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DPS report highlights public safety threats across Texas
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the...
Land Commissioner George P. Bush announces raises to veterans land...
On Monday, Jan. 30, Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that Texas veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $150,000. Commissioner Bush increased...
Key senator pitches four-year tuition freeze at Texas public colleges
Lauren McGaughy Austin bureau Tuition should be frozen at all Texas colleges and universities for four years, or at least until they can prove they deserve the price...
DPS report highlights public safety threats across Texas
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the...
Texas Society of CPAs offers free online resources for Texas Taxpayers
With the April 18 tax deadline quickly approaching, many Texans are beginning to feel the stress of filing their tax returns correctly and on time. To help taxpayers...
Nichols' 5 Cents: Senate Finance hearings, session timeline
This week, the Lieutenant Governor began referring bills to committee and we will soon begin to hear them in committee. The legislative process kills more bills than it...
U.S. REP. BABIN'S CHIEF OF STAFF RECEIVES TOUR OF CENIKOR'S ROBUST...
(Houston, TX- January 30, 2017) Cenikor Foundation (Cenikor) was honored to host U.S. Representative Brian Babin’s (TX-36) Chief of Staff Stuart Burns and Regional Director...
Nichols' 5 Cents: committee assignments and budget filing
Here in Austin, the Legislature has ended our second week of session. We are off the starting block and continue to pick up the pace for the long race ahead. During this...
Texas Historical Commission designates a new national landmark,...
Home of Tejano Civil Rights Champion Designated A National Historic Landmark The National Park Service designated the Texas Historical Commission’s Casa Navarro State...
Tax Season begins
Monday, Jan. 23 marks the beginning of the 2017 tax season, and the first official day that the IRS will begin accepting individual tax returns. Determining which documents...
Texas DPS marked National AMBER Alert Awareness Day
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) joined the country in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 13 in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and...
BBB lists the Top Ten Scams of 2016
Tax Scam is Still #1 despite a raid in India. Credit card scams drop off the top ten, while online purchase scams and phishing scams are new to the list. Reports to BBB...
USDA Rural Development funding announcement for the East Texas...
USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin joined East Texas leaders to announce funding for the Intermediary Relending Program on Thursday, Dec. 29 for the...
Rodeo Houston welcomes 11 newcomers to the rotating stage in 2017
More than half of the star-studded entertainer lineup scheduled to perform at RODEOHOUSTON will take the rotating stage for the first time in 2017. “With a number of...
Collin County Man Convicted of Visa Fraud and Harboring Illegal Aliens
SHERMAN, Texas – A jury has found a 49-year-old Lavon, Texas man guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit...