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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...
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...
Senate committee studies anti-gang bills
(Austin) The Senate Transportation and Homeland Security considered a number of bills Wednesday aimed at curbing the growing gang problem in Texas. All the bills were...
Perry appoints 3 to real estate research advisory committee
Email Print AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2015. The...
Texas pledge is constitutional
A Dallas federal judge today ruled that the phrase "under God" in the Texas Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional. The court's decision rejected a lawsuit filed by a...
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 ...
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...
Committee considers bill to mandate breath tests for DWI
(Austin) Drunk driving suspects would no longer be allowed to refuse a breath or blood test under certain circumstances, according to a bill considered before the Senate...
Comptroller's office offers webinars for franchise tax filers
(AUSTIN) - The Texas Comptroller's office will host two Webinars to help taxpayers and practitioners who are filing 2009 franchise tax reports, Comptroller Susan Combs...
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Staples calls for U.S. and Mexico to...
AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today called for the U.S. and Mexico to quickly resolve the conflict between trucks and tariffs. "With Texas...
Sabine Pass Battleground named to nation's most endangered list
SABINE PASS, Texas - The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) announced this morning at a news conference that Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site is included in...
Texas Senate panel hears insurance department sunset bill
(Austin) The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) would be continued for a further 12 years, but with new standards for transparency under a bill considered before the...