Statewide

Houston-Area Technical Colleges Receive $200,000 in Educational...
Forty-nine students from seven Houston-area technical colleges and institutions received $200,000 in vocational scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for...
Comptroller Glenn Hegar postpones tax deadline in counties affected...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that taxpayers in declared disaster areas affected by Hurricane Harvey can postpone paying state taxes while they recover from...
New Texas law means Harvey victims have good reason to file...
*Clarification appended For many Texans ravaged by the rain and winds Hurricane Harvey carried ashore this past weekend, filing an insurance claim for the damage their...
Nichols calls special session ‘success’ for public schools
Austin -- On Aug. 15, the 85th Legislative, First Called Special Session came to a close after significant legislation to benefit public schools in Texas was passed. ...
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
DPS Reminds Drivers to Help Keep Children Safe As New School Year...
As we embark on the new school year, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for...
Texas Comptroller Kicks Off Tour of Texas Manufacturing Plants
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar kicked off a tour of Texas manufacturing plants on Monday, Aug. 14, with visits to Samsung in Austin and TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company in...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Highest Ratings for Texas...
Wall Street credit ratings firms have given their highest ratings to this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs), which allow the state to manage cash-flow...
Clardy’s week in review: bills filed to extend state agency operations
The past few weeks of the special session have flown past. With 20 items on the agenda, and as the author of House Bill 198 relating to teacher compensation, the days have...
Property tax legislation clears major hurdle in Texas House
A bill that would require voter approval of property tax increases in larger Texas cities and counties won initial approval from the House on Saturday, signaling that Gov....
Texas Workforce Commission Announces “Careers in Texas Industries...
The Texas Workforce Commission and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and Tri-Agency partners, will...
College Students Receive $1.2 Million Scholarship Bonus From The...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recently recognized the achievements of 94 current junior and senior Show Scholars by presenting them with a $4,000 scholarship bonus,...
Alto’s Danny Ward announces candidacy for Texas House
Alto resident Danny Ward recently announced his Republican candidacy for the Texas House of Representatives slot in House District 11, which includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches...
DPS graduates 48 new Highway Patrol troopers
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by Texas State Representative Mark Keough as the department commissioner 48 men and...
DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues August and...
With four months remaining in the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to evaluate their emergency plans and tune in to...