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SENATE PASSES EMINENT DOMAIN BILL
Austin, Texas - The bill to provide a more property owner friendly eminent domain process was unanimously approved by the Texas State Senate today. Senate Bill 18,...
SENATE APPROVES CAP ON UNIVERSITY COST INCREASES
(Austin) Senators unanimously approved a measure Monday that would set a cap on increases to the cost of education at public universities in Texas. Many legislators have...
Conference committee works on budget
(Austin) Senate and House budget writers are at work hammering out differences between the two chambers' budgets, but now they have to contend with a billion dollar...
SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE CHIP BUY-IN PROGRAM
(Austin) Parents who make more than the federal poverty level but still cannot afford health coverage could buy into state insurance for their children under a bill passed...
Find the energy star, skip the tax
(AUSTIN) - Thinking about replacing your old energy-zapping refrigerator or washing machine? The second-annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday may be the extra incentive you...
SENATE APPROVES ANOTHER TRANSPORTATION FINANCE TOOL
(Austin) The Senate passed a bill Thursday aimed at helping to pay for local transportation projects. SB 505, by Bryan Senator Steve Ogden would authorize the creation of...
Lone Zebra Mussel found in Lake Texoma
Zebra mussels have been found in Lake Texoma ...


TDA SEEKS TO EXPAND BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY, CREATE ECONOMIC...
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Public Utility Commission and other agencies to gather information from broadband providers in an effort...
Texas Attorney General Abbott charges website operators with...
AUSTIN - Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged two Utah-based defendants with operating a fraudulent work-at-home scheme. The state's enforcement action names Infusion...
Texas Ag Commissioner Staples assures public that Texas pork is safe
AUSTIN - There is no evidence at this time that swine anywhere in the world are infected with the influenza virus strain that has led to people becoming ill in Mexico and...
Dierschke: Time to terminate Trans-Texas Corridor
(AUSTIN) - The state's largest farm organization is in favor of legislation that would terminate the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) in both name and concept. Texas Farm...
Cibolo's Steele High School to close temporarily to limit spread of...
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced today that Byron Steele High School in Cibolo will temporarily close effective immediately as public health and...
A letter regarding swine flu from Texas Commissioner of Education...
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials are investigating North American influenza (swine flu) cases in people...
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to honor Lone Star Land Stewards
AUSTIN, Texas - The ability to manage land in difficult times, through extended dry periods and economic downturns, is the hallmark of a good land steward. This year's...
Commissioner Staples assures public that Texas pork is safe
AUSTIN - There is no evidence at this time that swine anywhere in the world are infected with the influenza virus strain that has led to people becoming ill in Mexico and...