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November 18, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have announced that housing assistance response teams will be working through the holiday season to provide direct housing for Hurricane Harvey survivors. More
November 18, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry on Friday issued a statement in honor of Steve Mostyn, who died on Wednesday. More
November 18, 2017 -- The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas on Friday issued another update regarding recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey. More
November 17, 2017 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $5.024 billion to help hard-hit areas in the State of Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey. More
November 17, 2017 -- Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for victims of Hurricane Harvey. More
November 17, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday issued a statement regarding the federal government's underfunding for Hurricane Harvey recovery. More
November 17, 2017 -- Today, Congressmen Ted Poe (TX-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Randy Weber (TX-14), Brian Babin (TX-36), Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Kevin Brady (TX-08) released a statement regarding the Office of Management and Budget Supplemental Disaster Request. More
November 17, 2017 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents today re-elected Rossanna Salazar as chair and William F. Scott as vice chair. More
November 17, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today commended United States Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on allocating more than $5 billion in funds for long-term hurricane housing recovery. More
November 17, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday interdicted a Mexican lancha crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of Texas. More
November 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a coalition of 22 states in filing a brief with the United States Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings. More
November 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding reports of the state's record-low unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. More
November 17, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9 percent, setting a record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in 40 years. More
November 17, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has advised that the Disaster Recovery Center at The Church Without Walls in Houston will temporarily close today and will reopen on Monday. More
November 17, 2017 -- The Port of Brownsville on Thursday announced that the port has been ranked second in the nation for the value of exports during 2016, according to the United States Foreign-Trade Zones Board annual report to Congress. More
November 17, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has closed the Disaster Recovery Center at the Webster Civic Center in Webster. More
November 16, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office on Wednesday announced that Dub Taylor, director of the State Energy Conservation Office, has been recognized with the 2017 Gregg Cooke Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership for his contributions to environmental protection through energy-efficiency and clean-energy programs. More
November 16, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday received a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Joint Field Office in Austin regarding ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. More
November 16, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the Texas Oil and Gas Association Energy Summit, and visited the Railroad Commission of Texas district office in Corpus Christi. More
November 16, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that the refund program for the Western Union settlement reached early this year is now underway, with approximately 39,000 Texans who may be eligible for refunds. More
November 15, 2017 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jarvis V. Hollingsworth, James “Dick” Nance, and Nanette Sissney to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees. More
November 15, 2017 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the Texas Veterans' Land Board is continuing a payment deferral initiative for veterans affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
November 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today reaffirmed his support for President Donald Trump's nomination of Don Willett and James Ho to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th District. More
November 15, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today filed for re-election to House District 137. More
November 15, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today introduced Don Willett and Jim Ho of Texas, at the the Senate confirmation hearing for Willett and Ho to serve in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. More w/Video
November 15, 2017 -- The Salvation Army on Tuesday provided an update on the organization's efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
November 15, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday appointed four members to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, and named Scott Brister as the commission's chair. More
November 14, 2017 -- City of Houston employees and environmental contractors will be deep cleaning two homeless encampments this week, which have more than doubled since August, when a temporary restraining order was put in place to block the city’s anti-encampment ordinance. More
November 14, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Arthur D'Andrea to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. More
November 14, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office, in its latest edition of "Fiscal Notes", examines the role federal funding plays in state finances. More
November 14, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers at the Tidwell Community Center in Houston and at the Bevil Oaks Parking Lot in Bevil Oaks, Texas, are closing on Wednesday. More
November 13, 2017 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed more price gouging lawsuits against businesses accused of taking advantage of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
November 13, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today reported that Lake Georgetown and Lake Livingston have both been classified as infested with invasive zebra mussels. More
November 13, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently launched its Texas Operation Welcome Home web portal to better meet the employment needs of transitioning service members, recently separated veterans and military spouses. More
November 12, 2017 -- Jimmy Rasmussen, President/CEO of Home Town Bank, NA and a member of the board of directors of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, in an interview with Guidry News, shared his thoughts about President Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Jerome Powell to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. More
November 12, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today visited a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. More
November 10, 2017 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2017 -- The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas today provided an update regarding recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey. More
November 09, 2017 -- The Texas Library Association today announced that it is awarding $102,600 in disaster relief funds to 25 libraries impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
November 09, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today is closing the Disaster Recovery Center at the Klein Multi-Purpose Center in Harris County. More
November 09, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Harris, Jefferson and Refugio counties are closing permanently on Saturday. More
November 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the approval of emergency funding to assist Texans in disaster-declared counties pay for the removal of debris caused by Hurricane Harvey. More
November 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed Sunday as a day of prayer in Texas following the mass shooting incident at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. More
November 08, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday announced a successful settlement in the lawsuit filed against the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). More
November 08, 2017 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton today commented on the trial in U.S. District Court in Austin pertaining to the lawfulness and constitutionality of Senate Bill 8. More
November 08, 2017 -- Texas Workforce Commission Celebrates Texas Veterans for Their Service. More
November 08, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that he has distributed more than $774 million in sales tax revenue to local governments for November. More
November 08, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today released the names of the victims killed in Sunday's shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. More
November 08, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that Disaster Recovery Centers at the Weekley Community Center in Cypress and at the parking lot across from the Jefferson County Municipal Building in China, Texas, are closing today. More
November 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the state has recruited two researchers as part of the Governor's University Research Initiative. More
November 07, 2017 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton today said he was encouraged by the strong case his office presented at oral argument before a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Senate Bill 4. More
November 07, 2017 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office's Community Development and Revitalization program has been named a recipient of the 2017 Planning Award by the American Planning Association Texas Chapter. More w/Video
November 07, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited Continental Automotive Group in Seguin, Texas and DPT, a Mylan Company, in San Antonio as part of his "Good for Texas Tour: Manufacturing Edition." More
November 07, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today suspended a search for possible missing persons approximately 3 miles south of the San Bernard River after locating a vessel on fire in the vicinity. More
November 06, 2017 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on the Senate floor today addressed yesterday’s shooting in Sutherland Springs. More
November 06, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Disaster Recovery Centers in Klein and Angleton are changing their hours of operation. More
November 06, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Brazoria, Galveston, Nueces and Victoria counties this week to provide home repair advice. More
November 05, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. More
November 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statement, and ordered flags in Texas to be lowered to half-staff through Thursday, following today's fatal shooting of several people at a church in Sutherland Springs. More
November 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday issued a statement regarding the death of Texas Department of Public Safet Trooper Thomas Nipper. More
November 05, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Saturday reported that Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper died in a traffic accident while conducting a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 35 in Temple. More
November 05, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday interdicted a Mexican lancha boat engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. More
November 04, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday announced that it has completed the response to an oil discharge that originated from a barge approximately 3 miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. More
November 04, 2017 -- The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas on Friday provided an update regarding ongoing efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey. More
November 03, 2017 -- Representative John Culberson (TX-07) today issued a statement following passage of H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act. More
November 03, 2017 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was proud to join the Houston Astros World Series Victory Parade in Houston today. The lieutenant governor issued a statement following the parade. More
November 03, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday reported that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.46 billion in October. More
November 03, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed four members to the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, including Dr. Vaunett Fay in Houston and Ana Guerrero in Galveston. More
November 03, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that the city of Leander, Texas will be home to the future Texas Bullion Depository. More
November 03, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that the deadline to register for federal assistance related to Hurricane Harvey is November 30. More
November 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has served an investigative subpoena on Equifax in connection with a data breach of the company's records. More
November 02, 2017 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service today announced that it is part of a collaboration to provide free water testing for private wells in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
November 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation declaring Friday, November 3 as Houston Astros Day in Texas. More
November 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that select driver license offices will be open on Saturday to issue Election Identification Certificates for the November 7 election. More
November 01, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference in Galveston on Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
November 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that his office has sent notices of violations to 127 businesses accused of price gouging during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey. More
November 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Livia Francis as judge of the 283rd Judicial District Court in Dallas County. More
November 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that the reward for information leading to the capture of Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $10,000. More
November 01, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following President Donald Trump's nomination of his son, Ryan Patrick, for United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. More
November 01, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited Cheniere Energy in Corpus Christi as part of his "Good for Texas Tour." More
November 01, 2017 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that there will be sufficient installed generating capacity to serve peak demand for the upcoming winter and spring, according to its most recent assessments. More
November 01, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday advised those with damages and losses from Hurricane Harvey to follow up with FEMA to ensure a timely home inspection. More
November 01, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reported that those receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance following Hurricane Harvey may receive an extension to stay in hotels through November 27 while they seek an alternative place to live. More
October 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following a reported attack in New York City. More
October 31, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian today sent a letter to the Texas delegation in both the United States House of Representatives and Senate encouraging them to end the federal subsidy for the purchase of electric vehicles. More
October 31, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that mitigation specialists will be available this week at locations in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Nueces counties to provide free information, tips and literature on improving homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated the Criminal Investigations Division of his office on reaching 10,000 total arrests and 9,000 fugitive apprehensions since its inception in 2003. More
October 31, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that three of the four northbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 45 will be closed through Downtown Houston during the weekend to place a concrete barrier along the mainlanes and complete the construction of the new St. Joseph/Pease Street two-lane exit ramp. More
October 31, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday rescued four fisherman from a sinking commercial fishing vessel approximately 5 miles east of South Padre Island. More
October 30, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that the final round of storm debris pick up along state roadways in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Chambers, Liberty, Tyler, Jasper and Newton counties will begin on Wednesday. More
October 30, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the "Hiring Red, White & You!" statewide hiring fair for veterans on November 9. More
October 30, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to deploy additional tactical resources to combat violent crime and gang-related activity in San Antonio. More
October 30, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from Hurricane Harvey may apply for public assistance. More
October 30, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday named appointments to the Joint Interim Committee on Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances and to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School Advisory Council. More
October 30, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday made three appointments to assist the Texas Commission on the Arts in the selection of the Texas poet laureate, the Texas state musician and two artists for two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. More
October 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the court to reverse a decision that required one of the state's House districts to be redrawn. More
October 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. More
October 27, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded parents, drivers and children to observe safety habits as part of their Halloween plans. More
October 27, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday appointed members to the Sunset Advisory Commission. More
October 27, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Ryan Sitton on Thursday participated in a panel at the Texas #AE Industry Conference. More
October 26, 2017 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today announced the departure of his Policy Director, Kate McGrath. More
October 26, 2017 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its Arbitration Rule. More
October 26, 2017 -- The West Texas Food Bank today announced that it has received a $50,000 donation from Chevron to provide food for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including a shipment of relief boxes to be sent to the Houston Food Bank for distribution. More
October 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Criminal Justice Division has awarded a supplemental grant of $4.6 million to Child Advocacy Centers of Texas. More
October 26, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit in United States District Court challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act. More
October 26, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today advised that FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at locations in Bee, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties to provide free information, tips and literature on improving homes being repaired or rebuilt following Hurricane Harvey. More
October 26, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued statements following approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee of nominees Walter Counts, Karen Scholer, John Bash and Erin Nealy Cox to fill federal district court and U.S. Attorney vacancies in Texas. More
October 26, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency reminded Hurricane Harvey survivors who have registered for disaster assistance have the right to appeal the agency's decision in the determination letter sent to applicants. More
October 26, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the Texas commercial and recreational oyster seasons open on November 1. More
October 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday issued an update on the continuing response to an oil discharge from a barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 25, 2017 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tony Abad, Curtis Cleveland, and Alejandro “Alex” Meade, III to the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on August 31, 2021. More
October 25, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today issued a proclamation designating the first Friday of the early voting period to be Student Voting Day in the State of Texas. More
October 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following Texas House Speaker Joe Straus' announcement that he will not seek re-election. More
October 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Diane Hefley and Kristin Tips to the Texas Funeral Service Commission. More
October 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a response and reply brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit regarding a district court order that blocked Senate Bill 4, the state's legislation regarding sanctuary cities More
October 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling that allowed a minor, who was unlawfully present in the country, to receive an abortion. More
October 25, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday provided further updates regarding the response to an oil discharge from a barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 24, 2017 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his final list of the 81 interim legislative charges he is asking the Texas Senate to study in advance of the 2019 legislative session. More
October 24, 2017 -- Governor Greg Abbott today made a friendly wager with California Governor Jerry Brown on the outcome of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, which begins tonight. More
October 24, 2017 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released a statement after the Senate passed $36.5 billion in additional supplemental disaster relief funds. More
October 24, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today encouraged survivors of the recent hurricanes to be aware of and report fraudulent activities. More
October 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a coalition of 10 states in filing a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit supporting a motion for a stay of a district court ruling blocking the latest travel ban. More
October 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a bipartisan coalition of 25 states in calling on United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reject a campaign by student loan servicers and debt collectors to dismantle state oversight of the student loan industry. More
October 24, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday provided further updates regarding the response to an oil discharge from a barge fire off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 23, 2017 -- Two State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Tuesday, Oct. 24, one in Brazoria County, in the city of West Columbia, and one in Caldwell County, in the city of Lockhart. More
October 23, 2017 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the Texas Senate to study 81 additional interim legislative charges in addition to the 25 interim charges he released last month directly related to issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey. More
October 23, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have launched a new website to help assess commercial impacts on fishing-related businesses from Hurricane Harvey. More
October 23, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reminded those whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey that the deadline is approaching to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. More
October 23, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday provided updates regarding response to an oil discharge from a barge that caught fire on Friday off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 22, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search for two crewmembers missing from a barge that had exploded and caught off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 22, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday provided an additional update regarding the response to a barge fire near the coast of Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 21, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today reminded Texans that early voting for the November 7 election begins on Monday. More
October 21, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided an update on the response to a barge fire near Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 21, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has further extended assistance for Hurricane Harvey victims staying in hotels, with the new end date being November 7. More
October 20, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement following a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case of an unlawfully-present minor alien’s request to have an abortion in Texas. More
October 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation renewing the disaster declaration for 60 Texas Counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 20, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today commented as U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of an additional $57.8 million, provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. More
October 20, 2017 -- The Texas Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas today provided an update regarding efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey. More
October 20, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced that a $120 million settlement has been reached with General Motors following a multistate investigation concerning a defective ignition switch. More
October 20, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a barge fire near Port Aransas, Texas. More
October 20, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added an estimated 256,100 jobs during the past year, with jobs decreasing by 7,300 September, which was attributed to Hurricane Harvey. More
October 20, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has opened an investigation into a number of debris removal companies providing services in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. More
October 20, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday interdicted a Mexican lancha boatcrew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of Southern Texas. More
October 19, 2017 -- The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement continue to respond to a report of an oil discharge from a damaged pipeline approximately 40 miles south east of Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday. More
October 19, 2017 -- The Texas Office of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities today announced the winners of the 2017 Lex Frieden Employment Awards. More
October 19, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced the deadline to register for disaster assistance has been extended to November 24 for those in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to temporarily stay a lower court's order that would have required allowing a pregnant minor in the country illegally to obtain an abortion. More
October 18, 2017 -- Lt. Governor Patrick congratulates the Texas Water Development Board for providing flood mitigation funding assistance to Harris County. More
October 18, 2017 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner has responded to state Senator Paul Bettencourt of Houston regarding his questioning of Turner's credibility on the issue of taxing property owned by residents of the city. More
October 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a brief with the United States District Court in the District of Columbia in support of the federal government's refusal to comply with an unlawfully-present minor's request for an abortion in Texas. More
October 18, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, as part of his "Good for Texas Tour: Manufacturing Edition", recently visited two plants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More
October 18, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that the Texas Trustee Implementation Group has selected 13 restoration projects to compensate for injuries to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit regarding the state's voter identification law. More
October 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) awarded the Consumer Protection Division of his office its Partner Award. More
October 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Texas’ congressional redistricting case and correct a U.S. District Court ruling from August that invalidated two of the state’s 36 congressional seats. More
October 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ashley Furniture Industries Distribution and Fulfillment Center in Mesquite, Texas. More
October 17, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced his intention to seek re-election to a fifth term in the legislature. More
October 16, 2017 -- Governor Greg Abbott today extended the temporary waiver suspending rules relating to vehicle registration and inspection for victims of Hurricane Harvey. More
October 16, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed F. Parker Hudson and John Mills to the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee. More
October 16, 2017 -- Keep Texas Beautiful today announced that it has been selected by Revolver Brewing as a beneficiary charity for Harvey Relief Golden Ale, a limited edition beer released across Texas benefiting communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 16, 2017 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that victims of Hurricane Harvey in Harris County may apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through Friday. More
October 16, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services today reported that financial exploitation crimes have declined for the second consecutive year. More
October 15, 2017 -- The 34th annual Greek Festival at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston kicked off on Saturday and continues through Sunday. More
October 14, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Friday spoke at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce "Celebrating Business Leaders with a Purpose: Shaping Montgomery's Tomorrow" luncheon. More
October 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott after visiting this week with many of the smaller communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, has issued an update on the Rebuild Texas initiative. More
October 13, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a West Virginia-led coalition of 13 state attorneys general in a letter exhorting Congress to curb the authority of federal agencies to arbitrarily create regulations. More
October 13, 2017 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission on Thursday held a Red Ribbon Rally kickoff event at the State Capitol in Austin. More
October 13, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office recently received a Pinnacle Award from the National Association of Government Web Professionals in recognition of the office's website. More
October 13, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that, beginning today, Disaster Recovery Centers in the Houston metropolitan area will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule. More
October 13, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that, beginning today, four Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson County will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of Bevil Oaks, China, Hamshire and Nome. More
October 12, 2017 -- Leaders of the Texas delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives, after consulting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be included in an emergency disaster funding bill expected to be voted on Thursday evening in the House. More
October 12, 2017 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted in favor of legislation that includes $15 billion in disaster funding for Texas. More
October 12, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday reported on drilling permits and completion statistics for September. More
October 12, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that it recently assisted the United States Coast Guard in re-floating a vessel in Aransas Pass, Texas, that was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 12, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety, in observance of National School Bus Safety Week, today urged Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. More
October 12, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place during the weekend on the Interstate Highway 45 North Freeway to facilitate the construction of the freeway at White Oak Bayou. More
October 12, 2017 -- Texas Civil District Court Judge Steven Kirkland today announced his candidacy for Texas Supreme Court Justice, Place 2. More
October 12, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the burglary of his home. More
October 11, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday reminded those impacted by Hurricane Harvey that assistance is available from the United States Small Business Administration through low-interest, long-term loans. More
October 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss a major challenge to President Trump’s executive order temporarily pausing the entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from six terror-prone countries. More
October 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the repeal of the Clean Power Plan by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. More
October 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday named members to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, including Mala Sharma of Houston. More
October 11, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $660.4 million in local sales tax allocations for October. More
October 11, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging him to locate its new second headquarters in Texas. More
October 10, 2017 -- Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday continued his tour of Harvey affected cities, traveling to five impacted communities along the Texas coast. More
October 10, 2017 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after his bill to honor the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. for his service by renaming the Border Patrol checkpoint where he was assigned, along U.S. Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas More
October 10, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released the Certification Revenue Estimate for the 2018-2019 biennium. More
October 10, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today elected its 2017-2018 board officers. More
October 10, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Reginald "Reggie" Vernard Campbell, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
October 10, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today appointed Wei Wang as interim executive director. More
October 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States District Court in San Francisco in defense of the federal government's right to deny access to abortion services to an unlawfully-present minor alien in Texas. More
October 10, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued statements regarding a shooting incident at Texas Tech University, which resulted in the death of a police officer. More
October 09, 2017 -- The deadline to apply for American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is 11:59 pm CT on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. More
October 09, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today reiterated his support for a proposal by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to adjust funding for school districts impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 09, 2017 -- The Texas Travel Industry Association today announced the election of new officers and new members to its board of directors. More
October 09, 2017 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council and the Texas Department of State Health Services are hosting the 2017 Annual Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium in Galveston this week, with topics including lessons learned from recent disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. More
October 09, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reminded Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey of assistance through the United States Small Business Administration. More
October 09, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today announced that LaTonya Goffney of Lufkin Independent School District has been named Superintendent of the Year. More
October 08, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that temporary hotel stays have been extended to October 24 for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
October 07, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has advised that the deadline for local, state and nonprofit agencies and organizations in Texas seeking reimbursement for Hurricane Harvey expenses is October 31. More
October 07, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday intercepted two Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing off southern Texas. More
October 07, 2017 -- Texas Health and Human Services has announced that it will expand its Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to include Galveston and Wharton counties on Monday, and into Montgomery County beginning October 16. More
October 06, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday appointed Texas State Senator Larry Taylor to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. More
October 06, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Port Arthur on October 7. More
October 06, 2017 -- The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas today provided an update regarding efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey. More
October 06, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday called on Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities. More
October 06, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced appointments to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. More
October 06, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that it has completed its oyster restoration efforts in four areas of Galveston Bay. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, in honor of National Energy Awareness Month, will travel around the state throughout October educating community and oil and gas groups about the enormous impact of energy. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Texas State Representative Paul Workman to the Southwestern States Water Commission. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's rocket-development facility in McGregor, Texas, as part of his Good for Texas Tour of the state's manufacturing plants. More
October 05, 2017 -- Congressman John Culberson today joined in sending a letter requesting additional federal disaster relief funding for Texas to rebuild following Hurricane Harvey. More
October 05, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, today led in issuing a bipartisan, bicameral letter from the Texas Congressional delegation to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to include $18.7 billion in funding for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has been reappointed to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, which will hold its first hearing on October 10 in Galveston. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Bonnie Sudderth as Chief Justice of the Second Court of Appeals. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenue for September totaled $2.36 billion. More
October 05, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Orange and Tyler counties. More
October 05, 2017 -- Texas Central today announced that WSP USA is joining the Bullet Train team to provide engineering support as the development of a high-speed passenger train between North Texas and Houston moves ahead in its pre-construction phase. More
October 04, 2017 -- The American Red Cross on Wednesday issued a detailed one-month progress report on relief response to Hurricane Harvey. More
October 04, 2017 -- Texas Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced it will add an extra day at a new location for Harris County victims of Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster food relief. More
October 04, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today called for the creation of an Interim House Committee to improve hurricane preparedness and responsiveness following the impact of Hurricane Harvey. More
October 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed David Cummings to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. More
October 04, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has issued a legal opinion stating that law enforcement agencies in Texas are authorized to receive prescriptions of a drug that can be used to treat opioid overdoses. More
October 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Sujeeth Draksharam and Darrick McGill to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. More
October 03, 2017 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service recently mobilized Urban Forest Strike Teams to the coastal Texas towns of Rockport, Fulton, Refugio and Victoria to assess damage to the trees on public property resulting from Hurricane Harvey. More
October 03, 2017 -- Friends of Texas Public Schools today named three Texans who will be honored at its 13th annual awards gala on December 6. More
October 02, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Nueces and Orange counties on October 3. More
October 02, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has released a statement regarding Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. More
October 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed four individuals to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. More
October 02, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced that two Texas energy companies, Fasken Oil and Ranch and Pioneer Natural Resources, have been named as winners of the 2017 Chairman's Stewardship Awards by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. More
October 02, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Manuel Muniz, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been increased to $8,000. More
October 02, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Houston and in Cuero, Texas. More
October 02, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian today kicked off "Energy Awareness Month" at the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More
October 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas. More
September 30, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today issued a news release regarding community partner assistance with recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. More
September 30, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Liberty and Galveston counties. More
September 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Troy B. Williamson, II to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. More
September 29, 2017 -- The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas today provided an update on efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey. More
September 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda to discuss the state's partnership with Toyota. More
September 29, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Sundays beginning October 1. More
September 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed Lauren Day, Perry Gilmore, and Carlo Hernandez to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. More
September 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit defending the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4. More
September 28, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday asked the Texas Senate to study a series of interim legislative charges related to issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey and the flooding aftermath. More
September 28, 2017 -- Texas Health and Human Services today announced that the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is being expanded to provide disaster food relief to Liberty County, beginning Monday. More
September 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded President Donald Trump's nominations of Don Willett, James Ho and Kyle Duncan to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. More
September 28, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that its Criminal Investigation Division made 82 arrests, filed 156 felony charges and secured 109 felony indictments against tax cheats during FY2017. More
September 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Brakebush Brothers, Inc. will build a new processing plant in Greenville, Texas. More
September 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today advised Texans to be wary of buying flood-damaged vehicles in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. More
September 26, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Tuesday addressed the Texas Public Policy Foundation Liberty Leadership Council. More
September 26, 2017 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan on Tuesday received approval from the Harris County Commissioners Court to pursue legal action against Arkema, Inc. in response to chemical releases at the company's Crosby plant following Hurricane Harvey. More
September 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday met with state legislators to discuss ongoing Hurricane Harvey response efforts across the state. More
September 26, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that his office is now enforcing Senate Bill 4, or the Texas Sanctuary Cities Law. More
September 26, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a news release regarding the proposed state constitutional amendments on the November 7 election ballot. More
September 26, 2017 -- Texas Health Care Association President and CEO Kevin Warren on Monday discussed the challenges of evacuating nursing homes during disasters. More
September 26, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick this week attended the National Petroleum Council and met with United States Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, to discuss support for new technologies and strategies to strengthen the country's energy industry. More
September 26, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner today asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott to utilize part of the Texas Economic Stabilization Fund, or "Rainy Day Fund", to provide assistance for Houston's recovery from Hurricane Harvey. More
September 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday announced a grant award from the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office to support the establishment of the new Crimes Against Children Unit. More
September 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday has issued a statement on the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill. More
September 25, 2017 -- Texas Health and Human Services has announced that it will expand D-SNAP in three more counties. More
September 25, 2017 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald has been elected President of the Texas Association of Regional Councils Board. More
September 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has ruled that the state can enforce Senate Bill 4, a law banning "sanctuary cities", while the state appeals a lower court's ruling that had blocked the measure. More
September 25, 2017 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today provided a report on oil and gas production statistics for July. More
September 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised a state district court's ruling upholding regulations for deer breeders. More
September 25, 2017 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership recently hosted Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and Texas State Representatives Dennis Paul and Greg Bonnen for a roundtable discussion to provide an overview of the 85th Legislative Session. More
September 24, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Disaster Recovery Centers in Texas will operate under new hours beginning Monday. More
