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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...
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...
Attorney General Abbott Takes Action Against Fraudulent...
AUSTIN, - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged several Texas businesses and a Michigan-based leasing company with conducting an unlawful scheme that targeted...
Don’t wait for cold weather to get flu shot
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials are encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot now. "Don't wait for cold weather to get...
Attorney General Abbott Urges Texans to Protect Their Personal...
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged Texans to learn more about identity theft prevention - and use that knowledge to avoid becoming victims of identity...
Greg James hops aboard the first scooter that was uncrated Monday at his new "boutique" scooter shop. The new retail shop opened this week in Rusk. New scooter store has 'soft opening'
As the economy teeters and gas guzzling vehicles fall out of favor with consumers, Greg James thinks the timing is right to sell motorized...

PHOTO: ROBERT      GONZALEZ        l Elmer and Betsy Ellis (left) unveil a re-dedicated historical marker for the Burning Bush colony in Bullard Sunday. Members of the Cherokee County Historical Society, Dr. Jane Purtle and Terry Guinn, officiated at the ceremony. Historical marker notes religious group
BULLARD - Betsy Ellis couldn't think of anything that she wanted or needed for her birthday. The wife of East Texas Medical Center's CEO Elmer...

FEMA E-News Update
Register with FEMA Texans with uninsured or underinsured losses and damages as a result of Hurricane Ike who live in the 34 designated counties can register with...
TWC Continues Extended Call Center Hours due to Hurricane Ike
AUSTIN-The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has expanded its Tele-Center hours to serve individuals whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to...
Uninsured drivers beware: insurance database rolls out statewide
TexasSure, the vehicle insurance verification database designed to reduce the number of uninsured motorists, is now available to law enforcement statewide. ...
Most Texas state parks recovering from Hurricane Ike
AUSTIN, Texas - Most of the Texas state parks in the path of Hurricane Ike have been cleaned up, have electricity again and are open for business. Galveston Island and Sea...
Pet Talk: Evacuating with your pet
Hurricane season isn't over yet. In the wake of Hurricane Ike's wrath, we are again reminded of the stress and chaos that can come from evacuations. Though a difficult time...
Secretary Andrade reminds Texans to register to vote
AUSTIN -Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is reminding Texans that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election is Monday, October 6. Texans who...
National Forests in Texas to reopen following Hurricane Ike
While closing the national forests in anticipation of a hurricane may seem like an unnecessary move, there is sound logic in the act, according to Eddie Taylor, Hurricane...