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Special fund established to protect centennial markers
TEXAS CENTENNIAL MARKERS TO BE PROTECTED AUSTIN, Texas - In 1936, a series of approximately 1,100 markers were placed throughout the state to...
Gov. Perry Appoints 4 to Texas Board of Criminal Justice Committee
Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments Advisory Committee Email Print ...
Coastal insurance problems debated
(Austin) Saying Texas is facing a financial catastrophe, the Chairman of the Senate Business and Commerce committee laid out a bill Tuesday aimed at funding insurance for...
Mount Pleasant woman appointed to funeral board
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has named Sue Evenwel of Mt. Pleasant presiding officer of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. The board oversees the licensing of funeral...
Transportation bill goes to House
With Texas expected to nearly double its population in the next 25 years, transportation needs and funding have taken prominent positions in the last few legislative...
Texas Farm Bureau calls for eminent domain reform
(AUSTIN) - Calling current private property protections "inadequate" and "tilted," Texas Farm Bureau State Director Richard Cortese called on state lawmakers to reform...
Senate passes 60th day of session
(Austin) The 81st Legislature reached a significant mark last Friday, passing the 60th day of session. Senate rules prohibit most legislation from being considered before...
Bill to prevent the conversion of existing roads to toll roads passes
Austin -- Today, the Texas Senate unanimously passed SB 220 by Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) which prevents the conversion of existing roads into toll roads. ...
Protecting land and the competitiveness of cattle markets...
Fort Worth, Texas -Members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) passed four resolutions during the closing general session of the 132nd annual...
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING A WILL
Dallas - Wills are not just for the very rich. They are important legal documents that help guarantee that your wishes will be followed and that your family or other...
More tools given officers to catch drunk drivers
The Senate approved two measures Monday aimed at reducing drunk-driving fatalities in Texas. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety administration,...
TxDOT observes National Work Zone Awareness Week
AUSTIN - For many motorists, the first word that comes to mind when encountering a highway construction work zone is delay. The word that should come to mind is caution. ...
April 15 is deadline for filing property tax renditions
(AUSTIN) - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today reminded Texas businesses to render their property with county appraisal districts by April 15. To render is to list the...
Sen. Nichols issues statement on top 10 percent rule
The Senate tentatively passed SB 175 March 24. The bill will change the top ten percent rule. Final Senate passage was expected March 25. Below is Nichols statement on SB...
Top 10 reform bill get tentative nod
(Austin) The Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill aimed at capping the number of students admitted to state universities under the top-ten percent rule. The...