September 23, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that Texas residents who suffered damage by Hurricane Harvey and flooding can get in-person repair and rebuilding advice in Crosby beginning Monday. More
September 23, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Chambers, San Jacinto and Aransas counties on Sunday. More
September 23, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Hurricane Harvey survivors who still need hotel stays have received an extension. More
September 23, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency outlining the programs and funding mechanisms for the immediate disaster assistance housing needs for the state's initial Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. More
September 23, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Harris and Refugio counties. More
September 23, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office is working with the United States Coast Guard to begin removal of as many as 300 displaced and sunken vessels damaged in coastal waters as a result of Hurricane Harvey. More
September 22, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced the arrest of 18-year-old Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, a fugitive who was arrested in California. More
September 22, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard Corpus Christi Captain of the Port has provided updates on port conditions. More
September 22, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Thursday gave the keynote address at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum. More
September 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited three Port Arthur housing developments to survey damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 22, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today presented oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit asking for a stay of a district court order blocking Senate Bill 4, a statewide policy of cooperation with federal immigration authorities. More
September 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday joined George Strait and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke to meet with Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas. More
September 22, 2017 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Department today announced that it is rolling out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to 12 additional counties, including Fort Bend and Chambers counties. More
September 21, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open three disaster recovery centers on September 22. More
September 21, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan as Commissioner of Insurance. More
September 21, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday extended the suspension of hotel occupancy taxes after Hurricane Harvey. More
September 21, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday praised the Texas Department of Transportation on its efforts to remove debris from city and county roadways in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 21, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today urged those whose homes flooded due to Hurricane Harvey to clean up their homes as soon as possible. More
September 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. More
September 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday extended the State Disaster Declaration for the counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 20, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Wednesday announced that the disaster unemployment assistance deadline has been extended to the end of October for 39 counties. More
September 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to ensure churches and other religious organizations receive equal treatment to other non-profits for disaster funding. More
September 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to county judges of counties listed in the Federal Disaster Declaration issued for Hurricane Harvey encouraging them to utilize disaster relief funds. More
September 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement regarding an earthquake that struck central Mexico. More
September 20, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Houston, Humble and in Smithville, Texas. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Health and Human Services on Tuesday announced that it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in Harris County starting September 22. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a proclamation suspending trucking regulations to aid in Hurricane Irma relief. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday attended a groundbreaking ceremony at Charles Schwab's new Westlake campus. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Tuesday convened the second Border Trade Advisory Committee meeting of 2017. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry has announced that Texas Health and Human Services will launch its disaster food relief program for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Harris County. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. as chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. More
September 19, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided further updates regarding mosquito spraying in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in the latest issue of Fiscal Notes, reviews the challenges of the recent Texas Legislative Session and new laws that concern state finances. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the state will partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network to serve the public safety community. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and a coalition of 40 other states have served investigative subpoenas and additional requests on eight companies that manufacture or distribute highly addictive painkillers. More
September 19, 2017 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today reported that experts are warning of the possibility of increased beach erosion along the Texas coast due to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 19, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office today advised that Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup sites in Brazoria County, Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach, have been canceled due to debris related to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 18, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently visited Brownwood on his tour of the state's manufacturing plants. More
September 18, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that four disaster recovery centers will open on September 19. More
September 18, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is advising people who want to help survivors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to do so through affiliation with the voluntary organizations that are active in the ongoing disaster operations. More
September 18, 2017 -- Padre Island National Seashore today provided updates regarding changes to camping rules at the park. More
September 18, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided an update on aerial mosquito spraying taking place in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 18, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff. More
September 18, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in solving the 1988 murder of Courtney Clayton, who was 7 years old when she was abducted from near her home in Stamford, Texas. More
September 17, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided an update regarding aerial mosquito spraying operations. More
September 17, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing off the coast of Texas. More
September 16, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided an update regarding aerial mosquito spraying related to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 16, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that President Donald Trump has signed an amended state of emergency for Texas to provide additional federal funding related to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 15, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick had made appointments to the Legislative Committee on Aging and Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs and the Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding. More
September 15, 2017 -- The City of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday asked the United States Supreme Court to review the June 30, 2017 decision of the Texas Supreme Court in Pidgeon v. Parker. More
September 15, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided an update regarding aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. More
September 15, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update regarding the efforts of the Commission to Rebuild Texas. More
September 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday reminded those in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey to guard against repair and clean-up scams. More
September 15, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 5,500 jobs in August, decreasing the state's unemployment rate from 4.3 percent to 4.2 percent. More
September 15, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today commended Texas superintendents who have pledged full participation in the 2017 High School Voter Registration Initiative. More
September 15, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a proclamation granting Corpus Christi's request to extend the deadline to adopt the city's budget and property tax rate. More
September 14, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that all mainlanes of Interstate 45 northbound between FM 518 and FM 517 will be closed during the weekend. More
September 14, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Port Aransas and League City. More
September 14, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are now working to remove debris from the side of state roadways in the Coastal Bend. More
September 14, 2017 -- Lone Star Tangible Assets today announced that Sergeant Bryan Whoolery has been selected to serve as director of security for the Texas Bullion Depository. More
September 14, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a cash reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture of Herman Henry Fox, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has affirmed his commitment to school districts impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a pair of judicial appointments. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the expansion of a telephone hotline operated by the Texas Education Agency to provide information to parents in the Beaumont and Houston areas regarding public education for students affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission has been awarded a $30 million National Dislocated Worker Grant to provide funding to create temporary jobs for Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 13, 2017 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Houston City Council on Tuesday unveiled the second promotional video to advance a coastal spine system that would protect the Upper Texas Gulf Coast from rising water due to storm surge during a hurricane. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Mutual Insurance today announced that it will donate $10 million in grants to policyholders affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the appointment of Debra Ibarra Mayfield as judge of the 190th Judicial District Court in Harris County, and Jennifer Caughey to the First Court of Appeals. More
September 13, 2017 -- The Thread Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse, has donated $15,000 to the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's Rebuild Texas Fund to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of www.RebuildTexas.Today, a real-time information resource for local officials in the communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 13, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday applauded the United States Supreme Court for rulings blocking two lower court rulings that had invalidated parts of Texas' House and congressional voting maps. More
September 12, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that an updated version of the Driver Handbook is now available. More
September 12, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office is seeking volunteers at 14 sites for its Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup. More
September 12, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a consumer alert in response to a data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax, Inc. More
September 12, 2017 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today announced that CoBank and Farm Credit Bank of Texas have provided a $50,000 donation to the bureau's Agriculture Research and Education Foundation to assist the state's farmers and ranchers in recovery from Hurricane Harvey. More
September 12, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 12, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation designating September 12 as "Hand In Hand Day" in the state to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 12, 2017 -- The Texas Library Association today announced that Dana Braccia has been named the association's new executive director. More
September 12, 2017 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today announced that it is accepting grant applications for prescribed burning to help reduce wildfire risk and restore natural ecosystems. More
September 12, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that most businesses in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey will be granted a 30-day extension to file August and quarterly sales and tax use reports. More
September 12, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that he has filed a petition with the Harris County District Court against an online reputation management company for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
September 12, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed suit against three businesses for price gouging during Hurricane Harvey. More
September 11, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hiring workers across the state for administrative, logistical and technical jobs related to hurricane recovery. More
September 11, 2017 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More
September 11, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. More
September 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will begin offering disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey, starting Wednesday. More
September 11, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued three legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including the requirements for signatures on a petition filed in connection with a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. More
September 10, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services has provided an update regarding aerial mosquito spraying operations following Hurricane Harvey. More
September 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in support of a request for federal funding for flood and water infrastructure projects related to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and John Sharp, with the Commission to Rebuild Texas, visited local officials in Beaumont, Texas today. More
September 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Commissioner John Sharp of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, and heads of state agencies on Friday met with local officials in Houston and Victoria on the rebuilding process in communities hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency have completed the initial assessments of all 60 Superfund sites in the affected area caused by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday released a statement after President Donald Trump signed a $15.3 billion relief package in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services today provided an update regarding aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that the suspension of the collection of all state and local hotel occupancy taxes from Hurricane Harvey victims and personnel participating in relief efforts has been extended through September 22. More
September 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the creation of a telephone hotline for parents in the Victoria area to receive updates regarding public education announcements following Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today reminded Texans to call 811 before digging as they rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on Congress's passage of a more than $15 billion relief package for Hurricane Harvey. More
September 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding an earthquake that struck Mexico. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday led a 20-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of a Colorado cake artist’s constitutionally-protected right to religious liberty. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Commissioner John Sharp of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas and heads of state agencies on Thursday met with local officials in Corpus Christi and Richmond to begin discussions on the rebuilding process following Hurricane Harvey. More
September 07, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided a summary of its Hurricane Harvey response efforts. More
September 07, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it is working to schedule storm debris pickup throughout Southeast Texas. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the passage of a $15.25 billion Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery package approved by the United States Senate. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today charged the Tri-Agency Workforce Partners, which includes the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with developing an education and workforce training plan to support the rebuilding of communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 07, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued statements following President Donald Trump's announcement regarding five candidates he intends to nominate to federal district court seats in Texas. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute more than $668 million in sales tax allocations to local governments for September. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the formation of the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, which will be led by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp to oversee the response and relief effort for Hurricane Harvey. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised President Donald Trump's nomination of First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer as a federal district judge. More
September 07, 2017 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday hosted its Legislative Update and "Recovery" Luncheon, featuring Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Texas State Senators Larry Taylor and Brandon Creighton, and Texas State Representatives Wayne Faircloth and Greg Bonnen in Galveston. More
September 07, 2017 -- Texas A&M University professor and Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon today reported that Hurricane Harvey resulted in new records for rainfall and flooding in Texas. More
September 07, 2017 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the upcoming fall season and the preliminary assessment for winter, finding that there will be sufficient generation capacity to serve demand during both seasons. More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that his office distributed financial assistance to 80,000 Texas households affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday took action to expedite insurance claims for Texans whose vehicles have been totaled by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the response to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 06, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and the Harris County Toll Road Authority today provided an update regarding efforts to reduce standing water on roadways and restore mobility to the west side of Houston. More
September 06, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it is opening disaster recovery centers in three additional counties to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the approval of a Hurricane Harvey relief package by the United States House of Representatives. More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today issued a statement regarding the status of the state's gasoline supply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey "panic buying." More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to overturn a lower court's ruling that blocked Texas from enforcing its voter identification law. More
September 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday visited storm-affected areas of Wharton and Beaumont, Texas. More
September 05, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday asked the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to stay a lower court decision blocking implementation of Senate Bill 4. More
September 05, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has reminded families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is in effect. More
September 05, 2017 -- Jack Fryday offers expert information for anyone who has suffered damage or loss from hurricane Harvey. I am Jack Fryday and am writing this based on my experience with hurricane recovery. More
September 05, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after President Donald Trump announced that the program would end after six months. More
September 05, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded President Donald Trump's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More
September 05, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months. More
September 05, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today will visit Fort Bend and Wharton counties as part of his tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 04, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reported that four disaster recovery centers are open, including one in Houston, to provide in-person support for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Agency has granted his request for community disaster loan assistance for Texas localities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for community disaster loans for cities affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested the addition of seven counties to the federal disaster declaration related to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with United States Senator John Cornyn, Congressman Kevin McCarthy and House Homeland Security Chair Michael McCaul regarding Hurricane Harvey. More
September 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement encouraging donations to the Rebuild Texas Fund. More
September 03, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today participated in the Day of Prayer in Houston. More
September 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in Houston today to survey the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. More
September 02, 2017 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 6th in the Floral Ballroom at Moody Gardens. More
September 02, 2017 -- Joseph Collins of Hitchcock, Texas in a letter to the Guidry News Forum calls on area youth to volunteer to help in the recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. More
September 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday advised Texans who want to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey to be wary of charity scams. More
September 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday warned against price-gouging in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. More
September 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised residents that the new state law that prohibits drivers from texting is now in effect. More
September 01, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office is working with the Office of the Governor and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to temporarily suspend certain requirements for importing motor fuel into Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. More
September 01, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced several actions taken to speed recovery from impacts of Hurricane Harvey for energy industry operators. More
September 01, 2017 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is opening Mobile Claim Centers in Corpus Christi and Rockport. More
September 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will be collaborating with the OneStar Foundation to form the Rebuild Texas Fund, a relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims. More w/Video
September 01, 2017 -- Moody National Bank has reopened 15 of its 16 banking centers after Hurricane Harvey. More
September 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a temporary waiver of the International Fuel Tax Agreement on trucks bringing in fuel and supplies in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday asked a San Antonio district court for a stay motion on its ruling against Senate Bill 4 while he appeals the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. More
August 31, 2017 -- The Office of the Attorney General on Thursday issued the following statement after United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted a temporary stay of a district court ruling that required nine of Texas’ 150 House districts to be redrawn. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday asked the United States Supreme Court to stay a recent lower court ruling that invalidated nine of Texas’ 150 House seats. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned gas stations against any attempt to take advantage of Texas consumers through fraudulent action in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Vice President Mike Pence today visited the cities of Rockport and Victoria to review the impact of Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation declaring September 3 as a Day of Prayer in Texas following the impact of Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne is conducting an assessment of Texas Ports following Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today established a relief fund to address agricultural losses inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted several changes to saltwater and freshwater fishing season regulations, which will take effect on Friday. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to claims that House Bill 1774, legislation taking effect on Friday, will impact property insurance claims in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas county judges providing information regarding aid eligibility to areas affected by Harvey. More
August 31, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is accepting applications for unemployment assistance in 11 additional counties, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris, for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 30, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding an injunction against Senate Bill 4, the state's Sanctuary Cities bill. More
August 30, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement in response to a San Antonio judge placing an injunction on Senate Bill 4, the state's law regarding Sanctuary Cities. More
August 30, 2017 -- Moody National Bank has 12 of its 16 banking centers in Texas open as of Wednesday, Aug. 30, after Hurricane Harvey. More
August 30, 2017 -- Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has sent a brigade of rescue workers to Texas to provide support in recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. More
August 30, 2017 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola has issued a message to GRCC membership and GNS's audience regarding efforts to offer storm relief and resources to regional businesses, their employees and patrons. More
August 30, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reported that coordination of federal departments continues in support of ongoing response resulting from Hurricane Harvey and flooding across Texas and Louisiana. More
August 30, 2017 -- KFDM is providing coverage of Tropical Storm Harvey's impact on Jefferson County, including Beaumont and Port Arthur, as well as Orange County, crippled by catastrophic damage. More
August 30, 2017 -- Robert Mihovil, Galveston photographer and Guidry News contributor, has provided a report on the extensive flooding of Historic Downtown Galveston taken just before dusk on Tuesday. More
August 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined President Donald Trump in Corpus Christi to receive a briefing on the ongoing recovery effort following Hurricane Harvey. More
August 29, 2017 -- The City of Houston today held a news conference regarding the death of Houston veteran police officer Sgt. Steve Perez reporting to duty during flooding in the city. More
August 29, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement regarding House Bill 1774 concerning hurricane and flood insurance. More
August 29, 2017 -- Evacuation of Hurricane Harvey flood victims was safely carried out late Monday afternoon at Scholes International Airport at Galveston. More
August 29, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today announced that it has adopted new regulations for statewide oyster fishery. More
August 29, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards on Monday announced the finalists for the 2017 Superintendent of the Year Award. More
August 29, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement in response to the united States Supreme Court's granting of a temporary stay of a court ruling that required two of the state's congressional districts to be redrawn. More
August 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday visited the Coastal Bend region to survey the storm damage left by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 28, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will implement cost-saving measures for residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 28, 2017 -- Union Pacific today pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. More
August 28, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today expanded his State Disaster Declaration to include four additional counties, including Orange County. More
August 28, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 28, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick today issued a statement regarding the commission's efforts during Hurricane Harvey. More
August 28, 2017 -- The United States Army Reserve is participating in responding to the immediate needs of area residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 28, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has activated the entire Texas National Guard in response to Hurricane Harvey. More
August 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has requested additional counties be added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration, including Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties. More
August 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today expanded his State Disaster Declaration to include four additional counties. More
August 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested from Secretary of Defense General James Mattis that a Texas National Guard Dual Status Command be established to oversee response to Hurricane Harvey. More
August 27, 2017 -- Lynda Guidry reports from the offices of Guidry News Service located at Fannin and Alabama Streets in Midtown Houston at 3 pm Sunday afternoon. More
August 27, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is urging Texans to avoid traveling under current conditions. More
August 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided an update on its response to Tropical Storm Harvey. More
August 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued 15 people aboard vessels in distress near Port Aransas, Texas. More w/Video
August 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard has announced that the captain of the port has re-opened the Port of Brownsville. More
August 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today assessed damage and offered search and rescue assistance during an overflight from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor, Texas. More w/Video
August 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today expanded his state disaster declaration to include 20 additional counties in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. More
August 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday visited a shelter for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey in San Antonio. More
August 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard is urging Texas residents to stay safe and not to venture out while storm damage is assessed during the morning. More
August 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation suspending statewide both the state and local hotel occupancy tax for relief-effort personnel and victims of Hurricane Harvey. More
August 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted his request for a presidential disaster declaration. More
August 25, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office is operating on high alert and continuing prepartions for Hurricane Harvey. More
August 25, 2017 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has issued a weather-related watch in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. More
August 25, 2017 -- Galveston Mayor and City Council held a press conference on Friday to update media and citizens on the city’s preparation for the approach of Hurricane Harvey to the Texas coast. More
August 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration in response to Hurricane Harvey. More
August 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday spoke with President Donald Trump regarding Hurricane Harvey. More
August 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday requested a stay in a permanent injunction against the state's voter identification law. More
August 25, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked Texans heed warnings of local officials regarding response to Hurricane Harvey. More
August 24, 2017 -- The Salvation Army has reported that units are on standby across Texas as Hurricane Harvey approaches. More
August 24, 2017 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today encouraged residents to follow directions from state, local and tribal officials and prepare for Hurricane Harvey. More
August 24, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today addressed the Industry Council on the Environment regarding the role of technology in the energy industry and its impact on emissions. More
August 24, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding two missing Texas sailors from the USS John S. McCain. More
August 24, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today urged Texans take precautions with the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey. More
August 24, 2017 -- The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist older, lower-income citizens in preparing their taxes during the 2018 tax season. More
August 24, 2017 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service today advised Texans to prepare for flooding and high winds with the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey. More
August 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday vowed to appeal a federal court decision granting a permanent injunction against the state's voter identification law. More
August 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday has declared a state of disaster for 30 counties in anticipation of Tropical Depression Harvey making landfall. More
August 23, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards will host a free webinar on September 1 for school board candidates and interested citizens seeking to learn about the demands and rewards of school board service. More
August 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Pei Wei is moving its global headquarters to Irving, Texas. More
August 23, 2017 -- The American Red Cross today issued a news release encouraging residents along the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana to prepare tropical storm weather. More
August 22, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the sale of $5.4 billion in Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes received a net interest rate of 0.96 percent. More
August 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster assistance request for Hockley County to the United States Small Business Administration following severe storms that impacted the region in June and July. More
August 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a 14-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in defense of a Washington floral design artist who had been ordered to provide a custom floral arrangement for a same-sex wedding. More
August 21, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today participated in a panel hosted by the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, where he discussed the importance of Mexico to the success of the Texas energy economy. More
August 21, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez has been added to the state's most wanted list, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. More
August 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding wildfires in Bastrop County. More
August 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday initiated an appeal to the United States Supreme Court regarding a recent redistricting ruling. More
August 18, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick on Thursday urged the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to include all 26 outer continental shelf planning areas in the development of a new five-year oil and gas leasing program. More
August 18, 2017 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has awarded $2.1 million in grant funds to numerous libraries, institutions of higher education and related non-profit organizations. More
August 18, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, in a news conference on Wednesday, announced he is sending a letter urging the United States Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project, which would deepen the channel to a depth of 52 feet. More
August 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday joined a 16-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the Untied States Supreme Court in support of the Trump Administration's temporary travel ban. More
August 17, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement on the end of the legislative special session. More
August 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement in response to a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain. More
August 17, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded drivers to take precautions and watch for children walking to and from school or waiting for buses as the school year begins. More
August 17, 2017 -- Houston police are investigating today's shooting of two men at 13218 Adler Drive. More
August 17, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that the state has received the highest ratings from credit ratings firms for this year's Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes. More
August 17, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner today signed an agreement with Texas Central for the development of a proposed high speed rail system between Houston and Dallas. More
August 17, 2017 -- The Padre Island National Seashore is asking the public's help with late summer sea turtle nesting season along the beach. More
August 16, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law several pieces of legislation, including an extension of the Maternal Mobility and Morbidity Task Force, school finance reform, restrictions on municipal fees for removal of trees on private property and increased requirements for reporting abortions. More
August 16, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has joined a coalition of 49 attorneys general in urging Congress to affirm that law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. More
August 16, 2017 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday stood adjourned after the special session was ended early by the Texas House of Representatives. More
August 16, 2017 -- The Houston Police Department today reported a man involved in a traffic accident at 7100 De Priest Street on July 29 has died from his injuries. More
August 16, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to Congressional members, states and others who filed amicus briefs in support of Texas' right to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. More
August 16, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today provided his wrap-up on the 85th Special Session of the Texas Legislature. More
August 15, 2017 -- The Association of Texas Professional Educators has released a statement regarding the approval of a school funding bill in the Texas House of Representatives. More
August 15, 2017 -- The Texas Senate on Monday approved a proposal for increasing education spending. More
August 15, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to solving the 1988 murder of Michael Flores in Cameron County has been increased to $6,000. More
August 15, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed several pieces of legislation from the Legislative Special Session into law, including bills to reform the municipal annexation process, expand reporting requirements for complications resulting from abortion procedures, and limit insurance coverage for abortion procedures. More
August 15, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the final passage of House Bill 21, legislation to increase funding for teacher retirement health care and school finance. More
August 14, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that members of the Senate spoke against racism and intolerance in the wake of Saturday's rally in Virginia. More
August 14, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on September 8 in Galveston. More
August 14, 2017 -- The Texas Senate, which convened during the weekend, gave final approval to two bills that will be sent to the Governor's Office for signature into law. More
August 14, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today kicked off his tour of Texas manufacturing plants with visits to Samsung in Austin and TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company in Round Rock. More
August 14, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Sunday issued a statement regarding an announced white nationalist rally planned to be held by outside groups at the Texas A&M University campus next month. More
August 14, 2017 -- Texas Central today announced that it has formed agreements with the Fluor Corporation and with The Lane Construction Corporation to further refine and update construction planning and sequencing, scheduling and cost estimates and other design and engineering activities for the proposed high-speed train project to connect Houston and Dallas. More
August 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed two pieces of sunset legislation. More
August 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed legislation to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud. More
August 11, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate sent legislation pertaining to voter fraud and abortion reporting to Governor Greg Abbott. More
August 11, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today assisted five boaters after their vessel capsized approximately 800 feet from San Jose Island. More
August 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today urged the United States Department of Labor to rescind the Persuader Rule, which he said threatens attorney-client privilege. More
August 11, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar issued a reminder that the annual sales tax holiday on clothes and school supplies takes place today through Sunday. More
August 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday joined a 23-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the Untied States Supreme Court in defense of displays of the Ten Commandments. More
August 10, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Thursday reported that the Senate honored late Governor Mark White. More
August 10, 2017 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas today issued a statement on a federal court's dismissal of an action filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to have the state's law regarding sanctuary cities declared constitutional. More
August 10, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in his latest edition of "Fiscal Notes", discusses legislation for new reporting requirements for state funds held outside of the State Treasury. More
August 10, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued legal opinions on three matters regarding state law, including whether a commissioners court may enter an order authorizing the treasurer to pay certain types of claims and bills prior to presenting the actual claims or bills to the commissioners court. More
August 10, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation aimed at increasing transparency and legal protection in the grand jury process. More
August 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed an intervention to protect homeowners' tax cuts. More
August 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday expressed his disappointment after a federal court judge in Austin refused his request to consolidate the multiple lawsuits filed against Senate Bill 4. More
August 09, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds encouraged Texans to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday on school items, which takes place this weekend. More
August 09, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office will distribute $779 million in local sales tax allocations to cities, counties and other agencies for August. More
August 08, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has submitted a letter of support for Lone Star Circle of Care to establish an integrated health center at the University of Houston Health and Biomedical Sciences in Houston's Third Ward. More
August 08, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday announced an appointment to the Port Authority Advisory Committee. More
August 08, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that several Senators emphasized their support for reforming the state's school finance and retired teacher healthcare systems at a press conference. More
August 08, 2017 -- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America provided insurance advice for those impacted by the major storms in Texas. More
August 08, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 16-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Wisconsin's redistricting maps. More
August 08, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced that Dr. Aaron Velasco has been named the agency's new seismologist. More
August 08, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's news conference on the commitment to public education. More
August 08, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to overturn a decision by a lower court blocking Texas from cutting state Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. More
August 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced funeral and memorial services details for former Governor Mark White. More
August 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement has been reached in connection with an investigation into an illegal group boycott in the dental supply market. More
August 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the passing of former Governor Mark White. More
August 05, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the passing of former Governor Mark White. More
August 04, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated 48 new Highway Patrol Troopers. More
August 04, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the launch of a public service campaign for Child Support Awareness Month in the state. More
August 04, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to provide more opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. More
August 04, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has announced that it will provide $67 million in housing tax credits to finance the construction or rehabilitation of properties offering affordable housing options for Texans. More
August 04, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas this week assessed $531,291 in fines involving enforcement actions against pipeline operators and businesses in the state's oil and gas industry. More
August 04, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian applauded the confirmation of nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the United States Senate. More
August 04, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday issued a legal opinion regarding whether relatives of a public official may perform uncompensated work for the official’s office without violating nepotism laws if the relatives receive reimbursement of actual expenses or a per diem expense payment. More
August 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined President Donald Trump and other governors via video teleconference for the 2017 White House Hurricane Briefing. More
