Statewide

Clardy announces re-election bid
This week, State Rep. Travis Clardy officially filed to seek re-election to represent House District 11 in the Texas House of Representatives. “It...

DPS Implements House Bill 1729
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced on Jan. 25, that customers conducting driver license transactions may now make a monetary donation to the sexual...
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo unveils New Texas-Sized Concert Stage
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials revealed a new, larger RODEOHOUSTON stage that will put fans closer to the action...

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $2.7 Billion in January
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January, 9.1 percent more than in January 2017. “Growth in sales tax...
Texas Historical Commission Recognizes State’s Historic...
Last month, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) honored 10 entities during the Real Places 2018 conference for their accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the...
Congressman Hensarling Needs Your Help to Honor Veterans with...
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is asking students across the 5th Congressional District to help honor the service and sacrifice of veterans by participating in the...
Texas Historical Commission January News Briefs
PRESERVATION SCHOLARS INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Applications are open now through March 16 for the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC)...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: school finance, foster care, special education
Don’t forget the last day to register to vote for the March primary is Monday, Feb. 5. To find out how to register to vote, where you can vote in your local communities,...
The Texas Department of Public Safety Recognizes Heroes,...
On Dec. 22,2017 the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Purple Hearts, one Lifesaving...
The new dogs and their duty stations pictured from the left are Netti (Dumas); Kelsey (San Antonio); and Loko (San Angelo). DPS Graduates three New Canine Teams
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Jan. 19, graduated three Troopers and three canines from an eight-week training program. These...

Texas adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900...
Disaster Unemployment Benefit Payments for Hurricane Harvey ending...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and who are receiving disaster unemployment...
New Measures Implemented to Enhance Safety at Texas Capitol Certain...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is implementing certain security measures at the Texas Capitol Complex and Capitol Grounds to enhance safety. These measures are...
State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.7 Billion in December
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said on Wednesday, Jan. 3, that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.75 billion in December, 12.3 percent more than in December 2016....
Commissioner George P. Bush Launches First-Ever Alamo “Digital...
On Dec. 21, 2017, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced a first: a digital visualization of the Alamo Battlefield as it appeared in 1836 matched up with how it...