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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 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...
Comptroller Susan Combs urges Texans to claim forgotten money
(AUSTIN) - The annual Unclaimed Property List in next Sunday's newspapers will bring good news to about 130,000 Texans - they have money waiting to be claimed. ...
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...
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...
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 monthly oil and gas statistics: January
JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,264 original drilling permits in January 2009 compared to 1,760 in January 2008. The January total...
Texas Department of State Health Services to take over...
The Texas Department of State Health Services today announced that it is taking over the recall of products shipped from Peanut Corporation of America's Plainview plant...
TWC to automatically increase payments to eligible claimants
AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today a $25 increase to weekly unemployment benefits for individuals currently receiving payments. The increase was...
SMART RETIREMENT SAVINGS STEPS TO TAKE NOW
DALLAS - The recent turmoil in the financial markets has touched virtually every sector of the economy. One great source of anxiety for many people is the state of their...
SENATOR FILES BILL TO MAKE HIV TESTING ROUTINE
A blood test for HIV would be part of a routine checkup for all Texans under a bill filed Tuesday. Houston Senator Rodney Ellis announced the filing of SB 877, which would...
Attorney General Abbott launches restitution program for...
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today launched a restitution program that will make $7.46 million available to eligible Countrywide Financial Corp residential...
QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE IN A TOUGH ECONOMY
DALLAS - Getting a mortgage has become increasingly challenging during recent months. One recent survey showed that 67% of those who applied for a mortgage found it more...