August 04, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has received an endorsement from the Conservative Roundtable of Texas. More
August 03, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced major weekend closures for US 290. More
August 03, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation regarding cyber-security for elections. More
August 03, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. More
August 02, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the Texas General Land Office's online sale of oil and gas leases has earned $42 million for the Permanent School Fund. More
August 02, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.56 billion in July, an increase of 7.9 percent from July 2016. More
August 02, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to evaluate their emergency plans as hurricane season continues. More
August 02, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to require the comptroller's office and state agencies to give preference to small businesses when purchasing goods or services with a value less than $500,000. More
August 01, 2017 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush has announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $19 million in additional funding to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred in 2015 and 2016. More
August 01, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today drew the ballot order for seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, which will appear on the November 7 election ballot. More
August 01, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's announcement that it would allocate approximately $19 million to Texas to support disaster recovery efforts. More
August 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for Manuel Raul Maese, who is on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been increased to $8,000. More
August 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office is accepting applications through October 1 for three paid law fellowships in the attorney general's office. More
August 01, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding whether wholly owning a motor vehicle manufacturer results in affiliation with that manufacturer for purposes of a subsection of the Occupations Code. More
July 31, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry on Monday announced the unanimous passage of The Texas Moms Matter Act. More
July 31, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced the arrest of 20-year-old Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive. More
July 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a coalition of 15 states in filing an amicus brief with the United States District Court for the District of Alaska in defense of the Congressional Review Act. More
July 31, 2017 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve will open hunting permit registration on September 1. More
July 31, 2017 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission today announced that the South East Texas Region has received $1,076,336 in grants through the Department of Homeland Security to prepare for complex coordinated terrorist attacks. More
July 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the 139th annual Sheriffs' Association Training Conference and Expo. More
July 31, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation urging Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. More
July 28, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has filed legislation to address school finance in Texas going forward. More
July 28, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott thanked legislators who supported bills restricting municipal annexation and extending the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. More
July 28, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a man from a fishing boat 15 miles east of the Port Mansfield Jetties. More
July 28, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed a resolution urging Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act. More
July 27, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday announced a slew of appointments. More
July 27, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian on Wednesday sent a letter to United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz encouraging the confirmation of the appointment of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More
July 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the United States Small Business Administration has granted his request to provide disaster assistance for Tom Green County. More
July 27, 2017 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas today issued statements on the Senate's approval of bills during the special session. More
July 27, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt on Wednesday issued a news release regarding the Senate's passage of property tax reform legislation. More
July 27, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has co-authored legislation to prevent unlawful employment practices regarding gender discrimination in payment compensation. More
July 26, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate approved the last of the bills relating to the special session agenda remaining on its calendar. More
July 26, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced that the Senate recessed after passing 18 bills in the span of a week. More
July 26, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today added Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez and Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona, both members of the MS-13 gant to the state's most wanted list. More
July 26, 2017 -- The Texas Senate today continued to address legislation on the special session agenda. More
July 26, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to create single-member districts for Fort Bend Independent School District's board of trustees. More
July 26, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement on the passage of the second reading of Senate Bill 19, legislation to provide for teacher bonuses and increases to the Teacher Retirement System. More
July 25, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced that the state's annual sales tax holiday will be Aug. 11-13. More
July 25, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today released its Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which provides a broad overview and update on gang activity in Texas. More
July 25, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt today announced that the Senate preliminarily passed Senate Bill 1, legislation regarding property tax reform, on Monday. More
July 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he joined West Virginia in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in a case regarding police frisk searches occurring on the suspicion a citizen is armed. More
July 25, 2017 -- The Texas Senate on Monday began debate on issues placed on the agenda for the special session by Governor Greg Abbott. More
July 25, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to revoke the state's voter identification law. More
July 24, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has added an amendment to Senate Bill 17, a bill that deals with maternal mortality. More
July 24, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has asked the United States Small Business Administration to declare Tom Green County a disaster area following severe storms that impacted the county the weekend of June 23-26. More
July 24, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to provide a pay raise for teachers, full-time librarians and full-time counselors. More
July 23, 2017 -- The Texas Senate today wrapped up committee hearings on the remaining issues on the special session agenda. More
July 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding deaths in an incident related to an apparent human trafficking operation in San Antonio. More
July 22, 2017 -- The Texas Senate today held committee meetings regarding legislation added to the special session, including local control issues. More
July 22, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a commercial fishing vessel taking on water 30 miles east of the Port Mansfield jetties. More
July 21, 2017 -- The Texas Senate this week began hearings on legislation added to the special session by Governor Greg Abbott. More
July 21, 2017 -- The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, in its July newsletter, announced the launch of its Buyers Be-Where online system to help prospective home buyers and sellers understand their risk relative to other properties in the area. More
July 21, 2017 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today provided oil and gas production statistics for the month of May. More
July 21, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 42,000 jobs in June. More
July 21, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to reform the criminal justice system by requiring the appointment of a special prosecutor when there is an officer-involved injury or death. More
July 20, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday has released a fee schedule for particular crime lab services. More
July 20, 2017 -- The Texas Senate Republican Caucus has issued a news release regarding the passage of sunset bills for the Texas Medical Board and other related agencies. More
July 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the state has been ranked as the top state for best business climate by Business Facilities Magazine. More
July 20, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation to provide full day pre-kindergarten to all Texas children. More
July 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today added 19 items to the special session of the Texas Legislature. More
July 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday expressed his disappointment after a federal judge sided with a group of Texas inmates who sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice over summer heat conditions at the Wallace Pack Unit northwest of Houston. More
July 19, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that two medical board extension bills are approaching passage. More
July 19, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised Texas residents to be prepared for high temperatures during the summer. More
July 19, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that he has filed legislation for the special session to create secure online voter registration for the state. More
July 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call for property tax reform is generating growing support. More
July 19, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has issued a reminder that the deadline for Texans to enroll their newborns into the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is July 31. More
July 18, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt has filed Senate Bill 1, special session legislation focused on property tax reform and relief. More
July 18, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the special session began with the passage of two bills through committee. More
July 18, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath today announced Texas Readers, a new comprehensive reading initiative. More
July 17, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner has filed a bill that would eliminate taxpayer funding for abortion providers or affiliates. More
July 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently obtained $25 million for the state in an illegal debt collecting suit. More
July 17, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a fugitive and a sex offender on the state's most wanted list were both apprehended on July 13. More
July 17, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a news release regarding the legislative special session, which begins on Tuesday. More
July 17, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that it has increased the reward to $6,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the 2002 murder of Dennis Matlock in Cherokee County. More
July 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the state will receive funding from the federal government in support of its border security operation. More
July 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that biopharmaceutical company Merck is locating its newest IT Hub in Austin. More
July 17, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions regarding two issues of state law, including whether municipal tree preservation ordinances may violate the Takings Clause of the Texas Constitution and whether a school district must hold a tax ratification election in specific circumstances. More
July 17, 2017 -- Texans for Dan Patrick today announced that a recent poll finds that a majority of Republican voters favor privacy legislation, including separate restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities for men and women. More
July 14, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today toured The Boeing Company's Global Services site in San Antonio. More
July 14, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the award of more than $1 million to support four new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit for Heroes program. More
July 14, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday announced the launch of the My35.org Sweepstakes, which can be entered by completing a driver safety quiz for a chance to win a trip to the 2017 iHeartRADIO Music Festival in Las Vegas. More
July 13, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Thursday filed House Bill 133, legislation which seeks to raise minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour. More
July 13, 2017 -- The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Wednesday presented 70 Texas FFA students with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi. More
July 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's news conference to lay out support for the special session agenda. More
July 13, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today encouraged communities affected by the 2015 flooding events to submit applications for Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery funds to pay for long-term housing and infrastructure recovery projects. More
July 13, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday medevaced a man from an offshore supply vessel approximately 40 miles southeast of Port O'Connor. More
July 12, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds has filed House Concurrent Resolution 17 urging Congress to preserve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More
July 12, 2017 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake has posted a release regarding a new state law requiring a license for applied behavior analysis. More
July 12, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Erasmo Zapata has been added to the state's most wanted sex offender list. More
July 12, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Tuesday reported that the commission issued a total of 1,305 original drilling permits in June. More
July 12, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $679.0 million in local sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts for July. More
July 11, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Samuel Steel, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been apprehended in Michigan. More
July 11, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the nomination of former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs to be Assistant Secretary of Policy Management and Budget at the United States Department of Interior. More
July 10, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has renewed his commitment to women's health and filed legislation to combat the problem of maternal mortality for the special session. More
July 10, 2017 -- The Texas Farm Bureau recently distributed $361,000 to victims of the March wildfires in the Texas panhandle. More
July 10, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding Governor Greg Abbott's proclamation for the legislative special session to extend expiration dates for several health-related agencies. More
July 10, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation for the upcoming special legislative session calling for the extension of several boards that were not extended in the 85th Legislative Session. More
July 08, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced that his office has reached a $900,000 agreed judgment with a Pearland developer in connection with the sale of property at an illegal Caldwell County subdivision known as Century Oak Estates. More
July 07, 2017 -- Guidry News Service is marking its 21st Birthday. On July 8, 1996, Guidry News Service was launched by Jim Guidry. More
July 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Governor's Mansion will be lit blue this evening in recognition of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day. More
July 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised a federal court decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's campus carry law. More
July 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Criminal Justice Division is accepting grant applications from law enforcement agencies seeking assistance in the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor. More
July 07, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in observance of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day. More
July 07, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will reopen on July 15. More
July 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening of Toyota's new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. More
July 06, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Briggs Clinton Lawhon, a fugitive added to the state's most wanted list. More
July 06, 2017 -- The Missouri City Leadership Luncheon Series will present Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds as guest speaker on July 13 to provide an overview of the 85th Legislative Session. More
July 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today called on all Texas law enforcement officers to turn on their red and blue lights on Friday at 10 a.m. in observance of the one-year anniversary of the attack on Dallas police officers. More
July 06, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that more than 8,000 commercial vehicles were inspected as part of the department's Roadcheck 2017 initiative. More
July 06, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.4 billion in June, 10.3 percent more than in June 2016. More
July 05, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today announced the regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year award. More
July 05, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Jose Fernando Bustos-Diaz, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $10,000. More
July 05, 2017 -- Terry Sain, a current Baytown City Council Member, today announced his intentions to run for Texas State Representative in District 128. More
July 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a news release regarding Texas Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Ron Simmons intent to draft legislation for the special session seeking to provide school choice for special need students. More
July 01, 2017 -- The Padre Island National Seashore today reported that the body of a deceased female was located in the portion of Malaquite beach that is closed to vehicles. More
June 30, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting a search for a man that went missing one mile southeast of Seadrift, Texas. More
June 30, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered the Texas flags in San Antonio to be lowered to half-staff in honor of San Antonio Police Officer Miguel Moreno, who died in a shooting on Thursday. More
June 30, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday reported that crews interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. More
June 30, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a news release regarding an announcement by Texas Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Phil King to draft legislation to create a school finance commission to reform the state's school finance system. More
June 30, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a decision by the Texas Supreme Court to allow a challenge to the City of Houston's extension of benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees while the traditional definition of marriage was still in force. More
June 29, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led nine other state attorneys general and the governor of Idaho in urging the Trump Administration to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. More
June 29, 2017 -- The Texas Governor's Office and the Texas Workforce Commission today announced the "We Hire Vets" employer recognition program in partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission. More
June 29, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it will increase traffic enforcement patrols during the Independence Day holiday weekend. More
June 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a news release regarding an announcement by Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt and State Representative Dennis Bonnen to draft property tax reform legislation for consideration during the special session. More
June 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that his agency will assist Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson in her ongoing investigation into allegations of widespread voter fraud in Dallas County precincts. More
June 28, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that NTT DATA Services is officially moving into its new North American headquarters in Plano. More
June 28, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded State Senator Konni Burton and State Representative Paul Workman for their intent to draft legislation for the special legislative session to expedite permitting processes for local governments. More
June 28, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles recently hosted the grand opening of the new Senate District 13 Fort Bend District Office. More
June 27, 2017 -- The Texas Farm Bureau is praising the Environmental Protection Agency's repeal of the Waters of the United States rule. More
June 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to repeal its Waters of the United States rule. More
June 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on an announcement by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt that he will propose to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule. More
June 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott praised Texas Senator Craig Estes and State Representative Jason Villalba on their intent to submit legislation during the upcoming special session to limit growth in local spending. More
June 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded Texas Senator Kelly Hancock and State Representatives Tan Parker and Mike Schofield for their intent to file legislation to limit growth in state spending to no more than the growth of the state's population and inflation. More
June 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief in a federal district court arguing that the Massachusetts and New York attorneys general are abusing their authority by punishing ExxonMobil Corporation for its climate change views. More
June 26, 2017 -- The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal court to block Texas Senate Bill 4. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a letter released June 17, denied a petition by Justin Renshaw, an attorney on behalf of the NW Gulf Federal Pilots, to initiate rulemaking proceedings related to the application process for branch pilot licenses issued under the Galveston County Pilots Licensing and Regulatory Act. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following the United States Supreme Court's decision to allow parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban to take effect. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor is seeking nominations of college-bound students for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today invited youth to attend the Missouri City Youth Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the state regarding a death penalty case involving Erick Davila. More
June 26, 2017 -- Keep Texas Beautiful today announced the selection of four new members to serve on its board of directors, as well as officers and board members for 2017-2018. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a news release regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to review a Colorado religious liberty case concerning a custom cake business that declined to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony. More
June 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded Texas Senator Charles Schwertner and State Representative Drew Springer for their intention to introduce legislation during the special session to prohibit local and state governments from providing taxpayer funds to abortion providers. More
June 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Department of Justice will support the defense of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's legislation banning "sanctuary cities." More
June 23, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place during the weekend along Interstate Highway 45 South between Scarsdale Boulevard and Fuqua Street in the Houston area in order to complete striping and tie in final lane configurations. More
June 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded Senator Lois Kolkhorst and Texas State Representatives Cindy Burkett, Shawn Thierry and Armando Walle on their intent to file legislation to extend the maternal mortality task force. More
June 23, 2017 -- The National Park Service today announced that both the north and south beaches at Padre Island National Seashore are open to vehicle traffic. More
June 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released his assessment of the Texas Relocation Report, noting that California tops the list of those relocating into Texas. More
June 22, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday hailed the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' dismissal of a a challenge against the state of Mississippi’s religious freedom law. More
June 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has praised Texas State Representative Dan Huberty and Texas State Senator Donna Campbell for their intention to author annexation legislation. More
June 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today applauded Texas State Representative Craig Goldman and Senator Kelly Hancock for the intention to draft legislation, to be considered in the upcoming special legislative session, to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud. More
June 22, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday announced that a new well log electronic system has reduced the burden on oil and gas well operators and resulted in the reduction of costs. More
June 22, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has reached a $74,995 agreement with a San Antonio-based travel service business regarding allegations the business violated the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other statutes. More
June 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday commended the City of Kermit for repealing its sales tax on plastic bags. More
June 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday joined 12 states in calling on California Insurance Commissioner David Jones to cease and desist from requiring insurance companies to publicly disclose investments in fossil fuels and urging companies to sign a "pledge" to divest from the coal industry. More
June 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has reached a $36,000 settlement with THEG, Inc., which did business as an online contact lens distributor, concerning the sale of lenses to consumers without requiring a valid prescription. More
June 21, 2017 -- Janice Reddig Coggeshall, Galveston's first woman mayor, passed away on Monday, June 19 at her home in Galveston. She was 81 years old. A funeral service is set for Saturday, June 24, at 2PM. More
June 21, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it is taking steps to prepare for the impact of Tropical Storm Cindy. More
June 21, 2017 -- The National Park Service today closed beaches at the Padre Island National Seashore to vehicle traffic and advised against swimming due to high tides and rip current dangers related to Tropical Storm Cindy. More
June 20, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Tuesday implored the Houston City Council to join the lawsuit against Senate Bill 4. More
June 20, 2017 -- The American Red Cross is making preparations to respond as Tropical Storm Cindy heads toward the Gulf Coast. More
June 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered the State Operations Center to raise its readiness level as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches the Gulf Coast. More
June 20, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1992 murder of Martha Yvonne Davenport. More
June 20, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a 20-state coalition in requesting the Environmental Protection Agency preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation’s water sources. More
June 19, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has posted a release regarding the newly formed partnership between Jonell Filtration Products Inc. and Texas State Technical College to provide job training using a $210,320 TWI Skills Development Fund grant. More
June 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today urged the Federal Communications Commission to deny a petition by the broadband industry to strip states of their authority to investigate and settle claims over false and misleading advertising about broadband Internet speed. More
June 19, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has released an open letter to Texans on Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a 10-state coalition supporting President Donald Trump's executive order regarding sanctuary cities. More
June 16, 2017 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving has announced that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will prompt first-time drunk driving offenders to install an ignition interlock on their vehicle. More
June 16, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program. More
June 16, 2017 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is notifying people about the accidental loss of protected personal information. More
June 15, 2017 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Thursday presented awards recognizing life-saving and other outstanding efforts. More
June 15, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has released a statement regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of Senate Bill 790 and House Bill 2182. More
June 15, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos recently led the Texas energy mission to Canada. More
June 15, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has launched a new informational series for natural disaster preparedness. More
June 15, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 25-year-old Jorge Luis Guardado to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. More
June 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office is working with a bipartisan coalition of a majority of state attorneys general on an investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids. More
June 15, 2017 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced the 2017 Governor's Volunteer Awards recipients. More
June 14, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds has announced a panel discussion on the need to create single member districts for the election of Fort Bend Independent School District Trustees. More
June 14, 2017 -- The National Park Service today reported a drowning incident at the Padre Island National Seashore. More
June 14, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding a shooting at a congressional baseball practice. More
June 14, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the selection of Lone Star Tangible Assets as the operator of the newly created Texas Bullion Depository. More
June 14, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today named the Office of Solicitor General’s fellowship program after the late Gregory S. Coleman, who served as the first solicitor general of Texas. More
June 13, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued three legal opinions, including an opinion regarding the application of the Government Code concerning sworn complaints filed wit the Texas Ethics Commission when those complaints become the subject of litigation. More
June 13, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt today announced that legislation he sponsored to allow patients with terminal or severe chronic diseases to access adult stem cell treatments has been signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. More
June 12, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen on Monday announced his bid for re-election. More
June 12, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement following Governor Greg Abbott's signing of the 2018-2019 state budget into law. More
June 12, 2017 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will receive a special legislative appropriation of $1 million dollars to bring high-speed internet connections to Texas communities via public libraries. More
June 12, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed the state's 2018-2019 budget into law. More
June 12, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Agapito Salinas, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been apprehended in Alma, Georgia. More
June 12, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that Tom Smelker has been named administrator of the future Texas Bullion Depository. More
June 11, 2017 -- Guests, distinguished speakers, and crew of the USS Gabrielle Giffords gathered at Pier 21 in Galveston on Saturday for the ship's commissioning ceremony. More
June 09, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today issued a report on drilling permits and completion statistics for May. More
June 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Support Division of his office received the award for Best Mobile/Wireless Project from the Center for Digital Government for its Child Support Interactive Mobile Web and Kiosk Project. More
June 09, 2017 -- The USS Gabrielle Giffords on Thursday hosted members of the media for a media tour in advance of the ship's commissioning ceremony, which will be held on Saturday. More
June 09, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Kevin Travis Waddell, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been captured in Del Valle, Texas. More
June 08, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller’s office on Thursday was honored for its work in rebuilding the agency’s website at an award ceremony recognizing excellence in digital government. More
June 08, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced a total closure at Fuqua near I-45 South this weekend. More
June 08, 2017 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today announced that it has presented Shelbi Greaves, a student at Texas A&M University, with the S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award. More
June 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding bills signed into law during the 85th legislative session. More
June 07, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday met with Sandy Phan-Gillis, a Texas resident detained in China for more than two years before being released on April 28, 2017. More
June 07, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about Texas Governor Greg Abbott's call for a special session. More
June 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Vice President Mike Pence at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston to announce the new astronaut candidate class. More
June 07, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law the Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act, legislation he introduced. More
June 07, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute a total of $640 million in local sales tax allocations for June. More
June 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced his support of the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard, an ozone regulation issued in 2015. More
June 07, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today announced that maternal mortality legislation will be considered in the Texas Special Legislative Session. More
June 06, 2017 -- The ACLU of Texas today issued a comment on the announcement of a special legislative session. More
June 06, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt today applauded the calling of a special legislative session for the summer. More
June 06, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following Governor Greg Abbott's announcement of a special legislative session. More
June 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today called a legislation special session to begin July 18 to consider 20 items. More
June 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he is leading a 16-state coalition urging President Donald Trump to lead a regulatory reform effort to protect individual rights from federal overreach. More
June 06, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday issued a statement on the filing of a lawsuit by the Texas Public Policy Foundation seeking to de-list the golden-cheeked warbler from the endangered species list. More
June 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily prohibiting foreign nationals from six countries from entering the country. More
June 06, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that troopers, inspectors and investigators will conduct intensified commercial vehicle inspections today through Thursday as part of Roadcheck 2017. More
June 05, 2017 -- Texas City Independent School District today issued a news release regarding the loss of approximately $11 million the district will not receive this school year due to the Texas Legislature failing to fund Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction. More
June 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement regarding Saturday's attacks in London. More
June 02, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced a major weekend closure of the I-69/Williams Way Bridge. More
June 02, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.5 billion in May. More
June 02, 2017 -- The Texas Health Care Association today announced that 55 nursing homes across the state were recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. More
June 02, 2017 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today spoke at the inaugural Heart of Business Summit. More
June 02, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the signing of Senate Bill 5, which includes changes to the state's Voter Identification law, and advised the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of its passages. More
June 01, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced the recent confirmation by the Texas Senate of the agency’s Employer Commissioner Ruth Ruggero Hughs and Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez III. More
June 01, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has joined more than 60 "Climate Mayors" from across the United States in vowing to honor the Paris Agreement’s goals to fight climate change. More
June 01, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian on Thursday applauded President Donald Trump for removing the United States from the Paris Climate Accords. More
June 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday praised President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. More
June 01, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday certified the 2018-2019 state budget. More
June 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that, weather permitting, contractors will close Interstate Highway 45 June 9-12 at FM 1374 as part of the construction of a new overpass. More
June 01, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick today delivered keynote remarks at the LNGgc Americas Conference in Houston. More
June 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that his office has reached a settlement with home security company Vivint regarding allegations it violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
May 31, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Wednesday convened his first meeting as Chair of the Border Trade Advisory Committee. More
May 31, 2017 -- The United States Department of Agriculture is inviting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities. More
May 31, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement on the signing into law of House Bill 7, legislation he authored to overhaul the legal process surrounding Child Protective Services suits. More
May 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed several bills reforming the state's foster care system and Child Protective Services. More
May 31, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether municipal courts are authorized to report juvenile convictions for drug paraphernalia offenses to the Texas Department of Public Safety. More
May 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a brief in the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals urging the court to reverse a decision that blocked implementation on the state's new rules regarding the disposition of fetal remains. More
May 31, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 4, legislation banning "Sanctuary cities." More
May 30, 2017 -- The Coastal Conservation Association today applauded passage of a resolution signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott encouraging the United States Congress to adopt policies allowing the state to manage the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation implementing statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies. More
May 29, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the end of the 85th Texas Legislative Session. More
May 29, 2017 -- Texas Senate News today issued a report on the end of the 85th Regular Session. More
May 28, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry on Saturday issued a statement in her vote against the Texas budget. More
May 28, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Saturday applauded the Texas Legislature for fully funding his request for preserving and protecting the Alamo. More
May 27, 2017 -- Texas State Senator José Menéndez today issued a statement regarding the passage of David's Law, legislation designed to combat and prevent cyberbullying, which will now be brought before Governor Greg Abbott for signing. More
May 27, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement regarding the passage of the General Appropriations Act. More
May 27, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the passage of the General Appropriations Act, providing for the budget for 2018-2019. More
May 27, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the Texas Legislative Memorial Ceremony. More
May 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation which increases security for judges. More
May 27, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles on Friday issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation addressing school food donation, which will now be sent to Governor Greg Abbott for signature. More
May 26, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement on his vote in opposition to legislation for the supplemental budget. More
May 26, 2017 -- The Texas Senate News today reported that legislators negotiating the state's budget have reached an agreement and are ready to present a final budget to each chamber. More
May 26, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that two fugitives on the state's most wanted sex offenders list have been captured this week. More
May 26, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded families about the importance of saving for their children's higher education expenses using 529 college savings plans. More
May 26, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos this week led a delegation on an economic development mission to China. More
May 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation into law that will reduce the fee for a license to carry a handgun. More
May 26, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Thursday reported that it assessed $311,914 in fines involving 168 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses in the oil and gas industry and for pipeline safety. More
May 25, 2017 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project have joined the lawsuit challenging Texas Senate Bill 4, which demands that local governments and their employees engage in federal immigration enforcement practices. More
May 25, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has approved funding for Pearland Regional Airport. More
May 25, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Thursday reported that the Senate approved tweaks to the new school accountability system on the last day to pass bills in the current legislative session. More
May 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today signed into law Senate Bill 7, legislation that aims to "crack down" on inappropriate teacher-student relationships in Texas. More
May 25, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Wednesday issued a statement regarding passage of legislation he introduced to reform child welfare laws and procedures. More
May 25, 2017 -- The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has provided tips for coastal residents to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which officially begins on June 1. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that Texas will receive more than $2.2 million in a $33 million, 43-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday joined a 10-state coalition in sending a letter to President Donald Trump, urging withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday has issued a statement following the Texas House rejection of House Bill 21. More
May 24, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has addressed the approval of the conference report for Senate Bill 2190, the Houston Pension Solution, which is the last step in the legislative process. More
May 24, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that it will participate in enhanced enforcement efforts during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Baylor College of Medicine will receive $2 million through a settlement reached with Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding allegations the company monopolized the market for the drug Acthar. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the passage of voter identification legislation. More
May 24, 2017 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would reform the pension fund for Dallas police officers and firefighters. More
May 24, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that an $18.5 million settlement has been reached in a multi-state investigation into Target's 2013 data breach. More
May 23, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity to its iWatch program. More
May 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday announced that the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will provide $547,000 in funding to emergency shelters and residential facilities for support services to help reduce the number of high-needs children in foster care currently without placements. More
May 23, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has issued a statement regarding the passage of the city's pension reform plan in the Senate. More
May 23, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that hte United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded an additional $50.7 million to the state to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding that occurred in 2015 and 2016. More
May 23, 2017 -- The Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate has reached a deal regarding the state's budget. More
May 22, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement following the recent passage of House Bill 21. More
May 22, 2017 -- The ACLU of Texas today issued a statement regarding Texas Senate's passage of House Bill 3859 concerning conscience rights for child welfare caseworkers and adoption and foster agencies. More
May 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced results from a Violent Crime Reduction Operation he launched in Houston. More
May 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that 23 South Texas law enforcement officials have signed onto his op-ed regarding sanctuary cities. More
May 21, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation protecting religious sermons from subpoena by state and local governments. More
May 20, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today assisted in the search for a man missing off Matagorda Beach. More
May 20, 2017 -- The Texas Senate this week advanced legislation setting statewide regulations for ridesharing companies and a law prohibiting texting while driving. More
May 19, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that a manufacturing consortium, including Aramark, Marathon-Norco Aerospace, Trane and Vossloh Fastening Systems, has partnered with McLennan Community College to provide job training using a $688,760 TWC Skills Development Fund grant. More
