth of July readings of the Declaration of Independence at multiple locations across the state. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has awarded 20 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. More
June 28, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today re-filed legislation that requires abortion providers to follow Food and Drug Administration guideliness when prescribing RU-486, a drug used to trigger a medical abortion. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday announced that zebra mussels, an invasive species, have been confirmed in Lake Bridgeport. More
June 28, 2013 -- The League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund on Thrusday announced that it has recently received a Texas Bar Foundation Grant to provide resources to assist voters in complying with the new voter identification laws for the upcoming state constitutional amendments election in November. More
June 28, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Thursday issued a statement regarding legislation vetoed by Governor Rick Perry that would have prohibited the sale of sugar sweetened drinks in elementary and middle schools. More
June 27, 2013 -- During a pretrial hearing in the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, Judge Colonel Tara Osborn ruled on several pending motions to include the Government’s request for the court to conduct group Voir Dire. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a news release regarding the impact of the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act on lower court rulings concerning redistricting maps and the state's voter identification law. More
June 27, 2013 -- Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle on Wednesday issued a statement regarding Governor Rick Perry's call for a second special session of the Texas Legislature. More
June 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that overall crime rates in the state dropped in 2012, but that the number of violent crimes increased. More
June 26, 2013 -- Space Center Houston will launch a contest on July 4 to name the NASA Space Shuttle replica that will be part of a new attraction under development. More
June 26, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's speech concerning climate change. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on Tuesday in Austin held its preliminary meeting for the investigation of the contemplated impeachment of Wallace Hall, a current member of the Board of Regents at the University of Texas System. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will begin offering "Free First Sundays" on July 7. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it will begin issuing Election Identification Certificates on Wednesday at driver license offices across Texas for voters requiring photo identification under new voting requirements passed by the state in 2011. More
June 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. More
June 25, 2013 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued a ruling in the matter of Shelby County v. Holder, striking down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that required certain states to submit to oversight by federal authorities for their election process. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is currently celebrating Broadband Across Texas Week. More
June 24, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 5 by the Texas Legislature. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the award of $1.5 million to support College Credit for Heroes workforce development grants at 10 colleges and universities. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 19,500 jobs in May. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a public meeting on Tuesday in Webster to present preliminary flood maps for Chambers and the coastal Harris County area. More
June 21, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Thursday issued a statement regarding the United States House of Representatives' vote to delay the 2013 Farm Bill. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday announced that it has received the donation of records of seven Civil War and Reconstruction-era Texas governors. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will recommend an alternative for the SH 288 direct connectors to the Texas Medical Center on Thursday, June 27 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals at 3100 Shenandoah in Houston. More
June 20, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi Commissioners today approved a series of agreements associated with the construction of M&G Resins, USA, LLC project. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has extended the public comment period for the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan for restoring the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy until July 8. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities will hold a ceremony on Friday to honor Judge Bonnie Crane Hellums and Linda Kagey, both of Houston, for their work as part of the state's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Collaborative. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved the final legislation items laid out in Texas Governor Rick Perry's special session call, including bills on road funding and abortion. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter and Clean Water Action on Monday released a statement regarding the signing of Senate Bill 198 by Texas Governor Rick Perry. More
June 15, 2013 -- A military judge in the trial of Major Nidal M. Hasan on Friday rejected the "defense of others" argument that Hasan attempted, claiming that he was justified in killing soldiers at Fort Hood to save lives of persons in Afghanistan. More
June 15, 2013 -- Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Doug Neighbor announced on Friday that the Preserve will issue free hunting permits from July 8, 2013, until February 28, 2014. More
June 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced his final decisions on legislation passed during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session and applauded lawmakers "for their work to keep Texas' healthy economy the envy of the nation and a beacon for employers and families looking for the best opportunity to succeed". More
June 14, 2013 -- The National Park Service has announced that July 1 is the final day for public response to the draft General Management Plan for the Big Thicket National Preserve. More
June 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today signed into law Senate Bill 21, which requires mandatory drug screening as a condition for receiving unemployment compensation benefits. More
June 14, 2013 -- The Texas Public Employees Association today presented its 2013 TPEA Legislative Awards, including an award for State Senator Tommy Williams, who received the Legislator of the Year Award. More
June 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state will invest $864,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Kohl's Department Stores to support the opening of the company's new customer service operations center in Dallas. More
June 14, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Juneteenth activities in Galveston, Beaumont and Houston, as well as other cultural activities in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed House Bill 308, the “Merry Christmas Bill”into law. More
June 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today signed legislation into law that allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. More
June 13, 2013 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday issued a notice for contract proposals from companies for the support of advanced biofuels production. More
June 13, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that his office has published the Texas Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Natural Hazards, a guide for preparing homes for a storm, protecting yourself and your family, and advise on flood insurance. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association today applauded lawmakers in Texas for their work on the state's budget. More
June 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday appointed seven members to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors. More
June 12, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny disaster funding for the City of West. More
June 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision not to release funds to the West disaster effort. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has released its latest "Week in Review". More
June 12, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues in May totaled $2.26 billion, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to May 2012. More
June 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of funds for recovery efforts in West, Texas from the fertilizer plant explosion that took place in the town. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has collected more than $6 million in unpaid wages for workers from 2012. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued a legal opinion regarding whether the Texas Medical Board may allow its investigators who hold a concealed handgun license to carry a concealed handgun while on duty without subjecting the board to liability. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to include funding for transportation in the call for the 83rd Legislative Session was in part a response to a letter initiated by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and signed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and several other elected, appointed and civic officials in the Greater Houston Region. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has released a statement regarding the passage of a farm bill by the United States Senate. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office has provided an update in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal M. Hasan. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today expanded the special legislative session he has called to include legislation related to the regulation of abortion procedures and to establishing a mandatory life sentence with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender. More
June 11, 2013 -- Texans for Lawsuit Reform posted a statement on the passing of TLR's Senior Chair Leo Linbeck, Jr. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Texas Apartment Association on Monday issued a statement commending Texas Governor Rick Perry for signing House Bill 5, an education reform bill, into law. More
June 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has expanded the special session call to include transportation funding. More
June 10, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke today on the Senate floor on the RESULTS Amendment he intends to offer to the Gang of 8’s immigration bill. More w/Video
June 10, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited recently received a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Company to support wetlands conservation along the Texas coast. More
June 10, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today issued a statement on Texas Governor Rick Perry signing House Bill 5, an education reform bill, into law. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Texas Restaurant Association today applauded Texas Governor Rick Perry on signing House Bill 5, which allows students who are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports to still pursue career specific activities. More
June 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today applauded efforts made during the recent legislative session to improve college and career readiness for Texas students. More
June 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will visit Connecticut and New York June 16-20 on a trip to recruit employers in both states. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center today reported that the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team has started transitioning back to the National Response Center for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological and etiological discharges into the environment. More
June 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today signed into law House Bill 489, which allows individuals with disabilities to use the assistance of service animals in all public places, including retail businesses and restaurants, without having to show the qualifications or certifications of the assistance animal. More
June 07, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has obtained a restraining order against two unlicensed dentists in south Texas. More
June 07, 2013 -- A panel of judges from the First Court of Appeals last week ruled against former ILA Local 20 President Ted O’Rourke in his lawsuit against the Port of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a meeting on Monday in Galveston to receive public input regarding plans to restore the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy from the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 07, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschkea hailed a decision in favor of the TFB in a water rights lawsuit filed against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as “a victory for property rights in Texas.” More
June 06, 2013 -- Connected Texas today released new broadband Internet availability figures for the state. More
June 05, 2013 -- The 20th annual United States-Mexico Border Energy Forum will be held November 6-8 in San Antonio. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is launching the State of Texas Soldier Employment Initiative in partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission to improve unemployed veterans' access to the workforce system. More
June 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Brigadier General William "Len" Smith of Austin as the Assistant Adjutant General for Army. More
June 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered remarks at a memorial service for four Houston firefighters who died while responding to a fire in southwest Houston on May 31. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office will be conducting a free Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on June 25 in Oak Island, Texas. More
June 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced three senior leadership promotions. More
June 04, 2013 -- A team from Houston Independent School District's Reagan High School has been declared the UIL State Mathematics Champion. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host a public meeting on June 24 in Galveston concerning the restoration process for the Gulf Coast. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Texas Wildlife Association has announced that six Harris County youth have been selected to participate in the Texas Brigades program during the summer. More
June 04, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced that Dr. Arun and Dr. Kiran Sharma, of Houston, have been ordered to pay more than $37 million in restitution in connection with charges of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Texas Lottery on Monday announced that it has temporarily suspended sales for the "All or Nothing" draw game. More
June 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced that nominations are currently being accepted through July 31 for the 2013 Star of Texas Awards. More
June 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that his office is accepting nominations for the 2013 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who were killed or sustained a serious injury in the line of duty. More
June 03, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a federal court ruling overturning a federal emergency rule that attempted to shorten the red snapper recreational fishing season in federal waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana and Florida. More
June 03, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner was recently named "Most Valuable Player" in the Texas House of Representatives by Capitol Inside. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued an opinion regarding whether a county may regulate, as a subdivision, the partition of a tract of land in the unincorporated portion of the county under Local Government Code Chapter 232 or Health and Safety Code Chapter 121. More
June 03, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. More
June 02, 2013 -- The 2013 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to support the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held at the Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management today hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District today reported that it has completed improvements to the intersection of the United States Highway 290 westbound frontage road at Barker Cypress. More
May 31, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has secured an asset freeze and temporary injunction against a Dallas firm charged with defrauding timeshare customers. More
May 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today urged Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2013 hurricane season. More
May 31, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today applauded the signing of House Bill 13 into law, legislation that provides increased transparency for all public pension funds in the state. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas A&M University on Thursday announced the death of Reveille VII, the university's retired mascot. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors and the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority Board of Directors. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative has applauded the Texas Legislature for passing House Bill 2049 by Texas Representative Dan Huberty of Houston, which was intended to remove regulatory barriers and to improve the business climate for cogeneration facilities in Texas. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced appointments to the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners, OneStar National Service Commission, Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments, Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed four Houston-Galveston area residents to serve as members of the Judicial Compensation Commission. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office will host a media day event on June 5 in La Porte regarding the state's Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement on an announcement by Motorola Mobility that it will create 2,000 new jobs at its new Texas manufacturing facility. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday awarded $1.296 million to students during the Area Go Texan scholarship banquet. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Departments of Transportation and Public Safety on Wednesday in Houston staged a mock contraflow traffic exercise in preparation for hurricane season. More
May 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday ceremonially signed House Bills 915 and 1227, which seek to improve the state foster care system. More
May 29, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday released a statement regarding Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. More
May 29, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that she will retire after her current term in office ends. More
May 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on Texas Comptroller Susan Combs' announcement that she will not seek re-election in 2014. More
May 29, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement on the announcement by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs that she will retire when her current term ends. More
May 29, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has secured judgments closing three unlawful "notario" operations in the Rio Grande Valley. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold a Governor's Small Business Forum on Thursday at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued an opinion regarding Transportation Code section 502.010 and the reconciliation of Senate Bill 1386 and House Bill 2357 from the 82nd Legislative Session. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has released a review of actions taken by the 83rd Texas Legislature in the regular session to advance water conservation, curb water loss, and respond to drought conditions. More
May 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 1476, which establishes the Veteran Entrepreneur Program at the Texas Veterans Commission. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Deparmtent today reported that game wardens have filed felony charges against Dustin Paul Lunsford of Galveston in connection with a hit-and-run boating accident that took place on Sunday off the coast of Galveston Island. More
May 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today signed House Bill 4, legislation that creates a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation during the next 50 years. More
May 28, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the creation of "Tell the Truth Texas", a web site that collects "an unprecedented array" of information on the debt and finances of local governments throughout the state. More
May 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced the appointment of Julia Rathgeber of Austin as State Commissioner of Insurance. More
May 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday observed Memorial Day by signing legislation into law that provides resources and support to veterans and surviving spouses of members of the military who have been killed in action. More
May 27, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has posted a recap of the final week of the regular session and a look ahead at the special session. More
May 27, 2013 -- Governor Rick Perry today announced a special session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 27. More
May 27, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland, who recently announced he would not be running again next election cycle, passed his final bill for the 83rd Legislative Session Sunday afternoon. More
May 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Senator Ted Cruz has posted a video paying tribute to the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces in recognition of Memorial Day. Video
May 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has vetoed Senate Bill 346 and House Bill 535, and will allow SB 567 and HB 1600 to become law without his signature. More
May 25, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has given final approval for a new two-year state budget that meets essential needs while keeping spending below the rate of population and inflation growth. More
May 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke to a joint session of the Texas Legislature in recognition of Memorial Day. More
May 25, 2013 -- Texas gold star families gathered to remember family members today at the Bullock, Texas State History Museum in Austin, where a new photo memorial honoring almost 600 fallen Texans debuted. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages residents to participate in "Take 25", a national campaign focusing on child safety. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has released a statement regarding five water bills in the Texas state legislative session. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to refer a draft Transportation Development Credit Policy back to the administration for additional work before it is considered again for action. More
May 24, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement regarding Memorial Day. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently announced that Jack and Jan Cato of Houston have received the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award for their land conservation efforts. More
May 24, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded homeowners and businesses that June 1 is the deadline to protest property value appraisals. More
May 24, 2013 -- The United States Census Bureau on Thursday reported that Texas cities lead in population growth in the country. More
May 24, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday issued a statement regarding a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay Boy Scouts. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Thursday publicly released the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for formal public comment. More
May 23, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland announced on the House Floor on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection when his term expires in 2015. More
May 23, 2013 -- Texas elected officials have reacted to President Barack Obama’s call to ease restrictions on prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Wednesday approved measures related to the state's budget. More
May 23, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation to create a new University of Texas institution and medical institution in South Texas by merging the UT Pan American and Brownsville campuses. More
May 23, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on Wednesday applauded the passage of legislation by the Texas House of Representatives to require passage of a drug test to receive unemployment benefits. More
May 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman voted on Tuesday to approve completion of the northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday participated in the "Take the Pledge" event in San Antonio. More
May 22, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has congratulated Texas State Senator Joan Huffman on passage of Senate Bill 1185, to allow Harris County to begin a unique pilot program aimed at diverting mentally ill residents away from the Harris County Jail and into appropriate medical and social programs for treatment. More
May 22, 2013 -- Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia has announced that the county has worked with state legislators regarding Senate Bill 1747 to provide funds for road damages caused by certain types of transportation activities. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Tuesday approved a $600 million franchise tax cut for businesses and a permanent exemption for small businesses. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will host a ceremony on Saturday for the opening of a new photo memorial exhibit honoring fallen Texans. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors, and the Texas Board of Nursing. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors has received updates on summer preparedness and West Texas congestion. More
May 21, 2013 -- State Representative Carol Alvarado on Tuesday released a statement regarding the Texas Senate passage of House Bill 217. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today activated the State Operations Center due to severe thunderstorms expected to make their way across north and central Texas. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that 60 Texan students have been awarded matching scholarships through the Match the Promise Foundation program. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams, in his weekly column, discusses the state's budget, the proposed creation of a state water fund, and transportation. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a statement regarding the signing of Senate Bill 120, which will create the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Monday announced that Texas Task Force 1, the state's search and rescue team, has been dispatched to Oklahoma to provide assistance following a large tornado that struck the area. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the passage of House Bill 4, which includes a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation during the next 50 years. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Texas Senate today announced that the CSCOPE lesson plan will no longer be available to school districts. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Texas state chapters of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials and the National Emergency Number Association will hold a conference through Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Houston. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, the Aging and Disability Services Council, the Commission on Human Rights, and the Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council. More
May 20, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen on Friday applauded the passage of of legislation to reform the Texas Teacher Retirement System by the state's House of Representatives. More
May 20, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a reminder that the state's annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday will be held Saturday through Monday. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Friday announced that negotiations on the state's budget resulted in an agreement, with a final proposal sent to each chamber of the state legislature for consideration. More
May 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday delivered remarks on the damage in Granbury, Texas due to severe storms that took place on May 15. More
May 20, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today announced that the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative's governing board has sent a letter stating that the organization will be removing lesson plans from their web site and will no longer produce lesson plans. More
May 17, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday applauded the Texas Tech University and University of Houston Systems for approving a four-year fixed tuition rate for incoming freshmen. More
May 17, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday traveled to Granbury to participate in a briefing with Governor Rick Perry on the aftermath of Wednesday's North Texas tornadoes. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Texas Bankers Association recently elected its officers for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. More
May 17, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against BP America and other defendants in the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil spill seeking funds to be used for projects to mitigate and offset natural resource damages in Texas. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Law Enforcement Division on Thursday announced that it has formed a new Marine Investigations Unit to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 33,100 jobs in April. More
May 17, 2013 -- John McCoy, an attorney with the firm representing West Fertilizer Co., on Thursday issued a statement regarding the results of an investigation into the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released its 2012 Annual Report on the Renewable Energy Credit Trading Program. More
May 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday signed Senate Bill 1611, the Michael Morton Act, which will help prevent wrongful convictions in the state. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that Juan Jose Villa, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was arrested on Tuesday in Missouri. More
May 16, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Cyber Crimes Unit on Wednesday arrested John Raymond Williams of Gonzales for child pornography possession. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Texas Water Development Board today approved a resolution to loan $1,350,000 to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 50 to finance water and wastewater system improvements. More
May 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the conclusion of an investigation into the April 17 explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office today reported that an investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that took place West, Texas on April 17 has been concluded with the cause of the fire remaining undetermined. More
May 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding Wednesday's storms in North Texas. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Insurance reports that Leslie Ray Collins of Sugar Land has been convicted of a first-degree felony of misapplication of fiduciary property and sentenced to serve twelve years in prison. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has released its latest "Week in Review". More
May 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday released a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 441. More
May 15, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor on Wednesday released a statement regarding Senate Bill 1700. More
May 15, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding recent issues involving the Internal Revenue Service. More
May 15, 2013 -- Frio County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1 to oppose all proposed "Disposal Waste by Injection, Permit Applications" filed at the Texas Railroad Commission. More
May 14, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen has released a statement regarding the passage of House Bill 308. More
May 14, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate today announced that bills that would require valid identification to receive a marriage license and to allow seized firearms to be re-sold to licensed firearm dealers passed the Senate today, with only days remaining in the current session. More
May 14, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office is accepting bids for the lease of property to build a fishing cabin on Moody's Island. More
May 14, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a memorial ceremony in honor of 10 Texas law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during the last year. More
May 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Medical Board and the Texas Private Security Board. More
May 13, 2013 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Monday announced that Texas will receive $203 million to restore Gulf coast natural resources impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 13, 2013 -- Elected officials have commented on the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised residents to make preparations early for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Juan Carlos Pena and Willie L. Sullivan to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list. More
May 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical Physicists, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and the Texas Physician Assistant Board. More
May 10, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas today announced that Bryce Ashley Reed of West, Texas has been arrested on charges related to possessing an unregistered destructive device after finding bomb making materials said to belong to Reed at a residence in Abbott, Texas. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has provided a review of action taken at the Senate during the week, including passage of two bills to reform school testing and to reform the state's teacher retirement system. More
May 10, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today directed the Texas Rangers to join the McLennan County Sheriff's Office in launching a criminal investigation into the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding residents to utilize the new driver license "mega centers" before and during the high volume summer months at local offices. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted 63 - 44 to adopt the Senate version of the Port of Houston Sunset Bill. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors and the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Board of Directors. More
May 09, 2013 -- Mark S. Reiley of Houston has been elected to the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association. More
May 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has announced that the city will receive a proclamation from the Texas Governor's Office recognizing June 2-9 as National Beach Safety Week. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to increase state and employee pay-in for the Teachers' Retirement System. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement welcoming President Barack Obama to Texas on his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour". More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement welcoming President Barack Obama to Texas on his visit to the state. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday delivered remarks at the Texas Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run send off. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the state is providing a $1 million investment through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the proposed expansion of Emerson Process Management's facilities in Houston. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement on the ruling of by a Hardin County District Court judge declaring religious football banners used by cheerleaders at Kountze High School as constitutional and permissible. More
May 09, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling that declared religious football banners used by the Kountze High School cheerleaders constitutional and permissible. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold a public hearing on June 5 to receive comments on the proposed Child Care and Development Fund State Plan for 2014-2015. More
May 08, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to April 2012. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a reminder to Texas motorists to wear their safety belts as part of its "Click It or Ticket" campaign. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued an advisory warning people not to consume or to limit consumption of certain fish caught in all waters off the Texas coast due to unsafe levels of mercury. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the commercial shrimp season for the Gulf of Mexico in both Texas and federal waters will close on May 23. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has announced that the state's annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, offering a sales tax break on Energy Star compliant appliances, will be held May 25-27. More
May 08, 2013 -- The National Park Service will host public meetings May 14-16 in various locations to receive input on the draft general management plan for the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
May 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
May 07, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has announced the passage of SB 1700, which significantly reforms the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, through the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions concerning matters of state law. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to reduce the number of standardized tests needed to graduate high school and offer a new degree program to give students "more flexibility" when choosing classes. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Insurance has announced that an investigation into the cause of the fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas will not be complete by May 10, but will continue an additional one-to-two weeks. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Texas Wildlife Association will host a free online "webinar" on "predator control" on May 16. More
May 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday named 10 student regents for their respective university systems and named a student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
May 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to "Share the Road" and "Look Twice" during National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. More
May 06, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today addressed the Senate floor to discuss his opposition to the Internet Sales Tax, titled the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” More w/Video
May 06, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Office reports that Texas has taken the top spot in another of Site Selection Magazine's annual rankings. More
May 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a statement welcoming President Barack Obama to Texas. More
May 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, today renewed his call for more offshore energy development and consistent federal regulations in order to help our nation reach its goal of energy independence. More
May 06, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor today announced that Hutco, Inc., an industrial services employment agency, has agreed to pay $1,916,850 in overtime back wages to employees assigned to work in sites throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. More
May 03, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has released its latest "Week in Review". More
May 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the National Rifle Association Convention in Houston. More
May 03, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today delivered remarks at the 2013 National Rifle Association Convention in Houston. More
May 03, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced appointments to the Higher Education Coordinating Board, Commission on Jail Standards, the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, and State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists. More
May 03, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Thursday issued a news release regarding an agreement with BP for proposed Texas-based restoration projects in compensation for losses from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 03, 2013 -- BP on Thursday announced that has reached an agreement with Natural Resource Damages Trustees related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for five proposed early restoration projects in Texas with an expected cost of $18 million. More
May 02, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland reports that legislation aimed at funding Texas' 50-year water plan temporarily died in the Texas House Monday as it was determined it violated the Rules of the House and could therefore not be considered after a point of order on the bill was sustained. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Senate has approved the sunset bill for the Railroad Commission of Texas, reauthorizing the existence of the agency for the next ten years. More
May 02, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has announced that the Texas House of Representatives has approved an $874.9 million supplemental appropriations bill, adding money for schools and wildfire relief efforts. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday announced that the emergency disaster declaration for the State of Texas declared on April 19 has been expanded to allow access to Individual Assistance grants for those affected by the explosion in McLennan County. More
May 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide that poorly performing schools would be placed in a special independent school district with other failing schools statewide. More
May 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at Shield Tactical, a company that sells firearm related gear and training services that recently relocated to Texas, on the state's jobs environment. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final summer Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report, which projects tight operating electricity reserves during the summer. More
May 01, 2013 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced that the Attwater's prairie-chicken have increased in numbers to an estimate of 66 birds for 2013. More
April 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, the Texas Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors, the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, the Texas Diabetes Council, the Texas Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority, and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. More
April 30, 2013 -- The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has announced that it will investigate the West, Texas chemical disaster. More
April 30, 2013 -- State Representative Greg Bonnen has released a statement regarding the passage of House Bill 13. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that Gus Matthew Soto, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, is in custody after being arrested on April 26 in Spring. More
April 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named Tolunay-Wong Engineers CEO Daniel Wong of Missouri City as chair of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two opinions on questions regarding state law, including a question by Texas State Senator Dan Patrick as to whether the Texas Constitution precludes the ability of local political subdivisions from recognizing domestic partnerships by granting benefits previously only available to married couples. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to help the state cope with the rising demand for water with the increase of the population. More
April 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a statement regarding House Bill 11, which would dedicate $2 billion form the state's Rainy Day Fund for the creation of a revolving fund for water supply projects. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Texas Legislature on Monday in Austin recognized the Texas Department of Public Safety as part of the "Day at the State Capitol". More
April 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Lottery Commission, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors, the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, the Texas Crime Stopper Council, and the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. More
April 29, 2013 -- College Station City Manager Frank Simpson, who previously served as city manager in Missouri City, Webster and Center and assistant city manager in La Marque, died on Saturday after an apparent heart attack. More
April 29, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office's Cyber Crimes Unit arrested more than 36 suspected online sexual predators and child pornographers in the past year. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of its "SitesOnTexas 2.0" web-based geographic information system, which allows users to create-data-oriented reports and maps to help support economic decisions and help monitor regional progress. More
April 29, 2013 -- United States Customs and Border Protection today announced that Judson W. Murdock, II has assumed command as the new director of field operations at the Houston Field Office. More
April 26, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the State's enforcement action against Austin-based legal services provider Just for People, Inc. More
April 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Southern University Board of Regents, the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council, and the Texas Public Finance Authority. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host free taxpayer seminars in May. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is assisting workers affected by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas apply for unemployment benefits and will host a job fair for impacted workers on Monday. More
April 26, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia today issued a statement regarding the Health Port Communities Coalition town hall meeting that took place on Thursday. More
April 25, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday traveled to Waco to attend the memorial service for the victims of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has approved a measure that would let voters decide whether or not to use almost half of the Rainy Day Fund to pay for state infrastructure and education. More
April 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Health and Human Services Council, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, the Risk Management Board, and the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities. More
April 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed seven members to the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors. More
April 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has reappointed Olen Underwood of Willis as the presiding judge of the Second Administrative Judicial Region of Texas. More
April 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Health and Human Services Council, including Leon J. Leach of Houston who is executive vice president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Transportation Committee today considered a bill that would make it illegal to operate a mobile device for text-based purposes while driving. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Obama Administration today announced that the Department of the Interior will offer a lease sale for oil and gas exploration for more than 21 million acres off the shore of Texas. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would draw money from the state's Rainy Day fund to finance the state's water and transportation infrastructure, as well as education, pending voter approval. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to help finance the state's water and transportation needs and also provide more school equity by asking voters to dip into the Rainy Day Fund for $5.7 billion. More
April 23, 2013 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced four components that will be part of the state's 2013 accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters. More
