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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 Senate Week in Review: March 11-17
(Austin) The Senate passed its first bill of the session Monday, approving a measure to increase oversight and resident safety at state development centers, also known as...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 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...
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. ...
Attorney General Abbott warns of financial fraud
With the nation's economy in a recession, high-profile financiers under investigation for fraud, joblessness on the rise and home foreclosures increasing, Texans are...
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 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...