May 19, 2017 -- The Texas Supreme Court today issued an opinion in the matter of Galveston County Judge Mark Henry vs. 56th District Court Judge of Galveston County Lonnie Cox. More
May 19, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Johnny June Mason, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been captured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. More
May 19, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement regarding the Senate's passage of legislation that would eliminate straight-ticket voting in the state. More
May 19, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday issued a statement following an announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that it would award Texas more than $50 million to support disaster recovery efforts. More
May 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging it to suspend, review and consider regulations challenged by the state and pending in court. More
May 19, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 30,400 jobs in April. More
May 19, 2017 -- The Texas Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved $1.7 billion in supplemental spending to reconcile the current fiscal year with appropriations made in 2015. More
May 18, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced a weekend closure at the I-10 Katy Freeway and I-610 West Loop. More
May 18, 2017 -- Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office George P. Bush was the special guest at today's dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Galveston’s beaches More
May 18, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today participated in the 2017 Invest in America! Summit hosted by the United States Chamber of Commerce. More
May 18, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today announced that legislation he supports addressing food insecurity and repeal of the Driver Responsibility Program has advanced in the Senate. More
May 18, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today announced that they have sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control asking about how the agency is coordinating with Texas to prepare for the threat of the Zika virus during the summer. More
May 18, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that closures will take place along Interstate Highway 45 during the weekend due to construction at White Oak Bayou in Houston. More
May 17, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has issued a statement regarding the statewide ridesharing bill. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday released a statement following the passage of the Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform bill. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of the statewide ridesharing bill. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Wednesday reported that a bill that would set statewide standards for the operation of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft was approved in the Senate. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Governor's Mansion will be lit blue tonight as part of the continuing commemoration of National Police Week. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit regarding Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack to allow volunteer chaplains to open his court proceedings in prayer. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Hudson Product Holdings, Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operation at the company's headquarters outside of Rosenberg, Texas. More
May 17, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. bush will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the completion of a $19.5 million beach expansion project between 10th and 61st streets in Galveston. More w/Video
May 16, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release regarding legislation which seeks to end reading and math assessment testing for fifth and eighth grades. More
May 16, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the Texas Department of Public Safety memorial service honoring fallen peace officers. More
May 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief in support of school rights. More
May 15, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate State Affairs Committee took a second look at a bill banning texting and driving. More
May 15, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Raul Gonzalez, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
May 15, 2017 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is hosting a public comment period through June 26 for the state's draft Multi-Year Implementation Plan for the use of funds under the federal RESTORE Act. More
May 15, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today issued a statement regarding blockage of legislation she introduced to investigate the causes of mortality rates of African American women giving birth in the state. More
May 12, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has provided and review of the week's activities at the Senate. More
May 12, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today held a call with United States Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. More
May 12, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded 18 grants, totaling more than $1.26 million,to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps that focus on science, technology, engineering and math. More
May 12, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a ruling from a U.S. District Court upholding a decision by the City of Dallas to refuse to allow a pornography convention at the Dallas Convention Center. More
May 12, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday issued two legal opinions regarding matters of state law, including the applicability of the International Energy Conservation Code to new school district building construction after November 1, 2016. More
May 12, 2017 -- The Texas Health Care Association on Thursday issued a news release regarding approval of legislation to address funding for nursing homes. More
May 12, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement regarding his appointment as Second Vice Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. More
May 11, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Thursday spoke with students, operators and technology experts who gathered for the 2017 Technology Forum hosted by the Texas Oil & Gas Institute. More
May 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced that his office dismissed a lawsuit against Brownsville after the city formally repealed its illegal sales tax on plastic bags. More
May 11, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Thursday reported that the Senate unanimously approved the Sandra Bland Act, a piece of legislation intended to improve the treatment of individuals with possible mental health issues in county jails. More
May 11, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioners Christi Craddick, Ryan Sitton and Wayne Christian on Wednesday issued statements in response to the passage of House Bill 1818, the Railroad Commission's Sunset legislation. More
May 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested disaster assistance through the United States Small Business Administration for Van Zandt County following storms that struck the area in April. More
May 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Kevin Lilly of Houston as presiding officer of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. More
May 10, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu has issued a statement regarding the passages of House Bills 7 and 39, both of which seek to enact comprehensive Child Protective Services reform. More
May 10, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Wednesday reported that the Senate approved a bill to ensure that day care facilities can keep epinephrine auto-injectors on site. More
May 10, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that David Lee Gonzales, a fugitive on the state's most wanted lists, is in custody after surrendering to authorities in Houston. More
May 10, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $788 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments. More
May 10, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today urged Texans to prepare for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1. More
May 10, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Tuesday testified before the Texas Senate Education Committee regarding legislation to create single member districts for the Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees. More
May 09, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry has announced that she has been named to the Steering Committee for Texas Maternal Mortality. More
May 09, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the Senate passed a bill that would allow two immigrant centers to continue to hold children. More
May 09, 2017 -- The Texas Governor's Office today announced that Texas has been named the "Best State for Business" for 2017 by Chief Executive. More
May 09, 2017 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a bulletin regarding the closure of federal waters off Texas to shrimp trawling on May 15. More
May 08, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday issued a statement following the passage of Texas Senate Bill 2190, the Houston Pension Solution, in the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Monday released a statement regarding the preliminary approval of House Bill 7. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate approved a bill that would allow public school teachers, who are licensed to carry handguns, to store their handguns in their cars when parked on school grounds. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to uphold the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt today announced that legislation he introduced to authorize the Texas Education Agency to formally designate an Office of Inspector General has been unanimously approved by the Senate. More
May 08, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $780,462 Skills Development Fund grant to Lone Star College to provide job training for construction firm, Webber. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry on Friday announced that two bills she introduced have been passed out of the House of Representatives with unanimous support. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in his recent issue of "Fiscal Notes", discusses the state's high ranking nationally for women-owned businesses. More
May 08, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement regarding the signing of Senate Bill 4, legislation banning sanctuary cities, into law. More
May 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation banning sanctuary cities in the state. More
May 07, 2017 -- Gary Rose comments on “Drinking Water Week,” a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of water and the essential role it plays in our daily lives. More
May 07, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting a search for a boater who went missing on Saturday in Copano Bay. More
May 05, 2017 -- The Texas Municipal League has posted a commentary regarding the passage of three bills during the final weeks of the 85th Texas Legislature it feels pose threats to Texas cities. More
May 05, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release recapping a week that included the passage of legislation banning "sanctuary cities". More
May 05, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of David Lee Gonzales, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
May 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt today hosted a roundtable discussion regarding Zika prevention. More
May 05, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday held an event in Houston launching its "Click It or Ticket" campaign for the area. More
May 05, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of bills directly related to and affecting Fort Bend County. More
May 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the National Day of Prayer observance at Sam's Memorial Stadium in Brownsville, Texas. More
May 05, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued an advisory regarding closures of Interstate Highway 45 from FM 528 to Scarsdale Boulevard related to the I-45 South project. More
May 04, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty. More
May 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has released a statement after the Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States. More
May 04, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Thursday reported that the Senate voted to eliminate vehicle safety inspections. More
May 04, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is accepting applications to serve on the Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities. More
May 04, 2017 -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released its released a report on Minimum Wage Workers in Texas for 2016. More
May 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt today sent a letter to county judges and mayors asking for their assistance in combating the Zika virus. More
May 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday participated in a conference call on Zika virus response and prevention efforts in Texas and across the country. More
May 04, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement regarding the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards by a Dallas police officer. More
May 04, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety, in observance of Motorcyle Safety and Awareness Month, today urged drivers to use extra caution around motorcycles on roads and highways. More
May 03, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday discussed priorities for Texas included in the bipartisan legislation to fund the government, including border security, law enforcement, and disaster relief. More w/ Video
May 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday held a call with United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. More
May 03, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Wednesday reported that the Senate voted to concur in House amendments to Senate Bill 4, the "sanctuary city" bill, sending the measure to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's desk. More
May 03, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today welcomed energy leaders to the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. More
May 03, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today awarded 26 grants, totaling $5 million, to public community and technical colleges and school districts for job training in high-demand occupations. More
May 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. will be expanding its facilities in Fort Worth to support its supply management, logistics and transportation management operations. More
May 03, 2017 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the Texas Victim Services Association biannual conference and 20th anniversary celebration. More
May 02, 2017 -- The University of St. Thomas has received a $6.5 million contribution that brings it closer to a $100 million endowment. More
May 02, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the Senate approved new eminent domain protections. More
May 02, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a ruling concerning the Stream Protection Rule. More
May 02, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenue for April totaled $2.44 billion, a 2.5 percent increase over April 2016. More
May 02, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Eusebio DeLeon has been captured. More
May 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation that will prohibit all state agencies from contracting with and certain public funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel. More
May 02, 2017 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation honored the dedication of the space workers at their annual awards banquet on Friday by presenting the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Awards. More
May 02, 2017 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the summer and a preliminary assessment for the fall, as well as an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves Report for the coming years. More
May 02, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Monday joined the Consulate General of Isreal to the Southwestern United States to celebrate Israel's 69th Independence Day. More
May 02, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans regarding price gouging following the severe weather and tornadoes that struck the state during the weekend. More
May 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that Texas and 13 other states filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court to uphold Arizona’s right to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens. More
May 01, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement following the passage of Senate Bill 2190, or the Houston First Responders Pension Plan. More
May 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed three individuals to the Texas Board of Respiratory Care. More
May 01, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate approved the Houston pension fix. More
May 01, 2017 -- The City of Houston today issued a news release regarding the approval of the legislation reforming the city's pension system by the Texas Senate. More
May 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Agapito Salinas, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $12,500. More
May 01, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of the second annual Save Texas History program fundraising campaign. More
April 30, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited Van Zandt County following tornadoes that struck the area. More
April 30, 2017 -- The American Red Cross of the Texas Gulf Coast has announced it is on standby to assist those impacted by tornadoes in North Texas on Saturday. More
April 30, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued four people from a capsized boat approximately 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Texas. More
April 29, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception honoring educators from across Texas. More
April 29, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement on the release of Sandy Phan-Gillis, a Texas resident, after being detained in China for more than two years. More
April 28, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated three Troopers and three canines from an eight-week training program. More
April 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday applauded an appeals court decision that should allow the Trump administration to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. More
April 28, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the start of budget negotiations in the Texas House and Senate. More
April 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday joined a 22-state coalition in filing an amicus brief urging the 6th Circuit United States Court of Appeals to uphold a district court's decision on legislative prayer. More
April 28, 2017 -- The Senate Education Committee on Thursday heard two bills that would make changes to the public education accountability system passed last session. More
April 28, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles on Thursday announced that legislation aimed at increasing jobs in the state have been approved by the Senate. More
April 28, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement on the passage of the charter facilities funding bill. More
April 27, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement regarding House's approval of Senate Bill 4. More
April 27, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 4. More
April 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Charles E. "Charlie" Holder of Vidor and William G. "Will" Jenkins, III of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
April 27, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday issued a report on oil and gas production statistics for the state for February. More
April 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents at their respective universities and a student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
April 26, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Higher Education Committee discussed the issue of campus censorship in the wake of a number of high profile incidents in other states. More
April 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a rally for the Texas Charter School Association. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Education Committee considered and quickly approved a measure that its author says will help communities protect kids walking to or from school as they pass through dangerous areas. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Tuesday released a statement regarding the presentation of his Special Prosecutor Bill before the House Committee of Homeland Security & Public Safety. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that more than 6,700 volunteers helped pick up more than 78 tons of trash from Texas beaches on Saturday during the 31st annual Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Sarah Davis today announced that House Bill 84 and House Bill 63, legislation which extends the expiration date of the Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas, have been approved by the House. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Monday led the second in a series of rural economic development summits as part of Governor Greg Abbott's Texas Rural Economic Development Initiative. More
April 25, 2017 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has announced that the state will begin providing statewide Medicaid benefits for mosquito repellent on May 1 in order to prevent transmission of the Zika virus. More
April 25, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday sent a letter, cosigned by more than 60 Texas leaders, to President Donald Trump urging the inclusion of a coastal barrier system for the Houston/Galveston by area in his national infrastructure plans. More
April 24, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and the Railroad Commission have recently launched their first virtual reality video that takes Texans on a tour of the energy industry. More
April 24, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate Finance Committee took up a bill that its author says will help the state understand the true cost in state funds of illegal immigration in Texas. More
April 24, 2017 -- The Offshore Energy Center is hosting an open house to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum on Wednesday, April 26th. Admission is free for the day. More
April 23, 2017 -- The Charles E. Hawkins Squadron of the Texas Navy hosted a flag presentation ceremony on the visiting Spanish galleon replica El Galeon at Pier 21 in Galveston on Saturday, April 22. More
April 22, 2017 -- Thousands of Texans gathered today, Earth Day 2017, on Texas’ most popular beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast to help in the 31st GLO Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup. More
April 21, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Friday released a statement regarding the upcoming committee hearing for the Special Prosecutor Bill. More
April 21, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Friday reported that the Senate Education Committee recently considered bills pertaining to school finance. More
April 21, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 9,500 jobs in March. More
April 21, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement regarding approval by the House of legislation to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18. More
April 21, 2017 -- Texas State Senator José Menéndez today issued a statement following the Senate Committee on State Affairs' approval of David's Law, legislation regarding cyberbullying. More
April 21, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 31st Annual Adopt-A-Beach Coast-Wide Spring Cleanup on Saturday. More
April 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement in response to a federal court ruling concerning the state's 2011 redistricting Texas House maps. More
April 20, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday filed an amicus brief in federal court to support the First Amendment rights of Dallas-based ExxonMobil Corporation. More
April 20, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Thursday reported that the Senate tentatively approved a bill that would let citizens vote before annexation by a city. More
April 20, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today announced that Senate Bill 677, which would allow the Windham School District and Texas Department of Criminal Justice to put together a task force to assess the daily activities of inmates, has been unanimously approved by the Senate. More
April 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed ten members to the Texas School Safety Center Board. More
April 19, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that the Texas Senate has approved legislation he offered to protect seniors and persons with disabilities from abuse in nursing homes and other care settings. More
April 19, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement on the 100th day of the 85th Legislative Session. More
April 19, 2017 -- The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday heard testimony regarding a bill that would reform the school finance formula. More
April 19, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles participated in welcoming the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to the State Capitol to celebrate the 100th day at the Texas Legislature. More
April 19, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has announced he will participate in the Earth Day Texas event on Saturday in Dallas. More
April 19, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that San Patricio County has been selected as the site for the development of a petrochemical plant by ExxonMobil and SABIC US Projects, LLC. More
April 18, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the Senate Education Committee considered extending school hold-harmless funding. More
April 18, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Greater Houston Partnership State of the State luncheon. More
April 18, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued several legal opinions regarding state law, including whether Texas election judges are required to take the oath of office prescribed by Texas Constitution Article XVI, Section 1. More
April 18, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Billy Wayne Gilliland, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been arrested in Harris County following a tip. More
April 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today field an amicus brief in defense of President Donald Trump's "1-in-2-out" executive order, which directs federal agencies to repeal two regulations for each new rule they issue. More
April 18, 2017 -- The Port of Corpus Christi today is considering the approval of the first woman deputy port pilot for the Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots. More
April 18, 2017 -- Keep Texas Beautiful today announced that it is partnering with Unilever and H-E-B to raise funds in support of KTB's statewide fall trash cleanups being held in honor of the organization's 50th anniversary. More
April 18, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today sent a letter to United States Customs and Border Protection expressing concerns regarding a proposal that would modify interpretations of rules for vessels transporting specialized equipment used by the offshore oil and gas industry. More
April 17, 2017 -- Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick recently touted Texas as a leading player in clean energy techology in an editorial she wrote. More
April 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award. More
April 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today reappointed three members to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, including E. F. "Mano" DeAyala of Houston. More
April 17, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner today filed legislation urging Congress to halt investments in Russia until federal investigations into election tampering and related interference are complete. More
April 14, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 31st Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup on April 22. More
April 13, 2017 -- The Texas Lieutenant Governor's Office has posted a release about he Department of Family and Protective Services' faith-based collaboration to serve the state's children. More
April 13, 2017 -- Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax passed away today. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton issued statements on his death. More
April 13, 2017 -- The Texas House Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure on Wednesday met to hold a public hearing regarding several proposed bills related to the committee, including legislation to the financing of port projects such as channel widening, and three bills related to the state's cruise industry. More
April 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the valve-opening ceremony of NRG, JX Nippon and Hilcorp's Petra Nova carbon capture, enhanced oil recovery system installed at the W.A. Parish power plant. More
April 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Hulu, LLC will open a new viewer experience operations headquarters in San Antonio. More
April 12, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Wednesday reported that a county clerk marriage license bill received final approval. More
April 12, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today announced that legislation to preserve the first desegregated golf course in the South, the Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin, has advanced out of the Senate. More
April 12, 2017 -- H-E-B today announced that the company has reached the status of the largest privately held employer in the state, with more than 90,000 partners in Texas and more than 10,000 in Mexico. More
April 12, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday hosted a reception at the Governor's Mansion recognizing industry-leading companies and business executives from the state. More
April 12, 2017 -- The American Red Cross today announced that David Brady has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross of the Texas Gulf Coast. More
April 12, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $620 million in sales tax revenue to local governments for the month of April. More
April 12, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement in response to a federal court ruling on Texas' voter identification law. More
April 11, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued three men from a grounded shrimp boat near Pass Cavalo. More
April 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced the Texas Transition Alliance to expand employment and training opportunities for military service members and their families. More
April 11, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the Senate tentatively approved a bill that would allow a county clerk to notify the commissioner's court that they have a sincerely-held religious objection to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or for another reason that is not protected under law. More
April 11, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in the latest issue of "Fiscal Notes", discusses the possible impact of the expansion of the Panama Canal on Texas ports. More
April 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed three members to the governing board of the Department of Information Resources. More
April 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian to serve as the state's official representative to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. More
April 11, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Billy Wayne Gilliland, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
April 11, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement regarding his vote in support of the House version of the state's budget. More
April 10, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding Texans that they can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, April 22-24. More
April 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has reported that a program that ties vehicle registration renewal to child support has generated more than $1 million in back payments from delinquent parents since it was implemented. More
April 10, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday elevated the Texas State Operations Center to Level 3 activation as heavy rain and potential flash flooding is set to impact various parts of the state. More
April 10, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate Finance Committee considered legislation pertaining to Internet sale tax. More
April 10, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new operation to crack down on the rise of gang-related violent crime in Houston and Harris County. More
April 10, 2017 -- University of Houston today announced that researchers have found that confusion over the Texas voter identification law caused some registered voters to not vote during the 2016 general election. More
April 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a coalition of 15 states in filing an amicus brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding President Donald Trump's revised order on immigration. More
April 09, 2017 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the 10th Annual Conference for Women on Thursday, April 6, recognizing “Outstanding Texas Women” More
April 09, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday medevaced two victims from a car accident at a remote location on the Matagorda Peninsula. More
April 07, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate approved two bills this week that could impact the cost of college tuition for Texas families. More
April 07, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today issued a report on drilling permits and completion statistics for March 2017. More
April 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Kubota Tractor Corporation North American headquarters. More
April 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the Trump Administration for suspending three surveys by the Bureau of Land Management concerning the Red River. More
April 07, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Thursday addressed the Keynote Dinner for the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. More
April 06, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Thursday reported that the State Affairs Committee considered a bill that would target cyberbullying. More
April 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Veterans Commission. More
April 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday attended the grand opening of the new McKesson Corporation Facility. More
April 06, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas this week assessed $459,081 in fines against oil and gas pipeline operators and businesses. More
April 06, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of the Spring 2017 Bond Election Roundup, which details bond election proposals for several local governments. More
April 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced that he has filed an amicus brief urging a federal appeal's court to support a religious organization's right to speak about and offer alternatives to abortion. More
April 06, 2017 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the approval of Houston's pension solution by the Texas House Committee on Pensions. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday considered two bills that would reform the state's Driver Responsibility Program. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed Boeing Global Services's headquarters to Texas, which will house the company's leadership and support staff and will serve as the central hub for 20,000 employees around the world. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded business owner that April 17 is the deadline for filing property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement urging Congress to immediately restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act. More
April 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today called for passage of the Free Speech Fairness Act by Congress, which would allow churches to participate in political debates. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Tuesday released a statement regarding House Bill 2958, a piece of legislation pertaining to landfill operation. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has issued a statement following the passage of three pieces of legislation in the Senate. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Tuesday released a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 19, a bill to limit tuition growth at public universities and tie future tuition increases to performance. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the Senate approved strict campus sexual assault reporting rules. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at a workshop on combating child sex-trafficking. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.4 billion in March, reflecting a 3 percent increase compared to the same month in 2016. More
April 04, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported that work zone fatalities increased by 27 percent in 2016. More
April 04, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a reception honoring leading companies and CEOs from Texas. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening on Monday testified in support of Senate Bill 740 before the Senate State Affairs Committee. More
April 03, 2017 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Monday offered an additional reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in the murder of Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Monday reported that the Senate State Affairs Committee considered a bill that would make sweeping changes to TRS-Care. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of the second annual Texas Adopt-A-Beach Better Beaches fundraising campaign. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the death of Harris County Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a news release regarding National Crime Victims' Rights Week. More
April 03, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Johnny June Mason has been increased to $8,000. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the fatal shooting of Harris County Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood. More
April 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the fatal shooting of Harris County Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood. More
April 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today elevated the readiness level of the State Operations Center in response to severe weather. More
March 31, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Friday released a statement regarding the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce Black Business Day at the Capitol. More
March 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Governor's Committee On People With Disabilities. More
March 31, 2017 -- The Texas Senate this week approved three major pieces of legislation, including the state's budget. More
March 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named David Whitley as his new Deputy Chief of Staff and Gaby Fuentes as acting Appointments Director. More
March 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. 281 Expansion Project in the San Antonio area. More
March 31, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today issued a statement regarding the Senate's approval of SB 3, legislation to expand school choice. More
March 31, 2017 -- The Texas Senate recently approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 32, legislation which urges Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast. More
March 30, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement on the passage of Senate Bill 3 - School Choice. More
March 30, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate passed a narrowed version of the bill intended to let some families use public funds to pay for private school tuition. More
March 30, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has urged motorists to stay focused on the road as distracted-driving crashes increase statewide. More
March 30, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a travel alert regarding the US 290 HOV. More
March 30, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today spoke at a meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission regarding concerns about minority firms selected for highway and road projects by the Texas Department of Transportation, particularly the Texas 288 Tollway Expansion. More
March 30, 2017 -- The Texas Senate Transportation Committee today approved SB 28, the Texas Port Expansion Act. More
March 30, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 28, the Texas Port Expansion Act. More
March 30, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the new Charles Schawb North Austin Campus. More
March 30, 2017 -- The Texas Railroad Commission on Wednesday reported oil and gas production statistics for January. More
March 29, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday released a statement following the passage of Senate Bill 30 - Educate and Inform - The Community Safety Act. More
March 29, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release regarding the passage of a measure that would create police interaction education. More
March 29, 2017 -- Union Pacific today announced plans to invest approximately $466 million in in rail infrastructure in Texas. More
March 28, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds has released a statement after standing with fellow representative Hellen Giddings as she presented House Bills 1507 and HB 1508 to the press. More
March 28, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has selected Grand Parkway Infrastructure, whose equity members include Ferrovial Agroman US, Granite Construction Co. and Webber, LLC, to serve as the design-builder to develop, design, construct and maintain approximately 44 miles of State Highway 99/Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2 in Chambers, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties. More
March 28, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released statements regarding the passage of three bills in the Senate, including its version of the state budget. More
March 28, 2017 -- Texas Senate News on Tuesday reported that the Senate passed its version of the state budget. More
March 28, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Jose Mario Lopez has been added to the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
March 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on President Donald Trump's executive order regarding the Clean Power Plan. More
March 28, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today unveiled a 50-state scorecard comparing Texas with other states in key areas. More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed a petition in Bexar County District Court seeking a temporary restraining order as well as a temporary and permanent injunction against Stop by Mart and its owner, Sung Kyu Choe, for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release about the tentative passage of a bill that would bring the Texas Voter Identification law into compliance with federal court rulings. More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that the Texas Senate passed SB20, the "Pro-Life Insurance Act." More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding an announcement by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions that it will withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities" that do not comply with immigration laws and enforcement. More
March 27, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is co-sponsoring the 2017 Texas Science and Engineering Fair, which is being held this weekend at The University of Texas at San Antonio. More
March 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a 13-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in support of President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration. More
March 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday assisted in the rescue of eight people following a boat collision near the Port Aransas jetties. More w/Video
March 25, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday medevaced an injured man from a fishing cabin approximately 8 miles south of Baffin Bay. More
March 25, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in waters off Southern Texas. More
March 24, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release regarding this week's passage of two bills intended to reduce the tax burden on property owners and businesses. More
March 24, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas this week assessed $697,568 in fines against operators and businesses related to enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. More
March 24, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined President Donald Trump at the White House to to announce that Charter Communications will open a new Spanish-language call center in McAllen, Texas. More
March 24, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 6,700 jobs in February. More
March 23, 2017 -- Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick on Thursday joined industry experts, academics and public officials at the Texas A&M University 2017 Energy Law Symposium to discuss future opportunities and challenges for the United States and global energy industry. More
March 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Ryan Brannan as Commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance. More
March 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to maintain the state's stay of the EPA's Regional Hazard Rule. More
March 23, 2017 -- The State Affairs Committee today examined several bill intended to deal with the issue of sexual assault on campus. More
March 23, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the United States Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes Transition at Fort Bliss. More
March 22, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Tonya Baer to the Office of Public Utility Counsel. More
March 22, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Higher Education Committee considered a number of approaches to combat rising tuition at public universities in Texas. More
March 22, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that it is closing commercial and recreational oyster harvesting in an additional area of Matagorda Bay effective March 25. More
March 22, 2017 -- The Texas Municipal League on Tuesday issued a news release regarding SB 2, state legislation that would place 5 percent cap on city property tax increases. More
March 22, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the completion of the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan. More
March 22, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill 1 by the Senate Finance Committee. More
March 22, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today voiced support for SB 822, legislation to preserve and protect Austin's Lions Municipal Golf Course, the first integrated golf course in the South. More
March 22, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard today medevaced a man from an offshore supply vessel approximately 14 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge at Sabine Pass. More
March 22, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host an open house meeting on Thursday regarding the upcoming reconstruction of the Elysian Viaduct bridge structure from Brooks Street to Commerce Street in Houston. More
March 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed a motion seeking to intervene into a lawsuit challenging a new rule by the United States Bureau of Land Management. More
March 21, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement following the passage of Senate Bill 17 - Franchise Tax Reduction. More
March 21, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate on Tuesday passed two bills intended to slow the growth of property taxes and gradually phase out the state franchise tax. More
March 21, 2017 -- Americans for Prosperity-Texas today issued a statement regarding the approval of SB 2 and SB 17, measures regarding property taxes and the Margins Tax, by the Texas Senate. More
March 21, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in a special edition of Fiscal Notes, today discussed the long-term financial obligations facing the Texas state government. More
March 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans to be aware of a recurring tax-related scam involving call from people masquerading as Internal Revenue Service agents. More
March 21, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding procedures for a grand jury to report its findings and the district clerk's obligations related to the report. More
March 20, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday considered a bill which will ease handgun license costs. More