April 23, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined the Louisiana Attorney General's Office in filing a legal challenge asking a federal court to block a proposed rule that would shorten the red snapper recreational fishing season in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions regarding state law, including an opinion concerning whether a commissioners court may change the day of the week it convenes during the current fiscal year. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Monday approved legislation to provide additional consumer protections when financing short term "payday" loans, including placing a cap on annual percentage rates at 36 percent. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold the "Creating Equal Opportunities in Our Community Conference" on Tuesday at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service will host a state ceremony in celebration of Arbor Day in Bastrop, Texas on Friday. More
April 22, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday joined Attorneys General from 11 other states in asking the United States Supreme Court to review the legality of the Obama Administration's greenhouse gas regulations. More
April 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Milton B. Lee, II of San Antonio to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Friday announced that several Texas fire departments have been mobilized to assist with emergency response in West, Texas. More
April 20, 2013 -- Two bills aimed at training teachers how to deal with school shooters were approved by the Texas Senate this week. More
April 20, 2013 -- President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in the State of Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the explosion in West, Texas. More
April 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Michael Landrum of Houston as judge of the 113th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
April 19, 2013 -- Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Friday traveled to West, Texas to survey the damage of the fertilizer plant explosion and offer recovery assistance. More
April 19, 2013 -- Adair Grain Inc. on Friday released a statement regarding the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday toured the disaster zone in West, Texas. More
April 19, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board. More
April 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following a tour of the West, Texas fertilizer explosion site. More
April 19, 2013 -- The United States Chemical Safety Board today reported that 12 investigators with the board have been deployed to West, Texas to assess the area of impact and determine the cause and contributing factors of an explosion at a fertilizer plant that took place on Wednesday. More
April 19, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited has published a press release on the organization's efforts to restore the Gulf Coast following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the unemployment rate remained steady in March, unchanged at 6.4 percent. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday released a statement regarding the Kaufman County murders. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday issued a statement regarding the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- Texas A&M Forest Service has activated members of three regional All-Hazard Incident Management Teams following the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday traveled to West, Texas to participate in a briefing on the fertilizer plant explosion. More
April 18, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement regarding the arrest of Eric Williams and Kim Williams in the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cindy McLelland, and Assistant Aistrict Attorney Mark Hasse. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service has deployed its Incident Management Team to West, Texas to respond to the explosion at a fertilizer plant that occurred on Wednesday. More
April 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today met with state officials to discuss the state's response to an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday hosted a live re-enactment of a work zone crash in Houston in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is April 15-19. More
April 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that he has appointed William Lucas of Center, Texas to the Finance Commission of Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would pay for training for school employees to carry a concealed handgun on campus. More
April 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding an explosion that took place at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued a joint statement on the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. More
April 18, 2013 -- President Barack Obama today issued a statement on the fertilizer plant explosion that took place in West, Texas. More
April 17, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved two appointments and one reappointment to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. More
April 17, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of Ada Brown and Randy Watson to serve as commissioners of the Texas Public Safety Commission. More
April 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the authorization of a disaster recovery grant for Bastrop County. More
April 16, 2013 -- Two Texas Senate committees on Tuesday looked at House bills dealing with two of the session's top issues: high school graduation standards and water infrastructure. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proclamation in honor of Frank Thompson, Jr., the chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, who died recently. More
April 16, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his Cyber Crimes Unit has arrested Alberto Guerrero Gomez for sexually soliciting a minor online. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging residents to renew their drivers license or identification card early or online to avoid crowds at DPS offices during the summer months. More
April 16, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, former first lady Laura Bush and Dallas Police Chief David Brown were recently recognized by New Friends New Life for their efforts to combat human trafficking. More
April 16, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Carlos Rubinstein today urged the International Boundary and Water Commission and the State Department to compel Mexico to deliver Rio Grande system water to the United States. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a live re-enactment of a work zone crash on Wednesday in Houston in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 16, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued opinions on two questions regarding state law, including whether certain investment decisions for the Permanent School Fund must be made using competitive processes. More
April 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday in Austin announced a four-point plan to provide nearly $1.6 billion in tax relief to all Texas businesses currently subject to the state's franchise tax. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved SB 8, a bill aimed at cutting down Medicaid fraud in Texas. More
April 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a statement in response to an incident that occurred at the Boston Marathon today. More
April 15, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the passing of Bob Perry. More
April 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has launched an advertising campaign in Chicago with his message of Texas' "low taxes, predictable regulations, fair courts and a skilled workforce" to employers in the city. More
April 15, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement on the passing of Bob Perry. More
April 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the passing of Houston businessman Bob Perry. More
April 15, 2013 -- Galveston City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss “unresolved issues identified by the General Land Office”. More
April 15, 2013 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today announced the members of a bipartisan committee to provide recommendations for nominees to fill Texas federal judicial vacancies and open positions in the United States Attorney's offices in the state. More
April 15, 2013 -- The annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 20. More
April 14, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives last week approved a bill that preserves the right of Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Pasadena City Council and an organization of small cities on the ship channel to appoint members to the Port of Houston Authority Commission; but puts 12 year limits on their terms. More
April 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Credit Union Commission. More
April 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday in Austin delivered the keynote address at the Texas Lyceum Association's 47th Public Conference. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Texas Senate this week passed bills to require drug testing to qualify for state benefits and to increase the number of charter schools opening in the state. More
April 12, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its annual State of the Counties program on Wednesday, featuring updates from the leaders of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties. More
April 12, 2013 -- State Representative Carol Alvarado has released a statement regarding the passage of House Bills 1296 and 1297 on Thursday. More
April 11, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned its newest airplane, which was named in honor of late DPS Agent Patrick Allen Randel. More
April 11, 2013 -- The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office will host a webinar on waterfowl habitat management on April 18. More
April 11, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the County Employment and Wages in Texas - Third Quarter 2012 report, noting that employment increased in 22 of the 24 largest counties in Texas from September 2011 to September 2012. More
April 11, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has announced that his office is seeking nominations of college-bound students for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. More
April 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday spoke at the St. Mary's University School of Law - Center for Terrorism Law for its 10th anniversary celebration. More
April 11, 2013 -- Nia-Isabella Garza of Brownsville has been announced as the grand prize winner for the Texas General Land Office's Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest. More
April 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Erleigh Norville Wiley of Forney as Kaufman County district attorney. More
April 10, 2013 -- The Texas Senate today approved SB 11, which would require all applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to pass a drug test to receive money. More
April 10, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues for March totaled $1.98 billion, an increase of 5.5 percent compared to the same month in 2012. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 30th Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards for pieces produced in 2012. More
April 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. More
April 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today applauded an announcement by Google, Inc. of the company's plans to install Google Fiber, a high-speed Internet access service, in Austin. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission's Civil Rights Division will hold two Austin-area conferences in April in observance of Fair Housing Month. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Monday voted to approve a measure that would require a student to maintain a C- average to receive tuition exemptions and waivers at state institutions of higher education. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched its statewide "Talk. Text. Crash." campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and its "Don't Mess with Texas" Trash-Off recently participated in Keep Houston Beautiful Day as part of the Great American Cleanup. More
April 08, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams, in his weekly column on issues in the state's legislature, discusses his views on the matter of expanding Medicaid in Texas. More
April 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host "Women of the Land", a land stewardship training program designed specifically for women landowners, land managers, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts, April 18-19 at the Cedar Mountain Ranch. More
April 05, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland has released a statement regarding the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday passing the 2014-2015 biennial budget. More
April 05, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has issued a reminder that April 15 is the deadline for business owners to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the 357th Judicial District Court. More
April 04, 2013 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the beginning of this year's sea turtle nesting season on the Texas coast and asks the public to be observant. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Brian Allen Tucker to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved funding to pay for continued operations of air traffic control towers at 14 airports in Texas, including Sugar Land Regional Airport and Lone Star Executive Airport in Houston, as federal funding is cut for tower operations. More
April 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today gave remarks at a public memorial service for Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia McLelland, who were killed at their home. More
April 04, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will host his Sixth Annual Family Day event on April 13 at Sylvester Turner Park. More
April 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that his office is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for the deaths of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse and District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia McLelland. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $31.2 million to Texas for reimbursement of costs to fight wildfires that occurred in 2011 in several counties throughout the state. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Texas Senate today approved a bill to increase transparency and accountability at the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether a district attorney may retain a commission on a bond forfeiture collection. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today called on the Texas Legislature to not approve an amendment to the proposed state budget to remove funds from clean air programs to place in the Teachers' Retirement Program, but to instead fund both programs. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday reported that customer wait times at the department's six new Driver License "Mega Centers" averaged fewer than 20 minutes during the peak demand period of March 11-15. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office in Austin on Tuesday held the quarterly Permanent School Fund lease sale. More
April 02, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.6 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Borusan Mannesmann Pipe for the company to open a steel pipe plant facility in Baytown, Texas. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today launched a new design for its "Don't Mess with Texas" anti-litter campaign. More
April 02, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland today announced that he has filed legislation to move straight-party voting options to the end of the ballot. More
April 02, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams, in his column regarding issues in the state's legislature, discusses funding for the state's highway infrastructure. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the release of its 2012 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which provides an overview of gang activity in the state. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that a challenge against Commissioner of Education Michael Williams' recommendation to close North Forest Independent School District and annex it into Houston ISD has been denied. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed five members to the Texas School Safety Center Board. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed James Scott of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and other lawmakers for a roundtable to discuss reforms to the Medicaid program, and opposed the expansion of Medicaid in Texas through President Barack Obama's healthcare legislation. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host 12 free taxpayer seminars in April. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued an alert for senior citizens to be wary of identity thieves posing as Medicare officials. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added more than 80,000 jobs in February. More
March 29, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Thursday applauded a ruling of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granting an emergency stay of a federal district court judge's orders regarding water rights and the whooping crane, which is under the Endangered Species Act. More
March 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Facilities Commission and the Commission on Human Rights. More
March 28, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a jury finding Mark Alan Norwood guilty of the 1986 murder of Christine Morton. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday intended to address the state's water needs over the next 50 years. More
March 27, 2013 -- A bill passed out of the Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday would require that all applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program be screened for drugs. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today released the 2013 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, which offers a review of current public safety threats to the state. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office will hold the annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 20 at eight locations in the Houston and Galveston areas. More
March 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday discussed SB 11, authored by Committee Chair Jane Nelson, to require that individuals who apply for state assistance would have to pass a drug test before they could get benefits. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today released its most recent Grocery Price Watch survey, and stated that food prices have increased due to the impact of droughts in Texas and the Midwest. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the Texas Faith and Family Day Rally. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, Dr. Brett Giroir and representatives from GlaxoSmithKline to announced a partnership to create an influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility in College Station. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the state has ranked first in the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's annual report on government spending transparency. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Academy of Texas Music on Monday announced that Joe "King" Carrasco has been named Entertainer of the Year and received the Historical Significance Award for the 11th annual Texas Music Awards. More
March 26, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Monday issued a statement regarding barratry charges filed against him in Montgomery County. More
March 25, 2013 -- The 2013 Texas Emergency Management Conference will take place from Monday through Thursday in San Antonio. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Nominations Committee on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Williams as Texas Commissioner of Education. More
March 25, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has released a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision on the Texas Open Meetings Act. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released updates from its March Board of Directors meeting. More
March 25, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has filed charges against a Florida-based tax service on multiple violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
March 25, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Friday announced that Andrea Michelle Tellison, the owner of a durable medical equipment company in Houston, has been arrested following an indictment on charges of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. More
March 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has named MacGregor Stephenson as deputy chief of staff and Rich Parsons as deputy director of communications for his office. More
March 25, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland today urged that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association take action to assess insurance companies for funds to pay storm-related damage claims and to avoid placing TWIA into receivership. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that it is co-sponsoring the 2013 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, which begins Tuesday at the University of Texas at San Antonio. More
March 25, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has published a guest column regarding recent issues in the state's legislature. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs today, in recognition of Fair Housing Month in April, reminded Texans of the protections of the Fair Housing Act. More
March 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to solicit public comment on a new transportation conformity determination and proposed revisions to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Update. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate has provided a review of the week's action by the Senate. More
March 22, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today announced that 25 organizations that have received $3 million in grants through the commission's Fund for Veterans' Assistance. More
March 21, 2013 -- State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen and the Texas Hospitality Association will hold a statewide poster contest that will award scholarships to high school seniors. More
March 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today spoke at the Governor's Commission for Women Legislative Luncheon. More
March 21, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Wednesday approved the state's biennial budget, with spending to total more than $95 billion during the next two years. More
March 21, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia today issued a statement regarding her vote against Senate Bill 1, the Senate's budget bill. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Texas Senate approved a new state budget on Wednesday which Senator Tommy Williams says prioritizes public education and mental health initiatives. More
March 20, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday sought an emergency-stay in the whooping crane case from the United States Court of Appeals. More
March 20, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed John Clamp of San Antonio as presiding officer of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday ratified the appointment of Ken McIntyre as vice president of Grid Planning and Operations and Brad Jones as vice president of Commercial Operations. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution that would place a referendum on the November ballot proposing term limits for officials elected in state wide elections, including the governor and attorney general. More
March 20, 2013 -- Palo Duro Canyon State Park will host the 80th anniversary reunion of the Civilian Conservation Corps on April 6-7. More
March 20, 2013 -- The Texas Renaissance Festival will hold auditions for actors and specialty performers on May 4 and 11 at the festival site in Plantersville. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions regarding two matters on the interpretation of state law, including whether the Beaumont Independent School District may appoint a single-member district trustee to an at-large position as the district transitions to a new election scheme. More
March 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on expanding higher education opportunities in South Texas. More
March 19, 2013 -- Connected Texas on Monday released new data on broadband adoption in Texas showing that 69 percent of residents in the state now subscribe to broadband Internet service. More
March 19, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today recognized farmers and ranchers in celebration of National Agriculture Day. More
March 19, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined State Senator Rodney Ellis in support of legislation to require DNA testing for all biological evidence collected by law enforcement in all death penalty cases. More
March 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the Brazoria County Day Breakfast, where he highlighted his priorities to strengthen the state's competitive jobs climate, reduce taxes and invest in infrastructure. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters on Monday held a hearing on a bill proposed by Senator Tommy Williams that would require local government entities to publish and submit a variety of reports to provide clarity on local tax policies. More
March 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. More
March 18, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has published a guest column regarding recent activities in the Texas Legislature. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued opinions on two questions regarding state law, including whether a county sheriff must submit an office policy manual to the county commissioners court for approval. More
March 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, including Tony Buzbee of Friendswood. More
March 15, 2013 -- The Texas Senate this week moved its budget bill to the Senate floor from the finance committee for approval by the full senate. More
March 15, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to extend the service area of the Houston Community College System to include all areas of Fort Bend Independent School District high schools. More
March 15, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sought an emergency stay from the federal district court regarding litigation involving the whooping crane. More
March 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday released a statement regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote approving a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. More
March 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders and the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Advisory Board. More
March 14, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the release of its April wildflower issue of Texas Highways travel magazine. More
March 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement regarding a reported plan by the Obama Administration to allow government agencies to access financial information of citizens. More
March 14, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner on Wednesday applauded the House Appropriations Committee on the committee's vote to increase funding for mental health programs. More
March 14, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia, who was officially sworn into office on Monday, has scheduled a public ceremony in Austin on Thursday, March 21. More
March 13, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, the State Pension Review Board, and the State Board for Educator Certification. More
March 13, 2013 -- The Senate Finance Committee today approved Senate Bill 1, which includes the state budget for 2014-2015. More
March 13, 2013 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will host Space Week Texas on March 18-22 in Austin. More
March 13, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to redirect the Texas Emissions Reduction Program to address pollution from diesel engines used in ports and at "fracking" job sites. More
March 13, 2013 -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that the City of Houston is a winner of the Mayors Challenge, a Bloomberg Philanthropies competition intended “to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve the well-being of the nation”. More
March 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, and the Texas Violent Gang Task Force. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Education Committee on Tuesday discussed Senator Dan Patrick’s proposed Senate Bill 1724 which he says will complement his Senate Bill 3 to create a new framework for high school students to earn diplomas. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of certain persons to direct the disposition of blood seized during the investigation of an intoxication-related offense. More
March 12, 2013 -- The State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas will host the Emergency Services Legislative and Appreciation Day on March 20 in Austin. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas State History Museum Foundation recently presented George Mitchell of Galveston and Eugene Kranz with the History-Making Texan Award. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today joined other states in resolving an investigation into Google Inc.'s collection of personal information from unsecured wireless routers at private residences and businesses. More
March 12, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to create a new high school graduation program with "meaningful flexibility for our Texas students". More
March 12, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday announced that it has resolved an enforcement action against Houston-based tanning salon Darque Tan regarding charges that the business unlawfully claimed that indoor tanning beds can increase the levels of Vitamin D in the body and have health benefits. More
March 12, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited chapters in Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Galveston, San Antonio, Mexia, Midland, Navasota, Big Thicket and Sabine have been recognized as President’s Elite by Ducks Unlimited, as "the most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation". More
March 12, 2013 -- Republican National Committee Woman Borah Van Dormolen, who headed the Texas Federation of Republican Women, died on Monday. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters today deliberated a bill that would take $2 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund and use it to pay for water infrastructure costs. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Fugitive Unit recently arrested Lesley N. Pehrigo in Austin for violating conditions of her parole. More w/Arrest Video
March 11, 2013 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded six grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, including Mental Health America of Greater Houston, for mental health policy projects. More
March 11, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has filed a number of bills "aiming to get smart on crime". More
March 11, 2013 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents today announced that Dr. Kenneth R. Evans has been named sole finalist for president of Lamar University. More
March 08, 2013 -- Keep Texas Beautiful will participate in Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup through May 31. More
March 08, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick on Friday filed Senate Bill 1724, which proposes a new plan for standardized testing. More
March 08, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has filed House Bill 3459, which he said he hopes will help the state move forward in modifying the Texas Open Beaches Act after a 2010 Supreme Court ruling upheld the Severance v. Patterson case. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has provided a report on the week's activities, which included approval of all workgroup recommendations for the FY2014-2015 budget by the Senate Finance Committee. More
March 08, 2013 -- Several Texas pharmacy groups today announced their support of legislation filed by Texas State Senator Larry Taylor that would expand immunization authority to Texas pharmacists. More
March 08, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today joined Senator Ken Paxton in filing legislation to enact the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. More
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 310,900 jobs during the year. More
March 07, 2013 -- Asia Society Texas Center in Houston reports that Martha Blackwelder has announced her plans to step down as Executive Director in March. More
March 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, and the State Health Services Council. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety Texas 10 Most Wanted Program on Saturday will celebrate its twentieth year. More
March 07, 2013 -- Texas State Senators Donna Campbell and Dan Patrick have filed Senate Bill 1406, which will enact reforms of CSCOPE. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved the higher education portion of the senate's version of the budget. More
March 07, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Texas State Senator Kirk Watson in support of legislation to modernize the Texas Open Meetings Act. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office announces that Children's Physician Services of South Texas and Radiology Associates have agreed to pay to settle claims they violated the False Claims Act and the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will present an exhibit featuring papers of the Republic of Texas Legation to the United States through August 30 in the Lorenzo de Zavala Building in Austin. More
March 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Woman's University Board of Regents. More
March 06, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today filed legislation that would create a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. More
March 06, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has written a guest column regarding the William B. Travis "Victory or Death" letter on display at the Alamo through Friday. More
March 06, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today filed legislation to require the comptroller and state agencies to give preferences to small businesses when purchasing goods or services with a value of less than $500,000. More
March 06, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenue in February totaled $2.08 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to February 2012. More
March 05, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding Senate Bill 25 and House Bill 2364. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today announced that Leon Valley has earned a "Tree City USA" designation. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Texas Senate today approved three bills aimed at removing shortfalls and accounting shifts from the previous session that were caused by the economic downturn. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today encouraged customers to renew their driver license or identification card online during the weeks surrounding spring break in order to reduce crowds at driver license offices. More
March 04, 2013 -- The State of Texas has won the 2012 Site Selection Governor's Cup. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase Driving While Intoxicated patrols from March 8 through 17. More
March 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday released an open letter to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton. More
March 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Site Selection Magazine has named Texas as the recipient of the 2012 Governor's Cup for the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced during the year. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Alamo in San Antonio is exhibiting the "Victory or Death" letter written by Colonel William Barret Travis through March 7 in the Alamo Shrine. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Methodist Hospital System has partnered with Houston Community College to provide job training through a $902,965 grant provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. More
March 03, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a guest column regarding various activities in Austin during the 83rd Legislative Session. More
March 03, 2013 -- Sylvia Garcia was elected to the vacant Texas Senate District 6 position on Saturday, following a spirited runoff election with State Representative Carol Alvarado. More
March 02, 2013 -- Ducks Unlimited is disappointed in the decision to restrict the water supply to rice growers for the coming growing season, which means that waterfowl, wading birds and other wetland wildlife will face yet another year of reduced habitat availability in the critical wintering area of the Texas Mid-Coast. More
March 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement commemorating the 177th anniversary of Texas' independence. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Green Team, a group of Oppe Elementary School of Coastal Studies students, will be at the Houston Zoo on Saturday to collect petition signatures for Bill HCR 31, which would make the Kemp's ridley sea turtle the official sea turtle of Texas. More
March 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Injured Employee Public Counsel, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee, the State Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors, and the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. More
March 01, 2013 -- Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Marathon Pipe Line LLC have partnered with College of the Mainland to provide job training using a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
March 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced appointments to the Texas Municipal Retirement System and the State Securities Board. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that electricity available to meet consumer demand will be "tight" during the summer, according to a preliminary assessment of the summer's electric capacity and demand. More
March 01, 2013 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia is seeking entries for its 55th anniversary celebration Automobile and Motorcycle Show on March 16. More
February 28, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland has filed House Bill 1900, which would provide a tax break for video service subscribers. More
February 28, 2013 -- The presiding judge in United States vs. Major Nidal Hasan held a half-day pretrial hearing on Thursday at Fort Hood. More
February 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority, the Texas Juvenile Justice Board, and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host public hearings regarding proposed improvements for SH 288 on March 5 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals in Houston and on March 7 at Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has provided a review of the Senate's activities during the past week. More
February 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present a $374,494 Skills Development Fund grant to College of the Mainland and Marathon Petroleum Corporation on Friday to fund job training. More
February 27, 2013 -- A team of students from Clear Lake High School in the Clear Creek Independent School District has won first place in Texas in the Real World Design Challenge. More
February 27, 2013 -- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush met with the Senate Education Committee at a public hearing on Wednesday to talk about public school reform. More
February 27, 2013 -- Sergeant Annie Almendarez of the Galveston Police Department has graduated from the Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, which is taught by a consortium of universities throughout the state. More
February 27, 2013 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire on Wednesday in Austin filed Senate Bill 894 to stop the commercialization of the Capitol Complex. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Alamo in San Antonio on Friday will exhibit a replica of an 18-pound cannon William Barret Travis used to answer Santa Anna's demand for surrender during the Battle of the Alamo. More
February 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the death of pianist Van Cliburn. More
February 27, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a reminder that Thursday is the deadline to enroll in the Texas Prepaid Tuition Program. More
February 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday spoke at the National Federation of Independent Business Annual Conference. More
February 27, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Brandy Marty as chief of staff and Mike Morrissey as deputy chief of staff, and has reappointed Rod Bordelon, Jr. of Austin as commissioner of workers' compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Sea Turtle Restoration Project has announced that Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has introduced a resolution offered by Galveston's Oppe Elementary to request that the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle be named the official sea turtle of the state. More
February 27, 2013 -- The Texas Historical Commission today announced that Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. More
February 27, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that charges of barratry filed against him have been dismissed. More
February 26, 2013 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire on Tuesday filed Senate Bill 825 to address wrongful convictions. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday discussed Senate Bill 7 which would extend the state's Medicaid managed care system for those with physical or mental disabilities, STAR PLUS, to rural areas, bringing almost four thousand eligible Texans into the system. More
February 26, 2013 -- Members of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Outreach Program on Tuesday in Austin opened the Community Awards Breakfast for the Texas Legislative Black Caucus African American Legislative Summit. More
February 26, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state has invested $1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Ascend Performance Materials Texas, Inc. to construct a new propane dehydrogenation facility in Alvin. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Harris County Department of Education on Monday announced that it has earned 38 awards for outstanding education communications from the Texas School Public Relations Association. More
February 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the 36th Judicial District Court. More
February 25, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today welcomed 63 legislators as members of the Tea Party Caucus of the 83rd Legislative Session. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs today announced that the state has been awarded a $12 million grant through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to reduce homelessness among low-income persons with disabilities. More
February 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today activated Texas Military personnel and equipment in response to a severe winter storm threatening communities in the Texas Panhandle. More
February 22, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas on Thursday announced that the owners of a Dallas-based home health care agency have been sentenced on health care fraud charges. More
February 22, 2013 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday announced that the owner of a McAllen area durable medical equipment company and his wife and another employee have been convicted on charges of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid for more than $11 million. More
February 21, 2013 -- A new study of the country’s five largest states by the National Center for Education Statistics shows Texas students making the largest gains in math performance. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Senate Finance committee held a public hearing on Thursday to update the public on the progress made toward a final budget that can be put before the full Senate for approval. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that Friday's return of the "Victory or Death" letter by William Barret Travis to the Alamo will be broadcast online. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has filed legislation to change the way appointments are made to the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Wednesday announced legislation that would require all union elections to be conducted by secret ballot. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Hilcorp Energy Compay CEO Jeff Hildebrand of Houston, as well as Enrest Aliseda of McAllen and Paul Foster of El Paso to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. More
February 21, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Friday will transport William Barret Travis' 1836 "Victory or Death" letter to the Alamo in San Antonio, where it will be part of a new exhibition that will be open to the public February 23 through March 7. More
February 21, 2013 -- Preservation Texas on Wednesday named the Grota Homestead Neighborhood in Harris County as a "saved site" on its 2013 list of endangered historic places. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state has invested $4.4 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in National Instruments for the expansion of its research and development capacity in Austin. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has co-authored a bill to "provide a platform for public junior colleges to award contracts for certain goods and services to businesses and workers from its local community". More
February 21, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday in Houston spoke about the importance of small businesses to the Texas and national economies. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics. More
February 20, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today expressed support for legislation to strengthen the state's right-to-work laws. More
February 20, 2013 -- The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents correctional officers, has recommended Texas lawmakers consider a pay increase of at least 14 percent for Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees. More
February 20, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today unveiled a new section of its web site dedicated to solving cold case murder investigations throughout the state. More
February 20, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday issued opinions on various items regarding state law, including whether a member of a governmental body may leave an open meeting to confer privately with an employee of the same governmental body. More
February 19, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Texas Funeral Service Commission, and the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers. More
February 19, 2013 -- A committee of the Texas Senate today considered legislation aimed at reducing fraud and abuse in Medicaid. More
February 19, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today announced that she has filed legislation targeting pre-kindergarten eligbility, classroom sizes at schools and college affordability. More
February 19, 2013 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday applauded the investment of $1.3 billion from Tenaris to build a steel pipe plant in Matagorda County. More
February 18, 2013 -- Preservation Texas will host an event on Wednesday in Austin to announce its 2013 list of the state's most endangered historic places. More
February 18, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today filed legislation to reform charter schools. More
February 17, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn issued a statement on the 4th anniversary of President Barack Obama’s stimulus: More
February 17, 2013 -- Hundreds of Texas A&M University students planted thousands of pine seedlings at Bastrop State Park on Saturday. More
February 17, 2013 -- Law enforcement crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island intercepted two Mexican lanchas fishing illegally in U.S. waters, Friday. More
February 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas State University System Board of Regents, the State Preservation Board, the Texas Department of Information Resources, and the Texas Workforce Commission. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Mustang Island State Park during February or March. More
February 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of four members, including Sheryl Swift of Galveston, to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Texas State Senate has provided a recap of its activities for this week. More
February 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced Tenaris, a manufacturer of steel pipe products, is building a new steel pipe manufacturing facility in Matagorda County. More
February 15, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams, in a guest column, today reported that he has filed legislation to require drug screening and possible testing for Texans who receive unemployment insurance benefits while seeking a new job. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today announced that the developers of the proposed White Stallion coal power plant have suspended the project. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office will host a webinar on February 21 focusing on plant identification. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and the Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Thursday recognized the Combined DNA Index System database for its recent achievements. More
