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April Designated as National Fair Housing Month
AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) Civil Rights Division (CRD), which enforces fair housing laws, resolved more than 340 cases involving allegations of housing...
Tips for April tax return filers
DALLAS - Taxpayers have an extra weekend to file their federal income tax returns this year because of a District of Columbia holiday. The deadline for 2011 is Monday April...
Levi Strauss agrees to pay more than $1 million in overtime back...
SAN FRANCISCO - Levi Strauss & Co. has agreed to pay $1,011,413 in overtime back wages to 596 employees nationwide after the U.S. Department of Labor found that the company...
Postal Regulatory Commission throws red flags at Saturday mail...
Elimination of Saturday mail service requires more study and a better implementation plan to protect impacted customers, the Postal Regulatory Commission said. And if...
Weather News
State College, Pa. -- 18 March 2011 -- AccuWeather reports the same setup that brought a snowstorm to part of Japan this week could show up in the eastern U.S. during the...
Weather
State College, Pa. -- 19 March 2011 -- AccuWeather reports winds that have been steering radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant offshore will...
The Salvation Army Responds
For the latest updates on The Salvation Army's response to this disaster and other Texas news and events, please visit http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/news/, like us on...
‘Granddad Bandit’ Pleads Guilty to Robbing 26 Banks in 15 States
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Francis Mara, 53, of Baton Rouge, La., a/k/a the "Granddad Bandit," pled guilty today to robbing 26 banks in 15 states. Neil H. MacBride, U.S....
Fort Hood Shooting Victims Also Heroes in War on Terror
By U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison On November 5, 2009, Fort Hood, Texas was suddenly thrust onto the front lines of the War on Terror. On that terrible day, 13 U.S....
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D, Arizona) – In Her Own Words
In a contentious election year in one of the most punitive states in the nation, Arizona, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood out as a moderate and conscientious public...
What Wedding Weather can the Royal Couple Expect?
The Royal Family released details of the upcoming marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton Wednesday. The marriage will take place Friday, Apr. 29, at 11 a.m....
Postal Updates
Postmaster General John Potter announced his retirement, effective Dec. 3. He has served as postmaster general for almost 10 years. He will be succeeded by current Deputy...
HUD AWARDS $67.9 MILLION
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $67.9 million to the State of Texas to reduce the human, physical, and economic...
Trailblazers for Women’s Suffrage honored on 90th anniversary
When Texans visit Washington, DC, and come to my Senate office, they often take a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol. Of all the historic treasures visitors see on the tour,...
HHS Secretary Sebelius, U.S. Attorney General Holder Kick-Off First...
Federal, state, and local partners gather for the first in a series of day-long summits to discuss fraud prevention efforts MIAMI- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary...