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Sen. Nichols statement on passage of state school bill
Austin -- Today, state Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) released the following statement in regards to the Senate's passage of Senate Bill 643. ...
Texas Attorney General Abbott advises attention to identity theft
According to the Federal Trade Commission, Texas ranks second in the nation for identity theft complaints, so Texans should carefully guard their identities and credit...
Commissioner Staples asks Texans to help rebuild areas ravaged by...
HOUSTON - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples called on all Texans today to lend a helping hand to ranchers in rural Southeast Texas still dealing with the devastation...
Texas Senate committee approves bill to limit top-ten percent...
(Austin) The Senate Higher Education Committee approved Wednesday a bill to limit the number of students admitted to a given state university based on automatic admission....
Sen. Nichols and state Representative Brandon Creighton file...
Austin -- On Texas Independence Day (March 2), Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed a resolution calling for an end to federal mandates violating states' rights. The...
New Farm Bureau website highlights drought of 2009
Most all of Texas is gripped in some degree of drought condition, but the worst targets the heart of the state, spanning a region from Temple to Victoria and Huntsville to...
Commissioner Staples leads initiative to help Texas Farmers meet...
AUSTIN - Amid rising consumer concern about food safety, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today that the Texas Department of Agriculture awarded $92,000 for...
Sen. Nichols files bill to exempt sales tax on medical equipment in...
Austin -- Recently, state Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed Senate Bill 1128 exempting medical equipment from state sales tax when sold to doctors serving in...
Railroad Commissioners select new executive director
AUSTIN-Texas Railroad Commissioners have selected John Tintera as the new executive director for the state's top energy regulatory agency. The Railroad Commission...
Texas Workforce Commission recovers more than $1.4 million in...
AUSTIN shy;- The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recovered more than $1.4 million in restitution in Calendar Year 2008 as a result of statewide criminal prosecutions for...
Texas Railroad Commission awarded $12 million for propane buses,...
AUSTIN-The Texas Railroad Commission, the state's chief energy agency, has received an additional $12 million from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The grant...
News briefs from the Texas Historical Commission
PLAN TO ATTEND ANNUAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE IN APRIL AUSTIN, Texas -Make plans to explore the real places that tell the real stories of Texas by...
Texas Senate report
(Austin) Texas is fairing better than the rest of the country when it comes to home prices and foreclosure rates, according to testimony offered at Wednesday's Senate...
Committee considers state school reform bill
(Austin) Members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony Tuesday relating to a bill aimed at improving oversight and securing patients' rights at...
Texas cattle trichomoniasis program adopted
Beginning April 1, 2009, breeding bulls entering Texas from any other state must be either 24 months of age or younger and certified as a virgin, or be tested negative for...