February 14, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, and the 248th Judicial District Court. More
February 14, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today reported that its Fugitive and Special Investigations Units arrested Deondre J. Jenkins in Austin on felony human trafficking charges. More
February 14, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement regarding legislation she has filed to improve workforce education. More
February 14, 2013 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday released a report on union membership in Texas for 2012. More
February 14, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas is part of a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation and its North American subsidiaries resolving a multi-state investigation into the car maker's actions following the discovery that several of its models were susceptible to sudden accelerations. More
February 13, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has set a new wind power record. More
February 13, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday released a statement announcing that the State of Texas is joining the multi-state challenge to the Obama Administration's Dodd-Frank financial reform law. More
February 13, 2013 -- Senate Transportation Committee Chair Robert Nichols, who chaired a meeting of his committee on Wednesday, said that Texas has to find a better way to pay for roads and bridges. More
February 13, 2013 -- Texas' two United States Senators were critical of President Barack Obama’s State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, but U.S. Representatives from the Gulf Coast Region who posted comments on the speech had mixed reactions. More
February 12, 2013 -- United States Representative Gene Green posted a response to the President's State of the Union Address. More
February 12, 2013 -- Texas Senators Tommy Williams and John Whitmire have co-sponsored the Texas School District Security Act, which they say would give school districts an ability to raise revenue dedicated to crime prevention measures. More
February 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas System reports that resident undergraduate students at the system's nine academic campuses will see little to no increase in their 2013 fall tuition due to action taken Board of Regents last May. More
February 12, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston has published a news release about the $250,000 contribution from the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation to support research on the Ike Dike coastal surge protection system. More
February 12, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Education Committee today considered a bill to change the current high school graduation plan system. More
February 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a statement regarding the passing of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. More
February 12, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Monday filed legislation aimed at increasing opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. More
February 11, 2013 -- Hundreds of Texas Aggies will plant thousands of trees at fire-ravaged Bastrop State Park on Saturday. More
February 11, 2013 -- On the eve of the President’s State of the Union address, U.S. Senator John Cornyn published a new video detailing what he describes as the unfulfilled promises from past years, highlighting the President’s failure on a host of issues including growing the economy and developing alternative energy sources. Video
February 08, 2013 -- The State of Texas has been ranked as the number one exporting state for the eleventh year in a row by the United States Department of Commerce. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has appointed Senator Larry Taylor to represent Texas on The Energy Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sound energy policy. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today set Saturday, March 2 as the date for a special runoff election between Sylvia Garcia and Carol Alvarado to fill unexpired Senate District 6 seat previously held by Mario Gallegos, Jr., of Houston. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today filed legislation to move the date of the state's primary election to the first Tuesday in February in even numbered years. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that a resolution has been reached with book publisher Macmillan regarding a multi-state antitrust investigation into price-fixing and collusion in the electronic book market. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, in coordination with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, today announced changes to CSCOPE curriculum management system. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the reappointment of three members to the Nursing Facility Administration Advisory Committee, including Barbara Manousso of Houston, CEO of Manousso Mediation Training and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded Texans that the current enrollment period for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund ends on February 28. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced reappointments to the Manufactured Housing Board and the Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee. More
February 08, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams on Thursday filed legislation aimed at increasing financial accountability for the state's government. More
February 08, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced the launch of an online petition drive to encourage the passage of $1.8 billion in tax relief targeted at small businesses in the state. More
February 07, 2013 -- State Representative Ron Reynolds on Thursday in Austin filed House Bill 1056, which he says will provide school districts flexibility with state testing requirements and will shift away from the "high stakes" testing mandates. More
February 07, 2013 -- State Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced Thursday that the Texas Education Agency is proceeding with an order to close North Forest ISD and annex the area into the Houston Independent School District effective July 1. More
February 07, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner today joined fellow representatives in calling for support of legislation to eliminate the Driver Responsibility Program. More
February 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will take an economic development trip to California next week. More
February 07, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today joined members of the Texas 83rd Legislature in announcing bills aimed at improving government transparency and requiring increased reporting on all public pension systems. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a series of public engagement sessions in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida throughout the month of February. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Texas Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to eliminate a mandate that requires high school end-of-course exams to make up 15 percent of a student's final grade. More
February 06, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has been named House Democratic Whip. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued a news release regarding the economic benefits of the I-69 corridor designation. More
February 06, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at a legislative briefing regarding progress on the I-69 corridor. More
February 06, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in January totaled $2.12 billion, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to January of 2012. More
February 06, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will participate in a press conference on Thursday to announce the filing of legislation on government transparency and pensions. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued legal opinions in response to three requests, inlcuding an opinion regarding the authority of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to implement rules regarding the imposition and collection of sales and use taxes by a municipality under particular circumstances. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Transportation Advocates of Texas on Tuesday applauded Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss for their urging to focus on transportation needs during the current legislative session. More
February 05, 2013 -- Members of a House and Senate committee held a joint hearing Tuesday to receive an update on how the drought is affecting the state. More
February 05, 2013 -- Former Waco State Representative M.A. Taylor died on Tuesday in Waco. More
February 05, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Fort Hood military base to improve wildfire response by allowing the agency and military officials to communicate and assist each other directly. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct four free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of February. More
February 04, 2013 -- Characters from the Texas Renaissance Festival will make various appearances around the state during February. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Texas Events Calendar has changed its name to the Texas Highways Events Calendar. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Lottery Commission, the Office of Public Insurance Counsel, and the Texas Racing Commission. More
February 04, 2013 -- State Representative Carol Alvarado said the district court ruling on Texas' school finance laws confirmed that funding cuts have left public schools with insufficient and inequitable financial resources. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today said that he disagrees with a District Court's ruling that Texas' school finance system is unconstitutional and he expects an immediate appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. More
February 04, 2013 -- State District Judge John Dietz ruled today that the Texas school finance system is unconstitutional by ruling in favor of the Calhoun County ISD plaintiffs on both of their claims. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has been placed on the Environmental Regulation Committee and the Technology Committee for the Texas House of Representatives. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a radio advertisement in California aimed at attracting businesses to Texas. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that recoveries from Medicaid fraud cases have passed a total of $400 million for the state since 2002. More
February 04, 2013 -- The University of Texas today announced that legislation has been filed with the Texas Legislature for a new university in South Texas. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that he has reappointed three members to the Commission on Jail Standards. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that he has reappointed Debbie Unruh of Austin as independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that he has reappointed Barbara Cargill of The Woodlands as chair of the State Board of Education. More
February 04, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday issued a statement in response to the Obama Administration's proposed change in policy that currently requires some religious institutions to pay for employee contraceptives. More
February 02, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams reports that Governor Perry and most legislators appear aligned on some of the big issues and he believes that there will be a productive session because of that. More
February 02, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, in a speech on the Floor of the Senate on Friday, said that "America should follow the Texas success story". Video
February 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Adjutant General of Texas, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Texas Optometry Board. More
February 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to three companies that are developing therapies for diabetes and heart failure. More
February 01, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a reward for information leading to the capture of John Michael Enard has been increased to $13,000. More
February 01, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas and 44 other states have resolved an investigation into Florida-based Lender Processing Services, Inc. regarding unlawful mortgage servicing practices, resulting in $5.76 million in penalties for the state. More
February 01, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Antwain Alexander, one of the state's most wanted fugitives. More
February 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at a meeting of the State Board of Education. More
February 01, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has provided a review of the past week's activities during the 83rd Legislative Session. More
February 01, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement on the Space Shuttle Columbia incident, which occurred 10 years ago today. More
February 01, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick on Thursday provided an outline of Senate Bill 3, a graduation reform plan for the state. More
January 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the 36th Judicial District, the 83rd Judicial District Court, and the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors. More
January 31, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland will continue to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Insurance, as well as serve on the Committee on Ways and Means and the Calendars Committee. More
January 31, 2013 -- State Representative Greg Bonnen has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee and House Insurance Committee. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and the Teacher Retirement System will host the 13th Annual Purchasing and HUB Connection, a networking forum for historically underutilized businesses, on February 5 at the Teacher Retirement System offices in Austin. More
January 31, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at a Greater Houston Partnership event, discussing the state of the state and his priorities for the legislative session. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the department's new Driver License Mega Center in Fort Worth. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Finance Committee held its first meeting on Wednesday, and discussed health care costs. More
January 31, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Wednesday issued a statement on Texas Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address. More
January 30, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz questioned National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre at today's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Guns. Video
January 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke to the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce regarding his priorities for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, including his proposals for expanding opportunities for the state's workforce. More
January 30, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued opinions regarding matters of state law in connection with three items, including whether a junior college district is considered a "school district" for the purpose of the payment of impact fees to a political subdivision. More
January 29, 2013 -- State Representative Greg Bonnen has released a statement regarding House Bill 95. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Tuesday responded to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Texas Education Agency has released the 2011-2012 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam results for grades 3 through 8. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday called for the State Legislature to pass a bill giving South Texas access to Permanent University Funds. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has reappointed four members to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council. More
January 29, 2013 -- Americans for Prosperity-Texas Director Peggy Venable today issued a response to Texas Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Association of Business President and CEO Bill Hammond today issued a statement regarding Texas Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today issued a statement following Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address. More
January 29, 2013 -- Dr. William C. Levin, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston president emeritus, died Monday at The Cottages at Clear Lake. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola has been appointed to serve on the association's board of directors. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Parole Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has jointly published a new edition of a book answering questions regarding parole eligibility and supervision. More
January 29, 2013 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Water Resources Chair Ken Kramer today issued a statement in response to Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address regarding water. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today issued a statement on Texas Governor Rick Perry's State of the State address to the legislature. More
January 29, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered his State of the State address to the 83rd Texas Legislature. More
January 28, 2013 -- Colin Meehan has posted a response to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Long Term System Assessment. More
January 28, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson on Monday announced that $1.75 million in coastal grants awarded through the Texas Coastal Management Program will go to 21 projects. More
January 28, 2013 -- Texas State Senators Tommy Williams and John Whitmire have published a column regarding their support for the Texas School District Security Act. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command is hosting an online career fair through Friday to recruit behaviorial health professionals. More
January 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Saturday delivered the keynote address at the annual Texas Alliance for Life Rally. More
January 27, 2013 -- The 1877 tall ship ELISSA has returned to its renovated berth at Pier 21 in Galveston after major restoration at Bollinger Ship Yard in Texas City. More
January 25, 2013 -- Texas A&M Forest Service will partner with the Boy Scouts of America on Saturday to plant tree seedlings on the Griffith Scout Ranch in Bastrop County. More
January 25, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday announced appointments to the "Choose Life" Advisory Committee. More
January 25, 2013 -- The Texas Veterans Commission has announced that it is accepting applications for grant funding to organizations seeking to help veterans and their families. More
January 25, 2013 -- The Texas Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday heard testimony from Texas Comptroller's Office Chief Revenue Estimator John Helleman, who reported that the state's economy is robust and revenue collections are increased. More
January 25, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen has co-authored legislation to nullify federal orders or laws aimed at restricting firearms. More
January 25, 2013 -- Voters in Harris County will cast their ballots on Saturday in the eight-candidate race for Texas Senate District 6. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors re-elected Craven Crowell as chair of the board and Judy Walsh as vice chair for 2013 during the board's January meeting. More
January 24, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today announced that he has joined members of "Texans Deserve Great Schools" in an effort to reform the state's public education. More
January 24, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has published a column on updates regarding the 82nd Legislative Session. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Wednesday applauded a decision by Dow Chemical to rescind its priority call on water in the Brazos River Basin. More
January 23, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments. More
January 23, 2013 -- The AARP today released a statewide poll showing that the majority of Texans age 45 and older support a state law that would cap interest rates and fees that payday loan businesses could charge borrowers. More
January 23, 2013 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today announced that Scheleen Walker has been named as the chapter's director. More
January 23, 2013 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities today announced the winners of the 2012 Accessibility Awards. More
January 23, 2013 -- The National Council on Teacher Quality today released its sixth annual "State Teacher Policy Yearbook", a report focusing on teacher preparation for Texas. More
January 22, 2013 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday at Formosa Plastics Facilities in Point Comfort. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that the shooting incident at the Lone Star College North Harris Campus is an example of the critical importance of school safety plans and emergency drills in all schools. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reports to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters that the tall ship will return to the newly refurbished berth at Pier 21 on Saturday, January 26 after undergoing restoration in dry-dock at Bollinger Shipyard in Texas City. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams today joined State Senator John Whitmire and State Representative Dan Huberty to announce their intention to file the proposed "Texas School District Security Act", legislation to "enhance safety for students and school personnel". More
January 22, 2013 -- The Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Association of School Administrators today released its Salaries and Wages in Texas Public Schools Report, a survey of teacher salaries in the state. More
January 22, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting on Thursday in Houston to present six alternative locations for a proposed direct connector from State Highway 288 to the Texas Medical Center. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen today announced that he has been named vice-chair of the House Energy Caucus. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision regarding abortion. More
January 22, 2013 -- The Texas State Championship Duck Calling Contest has named Clint Johnson as the event's Champion Duck Caller for 2013. More
January 21, 2013 -- Early voting ends Tuesday for the special election to fill the Texas State Senate District 6 seat formerly held by the late Mario Gallegos, Jr. More
January 19, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added John Michael Enard, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $3,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. More w/Photo
January 19, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has been appointed by Lieutenant David Dewhurst to serve as vice chair of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee and as a member of the Senate Education, Health and Human Services, Government Organization, and Intergovernmental Relations committees. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that March 31 is the deadline for entries into the 2013 Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Driver License "Mega Center" in Leon Valley, Texas, which will open on Tuesday. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate has declined for the fourth consecutive month. More
January 18, 2013 -- The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. today announced the nominees for the 11th annual Texas Music Awards. More
January 17, 2013 -- Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia and Commissioners Court has published a "State of the County Address" which details the impact of the Eagle Ford shale development on the region. More
January 17, 2013 -- National Oilwell Varco and BAUER Manufacturing have partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training using a $1.3 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
January 17, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the westbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 at Waco Street near downtown Houston will be closed during the weekend. More
January 17, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland today provided a recap on the beginning of the 83rd Legislative Session. More
January 17, 2013 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Wednesday released a study showing that the 2011 economic benefit from Texas public libraries totaled $2.407 billion, while costs of running the libraries was less than $545 million. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has released its "Week in Review" for this week. More
January 16, 2013 -- State Representative Greg Bonnen has released a statement regarding President Barack Obama's gun control announcement on Wednesday. More
January 16, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has hired Gary Scharrer as his communication director. More
January 16, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday will meet in Houston with leaders from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties to discuss the an alternative plan to participating in Social Security. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced a plan to utilize a portion of the state's surplus funds for tax relief. More
January 16, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding executive signed by President Barack Obama to curb gun violence. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Texas Senate on Wednesday honored the late Houston Senator Mario Gallegos, who passed away in October of last year due to complications from a 2007 liver transplant. More
January 15, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner today issued a statement regarding the Texas House of Representatives budget bill. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it will begin handling AMBER Alert functions previously performed by BeyondMissing.com, which includes an email notification system. More
January 15, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. More
January 14, 2013 -- Lieutenant David Dewhurst, Senate Finance Committee Chair Tommy Williams and Vice Chair Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa on Monday announced Senate Bill 1 which sets a baseline budget that they say covers growth in public and higher education as well as public health funding for 2013 through 2014. More
January 14, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado, candidate in the special election for Texas State Senator of District 6, will present a memorial resolution on Tuesday in honor of late Texas State Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr., who previously held the District 6 seat. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service has announced that a group of its emergency responders will return home on Wednesday from assisting in the response to Hurricane Sandy in New York. More
January 13, 2013 -- Professional photographer, Robert Mihovil, documented Galveston Historical Foundation's Re-enactment of the Battle of Galveston on Saturday. More
January 12, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday released a statement regarding the state district court's decision to deny Planned Parenthood's request to participate in the Texas Women's Health Program. More
January 12, 2013 -- The State of Texas will join the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Sunday. More
January 12, 2013 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on Friday released a statement regarding school safety. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Texas Senate has released its "Week in Review" for this week. More
January 11, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday charged Syam Tax Services with tax fraud and identity theft for a scheme targeting senior citizens in East Texas. More
January 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Texas Skills Standards Board. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday announced that due to the state's improving unemployment rate, Texas is no longer eligible for Tier III of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation. More
January 10, 2013 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its Electric System Constraints and Needs Report, identifying existing and potential constraints that could create reliability concerns or increase costs for consumers in the next five years. More
January 10, 2013 -- Pilot associations on the Texas Gulf Coast have been electing new officers for 2013. More
January 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared January as Crime Stoppers Month in the state. More
January 10, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Veterans Land Board, the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors. More
January 09, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Tuesday announced that employees with the forest service were honored during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference in College Station. More
January 09, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues in December totaled $2.17 billion, an increase of 9.4 percent compared to December 2011. More
January 09, 2013 -- The League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund is sponsoring a telecast of Thursday's "Conversation with the Candidates", a roundtable discussion with candidates in the Texas Senate District 6 special election. More
January 09, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today met with Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus to discuss the priorities of the 83rd Legislative Session. More
January 09, 2013 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on Tuesday released a statement regarding the recent decision by the Lower Colorado River Authority's Board of Directors to raise the water release threshold for Texas rice farmers. More
January 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry urged state lawmakers to hold spending down in the next biennium on the opening day of the 83rd Legislature. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Texas School Land Board today voted, with Texas Land Commissioner and Board Chair Jerry Patterson opposed, to approve the release of an additional $300 million from the Permanent School Fund to provide to schools. More
January 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today addressed the 83rd Texas Legislature, urging lawmakers to "remain faithful to the conservative fiscal principals that have kept the Texas economy strong". More
January 08, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to Humanities Texas, the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors, and the 230th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
January 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Ernest "Ernie" Kuehne, Jr. of Dallas to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. More
January 07, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding Texas Comptroller Susan Combs' Biennial Revenue Estimate. More
January 07, 2013 -- Early voting begins on Wednesday in Harris County for the eight-candidate race to fill the Texas State Senate District 6 seat formerly held by the late Mario Gallegos, Jr. More
January 07, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate, announcing that the state is projected to have $101.4 billion available for general-purpose spending during the 2014-2015 biennium. More
January 07, 2013 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Saturday recognized several Houston-area residents who have been deployed to New York to assist in recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. More
January 06, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn said that he will not support President Barack Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. More
January 04, 2013 -- Civic Leaders for Senate 6 will host a debate and forum with candidates in the special election on Monday at the Ripley House in Houston. More
January 03, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced dates for the 2013 releases of unemployment statistics and job-related data. More
January 03, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will host a news conference on Friday to announce a major effort to increase mental health funding in the upcoming legislative session. More
January 03, 2013 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today announced that Texas grain farmers have chosen to reject a referendum for producer-funded grain indemnity program to protect themselves from grain buyer failures. More
January 03, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the deadline for jobless Texans to apply for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to January 1 of 2014. More
January 03, 2013 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will issue her Biennial Revenue Estimate to the 83rd Texs legislature on Monday, providing the Legislature with an amount of revenue available for spending in the 2014-2015 state budget. More
January 03, 2013 -- The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have announced that they will host a series of free webinars covering various wildlife and land management topics. More
January 03, 2013 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Wednesday issued a statement applauding the passage of legislation by the Congress to avert the "fiscal cliff". More
January 03, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement regarding legislation passed by Congress to avert the "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and budget cuts that were to take place at the beginning of the year. More
January 02, 2013 -- Texas A&M University today reminded plant owners of services available through the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab at the university's AgriLife Extension Service, which can diagnose plant illnesses from samples sent in to the lab. More
January 02, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled three public scoping meetings, with the first taking place January 7 at the department's Dickinson Regional Office, to gather input regarding possible regulation changes for 2013-2014. More
December 31, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today applauded a Travis County court's decision to deny Planned Parenthood's temporary restraining order attempting to force inclusion of the organization in the Texas Women's Health Program. More
December 31, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding a court ruling denying a temporary restraining order by Planned Parenthood to require inclusion of the organization in the Texas Women's Health Program. More
December 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Randy Watson of Burleson to the Public Safety Commission. More
December 28, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host free taxpayer seminars throughout the state in January. More
December 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced the appointment of Lewis White of Humble to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. More
December 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that a 39-person Incident Management Team is being deployed to New York to support continued recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. More
December 22, 2012 -- The Texas State Championship Duck Calling Contest and the Mid-South Texas Open Duck Calling Contest will be held on January 12 at the Dallas/Mesquite Convention Center. More
December 22, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn's proposal to fight the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog has passed Congress. More
December 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry praised the Texas Congressional Delegation's hard work to save the state's C-130 aircraft through the passage of the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act. More
December 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council and the Commission on State Emergency Communications. More
December 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today granted clemency to 14 inmates arrested on various charges. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in November. More
December 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday in Paris announced the Texas Enterprise Fund investment in the new James Skinner Baking Company production facility. More
December 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday broke ground on the Pactiv facility expansion in Corsicana. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors, during its December meeting, voted to continue a 30-minute Emergency Response Service Pilot Program through September 30. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold three public scoping meetings in January at various locations to gather input about possible regulation changes for 2013-14. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Texas State Archives has unveiled its collection of historic flags in an exhibit catalog online. More
December 20, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a new web site that provides resources for examining the economic impacts of obesity and identifies areas in the state where children are at risk. More
December 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that James Skinner Baking Co. is locating a new bakery production facility in Paris, Texas, which will bring 393 jobs and $25 million in capital investment. More
December 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a proclamation declaring a moment of silence to be held on Friday in observance of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. More
December 20, 2012 -- Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee Chair Jimmy Mansour and Vice Chair Joseph Bailes on Wednesday issued a statement regarding Texas Governor Rick Perry's call for a moratorium on grans from the institute. More
December 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus today sent a letter to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee calling on a moratorium on grants from the institute until concerns of its operations are addressed. More
December 19, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today held a press conference regarding plans to introduce bills to reform the state's education system during the 83rd Legislative Session. More
December 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that TEKsystems Global Services is locating a new IT center in Irving, Texas, which will create 500 jobs and $4.8 million in capital investment. More
December 19, 2012 -- Lawrence T. Tyler of Houston has been arrested for health care fraud. More
December 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the One-Call Board and the State Independent Living Council. More
December 17, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today called on school districts throughout the state to review their school safety plans in the wake of a shooting at a school in Connecticut. More
December 15, 2012 -- Baylor Health Care System and Scott and White Healthcare have signed an agreement of intent to create the Baylor Scott and White Health not-for-profit system. More
December 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday called on state school districts to review their emergency operation plans. More
December 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding a shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut. More
December 14, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today released a statement in response to a shooting reported at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut. More
December 14, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor about the fiscal cliff. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Driver License Mega Center in Spring, one of six planned for the state. More
December 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today called a special election for January 26 for State Senate District 6, which was held by Mario Gallegos, Jr., who passed away prior to his re-election to the position in November. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Panama Canal Stakeholder Work Group, which has been studying the implications of the Panama Canal expansion for the state of Texas, presented its report this morning to the Texas Transportation Commission meeting in Austin. More
December 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Hugh Jons of Kerrville to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today released a report evaluating water conservation efforts in North Central Texas. More
December 13, 2012 -- The State of Texas has received an offshore wind award for a project near Port Isabel from the United States Department of Energy. More
December 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council, the Legislative Committee on Aging, and the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that its Combined DNA Index System Program has reached its 10,000th offender "cold hit", an unexpected DNA match that helps solve open cases. More
December 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Christi Craddick of Austin to the Railroad Commission of Texas. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded $1.8 million to Texas for the construction of a community safe room in Bay City. More
December 12, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues for November were $2.34 billion, an increase of 13.1 percent compared to November 2011. More
December 12, 2012 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. Margaret L. Kripke as chief scientific officer. More
December 12, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and coaches at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, and the University of Houston have partnered with Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas for the "One with Courage" campaign. More
December 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that ADP will expand its operations in El Paso with $2.4 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, creating 585 jobs and $22 million in capital investment. More
December 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has received the 'Crime Fighter' award from the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. More
December 11, 2012 -- State Representative Craig Eiland attended the first hearing of the newly created Interim Committee on Texas Response to Federal Sequestration today. More
December 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today outlined initiatives to strengthen the state's ban on abortions and to strengthen standards of care for women seeking abortions. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that its 10 Most Wanted Program set new records in 2012 in total apprehensions, gang member apprehensions, sex offender apprehensions, and total rewards paid by the Texas Crime Stoppers Program. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions on various items regarding state law, including a question by Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Tom Maness regarding whether a senior status federal judge who has been designated and assigned to hold court in Texas is authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony in Texas. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct public meetings regarding a proposed US 290 interim design on Tuesday at the Sheraton Brookhollow in Houston and on Thursday at the Berry Center in Cypress. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and the Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday honored several individuals during a meeting in Austin. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has set the employer tax rates for 2013. More
December 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released a Capacity, Demand and Reserves report regarding anticipated electricity and reserves available in the long term. More
December 08, 2012 -- Yolanda Nowlin and Carla Parnell of Bryan have been charged with health care fraud. More
December 07, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today spoke on the Child Protection Act of 2012, legislation signed into law today to enhance federal, state and local efforts to fight child pornography, sexual predators and human trafficking. More
December 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined the Milken Foundation and Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams to present the Milken National Educator Award to Kerri Plummer, a teacher at Passmore Elementary in Alvin. More
December 07, 2012 -- The Texas Education Agency and the Milken Foundation today presented Alvin school teacher Kristi Plummer with the Milken National Educator award. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding United States Senator Jim DeMint's plans to resign. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that an analysis shows the economic impact of Fort Hood's Army post for Texas was $25.3 billion during FY2011. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Layne Christensen Co. is moving its global headquarters to The Woodlands, a move that will create 210 jobs and $6.7 million in capital investment. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday charged the Christmas Bureau of Austin and Travis County with illegally soliciting charitable donations and misappropriating the funds. More
December 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the 11th Court of Appeals. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Environmental Defense Fund today announced that it, along with Vision Industries Corporation and Air Products have been awarded $500,000 from the Texas Emission Reduction Program to partially fund the building of the first public hydrogen fueling station in the state. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is entitled to receive confidential records, documents, and files and to attend confidential disciplinary hearings, deliberations, and other proceedings of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has produced a video news report titled “Christmas on the Battleship Texas.” More w/Video
December 04, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released her final report in the "Texas, It's Your Money" series, focusing on recommendations for improving government transparency for the Texas Legislature to consider in the upcoming session. More
December 04, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will be in New York City through Wednesday for a series of events. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau concluded its 79th Annual Meeting on Monday at the Waco Convention Center. More
December 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. of San Antonio as president and chair of the Texas Economic Development Corporation. More
December 03, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will host a press conference in Austin on Tuesday on the release of her final report in the "Texas, It's Your Money" series. More
December 03, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday announced that he has secured a court order prohibiting the owner of a Corpus Christi based manufacturer of dietary supplements from claiming to be a doctor. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau recently hosted United States Representative Mike Conaway at the bureau's annual meeting to update Texas farmers and ranchers on the progress of the farm bill in Congress. More
December 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. More
November 30, 2012 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced that he is deferring implementation of a requirement for schools to count end-of-course examinations as 15 percent of a student's final grade in each tested subject area. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today presented Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson with a Road Hand Award. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Texas Veterans Commission is hosting a "Beating the VA Backlog" event in El Paso on December 8 to provide assistance to Texas Veterans with disability claims pending in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. More
November 30, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry have decorated the Governor's Mansion with military-themed Christmas decorations to honor the U.S. Armed Forces. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday named Champion Cooler Corp. as the 2012 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year. More
November 29, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today announced that he has filed legislation to permanently end a requirement for schools to count end-of-course exams as 15 percent of students final grade. More
November 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today sent a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams asking him to defer implementation of a requirement for schools to count end-of-course exams as 15 percent of a student's final course grade. More
November 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding United States Senator John Cornyn's amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. More
November 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered the keynote address at the North Texas Governor's Luncheon benefiting the United Negro College Fund. More
November 28, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned a new patrol vessel in honor of Trooper Scott Burns, who was killed in the line of duty in Marion County in 2008. More
