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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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Comprehensive Clean Air bill heard at commitee
(Austin) Texas would redouble efforts to improve air quality under a bill considered at Thursday's Senate Natural Resources Committee. SB 16, offered by committee...
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...
New website deals with eminent domain reform
(WACO) - An interactive website devoted to changing archaic Texas eminent domain laws has been launched by the Texas Farm Bureau. Titled Reforming Eminent Domain:...
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...
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...
Galveston Island State Park to reopen bay side of coastal park...
GALVESTON, Texas - Galveston Island State Park, shut down for the last six months due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ike, will welcome day users to the bay side of the...
Texas Workforce Commission cautions against fee-for-filing scams
AUSTIN -The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) warns Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants to be aware of unscrupulous business operators who may try to charge as much as 30...
Drought costs Texas agriculture nearly $1 billion; producers hold...
AUSTIN - Recent rains across the state have provided some relief for all Texans, but for farmers and ranchers, the effects of the lingering drought continue to escalate. A...
Texas DPS adds two to Top 10 Most Wanted list
The Texas Department of Public Safety has added three fugitives to the Top 10 Most Wanted list. The fugitives on the list are wanted for a wide range of crimes, including...