March 20, 2017 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited the Amarillo Fire Department Central Fire Station, which had participated in the response to recent wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. More
March 20, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a Department of Homeland Security report on the number of criminally charged illegal immigrants released from custody due to the denial of detainer requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More
March 20, 2017 -- Keep Texas Beautiful today announced the winners of the 2017 Governor's Community Achievement awards. More
March 17, 2017 -- The Texas Senate this week approved Senate Bill 6 and other legislation to be considered at the House of Representatives. More
March 17, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today announced that he has been appointed to serve as Border Commerce Coordinator by Governor Greg Abbott. More
March 17, 2017 -- The Texas House Select Committee on Texas, Innovation and Infrastructure on Monday received testimony during its inaugural meeting, including testimony from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, regarding the Corps' mission and discussion of studies into a coastal storm surge barrier for the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 17, 2017 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve has announced that it will participate in Operation Dry Water, an effort to enforce laws regarding boating under the influence, during the weekend of June 30 through July 2. More
March 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition for review of a rule imposed by the federal Department of Transportation's Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to create new safety standards for underground natural storage facilities. More
March 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to Frisco Independent School District regarding legal concerns over a high school's prayer room. More
March 16, 2017 -- The Senate Finance Committee today completed work on marking up the state's budget. More
March 16, 2017 -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that employment increased in 19 of the 26 largest counties in Texas between September 2015 and September 2016. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Sarah Davis today announced that House Bill 511, legislation to eliminate the expiration date for the Permanency Care Assistance Program, has been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has approved his request for assistance for those affected by wildfires in the Texas Panhandle has been approved. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office has received a donation of a rare Stephen F. Austin map of Texas. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the launch of a new webpage to educate Texans about the dangers of illegal synthetic drugs. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed four members to the Texas Historical Commission. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in his latest issue of "Fiscal Notes", discusses the cost of health care in Texas. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 8. More
March 16, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement on the Senate's passage of Senate Bill 8, the Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act. More
March 15, 2017 -- The Texas Senate today approved Senate Bill 8, legislation that bans the sale or donation of tissue garnered from elective abortions. More
March 15, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the passage of Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act. More
March 15, 2017 -- Texas Senator Charles Schwertner recently filed legislation that would allow cities to bid competitively for University Interscholastic League events. More
March 15, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Jared Luke Langley, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $12,500. More
March 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked a federal judge for summary judgment in a case against the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding a regulation that requires taxpayers to fund gender transition treatments and for physicians to perform procedures under the Affordable Care Act. More
March 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against several federal agencies on claims of violations of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act in failing to complete the licensing process for a permanent nuclear waste storage repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. More
March 14, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement on the passage of Senate Bill 6. More
March 14, 2017 -- Texas Senator José Menéndez today issued a statement regarding the passage Senate Bill 6. More
March 13, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's "Back the Blue" Day. More
March 13, 2017 -- The Texas Senate today approved a number of bills intended to protect and honor law enforcement in Texas. More
March 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named eight members to the One Call Board of Texas. More
March 13, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today reappointed Katie McClure and Rona Stratton Gouyton to the Texas Civil Commitment Office. More
March 13, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today announced that she is introducing three new pieces of legislation supporting veterans' rights and protections. More
March 13, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a federal court panel's decision regarding the state's redistricting maps. More
March 12, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday hosted a reception for tech industry leaders as part of the SXSW conference and festival. More
March 10, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard and partner agencies on Thursday completed a full-scale oil spill response exercise. More
March 10, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported on the progress of the Texas Privacy Act, or the "Bathroom Bill". More
March 10, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Bob R. Glenn and reappointed Jelain Chubb to the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board. More
March 10, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 51,300 jobs in January. More
March 10, 2017 -- The Supreme Court of Texas on Thursday heard oral arguments in the matter of Galveston County Judge Mark Henry vs. Galveston County 56th District Court Lonnie Cox. More
March 10, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office has released the Texas Action Plan for allocations of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovering from flooding and other disasters that occurred in 2016. More
March 10, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Texas and Canada. More
March 10, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off Southern Texas. More w/Video
March 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced the arrest of 54-year-old Robert Odean Fry for possession of child pornography. More
March 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a reappointment to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
March 09, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on Thursday considered a modified version of legislation focused on hailstorm lawsuit abuse. More
March 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today suspended permitting requirements, legal height restrictions and associated permit fees for carriers transporting round bales of hay to Carson, Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Potter, Roberts and Wheeler counties, due to wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. More
March 09, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today issued a statement regarding the foul odors emanating from a landfill in his district. More
March 09, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether time spent as a county employee may be considered in determining county longevity pay when the employee becomes an elected officer. More
March 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the right and duty of local law enforcement agencies to detain individuals pursuant to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement's federal detainer program. More
March 08, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the capture of the Texas Lost Battalion during World War II. More
March 08, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds on Wednesday released a statement regarding the filing of four bills to protect the people and the environment. More
March 08, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday filed legislation intended to address problematic billing practices of toll road authorities in the state. More
March 08, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release about the passage of a bill that targets teachers who commit sex offenses. More
March 08, 2017 -- The Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference recently hosted visitors from around the globe to join forces in relieving the human suffering in worn-torn and developing nations. More
March 08, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $620 million in local sales tax allocations to local governments and agencies. More
March 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named three appointments to the Public Safety Commission, including Steven P. Mach of Houston, who was named chair of the commission. More
March 08, 2017 -- The Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved moving Senate Bill 6, proposed legislation to require a person use restrooms, changing rooms and other such areas based on the gender listed on their birth certificate in public buildings. More
March 08, 2017 -- The Port of Corpus Christi today issued a news release regarding Senate Bill 28, proposed state legislation to provide funding opportunities for port access improvement projects. More
March 07, 2017 -- The Texas City Independent School District has reported that Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth filed legislation to assist TCISD and other similar-situated school districts with facility funding following an annexation. More
March 07, 2017 -- St. Martinville extends an invitation to the reopening of the Acadian Memorial and celebrate the 13th annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival and Wooden Boat Congrès and St. Martinville’s Bicentennial More
March 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt calling for an end to "federal overreach" by the agency. More
March 07, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Agapito Salinas has been added to the state's most wanted list. More
March 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday activated state resources to help combat wildfires in the Texas panhandle. More
March 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Texas Judicial Council and the Texas Juvenile Justice Board. More
March 06, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release about the Senate Criminal Justice Committee's passage of three police protection bills. More
March 06, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Monday filed Senate Bill 313 and Senate Bill 314, legislation to reform the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and the Texas Optometry Board, respectively. More
March 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration. More
March 06, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the filing of the Texas Ports Act. More
March 06, 2017 -- The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks today announced that Houston area mayors and public safety officials have voiced opposition to proposed state legislation to increase weights for tractor-trailer vehicles. More
March 04, 2017 -- The Alamo is hosting activities through Monday in commemoration of the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence. More
March 04, 2017 -- The Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is hosting activities during the weekend in celebration of the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence. More
March 03, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds has issued a statement supporting House Bill 2702, or the Sandra Bland Act. More
March 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council. More
March 03, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today issued a statement regarding the filing of the "Sandra Bland Act" to provide for increased police training on de-escalation techniques and mental health awareness, jail-to treatment diversion programs and bans consent searches during routine traffic stops. More
March 03, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to renew their driver license early or online, due to high volumes of customers during the spring break holiday at driver license offices. More
March 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the federal government's withdrawal of a directive to schools requiring students to be allowed to use areas such as locker rooms and bathrooms based on gender identity. More
March 03, 2017 -- About 200 chamber of commerce and government representatives participated Wednesday in the first Galveston County Legislative Day at the Texas Capitol. More
March 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency's withdrawal of requests for information from the oil and gas industry. More
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the approval of two bills on the last two items tagged as emergencies by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in late January. More
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos recently met with key government officials and private sector leaders on his introductory trip to Mexico as Secretary of State. More
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement following the filing of Senate Bill 27 - The Help for Texas Heroes Act. More
March 02, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing repairs on the Waco Street Bridge over IH 10 East Freeway this weekend. More
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today issued a statement regarding Rick Perry's confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Energy. More
March 02, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard's Air Station Corpus Christi helicopter crew was recently recognized for a rescue they performed while responding to Hurricane Matthew in October. More
March 02, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today honored the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence Day in remarks on the Senate floor. More w/Video
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.4 billion in February. More
March 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has reappointed Laura Ryan to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
March 02, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced it is closing oyster harvesting in Mesquite Bay and Aransas Bay effective Saturday. More
March 01, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has released a statement pertaining to the University of Texas System's decision not to proceed with the development of a local campus in Houston. More
March 01, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the passage of a bill designed to fix the agency that looks after child welfare and foster kids in Texas. More
March 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner each have issued statements regarding the action the Senate began to take with reforming the child welfare system. More
March 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists in Houston that Spur 5 going northbound on the I-45 Gulf Freeway will close this weekend as the I-45 Northbound Direct Connector Project gets underway. More
March 01, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today announced the filing of legislation to require the state to provide data on the underlying causes of the rising rates of pregnancy-related deaths More
March 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led an 11-state coalition in urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to suspend and withdraw an information collection request for existing oil and gas facilities. More
March 01, 2017 -- The City of Houston today presented arguments before the Texas Supreme Court in defense of the city's right to provide benefits to married employees, including those in same-sex marriages. More
March 01, 2017 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved moving forward to submit a formal petition to call for a Constitutional Convention of the United States. More
March 01, 2017 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for spring and preliminary outlook for summer, which forecast sufficient generation to meet projected demand during both seasons. More
February 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive order to review the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the United States Rule. More
February 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a letter to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House Joe Straus to support joint resolutions by Senator Brian Birdwell and Representative Rick Miller. More
February 28, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday released a statement following the Senate vote for a Convention of States. More
February 28, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the two Houston police officers were injured in Southwest Houston. More
February 28, 2017 -- Equality Texas on Monday filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in the matter of Pidgeon vs. Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston, a case with possible impact on same-sex marriages. More
February 28, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles on Monday issued a statement in response to reports on state funding cuts impacting the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center. More
February 27, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday met with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss issues important to the State of Texas. More
February 27, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release reporting on the passage of a bill that would end "wrongful birth" lawsuits. More
February 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday praised State Representative Phil King for his effort to preserve the voter identification law. More
February 27, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today addressed the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs in San Antonio. More
February 27, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced the filing of Senate Bill 1107, legislation that would provide a regulatory structure for the operation of telemedical services in Texas. More
February 27, 2017 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement regarding reports that the United States Department of Justice will withdraw its opposition to the Texas Voter Identification law. More
February 27, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today announced that she has filed legislation to create a homeless student liaison and prioritize homeless student access to housing at all public institutions of higher education. More
February 27, 2017 -- The Texas Governor's Office today announced that the Criminal Justice Division is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in Saturday's fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl in Houston. More
February 26, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday seized 300 red snapper, 3 shark, and illegal fishing gear after interdicting a Mexican lancha boat illegally fishing in federal waters. More
February 25, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today addressed the Texas State Rifle Association at its annual meeting in Round Rock, Texas. More
February 25, 2017 -- The Texas Senate this week held hearings of its Higher Education Committee and the Education Committee. More
February 24, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday medevaced an injured man from a grounded sailboat on Mustang Island. More
February 24, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated 134 new Highway Patrol Troopers. More
February 24, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the 1994 murder of Mike DeLeon in Falfurrias, Texas. More
February 24, 2017 -- Tri-Agency Partners, a partnership of the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, today announced that several employers have accepted the "Texas Internship Challenge." More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday praised a ruling by the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals that upholds a 2015 state law criminalizing the harboring of illegal aliens. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday filed legislation that would require Texas medical schools to do a better job of matching medical school graduates with an in-state, post-graduate medical residency program, also known as Graduate Medical Education. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the Senate Education Committee considering bills targeting teacher sexual misconduct. More
February 23, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that David Dale Booth has been added to the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined Truckers Against Trafficking and the Texas Trucking Association for a news conference on combating human trafficking. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's rescinding a directive by the Obama Administration regarding the use of school restrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
February 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's rescinding of a previous directive regarding utilizing of school bathrooms based on gender identity. More
February 22, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Higher Education Committee approved a bill ending tuition set-aside mandate. More
February 22, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that his office filed a lawsuit in Hidalgo County against a Mission, Texas-based construction company. More
February 22, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety recently recognized a group of employees and a Good Samaritan for their service. More
February 22, 2017 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Wednesday heard presentations from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the agency’s Unified Transportation Program. More
February 22, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today concluded a Congressional delegation trip to the United States border with Mexico to learn about border security. More
February 22, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services unanimously approved sending Senate Bill 11, legislation to reform the Department of Family and Protective Services, to the Senate Floor. More
February 22, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the state's 2015 action plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of disaster recovery funds. More
February 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday released a statement regarding a federal court's ruling on defunding Planned Parenthood. More
February 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday praised Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senator Joan Huffman for their efforts in preserving the state's voter identification law. More
February 21, 2017 -- Texas Tri-Agency Partners, which includes the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is launching the Texas Internship Challenge, a campaign to increase and promote internships for students in Texas. More
February 21, 2017 -- A group of Texas State Senators today filed bills related to a proposed high speed rail project between Dallas and Houston by Texas Central Railway. More
February 21, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today issued a statement in support of President Donald Trump's executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the "Waters of the U.S." rules. More
February 21, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has joined a 26-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in a case regarding a gun restriction policy in California. More
February 20, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick joined Texas State Senators Paul Bettencourt and Brandon Creighton in commending Montgomery County officials for adopting a resolution supporting property tax reform measures by the state. More
February 20, 2017 -- University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work recently led an effort to compile a report addressing youth homelessness, which will be used as a resource for lawmakers during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. More
February 19, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday interdicted a Mexican lancha crew illegally fishing in federal waters off the coast of Texas. More
February 17, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate committees considered a number of bills during the past week. More
February 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors. More
February 17, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas this week assessed $319,320 in fines involving enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
February 17, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined a coalition of nine governors in filing an Amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court opposing California's restriction on concealed carry permit holders. More
February 16, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday filed a slate of legislative proposals designed to increase the quality of care standards for seniors and other vulnerable Texans living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. More
February 16, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release pertaining to the Senate State Affairs Committee's consideration of legislation calling for Texas to join eight other states in calling for a new constitutional convention. More
February 16, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced that it has added quarterly oil and gas enforcement data to the agency's website. More
February 16, 2017 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a series of meetings to gather public comments concerning Gray Triggerfish rebuilding. More
February 16, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement into a Washington State Supreme Court ruling against the owner of a flower shop concerning same-sex customers. More
February 16, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday added Michael Christopher Sanchez to the state's most wanted fugitives list. More
February 16, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday issued a news release regarding three pieces of legislation concerning abortions. More
February 16, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today introduced legislation to increase small businesses and bring jobs in the Texas energy industry. More
February 15, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release about a Senate panel hearing on abortion regulation bills. More
February 15, 2017 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued a release about its latest issue of Fiscal Notes, which takes a look at the property tax debate. More
February 15, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has filed legislation which seeks to increase job opportunities for historically underutilized businesses. More
February 15, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in support of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. More
February 14, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday led a six-state coalition in filing a brief in support of religious liberty before the United States Supreme Court. More
February 14, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday applauded passage of the "Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act" by the United States House of Representatives. More
February 14, 2017 -- Rolando Pablos on Tuesday received Senate confirmation to serve as Texas's 111th Secretary of State. More
February 14, 2017 -- Texas State Senators, including John Whitmire, today challenged a plan by Harris County to spend $105 million to renovate the Astrodome, and filed legislation to require the plan be put before the voters. More
February 14, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement regarding the possible renovation of the Astrodome. More
February 14, 2017 -- The Texas State Library and Archives commission today announced that the official state records of State Representative Sylvester Turner, who now serves as Mayor of Houston, are now available online. More
February 13, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release pertaining to the filing of Senate Bill 10, which aims to curb the number of hailstorm lawsuits filed against insurers. More
February 13, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding the filing of Senate Bill 10 - Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform. More
February 13, 2017 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is sponsoring the Second Lone Star Lionfish Symposium's public forum, which will be held on Wednesday in Galveston. More
February 13, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today applauded the creation of the Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure within the Texas House of Representatives. More
February 10, 2017 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas has issued a total of 956 original drilling permits in January 2017 compared to 510 in January 2016. More
February 10, 2017 -- The Southwest Information Office of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released "Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Texas – 2016". More
February 10, 2017 -- Texas State Representative John Zerwas on Thursday announced that he has been appointed chair of the House Committee on Appropriations. More
February 10, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry on Thursday announced that she has been appointed to the House committees on County Affairs and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues. More
February 10, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner on Thursday issued a statement on his appointment to the House Committees on Higher Education, Insurance, General Investigating & Ethics and the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility. More
February 10, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place along the southbound mainlanes of Interstate Highway 45 from Dixie Farm Road to the Nasa Bypass during the weekend to complete the final lane configuration of the freeway. More
February 09, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release regarding the passage of two bills dealing with issues designated as emergencies by Governor Greg Abbott. More
February 09, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement following the filing of Senate Bill 798, naming July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day. More
February 09, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen has been appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Energy Resources. More
February 09, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry has announced that Speaker Joe Straus assigned her to the House committees on County Affairs and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues. More
February 09, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today presented the Railroad Commission's 2018-19 biennial budget request to the Texas Senate Finance Committee. More
February 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement following a voter fraud conviction in Tarrant County. More
February 09, 2017 -- The Texans for Property Rights Coalition have applauded the filing of Senate Bills 740, 741 and 742 aimed at eminent domain reform. More
February 09, 2017 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today announced that Donald Galloway, chief of staff for the forest service, was awarded the 2017 Regents Fellow Service Award from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested a Pflugerville man on two counts of possession of child pornography. More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Jose Menendez has released a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 4. More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release about the Senate's approval of legislation banning sanctuary cities. More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement regarding passage by the Senate of legislation proposed to ban "sanctuary cities." More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today issued a statement regarding Senate Bill 4, which would prohibit "sanctuary cities." More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $858.6 million in sales tax revenues to local governments. More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas Senator Larry Taylor today filed legislation to "create a direct pathway for students from high school to college to the workplace" in high-demand jobs. More
February 08, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation prohibiting "sanctuary cities" by the Texas Senate. More
February 08, 2017 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation regarding ethics reform and prohibiting "sanctuary cities." More
February 08, 2017 -- The Texas Senate Republican Caucus has issued a news release on Tuesday's passage of Senate Bill 4, legislation prohibiting local entities from implementing policies that undermine or interfere with the enforcement of state and federal immigration laws. More
February 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement following the Senate vote to ban sanctuary cities in the state. More
February 07, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the approval of an ethics reform package by the Texas Senate. More
February 07, 2017 -- Texas Rail Advocates today issued a statement on an announcement by Texas Central regarding land agreements concerning a proposed high-speed train between Houston and North Texas. More
February 07, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a letter on a committee substitute for Senate Bill 4. More
February 07, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a reserve deputy sheriff to act as a surety on a bail bond. More
February 07, 2017 -- Texas Central, developer of a proposed high-speed train in Texas, today announced that it has reached a milestone in its land option program for construction of a bullet train between North Texas and Houston. More
February 06, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Monday participated in a break out session for the Texas Department of Transportation’s 12th Annual Texas Transportation Forum. More
February 06, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release regarding a progress report on Senate Bill 6, a bill that would require students at public schools to use the bathroom designated to their birth certificate sex. More
February 06, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today asked the Texas Rangers to assist the Houston Police Department in investigating the theft of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's jersey from NRG Stadium. More
February 06, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in a case regarding the matter of where patent owners can file claims. More
February 06, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry today announced that he has proposed legislation to provide for the use of electronic highway signs to display pending voter registration deadlines and election dates. More
February 05, 2017 -- Keep Texas Beautiful was recently recognized by Keep America Beautiful during the national organization's awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. More
February 04, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issue a release regarding the Senate's hearing on emergency issues. More
February 03, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today delivered the keynote address for the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute's 32nd Annual Texas Leadership Forum. More
February 03, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has provided safety tips for those attending Super Bowl celebrations during the weekend. More
February 03, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed eight members to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee. More
February 02, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has release a statement following the filing of Senate Bill 17 - Franchise Tax Reduction. More w/ Video
February 02, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner has posted a release regarding Thursday's Senate Committee on Health and Human Services hearing on reforming the states' child protective services and foster care systems. More
February 02, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.45 billion in January. More
February 02, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday reappointed David Mattax as the Commissioner of Insurance. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday joined a multi-state coalition urging prompt Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has issued a release regarding Senate Bill 4, which is seeks to implement a ban on "sanctuary cities". More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today toured the United States-Mexico border with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick today met with leadership at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to discuss the year's outlook for the state's oil and gas industry. More
February 01, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that an $8,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Mark Timothy McBride, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has filed legislation to expand school choice. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court. More
February 01, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently issued a report on health-related care spending by state agencies and higher education institutions. More
January 31, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced a $5 million settlement with Western Union to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. More
January 31, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement following Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State Address. More
January 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday released his budget for the 2018-19 biennium. More
January 31, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about Texas Governor Greg Abbott's biennial State of the State address. More
January 31, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, today issued a response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State Address. More
January 31, 2017 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's State of the State Address. More
January 31, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered his State of the State address in Austin, where he outlined his emergency items and priorities for the 85th Legislative Session. More w/Video
January 31, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of a municipality to use hotel occupancy tax revenue to fund a feasibility study and the construction, operation, and maintenance of a performing arts center. More
January 31, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the approval of the appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. More
January 30, 2017 -- The Texas Senate today unveiled new school choice legislation. More
January 30, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner today announced that he has been elected chair of the House Democratic Caucus. More
January 30, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed legislation requiring the Texas Medical Board to create an expedited licensure process that would allow out-of-state psychiatrists to treat Texas patients in need of care. More
January 30, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Gilbert Garza, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
January 30, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today is celebrating "Raise the Age Day", an effort supporting an increase in the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18. More
January 29, 2017 -- The Texas General Land Office, the County of Galveston, the City of Texas City, Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church and DSW Homes on Friday held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for The Oaks at Blue Jay Development. More
January 29, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place along portions of U.S. Highway 90A and FM 1640 in Fort Bend County. More
January 28, 2017 -- The United States Coast Guard honored Silver Star Medal recipient Frederick Dean Mann, who served in the Coast Guard for 31 years, during his funeral on Friday. More
January 28, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday issued a statement in response to a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the state's rule on fetal tissue remains. More
January 27, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court regarding a request to review the conviction of a U.S. Marine who was court-martialed for refusing an order to remove copies of a Bible verse from her personal workspace. More
January 27, 2017 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today issued a news release applauding the designation of Texas as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground. More
January 27, 2017 -- The Texas Senate this week began hearings of the Senate Finance Committee for the state's budget. More
January 27, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has partnered with several organizations to provide a free Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities Business Forum. More
January 27, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards will host a free webinar in February and March regarding the demands and rewards of school board service. More
January 27, 2017 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett today announced that the Texas Historical Commission has approved designating the Astrodome as a state antiquities landmark. More
January 26, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday introduced a slate of legislation to protect private landowner rights. More
January 26, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor was recently appointed as as Chairman of the School Finance Workgroup. More
January 26, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Thursday addressed the Texas Municipal Clerks Association Graduation Ceremony Luncheon recognizing graduates of the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program. More
January 26, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday spoke with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. More
January 26, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that the Senate Finance Committee completed two days of hearings on public universities. More
January 26, 2017 -- The Texas Railroad Commission on Wednesday released oil and gas production statistics for November. More
January 25, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced the arrest of 33-year-old James Brian Gorley for possessing child pornography. More
January 25, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has raised concerns about the names brought forward by Texas Governor Greg Abbott for the University of Texas System Board of Regents. More
January 25, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the filing of an ethics reform package. More
January 25, 2017 -- Texas Rail Advocates on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the listing of two Texas rail projects among the transportation priorities of President Donald Trump's transition team. More
January 24, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles has filed Senate Bill 574, legislation which seeks to expand job training and increase the number of paid internships to high school and college students. More
January 24, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth has been appointed Chairman of the Texas House Manufacturing Caucus. More
January 24, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the Senate Finance Committee commencing agency hearings. More
January 24, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the Texas School Choice Week Rally. More
January 24, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today reappointed Donna Bahorich of Houston as chair of the Texas State Board of Education. More
January 24, 2017 -- The Texas State University System today announced that it has established the Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship Program, an effort to find innovative strategies to improve student success. More
January 24, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Yale Street Bridge at White Oak Bayou in Houston has been reopened. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued its guidance for the administration of the additional $177 million awarded last month to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred in 2016. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement pertaining to the filing of Senate Bill 22 by Senate Education Chair Larry Taylor. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has reported that two newly formed workgroups will examine the two largest slices of the Texas budget under direction from the Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, which would increase the state's business franchise tax exemption from $1 million to $4 million in revenue. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today reappointed two members and named one new appointment to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two members and reappointed one to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed three members to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. More
January 23, 2017 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal regarding the Texas voter identification law. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez urging her to reverse her policy directive forbidding employees at the sheriff's office from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. More
January 23, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to decline to hear an appeal concerning the state's voter identification law. More
January 20, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the current public safety threats to Texas. More
January 20, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that closures will take place along Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 at FM 2218 in Fort Bend County to switch traffic onto the newly constructed portion of the freeway. More
January 20, 2017 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added an estimated 210,200 jobs during 2016, including 800 jobs added in December. More
January 19, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a coalition of 14 states in sending a letter to the incoming Trump administration urging it to immediately repeal the Obama Administration's expansion of the Endangered Species Act. More
January 19, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about the start of the budget process for the 85th Session. More
January 19, 2017 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on Thursday announced that they are accepting applications for judicial and U.S. Attorney vacancies in Texas. More
January 19, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement following the filing of Senate Bills 18 and 19, which focus on higher education reform. More
January 19, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced a major weekend closure regarding the Houston Avenue Bridge over the I-10 Katy Freeway. More
January 19, 2017 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued four legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether certain financial transactions of the San Jacinto River Authority comply with the Public Funds Investment Act and the Public Funds Collateral Act. More
January 19, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris Miles today announced that he has been appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to the Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs; Health & Human Services; Natural Resources & Economic Development; and Nominations committees. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the appointment of Senate Committees for the 2017 Legislative Session. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed a petition to review the Environmental Protection Agency's Protection of Visibility Rule. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release about transition efforts involving five Health and Human Services agencies. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that the state, the Federal Trade Commission, and four states reach a $100 million settlement with Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in the latest issue of "Fiscal Notes", discusses the issuance of certificates of obligation for local projects. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the filing of Senate Bill 26, the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan. More
January 18, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Tuesday addressed the Texas Association of Business during its Annual Conference Board Luncheon in Austin. More
January 17, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday joined in the filing of a petition for review and injunction of a final rule titled the “Stream Protection Rule”. More
January 17, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement following the filing of Senate Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act. More
January 17, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release regarding the filing of the first draft of the Senate version of the state budget. More
