Statewide

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...
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...
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. ...
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 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...
Comments sought on proposed state Trichomoniasis cattle program
Ranchers, cattle owners, veterinarians and other interested persons are encouraged to comment on Texas' proposed regulations to control Trichomoniasis, or "trich," a...
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...
Deer smugglers from Texas, Minnesota sentenced to prison
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas man and a Minnesota man were both sentenced to federal prison terms yesterday for illegally transporting white-tailed deer across state lines. ...
Public invited to comment on potential deer regulation changes online
AUSTIN, Texas - In a briefing of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission's Regulations Committee, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unveiled an extensive suite of...
Thanksgiving travelers reminded to drive safely
When you're packing the car for your annual Thanksgiving trip, be sure to pack your patience and drive safely by obeying all traffic laws. quot;We want...
Making the most of college tax breaks
DALLAS - Some parents spend years saving for their children's college education, while others scramble to search out scholarships and loans at the last minute. No matter...
Welcoming our returning veterans home the right way
By Tom Pauken Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission Approximately 25,000 U.S. military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan return to Texas annually...