November 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Education Center at the Wall in Washington, D.C., which will host exhibits displaying images and items from individuals whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. More
November 28, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed legal action to seize the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas, the compound used by nine FLDS members who have been convicted on charges related to the sexual assault of children at the ranch. More
November 28, 2012 -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas has agreed to use Attorney General's Office criticism, in a review of the group's management of the Alamo, as "a learning tool". More
November 28, 2012 -- The 2013 Texas State Championship Duck Calling Contest will take place on January 12 at the Dallas/Mesquite Convention Center. More
November 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the Skilled Workforce Initiative. More
November 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today delivered the keynote speech at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce State of the State Luncheon. More
November 27, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement congratulating John Steen, Jr. on his appointment to serve as Texas Secretary of State. More
November 27, 2012 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw and Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon today issued statements regarding Commissioner John Steen's resignation and appointment as Secretary of State. More
November 27, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has reached a settlement with Dallas-based pharmacist Gary Osborn and pharmacy Apothecure, Inc. regarding charges of unlawfully formulating an unauthorized painkiller. More
November 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Ann Bishop as his new chief of staff. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is installing new speed limit signs today increasing the speed limit to 75 miles per hour along State Highway 6 in Robertson County from north of Calvert to the Falls County Line. More
November 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named John T. Steen, Jr. of San Antonio as Secretary of State. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas recently set a new wind record. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau will hold its 79th Annual Meeting from Saturday through Monday in Waco. More
November 26, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick has encouraged the State Board of Education to increase career and technical education courses in the state school system. More
November 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Jeffrey S. Boyd of Austin as justice of the Texas Supreme Court. More
November 24, 2012 -- Guidry News Service took a motor trip to visit Port Corpus Christi this week and made brief stops along the coast on the way and in Goliad and Victoria on the way back. Photos
November 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the Texas Enterprise Fund will provide Visa $7.9 million to build a new global Information Technology center which will create 794 new jobs in Austin. More
November 21, 2012 -- Sylvia Garcia, candidate for Texas State Senate District 6, today called on Governor Rick Perry to set an election date to fill the District 6 seat as soon as possible. More
November 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Rodolfo "Rudy" Ramos, Jr. of Houston as chair of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. More
November 21, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Tuesday announced that it is evaluating how well power plants that serve the region are prepared for winter weather extremes, following a request made by ERCOT's Board of Directors. More
November 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday reappointed judges to the Fourth, Sixth and Ninth Administrative Judicial Regions of the state. More
November 21, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued opinions in response to four requests regarding the interpretation of state law, including whether the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may grant a certificate of authority to a foreign school, including a foreign medical school. More
November 21, 2012 -- Guidry News Service visited Port Corpus Christi this week. More
November 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the resignation of Texas Secretary of State Esperanza "Hope" Andrade. More
November 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry on Monday hosted a Thanksgiving lunch at the Governor's Mansion for veterans and active duty military members. More
November 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced the appointment of Arthur Troilo, III of Lakeway to the Department of Information Resources. More
November 20, 2012 -- Texas Forest Service is administering United States Forest Service Community Fire Protection Grant funding. More
November 19, 2012 -- Jim and Lynda Guidry, on a motor trip down the Texas Gulf Coast, visited the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, in West Colombia. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators today released a salary survey of superintendents throughout the state. More
November 17, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has set a new wind power record. More
November 17, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday released a statement regarding the train accident in Midland on Thursday. More
November 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that a 15-person Incident Management Team has been deployed to New York City to support its continued recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. More
November 16, 2012 -- Ovsanna Agopian on Thursday in Dallas pleaded guilty in a health care fraud case involving medical clinics in Hurst and Houston. More
November 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding a train incident involving a parade float in Midland. More
November 16, 2012 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today denied a request by ranchers, including the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, to waive the current Renewable Fuels Standard, a request made due to corn shortages and increasing feed costs in the country. More
November 16, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that Texas employers added 36,000 jobs in October, with the state's unemployment rate dropping from 6.8 percent to 6.6 percent. More
November 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry helped the Texas Workforce Commission kick off Hiring Red, White and You! job fairs for veterans on Thursday in twenty-seven locations throughout the state. More
November 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday released a letter reiterating Texas' decision not to implement a state insurance exchange as part of Obamacare. More
November 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Wesley Ward of Houston as Judge of the 234th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Texas Legislative Conference has named Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp as Texan of the Year. More
November 15, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas has announced that Abdul Waheed Alex Shittu has entered a plea of guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. More
November 15, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that Texas and a coalition of 37 states has reached a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC to resolve allegations that the drug company unlawfully promoted Avandia, its diabetes drug. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of the Skills for Veterans, designating $1 million to establish the initiative to provide skills training for eligible veterans. More
November 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday in Conroe called for drug screening for those applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Unemployment Insurance benefits. More
November 15, 2012 -- United States Congressman Ron Paul has announced the Class of 2017 military service academy nominees from his congressional district. More
November 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Physician Assistant Board and the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched a Compressed Natural Gas Pilot Program. More
November 14, 2012 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct a referendum on the establishment of a statewide grain indemnity fund, with voting open for grain producers from November 19 through December 7. More
November 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding United States Senator John Cornyn's election as Minority Whip of the 113th Congress. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Texas Veterans Commission will host the "Beating the VA Backlog" event on Saturday at the Sheraton Brookhollow in Houston. More
November 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today called on the Texas Legislature to enact reforms to the state's welfare and unemployment benefit programs, including drug screenings for applicants for benefits. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is accepting nominations through December 31 for the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. More
November 13, 2012 -- Applications are being accepted through December 31 for the 29th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition hosted by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society. More
November 13, 2012 -- Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, the University of Texas System's Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, has announced his retirement. More
November 13, 2012 -- Representative Craig Eiland has been appointed to the Interim Committee on Texas Response to Federal Sequestration in the Texas House of Representatives. More
November 12, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Mike Villarreal today filed a bill to be considered for the 2013 Legislative Session to provide state funding for full-day voluntary pre-kindergarten classes for eligible students. More
November 12, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding whether there is a conflict between provisions of the Transportation Code and the Tax Code concerning the omission of residential addresses on drivers licenses for judges and peace officers. More
November 10, 2012 -- Guidry News Service on Friday visited ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, at Bollinger Shipyard at the Port of Texas City where it is currently in dry dock for repairs to electrolytic corrosion on the ship's hull which occurred during Hurricane Ike. More
November 10, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday announced the resolution of the State's consumer finance fraud investigation into BlueHippo firms. More
November 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at an annual Veterans Day ceremony, discussing the state's ongoing commitment to helping the nation's veterans and their families receive service and support. More
November 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that nightly total closures for Interstate Highway 10 at State Highway 99 are schedule for November 12-16. More
November 09, 2012 -- Former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia today announced her intention to run for Texas State Senate District 6 in an upcoming special election. More
November 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has presented the Purple Heart to Ricardo Palacios III. More
November 08, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau recently convened its Resolutions Committee, and determined that water, taxes and transportation are priority issues for Texas farmers and ranchers. More
November 08, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding a motion from Planned Parenthood to dismiss their constitutional claims and abandon a case in federal court. More
November 08, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has released a statement regarding the passing of Darrell K. Royal. More
November 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today released a statement in response to the death of former University of Texas Football Coach Darrell K. Royal. More
November 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today marked the 12th anniversary since the state has had a day without a fatality accident on a highway or roadway, noting the importance of observing the state's traffic laws. More
November 07, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in October were $2.03 billion, reflecting an increase of 8.2 percent compared to October 2011. More
November 07, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced that Pamela Leggett, of Anahuac, Texas, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of conspiracy to illegally make and possess unregistered firearms, including bombs. More
November 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Housing and Health Services Coordination Council. More
November 06, 2012 -- The crew of a Coast Guard Guardian jet was targeted by a laser while flying off Portland, Texas, during a critical phase on an instrument approach into Corpus Christi International Airport on Monday. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the release of its Winter 2012-2013 Texas Events Calendar. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two opinions in response to questions regarding state laws, including the authority of an employer to ban the transport and storage of handguns by concealed handgun license holders in locked private vehicles on employee parking lots. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce reported on last week's meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
November 05, 2012 -- Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2013 Governor's Community Achievement Awards. More
November 05, 2012 -- Jim Guidry disagrees with those who believe that discussion of flood gates for New York Harbor in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will have a negative impact on the campaign for an Ike Dike on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
November 02, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today filed an opinion request with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asking if the Texas Constitution prevents government entities from extending benefits to domestic partners. More
November 02, 2012 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee, the group responsible for maintaining the area contingency plan for response efforts to actual or potential oil spills or chemical releases, will host a public meeting on November 8 at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. More
November 02, 2012 -- The Texas Water Development Board will launch a new web site on November 8 to provide information on Texas reservoir conditions. More
November 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today accepted an award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. More
November 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke at the Fifth Annual Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Dinner in Dallas. More
November 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday in Austin presented the Purple Heart to Texas Army National Guardsman Staff Sergeant Patrick Rogers. More
November 02, 2012 -- Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Phil Wilson recently traveled to Mont Belvieu to meet with local elected officials and industry leaders. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of Josue M. Reyna, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $17,500. More
November 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in the launch of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, which takes place November 16-18 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal assessment for the winter season, and anticipates that there will be enough power resources to meet consumer needs for expected weather conditions. More
October 31, 2012 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today applauded a decision by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to approve idling of the Monticello coal plant by TXU Energy Company. More
October 31, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program is ready to provide services to low-income Texas women should the federal government pull the funding. More
October 31, 2012 -- The National Park Service has announced programs taking place at Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas throughout November. More
October 31, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced that a pharmacy owner and a former technician at the pharmacy, located in Mission, Texas, have been sentenced to federal prison on charges of defrauding the state's Medicaid/Vendor Drug Program. More
October 30, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has reached a $19.9 million settlement agreement with drug company Novartis related to a civil Medicaid fraud suit filed against the company. More
October 30, 2012 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today released another video in the "Texas Traffic" series regarding drug and human smuggling at the state's border. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that it has selected Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, J.V. as the design-builder for the design and construction of portions of the Grand Parkway Project in Harris and Montgomery counties. More
October 29, 2012 -- Director and Librarian Peggy D. Rudd has announced her retirement from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission effective early in 2013. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on proposed improvements on BF 1960A to enhance safety and mobility in the Humble area on Tuesday at the Humble Civic Center. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Pflugerville for the first of six new Driver License Mega Centers to open at various locations in the state. More
October 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today released a statement regarding the Texas A&M University System's launch of its "EmpowerU" accountability program. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will has scheduled eight free taxpayer seminars for business owners looking for information regarding state taxes. More
October 29, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor today released a summary of payouts by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association made in connection with litigation concerning Hurricane Ike damages. More
October 27, 2012 -- Five people aboard a sailboat in the Harvest Moon Regatta were saved by a Coast Guard rescue crew after their sailboat became disabled 11 miles south east of the Matagorda jetties, Friday. More
October 27, 2012 -- Nacogdoches will host the 2012 Nine Flags Christmas Festival from November 17 through December 8. More
October 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday spoke at the Houston Stem Cell Summit. More
October 27, 2012 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has approved the loan of William Barret Travis' 1836 "victory or death" letter to the Texas General Land Office from February 23 through March 7. More
October 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a statement regarding a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against the state regarding the Women's Health Program rules. More
October 26, 2012 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter on Thursday reported on the Texas Public Utilities Commission's decision to increase wholesale electricity price caps. More
October 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday issued a statement regarding a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to deny Planned Parenthood's request for reconsideration of a state law that withdraws state funding from the organization. More
October 26, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a letter to United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stating that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is not exempt from Texas election laws and may not enter polling places. More
October 26, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club's 26the Annual Harvest Moon Regatta, a race from Galveston to Port Aransas, got underway at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on Thursday. Photos by Robert Mihovil
October 26, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau on Thursday released the details of an oil and natural gas lease sale to be held in November that will offer more than twenty million acres offshore Texas for exploration and development. More
October 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday addressed the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas during a conference in Austin. More
October 25, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Wednesday hosted a reception for A. J. “Pete” Reixach, Jr., who recently retired as executive director of Port Freeport. More
October 25, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released a report detailing how much debt public and higher education institutions in the state are carrying. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 2012 Lex Frieden Employment Awards. More
October 24, 2012 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter has submitted comments to the State Affairs Committee of the Texas House of Representatives concerning the club's "Five Point Plan" for energy security in the state. More
October 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of State Highway 130, and spoke about the importance of strengthening the state's infrastructure. More
October 24, 2012 -- The Texas Historical Commission and the Galveston Historical Foundation will host the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Workshop on November 3 at the Menard Campus in Galveston. More
October 24, 2012 -- Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday. More
October 24, 2012 -- The Texas chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons on Tuesday delivered a report entitled "Texans Have Their Say about Medicare and Social Security" to state Members of Congress and congressional candidates in Austin. More
October 23, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today advised the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe -- a United Nations partner -- that groups and individuals from outside the United States do not have jurisdiction to interfere with Texas elections. More
October 23, 2012 -- The trial of the Texas School Coalition's lawsuit seeking funding for all schools began on Monday in a State district court in Austin. More
October 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Fay Bruun of Rockport to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Advisory Board. More
October 22, 2012 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service and the State Fire Marshal's Office, in observance of Fire Prevention Month, have provided tips to residents on protecting their property and families from fires. More
October 22, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Thomas Lee Elkins, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been apprehended. More
October 21, 2012 -- Texas Whooper Watch is seeking the public's help in collecting sightings of whooping cranes throughout the state. More
October 21, 2012 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission has emphasized the importance of improving the competitiveness of Texas Highway Patrol trooper salaries. More
October 21, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday formally submitted its request that the U.S. Supreme Court reverse the D.C. district court's decision to deny preclearance to the redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature during the 2011 legislative session. More
October 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding the efforts by the Fort Hood shooting victims to have the act re-classified as an act of terror. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board will meet on November 1 in Austin to receive testimony regarding windstorm insurance in the state. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission today presented a Purple Heart to a DPS trooper and Life Saving Awards to several officers for their efforts. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate has been reduced to 6.8 percent in September, down from 7.1 percent in August. More
October 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Commission on Uniform State Laws and the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments. More
October 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding the Hardin County District Court's Kountze High School decision. More
October 18, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that an Edinburg, Texas woman has entered a guilty plea on charges of conspiring to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid systems. More
October 18, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today applauded a decision by a Hardin County district court judge to allow cheerleaders at Kountze High School to continue to write messages from the bible on signs they use during football games. More
October 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the eastbound and westbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 at State Highway 99 will be closed beginning tonight until Monday morning. More
October 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment. More
October 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today participated in a groundbreaking for a new home for a wounded veteran in Jonestown. More
October 17, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference on Friday at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
October 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in support of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's intervention in court on behalf of students at Kountze High School who were prohibited from displaying religious language at school sporting events. More
October 17, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today intervened in a lawsuit brought against Kountze Independent School District to defend questions of the Constitutionality of the Texas Religious Viewpoints Anti-Discrimination Act. More
October 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called for an end to budget diversions from transportation projects. More
October 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee and the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors. More
October 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered that the flags on state property be lowered to half-staff to honor the life of Senator Mario V. Gallegos Jr., who died today at Methodist Hospital. More
October 16, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office is offering matching scholarships and tuition grants to 150 students this year through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation for those participating in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
October 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Thomas "T.J." Turner of Austin to the Texas Real Estate Commission. More
October 13, 2012 -- Three men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew early this morning from a sailboat that had run aground about eight miles south of the Port Mansfield Jetties. More
October 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is expected to complete the installation of "Left Lane for Passing Only" signs on all highways with a speed limit of 75 mph or higher by summer of 2013. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday accepted a $225,000 grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture for the Operation Drawbridge program. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today inducted five women to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named appointments to the Human Services Council, Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee and the Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Thursday hosted an open house showcasing the Heart of Texas Task Force, one of five wildland firefighting teams stationed across the state. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today encouraged Texas employers to hire more veterans through the Texas Workforce Commission's and Texas Medical Center's "Hiring Red, White and You!" Campaign. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved revisions to Texas' air permitting program for major air pollution sources under the Clean Air Act. More
October 11, 2012 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today awarded a $225,000 grant to the Texas Department of Public Safety to expand its Operation Drawbridge program to combat Mexican drug cartels. More
October 11, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center has announced that a Notice of Federal Interest has been issued to BP and Transocean in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 11, 2012 -- San Jacinto College will host the Texas State Festival from October 18 through 20 at the Central Campus. More
October 10, 2012 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Tuesday announced that participation in Advanced Placement tests by students has increased by four percent in the 2011-2012 school year. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Texas Historical Commission has acquired a 70-acre tract of land along the Brazos River in San Felipe that is part of the original plat of Stephen F. Austin's colonial capital, which will be developed into a new visitors center for tourists. More
October 10, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues totaled $1.96 billion in September, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to the same month in 2011. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch reports that food prices are hovering at $44 for staples. More
October 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Martin Broussard and Ray Callas, both of Beaumont, to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of its newly redesigned web site. More
October 08, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority Board of Directors, the Texas Board of Nursing, and the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve will provide applications for trapping permits between October 15-19 for the state's 2012-2013 trapping season. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host meetings on Tuesday at Jefferson Davis High School and on Thursday at Aldine Ninth Grade School to gather input and comments from the public regarding the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. More
October 05, 2012 -- Funeral services for Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Hernandez, who died in the line of duty yesterday, will begin Monday in the Dallas area More
October 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Kathy Irwin Wood of Austin to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee. More
October 05, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that three Houston defendants have been convicted in connection with a domestic sex trafficking case. More
October 05, 2012 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today announced appointments he has made to chair various Senate committees. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that health care fraud indictments have been returned against 14 people in connection with a conspiracy that involves more than $100 million in fraudulent billings to Medicare. More
October 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has promoted competency-based learning and technology as keys to improving higher education. More
October 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Ricco Leo Torres has been added to the state's most wanted fugitives list, and that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. More
October 04, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today issued a statement on his being named chair of the Senate Education Committee by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. More
October 04, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the 2012 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference, where he encouraged more higher education institutions to utilize a "competency-based approach" to earning a degree. More
October 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. More
October 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today celebrated a new $10,000 degree program established at Angelo State University, and called on more Texas universities to create similar programs. More
October 03, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced a nine-week extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act benefits for unemployed Texans. More
October 03, 2012 -- The Army Court of Appeals has set oral arguments for October 1 regarding various appeals filed by Major Nidal Hasan over his refusal to appear clean-shaven while at his court martial. More
October 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Governor’s Office, the Central Colorado River Authority, and the Employees Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees. More
October 02, 2012 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that the Permanent School Fund reached a year end value of $25.5 billion and had a 9.44 percent return on its investments in FY2012. More
October 02, 2012 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced it will support an increase in vehicle registration fees in Texas to fund new transportation projects across the state. More
October 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported on its recent special enforcement period to prevent drunk driving, which resulted in troopers making more than 1,800 drunk driving arrests. More
October 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the International Economic Development Council's annual conference in Houston, where he described Texas as "the nation's epicenter for job creation". More
October 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today outlined his initiatives for the upcoming legislative session to improve accessibility and affordability in higher education. More
October 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Reginald O'Keith Williams, who is on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been increased to $15,000. More
October 01, 2012 -- The Miss Black Texas USA pageant recently named Chandler Foreman as Miss Black Texas USA Talented Teen. More
October 01, 2012 -- The Miss Black Texas USA pageant recently crowned Dymond Hayes as Miss Black Texas USA 2013. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host free taxpayer seminars in October to help answer questions for business owners. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Texas Rice Festival will host its 43rd annual event on October 3-6 in Winnie, Texas. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Jimmy Ray McMillan has been added to the state's most wanted sex offender list, and that a $3,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest. More
September 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke today at Google for Entrepreneurs Day, calling for a permanent small business tax exemption in the upcoming legislative session. More
September 27, 2012 -- A private reception was held to welcome Ambassador Rudolf Bekink of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States on Wednesday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that Juan Jose Villa has been added to the state's most wanted sex offender list, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. More
September 27, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday released a report examining debt levels of local government entities in the state. More
September 27, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to deny an appeal seeking to block new election integrity laws enacted by the state. More
September 26, 2012 -- The M/V Pennsylvania, a United States Flag vessel, on Wednesday made its first port of call to Port Corpus Christi. More
September 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called on state lawmakers to practice greater truth in budgeting during the upcoming legislative session. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service on Tuesday announced that a survey of forested plots across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the 2011 drought. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently received an update on summer electric use, and voted to endorse improvements to increase transmission capacity in the Eagle Ford Shale area. More
September 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst have renewed their call for a stricter Constitutional spending limit for the state budget. More
September 25, 2012 -- Volunteers recently participated in the 26th Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup along the Texas coast. More
September 25, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a ruling by an appeals court upholding the Texas Open Meetings Act. More
September 25, 2012 -- The Texas School Coalition on Monday issued written testimony to the Public School Finance Committee regarding the "Robin Hood" Program, stating that the program will require districts to contribute more than $1 billion for the tenth year in a row. More
September 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced that a new report released by the College Board shows more Texas Hispanic and African-American public school students are taking the SAT in preparation for enrolling in college. More
September 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Heather Page of Austin as director of the Texas Film Commission. More
September 24, 2012 -- SpaceX on Friday completed its first test flight "hop" of its Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle. More
September 22, 2012 -- Thousands of volunteers picked up tons of trash in the Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup today. More
September 22, 2012 -- According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Texas saw the largest increase in employment of any state over the last month. More
September 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Crime Stoppers Council. More
September 21, 2012 -- CORRECTION: Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Brad Boney of Galveston to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County to replace Jim Toupes, who resigned last year. More
September 21, 2012 -- Texas A&M University officials today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Texas Maritime Academy, forerunner to Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
September 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Maria Teran of El Paso to the State Health Services Council. More
September 21, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the office's Child Support Division joined the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and constables to arrest 14 parents on failure to pay child support. More
September 21, 2012 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Texas $5,015,817 in grants to help public and assisted housing residents connect with local services for education and job training. More
September 21, 2012 -- The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup is Saturday at 29 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Lower Colorado River Authority is moving forward on plans to acquire land for downstream water reservoirs to reduce demands on the Highland Lakes. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Texas Gulf Coast Combined Federal Campaign will kick off its fundraising season on Thursday. More
September 20, 2012 -- Big Thicket National Preserve volunteers recently removed trash from Village Creek. More
September 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding the Department of Justice Inspector General's Fast and Furious report. More
September 19, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released the 2012 Financial Allocation Study for Texas ratings, which measures academic progress and cost effectiviness for Texas schools. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that construction crews working on the Interstate Highway 610/United States Highway 290 interchange are switching traffic onto the new IH 610 West Loop southbound frontage road from 18th Street to Hempstead. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued an opinion regarding the authority of the City of San Antonio, Bexar County and VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority to use the proceeds of a sales and use tax for a streetcar project in light of certain representations that were made preceding an election to create an advanced transportation district. More
September 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made an appointment to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. More
September 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced the state is investing $930,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Pactiv, creating 200 jobs in Corsicana. More
September 17, 2012 -- USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) has arrived at the Port of Galveston to prepare for its formal commissioning ceremony on Saturday, September 22. More
September 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Nyria Melchor of Plano to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in observance of National Preparedness Month, has provided a list of items families should maintain as an emergency supply kit. More
September 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently participated in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation's 2012 Leadership Exchange. More
September 14, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has secured an agreement for customers of a San Antonio area "puppy mill" to receive veterinarian bill refunds. More
September 14, 2012 -- The second annual Houston Fine Art Fair, featuring works from galleries from across the United States, Latin America and Europe, is underway this weekend at Houston’s Reliant Center. More
September 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the Star of Texas Awards Ceremony, honoring peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been injured or fallen in the line of duty. More
September 14, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency for Region 6 today announced that it has added two sites in Texas to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites, one of which is the US Oil Recovery site in Pasadena. More
September 14, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding a request from the Montgomery County Attorney's Office as to whether an individual could be prosecuted for an alleged assault offense that occurred in 1998 when the person was 13 years of age, and in which the victim died. More
September 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding the Federal Reserve's announcement of a third quantitative easing. More
September 13, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued legal opinions in response to three request for interpretations of state law, including a request from the Brazoria County District Attorney's Office concerning the authority to operate a golf cart under certain sections of the Transportation Code. More
September 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Rickey Lynn Johnson, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been captured in Dallas following a tip provided through Texas Crime Stoppers. More
September 13, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall 2012 Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup will be on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9 until noon. PSA
September 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the attack on the United States Embassy in Libya. More
September 13, 2012 -- Scenic Galveston will hold the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach-Estuary cleaning event on September 22 at the Interstate 45 Scenic Estuarial Corridor's West Marsh south of Bayou Vista. More
September 12, 2012 -- State Representative Craig Eiland and the Joint Interim Committee to Study Seacoast Territory Insurance met in Austin Wednesday to hear testimony on the Committee’s charge of examining alternative ways to provide insurance to the seacoast, study the residual markets for windstorm and hail insurance in other states, study building codes and mitigation strategies and make recommendations to the legislature. More
September 12, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado will host a diabetes awareness event, with screenings and other services, at the YMCA Cassaboom in Houston on Saturday. More
September 12, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club today announced that a coalition of environmental, public health and labor groups have launched the Clean Energy Works for Texas campaign, and issued a filing to the Texas Public Utilities Commission to implement new rules to encourage solar and geothermal power. More
September 12, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues in August totaled $2.34 billion, reflecting an increase of 18.5 percent compared to August 2011. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday spent his final full day in Italy meeting with Chair Vittorio Ghisolfi and other executive leadership from M&G Group, an Italian company that last year announced plans to open a facility in Corpus Christi. More
September 11, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 26th annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup on Saturday, September 22. More
September 11, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach program will be recognized with the Take Pride in America Award for top corporate-sponsored event October 11 in Washington, D.C. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Ryan Patrick, assistant district attorney for Harris County, as judge of the 177th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in recognition of the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged Texans to honor law enforcement, first responders and the Armed Forces on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued statements on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee, the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency, and the One Call Board. More
September 10, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry this weekend promoted the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, which is taking place in Austin in November, during his economic development trip to Italy. More
September 10, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Texas. More
September 10, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado will host "Healthy East End Week" in Houston this week in observance of Texas Obesity Awareness Week. More
September 10, 2012 -- Coast Guard watchstanders in Corpus Christi coordinated assistance for two disabled boats on Sunday. More
September 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry Addressed Ambrosetti Forum Welcome Session More
September 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday spoke at the 38th Annual Ambrosetti Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy Forum in Italy. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Juan Carlos Marizcal, who is wanted in connection with a 2010 murder in Laredo, to the state's most wanted list. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service has advised that high winds associated with a cold front expected to come through the South Central Texas region on Saturday could lead to increased wildfire activity. More
September 07, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has released a statement regarding the 5th Circuit's ruling staying the preliminary injunction on new voter registration laws. More
September 07, 2012 -- The military judge in the United States vs. Major Nidal Hasan case ordered the accused to shave on Thursday in Fort Hood. More
September 06, 2012 -- Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade today announced that the VoteTexas.gov web site is the government spotlight on the state's official web site and online portal. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Texas Departments of Motor Vehicles and Transportation have received the Smart Solution Spotlight award from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. More
September 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee. More
September 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.9 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in HID Global Corporation, which is building a new manufacturing and distribution center in Austin. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a reward for information leading to the capture of Javier Morin, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $17,500. More
September 04, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released a seasonal assessment of resource adequacy, and reports that anticipated electricity supplies will be adequate to serve consumer needs during the fall. More
September 03, 2012 -- A United States Coast Guard boat crew rescued four people about 12 miles east of Port Isabel today. More w/Video
September 01, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct eight free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of September. More
September 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will begin implementing the new proof of residency (domicile) requirement for obtaining a first-time commercial driver license beginning on September 4. More
September 01, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service urges residents to use caution during the Labor Day weekend. More
September 01, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded over $1.1 million to assist in the restoration of coastal habitats in Louisiana and Texas. More