January 17, 2017 -- The Texas Governor's Office today reported that a recent study shows that the state has made progress in expanding access to high-speed Internet in public schools. More
January 17, 2017 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office will open "Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State", an exhibit of historic maps, on January 27 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. More
January 13, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth on Friday joined fellow Texas House members in calling on the federal government to reimburse Texas taxpayers for $2.8 billion in border security costs. More
January 13, 2017 -- Texas State Senator Borris L. Miles on Friday announced that he has filed Senate Bill 482 to assist youth in the foster care system with access to higher education and career assistance. More
January 13, 2017 -- The Texas State Senate, which convened for the 85th Legislative Session this week, received reports of lower projected revenues for the state for the upcoming biennium. More
January 12, 2017 -- Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry has filed her first piece of legislation, a bill aiming to protect the elderly from financial abuse. More
January 12, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release regarding Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's and Texas State Senator Royce West's plan to protect police. More
January 12, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the filing of Senate Bill 12, which would provide police with protective vests capable of stopping high caliber bullets. More
January 12, 2017 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service will host an annual workshop on February 7 to highlight tax law updates for forest landowners. More
January 12, 2017 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman today sent a letter to faith partners across the state asking them to join the Network of Nurture Initiative to help meet the needs of foster children and families. More
January 12, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that he will distribute $647 million in sales tax revenues to local governments for January. More
January 12, 2017 -- The Sunset Advisory Commission of Texas held its final interim meeting on Wednesday. More
January 11, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artists Committee. More
January 11, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended a Congressional probe into adult website Backpage.com concerning the possibility of the site being used to facilitate human trafficking. More
January 11, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the filing of Senate Bill 9, which reforms the spending cap. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting the Gloucester County School Board in a lawsuit over Title IX bathroom regulations. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Tuesday convened the 85th Legislative Session by presiding over the Texas House of Representatives for the swearing in of members and conducting the election of Speaker of the House. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Senate News has posted a release regarding the opening of the 85th Session. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the convening of the 85th Session of the Texas State Legislature. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the opening of the 85th Legislative Session. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian on Monday took his oath of office to take his seat on the commission. More
January 10, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday applauded a decision by the United States Supreme Court to deny a review of the ruling that upholds the state's Hazlewood Act. More
January 09, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement following the release of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar's estimate of the biennial revenue. More
January 09, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. More
January 09, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the release of the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate. More
January 09, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate, reporting that the state is projected to have approximately $104.9 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2018-19 biennium. More
January 08, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen during her visit to Houston. More
January 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Texas Juvenile Justice Board. More
January 06, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the filing of Senate Bill 20, the Pro-Life Insurance Act, by Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
January 06, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed three members to the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. More
January 06, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today issued a statement regarding the preliminary ratings by the state's A-F school accountability system. More
January 05, 2017 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed Rolando Pablos as Texas Secretary of State. More
January 05, 2017 -- The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault today issued a statement opposing any legislation that would "interfere with the use of public facilities by transgender individuals." More
January 05, 2017 -- The American Civil Liberties Union today issued a statement in response to the filing of Senate Bill 6. More
January 05, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the filing of Senate Bill 6 for the upcoming legislative session. More
January 05, 2017 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the filing of Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act. More
January 05, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place during the weekend for portions of Interstate Highway 10 in order to make repairs to the Houston Avenue Bridge. More
January 04, 2017 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday met with Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry. More
January 04, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement regarding a disposition hearing for a fetal remains case. More
January 04, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised Texans to stay cautious during winter weather. More
January 04, 2017 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.44 billion in December, a 4.9 percent increase compared to December 2015. More
January 04, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Johnny June Mason, Jr. has been added to the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
January 04, 2017 -- Texas State Senator José Menéndez and State Representative Ina Mijarez today issued a joint statement calling for the passage of "David's Law" to combat cyberbullying. More
January 03, 2017 -- The Texas Association of School Boards is celebrating School Board Recognition Month throughout January. More
January 03, 2017 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today issued a statement following a court decision directing the Environmental Protection Agency to review and update its regulations on oil and gas waste disposal. More
January 03, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for delays of the state's importation of thiopental sodium, which is utilized as an anesthetic for lethal injections. More
January 03, 2017 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host the 140th annual Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo in San Antonio from March 31 through April 2. More
January 02, 2017 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Freddie Alaniz, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $12,500. More
January 01, 2017 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a federal court has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking new federal health rules stating gender as a state of mind. More
December 30, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement on Thursday regarding an order to fly flags at half-staff at the Capitol in honor of Texas Army National Guard soldiers who died in a helicopter crash in Galveston Bay. More
December 29, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has pre-filed legislation aimed at reforming the state's juvenile justice system. More
December 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has filed an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit that challenges racial and sex-based quotas for board membership on the State Bar of Texas. More
December 28, 2016 -- The Texas Health Care Association on Tuesday announced that a recent survey shows that 81 percent of Texans agree that nursing homes in the state are not adequately funded. More
December 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on January 20 in Houston. More
December 24, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson on Friday issued a statement regarding the allocation of $177 million in disaster relief flooding to Texas related to the flooding that occurred over the Memorial Day holiday and in April. More
December 22, 2016 -- Point Comfort Towing, Inc. has announced that the Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday approved it for a Skills for Small Business grant of more than $6,700. More
December 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today pardoned five Texans following recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
December 22, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding North Carolina's denial of a measure to repeal legislation prohibiting men from entering women's restrooms. More
December 21, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday reminded Texans that the application deadline for Texas Match the Promise Foundation scholarship awards is December 31. More
December 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a couple of judiciary reappointments. More
December 21, 2016 -- The Office of the Governor on Wednesday announced the grant awardees for the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies initiative launched in September. More
December 21, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the pre-filing of the Texas Elector Accountability Act. More
December 21, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today released oil and gas production statistics for October. More
December 21, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman and Senator John Whitmire today issued statements on collaborating on criminal justice reform during the upcoming legislative session. More
December 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors. More
December 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the filing of Senate Bill 24 - Sermon Safeguard. More
December 20, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the agency's 2016 Year in Review. More
December 20, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has set employer tax rates for 2017. More
December 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has launched enhanced traffic enforcement for the holidays. More
December 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee. More
December 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Monday announced that it has made technology improvements to its case management and related systems. More
December 19, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. More
December 19, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Monday filed Senate Bill 23, legislation that would require state contractors to utilize the federal E-Verify system in determining the legal work status of their employees. More
December 19, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the pre-filing of Senate Bill 23, which expands the use of E-Verify. More
December 19, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council recently approved an update to the council's Comprehensive Plan. More
December 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Zachary Aaron Jenkins, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been arrested in Springfield, Missouri. More
December 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday delivered remarks for the inaugural wreath-laying ceremony for Wreaths Across America Day at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. More
December 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has completed work to reconstruct the West Dallas Bridge over I-45 North Freeway in downtown Houston. More
December 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated 116 new Highway Patrol Troopers. More
December 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 16, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the pre-filing of Senate Bill 13. More
December 16, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added more than 20,000 jobs in November. More
December 16, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement on the pre-filing of Senate Joint Resolution 1. More
December 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday responded to an incident regarding water contamination of the City of Corpus Christi's water supply. More
December 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees. More
December 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday released a statement regarding the City of Corpus Christi's water supply. More
December 15, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Thursday issued a statement regarding the City of Corpus Christi's water supply. More
December 15, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued a statement on his visit to the Port of Houston as part of his "Good for Texas" tour. More
December 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state is participating in a 24-state coalition urging President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional leaders to withdraw President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
December 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office assisted the Hays County constable's office in arresting nine people for violating court orders to pay child support. More
December 15, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves report. More
December 15, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Wednesday announced that its Upper Texas Coastal Hurricane Storm Surge Suppression Study received Gold and Silver medals from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas. More
December 14, 2016 -- The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has announced that it will be closing the oyster harvest in the San Antonio Bay System. More
December 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the OneStar Foundation Board. More
December 14, 2016 -- ­The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received a $6.6 million grant to take part in a national project that will analyze what molecular changes occur in people as a result of physical activity. More
December 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend of the court brief with the Texas Supreme Court, asking the court to review and strike down the city of Laredo’s bag ban. More
December 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. More
December 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has released a statement following the announcement that former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been selected as the next Secretary of Energy of the United States by President-elect Donald Trump. More
December 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday asked the United States Supreme Court to take up the state's voter identification law. More
December 13, 2016 -- Michael Nasi, the general counsel of Balanced Energy for Texas, has issued a statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump's selection of former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy. More
December 13, 2016 -- Port Freeport today welcomed Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on his tour of the state's ports. More
December 13, 2016 -- AARP Texas has outlined its legislative priorities for 2017. More
December 13, 2016 -- Texas Senator John Whitmire today announced that he has filed Senate Bill 291 to protect crime victim witnesses from being ordered into a county jail to ensure they testify at a criminal trial. More
December 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday announced that the Centers for Disease Control awarded the state a $5 million grant for Public Health Preparedness and Response in order to combat the Zika virus. More
December 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council. More
December 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a news release about its "Plan While You Can" campaign. More w/ Video
December 12, 2016 -- Jeff Temple of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston talked to Guidry News recently about efforts to bring the Fourth R program to area middle schools. More
December 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Weatherford Police Department are seeking the public's help in solving the 1987 murder of 19-year-old Wendy Kae Robinson. More
December 10, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement following the passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a provision he added to streamline the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal surge protection study along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Grant Kinsey as judge of the 440th Judicial District Court in Coryell County. More
December 09, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that Lockheed Martin was named Large Employer of the Year at the commission's 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference. More
December 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has Nicole Bishop as the Kendall County Criminal District Attorney. More
December 09, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner recently filed House Bill 519, which would update state law by requiring that children be restrained in a rear-facing car seat until the age of two, unless the child weighs more than 40 pounds or exceeds 40 inches in height. More
December 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 08, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today issued a report on the state's drilling permits and completion statistics for November. More
December 08, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the Port of Port Arthur as part of his Good for Texas Tour: Ports Edition. More
December 08, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas will receive $1,015,420 as part of a $19.5 million multi-state settlement with the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb regarding violations of the state's deceptive trade practices act. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday filed Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial reforms to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services cares for the state's foster children. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Trustees. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement on the filing of Senate Bill 11. More
December 07, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday responded to two men and a woman who were stranded on a platform 2 miles offshore. More
December 07, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Division today announced that it will be entering into a partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to launch a High Needs Conservatorship Pilot Project. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $628 million in sales tax revenues to local governments for December. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited Port Freeport as part of his Good for Texas Tour: Ports Edition. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Major General Kevin Pottinger as presiding officer of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Chris Turner on Tuesday announced that an audit of the Health and Human Services Commission finds that the commission entered into an "ill-advised contract with an unqualified vendor and wasted more than $2 million in taxpayer money." More
December 07, 2016 -- Texas State Senator José Menéndez on Tuesday filed a comprehensive medical cannabis bill. More
December 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs recently entered into a $10 million loan agreement with Woodforest National Bank to address the need for low-cost homebuyer assistance funds. More
December 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Faith Johnson as the Dallas County District Attorney. More
December 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Zachary Aaron Jenkins, 31, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. More
December 06, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the filing of legislation to call for a Convention of States. More
December 06, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office recently completed a dune structure along the shoreline of the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County. More
December 06, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chair. More
December 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting in Rosenberg on Wednesday to gather public input regarding the federally-funded Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. More
December 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday hosted Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium and dignataries of the Belgian economic delegation. More
December 05, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Monday filed Senate Bill 267, legislation that would give the state more options to protect community hospitals from closure as a result of fraud or mismanagement by a corrupt hospital administrator. More
December 05, 2016 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has posted a news release about its voting delegates electing to oppose high speed rail at the organization's 83rd annual meeting. More
December 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Rolanda Pablos as Secretary of State, effective January 5. More
December 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence in Dallas. More
December 05, 2016 -- Texas State Senator José Menéndez will host a news conference on Tuesday regarding his comprehensive medical cannabis bill. More
December 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday announced that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.51 billion in November, 2.9 percent less than in November 2015. More
December 02, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has rescheduled work to reconstruct the West Dallas Bridget over Interstate Highway 45 North in downtown Houston due to the threat of severe weather. More
December 01, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the Legislative Budget Board's adoption of a constitutional spending limit restricting budget growth to 8 percent over the next two years. More
December 01, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas State Senators Jane Nelson, Joan Huffman, Larry Taylor and Kelly Hancock today issued a statement regarding approval of a request for funding from the Department of Family and Protective Services. More
December 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Brigadier General Tracy Norris as Deputy Adjutant General for Army. More
December 01, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the winners of the 2016 Save Texas History Essay Contest. More
December 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of Monroe Hernandez, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $8,000. More
December 01, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Tuesday received Christmas trees to decorate the state's Capitol. More
November 30, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the License to Carry Fee Reform Act. More
November 30, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new W.W. Grainger sales facility in San Antonio. More
November 30, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the addition of five pieces of legislation that will be high priorities in the upcoming legislative session. More
November 30, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including an opinion concerning the authority of a junior or community college to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns in classrooms or other areas where minors attend class or are routinely present. More
November 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that Texas and 17 other states filed a lawsuit challenging new federal rules that broadly expand the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species. More
November 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. More
November 29, 2016 -- The Texas Municipal League on Tuesday denounced a state Senate committee’s recommendation to restrict city budgets. More
November 29, 2016 -- Texas state leaders have released statements regarding the filing of the Property Tax Reform & Relief Act of 2017. More
November 29, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission on Monday released oil and gas production statistics for September 2016. More
November 28, 2016 -- Texans for Dan Patrick has posted a news release about citizens showing broad support for women's privacy legislation. More
November 28, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission on Monday announced that it is reinstating the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent due to the first reported case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in in the state. More
November 28, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has announced that wind generation output set a new milestone. More
November 28, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators have released a survey of district trends in superintendents’ salaries and benefits. More
November 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the Texas Forensic Science Commission. More
November 28, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that he has filed legislation to require all state contractors and subcontractors to utilize the federal E-Verify system in determining legal work status of their employees. More
November 26, 2016 -- Texas 4-H recently hosted its One Day 4-H statewide community service initiative, with youth from clubs participating in more than 150 projects benefiting more than 100,000 Texans. More
November 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, First Lady Cecilia Abbott and daughter Audrey today delivered Thanksgiving meals to Austin residents with Meals on Wheels Central Texas. More
November 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement after obtaining an injunction against the United States Department of Labor's new Overtime Rule. More
November 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday released his tax return for 2015. More
November 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, United States Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security requesting additional information on the department's aerial-based border security resources. More
November 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. Michael P. Henry to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. More
November 22, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the pre-filing of the First Responder Property Tax Relief Bill. More
November 21, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Monday reintroduced legislation to make higher education more affordable for middle-class Texans by controlling cost growth at public universities in Texas. More
November 21, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that a federal judge on Sunday rejected the Obama Administration's request to stay a nationwide injunction in a school and state rights case. More
November 21, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has announced the availability of up to $10 million in grants to help veterans and their families manage mental health issues. More
November 21, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced additional legislative priorities he has designated for the upcoming legislative session. More
November 21, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sunday issued a statement regarding the fatal shooting of a police officer in San Antonio. More
November 21, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Sunday issued a statement in response to the fatal shooting of a San Antonio police officer. More
November 21, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office of the Governor's Fallen Hero Reward Texas Remembers program today announced that it is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for Sunday's fatal shooting of an officer in San Antonio. More
November 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the death of a San Antonio police officer. More
November 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the unveiling ceremony of the Texas African American History Memorial at the State Capitol. More
November 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement on the Inappropriate Student-Educator Relationship - "Pass the Trash" bill. More
November 18, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt today filed Senate Bill 7, which would increase punishments and further require reporting of teacher-student misconduct in the state's schools. More
November 18, 2016 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents today elected Rossanna Salazar as chair and William F. Scott as vice chair. More
November 18, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state will receive $50 million from Volkswagen through a lawsuit related to the automaker's equipping of vehicles with device software that misrepresented vehicle emissions during testing. More
November 18, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday issued a news release regarding the filing of Senate Bill 8, known as the "Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act." More
November 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that the northbound and southbound mainlanes of Interstate 45 between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 59 will be closed during the weekend due to reconstruction of the West Dallas Bridge. More
November 17, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced weekend closures in connection with construction on US 290. More
November 17, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday celebrated the graduation of 26 cadets from the DPS Command College. More
November 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a pair of appointments to the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee. More
November 17, 2016 -- A Rice University study recently found that about 1 million Texans gained healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act. More
November 17, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the pre-filing of the Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act for the upcoming legislative session. More
November 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has been elected to serve on the Republican Governors Association Executive Committee for 2017. More
November 17, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in the latest issue of "Fiscal Notes", discusses tax revenue volatility and factors that drive it. More
November 16, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that a federal judge granted a permanent, nationwide injunction in favor of Texas, Arkansas, and eight other states in a United States Department of Labor case. More
November 16, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday medevaced a 77-year-old man and his dog from a sailboat about 40 miles off Port Aransas. More
November 16, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday issued a response to the temporary agreement between Uber and the City of Houston. More
November 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that its 30th annual "Don't Mess with Texas" commemorative coin is available. More
November 16, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office on Tuesday announced that it has made results from local bond proposal elections that were on the November 16 election ballot available on the Texas Comptroller's website. More
November 16, 2016 -- Mayors with Morgan's Point, La Porte, Baytown and Deer Park recently met with Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Texas State Representative Wayne Smith to discuss legislative issues. More
November 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the filing of legislation to prohibit sanctuary cities in Texas. More
November 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a former Medicare provider in Houston has been convicted of conducting fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid programs in an attempt to steal more than $1.3 million. More
November 15, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help in solving the 1992 murder of Natasha Atchley in Shepherd, Texas. More
November 15, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed legislation to regulate ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. More
November 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the passing of his mother, Vilma Jean Goeb. More
November 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today spoke at a gathering of the National conference of State Legislature members at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. More
November 14, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Jose Menendez and State Representative Ina Mijarez have filed David's Law, legislation aimed at combating and preventing cyberbullying. More
November 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released his list of top 10 legislative priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session. More
November 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the State Board for Educator Certification. More
November 14, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today filed Senate Bill 176, legislation which seeks to regulate transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft across the state. More
November 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the AT&T Foundation's ceremony for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio. More
November 11, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued an open letter to Texans in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2016 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw has issued statement regarding Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative has issued a joint report on education and workforce integration. More
November 10, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the launch of his tour of the state's ports of entry. More
November 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. More
November 09, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing $737.9 million in sales tax allocations for November. More
November 08, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today issued its report on drilling permits and completion statistics for October. More
November 08, 2016 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Monday announced that it will provide a complimentary membership to each of the state's FFA chapters. More
November 07, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement following the release of the Senate Finance Committee Workgroup on Child Protection recommendations regarding critical needs funding for the Department of Family and Protective Services. More
November 07, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that the Senate Workgroup on Child Protection has reported its initial funding recommendations for the Department of Family and Protective Services. More
November 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Jaime Wickliffe as chair and appointed eight members to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. More
November 07, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today congratulated the Texas Veterans Land Board on 70 years of service to Texas veterans. More
November 07, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding election questions related to ballot image storage, the production of tally lists by election judges, and remedies for unauthorized exclusion of a poll watcher. More
November 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force. More
November 04, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Friday issued a statement regarding the release of initial recommendations to reform the Department of Family and Protective Services. More
November 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has urged drivers to "End the Streak" of daily roadway deaths. More
November 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety toady issued a statement regarding a potential terror threat in Texas. More
November 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to reports of a potential terror threat for Monday. More
November 03, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday led a 15 state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, urging it to uphold the religious freedom of students in the Birdville Independent School District. More
November 03, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today, leading a coalition of nine states, filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit challenging a court ruling against Mississippi's religious freedom law. More
November 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues for October totaled $2.29 billion. More
November 02, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced the arrest of Albert Isaiah Christopher, 39, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender. More
November 02, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work this weekend to demolish and reconstruct the West Dallas Bridge over I-45 North Freeway in downtown Houston. More
November 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the Texas Faith Leader Summit at the Capitol. More
November 02, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended the 2016 Texas Faith Leader Summit. More
November 02, 2016 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $331 million in 85 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas. More
November 02, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a new research paper suggests that Texas' current approach to teaching religion fails to ensure that public school students receive balanced treatment. More
November 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that he has filed an enforcement action against a Austin-based company claiming it was authorized to obtain customs and title documents necessary to export vehicles to Mexico. More
November 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. More
November 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation recently led elected officials on a tour of current and upcoming construction along the Gulf Freeway South Corridor. More
November 01, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a decision by the United States Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to impose liability against the state for the actions of private companies. More
November 01, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final outlook for winter and preliminary outlook for spring, which forecasts that the state will have enough generation capacity to serve the region's electricity demands in both seasons. More
November 01, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today reported that the Veterans Land Board, which he chairs, has achieved its highest loan production level in more than a decade. More
October 31, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Albert Isaiah Christopher, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More
October 31, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that amicus briefs have been filed in the United States Supreme Court by 10 states and 32 members of Congress in support of Texas' voter identification law. More
October 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Monica Burdette to the Texas Historical Commission. More
October 28, 2016 -- The City of Houston Department of Public Works & Engineering will perform a condition assessment on a 96-inch diameter water line as part of the Texas Department of Transportation's Clinton Drive reconstruction. More
October 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Commission On Jail Standards. More
October 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has posted safety tips to exercise while celebrating Halloween. More
October 28, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas this week assessed $509,027 in fines against oil and pipeline operators and businesses for violations of safety rules. More
October 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that he has reappointed Jerry Gipson to the Sabine River Compact Administration. More
October 28, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today published a paper regarding the effectiveness of the proposed Texas Coastal Exchange, a system by which landowners would be compensated for restoring natural ecosystems, in safeguarding the Gulf Coast from hurricane and severe storm damage. More
October 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a joint amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court urging the court to recognize that the United States Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling does not resolve all constitutional issues related to same-sex marriage. More
October 27, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today kicked off the 54th Annual Meeting of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. More
October 27, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has obtained $2.8 million as part of a settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia regarding false fuel economy claims for a number of their 2011-2013 vehicles. More
October 27, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that he has been selected to lead a workgroup on child protection to evaluate a recent critical needs funding request submitted by the Department of Family and Protective Services. More
October 27, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Jane Nelson and other members of the Texas Senate Finance Committee met to discuss reform ideas for Child Protective Services. More
October 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed William "Bill" Rector to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. More
October 26, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement following the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the latest funding request from the Department of Family and Protective Services. More
October 26, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Wednesday visited with members of the Greater Houston Partnership's Energy Advisory Committee. More
October 26, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautioned consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses for Halloween. More
October 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced the six finalist for its 2016 Small and Large Employers of the Year. More
October 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Jacbos Engineering Group is relocating its global headquarters from Pasadena, California to Dallas. More
October 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit recently collaborated with the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office to arrest eight child predators for Online Solicitation of a Minor, a second degree felony punishable by two to twenty years in prison. More
October 21, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that Cruz Alfredo Bazan, 27, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Tuesday in Brownsville. More
October 21, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office, in its latest issue of "Fiscal Notes", discusses the office's role in government. More
October 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott today inducted five new honorees into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More w/Video
October 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday called for increased transparency for the state's institutions of higher education. More
October 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Linda Shaunessy as presiding officer and appointed Ben Gatzke and Jason Boatright to the Texas Department of Information Services. More
October 20, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that policy experts recommend Texas reduce its nonmedical exemptions to vaccinations. More
October 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and OAG employees across the state will raise awareness of domestic violence by participating in #PurpleThursday on October 20 as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
October 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that a settlement was reached with Omnicare, Inc. in a healthcare fraud lawsuit. More
October 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a federal court has reaffirmed an injunction prohibiting the Obama Administration's guidance documents concerning access to intimate facilities in public schools based on gender identity. More
October 18, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today intervened in a lawsuit against the City of Austin that challenges part of the city's labor agreement with a firefighters union to allow city employees to work for the union at taxpayer expense. More
October 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in solving the 1983 murder of Charles Alfred Bates in Balcones Heights, Texas. More
October 17, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth has announced the launched of the 2016-2017 High School Aerospace Scholars Program. More
October 17, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its "reliability must-run" studies, which found that while a co-generation facility in the Houston area is not needed for system reliability, another Houston-area generation source is needed until a new plant begins operations in 2017. More
October 14, 2016 -- The Texas Campaign for the Environment today issued a news release opposing a lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General's Office against a Brownsville law charging for plastic bags. More
October 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that OKI Data Americas will establish a new office in Irving, Texas. More
October 13, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday announced appointments to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board. More
October 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging drivers to comply with laws prohibiting the passing of school buses. More
October 13, 2016 -- AARP Texas on Thursday announced that Olivia “Ollie” Besteiro has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 AARP Texas Andrus Award for Community Service. More
October 13, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided a third update regarding a diesel spill near South Padre Island. More
October 13, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding the award of $45.2 million in disaster recovery grant funding to Texas to assist in recovery from recent floods in the state. More
October 13, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas, during its conference on Tuesday, assessed $231,775 in fines against oil and gas operators and businesses. More
October 13, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that his office is distributing $650 million in local sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. More
October 12, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the City of Brownsville in an effort to stop an "environmental fee" for plastic bags provided during checkout at businesses. More
October 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the state's first responders. More
October 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Greg Abbott and House Speaker Joe Straus today sent a letter to Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman directing the agency to initiate several actions to clear a backlog of children not seen within statutory guidelines. More
October 12, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill on the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel. More
October 12, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission on Tuesday announced that it has approved $10 million in grants for Texas veterans and their families to manage mental health issues. More
October 11, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced the Houston White Cane Safety Day March to celebrate and raise awareness about the independence of people with visual disabilities. More
October 11, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Tuesday spoke at the Young Professionals in Energy's Lunch and Learn Series. More
October 11, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced the award of $12.5 million to support state and local efforts to reduce the impact of future disasters, including funding for the continuation of Harris County's home buyout program. More
October 11, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and Governor Greg Abbott on Monday hosted a reception honoring the winners of the 2016 Governor's Volunteer Awards. More
October 10, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today announced that it assisted in the remediation of an abandoned oil field site to create the Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve, a 511-acre habitat in Chambers County. More
October 10, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today reported that a total of 746 original drilling permits were issued in September, compared to 906 issued in September 2015. More
