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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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cattle brucellosis tests still required for change of ownership in...
Selling or buying cattle? A cattle brucellosis, or "Bang's" test is still required for changing ownership of adult cattle in Texas, says Dr. Bob Hillman, Texas' state...
TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS
SEPTEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 2,335 original drilling permits in September 2008 compared to 1,430 in September 2007. The September...
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching for Workers...
AUSTIN - The last day to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Wednesday, November 12, 2008, under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-1791-DR for...
Texas Has 13.5 Million Registered Voters
AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade today announced the final tally of registered voters in Texas for the General Election is 13.5 million, up from 12.7 million...
TWC establishes $1 million returning veterans skills training fund
AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved a $1 million training fund to provide employer-driven skills training for recently separated veterans. By...
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 Historical Commission
NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL PRESERVATIONIST FOR A TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION AWARD AUSTIN, Texas - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, say...
DPS receives Deloitte management and organizational structure study
Deloitte Consulting has delivered its study of the Department of Public Safety to the Texas Public Safety Commission and the DPS. The commission had asked Deloitte...