August 31, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry will travel to Italy on Tuesday for an economic development mission. More
August 31, 2012 -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, NOAA's National Weather Service Acting Director Laura Furgione, Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Services Charley Shimanski, and U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Robert Parker held a conference call with media regarding Tropical Depression Isaac this afternoon. More
August 31, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Emerging Technology Fund is awarding $250,000 to Ciarsys, Inc. for the commercialization of its digital power converters. More
August 31, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that open enrollment for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund begins September 1. More
August 31, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that Reginald Layann Eastern has entered a guilty plea to drug trafficking charges. More
August 31, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that Texas and 36 other states have finalized a $181 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. associated with charges that the company unlawfully and deceptively marketed several antipsychotic drugs. More
August 31, 2012 -- Colonel Gregory Gross, Fort Hood court-martial judge, on Thursday held Major Nadal Hasan in contempt, ruled on several motions, and set an Article 39a hearing for September 6. More
August 31, 2012 -- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Thursday visited the National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. where she participated in a video teleconference with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and federal agencies actively involved in Isaac response and recovery efforts underway. More
August 30, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement approving of a federal court's rejection of the state's voter identification law. More
August 30, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding a court ruling on the Texas voter identification law. More
August 30, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to a federal appeals court ruling against the Texas voter identification law. More
August 30, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement on a federal court's decision to reject the state's voter identification law. More
August 30, 2012 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston professor Volker Neugebauer, who has been awarded a four-year, $1.36 million grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to conduct an innovative study of the relationship between pain and parts of the brain associated with cognitive thought and emotional response, recently talked about his project with Guidry News Service. More
August 30, 2012 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced the launch of its Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success program, which provides online interactive mathematics and reading material for students. More
August 29, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has secured a $69 million agreement with three major United States publishers over electronic book price-fixing allegations. More
August 29, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today settled an enforcement action against the Texas Highway Patrol Museum, which was accused of illegally soliciting charitable donations and falsely claiming that the donations would benefit the survivors of fallen state troopers. More
August 29, 2012 -- Colonel Gregory Gross, the trial judge in the case against Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hasan, has scheduled a pretrial hearing for Thursday. More
August 29, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Tuesday issued a statement applauding a federal court's ruling on the state's redistricting maps. More
August 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has released its August 2012 update. More
August 28, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States District Court for the District of Colombia's ruling concerning the state's redistricting maps. More
August 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named LaShonda Brown of Missouri City as chair of the Texas Early Learning Council and appointed Linda Contreras of Allen to the Texas Physician Assistant Board. More
August 28, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the arrest of Eddie Garza, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted list who was captured in a joint operation that included the Texas Attorney General Fugitive Apprehension Unit. More
August 28, 2012 -- Galveston City Council today voted unanimously, with Elizabeth Beeton absent, to approve a motion by Cornelia Harris Banks that the city and the Galveston Housing Authority adopt a plan that includes a commitment to at least 141 units of public housing at Magnolia Homes and Cedar Terrace and to commit to cooperate with the Texas General Land Office to facilitate the development of the remaining 388 units “consistent with fair housing and civil rights”. More
August 28, 2012 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan urges recreational fisherman to beware the danger of dioxin in the San Jacinto River. More
August 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Education Agency. More
August 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast. More
August 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Bech K. Bruun as director of appointments for his office. More
August 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed new leadership to the Texas Education Agency, naming Michael Williams of Arlington as State Commissioner of Education and Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds as chief deputy commissioner. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 26th Annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on September 22, with nine cleanup sites in the Houston and Galveston area. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Texas Association of School Boards has named state finalists for Superintendent of the Year, including Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith. More
August 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged the maritime community to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress and take early action to protect themselves and their property. More
August 25, 2012 -- The Bastrop State Park and community will host various events commemorating the one-year anniversary of the wildfire and recovery from September 1 through 4. More
August 25, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges residents in coastal areas to take steps to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. More
August 24, 2012 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today joined Governor Rick Perry in calling for a waiver to all or part of the Renewable Fuels Standard. More
August 24, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor has nominated Brent Walker, a Friendswood High School graduate, for a Texas Armed Service Scholarship. More
August 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today asked the Obama Administration to waive the mandated Renewable Fuel Standard for 2012 and 2013. More
August 23, 2012 -- Galveston Housing Authority Chair Buddy Herz announced his resignation to Galveston City Council in workshop today, but after strong objections from members of the city council, he agreed to stay on a few more days, at least long enough to fire GHA Executive Director Stanley Lowe. More
August 23, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that John Oliver Manning of Pasadena has been sentenced to 355 months in federal prison on charges related to the 2009 shooting of a man in Nederland, Texas. More
August 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured Caterpillar Inc.'s new hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant, which recently expanded through an investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced that charter applications for schools launched since 2001 are available for public review on the agency's web site. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Sean Michael Smith, a sex offender on the state's most wanted list, has been apprehended in Nevada. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will hold a meeting on August 28 at the Port of Beaumont. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $1.4 million to the state for repairs to the Elissa, the official tall ship of Texas, caused by Hurricane Ike. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday praised the multi-agency effort conducted throughout the greater Houston area this week that has resulted in the arrest of 24 people and the confiscation of nearly 14,000 marijuana plants. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service today announced that more than 100 communities have registered for the "Ready, Set, Go!" wildfire preparedness program. More
August 22, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement regarding a court decision to lift an injunction that had required the state to continue to fund Planned Parenthood for services under the Women's Health Program. More
August 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Bill O'Neal of Carthage as the Texas State Historian. More
August 22, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that a 54-year-old Gilmer man has been sentenced to 80 months in federal prison on charges of child pornography violations. More
August 22, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a new web tool that allows taxpayers to view detailed information on local taxing jurisdictions in their county. More
August 22, 2012 -- Connected Texas, a non-profit organization, on Tuesday announced that a new report shows that a lack of digital literacy is a barrier for Texans who do not have broadband Internet access in their homes. More
August 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday issued a statement in response to a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate a lower court's injunction that allowed Planned Parenthood to continue receiving funding under the Women's Health Program. More
August 22, 2012 -- Dr. Emmanuel Nwora of Houston has been arrested on charges of health care fraud. More
August 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the State Independent Living Council and the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. More
August 21, 2012 -- Vicki H. Locatto, a victim of the ammonia truck accident in Houston in 1976 has commented on a Guidry News Service article about the incident. More
August 21, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the state received an interest rate of 0.225 percent on the sale of its Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, the lowest rate ever for the state's one-year notes. More
August 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to an appeals court ruling overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
August 21, 2012 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas CEO H.B. "Trip" Doggett today issued a statement in response to a federal court's ruling overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
August 21, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejecting the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
August 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Rick Tate of Marfa has been appointed as the Pecos River Compact Commissioner. More
August 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Gene Allen of Kerrville as chair of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued four legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including a request by Texas State Representative Dennis Bonnen as to whether Conservation and Reclamation District No. 3 in Brazoria County may conduct operations within the boundary of another district. More
August 20, 2012 -- Pearland City Council Member Scott Sherman has been elected as president of Texas Municipal League Region 14. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has launched its drunk driving enforcement campaign for the Labor Day holiday, with increased patrols on the road through September 5. More
August 18, 2012 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met on Friday in Galveston. More
August 18, 2012 -- Beginning on August 20, the Texas Department of Transportation will display the year-to-date number of traffic deaths in the state on more than 700 message signs one week every month. More
August 18, 2012 -- The Texas Nature Challenge 2012 will kick off with the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley regional competitions on August 25 and run through November 10. More
August 17, 2012 -- The Court of Appeal for the Armed Forces has stayed proceedings in the court-martial of Major Nidal M. Hasan, suspect in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, to resolve whether Hasan can be compelled to be clean shaven for court proceedings. More
August 17, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that senior executives with a Haltom City-based sweepstakes company have been arrested on charges of felony gambling, money laundering and organized criminal activity. More
August 17, 2012 -- The Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas have advised consumers onhow to stay cool and save money while reducing their electric use during the hottest times of the day. More
August 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry is encouraging families to take advantage of the state's sales tax holiday weekend, which runs from Friday through Sunday. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added three fugitives to the state's most wanted list. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Public Safety Commission today announced that Kirby Dendy has been named assistant director and chief in charge of the Texas Rangers. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that an orthodontist from Amarillo has been indicted on health care fraud charges following an investigation that included the FBI and the Attorney General's Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has hired Chris Sarandos as the assistant director for the Information Technology Division effective September 4. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday honored retiring Texas Ranger Chief Hank Whitman. More
August 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board and the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has taken action on the Port Authority’s application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit for improvements to the Bayport Ship Channel, and the Port Authority’s formal response to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report. More
August 15, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded shoppers that the state will hold its annual sales tax holiday Friday through Sunday, with certain clothing, footwear and school supplies on sale without tax. More
August 15, 2012 -- Military Judge Colonel Gregory A. Gross in the case of United States v. Major Nidal M. Hasan on Tuesday heard evidence and ruled on several other motions in the Article 39A hearing at Fort Hood. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reported to supporters of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA that federal funding is in place for the repair of the ship's hull that suffered electrolytic corrosion as a result of Hurricane Ike. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working with other agencies to monitor a red tide event along the upper Texas coast. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry recently hosted a luncheon and tour for former Texas first families at the newly-restored Governor's Mansion. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that the state's Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes have been given high ratings by bond rating companies. More
August 14, 2012 -- Clint Parker Johnson of Ravenna has won the Texas State Championship Duck Calling Contest. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and Florida Governor Rick Scott recently held a fishing derby to promote inter-state competition and support United States military veterans. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club on Monday released a statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court's ruling on the state's flexible permitting program. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday released a statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court's ruling on the state's flexible permitting program. More
August 13, 2012 -- Dr. Radek Bukowski, professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who has been doing research on the effect that the size of babies at birth has on the future health of the mother, visited with Guidry News Service about his research. More
August 12, 2012 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted her comments on the new rules regarding identification requirements for titling vehicles and first-time registrants by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles last week. More
August 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has activated Texas Military Forces aircraft and personnel to assist state and local firefighting efforts in North Texas. More
August 10, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office was recently involved in Operation Heat Wave, which has resulted in the arrest of 186 fugitives. More
August 10, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the 286th, 123rd, and 90th Judicial Districts. More
August 10, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that more than 10,000 customers have downloaded it's new Energy Saver app on their smart phones. More
August 10, 2012 -- A federal judge today imposed two consecutive life prison sentences on Naser Jason Abdo on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and for possession of a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime in relation to Abdo's plot to detonate a bomb at Fort Hood in Texas. More
August 10, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board on Thursday passed new identification rules for vehicle titling. More
August 10, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday visited veterans and their families at the America's Mighty Warriors Retreat at Allaso Ranch. More
August 10, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the 380th and the 238th Judicial District Courts. More
August 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned a new patrol boat named in honor of late Trooper Russell Boyd. More
August 08, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in July reflected an increase of $2.05 billion, or 10.1 percent, compared to July 2011. More
August 07, 2012 -- Colonel Gregory Gross, trial judge in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal Hasan, suspect in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, has scheduled a pre-trial hearing for Thursday. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Federal Republic of Nigeria has entered a guilty plea to a health care fraud conspiracy following a joint investigation by federal and state agencies. More
August 07, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that businesses have until August 17 to take advantage of the "Texas Fresh Start" tax amnesty, which allows businesses to avoid paying penalties and interest on tax reports they failed to file. More
August 06, 2012 -- Dr. Tetsuro Ikegami, a University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor and a Sealy Center for Vaccine Development member, who is part of a research team that is developing an improved vaccine for Rift Valley Fever virus, visited with Guidry News Service about the need for effective defense against the dangerous mosquito-borne pathogen, which can be used as an agent for bio-terrorism. More
August 06, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Armando Walle will join other Houston area legislators at Houston City Hall on Tuesday to host a press conference in support of Houston janitors. More
August 06, 2012 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women today announced the names of five inductees for the 2012 Texas Women's Hall of Fame, including Nina Godiwalla of Houston. More
August 03, 2012 -- The State of Texas this week received authorization by the Federal Communications Commission to begin operating a broadband network that the Texas Department of Public Safety says will ultimately enhance public safety communications across the state by providing more data and access to communication resources to first responders than is currently available. More
August 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that the state is investing $2.3 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in CH2M Hill Co. for the creation of 285 jobs and $5.2 million in capital investment at its new global energy practice in Houston. More
August 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on reports of the state reaching a record-high graduation rate. More
August 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced awards from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to three early stage companies developing technologies in Texas. More
August 03, 2012 -- Lamar University President James M. "Jimmy" Simmons today announced his plans to retire in January. More
August 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced appointments to the Texas Economic Development Corporation and the Rehabilitation Council of Texas, including Joyce Delores Taylor of Houston. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Thursday announced that the institute's governing board has ratified more than $114 million in funding to support a variety of cancer-fighting efforts in Texas. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is expected to publicly release its staff review and recommendations regarding the Port of Houston Authority on Friday, August 3. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today reported that a Houston area man has been indicted on charges of health care fraud and identity theft following a joint investigation that included the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the launch of an online version of the state's prescription drug monitoring program. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has appointed Patricia A. Vojack as the institute's compliance officer. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Wildlife Association and Texas AgriLife Extension will host a free online webinar on August 16 to discuss rainwater harvesting for wildlife. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club today announced that Cyrus Reed has been named acting chapter director. More
August 01, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that 10 suspects have been arrested following an investigation into drug trafficking in the Henderson, Texas area. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Texas AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University today announced that Dr. Guy Fipps, an engineer with the service, was presented with an award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of Dallas Wayne Waddell, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $13,000. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued a legal opinion regarding whether a local election is required before a municipality may sell its sewage collection system and treatment plant to a river authority. More
August 01, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that a 31-year-old man from Longview, Texas has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on federal drug trafficking violations. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has reported that electric demand on Tuesday set a new July record, with a peak usage of 65,790 megawatts. More
August 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that all eastbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 10 will be closed between United States Highway 59 and Gregg Street near downtown Houston during the weekend for repairs to the Meadow Street Bridge. More
July 31, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host four free taxpayer seminars during August to assist taxpayers with their state tax questions. More
July 31, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that state troopers made more than 1,200 intoxicated driving arrests during a nine-day enforcement period that included the Fourth of July holiday. More
July 31, 2012 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today announced that it is assembling "State Strike Force Teams" to assist in reducing a federal backlog of more than 68,000 disability claims at the Houston and Waco offices of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. More
July 31, 2012 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke on Monday stated that he would oppose an extension of the current farm bill by Congress, and support instead a new five-year bill that had been approved by the United States House of Representatives Agriculture Committee earlier this year. More
July 30, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed Dr. Kyle Janek of Austin as executive commissioner and Chris Traylor of Austin as chief deputy commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two murder victims found near Eagle Pass on May 22. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued two opinions regarding interpretation of state law, including an opinion concerning the application of the Open Meetings Act for the Denton County Transportation Authority and its committees. More
July 30, 2012 -- Dr. Joan Nichols, principal investigator on a project at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston that received a $1.25 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a method of custom-growing human lung tissue to make a three-dimensional model for biomedical studies, visited with Guidry News Service on Friday. More
July 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 20 - 23 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. More
July 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus have authorized the Texas Veterans Commission to use $1.5 million from its 2012-2013 biennial budget to address the backlog of veterans' claims pending before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More
July 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday designated a segment of Interstate 69 concurrent with United States Highway 59 from the Liberty County line north of Interstate 610 in Houston. More
July 26, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two opinions, including whether a federally appointed engineering representative must be licensed by the Board of Professional Engineers under the Texas Engineering Act. More
July 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday named a new chair for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and announced appointments to the Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee. More
July 25, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed charges of offering unlawful immigration services against an Austin-based group and its directors and affiliates. More
July 25, 2012 -- Texas will receive a grant of $750,000 from the United States Department of Labor to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly. More
July 25, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday provided an update on information for TaxMasters' former clients in Texas and across the country. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors has released updates from its July meeting. More
July 23, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM will offer more than 20 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today dedicated a memorial monument in El Paso in honor of Trooper Javier Arana, Jr., who was killed in a traffic collision that took place on March 24. More
July 23, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that a 33-year-old Nacogdoches bank president has entered a guilty plea on charges related to making false entries to bank records. More
July 23, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that a 33-year-old Lufkin woman has entered a guilty plea on charges related to stealing and selling protected health information from a Lufkin-area health care provider. More
July 23, 2012 -- A pre-trial hearing has been schedule for Wednesday in the matter of United States vs. Major Nidal M. Hasan, a military trial regarding a fatal shooting incident at Fort Hood in Texas. More
July 20, 2012 -- Secretary of State Hope Andrade has alerted voters that early voting In the 2012 Primary Run-Off Elections begins Monday More
July 19, 2012 -- The Texas annual sales tax holiday weekend will take place from August 17 through 19. More
July 19, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has awarded two Medals of Merit, a Unit Citation, and three Director's Awards to individuals who helped target those who prey on children. More
July 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Historical Commission. More
July 19, 2012 -- Lee Otis Zapp, Jr., chair of the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition, reports that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has determined to omit from its August 7 meeting agenda any of territorial rates, which has been opposed by CWIC. More
July 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement of a new $171 million contract with the Russian state-controlled arms export firm Rosoboronexport. More
July 19, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a joint announcement with Attorneys General of Washington, Ohio, Missouri and eight other participating states on the bankruptcy liquidation plan for U.S. Fidelis, a former nationwide vehicle service contract marketer that Abbott claims "misled thousands of Texas vehicle owners by selling them unnecessary and worthless vehicle service contracts". More
July 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry set Tuesday, November 6 as the special election date to fill the House District 41 seat vacated by Representative Veronica Gonzales of McAllen. More
July 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry on Wednesday announced that the 156-year-old Texas Governor's Mansion has been fully restored. More
July 18, 2012 -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has rejected an amendment authored by Senator John Cornyn that would have delayed the effective date of legislation establishing permanent normal trade relations with Russia until the President certifies that the Russian government has ceased the transfer of weapons to Syria. More
July 18, 2012 -- Texas A&M University of Texas at Galveston professor Dr. William Merrell, is the Texas Gulf Coast Region to prepare for a "coming tidal wave" of new business opportunities with the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
July 18, 2012 -- A homosexual cub scout leader in Ohio has been ousted from her position on the day after the Boy Scouts of America affirmed its ban on homosexual scouts and leaders. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today reported that a man who worked as a physician assistant at the South Dallas Community Medical Center, pleaded guilty this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Harris Toliver to one count of conspiracy to commit commit health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Military Voter Protection Project on Tuesday praised 15 states, including Texas, for their leadership in promoting and protecting the voting rights of America’s military service members and their families. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the award of almost $2 million in homeless prevention grants for Veterans in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties. More
July 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the OneStar Foundation, the OneStar National Service Commission, and the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. More
July 17, 2012 -- Lee Otis Zapp,chair of the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition, has provided a copy of his remarks to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Actuarial and Underwriting Committee in Austin on July 23. More
July 17, 2012 -- The State Budget Crisis Task Force, a national blue-ribbon group convened by Richard Ravitch and Paul Volcker to study state tax and budget issues, released its recommendations today at a press conference in Washington, D.C. More
July 17, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel August 6 and 7 at its office in Tampa, Florida. More
July 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has responded to a new report from the Aerospace Industries Association predicting a loss of 1.1 million jobs nationwide if sequestration goes into effect, including 159,000 in Texas. More
July 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has called on President Barack Obama to disavow Attorney General Eric Holder's "offensive and incendiary comments regarding our common-sense voter identification law". More
July 17, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday responded to a proposal to increase taxes on small businesses. More
July 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is warning of a scam that the federal government will help pay electric bills to help curb the high utility costs many Americans are incurring this time of year. More
July 16, 2012 -- The University of Texas System has awarded a $750,000 grant to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston "to foster entrepreneurism, novel research and collaboration with industry". More
July 16, 2012 -- The Texas Renaissance Festival has announced an "Heir to the Throne" contest to select an "expecting" family that will win the right to incorporate the words "Texas Renaissance" into their newborn child's name and the chance to win three lifetime passes (one for the child and two for the parents)to the festival. More
July 16, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $159,000 for repairs to the Galveston Independent School District's Burnet Middle School in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. More
July 16, 2012 -- The Texas Veterans Commission announced the availability of grants to be awarded to organizations seeking to help veterans and their families. More
July 15, 2012 -- Scientists at Texas A&M University report that they are working on a thin-film coating for automobile windows that will block out summer heat, keeping the interior cool to the touch. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has posted a news release regarding CNBC’s 2012 Top States for Business number one rating for the state, and noted that Texas also has maintained the top spot in the infrastructure and transportation category. More
July 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has been awarded first place in Texas in the category of Marketing Campaigns by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
July 13, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller, has requested that the independent review of the FBI’s actions in conjunction with the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood be made public. More
July 12, 2012 -- Lee Otis Zapp,chair of the Coastal Windstorm Insurance Coalition, has posted a guest column seeking a fair resolution to Texas windstorm insurance issues. More
July 12, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has launched a wholesale pricing forecast tool. More
July 12, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday responded on the Senate floor to United States Attorney General Eric Holder's recent speech in Houston criticizing the Texas voter identification law. More
July 11, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green today spoke out on the floor of the House of Representatives against repealing the Affordable Care Act. More
July 11, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in June was $1.98 billion, up 15.2 percent compared to June 2011. More
July 11, 2012 -- Javier Cortez Jr., July's Featured Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, has been captured in Mexico and extradited to the United States by the Texas Department of Public Safety. More
July 11, 2012 -- The Texas Army National Guard will hold a ceremony on Sunday on Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base to commemorate and retire the United States Army's last Apache helicopter. More
July 11, 2012 -- Texas has been named America's Top State for Business 2012 by CNBC's sixth-annual study. More
July 10, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Monday released a statement regarding the Texas Governor's announcement about Medicaid expansion and establishment of an insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act. More
July 10, 2012 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities on Monday released a statement regarding the Texas Governor's announcement about Medicaid expansion and establishment of an insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act. More
July 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, today confirmed that Texas has no intention of implementing a state insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid as part of Obamacare. More
July 09, 2012 -- The Houston Rockets and My Plates are in the process of redesigning the official My Plates Rockets Texas license plate and are seeking input from fans. More
July 08, 2012 -- United States Coast Guard crews medically evacuated an diver who was involved in a diving incident 32 miles off Port Aransas on Sunday. More
July 08, 2012 -- The Galveston Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Friday voted unanimously to approve three resolutions, seeking information from staff regarding the previously approved mixed-income housing plan, imposing a moratorium on any work on the plan and asking Galveston City Council to postpone any action on the plan at this week's regular meeting. More
July 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee and the Texas Historical Commission. More
July 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday announced that the crime rate in the state has dropped for the second consecutive year. More
July 06, 2012 -- Colonel Gregory Gross, judge in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal Hasan, suspect in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, has ruled on several motions made by the defense. More
July 06, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that William Darrell Richardson, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been captured in Overton, Texas after investigators received a tip on his location. More
July 06, 2012 -- The Texas Public Health Association has presented the James E. Peavy Memorial Award to Dr. Ben G. Raimer. More
July 05, 2012 -- An administrative hearing has been scheduled for Friday at the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center at Fort Hood in the case of Major Nidal Hasan, who was arrested in the shooting at Fort Hood in 2009. More
July 05, 2012 -- The Texas State Guard's 5th Air Wing recently held a change of command ceremony, with Colonel Thomas Ball taking command from Colonel Johann Kinsey. More
July 04, 2012 -- Two teams of physicists at the Cern laboratory near Geneva are preparing today to announce their latest efforts to discover the Higgs bosun, which has been described as the "God particle". More
July 03, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct 15 free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of July. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling nearly $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. More
July 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the 266th Judicial District in Erath County, the 266th Judicial District Court in Erath County, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and the Texas State Cemetery Committee. More
July 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Javier Cortez, Jr. has been increased to $15,000. More
July 02, 2012 -- A study on adolescent sexual behavior, with a focus on “sexting”, by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers is featured in today’s issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. More
June 30, 2012 -- The Sierra Club has named Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz as the new Senior Campaign Representative for the organization’s Beyond Coal campaign. More
June 30, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season has been extended until July 17. More
June 29, 2012 -- Colonel Gregory Gross, judge in the case against accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan, today denied a request from the defense for a further continuance of the trial until December. More
June 29, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Conservation Director Cyrus Reed on Thursday issued a statement in response to a decision by the Public Utility Commission to raise the cap on wholesale electricity prices. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to consider various issues. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Secretary of Commerce has named five appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 29, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the Obama administration's health care law. More
June 29, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Thursday issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the Obama Administration's health care law. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday approved $1.9 billion in additional transportation funds for construction and project development to communities across the state. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service has received a Bronze Smokey Bear Award. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced plans to increase patrols beginning Saturday and continuing through July 8 as part of an enhanced enforcement program against drunk driving. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational harvest of gag opens in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters on July 1. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Coast Guard on Tuesday seized shrimp caught in a closed shrimping area approximately 90 miles from Galveston. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Tuesday broke the new peak demand record it set on Monday. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Texas Veterans Commission recently awarded just under $2.3 million in grants from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance to 11 organizations, including Family Service Center of Houston & Harris County, Neighborhood Centers, Inc. and United Way of Greater Houston. More
June 27, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer today issued a statement prepared for testimony before a joint hearing of the Texas House Energy Resources and Natural Resources Committees. More
June 27, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas board of directors has approved a pilot for a new demand response program as well as its budget for 2013. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding the calculation of a county's rollback tax rate. More
June 26, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling on an Arizona immigration law. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that Texas set a new June record for peak electric demand on Monday, with use during the afternoon averaging at 65,047 megawatts. More
June 26, 2012 -- State Representative Carol Alvarado has released a statement regarding the Supreme Court's Arizona immigration law ruling. More
June 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard urges residents to remain cautious regarding Tropical Storm Debby. More
June 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Jeff Moseley, former president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership and consultant for Opportunity Houston, to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
June 22, 2012 -- State and local officials turned out for the unveiling of notable improvements at Fannin Battleground in southeast Texas, approximately 90 miles north of Corpus Christi and 100 miles southeast of San Antonio, which has been undergoing enhancement projects for more than a year. More
June 22, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned 51 new Highway Patrol troopers at a recruit school graduation ceremony in Austin. More
June 22, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that it is monitoring anticipated electric use and available generation with expected high temperatures during the next week. More
June 22, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced that Sean Michael Price, who was on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been captured in Tyler. More
June 22, 2012 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Rand Paul on Thursday in Washington introduced legislation to protect private property rights against eminent domain. More
June 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and the El Paso County Criminal District Court One. More
June 22, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has presented a Life Saving Award to Carla Caldwell-Guidry and a Unit Citation to Panhandle area Highway Patrol troopers. More
June 22, 2012 -- Big Thicket National Preserve will host a number of educational programs throughout the summer. More
June 21, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service was recently presented with the Pulaski Award from the National Interagency Fire Center in recognition of the service's contributions to fighting wildfires. More
June 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding President Obama's decision to exert executive privilege in the "Fast and Furious" case. More
June 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's exertion of executive privilege regarding documents subpoenaed in a Congressional investigation of Operation "Fast and Furious". More
June 20, 2012 -- The Texas Association of Business today issued a statement on the Institute for a Competitive Workforce's "Leaders and Laggards" report regarding grades for the state's universities and community colleges. More
June 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that pieces from the historic Governor's Mansion Collection are being moved back to the mansion, which is undergoing restoration following a fire in 2008. More
June 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of a new online map application, "Drive Texas", that provides travelers with real-time traffic conditions, traffic and weather feeds, as well as other links to travel information. More
June 20, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday spoke at the Bio International Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. More
June 20, 2012 -- John Polak, the general manager of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, has posted a Guest Column on the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
June 20, 2012 -- Ducks Unlimited Manager of Conservation Programs Todd Merendino on Tuesday spoke to the Lower Colorado River Authority Water Operations Committee in Richmond regarding the importance of rice agriculture to waterfowl. More
June 20, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs urged the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Oversight to amend the Endangered Species Act. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club will sponsor the Brazos Valley Water Conservation Symposium, which will be held on Thursday in Waco. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued three legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including an opinion concerning whether a private retail establishment may charge an itemized and disclosed "service fee" on a consumer transaction. More
June 19, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today announced that he has petitioned the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs to address a backlog of disability claims at the Texas Veterans Benefits Administration Offices. More
June 19, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today testified before the House Natural Resources Committee, describing what he called abuse of the Endangered Species Act. More
June 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors and the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee. More
June 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a statement today regarding the selection of Texas A&M University as the location for a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing. More
June 18, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will testify before the United States House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday concerning "abuse of the Endangered Species Act". More
June 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it will place a special emphasis this week on the enforcement for the addition of tow trucks to the "Move Over/Slow Down" law. More
June 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to assist New Mexico with Little Bear wildfire response. More
June 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has set November 6 as the special election date for House District 144. More
June 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to an announcement by the Obama Administration regarding plans to stop deportation of and issue work permits to illegal immigrants brought to the country as children. More
June 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas, the Crime Victims’ Institute Advisory Council, and the Texas Veterans Commission. More
June 14, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission to conduct second-chance drawings and other games via the Internet. More
June 14, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned a new patrol vessel in Austin. More