October 07, 2016 -- The United States Department of Agriculture has launched a relending program to reduce rural poverty nationwide. More
October 07, 2016 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has issued a statement on Texas dropping its appeal in a Syrian refugee resettlement lawsuit. More
October 07, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today met with the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association to discuss the outlook of the state's energy industry. More
October 07, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office Committee on People with Disabilities today announced the winners of the 2016 Lex Frieden Employment Awards. More
October 07, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Kevin Wayne Matthews, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been apprehended in Houston. More
October 07, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it has awarded a $4.7 million, two-year grant to Texas A&M University's Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning to implement a statewide Adult Education and Literacy Professional Development Center. More
October 06, 2016 -- The Episcopal Health Foundation has approved $4 million to benefit 18 grant partners working to strengthen the health system across Texas for the poor and those with the least resources. More
October 06, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced the arrest of Carl Ferrer, the chief executive officer of Backpage.com, a notorious adult website that generates millions of dollars annually from its classified sex ads. More
October 06, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office has announced that the state on Thursday approved sending resources for disaster relief in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. More
October 06, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday sent a formal request to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking that he issue a legal opinion affirming the right of doctors of osteopathy to practice medicine in the state of Texas. More
October 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a reward of $3,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture of Monroe Hernandez, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list. More
October 06, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement condemning a news segment on Fox News that contained what he said were racist jokes about Asian Americans. More
October 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Chad Craycraft of Dallas and Katie Kennedy of Houston to the Texas Ethics Commission. More
October 06, 2016 -- The Texas Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System held a hearing on Wednesday to hear further testimony regarding a proposal to protect the Texas Gulf Coast, particularly the Houston-Galveston region, from hurricane storm surge events. More
October 05, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday intervened in a lawsuit against the City of Austin over its short-term rental ordinance. More
October 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues totaled $2.13 billion in September. More
October 05, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that almost two-thirds of Texans have stable health insurance, according to a new report. More
October 04, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has settled allegations of systemic hiring discrimination by one of the world’s largest food processing companies at six of its locations in Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico after an investigation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. More
October 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Kevin Wayne Matthews, 49, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. More
October 04, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding under what circumstances Texas courts afford deference to agency interpretations of statutes. More
October 03, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt has posted a news release about Monday's Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief hearing in Plano. More
October 03, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced a man from a ship off Brownsville. More
October 03, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has settled a lawsuit with California app developer Juxta Labs, Inc. for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. More
October 03, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that an $8,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Juan Carlos Pena, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
October 03, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's denial of a petition by the Obama Administration to rehear a case on the administration's executive order on immigration. More
September 30, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently made appointments to the Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force. More
September 30, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of Texas HireAbility, a campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. More
September 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, as well as 48 other states, reached a settlement with USA Discounters to resolve claims of deceptive trade practices against the company. More
September 30, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in solving the 1991 murder of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Roxyann Allee. More
September 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday intervened in a property tax lawsuit against Kilgore Independent School District, explaining that the district violated state law and the Texas Constitution when it repealed the district’s local option homestead exemption. More
September 29, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office has reported that more than 8,200 volunteers removed 172,853 pounds of trash from the state's coastline during the Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
September 29, 2016 -- Texas State Senator John Whitmire today announced his intention to introduce legislation to require schools to educate children on how to interact with law enforcement when they are stopped for a traffic violation or detained. More
September 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined attorneys general from three other states in filing a lawsuit to prevent the transfer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to an international organization. More
September 28, 2016 -- Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Wednesday spoke to the West Texas Geological Society at its annual fall symposium in Midland. More
September 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement on the Senate passage of funding for Zika virus prevention and Texas veterans. More
September 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Charles Simpson of Houston has been added to the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
September 27, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards has elected its 2016–17 officers during the Association’s recent annual Delegate Assembly and Convention in Houston. More
September 27, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a response to a recent announcement that the state would withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program. More
September 26, 2016 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a woman found deceased last Thursday at 400 Holmes Road. More
September 26, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised residents that Election Identification Certificates, which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. More
September 26, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Monday announced a new look for his office’s website. More w/ Video
September 26, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Sarah Davis today issued a statement in response to a shooting incident that occurred at a shopping center in Houston. More
September 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a shooting that took place at a Houston shopping center. More
September 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the conviction of 37-year-old John David Payne to life imprisonment for Online Solicitation of a Minor in Montgomery County. More
September 23, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced a new round of appointments. More
September 23, 2016 -- The American Civil Liberties Union today issued a statement in response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to reinstate the state's voter identification law. More
September 23, 2016 -- The Texas Railroad Commission today released a report on the state's oil and gas production statistics for July. More
September 23, 2016 -- The Lone Star Project today issued a statement in response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's petition to have the state's voter identification law reinstated. More
September 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court to reinstate the state's voter identification law. More
September 23, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement regarding a request to include $500 million in disaster funding for Texas in the federal appropriations bill. More
September 22, 2016 -- United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi members on Wednesday paid tribute to an HU-16 Albatross airplane aircrew lost in the line of duty on September 21, 1973. More
September 22, 2016 -- The Office of the Texas Attorney General on Thursday halted the sale of unsafe contact lenses in San Antonio. More
September 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela on Wednesday issued statements after U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to reclassify the 2014 death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. as a line of duty fatality. More
September 21, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today joined the Texas Education Agency in announcing that the agencies have launched a $7.8 million grant program to expand access to prekindergarten across the state. More
September 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the state's letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement giving notice of the state's intent to withdraw from the resettlement program. More
September 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt in filing a lawsuit on behalf of 21 states challenging the Obama Administration's Overtime Rule. More
September 20, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will join leaders from the city of Galveston on Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the city's $85 million wastewater treatment plant. More
September 19, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in his latest issue of Fiscal Notes, examines the state's rainy day fund and how it's been used over the years. More
September 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative's inaugural Education and Workforce Summit. More
September 16, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has made appointments to the Comptroller's Property Value Study Advisory Committee, the Agriculture Policy Board, the Edwards Aquifer Legislative Oversight Committee, the Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, and the Texas Facilities Commission. More
September 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that Sabre GLBL, Inc. will be expanding its headquarters in Westlake, Texas. More
September 16, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added an estimated 21,400 jobs in August. More
September 16, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports on Thursday received testimony from various ports, industry organizations, state agencies, and others regarding the impact of the state's ports and the potential impact of the Panama Canal. More
September 15, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today delivered remarks concerning the state of the energy industry to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. More
September 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has intervened in a property tax lawsuit, stating that local school districts violated the Texas Constitution and state law when the reduced or repealed their homestead exemptions. More
September 15, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that a record $270 million in unclaimed property has been returned to owners during the past fiscal year. More
September 15, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a provision to help streamline the United States Army Corps of Engineers' coastal protection study along the Texas Upper Gulf Coast. More
September 15, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Justin Lane Slatton, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been arrested in San Angelo. More
September 15, 2016 -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas will host a ceremony on Sunday to place a Defender Medallion at the tombstone of Levi Harby, who served as a captain in the Texas Navy during the state's fight for independence from Mexico. More
September 15, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office is seeking volunteers for its 2016 Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup, which takes place at 30 sites along the Texas coast on September 24. More
September 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday appointed two members and reappointed a third to the Judicial Compensation Commission, including the appointment of Alejandro "Alex" Cestero of Houston. More
September 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed the United States Department of Defense's new Austin outpost of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, an initiative to enhance the technological capabilities while growing innovative business enterprises in Texas. More
September 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering free child car seat inspections as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, which is September 18-24. More
September 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video honoring the Star of Texas Award recipients. More w/Video
September 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday presented the Star of Texas Awards to first responders, peace officers and firefighters who have demonstrated remarkable courage and heroism in serving and protecting their communities throughout the state. More
September 12, 2016 -- The United States Department of Agriculture has made investments to improve water and waste infrastructure for 168 small towns across the country. More
September 12, 2016 -- Texas state legislators on Friday began their first full day of the Galveston Coastal Legislature Tour with a visit to Texas A&M University at Galveston for a morning of intensive learning about the "coastal spine" concept and critical issues impacting Galveston County and the Upper Texas Coastal Region. More
September 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that select drivers license offices will offer Saturday hours on October 22 an October 29 to issue Election Identification Certificates. More
September 12, 2016 -- Congressman John Culberson today announced that he led a delegation in drafting a letter to House leadership requesting disaster funding for Texas to respond to recent flooding in the state. More
September 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the launch of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute's Freight Shuttle System. More
September 09, 2016 -- Texas Senator Larry Taylor and Texas Representative Wayne Faircloth on Thursday teamed with Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce as hosts of the 2016 Galveston Coastal Legislative Tour. The hosts had the full cooperation of a brilliantly colored Texas Coastal sunset as legislators, guests and sponsors gathered for the first event of the three day tour. More
September 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief claiming that the Attorney General of Massachusetts exceeded her authority by attempting to shut down a viewpoint on scientific debate regarding climate change. More
September 09, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that John Albert Gover, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been captured. More
September 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has called on Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches. More
September 08, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday urged his colleagues to support the Water Resources Development Act, a bipartisan water infrastructure bill that includes a provision he authored to help streamline the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coastal protection study along Texas’ Gulf Coast. More w/ Video
September 08, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a $1.175 settlement has been reached with Katz Boutique stores regarding the sale of synthetic marijuana. More
September 08, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $629.2 million in sales tax revenues to local governments for September. More
September 07, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. More
September 07, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released totals for the states FY2016 revenues. More
September 07, 2016 -- The Texas State Library Archives Commission today announced that the commission has awarded a grant to the Texas Digital Library to expand its services. More
September 06, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller’s office on Tuesday launched a statewide online eminent domain database. More
September 06, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion concerning whether the state is required to assume liability when a local retirement system created pursuant to Texas Civil Statutes is unable to meet its financial obligations. More
September 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans that his office is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Texas Match the Promise Foundation tuition grants and scholarships. More
September 02, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Transportation Commission approved five new construction projects in Southeast Harris County during their recent August meeting. More
September 02, 2016 -- The Houston Independent School District's Lawson Middle School on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking for its new campus. More
September 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Real Estate Broker Lawyer Committee. More
September 02, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced the nomination of Jordan Bradford for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. More
September 02, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the availability of $7.2 million in grant funding to support the launch of Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies. More
September 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies, an initiative that will provide competitive grant funding to establish innovative academies in Texas high schools to provide students with learning opportunities in high demand occupations. More
September 01, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday announced a pair of appointments to the Joint Select Committee. More
September 01, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that open enrollment is available through February 28 for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
September 01, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the General Land Office has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing uses and allocation of funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from floods and other disasters of 2015. More
September 01, 2016 -- The United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced the launch of a series of initiatives to provide transitional housing for people recovering from opioid addiction. More
September 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of Justin Lane Slatton, Jr., a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been increased to $12,500. More
September 01, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today held a news conference with Truckers Against Trafficking and the Texas Trucking Association regarding efforts to prevent human trafficking. More
September 01, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment for Resource Adequacy for fall and preliminary outlook for winter, finding that adequate generation should be available for the upcoming seasons. More
September 01, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he will chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week for five nominees to fill vacancies on federal courts in Texas. More
August 31, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will conduct enhanced patrols to enforce traffic safety during the Labor Day holiday weekend. More
August 30, 2016 -- Lamar University Professor of History Jeff Forret has been named one of the three finalists for the 18th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. More
August 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed suit against Waller County to enforce the state's gun laws. More
August 30, 2016 -- The Padre Island National Seashore has closed the North and South beach to vehicle traffic due to high tides and heavy rains. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Robert Charles Willis, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been apprehended. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today named finalists for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year Award. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Texas A&M Forest Service today announced that it is accepting applications for grant funds to conduct prescribed burning for landowners. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas, during its August 24 conference, assessed $894,926 in fines against oil and gas pipeline operators and businesses. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Friday approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program, a total of $70 billion in projects to meet the state's transportation needs. More
August 27, 2016 -- The George P. Mitchell Society of Texas A&M University at Galveston hosted a reception for its members Thursday at the Bryan Museum, featuring remarks by museum founder J.P. Bryan and Dr. Douglas J. Palmer, TAMUG Interim COO. More
August 26, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced that a federal district court ruled that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs complied with the Fair Housing Act concerning its distribution of low-income housing tax credits. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released oil and gas production statistics for June 2016. More
August 26, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today recognized the City of Carrollton with the Economic Development Transparency Star for its efforts in informing taxpayers about programs and incentives designed to attract industry and investment. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the launch of the Texas Industry Partnership Program, a $1 million program to support collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and private employers to address skills needs and ensure a talent pipeline to address industry needs. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced additions to the commission's administration team. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Texas Health Services Authority today announced that Austin attorney George Gooch has been selected as chief executive officer. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded a $12.4 million contract to reduce pavement noise along Interstate Highway 10 from North Post Oak to just east of Gessner. More
August 26, 2016 -- The American Civil Liberties Union today issued a statement in response to a guidance letter issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding the use of public school restrooms based on gender identity. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Finance Commission of Texas. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday sent a guidance letter to schools statewide regarding the nationwide injunction issued by a federal court earlier this week that blocked enforcement of the federal guidance letter telling schools to allow students to use intimate facilities corresponding to the gender with which they identify as a condition of receiving federal funds. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced the arrest of 38-year-old Kevin Scott Burke on Tuesday for five counts of Possession of Child Pornography. More
August 25, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today spoke at the annual Railroad Commission Pipeline Safety Conference, where she discussed the importance of pipeline safety as the state's energy infrastructure grows. More
August 25, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding whether a commissioners court may impose a vehicle policy that regulates the use, deployment, recording and tracking of vehicles used by the sheriff. More
August 25, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Robert Charles Willis, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list. More
August 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the passing of Nelda Laney, the wife of former Texas House Speaker Pete Laney. More
August 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Pam Guenther of Edna as Jackson County Criminal District Attorney. More
August 23, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Tuesday today released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. More
August 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Raymond Palacios, Jr. chair of the Board of the Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as made three appointments to the board. More
August 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has filed a lawsuit attempting to block a new rule by the United States Department of Health and Human services to redefine "sex" and require taxpayer funding of gender reassignment procedures and requires doctors to perform such procedures. More
August 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that, according to a new report by the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation, the percentage of young adult Texans without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. More
August 23, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Johnny Garcia, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been apprehended in San Antonio. More
August 22, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup on September 24. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas sided with him and denied a request by three University of Texas professors to block enforcement of the state's new campus carry law. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dawn Allison of El Campo as district attorney for the 329th Judicial District in Wharton County. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding a court injunction blocking the Obama Administration's directive that public schools allow access to bathrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
August 22, 2016 -- The American Civil Liberties Union today joined other civil rights organizations in issuing a statement in response to a court injunction blocking guidance from the Obama Administration requiring public schools to allow the use of restrooms and other facilities based on gender identity. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on an injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas blocking a directive by the Obama Administration that public schools allow use of restrooms and other areas based on gender identity. More
August 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors. More
August 19, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Jose Melendez has announced that the enate Criminal Justice Committee will hold an interim hearing on cyberbullying and David's Law on August 23. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned 95 men and women as Highway Patrol Troopers. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that more than $75 million in federal funding has been provided to Texans impacted by storms and flooding that took place in May and June. More
August 19, 2016 -- University of Houston System Chancellor and President of UH Renu Khator has been inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 23,600 non-farm jobs in July. More
August 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee. More
August 18, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today delivered the keynote address at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon. More
August 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday reappointed Richard Dolgener and Linda Morris to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission. More
August 17, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is preparing to welcome several programs operated by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to the Workforce Solutions system on September 1. More
August 17, 2016 -- Texas has established the North Texas Veterans Court, encompassing five counties, as the state's first regional veterans court. More
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday launched its "Plan While You Can" campaign in an effort to promote sober rides during the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. More w/ Video
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Johnny Garcia, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list. More
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the office's Child Support Division has been named recipient of the National Child Support Enforcement Association's Innovative Partnership/Collaboration Award. More
August 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in solving the 1992 murder of Manuel Galindo in Midland, Texas. More
August 16, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin recently announced the formation of the Texas Space Congressional Caucus, which will help advocate and protect the interests of NASA's Johnson Space Center and the space industry in Texas. More
August 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to an opinion issued by the Texas Attorney General's Office regarding a volunteer chaplaincy program and courtroom prayer. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including the constitutionality of a volunteer justice court chaplaincy program and opening daily judicial proceeding with prayer. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $933,738 in fines involving 536 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses in the oil and gas industry. More
August 15, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a federal court has rejected a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against Similasan Corporation on claims that the company engaged in false and deceptive labeling of their homeopathic products. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on September 1 in The Woodlands. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Texas is the first state to issue a standing order for mosquito repellent to combat the Zika virus. More
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed State Senator Donna Campbell to the Legislative Committee on Aging. More
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a hearing regarding a challenge to the Obama Administration's directive regarding use of restrooms and other facilities based on gender identity. More
August 12, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Houston business to prevent the sale of synthetic drugs such as "Kush". More
August 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Christopher R. Frei and Edward E. Yosowitz to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
August 11, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Baucum, Dr. Mark Bronson and Gus Ramirez to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for terms to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, Governor Abbott has named Bronson as presiding officer. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic. More
August 11, 2016 -- On Tuesday, the Grimes County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to require high-speed rail developers to provide sufficient proof of their eminent domain authority and acquire a county permit before constructing a rail line over county roads. More
August 11, 2016 -- For the third time this week, electrical use in the ERCOT market has broken yet another record by exceeding 71,000 MW in systemwide hourly peak demand More
August 11, 2016 -- The Office of Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently released a video highlighting the Texanthropy initiative to promote volunteerism and service to others across the state. More w/Video
August 11, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Jerry Wayne Adaway, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been apprehended in Houston. More
August 11, 2016 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday advised residents impacted by flooding in May-June in Texas who did not qualify for aid may file an appeal. More
August 10, 2016 -- For two consecutive hours today, ERCOT systemwide demand surpassed the previous record set Monday, Aug. 8. More
August 10, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Clifton “Cliff” Bickerstaff of Amarillo to the Board for Lease of Texas Parks and Wildlife Lands for a term set to expire on September 1, 2017. More
August 10, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $769 million in sales tax revenues to local governments for August. More
August 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that The Charles Schwab Corporation will establish a new regional campus in Westlake, Texas. More
August 10, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick held a news conference in Dallas to unveil efforts to support the families of the state's fallen first responders. More
August 09, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Laurie Woloszyn of Longview to the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on July 6, 2021. More
August 09, 2016 -- Governor Greg Abbott today announced Steven Albright as the new Budget Director for the Governor’s office, replacing Ky Ash, who has accepted a position in the private sector. Albright currently serves as the Governor’s Deputy Policy Director. More
August 08, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that systemwide peak demand for electricity reached 70,169 megawatts, a new record. More
August 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Harbor Bridge over the Port of Corpus Christi's Main Turning Basin. More
August 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a video updating Texans on the state's efforts to combat the Zika virus. More w/Video
August 06, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced that a $125 million, 49-state settlement has been reached with Cephalon, Inc. following an investigation into anti-competitive conduct by the company. More
August 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to immediately approve the expenditure of funds for Zika virus preparedness and response. More
August 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Robert E. "Bobby" Bell of Edna as judge of the 267th Judicial District, which serves Calhoun, DeWitt, Golia, Jackson, Refugio and Victoria counties. More
August 05, 2016 -- The Republican members of the Texas Congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking answers regarding reportedly unallocated funds available for Zika virus prevention. More
August 05, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today participated in the first of three non-profit summits to discuss her Texanthropy initiative. More
August 04, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the state's reply brief in a lawsuit between a 13-state coalition and the federal government regarding a directive to require public schools to open up all intimate areas to both sexes. More
August 03, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has awarded $1.2 million in grants for FY 2017. More
August 03, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. More
August 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding updates concerning the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host its annual Policy Conference September 28-30. More
August 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding the possible expansion of the Big 12 National Collegiate Athletic Association conference. More
August 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hagar on Tuesday said that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.37 billion in July, 1.5 percent lower than in July 2015. More
August 02, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $720,000 to Texas to establish and maintain information-gathering systems to rapidly detect microcephaly, a birth defect associated with the Zika virus. More
August 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief with the United States District Court opposing a request by three University of Texas professors for a temporary injunction to block the state's campus carry law. More
August 01, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday rescued a man from a boat taking on water near Port Aransas. More
August 01, 2016 -- Gloria Meraz has been appointed Assistant State Librarian at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of Jose Luis Rodriguez, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been increased to $8,000. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today issued a reminder that the annual sales tax holiday on clothing and school supply items takes place Friday through Sunday. More
August 01, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced increases in the amount of financial assistance a victim of violent crime may receive through the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Program. More
July 29, 2016 -- The Texas Office of the Attorney General on Thursday filed a petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule, Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources. More
July 29, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick today discussed the commission's emergency preparedness policies and actions during the recent flooding in Texas, as part of her remarks at the 126th meeting of the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D.C. More
July 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs today announced that it will provide $65.3 million in housing tax credits to private developers building or rehabilitating properties across the state that will offer affordable housing. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the State Board for Educator Certification. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday sued the City of Austin to bring the city into compliance with the State’s Open Carry laws. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday met with Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw to discuss the state’s ongoing border security operations. More
July 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday released a statement following the Beaumont Court of Appeals' reversal of a trial court order that declared the statute mandating civil commitment of sexually violent predators unconstitutional. More
July 27, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Christopher Soloya, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, has been captured in Houston. More
July 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today received a briefing from Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt regarding the state's Zika Preparedness and Response Plan. More
July 26, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to evaluate their emergency plans and monitor weather forecasts for potential hurricanes and tropical storms. More
July 26, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Texas Coasts, a web-based app to help vacationers find beaches, received an award at the 2016 Esri International User Conference. More
July 26, 2016 -- Texas Crime Stoppers today announced that a cash reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant Craig Hutchinson. More
July 25, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia is attending the National Democratic Convention as a Hillary Clinton Texas Delegate. More
July 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has secured a final default judgement to prevent three Oregon-based companies from offering subscription renewal services due to violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office today announced that the federal government has granted disaster declarations for additional counties, including Brazoria, Liberty and Montgomery counties, which were affected by severe flooding in May. More
July 22, 2016 -- Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Charles Smith on Friday introduced the team that will guide the new Medical and Social Services division. More
July 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced settlements with MCCi, LLC and VP Imaging, Inc., doing business as DocuNav Solutions, in connection with an antitrust investigation concerning agreements the companies made not to compete in the market for enterprise content management software. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced that it will award $563,000 to Texas to combat the Zika virus. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today reminded families that July 31 is the deadline to enroll in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
July 21, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that Tommy Dale Sells, a fugitive on the state's most wanted list, has been captured in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More
July 21, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the breakfast meeting of the Texas delegation at the Republican National Convention. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' voter identification ruling. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fort Worth Independent School District's decision to pull down its transgender policy. More
July 20, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that the Texas Voter Identification Act of 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding the state's Voter ID law. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday announced the delegate count for Texas at the Republican National Convention. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted a request to add several counties to the June 11 disaster declaration following flooding that took place in Texas in May. More
July 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on Fort Worth Independent School District's changes to its student safety policies. More
July 19, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday announced that the Texas General Land Office’s third online sale of oil and gas leases earned public education more than $98 million. More
July 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a statement after the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the Environmental Protection Agency's "Regional Haze" plan. More
July 19, 2016 -- Texas Central Partners, the organization planning a high-speed train route between Houston and Dallas, has issued a statement in response to Monday's ruling by the Surface Transportation Board. More
July 18, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded shoppers that the state will host a sales tax holiday August 5-7 for clothing, footwear and school supplies. More
July 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Police Protection Act, legislation he will request be passed by the Texas Legislature to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers. More
July 17, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. More
July 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards following the fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge. More
July 16, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the murder of a correctional officer by an inmate at the Robinson Unit in Abilene, Texas. More
July 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the murder of a Texas correctional officer by an inmate at the Robertson Unit in Abilene, Texas. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today was discharged from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio following treatment for turns he had suffered last week. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the death of two Texas residents in an attack in Nice, France. More
July 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to take steps to show his support for police in response to recent violence. More
July 14, 2016 -- United States Congressman Al Green on Tuesday attended the memorial services for the fallen Dallas peace officers. More
July 14, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will continue to make repairs to the I-610 East Loop Ship Channel Bridge this weekend. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement with a Florida tech company regarding an investigation into possible violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the award of grants through the Governor's University Research Initiative, an effort to recruit national recognized researchers to Texas institutions of higher education. More
July 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will participate in "The President & the People: A National Conversation", a televised town hall event, tonight in Washington, D.C. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Commission On State Emergency Communications. More
July 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of US 290 weekend closures. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a fundraising drive for families of police officers killed last week in Dallas. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans of suspicious e-mails containing malicious software that claim to be from his office. More
July 13, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today appointed members to the General Land Office's new Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group. More
July 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. More
July 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help in solving the 1990 murder of two brothers, Derrick Jackson and James Edwards, in Vernon, Texas. More
July 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he will attend memorial services for Dallas police officers killed last week. More
July 12, 2016 -- The State of Texas today announced that its site at Texas.gov provides access to information and a variety of online services. More
July 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Transportation Commission. More
July 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday visited Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where he received additional treatment on the 2nd and 3rd degree burns that he sustained on both legs below the knees and both feet after coming into contact with scalding water. More
July 11, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for the month of June. More
July 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced the availability of a mobile site for parents to obtain information regarding their child support cases. More
July 10, 2016 -- The National Park Service on Saturday held a celebration marking its centennial and 40 years of sea turtle conservation efforts at Padre Island National Seashore. More
July 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke with President Barack Obama regarding the death of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday. More
July 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced that the federal government has granted his request for public assistance for additional Texas counties. More
July 08, 2016 -- President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation honoring the victims of Thursday's shooting in Dallas. More
July 08, 2016 -- Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to register for disaster assistance until July 29 for Texas residents affected by storms in April. More
July 08, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff today through Tuesday in honor of the Dallas police shooting victims. More
July 08, 2016 -- Several officials and organizations today issued statements in response to the fatal shooting of several officers and wounding of others during a protest in Dallas on Thursday. More
July 07, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that residents in Fayette, Harris, Kleberg, Palo Pinto and Parker affected by storms that began May 26 may apply for Disaster Unemployment Insurance. More
July 07, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute $624 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
July 07, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by three University of Texas professors against the state's campus carry law. More
July 07, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today advised Texans to be prepared for hotter than normal temperatures. More
July 06, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that the Texas Natural Resource Trustees is issuing a call for restoration project proposals for funding through the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill settlement. More
July 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday named Anthony "Tony" Jaso as presiding officer and appointed nine members to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology. More
July 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University will share about $500,000 in funding for a research project to study the monarch butterfly. More
July 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that state sales tax revenues in June totaled $2.2 billion. More
