Statewide

Governor Abbott visits Nacogdoches for Lone Star Legislative Summit
The SFA campus was abuzz with energy on Friday when over 400 guests joined elected officials from various districts, business leaders, forward thinkers and community...
Texas Adds 240,500 Jobs Over the Year
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 240,500...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: liquor laws, Lone Star Legislative Summit
On April 21, 1836, Texans fought and won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. After this victory, Texas became fully independent from Mexico. While the...
Excitement Filled NRG Stadium During the 2018 Houston Livestock...
Cheers erupted from the crowd in NRG Stadium when the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Steers were selected for the 2018 Houston...


State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.6 Billion in February
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said on March 2, that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.61 billion in February, 8.6 percent more than in February 2017. “Increased sales...
March News Briefs from the Texas Historical Commission
TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION KICKS OFF STAY AN EXTRA DAY IN TEXAS SWEEPSTAKES The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Texas Heritage Trails Program (THTP) is celebrating...
Clardy, C. Davis, among county winners in primaries
County and state politicians kicked off the road to the November general election Tuesday night with the Republican and Democratic primaries, and a number of contested...
Texas Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Judges for 2018 Competition
More than 1,200 Texas middle and high school students will display their outstanding projects at the 2018 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. The Texas Workforce Commission...
DPS Offers Spring Break Safety Tips
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to keep safety a top priority as they prepare for this year’s Spring Break. Texans should be mindful that...
Department of Public Safety Honors Bravery, Exceptional Efforts
The week of Feb. 19, the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented one Medal of Valor, two...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: FEMA, Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, appointments, more
Soon we will celebrate Texas’ Independence Day. Set on the anniversary of the signing of Texas’ Declaration of Independence from Mexico, it is a reminder of our state’s...
DPS Reminds Texans EICs Are Available Year-Round
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of Primary Election Day on March 6 that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be...
“Where Can I Intern?”: State Commissioners Challenge Texas...
For Texas students to succeed in their future careers, they should have the opportunity to work in that career in advance. In Texas, we want that preparation to be paid,...
DPS Launches Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System Program
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced on Feb. 15, the launch of a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department’s multi-purpose,...
Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches
Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the...