June 13, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today launched a new free mobile app to provide consumers real-time updates on the state's electric grid and tips on conserving electricity. More
June 13, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered species is not warranted, a decision made in part due to a conservation plan led by her office. More
June 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Texas has received the Seventh Annual Gold Shovel Award from Area Development Magazine. More
June 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today added Mark Anthony Gasaway, Jr., a registered sex offender wanted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, to the state's most wanted list for sex offenders. More
June 11, 2012 -- New for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration in Galveston County is the Historic Mainland Bus Tour. Participants (limited to 47) will be transported by air-conditioned, charter buses to two remarkable mainland sites - Stringfellow Orchards and the 1867 Settlement. Guides will welcome visitors to each site and give a history of the property. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Ricardo Zuniga and Paul Joseph Borreson, both fugitives on the state's most wanted list, have been arrested. More
June 08, 2012 -- The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday announced that a Houston resident has entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute in his role in a health care scam where he would refer clients to a nursing services company in exchange for payment. More
June 08, 2012 -- United States Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi today held a change of command ceremony, with Captain Samuel Creech relieving Captain John Pasch as commanding officer. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Rocky Duran Ramirez has been added to the state's most wanted list. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that the office's Criminal Investigation Division recently assisted in an investigation leading to the arrest of suspects in the theft of aviation fuel from military bases. More
June 08, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. More
June 07, 2012 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposal to approve revisions submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the state's permitting program for major air pollution sources under the Clean Air Act. More
June 07, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded businesses they can clear their tax records without penalty and interest during the state's upcoming tax amnesty period, which begins June 12. More
June 07, 2012 -- The State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas will host its 136th Annual Training Conference and Convention June 8-13 at the Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel and Reliant Center. More
June 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the 14th Court of Appeals in Harris County and the 199th Judicial District Court in Collin County. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in Spring on Thursday regarding the proposed traffic operation improvements to Louetta Boulevard at Interstate Highway 45. More
June 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Alan Conner of Dayton to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors and Cathleen Parsley as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings. More
June 06, 2012 -- Connected Texas hosted its inaugural broadband summit on Tuesday at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, Texas. More
June 06, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in May totaled $2.09 billion. More
June 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund investment that will create more than 100 jobs in Harris County. More
June 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that his office and the Legislative Budget Board have directed state agencies to identify 10 percent in savings as they develop their legislative appropriations requests for the 2014-2015 biennial budget. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is participating in the Roadcheck 2012 national enforcement effort by conducting increased commercial vehicle inspections today through Thursday. More
June 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. More
June 05, 2012 -- Big Thicket National Preserve hunting permit registration opens on July 2. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a reward for information leading to the arrest of Mark Steven Bauman, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $13,000. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued three legal opinions, including an opinion requested by Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne regarding the prosecution of a student older than 18 years of age for failing to attend school. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas AgriLife Extension will host a series of online seminars regarding a variety of wildlife and land management topics, with the next being on June 21. More
June 04, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today made appointments to the Parental Rights Advisory Panel, the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and the Continuing Advisory Committee for Special Education. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Environmental Defense Fund on Friday announced that several Texas companies, cities and universities have joined in participating in the EDF Climate Corps, a summer fellowship aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. More
June 03, 2012 -- The 2012 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to benefit the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held on Saturday at the Texas Seaport Museum at Pier 21. More
June 03, 2012 -- Megabus.com, a new city-to-city, express bus company has announced its expansion to Texas and the southern United States. More
June 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management on Friday hosted a hurricane emergency response exercise and resource showcase in Austin. More
June 01, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Ken Legler of Pasadena has died. More
June 01, 2012 -- The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center will host the East Texas Horticulture Field Day on June 28. More
June 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently appointed San Jacinto College Contract Administrator Dietrich von Biedenfeld to the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities. More
June 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Andrew Michael McArter, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been arrested in Rockwall. More
June 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today urged Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2012 hurricane season, which officially began today. More
June 01, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will host free taxpayer seminars in June for business owners with questions about state taxes. More
May 31, 2012 -- Orlando Garcia of Corpus Christi has been sentenced to life in federal prison for a meth trafficking conspiracy. More
May 31, 2012 -- Wildlife refuges across the nation will hold a number of events throughout the summer. More
May 31, 2012 -- Connected Texas today released new data showing that broadband Internet service availability in Texas is rising, with more than 97 percent of Texans having access to fixed broadband service. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday issued four legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether the Angleton-Danbury Hospital District is authorized to sell a facility to a third party and lease it back to fulfill its responsibility to provide hospital care for the district's needy residents. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will celebrate World Oceans Day with the Texas Coastal Expo at Galveston's Moody Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. More
May 31, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to Texas Medical Board District Review Committees Three and Four, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund has assessed the Republican and Democratic primaries and their effect on Texas agriculture. More
May 30, 2012 -- The United States Geological Survey has released a report finding that 70 percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to erosion during weaker Category 1 hurricanes. More
May 29, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday will begin repaving work along FM 518 in the City of Friendswood. More
May 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced the Texas Budget Compact. More
May 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1.3 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Centene Corporation, which plans to open a claims center in Tyler, Texas. More
May 25, 2012 -- United States Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi on Wednesday celebrated its 30th anniversary of service by the HU-25 Falcon jet. More
May 25, 2012 -- Congressman Al Green today announced that he is prepared to circulate a petition to stop any measures to restrict or end voting on Sundays during the early voting process. More
May 25, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas on Thursday announced that Naser Jason Abdo has been convicted of federal charges associated with a bomb plot in Killeen, Texas. More
May 25, 2012 -- The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin has opened a new milk bank depot in Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. More
May 25, 2012 -- Angleton High School student Eric Pennington has won the 2012 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas House Transportation Committee, chaired by State Representative Larry Philips, held a public hearing on the Panama Canal expansion project in the board room of the Greater Houston Partnership this morning. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association today offered tips to Texans to use when preparing for the coming hurricane season. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is participating in "Take 25", a public awareness campaign to promote safety and ways to prevent abduction, with various events across the state on Friday, National Missing Children's Day. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Center for the Missing has provided summer Internet safety tips for parents to discuss with their children to mark National Missing Children's Day, which is observed on Friday. More
May 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, the Texas Early Learning Council, the State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Renaissance Festival will celebrate the completed expansion of the Fields of New Market Campground with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 1. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service will kick off the Texas Nature Challenge 2012 this weekend. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings on proposed improvements to SH 6/FM 1960 from IH 10 to SH 249 on May 29 at Campbell Middle School and May 31 at Kahla Middle School. More
May 23, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host a public hearing by the Texas House Transportation Committee regarding the state's preparedness for the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
May 23, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released the Capacity, Demand and Reserves report. More
May 23, 2012 -- The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has endorsed lawsuits from across the country defending religious freedom. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is creating a Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group. More
May 21, 2012 -- Major Marty Maldonado has joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as the new deputy commander. More
May 21, 2012 -- Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade has lauded Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart for the use of technology to improve the efficiency of the mail ballot process. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions, including an opinion on the authority of a county under the Water Code to enact water availability requirements applicable to that part of a county outside of a priority groundwater management area. More
May 21, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas last week announced that a Laredo dentist and his wife, an orthodontist, both pleaded guilty to charges that they made false statements on bills to the Texas Medicaid program. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service is urging Texans to prevent wildfires by using caution and practicing fire safety while celebrating during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 19, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued four opinions on Friday including a response to a question by Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady about whether recreational off-highway vehicles and all-terrain vehicles may be legally operated on a public beach and whether a county is authorized to establish a system for registering such vehicles with the county for operation on a beach. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued an opinion regarding the authority of the Comptroller of Public Accounts to commit the expenditure of funds from the Major Events Trust Fund. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate has decreased to 6.9 percent as of April. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the 610 North Loop at Ella beginning tonight in order for repair crews to work on repairs to the bridge deck. The closures are expected to continue through Monday. More
May 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday touted the state's efforts to help veterans enter the workforce more quickly, including the "College Credit for Heroes" program. More
May 18, 2012 -- Researchers with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have advised Texas residents along the coast to remain on guard despite predictions of a less active hurricane season this year. More
May 17, 2012 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today praised Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos for the establishment of the Texas Anti-Gang Tactical Operations Center in Houston. More
May 17, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded $2.99 million to the state of Texas for repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch Primary Care Pavilion, which was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
May 17, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today presented awards for excellence to several troopers. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Felix Velasquez, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been captured in San Antonio. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the Texas Coastal Expo on June 9 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today today announced that Texas increased energy generated by renewable sources by 13 percent in 2011. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a five percent increase to all policyholders' premium rates to take effect next year however, the board deferred action on a proposal to adjust premium rates based on the likelihood of severe storm damage in a particular area, which was described as a “territorial” rate. More
May 16, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday introduced the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century, or "STAR Act", legislation. More
May 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, and the Texas Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors. More
May 16, 2012 -- United States Congressman John Culberson has received the "ACU Conservative" award from the American Conservative Union. More
May 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday delivered the keynote speech at the Power On For Texas Film, Interactive and Tourism Conference in Corpus Christi. More
May 15, 2012 -- Former Texas Farm Bureau President S.M. True Jr. has died in a farm accident. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held a DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service in Austin to honor eight officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued opinions on three matters regarding state law, including the authority of a commissioners court to adopt regulations under Local Government Code related to local burn bans. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service today helped launch the 15th Annual East Texas Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, which provides wildfire response training for firefighters. More
May 15, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today awarded $3 million to various community colleges and technical institutes throughout the state as part of the Jobs and Education for Texans program. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a ceremony on Saturday in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Battleship Texas. More
May 14, 2012 -- The Green Party of Texas will host its state convention on June 9-10 in San Antonio. More
May 14, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that the state's annual "Energy Star" Sales Tax Holiday will be held May 26-28. More
May 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, the Manufactured Housing Board, and the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities. More
May 11, 2012 -- The Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting that a group including Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels and representatives from Central Japan Railway Co. met Wednesday in Arlington to discuss plans to raise $10 billion from private investors to fund a high speed rail between Houston and Dallas. Article
May 10, 2012 -- The Texas Historical Commission offer free admission to 19 state historic sites on Sunday in celebration of Texas Tourism Week. More
May 10, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Department of Insurance are collaborating on a fraudulent claims initiative. More
May 09, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Conservation Director Cyrus Reed on Monday issued a statement regarding an order issued by a state district court judge to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to reverse a decision denying the Sierra Club a contested case hearing concerning a license granted to Waste Control Specialists for operation of a radioactive waste disposal facility in Andrews County. More
May 09, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has reached a $2 million resolution in relation to a state investigation into Arizona-based company JAWA concerning unauthorized charges to Texas customers' monthly cell phone bills for text messaging. More
May 09, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues for April were $2.07 billion, an increase of 10.9 percent compared to April 2011. More
May 09, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has joined colleagues in introducing legislation to award the Purple Heart to military victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings in Texas. More
May 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a cash reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive Paul Joseph Borreson. More
May 08, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued opinions on several legal matters concerning state law, including an opinion on the identity of the proper prosecutorial entity to prosecute violations of criminal regulations enacted by the Commodore Cove Improvement District. More
May 08, 2012 -- Texas State Representative and candidate for State Senate District 11 Larry Taylor today issued a statement regarding a proposed rate increase by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
May 08, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority today presented a Pocca's Award to Israel Garcia, senior maintenance employee, for his community service efforts. More
May 08, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday reached a settlement with Abbott Laboratories. More
May 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today was the guest of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership in a meeting with regional leaders at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Atlantis Ballroom. More
May 07, 2012 -- The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has announced that the upcoming "Click It or Ticket" campaign, held May 21 through June 3, will focus on trucks, which have a lower percentage of seat belt use than other vehicles. More
May 07, 2012 -- The Texas Historical Commission recently named Chris Elliott as the site manager of the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia, Texas. More
May 07, 2012 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston, who weathered Hurricane Ike in the 1870 Merchants Mutual Insurance Building in the Strand Historic District where he conceived the Ike Dike, visited with Guidry News Service about storm surge protection. More
May 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Rene Morales Munoz, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Houston following his deportation from Mexico. More
May 04, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Mike Villareal issued a statement regarding tuition increases approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. More
May 03, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that new proof of residency requirements to obtain a Texas driver's license or identification card will take effect on May 7. More
May 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday said that the University of Texas of the Permian Basin's proposal for a $10,000 undergraduate degree program will play a critical role in Texas' prosperity in the years and decades to come. More
May 02, 2012 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Barry Smitherman today issued a statement regarding the recent resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz. More
May 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered remarks during the Annual Texas Prayer Breakfast today. More
May 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday released a statement regarding the resignation of Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for summer 2012. More
May 01, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson reports that less trash than usual was found at the annual General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday. More
May 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced an injured crewman from a commercial tug boat five miles from Rockport, Texas. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles today cautioned Texans to do research before hiring a moving company and to be aware of moving scams. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Anthony Gonzales, a fugitive on the state's 10 most wanted list, has been increased to $20,000. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services today launched a new web site, www.taketimetexas.org, to provide information on "respite" services for caregivers. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center today named the winners of the Texas division of the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Sierra Club today announced that the Environmental Integrity Project has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Sierra Club against a subsidiary of Luminant Generation Company, LLC claiming "thousands of violations" of the Clean Air Act at the Big Brown coal-fired power plant in Freestone County, Texas. More
May 01, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's investigation into a proposal by State Farm to deny renewed coverage on more than 11,000 insurance policies for homeowners along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report for the summer, stating that calls for conservation are expected due to "tight" energy reserves. More
May 01, 2012 -- United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that $61,164,259 in grants have been awarded to community health centers in Texas through the Affordable Care Act health care legislation. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has released its 2012 Texas Cancer Plan. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urges motorists to use caution around motorcyclists. More
April 30, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer today issued a statement on the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Dr. Al Armendariz, who left the agency due to reports on comments he had made regarding enforcement of EPA regulations on oil companies. More
April 30, 2012 -- Connected Texas, in partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Intel, last week announced the launch of the Every Community Online program, which will offer free computer and Internet training. More
April 30, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will lead the new Child Identity Protection Task Force, which was recently launched by the Center for Identity at The University of Texas at Austin. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Offshore Technology Conference, a four-day meeting expected to attract 65,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies representing more than 110 countries, opened today at Reliant Center in Houston. More
April 29, 2012 -- A Coast Guard flight crew has located two men who were reported missing between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 29, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for two men who were reported missing on Saturday, between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 28, 2012 -- Former President George W. Bush participated in a bike ride up a steep incline with Wounded Warrior Dan Gade at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Photo
April 28, 2012 -- Nicole Paquette, Texas senior state director for The Humane Society of the United States, has posted a statement regarding reports of a loose phython in a Houston neighborhood. More
April 28, 2012 -- Members of Civil Air Patrol's Texas and Louisiana wings will participate from May 2 through 9 in a training scenario involving a hurricane striking Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service and the Texas A&M University System today unveiled new web applications to help homeowners and communities determine wildfire risks, and provide steps to mitigate those potential hazards. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today applauded a decision by the Department of Labor to withdraw a proposal restricting youth activities on farms. More
April 27, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director gave an opening statement at the "Water for People and the Environment" Conference in Austin today. More
April 27, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today joined online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. in announcing an agreement through which Amazon will create at least 2,500 new jobs in Texas and will resolve sales tax issues between the company and the state. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday authorized TxDOT to advance the State Highway 288 and United States Highway 290 projects. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday voted to allocate $2 billion to communities across the state for various transportation projects. More
April 26, 2012 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will serve as keynote speaker at the Texas Broadband Summit on June 5 in Dallas. More
April 26, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Wednesday announced that, due to the state's improving unemployment rate, that Texas is no longer eligible for federally funded extended benefits that paid up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits. More
April 25, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor in Washington on his Justice for Victims Amendment. More
April 25, 2012 -- Melinda Tomerlin Navarro has been selected as Interim Executive Administrator for the Alamo. More
April 25, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green has been inaugurated as President of the Texas State Society. More
April 25, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Ronald Reynolds reports that on Tuesday he was arrested on charges of barratry, or the unlawful solicitation of clients by lawyers. More
April 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed 11 student regents to various universities across the state as well as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter today responded to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2012 in regards to Houston's rankings in smog pollution. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is Saturday. More
April 25, 2012 -- The White House on Wednesday will highlight Dr. Jackie Cole of Galveston as a Champion of Change for greening cities and towns. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday announced the passing standards for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness end-of-course exams. More
April 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors, the university systems and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has released its April 2012 Update. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety and the United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday unsealed the grand jury indictments of 24 Sinaloa Cartel members. More
April 25, 2012 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have partnered together for the National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a line-up of events for May on the island, including the opening of the new Pleasure Pier on Memorial Day weekend. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Texas Classroom Teachers Association has elected Janie Baszile of Galena Park and Tammy Whittaker of Clear Creek to its Directors’ Council. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two matters, including whether the receipt of a nondisclosure order requires the Board of Nursing to redact information related to a licensee's criminal history record. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter on Sunday organized Austin's "largest ever" aerial photo as part of the Austin Earth Day Celebration. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation Houston District office today is holding a press conference and safety awareness fair in observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 22, 2012 -- The Texas Music Office, a division of the Office of the Governor, has created the Live Music Grant Program. More
April 22, 2012 -- The State Board of Education has approved new math standards and textbook rules. More
April 22, 2012 -- The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling is celebrating Earth Day with a new STAR plate design in the Texas My Plates program. More
April 21, 2012 -- There was a large turnout on Friday for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jennie Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
April 20, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that Texas employers added 10,900 jobs in March, making it the 20th consecutive month of growth in the state's total non-farm employment. More
April 20, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statement regarding the indictment of two suspects in Kerr County on charges associated with defrauding a program that was intended to serve financially challenged families and prevent homelessness. More
April 20, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday filed charges against two Houston residents in connection with a health care fraud conspiracy that billed Medicaid and Medicare for more than $45 million. More
April 20, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has received the 2012 Texas Reference Source Award for the Financial Allocation Study for Texas from the Texas Library Association's Reference Round Table. More
April 20, 2012 -- Children throughout Texas recently participated in the Purple Up! for Military Kids initiative, held by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. More
April 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $1 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund into a new hydrocarbon cracker unit planned for placement in Brazoria County by Dow Chemical Co. More
April 19, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today applauded an opinion by Attorney General Greg Abbott that supports surviving spouses of disabled veterans to retain the property tax exemption upon the veteran's death. More
April 19, 2012 -- Military Judge Colonel Gregory A. Gross on Wednesday set a new trial date of August 20 for the trial of Major Nidal M. Hasan, suspect in the Fort Hood shooting incident. More
April 19, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday announced that the United States Small Business Administration has granted his request to provide federal disaster assistance for north Texas counties affected by severe weather, including tornadoes, earlier this month. More
April 19, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors recently met to discuss the need for adequate electric generation resources. More
April 18, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer today issued a statement commending the Dallas City Council's decision to make a twice-weekly outdoor watering restriction permanent. More
April 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today attended the Plano Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Luncheon, where he discussed the Texas Budget Compact. More
April 18, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council today announced that $60 million in early restoration projects will soon begin along the Gulf Coast in efforts to mitigate damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 17, 2012 -- The Texas District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists today presented Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado with the 2012 Texas Women's Health Champion Award. More
April 17, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Michael Elbert Young, a high-risk sex offender who escaped from an east Houston halfway house on April 5, has been arrested in Austin. More
April 17, 2012 -- Advocates for the preservation of Rollover Fish Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula report that no agreement has been reached with the Texas General Land Office which plans to close the pass and replace it with amenities for fishermen. More
April 16, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today endorsed Governor Rick Perry's Texas Budget Compact. More
April 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the Texas Budget Compact, and called on lawmakers to commit to the principles of the compact when going into the 2013 legislative session. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will present Blue Bell Creameries with the Texas Manufacturing Star Award on Wednesday at Blue Bell's tour center in Brenham. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two issues, including the authority of the Department of Public Safety to contract with a county tax assessor-collector to perform its duties relating to the issuance of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised residents to renew their driver's license early or to renew online. More
April 13, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that a Progresso, Texas man has been sentenced to 110 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a revolver due to being a previously-convicted felon. More
April 13, 2012 -- The Coastal Conservation Association on Wednesday announced that Texas Governor Rick Perry has submitted a $3.2 million Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant project to restore oyster reefs in Galveston's East Bay. More
April 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named thirteen Ex-Officio members to the Governor's Criminal Justice Advisory Council. More
April 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today made appointments to the 90th District Court and the Railroad Commission of Texas. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Credit Union League will host its 78th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Galveston Convention Center, April 18-20. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday commissioned a new patrol vessel in honor of Bill Davidson, who was killed in the line of duty. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has reported the results of its latest Grocery Price Watch survey. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday arrested two Eagle Pass brothers charged with ammunition smuggling into the Republic of Mexico. More
April 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday spoke at the groundbreaking for CGI Group Inc.’s United States onshore delivery center in Belton, in which the Texas Enterprise Fund invested. More
April 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct several business opportunity information meetings around the state during the month of April. More
April 11, 2012 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today issued a statement regarding the proposed transfer of eight C-130 aircraft from Fort Worth to Montana. More
April 11, 2012 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association on Tuesday issued a news release regarding the need for maintaining water quality in the face of possible federal budget cuts. More
April 11, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, along with members of the Texas Congressional Delegation and Texas Legislature, today continued to urge the Department of Defense to overturn a U.S. Air Force decision to relocate eight C-130 aircraft currently based in Fort Worth. More
April 11, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined 15 other states in filing charges against three United States publishing companies and Apple, Inc. for violations of antitrust laws in an alleged collusion to fix the sale prices of e-books. More
April 11, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in March increased by 16.9 percent compared to March 2011. More
April 11, 2012 -- Trial Judge Colonel Gregory Gross on Tuesday issued rulings on additional pre-trial motions made in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal Hassan, the suspect in shootings that took place at Fort Hood in Texas. More
April 10, 2012 -- The Boerne Professional Artists Association will hold its 16th annual Parade of Artists Art Show and Sale from April 13 through 15 in the Arts and Design and Historic districts of downtown Boerne. More
April 09, 2012 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report on county employment and wages in Texas for the third quarter of 2011. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum in Galveston will celebrate its 15th anniversary on April 27, 2012. More
April 06, 2012 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service reports that survival of the Attwater prairie-chicken in Texas may depend on control of fire ants. More
April 06, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club urges Texans to attend upcoming public meetings throughout the state regarding the Devils River State Natural Area Management Plan. More
April 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Stacey Gillman Wimbish of Houston and three others to the Select Committee on Economic Development. More
April 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for Dallas, Tarrant, and Kaufman counties. More
April 05, 2012 -- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today spoke at a gathering of harbor pilots from states along the Gulf of Mexico, calling for increased investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare ports for increased cargo and container volume anticipated following the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
April 05, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that another suspect has been indicted in a health care fraud scheme involving Houston-based City Nursing. More
April 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured areas of North Texas damaged by severe storms on Tuesday. More
April 05, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday presented the Texas Historical Commission Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Wildland Firefighting Teams. More
April 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will hold the next Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off event on April 14 across the state; Registration is currently open. More
April 04, 2012 -- Military Judge Colonel Gregory Gross today issued rulings on pre-trial motions made in the case of Major Nidal Hasan, the suspect in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. More
April 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday increased the reward amount offered for information leading to the capture of Troy Allison, a fugitive on the state's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. More
April 04, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a reminder that the deadline for business owners to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts is April 16. More
April 04, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today held a press conference to raise awareness of sexual violence and harassment in observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. More
April 03, 2012 -- The Texas Covernor's Office reports that the State Operations Center has been activated as severe weather impacts North Texas. More
April 03, 2012 -- The sea turtle nesting season has begun on the Texas coast; The United States Fish and Wildlife Service urges the public to be observant. More
April 03, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in response to severe weather, including tornadoes, that struck North Texas. More
April 03, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released the results of a survey of Texas business owners concerning their opinion of the federal health care reform law. More
April 03, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's office will conduct sixteen free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of April. More
April 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday spoke at the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference. More
April 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has awarded scholarships to the winners of the 2012 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair for the 2012 Governor's Science and Technology Champions Academy, which will be held this summer at the University of Houston. More
April 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference, where he cautioned against a proposal by the U.S. Air Force to relocate eight C-130 aircraft currently based at the 136th Airlift Wing in Fort Worth. More
April 02, 2012 -- The United States Army today announced that the next pre-trial hearing for Major Nidal M. Hasan, suspect in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, will be held on Wednesday. More
April 02, 2012 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it will launch guided tours during the Attwater's Prairie Chicken Festival at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge in Texas on April 14-15. More
April 01, 2012 -- Marsha Wilson Rappaport, a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts, has posted a guest column seeking support for the commission, which is scheduled for "Sunset Review" by the Texas Legislature. More
March 30, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday released a statement regarding Houston-based TaxMasters, Inc. More
March 30, 2012 -- Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott notified the Houston Independent School District today that he is withdrawing his plan for HISD to annex the North Forest ISD for the 2012-2013 school year. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the North Forest Independent School District has issued a statement in appreciation of the Texas Education Commissioner's decision to allow the district another year to demonstrate it can sustain recent improvements. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Texas Supreme Court today voted 5-3, Justices Debra H. Lehrmann, David Medina and Eva Guzman dissenting, to rule in to affirm its previous ruling on the Texas Open Beaches Act. More
March 30, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the sentencing of Wendell Loy Nielsen, a member of the YZF Ranch, to 10 years in prison on charges of bigamy. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service today reported that a lieutenant with the Hamby Volunteer Fire Department has been charged with arson in connection with a wildfire set last year near Abilene. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service today announced that the Farm Service Agency will begin accepting applications on April 9 for landowners seeking funding assistance to restore wildfire-damaged lands. More
March 30, 2012 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has appointed Craig Kelso as the commission's State and Local Records Management Division Director. More
March 29, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club will hold the "Water for People and the Environment" conference on April 27 in Austin. More
March 29, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will hold the 26th Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 28 at 13 sites in Southeast Texas. More
March 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday spoke about lean, finely textured beef during a tour of Beef Products Inc.'s facility in Nebraska. More
March 29, 2012 -- A Harris County assistant district attorney has been appointed to the Governor's Criminal Justice Council. More
March 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry attended the dedication of the new Tejano Monument at the Texas State Capitol grounds. More
March 29, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the unveiling of the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol. More
March 29, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday announced Lauren Willis as Communications Director for the Comptroller's office. More
March 29, 2012 -- The United States Department of Commerce has invested $1 million to support a manufacturing center in southeast Texas. More
March 28, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday attended the third and final day of oral arguments on the federal health care challenge before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. More
March 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding a ruling by a federal appeals court overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's disapproval of the state's Pollution Control Project Standard Permit. More
March 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today joined a coalition of governors in issuing a joint statement supporting the country's beef industry in the sale of lean, finely textured beef, which has been referred to as "pink slime" beef in news reports. More
March 28, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a federal appellate court's decision overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's disapproval of the state's Pollution Control Project Standard Permit. More
March 27, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday attended the oral arguments on the federal health care challenge before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. More
March 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, the El Paso County Criminal District Court No. 1, the Texas Public Safety Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, and the State Library and Archives Commission. More
March 27, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a brief filed by the state in opposition to a new federal regulation he said will "harm Texas exotic game ranches and disrupt the livelihood of the rare antelope that are currently thriving on the ranches". More
March 27, 2012 -- Texans who have money waiting to be claimed from the state's Unclaimed Property List will have the chance to search the list at the 10th Annual Spring Home and Garden Show, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. More
March 27, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Monday spoke to the United States Supreme Court regarding the cost of federal health care reform to the states. More
March 26, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer today announced that he is retiring from his position with the organization at the end of July. More
March 24, 2012 -- A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died this morning in El Paso after a two-vehicle crash. More
March 23, 2012 -- United States Congressman Al Green has spoken out regarding the Trayvon Martin case. More
March 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management Governing Board, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Specialty Courts Advisory Council. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether a county clerk must allow the public to copy records with a sheet-feed scanner. More
March 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has released a statement regarding the United States Senate's passage of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. More
March 22, 2012 -- Texas Senator Tommy Williams has received the Long Term Care Champion Award from the Texas Health Care Association. More
March 22, 2012 -- The results of a recent bryophyte survey in Big Thicket National Preserve have been released. More
March 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced several appointments, including the reappointment of Vandy Anderson and Linda R. Rounds, both of Galveston, to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County. More
March 22, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership today hosted its 13th Annual State of the Counties Address, featuring updates by top county officials in Brazoria, Galveston and Harris Counties, at the Downtown Aquarium. More
