Statewide

Texas Historical Commission marks year anniversary of 18 historic...
AUSTIN, Texas - January marks the one-year anniversary of the transition of 18 historic sites from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical...
Texas among 27 states testing horses for contagious equine metritis...
Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted...
Texas monthly oil and gas statistics: October and November
NOVEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,517 original drilling permits in November 2008 compared to 1,550 in November 2007. The November total...
RRC production statistics and allowables for Jan. 2009
AUSTIN -- The Texas average rig count as of Dec. 12, was 821, representing about 48 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12 months, total...
Texas safe when it comes to earthquakes
COLLEGE STATION-Although at least six minor earthquakes have been recorded recently in the northern part of the state this year, Texas remains one of the safer areas of the...
Texas Game Wardens arrest men for illegal deer trapping, sale
AUSTIN, Texas - Game wardens in the Special Operations Unit of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Law Enforcement Division have arrested six men and executed two search...
Public Hearings set to guide use of $1.3 Billion in Disaster...
AUSTIN - The Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) will hold public hearings beginning this month to gather local input on how the State will distribute the $1.3 billion...
Texas Historical Commission to dedicate Civil War monument in Kentucky
AUSTIN -- Thanks to donations from members of the Civil War Preservation Trust and other private contributions, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) will dedicate a...
TWC Sets employer unemployment insurance tax rates for 2009
AUSTIN - The minimum Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax rate paid by Texas employers in Calendar Year (CY) 2009 will be 0.26 percent, up from a 25-year low in CY 2008. The new...
Attorney General Abbott, Sen. Estes propose bill to protect Texans...
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Craig Estes (Wichita Falls) announced a legislative initiative that will help protect Texas homeowners from...
Texas CPAs offer last-minute tax breaks
Dallas - The tax season deadline is the last thing most of us want to think about during the holidays. Although April 15 may seem a long way off, now is the time to make...
GO TEXAN program gains new members
AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is pleased to announce that the communities, organizations and individuals on the attached list have become the newest...
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs: "State has tightened its belt...
AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says transparency initiatives have allowed the state to tighten its belt by shedding light on potential savings. Today, Combs...
Texas Farm Bureau backs horse industry incentives
CORPUS CHRISTI - Delegates at Texas Farm Bureau's 75th annual convention adopted new policy showing strong support for Texas' rapidly declining race horse industry. ...
Texas represents 48% of active land oil rigs
AUSTIN -- The Texas average rig count as of Nov. 14 was 891, representing about 48 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12 months, total Texas...