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Texas Senate Week in Review
(Austin) Hurricane Ike will cost Gulf Coast school districts hundreds of millions of dollars to repair and rebuild facilities damaged or destroyed by the September storms,...
FINANCE LOOKS AT SCHOOL BUDGET
(Austin) The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony Wednesday that public education will cost the state less in the upcoming biennium. The Legislative Budget Board laid...
State housing agency secures $387,000 grant to help step up...
(AUSTIN) - Determined to stem the tide of home foreclosures across the state and help bring stability to families, neighborhoods and local government finances, the Texas...
February News Briefs from the Texas Historical Commission
TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION AUTHORS OF THE BELLE BOOK HONORED AGAIN AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Historical Commission (THC) authors of From a Watery Grave: The Discovery...
Tort reforms increase
(Austin) Doctors representing the Texas Medical Association announced at a press conference Tuesday that tort reform has increased the number of emergency room physicians...
Texas monthly oil and gas statistics
DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,226 original drilling permits in December 2008 compared to 1,760 in December 2007. The December total...
State Agricultural Commissioner Staples announces vision to expand...
AUSTIN - Today (Jan. 30), in his address at the Cuba-U.S. Relations Symposium at the University of Texas, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced his efforts to...
Comptroller Susan Combs says federal tax credit could return...
(AUSTIN) - Before filing your federal income tax return, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texans to check whether they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit...
RRC production statistics and allowables for February 2009
AUSTIN -- The Texas average rig count as of Jan. 16 was 693, representing about 47 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12 months, total Texas...
Texas Government: week in review
AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry delivered his biannual State of the State Address Tuesday, January 27, saying the state's position remains strong, in spite of a nationwide...
Weekly Washington Update by Congressman Jeb Hensarling
Weekly Washington Update From Congressman Jeb Hensarling January 30, 2009 This week the House passed a $1.16 trillion government...
Commentary: Don't strangle our nation's food supply
Regulating livestock methane emissions is like regulating humans for exhaling. Seems crazy, right? Well, it could happen if some groups have their way. ...
Texas unemployment rate rises to 6.0 percent
AUSTIN - Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.0 percent in December, while the U.S. unemployment rate climbed to 7.2 percent. Texas' unemployment rate has...
Texas DPS releases new Top 10 Most Wanted list
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the new Top 10 Most Wanted list. The fugitives on the list are wanted for a wide range of crimes, including homicide,...
Texas receives funding from USDA to eradicate fever tick in South...
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, Commissioner Staples and Rep. Ryan Guillen in Laredo on Jan. 12 LAREDO...