March 22, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas on Thursday announced that an orthodontic clinic and its former owner have agreed to pay the United States and Texas $1.2 million to resolve allegations of false Medicaid claims. More
March 22, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday announced that, due to the state's improving unemployment rate, the commission will be paying extended benefits at a new maximum rate of 13 weeks. More
March 22, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner today announced that he has issued a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry concerning funding for the Women's Health Program. More
March 22, 2012 -- Reliant Energy today announced that customers in Texas will be the first to receive electricity via the "Green Button" initiative, a "White House-inspired, industry-led initiative" to provide electricity use data to consumers electronically in a "simple, easy-to-understand format". More
March 22, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer today issued a statement regarding the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee's response to drought. More
March 21, 2012 -- Texas Congressmen on Wednesday called on the Obama Administration to reverse its decision ending the Women's Health Program. More
March 21, 2012 -- Texas Forest Service will host the Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo and Spring Fling on Saturday at the Lone Star College-Montgomery campus. More
March 21, 2012 -- Connected Texas on Tuesday released a report regarding mobile broadband adoption and use across the state. More
March 21, 2012 -- The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present a free Certified Wildlife Guide Training workshop on April 17 at the Corpus Christi Visitor Center. More
March 21, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams recently received the Long Term Care Champion Award from the Texas Health Care Association. More
March 21, 2012 -- The Public Safety Commission of the Texas Department of Public Safety today awarded the Medal of Merit to five DPS employees for their roles in the Department Veteran Assistance Program. More
March 21, 2012 -- Texas First Lady Anita Perry today announced that the 13th Annual Texas Conference for Women will be held on October 24 at the Austin Convention Center. More
March 21, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas School Safety Center Board. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today released additional information regarding Gaspar E. Loya, III, a fugitive on the state's ten most wanted list. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art has been named the Outstanding Arts and Humanities Organization for 2011 by the Southeast Texas Arts Council. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office is currently offering Adopt-A-Beach Program lesson plans for grades K-8. More
March 19, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced plans for convening the council's Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee to discuss issues related to grouper allocation. More
March 19, 2012 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released statistics regarding union membership in Texas during 2011. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed legal action against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenging the Obama Administration's decision to stop federal funding for Texas' Women's Health Program. More
March 16, 2012 -- Right to Life supporters will rally at the Houston Planned Parenthood offices at 4600 Gulf Freeway on Saturday and then begin a 21 day march to the the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in Dallas where the Roe v. Wade case began. More
March 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday applauded Attorney General Greg Abbott's swift action in response to the Obama Administration's decision to shut down the Texas Women's Health Program. More
March 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to not fund the Women's Health Program. More
March 15, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office today announced that a member of the Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos prison gang has been convicted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. More
March 15, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that a Humble, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison on health care fraud charges. More
March 15, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today set a tax amnesty for June 12 through August 17 for businesses to clear their tax records without penalty. More
March 15, 2012 -- Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that tips regarding the state's top 10 most wanted fugitives and sex offenders can now be submitted through Facebook. More
March 14, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reports that the state has received the top ranking for government spending transparency from the United States Public Interest Research Group. More
March 14, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday released a statement after touring the Electric Reliability Council of Texas facility. More
March 14, 2012 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas today announced that the deadline for the return of 2011-2012 hunter harvest report cards is April 8. More
March 13, 2012 -- The Texas State Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday released a statement regarding funding for the Texas Women's Health Program. More
March 13, 2012 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday awarded $10.4 million in funding for fifteen new homeless programs in Texas. More
March 13, 2012 -- Elizabeth Murray-Kolb, the county attorney in Guadalupe County, has launched her campaign for an unexpired term on the Texas Railroad Commission. More
March 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed presiding officers of the state's regional mobility authorities and made a reappointment to the Texas Interagency Council for Genetic Services. More
March 12, 2012 -- The Cosmic Obsession Observatory in Tomball has announced that it is open for tours of space by appointment. More
March 12, 2012 -- The Texas Renaissance Festival has announced the appearances for its 2012 Festival. More
March 12, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado has applauded the Department of Justice's rejection of Texas' Voter ID Law. More
March 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the United States Department of Justice's decision to refuse approval for the state's voter identification law. More
March 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Anthony Gonzales, a suspect in the 2008 shooting death of one adult and two children in Corpus Christi, has been placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list. More
March 12, 2012 -- Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade today announced that the United States Department of Justice has refused to approve the state's voter identification law. More
March 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor's Office Communications Director Allison Castle on Friday issued a statement in response to United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' announcement that the federal government is denying the state's waiver for the Women's Health Program. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today provided safety tips in advance of Flood Safety Awareness Week, which is observed March 12-16. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that William Stevens Gordon, Jr., last seen in San Antonio, has been placed on the state's 10 most wanted sex offenders list. More
March 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that Apple plans to invest $304 million in the creation of a new business campus in Austin, which will create more than 3,600 new jobs. More
March 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday announced that he has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Department to find funding to continue services for women provided by the Women's Health Program if federal funding for the program is cut. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has named Katherine Cesinger as its director of communications. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has set a new wind record. More
March 08, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he is sponsoring a job fair on March 21 at the Houston Community College Sienna Plantation Campus in Missouri City. More
March 08, 2012 -- The Texas Center for the Missing on Wednesday named Ashley Kim, a fifth grade student from Houston, as Texas state winner of the National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest. More
March 07, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has named Dr. Ben Raimer of Galveston Chair of Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors. More
March 07, 2012 -- The Texas State Comptroller's Office has scheduled four taxpayer seminars across the state for the month of March. More
March 07, 2012 -- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club today praised a decision by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve new rules that could impact large-scale energy storage technologies. More
March 07, 2012 -- My Plates, the official vendor for designer and specialty license plates for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, on Tuesday announced four new plate designs, and the "7 For 7" week-long sale of seven-character personalized plates. More
March 07, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in February totaled $2.01 billion, an increase of 14.8 percent compared to February 2011. More
March 06, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised against travel to Mexico during the Spring Break holiday due to continued violence in the country. More
March 06, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday named Ruben Reyes of Lubbock as chair and appointed eight members to the Criminal Justice Advisory Council, including Mary Covington and and Tara George of Houston. More
March 05, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Monday posted a statement regarding the Women's Health Waiver. More
March 05, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $7,500 award is being offered for tips leading to the arrest of Damesha Roshun Traylor, who is on the state's 10 Most Wanted fugitive list. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has selected the Brattle Group, Inc. to conduct a resource adequacy study. More
March 02, 2012 -- Texas Wildlife Association and Texas AgriLife Extension will host the "Pond and Lake Management for Success" webinar on March 15. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the offer of a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Gaspar E. Loya, III, a fugitive on the state's 10 Most Wanted List. More
March 02, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement commemorating the 176th Anniversary of Texas Independence Day. More
March 01, 2012 -- The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, has ordered that the 2012 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections will be held May 29, 2012. More
March 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement on the death of conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Texas Center for the Missing today began state-level judging of the National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today warned taxpayers to beware of fraudulent emails appearing to come from the Internal Revenue Service, which could lead to identity theft and theft of income tax refunds. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its preliminary summer assessment. More
February 29, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and 31 Republican Senators on Wednesday sent a letter to President Obama regarding the Permatorium, regulations, and the Keystone XL pipeline. More
February 29, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today awarded $3 million in grants through the Jobs and Education for Texans program to several community colleges and technical institutes, including Brazosport College in Lake Jackson and Lee College in Baytown. More
February 29, 2012 -- The United States Justice Department on Tuesday announced that seven people, including a Dallas-area doctor, have been arrested in connection with a scheme that defrauded the Medicaid system for nearly $375 million. More
February 29, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement supporting a decision by TransCanada to construct a portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur and Houston. More
February 29, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry was pleased with the release of new redistricting maps by a San Antonio court on Tuesday. More
February 29, 2012 -- The Lone Star Project on Tuesday reported on the interim redistricting plans released by the Federal District Court in San Antonio. More
February 29, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday released a response to the release of the interim redistricting maps. More
February 28, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Tuesday posted comments entitled "A Victory for Texas Landowners". More
February 28, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. More
February 27, 2012 -- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today announced that Dr. James Hallmark has been named acting vice chancellor for academic affairs of the system. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued opinions on three requests for legal interpretations, including whether an eight-liner machine that dispenses tickets for prizes redeemable only at the bingo hall it is located at is a "gambling device". More
February 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, the 1st Judicial District, and the Midwestern State University Board of Regents. More
February 24, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds families that the current annual enrollment period for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund ends February 29. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Independent Texans on Friday reported that the Texas restraining order against TransCanada has been dissolved, and a jury trial has been set for April. More
February 24, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that MOEX Offshore 2007, LLC, an investor in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreeed to pay $6.5 million to Texas for damage to the Gulf of Mexico and coastal communities related to the 2010 oil spill from the rig. More
February 24, 2012 -- Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Director Ken Kramer today issued a statement regarding a Texas Supreme Court decision in a case involving groundwater ownership and regulation. More
February 24, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday released a statement regarding Texas joining a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's efforts in health care. More
February 23, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday released a statement regarding a state coalition's legal challenge to an Obamacare mandate. More
February 23, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has reported the highlights of its February board meeting. More
February 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
February 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry will undergo a 90 minute outpatient procedure on Friday morning in Austin to repair his right clavicle, which did not heal properly after a 2009 bicycle accident. More
February 23, 2012 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will take place from February 28 through March 18 at Reliant Park. More
February 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named several appointments to the state's four Medical Board District Review Committees, including Ruthie Burrus of Beaumont to the District Four Review Committee. More
February 22, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host a Home Foreclosure Prevention Town Hall Meeting on February 28 at Crossing Point Church in Rosharon, Texas. More
February 21, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety, in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas, issued a reminder for Texans to talk with family and friends about emergency preparedness. More
February 21, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that the Texas Conservation Plan for the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard, which was spearheaded by her office, has been approved by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. More
February 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a news release on the continuing project to maintain federally-authorized navigation channels along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts on Friday announced that the Texas Conservation Plan has been approved by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. More
February 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed 12 members to the Governor's Commission for Women. More
February 17, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today praised the creation of the Texas Innovation Program a public-private partnership utilizing aerospace professionals transitioning from Houston's NASA Johnson Space Center. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Public Safety Commission of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday presented awards to DPS personnel, law enforcement officers and members of the public for "extraordinary demonstrations of heroism". More
February 16, 2012 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is currently seeking nominations for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame; The deadline is March 9. More
February 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Task Force to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Improve Child Welfare, the Texas County and District Retirement System, and the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Public Safety Commission of the Texas Department of Public Safety today named Jay Kimbrough as assistant director for homeland security. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service on Wednesday announced that an estimated 5.6 million trees died as a result of the drought that recently impacted the state. More
February 16, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Houston Airport System on Wednesday announced the formation of the Texas Commercial Airports Association. More
February 15, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today made appointments to the State Board of Dental Examiners and the Texas Funeral Service Commission. More
February 14, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson today reaffirmed her support for North Forest Independent School District to remain open. More
February 13, 2012 -- The Texas Medical Board last week temporarily suspended the license of a Houston physician after a board panel found that he had continued to illegally operate a pain clinic in Jacinto City despite his surrender of the clinic's certificate in August. More
February 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry reports that Texas has been ranked the top exporting state in 2011 for the 10th year in a row, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. More
February 10, 2012 -- The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday announced that a Houston man has been sentenced to 99 months in federal prison on charges of defrauding the Texas Medicaid program. More
February 10, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office Fugitive Unit will participate in the 2012 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up. More
February 10, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined attorneys general from nine other states in sending a letter to the Obama Administration calling on the administration to reconsider a mandate to require religious-based employers to offer insurance covering contraceptive products and services in violation of their religious beliefs. More
February 10, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has launched the Teen Click It or Ticket campaign. More
February 10, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's imposition of greenhouse gas regulations in the state. More
February 10, 2012 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to take action that may lead to termination of contracts with Consolidated Concepts, Inc. and Compass Pointe Homes because of failures to perform in the Hurricane Ike Recovery Program. More
February 09, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday released an analysis of the effects of the 2011 drought in Texas. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Texas Sentinels Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of injured combat veterans in Texas, on Wednesday announced Susan Barlow as its Executive Officer. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Interstate Highway 10 westbound connector ramp to Interstate Highway 45 in Houston beginning Friday in order to repair the bridge, which has shifted in position over time. More
February 08, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Monday announced that a mother and daughter-in-law from Brownsville have both entered guilty pleas to health care fraud conspiracy charges. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it will move forward with a design-build strategy for the next sections of the Grand Parkway, which includes segments of the new toll road in Harris and Montgomery counties. More
February 08, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues in January totaled $2 billion, which reflects an increase of 9.5 percent compared to January 2011. More
February 08, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has made several appointments to the Public Safety Commission, the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council, and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. More
February 08, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday sent a joint bipartisan letter regarding the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Plan for 2012-2017. More
February 07, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor said that he fully supports the Texas State Auditor's Office decision to initiate an audit of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
February 07, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding a recent ruling by the courts to allow the implementation of state legislation requiring a sonogram to be taken prior to performing an abortion. More
February 07, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Derrick Dion Christopher, who was last seen in Fort Worth, has been added to the state's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. More
February 07, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two subjects, including an opinion on how state nepotism laws apply to a school superintendent's reassignment of his spouse, a school district counselor. More
February 06, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday rescued four fishermen on South Padre Island who had been missing since Friday. More
February 06, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has received the Border Champion Award. More
February 06, 2012 -- Updated: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement regarding proposed interim redistricting maps for the state's 2012 elections. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Lone Star Project reports that the plaintiff groups in the Texas redistricting lawsuit have issued an advisory to the court in opposition to the plan approved by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. More
February 06, 2012 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst today joined five members of the Texas State Senate in writing a letter urging Congress to immediately approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
February 06, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday announced that an Edinburg man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison on charges of health care fraud and identity theft. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will have staff members at the Equipment Depot Mid-Texas Farm & Ranch Show on Tuesday and Wednesday in Waco, and will provide Texas the opportunity to search the state's Unclaimed Property List or enroll in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
February 03, 2012 -- Stephanie Bossert of Friendswood High School was recently appointed to the United States Air Force Academy; She was nominated by United States Congressman Ron Paul. More
February 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed William "Bill" Elliott of Ravenna to the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors. More
February 03, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement regarding the Komen Foundation's reversal of a decision to no longer fund activities at Planned Parenthood. More
February 03, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the United States Senate's passage of a ban on insider trading among members of Congress. More
February 02, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Finance Commission of Texas and the Medicaid Reform Waiver Legislative Oversight Committee. More
February 02, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded motorists to exercise caution this week due to heavy rains and strong winds moving through portions of the state. More
February 02, 2012 -- The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas AgriLife Extension Office will host a webinar on February 16 addressing feral hogs. More
February 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Liz Geise as administrator of the Texas Governor's Mansion. More
February 01, 2012 -- The United States Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that SH Coatings, a business in Dallas, is one of 14 companies competing in the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge", a competition using technologies from the Department of Energy's laboratories to develop new products and businesses. More
February 01, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state will invest $1.2 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., which is relocating production of its sensors and actuators to its plant in Seguin. More
February 01, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke at a benefit for victims of wildfires that took place in Bastrop County last year. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced an increased reward for information leading to the arrest of John Erick Anderson of Austin, who is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. More
February 01, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Tuesday published a letter to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts will conduct five free taxpayer seminars across the state during the month of February. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service will conduct a survey of ash trees to determine if the emerald ash borer, an invasive breed of beetle that kills ash trees, has spread to Texas. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Texas Rice Council will host its 61st annual meeting on February 9 in El Campo. More
January 30, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced appointments to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors and Humanities Texas. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a Shrimp Stock Assessment Workshop on February 14-16 in Galveston. More
January 27, 2012 -- A pre-trial hearing for the United States versus Major Nidal M. Hasan case will take place on February 2 in the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center in Fort Hood. More
January 27, 2012 -- Guidry News Service has learned that State Farm Insurance has notified agents on the Texas Gulf Coast that about 11,000 homeowners’ insurance policies will not be renewed. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that recreational shallow-water grouper fishery will be closed from February 1 through March 31. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved 75 miles per hour designations for 1,500 miles of interstate highways. More
January 27, 2012 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities and the Accessibility Professionals Association recently announced the winners of the 2011 Accessibility Awards. More
January 27, 2012 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has objected to requests by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for two new rounds of military base closures in the United States as part of the Pentagon budget-cutting process. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that Norris Wayne Smith, one of the state's 10 most wanted fugitives, was arrested on Wednesday in Sherman, Texas. More
January 26, 2012 -- Samuel L. Collins, III, Chair of the Galveston Historical Foundation's African American Heritage Committee, stresses that Black History month and the AAHC are both still necessary because both are needed to raise awareness in our community of positive contributions to society by African Americans. More
January 26, 2012 -- The State Bar of Texas has developed an interactive web-based project to assist Texas teachers and students in preparing for the civics portions of the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills test. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety Commission met today and held a grand opening ceremony for the new regional office in Weslaco, as well as presetned awards to employees. More
January 26, 2012 -- The American Red Cross today announced that it is assisting families across the 48-county Central Texas Region affected by severe weather on Wednesday. More
January 26, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that his office's Criminal Justice Division has provided funds to increase rewards for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders program. More
January 26, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor on Thursday issued a letter to Mike Gerik, chair of the Texas Winstorm Insurance Association, regarding a proposed increase in rates for TWIA policy-holders. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Texas A&M University System reports that its economic impact locally is estimated at $3.7 billion for 2011, up $1.7 billion for the decade. More
January 26, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host a reception to recognize Tuskegee Airman Alexander Jefferson on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Bank Building in Missouri City. More
January 26, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams recently received the Blue Flame award from America's Natural Gas Alliance. More
January 25, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a new web site to provide state economic data, news and analysis. More
January 25, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments, and the Texas Medical Board. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office has issued three opinions this week, including an opinion that the members of the board of trustees of the Clear Lake City Community Association, a "property owners' association" may not hold a meeting by means of a telephone conference call, even if only one member so participates, except in the limited circumstances. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised motorists to take precautions and to avoid low water crossings and driving on flooded roadways, as heavy rains are expected in portions of the state this week. More
January 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Texas Historical Commission and the 259th Judicial District Court. More
January 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday presented Montgomery County Commissioner Ed Chance with the Road Hand Award. More
January 23, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $500,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund into The Advisory Board Company, for an expansion of services at its Austin-based Crimson division. More
January 23, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's filing of a law suit seeking court approval to implement the new Texas voter identification law. More
January 22, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Council on Sex Offender Treatment and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee. More
January 22, 2012 -- Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo will make their first appearance at The Grand 1894 Opera House with “A Little Nightmare Music” on Saturday, February 4. More
January 21, 2012 -- Galveston City Attorney Susie Green has notified Mayor Joe Jaworski and members of the city council that she is leaving to take a position in Austin. More
January 21, 2012 -- The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. has released the list of official nominees for the 10th annual Texas Music Awards. More
January 21, 2012 -- The San Antonio District Court, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the court-drawn interim redistricting maps, set a scheduling order calling for a hearing on February 1. More
January 21, 2012 -- Texas Department of Transportation on Friday opened all lanes of FM 2234 between SH 288 and FM 521/Almeda Road. More
January 20, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams on Friday released a statement regarding the Obama Administration's Keystone XL Pipeline decision. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will participate in a state-wide exercise on January 28-29 for volunteers to practice their emergency service skills. More
January 20, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded section of Staffordshire/Stafford Road in Stafford. More
January 20, 2012 -- State Representative Sylvester Turner and representatives from Houston Independent School District on Wednesday accepted a $10,000 donation from Kroger for improvements at Houston's Booker T. Washington High School. More
January 20, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision concerning the state's redistricting maps. More
January 20, 2012 -- State Representative Larry Taylor on Wednesday joined in the filing of an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More
January 20, 2012 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday requested a hearing on the electronic manifest system for hazardous waste. More
January 19, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today held graduation ceremonies for 57 new Texas Highway Patrol troopers. More
January 19, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Wednesday endorsed a $275 million transmission project in the Brownsville area, and elected Craven Crowell as chair of the board. More
January 18, 2012 -- The National Parks Conservation Association, Houston Wilderness and Rice University’s SSPEED Center has released its report, "Opportunity Knocks: How the Proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area Could Attract Visitors, Boost Business, and Create Jobs". More
January 18, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Texas Physician Assistant Board, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors, and the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee. More
January 18, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday elected Craven Crowell as chair and Judy Walsh as vice-chair. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that more than $1 million in additional disaster assistance has been provided to wildfire survivors in Texas through a new initiative it has launched. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday released its annual transmission report, noting that nearly $8.7 billion in transmission improvements are planned to take place in the next five years. More
January 16, 2012 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Services is seeking comments on a proposed rule to revise gag and red grouper recreational accountability measures. More
January 14, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt A Beach Program hosted the 2012 Marine Debris Summit at Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston on Friday. More
January 14, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce on Friday hosted a forum for the candidates in the Republican Primary for the 14th Congressional District of Texas. More
January 13, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry applauded the ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to allow immediate enforcement of Texas' sonogram law. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office issued three legal opinions on Thursday, including an opinion on whether two bills enacted by the Legislature are in conflict. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today observed National Amber Alert Awareness Day. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close three northbound mainlanes on IH 45 North Freeway from Parker Road to Little York Road over the weekend for bridge repairs. More
January 12, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today made appointments to the Texas Facilities Commission and the Rehabilitation Council of Texas. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Texas Center for the Missing today announced that Friday is National Amber Alert Awareness Day. More
January 11, 2012 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in December totaled $1.98 billion, reflecting an increase of 9.5 percent compared to December 2010. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday announced that the region's electricity use increased by five percent in 2011. More
January 10, 2012 -- The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, in cooperation with the City of Galveston Fire Marshal's Office, will conduct a prescribed burn at Galveston Island State Park on Thursday. More
January 10, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement in opposition to a decision by an appeals court to overturn an injunction against the state's sonogram legislation. More
January 10, 2012 -- Texas State Senator Dan Patrick today announced that an injunction against the state's sonogram legislation has been been overturned by an appeals court panel. More
January 10, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in response to a federal court's decision to overturn an injunction against the state's sonogram law. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Texas Forest Service soon will be conducting prescribed burning operations at the Jones State Forest in Conroe. More
January 09, 2012 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today attended oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the State’s emergency stay request after a federal district court redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today announced the launch of its new web site. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Terry Tyrell Lawson, a fugitive on the state's 10 most wanted fugitives list, was arrested Friday due to an anonymous tip. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety today released a new report which provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast. More
January 05, 2012 -- The Texas Farm Bureau recently made a $1.4 million donation to Texas fire departments. More
January 05, 2012 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve will host nature photographer Michael Black on January 13 as part of the preserve's Science Cafe series. More
January 04, 2012 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today issued a reminder that Friday is the deadline for wildfire survivors in Texas to register for assistance. More
January 04, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that rewards have been increased for information leading to the arrest of Javier Morin, Jr. and Jose Luis Lopez, who are both on the state's top 10 most wanted lists. More
January 03, 2012 -- The Texas Classroom Teachers Association recently named Margaret Downing and the Houston Press as 2011-12 recipients of the Silver Apple media award in the print category. More
January 03, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will present the 2012 Quasar Award to United States Senator John Cornyn on January 20 at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City. More
January 03, 2012 -- The League of Women Voters of Texas today announced that it will use funds provided through a grant from the Texas Bar Association to increase its outreach efforts to voters in 2012. More
January 03, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today issued a call for entries into the 2012 Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest. More
December 30, 2011 -- Texas Representative Sylvester Turner on Friday released a statement regarding the recent Verizon Wireless fee. More
December 30, 2011 -- The United States Court of Appeals on Friday granted the State of Texas' request to stay the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution rule. More
December 29, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking support for the restoration of ELISSA, the Tall Ship for Texas, that is berthed at Galveston’s Pier 21. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office will conduct 16 free taxpayer seminars throughout the state in January to assist business owners in filling out sales tax forms, as well as filing and paying taxes electronically. More
December 28, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today secured an $84 million agreement with Actavis Mid-Atlantic, LLC, and Activas Elizabeth, LLC related to charges of Medicaid fraud filed against the pharmaceutical manufacturing company. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that a full homestead property tax exemption established in 2009 for totally disabled military veterans will be extended to their surviving spouses after January 1. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office last week issued four legal opinions, including an opinion regarding the authority of the Higher Education Coordinating Board to adopt a complaint procedure that complies with the program integrity regulations established by the Federal Department of Education. More
December 23, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday granted clemency to eight individuals after each case was favorably recommended for clemency by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
December 22, 2011 -- The United State Attorney for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that the former owner of two durable medical equipment companies in Houston has been sentenced to 145 months in prison on charges of defrauding the Texas Medicaid Program. More
December 20, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Seacoast Territory Insurance, the Texas Ethics Commission, and the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Advisory Board. More
December 20, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved funding for the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport. More
December 20, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday activated Texas Military Forces personnel and equipment as a precautionary measure due to a severe winter storm threatening communities in the Texas Panhandle. More
December 19, 2011 -- Recent preliminary estimates from Texas Forest Service show as many as 500 million trees across the state killed by the 2011 drought. More
December 19, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently secured an asset freeze and temporary restraining order against the Texas Highway Patrol Association. More
December 19, 2011 -- Recent research conducted by scientists with the Texas Sea Grant College Program, based at Texas A&M University, shows that lionfish and black tiger shrimp are invading Gulf waters. More
December 16, 2011 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will hold a special telephonic meeting on December 20 in the university's Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building. More
December 16, 2011 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that Texas would be a part of the new Gulf of Mexico Initiative. More
December 16, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday issued legal opinions on three matters, including the jurisdiction of the Texas State Cemetery over a state highway. More
December 16, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office Fugitive Unit was recently featured on "America's Most Wanted" with its investigation and search for previously convicted sex offender and fugitive Charles Edwin Klein. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Board of Directors for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state grid operator and manager of the wholesale electric market, discussed the generation outlook for the upcoming winter and in the long term at December’s monthly board meeting this week. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department urges anglers to be alert to possible coastal freeze events and fishing closures. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its first-ever Adopt-A-Beach Marine Debris Summit on January 13 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office is currently accepting entries in the 16th annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest; The deadline to submit artwork is March 5. More
December 14, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted the state's request to expand a major disaster declaration to include 119 counties impacted by recent wildfires. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees today released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, the first in a series of plans for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, for public comment. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued a legal opinion on whether certain kinds of electronic communication among members of the board of directors of a river authority constitutes a violation of the Open Meetings Act. More
December 13, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green reports that he voted against the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. More
December 12, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has officially asked the three-judge panel in San Antonio for immediate clarification regarding the candidate filing period for the 2012 Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives elections. More
December 12, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry said that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval of the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Waiver, and the lack of full approval of the state's Women's Health Waiver, which was allowed under the previous administration, is a case of taking "one step forward for state flexibility and two steps back". More
December 12, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to reduce the number of National Guard troops at the United States-Mexico border. More
December 12, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed charges against First Integral Recovery, LLC, a Houston-based debt collection firm, of unlawfully claiming that the firm is associated with law enforcement agencies. More
December 11, 2011 -- A representative of Space Exploration Technologies last week testified before a Committee on Economic and Small Business Development of the Texas House of Representatives at a field hearing held in Nassau Bay near the Johnson Space Center More
December 10, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reports that he is seeking immediate clarification from the three-judge panel in San Antonio regarding the candidate filing period for the 2012 Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives elections. More
December 10, 2011 -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted Texas' request for a stay of the interim redistricting plans imposed by a federal district court for the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives. More
December 09, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office urges the public to be aware of malicious new spam email that claims to originate from the Council of Better Business Bureaus. More
December 09, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday issued two legal opinions, including on regarding whether Texas Southern University may exchange or grant a portion of its real property that contains or is adjacent to a historical cemetery. More
December 09, 2011 -- Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today released his proposed plan to build a pier on Bolivar Peninsula in order to receive public comments on the plan. More
December 09, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act. More
December 08, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is investing $450,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund into Ferris Manufacturing Corporation, which is planning to create a new headquarters office and medical product manufacturing and distribution center in Fort Worth. More
December 08, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that the co-owner and manager of a McAllen-area durable medical equipment company have both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. More
December 07, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday spotlighted Liberty Hill Independent School District's efficient use of funds and awarded the district the five-star rating in the 2011 Financial Allocation Study for Texas. More
December 07, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has expressed outrage over media reports that ATF officials used sales encouraged by ATF in the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation as evidence of the need for stricter regulations on the sale of firearms. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that multiple southbound lanes of United States Highway 59 between Montrose and Kirby in Houston will be closed during the weekend for work on an overpass at Kirby. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today announced that Harris County is planning to implement a community wildfire protection plan, making it the larges area in Texas to implement such a plan. More
December 07, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Ada Brown of Plano to the Texas Public Safety Commission. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today added Hilario Figirova, Jr., whose last known address was in Victoria, to the state's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. More
December 07, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Dave Scott of Richmond as chair of the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors, as well as made three appointments to the board. More
December 07, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that state sales tax revenues for November totaled $2.07 billion, an increase of 12.2 percent compared to November 2010. More
December 07, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday appointed Linda Ryan Thomas as presiding officer of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority. More
December 06, 2011 -- The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2011, which was introduced by United States Representative Gene Green, was passed by the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday. More
December 06, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Houston District maintenance staff will begin their annual inspections and preparations of equipment on Wednesday for response to winter weather conditions on roads in the Houston area. More
December 06, 2011 -- Kenneth Dierschke was elected to his 10th term as president of the Texas Farm Bureau at the bureau's 78th annual meeting in Corpus Christi, which concluded on Monday. More
December 05, 2011 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today invited Texas veterans and supporters to the dedication of the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, which takes place on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force today released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region. More
December 05, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today opened the 2011 Texas Open Government Conference, providing the keynote address and introducing his office's new electronic filing system for open records ruling requests. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Texas Farm Bureau presented United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison with the Distinguished Service Award on Sunday at the bureau's 78th annual meeting in Corpus Christi. More
December 05, 2011 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke spoke at the 78th annual meeting of the bureau, which took place December 3-5 in Corpus Christi. More
December 02, 2011 -- The 2011 State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit will take place at the Omni Galleria Hotel in Houston on December 5. More
December 02, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement have filed a reply brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the State's emergency stay application regarding interim redistricting maps. More
December 02, 2011 -- University of Texas Medical Branch President Dr. David Callender reports that UTMB and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a contract for correctional health care for fiscal year 2012, subject to the approval of The University of Texas Board of Regents and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. More
December 02, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday applauded the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to grant a six-month extension on the final determination of protection for the Dune Sagebrush Lizard under the Endangered Species Act. More
December 01, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that he has received the 2011 Pathbreaker Award from Shared Hope International for his efforts to prevent human trafficking. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Counci of Texas today released its biannual assessment for the next 10 years of electrical capacity and demand. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released the winter 2011/2012 assessment, which highlights the risk of electrical shortages during peak demand conditions. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that rewards have been increased for information leading to the arrest of Jesus Alberto Villegas and Charles Edwin Klein, who are on the state's 10 most wanted lists. More
December 01, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged the United States Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to "end their attempts to unneccessarily delay" preclearance proceedings for the state's redistricting maps. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston will present its 2011 Lone Star Awards for Legislative Excellence to State Senator Mike Jackson and State Representative Joe Deshotel on December 7. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve will host several activities during the winter, including a lesson on Alabama-Coushatta basket-making, which takes place on December 3. More
November 30, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that two suspects in an investigation involving sex trafficking of Mexican females for compelled service in the Houston area have plead guilty to charges filed against them. More
November 30, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Randall Prince has been named Regional Commander for DPS Region 5, which includes the Amarillo, Abilene and Wichita Falls areas. More
November 28, 2011 -- A recent study by Waco-based The Perryman Group indicates that Texas saves and wins when students choose to receive post-secondary training at a Texas private-sector college or school. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service recently received a $10,000 donation from the Land O'Lakes, Inc. Foundation for the service's volunteer fire department assistance fund. More
November 28, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an emergency stay application with the United States Supreme Court to halt the implementation of redistricting maps drawn by a federal panel in San Antonio. More
November 28, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More
November 27, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reports that he will file an emergency stay application with the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the implementation of redistricting maps drawn by a federal panel in San Antonio. More
November 23, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement regarding a court-issued plan for redrawing congressional district lines in Texas. More
November 23, 2011 -- Congressman Ron Paul on Tuesday announced his nominations to U.S. military academies. More
November 23, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued an opinion regarding whether a city that has adopted civil service rules for its police force may authorize a reserve police force. More
November 23, 2011 -- My Plates, the authorized vendor of personalized license plates for Texas, has released nine new plate designs. More
November 22, 2011 -- The National Federation of Independent Business is encouraging Texans to take part in Occupy Small Business Saturday. More
November 22, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor, chair of the Texas House Republican Caucus, today sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott supporting action to implement redistricting maps drawn by the State Legislature and oppose interim maps presented by a federal judicial panel. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Norris Wayne Smith, a Dallas man with connections to the Waco area who is on the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. More
November 19, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green today hosted a town hall meeting in Houston to inform the residents of the Ninth Congressional District about the new requirements established by the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has dedicated the new John W. Johnson Ferry at the headquarters of the TxDOT Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry System. More w/Video
November 18, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed charges of violating the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act against the operator of an unauthorized waste tire storage site. More
November 18, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas recently announced that a former Houston physician has been sentenced to 70 months in prison on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud. More
November 17, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that three defendants have been charged in a federal indictment with submitting more than $700,000 in fraudulent claims to Medicare. More
November 17, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today resolved an investigation into U.S. Money Reserve, Inc., an Austin-basd coin marketer, resulting in U.S. Money Reserve agreeing to pay $5 million in restitution to customers in relation to charges of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
November 17, 2011 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven C. McCraw today presented the results of the department's efforts to enforce commercial vehicle safety. More
November 17, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will host a community meeting tonight to discuss the future of Booker T. Washington High School in Houston. More
November 16, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday announced that a Kentucky-based network marketing company has agreed to pay $1.3 million to its Texas customers as part of a settlement regarding alleged violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
November 16, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service recently received a Government Excellence Award for its response to wildfires in Bastrop. More
November 15, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Texas Health Services Authority Corporation and the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board. More
November 15, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today issued a statement that state funds have not been paid out for a Formula 1 race car event, which has led to the construction of the "Circuit of the Americas" race track in Austin. More
November 14, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Task Force to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Improve Child Welfare and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. More
November 14, 2011 -- The Texas Farm Bureau's Resolutions Committee recently developed resolutions to support crop insurance, and other policy changes, that will be considered by the bureau's voting delegates in December. More
November 14, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service recently held its annual personnel meeting and awards ceremony, where it recognized several of the forest service's employees. More
November 14, 2011 -- The Texas Conservative Coalition today named Texas State Representative Larry Taylor a "Courageous Conservative" award winner. More
November 14, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of health care legislation enacted by the Obama Administration. More
November 14, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to hold hearings regarding challenges to the constitutionality of health care legislation approved under the Obama Administration. More
November 14, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the decision of the United States Supreme Court to hear the state's challenge to the health care legislation implemented under the Obama Administration. More
November 12, 2011 -- The Tour de Nac, an annual bike ride beginning and ending in historic downtown Nacogdoches, an event of the Nine Flags Christmas Festival, will be held on Saturday, November 19. More
November 11, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday announced the launch of a new online tool for tracking state revenues. More
November 10, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday issued a statement after the Department of State announced that the issuance of a Presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline would be delayed until 2013. More
November 10, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reported that it has provided close to $26 million in assistance to homeowners in Texas affected by recent wildfires. More
November 10, 2011 -- The Texas Legislative Black Caucus today applauded a recent ruling by the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. to deny the state's request for approval of redistricting plans for the Texas House, Senate and Congressional delegations. More
November 10, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced that Lightsey Nathan "L.N." Saul of New Mexico has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on capital murder charges related to the 1988 disappearance of Joseph Wayne Daggett from Fort Stockton, Texas. More
November 10, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Tuesday filed new federal charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and one count of attempted murder of officers and employees of the United States, among other charges, against Naser Jason Abdo in connection with a July bomb plot in Killeen, Texas. More
November 09, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that sales tax revenue in October was $1.87 billion, an increase of 15.9 percent compared to 2010. More
November 09, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently conducted a joint operation with local law enforcement agencies to arrest previously convicted sex offenders who violated their parole on Halloween night. More
November 08, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed 13 members to the Texas Juvenile Justice Board, and named Scott Fisher of Bedford as chair of the board. More
November 08, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced that the state is investing $650,000 through the Texas Enterprise Fund in Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc., which is developing a new manufacturing facility in Baytown. More
November 07, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday announced that former Winkler County Memorial Hospital physician Rolando Arafiles Jr. has been sentenced for a scheme to fire nurses in 2009. More
November 07, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner has called a community meeting for November 17 to discuss the future of Booker T. Washington High School, which he said is at risk of being closed. More
November 05, 2011 -- Oscar Ekelund, a lifelong Galveston lawman, passed away on Friday. More
November 04, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Counties today named State Representative Sylvester Turner as a "Friend of County Government". More
November 03, 2011 -- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, who participated in his first meeting of the Board of Regents today, said that he has gained respect for the complexity of the system since becoming chancellor. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that the co-owner and manager of a durable medical equipment company have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit health fraud and other charges for their roles in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. More
November 03, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today reached a $50 million agreement with BP Products North America, Inc., which was charged with violating state environmental protection laws in connection with an explosion at BP's Texas City refinery in 2005. More
November 02, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to take action regarding violence by Mexican drug cartels, noting a recent incident in Hidalgo County in which a deputy sheriff was shot three times by suspected cartel operatives. More
November 02, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas has announced that six Houston residents have been sentenced to federal prison on charges related to a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. More
November 01, 2011 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has scheduled six free taxpayer seminars during November to help business owners find answers to their state tax questions. More
November 01, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today increased rewards for information leading to the capture of two fugitives on the state's 10 most wanted lists. More
November 01, 2011 -- The University of Texas System Board of Regents after a telephone conference executive session on Monday voted to extend the system’s contract for prison medical services with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for an additional six months. More
October 31, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments, including Calvin Mundinger of Baytown to the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board, to the Texas Forensic Science Commission, and to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. More
October 31, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner was recently awarded the 2011 Legislative Leadership Award by AARP Texas. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today announced award recipients at the recent 2011 Texas Tree Conference. More
October 28, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday released two opinions including an opinion regarding compensation of statutory county court judges in Galveston County More
October 28, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a local board of realtors is a "nonprofit community business organization" under the state's Tax Code. More
October 28, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday announced that Justina Okehie, also-known-as Dr. Tina Collins of Richmond, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. More
October 28, 2011 -- The Sierra Club today announced that it has filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency to comply with ensuring that Texas implements the Clean Air Act for the cities of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office recently reached a settlement with American Eagle Tankers over the Eagle Otome oil spill that will go towards upgrades for Port Arthur parks. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today reached a settlement with several weight loss clinics and the distributor of a weight loss product in Texas that advertised a prescription hormone as a weight loss product though it was never approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a weight loss drug. More
October 27, 2011 -- The House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday passed United States Congressman Al Green's amendment to the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act. More
October 26, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued three opinions regarding matters of state law, including whether a public housing authority is required to reimburse a political subdivision that furnishes improvements, services, or facilities for a housing project. More
October 26, 2011 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities recently announced the winners of the 2011 Lex Frieden Employment Awards. More
October 25, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today awarded more than $19.4 million to Texas for replacement of the Edith Irby Jones Facility, located at the Riverside General Hospital in Houston, which was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
October 25, 2011 -- Humana on Monday announced that The Humana Foundation will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Central Texas to support relief efforts responding to recent wildfires in Texas. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today provided tips to Texans rebuilding their homes following recent wildfires to ensure they hire legitimate contractors. More
October 22, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently negotiated a settlement agreement that will require New Braunfels-based Olson Powersports to surrender its license to operate for five years. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that federal assistance to Texas related to recent wildfires has exceeded $18.8 million. More
October 21, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday appointed 15 members to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, and named Glenn Brooks of Austin as chair of the board. More
October 21, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday appointed Jeff Austin, III of Tyler to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
October 20, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday was presented with the "Partners In Courage Award" by the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas. More
October 19, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Social Security Administration's cost of living increase. More
October 19, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently received the Government Technology Leadership Award from the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds. More
October 19, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments to the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee. More
October 19, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently placed a "friendly wager" with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon over the outcome of the 2011 World Series of Baseball. More
October 19, 2011 -- The Galveston Bay Foundation, in a joint press release with the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Foundation, and Coastal Conservation Association, today urged the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to revisit a recent ruling allowing water to be pumped from the Trinity and San Jacinto rivers, which flow into Galveston Bay. More
October 18, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Texas wildfire survivors who receive federal disaster assistance will not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security or disability benefits, or face a reduction in benefits from any other income-based program. More
October 18, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Tuesday released a statement after his "Fast and Furious" amendment passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in the Senate. More
October 18, 2011 -- The United States Department of Transportation announced the distribution of almost a billion dollars in public-transit funding on Monday, including funding for projects in Galveston, the Woodlands and other areas of Texas. More
October 18, 2011 -- Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller today presented Texas Ranger Louis Owles with a commendation for his role in an operation that resulted in the rescue of three kidnapping victims. More
October 18, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently signed into law a bill granting the University of Houston-Clear Lake the authority for downward expansion, which allows the university to offer freshman and sophomore level classes. More
October 18, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday filed an amendment that would block all funding for current and future Department of Justice gun-walking operations. More
October 17, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that the state recently invested $1.8 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund in CGI Group Inc. for the creation of the company's new United States onshore delivery center in Belton; This investment will create 350 new jobs. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation recently launched a new web application to streamline crash data reporting. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the appointment of Michael W. Alford as the new Houston District Engineer effective November 1. More
October 17, 2011 -- My Plates, which designs and markets new specialty license plates as vendor for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, today released nine new plate designs. More
October 17, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Jason Kevin Patteson of Austin as director of the Office of State-Federal Relations. More
October 17, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Jeff Boyd as his new chief of staff and David Morales as general counsel among other changes to key staff positions in his office. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that free crisis counseling is available to Texans in the 23 counties designated for assistance due to recent wildfires. More
October 17, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety this week will have Highway Patrol Troopers riding on or following school buses in rural areas to catch motorists who pass stopped buses. More
October 14, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today issued a warning that Mexican Cartels are recruiting Texas high school students to support their operations. More
October 14, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today made appointments to the Education Commission of the States, the State Board of Examiners of Dietitians, the Board for Lease of Texas Department of Parks and Widllife Lands, and the Board for Lease of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lands. More
October 14, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has settled an enforcement action against a Potter County consultant who was charged with unlawfully providing immigration-related services. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today advised that areas in Texas where burn bans have been lifted still have risk of wildfires. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today advised wildfire survivors in Texas who have received letters stating their ineligibility for disaster assistance to revisit the decision. More
October 12, 2011 -- United States Customs and Border Protection Officers recently seized approximately 12.2 pounds of cocaine and arrested two suspects after finding the cocaine hidden in a suitcase in a vehicle crossing the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge in Texas. More
October 12, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reported that state sales tax revenues in September totaled $1.76 billion, an 11.8 percent increase compared to September 2010. More
October 12, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commended local and federal law enforcement agencies in Texas for seizing more than $8 billion in drugs and cash through efforts such as Operation Linebacker and Operation Border Star. More
October 11, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the State Independent Living Council and the School Land Board. More
October 10, 2011 -- The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, will present a public art exhibit from Monday through Friday on the Ground Floor Rotunda of the Texas State Capitol. More
October 10, 2011 -- Texas Forest Service will hold the 14th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire Academy for firefighters from October 14 through 27 at Camp Swift in Bastrop. More
October 10, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education and the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee. More
October 10, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Elizabeth "Betty" Protas, dean of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's School of Health Professions, to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. More
October 10, 2011 -- The Texas Association of Campground Owners has presented a schedule of fall camping activities and special events at various campgrounds throughout the state. More
October 10, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor, who is running for Texas State Senate District 11, was recently presented with the Taxpayer Advocate Award by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. More
October 10, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued eight people who were stranded due to bad weather at Mitchells Cut near Matagorda Bay, Sunday. More
October 09, 2011 -- The Coast Guard saved four adults and a 2-year old near Flour Bluff Landing on Sunday. More
October 07, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today named Ted Houghton of El Paso as chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. More
October 07, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close multiple lanes of Interstate Highway 45 from Tidwell to the IH 610 North Loop during the weekend for roadway maintenance. More
October 06, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service on Thursday announced that 1.5 million trees are expected to die in Bastrop County as a result of the area's recent wildfire. More
October 06, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday released a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's recently announced changes to the Cross State Air Pollution Rule. More
October 06, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Connie Ware of Marshall to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents. More
October 06, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding changes made by the Environmental Protection Agency to the Cross-State Air Pollution regulations. More
October 06, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today reminded hunters and outdoorsmen to take precaution to prevent sparking fires due to dry conditions continuing to cause increased wildfire risks. More
October 06, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has schedule free taxpayer seminars in October to help new and existing business owners understand their state tax responsibilities. More
October 06, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a reminder that those impacted by the recent wildfires and have called the Texas 2-1-1 line must still register with FEMA to apply for federal disaster assistance. More
October 05, 2011 -- Big Thicket National Preserve on Wednesday announced that the preserve will issue twenty-one trapping permits for the 2011-2012 State of Texas trapping season; Applications will be available from October 17 through 21 at the Preserve Visitor Center. More
October 05, 2011 -- AmeriCorps members recently traveled to Bastrop County to assist wildfire survivors in the area. More
October 04, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Texas One Call Board and the Texas Racing Commission. More
October 04, 2011 -- The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday announced that federal assistance as a result of wildfires and for infrastructure was recently approved in five more Texas counties. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that assistance may be available to help repair wells or septic systems that were damaged during recent wild fires. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that state and federal disaster assistance related to recent wildfires has exceeded $8.6 million. More
September 30, 2011 -- Rosenberg-based Holden Roofing Inc. on Friday agreed to pay restitution for misleading homeowners; The Texas Attorney General's Office charged the company in June with unlawfully coercing homeowners with misleading contracts. More
September 30, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Friday announced that it has signed a settlement with Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. regarding the council's compliance with reliability standards in 2008. More
September 30, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. More
September 30, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday announced that a federal jury in McAllen recently convicted Juan De Leon Jr., the owner of a durable medical equipment business, in connection with a health care fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme. More
September 30, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday announced that Marcus Darnell Lee of Port Arthur has been sentenced to 288 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. More
September 30, 2011 -- Texas Motor Transportation Association President and CEO John D. Esparza on Thursday applauded the appointment of Phil Wilson as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. More
September 29, 2011 -- Texas was recently ranked as the best business climate in the nation and "Best in Class" for state economic development organizations in surveys conducted by Development Counsellors International and Area Development magazine. More
September 29, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Texas Workforce Investment Council, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, and the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. More
September 29, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced that a new sales tax exemption for farm, ranch and timber operators is available beginning January 1. More
September 29, 2011 -- Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University, today reported that drought conditions in Texas could remain another five years, or until 2010. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is having state and federal specialists available for wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon, Waller and Montgomery counties at recovery centers opening in those areas. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service has forecast weather conditions favorable for wildfires throughout a large portion of Texas on Friday. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Tuesday reported that third quarter food prices remained steady, with the total price of 16 staple food items increasing by 72 cents from June to September. More
September 29, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday presented a Jobs and Education for Texans grant to Amarillo College for the purchase of sonography equipment. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Carey Matthews has been named Regional Commander for DPS Region 4, which includes the majority of west Texas. More
September 29, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that the former owner of a durable medical equipment company has been sentenced to six years in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to defraud Medicare in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. More
September 29, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement responding to reports that firearms traced to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation have been found along the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso. More
September 29, 2011 -- America's WETLAND Foundation today announced recommendations included in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is to be released next week, for restoration of the Gulf Coast. More
September 28, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety recently announced the appointment of Gary Albus as the Regional Commander for the department's Region 6. More
September 28, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors, the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners, the Texas State University System Board of Regents, and the Texas Lottery Commission. More
September 28, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and officials from 25 other states today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented and overreaching healthcare law. More
September 28, 2011 -- Ryan Sitton has officially announced his intention to run for Texas House of Representatives District 24, the seat currently held by Larry Taylor, who is seeking election to Texas State Senate District 11. More
September 27, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Finance Commission of Texas and the Eighth Court of Appeals. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety's Public Safety Commission during a meeting on Tuesday discussed a recent border security report, as well as the criminal alien impact on Texas. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today reported that wildfire conditions are expected to continue through the fall according to a recent wildfire risk assessment report. More
September 27, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that his office has recovered $11.3 million for the state's general revenue fund through the resolution of charges of Medicaid fraud against several pharmaceutical companies on allegations of providing improper drug prices for reimbursement from the Medicaid program. More
September 27, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host a Veterans Benefit Fair on October 4 at the Houston Community College Sienna Plantation Campus in Missouri City. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office reports that the 25th Annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup along the Texas coast was a sucess. More
September 26, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System, the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee, the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, the Texas Council for Development Disabilities, the Texas Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors, and the State Health Services Council. More
September 24, 2011 -- Thousands of volunteers turned out to pick up tons of trash from Texas beaches in the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach cleanup. More
September 24, 2011 -- A cold front is expected to move into Texas on Sunday afternoon, creating dangerous wildfire conditions for much of the state. More
September 24, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the state of Texas, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance initiative in 12 counties designated for federal aid under the disaster declaration for the Texas wildfires. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency now has disaster recovery specialists available to meet with wildfire survivors in Houston, Leon and Travis counties. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Committee volunteers recently provided support for wildfire victims in the Waller County and the Bastrop County areas. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today reported that it is monitoring a red tide event along the upper and lower Texas coast. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service has provided landscaping tips that can help protect homes against wildfires. More
September 23, 2011 -- The United States Attorney's Office on Thursday announced that a Brownwood dentist has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on charges of Medicaid fraud. More
September 23, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is changing its operational hours for the disaster recovery center in Bastrop. More
September 23, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today opposed the regulations imposed on Texas by the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Pollution Rule. More
September 23, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday filed a challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross State Air Pollution Rule. More
September 22, 2011 -- United States Congressman Gene Green on Thursday spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of the development of the Artificial Pancreas. More
September 22, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Jonathan Bailey of Austin on Wednesday for using the Internet to prey on children. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that direct federal assistance and public assistance has been approved for Bastrop County for recovery from the recent wildfires in that area. More
September 22, 2011 -- State Representative Craig Eiland recently received the Texas Legislative Champion Award from The Sealy & Smith Foundation. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the Save Texas History Symposium on October 1 in Austin; Proceeds from the sale of the official poster, illustrated by Gary Zaboly, will support the program. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service on Wednesday reported that the East Texas wildfires destroyed $97 million worth of timber. More
September 21, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas recently selected three new board members. More
September 21, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement regarding an announcement concerning the jobs impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross State Air Pollution Rule. More
September 21, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded parents of the options available to help pay for their child's college education, including the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
September 21, 2011 -- Texas State Representative James White on Tuesday announced that the distribution of funds allocated by the 82nd Legislature for volunteer fire departments will be expedited and will determine areas most affected by recent wildfires to receive funding. More
September 20, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Texas State Technical College System Board of Regents and the Public Utility Commission. More
September 20, 2011 -- Laura Doll, board chair for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, on Tuesday announced her plans to leave the board at the beginning of 2012. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency urges Texans to watch out for wildfire disaster scam artists. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Texas Forest Service today completed an investigation of the recent fire at the Bastrop County Complex, the cause of which has been determined to be mostly likely electrical. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the owner of two Arlington-based used car dealerships has entered into an agreed judgement in relation to charges of falsifying vehicle emissions test results. More
September 20, 2011 -- Texas Highway Patrol troopers arrested more than 2,000 intoxicated drivers during an enforcement program that took place during the week of the Labor Day holiday. More
September 20, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently commended Texan and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell during a speech given at the Lone Survivor Dinner in Houston, Texas. More
September 19, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Monday released a statement regarding the United States Department of Justice's response to the Texas House and Congressional Redistricting Plan. More
September 19, 2011 -- The United States Department of Justice on Monday announced that it will oppose pre-clearance of two Texas redistricting maps. More
September 19, 2011 -- Texas 4-H, Texas Future Farmers of America, and several Texas farm organizations recently joined together to launch the Texas Proud of Texas Agriculture website. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Gwen Komahcheet, who is one of the state's top 10 most wanted fugitives. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup sponsored by the Texas General Land Office is Saturday. More
September 16, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made several appointments, including the appointments of Mary Grace Landrum of Houston and others to the OneStar National Service Commission, the appointments of Robert Emery of Houston and others to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board, and appointments to the OneStar Foundation. More
September 16, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to mark the beginning of construction of the Grand Parkway from Interstate 10 to U.S. Highway 290. More
September 15, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released updated Financial Allocation Study for Texas ratings for Texas schools. More
September 15, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday visited Eastfield College to present a Jobs and Education for Texans grant that will help train students for jobs in the wind energy industry. More
September 15, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Texas Education Agency today announced its 2011 Blue Ribbon Schools, which included awards to schools in Beaumont, Houston and Galveston school districts. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Center on Wednesday dispatched its Mobile Crisis Unit to assist Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, which is providing services for victims of wildfires in the Bastrop area. More
September 15, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Larry Taylor was recently presented the "Texas Legislative Champion" Award from The Sealy & Smith Foundation. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office this week issued legal opinions regarding matters of state law. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities on Wednesday announced that data recently released by the United States Census Bureau's Current Population Survey shows that in 2010, Texas remained the state with the highest uninsured rate in the nation. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday presented a Director's Award to Dylan Jacobs of Cleveland, Texas. More
September 15, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made appointments to the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, the Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee, and the Public Transportation Advisory Committee. More
September 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released its final investigative report on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. More
September 13, 2011 -- The Coast Guard on Tuesday medevaced a man suffering from severe injuries near Galveston. More
September 13, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday announced several appointments, including the appointment of Eric J. Doyal of Houston and others to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and Humanities Texas. More
September 13, 2011 -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities on Tuesday released a statement regarding the new Census Data for 2010 from the Current Population Survey on Texas. More
September 13, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday, Texas First Responders Day, recognized three troopers with Star of Texas awards. More
September 13, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety recently increased the rewards for two fugitives, from Fort Stockton and Whitney, on the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists. More
September 13, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced that the Texas Disaster Relief Fund has made additional funding available to provide emergency hotel vouchers for individuals and families who have been displaced by wildfires in Grimes, Montgomery and Waller counties. More
September 13, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a statement regarding an announcement that 500 jobs will be lost due to the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross State Air Pollution Rule. More
September 13, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday announced several appointments, including the appointment of Marsha Wilson Rapppaport of Galveston and others to the Texas Commission on the Arts and appointments to the Texas Animal Health Commission, and the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. More
September 12, 2011 -- Port Corpus Christi will host a number of events from September 13 through September 26 honoring "85 years building South Texas". More
September 12, 2011 -- Since January 1 of this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a record number of Fire Management Assistance Grants in Texas. More
September 12, 2011 -- Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today announced that the university system's resources are being utilized to assist in evaluating, coordinating, and responding to wildfires that have affected Texas in the past week. More
September 12, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the launch of a web site to help educate Texans on the economic impacts of proposed federal action related to endangered species, air quality and water quality. More
September 11, 2011 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined Governor Rick Perry, other state officials, and members of the Texas military forces at a ceremony commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks at a memorial ceremony at the Texas State Cemetery Twin Towers Monument. Speech
September 10, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday announced that up to $250,000 from the Texas Disaster Relief Fund will be distributed through Combined Community Action Inc. to provide seven-day emergency hotel vouchers for individuals and families whose homes have been destroyed in the Bastrop County fire. More
September 10, 2011 -- President Barack Obama on Friday declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing. More
September 10, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has applauded President Barack Obama's major disaster declaration for Bastrop County. More
September 09, 2011 -- Texas A&M University astronomers recently observed a supernova eruption in the M101 galaxy which has produced a star bright enough to outshine its entire galaxy. More
September 09, 2011 -- The city of Austin will consider a ban on the transfer of shelter animals to Houston which has a higher kill rate than their Austin shelters. More
September 09, 2011 -- President Obama on Thursday nominated Gregg Jeffrey Costa to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Daughters of the American Revolution will observe Constitution Week, September 17-23. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Big Oak Fire in Bexar County. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the Loop 404 Bridge in Montgomery County at White Oak Creek through November 1 for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge, which was originally built in 1948. More
September 09, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds has partnered with the City of Missouri City in seeking donations of items to aid in the recovery of victims of wildfires near Austin and Houston. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday issued three opinions on issues regarding state law, including the treatment of existin