July 05, 2016 -- Guidry News Services recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch assistant professor of health economics Sapna Kaul, lead author of a study finding that a certain group of cancer survivors are more likely to smoke than those who have no history of cancer. More
July 04, 2016 -- Washington on the Brazos State Historic Park will host its "Fireworks on the Brazos" Celebration tonight. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved the dedication of portions of the Grand Parkway as the Mayor Bob Lanier Memorial Parkway. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Texas $1.5 million as part of $25 million in funding to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded approximately $5 million to two projects in Montgomery County. More
July 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday about $4 million to two projects in Fort Bend and Waller counties. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reviewed the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
July 01, 2016 -- Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, each summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson today announced that she will seek election to Texas State Senate District 13, the position being vacated by Rodney Ellis. More
July 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today directed state agencies to reduce their budget requests by four percent for the 2018-2019 biennial budget. More
June 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a lawsuit against the Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker has been dismissed after Walker agreed to end pursuit of a subpoena seeking decades of records from ExxonMobil. More
June 30, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the Houston Avenue southbound and Allen Parkway eastbound entrance ramps to Interstate Highway 45 southbound will be closed on July 8 to begin construction on two new ramps to improve traffic flow and enhance safety. More
June 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee. More
June 29, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has pressed pressed Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of a funding bill that addresses the Zika virus and supports veterans. More w/ Video
June 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the federal government granted his disaster request for individual assistance for Fayette, Harris, Kleberg, Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. More
June 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that more than 7,795 commercial motor vehicles were inspected in early June as part of the Roadcheck 2016 inspection initiative. More
June 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships has recognized the partnership that delivered segments of the Grand Parkway for its approach in delivering the project. More
June 29, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has joined organization Okay to Say in releasing a public service announcement encouraging veterans to seek help when dealing with post-traumatic stress. More w/Video
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's opinion on Fort Worth Independent School District Kent Scribner's transgender policies. More
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Farm Bureau has announced its support for a national GMO preemption bill. More
June 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety advised that it will increase traffic enforcement during the July Fourth holiday weekend. More
June 28, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions on matters of state law, including a question concerning the requirements for a municipality's posting of notice regarding the carrying of handguns. More
June 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has reached a $50 million partial settlement with Volkswagen regarding the sale of diesel vehicles with equipment designed to meet emission standards only when being tested. More
June 27, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has named Katie McKee his new Director of Public Affairs. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has posted a news release about its continued examination of Texas road finance. More
June 27, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a district court to impose an injunction against the Department of Labor's new rule exempting attorney-client confidentiality for employers seeking counsel on matters regarding union elections. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that seven counties, including Liberty County, have been added to a list of those eligible to receive disaster unemployment assistance related to storms in May. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that Roy Lee Bosier, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list, was recently apprehended in Houston. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Texas Health Human Services Commission today announced that it is accepting applications to assist veterans and their families find mental health services. More
June 27, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court today ruled 5-3 to overturn laws passed in Texas' House Bill 2, which placed regulations on abortion providers. More
June 26, 2016 -- Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrated the Feast Day of San Giovanni Battista, (John the Baptist) the patron Saint of Sicily, at Sacred Heart Church in Galveston on Friday morning. More
June 24, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for strengthening immigration background checks on Syrian and Iraqi refugees. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today secured an injunction against a former immigration attorney and other members of the firm conducting unlawful practices through its "asylum" program. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that it has reached a settlement with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas regarding an archival library housed at the Alamo grounds. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice today announced that Bryan Collier has been named the department's executive director. More
June 24, 2016 -- The Malaquite Visitor Center at the Padre Island National Seashore will host the Centennial Sea Turtle Celebration on July 9. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced major closures this weekend on US 290 in relation to work on a new collector distributor. More
June 23, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that the United States Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that the state's Hazelwood Act is constitutional. More
June 23, 2016 -- The Brazos State Historic Site, located between Brenham and Navasota, Texas, will host an Independence Day celebration on July 4. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion upholding the University of Texas's use of racial preferences in admissions. More
June 23, 2016 -- The United States Supreme Court, in a tie vote, issued a ruling that leaves in place the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed an injunction against the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program. More
June 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s recent Improve Fraud Discovery project was recently recognized with a 2016 Best of Texas award for Best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Project by the Center for Digital Government. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced that the federal government granted his disaster request for additional counties in the state. More
June 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the unveiling ceremony for Israel's F-35 Adier fighter jet at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company plant in Fort Worth. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Tuesday at the commission's open meeting directed agency staff to conduct a full review of the commission's rules and processes. More
June 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made 14 appointments to the Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to expand library engagement with local adult education and literacy programs. More
June 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on two matters regarding state law, including a question regarding the application of the Education Code to a board of managers in specific circumstances. More
June 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed six individuals to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. More
June 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas consumers who have purchased electronic books should begin receiving account credits or checks this week following the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc. More
June 17, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick recently met with youth leaders from around Texas this week who have come together to learn leadership skills in government, politics and public service. More
June 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County. More
June 17, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the Texas Supreme Court has filed a ruling in favor of the state in a lawsuit with Southwest Royalties, Inc., which had claimed a sales tax exemption for equipment it had purchased. More
June 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. More
June 16, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Fort Hood Memorial Service for the soldiers who died during severe flooding in Texas earlier this month. More w/Video
June 16, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a federal court decision dismissing a case by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission concerning the resettling of refugees in the state. More
June 16, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued two opinions in response to questions concerning state law, including the extent to which a judge may refuse to apply the law of a jurisdiction outside of the United States in certain family law disputes. More
June 15, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 20-year-old Justin Lane Slatton Jr. to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More
June 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today invited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review the state's Zika Virus Preparedness and Response Plan. More
June 14, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that for the second consecutive year, the state will not have to borrow money to meet its cash flow needs. More
June 13, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Gary Jessee has been named deputy executive commissioner of the newly-created Medical and Social Services division. More
June 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office's Child Support Division recently ranked first in the nation for collections, with $3.8 billion in child support collected in FY2015. More
June 13, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis on Sunday issued a statement in response to a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. More
June 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Barack Obama has granted a request for disaster assistance for counties affected by recent flooding, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $587,859 in fines involving 276 enforcement cases against oil and gas industry operators and businesses. More
June 10, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is consolidating Commercial Driver License skills testing locations on July 1 to comply with federal regulations that take effect in the fall. More
June 10, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today announced that he voted to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, which would allow states to "pursue cost-effective and practical ways to implement the Environmental Protection Agency's ozone standards". More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday participated in a conference call for governors on the Zika virus. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas will join a coalition of states to file a lawsuit against the State of Delaware to revert an estimated $150 million in unclaimed MoneyGram checks to their rightful owners. More
June 09, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant a request by the State of Texas for a Major Disaster Declaration. More
June 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for several counties, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery, for assistance in recovering from recent severe storms and flooding. More
June 08, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office today recognized the Texas Crime Stoppers Council on its 35th Anniversary. More
June 08, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced he will distribute $618 million in local sales tax allocations to local governments for the month of June. More
June 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is conducting a full-scale air evacuation exercise in response to a hypothetical hurricane scenario in which the Rio Grande Valley is evacuated. More
June 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today added 15 counties, including Harris County, to his June 1 disaster declaration following severe weather and flooding in parts of Texas. More
June 07, 2016 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host a luncheon featuring Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, who will provide an update on border security in the state. More
June 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that W.W. Grainger, Inc. has opened a new sales facility in San Antonio, Texas. More
June 06, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday addressed the flooding in Texas, as well as the deaths of the nine soldiers stationed at Fort Hood during those floods. More w/ Video
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding a request for quick federal action on fighting the Zika virus in the state. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced it will intensify commercial vehicle inspections this week as part of the "Roadcheck 2016" enforcement effort. More
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is hosting the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association's annual conference in Austin today and on Tuesday. More
June 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is launching a tour of Texas military installations to examine the impact of individual military bases on the state's economy. More
June 06, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is changing providers for its unemployment benefits prepaid debit card from Chase Bank to U.S. Bank. More
June 03, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday sent a Cease and Desist letter to a former agency lawyer in an effort to deter the release of confidential and privileged information. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced that he has selected Sherry Sylvester to serve as a senior adviser. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today took an aerial tour of flooded areas in southeast Texas, and received a briefing from Brazoria and Fort Bend county officials concerning the floods. More w/Video
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued statements in response to a recent announcement by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus concerning school finance. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Thursday announced that the state's sales tax revenues totaled $2.41 billion in May, a decrease of 7.1 percent compared to May 2015. More
June 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to rescind his guidance letter regarding transgender use of restroom facilities at public schools. More
June 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday released a statement regarding a fatal water rescue accident at Fort Hood. More
June 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statement after a military vehicle was swept away by flood waters at Fort Hood. More
June 02, 2016 -- Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman today provided testimony to the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Mental Health. More
June 02, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office has launched a new hurricane preparedness and planning information outreach initiative at the General Land Office's website. More
June 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in 31 counties. More
June 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to prepare for hurricane season, which began today. More
June 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued guidance to state agencies concerning the use of employee leave. More
June 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the reward for Manuel Raul Maese, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offender list, has been increased to $8,000. More
May 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday met with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer in Dallas. More
May 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today made appointments to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors. More
May 31, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he is requesting an opinion from the state's Attorney General's Office regarding the adoption of a policy by Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner regarding use of school restroom facilities based on gender identity. More
May 31, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that the percentage of Texans without health insurance has declined by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, according to a new report from the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. More
May 30, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the 2016 Sun City Memorial Day celebration in Georgetown, Texas, where he also announced the launch of an initiative to help locate missing photos of six Medal of Honor recipients from Texas. More
May 27, 2016 -- The National Park Service today reminded park visitors that fireworks and drones are prohibited in all national park units. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday awarded $3.54 million in federal grants for recreational trail projects across the state, including $70,250 to the Memorial Park Conservancy in Harris County for maintenance of a 1-mile trail system. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including a question concerning ownership of interest earned on county taxes held by the appraisal district. More
May 27, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday postponed their decision regarding proposed changes to state regulations for managing chronic wasting disease. More
May 27, 2016 -- Beaumont based author and playwright Patricia Barry Rumble has shared her Memorial Day tribute to all those soldiers who fought and died serving our country, in particular, The 36th T Patch Division --known as the Texas Division – to which her father, Pat Barry belonged during WWII. More
May 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas State Operations Center to elevate its emergency response status due to severe storms forecast for parts of the state during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 27, 2016 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas has provided oil and gas production statistics for March 2016. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Thursday sent a letter to Executive Commissioner Charles Smith of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, regarding state and local efforts to prepare for potential transmission of the Zika Virus in the state. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor recently spoke with Guidry News Service regarding the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 26, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the COAST Act, which is aimed at expediting the process of studying and beginning construction on a federally-funded coastal protection project along the Texas Gulf Coast. More w/Video
May 26, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today encouraged drivers to practice safe driving habits during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that his office is expanding outreach efforts to communities impacted by recent flooding. More
May 26, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis today issued a statement in response to remarks made by Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack concerning incarceration rates in the county. More
May 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement on the Texas Attorney General's lawsuit regarding transgender policies. More
May 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's lawsuit against the federal government concerning directives issued to public schools to allow students to utilize facilities such as restrooms based on gender identity. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the state has joined in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education and Department of Justice and other federal agencies regarding directives to public schools to allow students to utilize restrooms and other facilities based on gender identity. More
May 25, 2016 -- Texas State Representative for District 27 Ron Reynolds today issued a news release regarding being nominated for another term in office in Tuesday's Democratic Primary Runoff Election. More
May 25, 2016 -- Candidate for federal, state, and county positions secured nominations from voters in the Republican and Democratic Primary Runoff Elections on Tuesday. More
May 25, 2016 -- Jarvis Johnson today issued a news release regarding his victory in Tuesday's Primary Runoff Election for Texas State Representative of District 139. More
May 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Advisory Council On Cultural Affairs. More
May 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today defended the state's Voter ID law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. More
May 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the Texas Board of Respiratory Care. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced the availability of $1 million in additional funding for the High Demand Job Training Program, which supports collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development corporations. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether the Texas Constitution prohibits a county from providing financial assistance to a non-profit organization. More
May 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday appointed Nancy Blackwell of Spring to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. More
May 22, 2016 -- Port Freeport Commission Chair Ravi Singhania recently provided testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports regarding how the port can benefit from the Panama Canal expansion. More
May 20, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement ahead of the anniversary of the Memorial Day Flood. More
May 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of eight suspected child predators following a joint operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Victoria Police Department. More
May 20, 2016 -- Railroad Commission of Texas Chairman David Porter today attended the inaugural commencement for the School of Law postgraduate program at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico to commemorate the graduation of the nation's first class in energy law. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement after the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an order sanctioning the Department of Justice lawyers who defended President Barack Obama’s immigration policy. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has called for faith-based collaboration for the state's children. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Best of San Angelo as District Attorney for the 119th Judicial District. More
May 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer have announced a number of promotions within the top ranks of the Office of the Attorney General. More
May 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. More
May 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will soon begin studying SH 105 from I-45 to FM 2854 in Montgomery County. More
May 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on the Zika virus. More
May 18, 2016 -- The Texas Health Care Association has reported that a new study estimates care for senior citizens costs about $267 million more than the state pays. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued a statement after joining Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey in sending a letter to the Obama Administration regarding its guidance to school districts on transgender students. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday honored the state's law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year, including two Highway Patrol Troopers and one Hutto Police Department officer. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Health and Human Services Chief Deputy Executive Commissioner Charles Smith has announced that Heather Griffith Peterson and Kara Crawford are joining the HHSC's executive leadership team. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday touted the Office of the Attorney General’s Sex Offender Fugitive Apprehension Unit, which recently marked its 7,000th arrest since it was founded in 2003. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is reminding individuals affected by the April storms in four counties that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is June 2, 2016. More
May 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that Dr. James M. Vanderploeg, professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has received the 2016 Joe Kerwin Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation. More
May 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for Jose Fernando Bustos-Diaz to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of May. More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today informed the Obama administration that the state will maintain and strengthen its sanctions against Iran. More
May 16, 2016 -- Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have genetically engineered the world's first clone of the Zika virus strain. More
May 16, 2016 -- The Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced that a sales tax holiday for water-efficient, ENERGY STAR® products is set for May 28-30 More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined the State of Alabama in asking a state judge to put an end to an investigation launched against ExxonMobil by Claude Earl Walker, Attorney General of the Virgin Islands. More
May 16, 2016 -- Texas Parks & Wildlife has announced the sale of entries for this year's Big Time Texas Hunts. More
May 16, 2016 -- H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 15th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. More
May 13, 2016 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has introduced legislation to expedite the United States Corps of Engineers' Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study, which could provide infrastructure projects to protect Texas from storms. More
May 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members and reappointed one member to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. More
May 13, 2016 -- The United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education today sent a "colleague letter" to school districts today regarding access to sex-segregated activities and facilities, such as restrooms, by transgender students. More
May 13, 2016 -- The Supreme Court of Texas today issued an opinion finding the state's school finance system as constitutional in a case filed against the state by hundreds of Texas school districts against the state government. More
May 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil a larger-than-life, cracked windshield to launch its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign in front of Houston City Hall on May 16. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities, as well as a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Office of the Attorney General Director of Law Enforcement David Maxwell have released statements following the announcement that the 2013 explosion in West, Texas, was caused by an intentionally-set fire. More
May 11, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that financing has been secured for the State Highway 288 Project, which includes the construction of four tolled lanes within the freeway's median. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday filed an amicus brief in a court case regarding a school district in Virginia that prohibited a female student from using school restrooms and other intimate facilities designated for males. More
May 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $768 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
May 11, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a ceremony on Friday to honor Texas Game Wardens who lost their lives in the line of duty. More
May 11, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that Interstate 610 West Loop northbound will experience closures during the weekend as traffic is switched to a new interchange with United States Highway 290. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sent a letter to Fort Worth Independent School District Board President Jacinto Ramos outlining legal concerns on recent polices implemented by the superintendent. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced Texas is co-leading efforts with the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with nine other states, to ask a United States District Court to halt the U.S. Department of Labor’s plans to impose new rules that would make it more difficult and expensive for small business owners to obtain legal advice. More
May 10, 2016 -- First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced that she will serve as Honorary Chair of the 33rd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. More
May 10, 2016 -- Texas Southern University recently hosted members of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations to discuss formulas used to fund institutions of higher education. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed two individuals to the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement calling for the resignation of Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the grand opening of Raytheon's CityLine facility in Richardson, Texas. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has been named the best state for business by Chief Executive Magazine. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, in the May issue of Fiscal Notes, discussed funding and needs for the state's transportation network. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a lawsuit filed by the state of North Caroline against the United States Department of Justice regarding issues involving gender identity and the use of restroom facilities. More
May 09, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston recently submitted a letter providing testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 09, 2016 -- Texas Senator Charles Schwertner today announced that he will file legislation regarding ridesharing operations, such as Uber and Lyft. More
May 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees. More
May 06, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently welcomed the Cities of Sherman, Corpus Christi and Brownsville as the newest members of the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Main Street Program. More
May 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today issued an advisory regarding several closures along the I-610 East Loop during the weekend. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado has issued a statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration regulating e-cigarettes. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed S. David Deanda, Jr. presiding officer of the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority. More
May 05, 2016 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has advised registered voters in the county to log on to www.HarrisVotes.com to determine if they are eligible to vote in certain races on May 7. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded drivers to use extra caution around motorcycles. More
May 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Jamba, Inc. will be relocating its headquarters from California to Frisco, Texas. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports met on Wednesday in Austin and heard testimony from transportation and maritime experts, as well as representatives from various ports in the state, regarding the state of the ports and challenges they're facing. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Central Partners LLC has recently asked the Surface Transportation Board to confirm it has oversight of the state's high-speed train project. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families prior to the start of the 2016 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Roger Cox of Amarillo as the Canadian River Compact Commissioner. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a breakfast on Monday for Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to America, based in Washington, D.C.. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued two legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether the Tax Code authorizes ad valorem property tax deferral on mixed-use property. More
May 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that SATA Group, a high-tech components manufacturer, will be building a new machine plant in Brownsville, Texas, and is receiving a $1.8 million investment through the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator and Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson have released statements on zero-based budgeting. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is relocating its U.S. headquarters from New York to Texas. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment aid is available in Austin, Colorado, Waller and Wharton counties for those who were impacted by April's severe storms. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced leadership changes for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has one Site Selection's Prosperity Cup for 2015, recognizing the state's economic development efforts. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in April totaled $2.38 billion, an increase of 3 percent compared to April 2015. More
May 03, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of "Save Texas History", a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for historic document preservation. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal and 10-year outlooks, which anticipate adequate generation capacity for upcoming electricity demands, but identify uncertainties that could affect outcomes. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions regarding matters of state law, including questions regarding the administration of funds received through the federal Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf coast States Act. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday met with his Pathways in Technology Early College High School Advisory Council. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday spoke at the Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed a response to DraftKings’s lawsuit that seeks to test the legality of paid daily fantasy sports in the state. More
May 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the Texas National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Austin. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the arrest of six suspected child predators following a joint sting operation between the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and the Copperas Cove Police Department. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James Hicks of Abilene as the Taylor County Criminal District Attorney. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.9 million off-system bridge project to reconstruct three bridges in northwest and west Houston. More
April 29, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation has awarded more than $19.4 million to rural transit providers across the state that assist people in getting to health care facilities, schools, employment and other necessary destinations. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has been appointed to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor today announced appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Issue of Advertising Public Notices and the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Development of a Cruise Industry. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a decision by the United States Supreme Court to leave the state's Voter Identification law in effect. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday discussed the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. More w/ Video
April 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
April 28, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today announced that he has introduced legislation to speed up the United States Army Corps of Engineers' feasibility studies, and streamline the authorization process for federally funded coastal protection projects along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday launched its "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motocycles" campaign to reduce motorcycle crashes on Texas roadways. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday encouraged residents to renew their licenses or identification cards early or online due to the high volume of customers during the summer months. More
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday gave public testimony at the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief hearing in Arlington. More w/ Video
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
April 27, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Thomson Reuters will be expanding its operations in Carrollton, Texas, with assistance through an approximately $1.5 million grant from the the Texas Enterprise Fund. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment aid is available for those affected by the April 17-24 severe weather and flooding in Fayette, Grimes, Harris and Parker counties. More
April 27, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $1.4 million grant to Alvin Community College to provide job training for INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA and TEAM Industrial Services, Inc. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission’s Commissioner Representing Employers and the Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council has announced the formulation of a collaborative partnership to co-sponsor this season’s Texas Business Conferences. More
April 26, 2016 -- Texas Parks & Wildlife has announced that the exas Farm and Ranch Lands Council on Monday approved more than $580,000 in land trust funding for two conservation easements. More
April 26, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether the Texas law allows photographic insurance enforcement systems. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday requested the Senate Health and Human Services Committee review the state's response to the Zika virus. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that more than 6,700 volunteers picked up 110,000 pounds of trash from Texas beaches during the Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted a request for disaster assistance for Harris, Fayette, Grimes and Parker counties. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the launch of initiatives designed to assist Texans who have communication impairments. More
April 25, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Alamo Director Becky Dinnin today announced the launch of a newly redesigned Alamo website. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office is accepting nominations through June 15 for the 2016 Star of Texas Awards. More
April 24, 2016 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant a request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Southeast Texas in response to recent severe weather and flooding. More
April 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested Individual Assistance for Harris, Fayette, Grimes and Parker counties for grants to assist citizens affected by the recent severe flooding. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Governor Hideaki Ohmura expressing their shared desire to establish a relationship between the state and the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday added seven counties to the disaster proclamation he issued on April 18 following severe weather and flooding in parts of the state. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced that it will participate in the United States delegation to the Hannover Messe 2016 trade event for industrial technology. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association recently led a delegation, including Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, to Israel to discuss trade and partnerships. More
April 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday received the Distinguished Leader Award at the Susan B. Anthony List's Ninth Annual Campaign for Life Gala. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday accepted the Consumer Technology Association's Innovation Champion Award on behalf of the state, recognizing Texas for its innovation-friendly policies. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a reminder regarding the April 23-24 sales tax holiday on emergency supplies. More
April 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a federal judge ruled in favor of the City of Dallas regarding the city's decision to ban a pornography convention from being hosted at a city-owned convention center. More
April 21, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced an effort by his office to secure funds to remove dangerous derelict structures along the Texas coast. More
April 20, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday commended the Houston City Council's adoption of an ordinance enabling the city’s purchase of land for a new Texas State Veterans Home to be built in the Houston area. More
April 20, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced the oil and gas production statistics for February. More
April 20, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today reminded Texans to protect themselves against scams and to report possible price gouging following the recent flooding in areas of the state. More
April 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee. More
April 19, 2016 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it is offering a legal hotline to assist Texans affected by disasters such as the flooding in the Houston area. More
April 19, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Arthur Conklin, director for the university's Center for Information Security Research and Education, recently testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a state legislative committee regarding protection of the electric grid from potential cyber threats. More
April 18, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday addressed the State of Texas' challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. More w/ Video
April 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's oral arguments on President Barack Obama's amnesty program. More
April 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Fort Bend, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties due to severe weather that impacted the state. More w/Video
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that the deadline to submit applications for RESTORE Act funding has been extended to April 20 due to flooding in numerous Texas counties. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday at various locations. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that its latest issue of "Fiscal Notes" discusses the Texas Economic Development Act. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $294,882 in fines involving enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
April 18, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today participated in oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in favor of maintaining an injunction against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
April 16, 2016 -- The American Red Cross today provided tips in anticipation of flooding and severe weather passing through Texas. More
April 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas State Operations Center will be at increased readiness on Sunday due to heavy rain and potential flooding forecast for parts of the state. More
April 15, 2016 -- Brad Livingston, the Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, on Friday announced his retirement after more than a decade at the helm. More
April 15, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state has added approximately 185,000 jobs during the past year. More
April 14, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor has announced that $80,000 in fines have been levied on Quick Roofing LLC for repeatedly exposing workers at a Conroe, Texas worksite to falls, ladder hazards, and eye injuries. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday honored the winners of the 2016 Governor's Small Business Awards. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that crews are now prepping for a long term closure of the Reading Rd. exit. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter on Thursday spoke at the 2nd Mexico Gas Summit. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today hosted the 12th annual Law Enforcement Division Awards Ceremony. More
April 14, 2016 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today presented four Director's Citations and two Top Trooper awards to recognize employees for their exemplary service. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in support of the City of Dallas's ban on a pornography convention being hosted in a city-owned convention center. More
April 14, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following the shootings of a Harris County deputy constable and an Austin police officer. More
April 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. More
April 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman whose remains were found in Refugio County in 1992. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Yale Street Bridge in Houston to begin the bridge replacement project on Yale Street at White Oak Bayou. More
April 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reminded motorists to pay attention to work zones, as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Texas Veterans Commission today announce that Texans have donated more than $173,000 to support the Fund for Veterans' Assistance since legislation adding an option to donate when applying for or renewing a handgun license went into effect in September. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding leadership appointments at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Department of Child Protective Services. More
April 11, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that Henry "Hank" Whitman has been named Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services, and Kristene Blackstone as Assistant Commissioner for Child Protective Services. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new General Motors financial services center in San Antonio. More
April 11, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he has appointed members to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School Advisory Council. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $500,000 mentoring grants to a college consortium. More
April 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved the reconstruction of Interstate Highway 45 frontage roads between Scott and Wayside streets More
April 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the winners of the 2016 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
April 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that 511 original drilling permits were issued in March, compared to 923 permits in March 2015. More
April 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. More
April 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Wes Tidwell of Paris as judge of the 6th Judicial District Court in Lamar and Red River Counties. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that workers in Henderson, Limestone, Shelby and Tyler counties, who lost their jobs due to recent storms, may now apply for disaster unemployment assistance. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Criminal Investigation Division today reported that it helped local and state law enforcement agencies return indictments against more than 100 motor fuel theft suspects in 2015. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will mark the 30th anniversary of the "Don't Mess With Texas" anti-litter campaign with an annual trash-off event on April 9. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patty Maginnis of Conroe as judge of the 435th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered the welcome address for the opening session of the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Dallas. More
April 06, 2016 -- The Texas State University System today announced that four candidates have been named as finalists in the search for the next president of Lamar Institute of Technology. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing $591.4 million in local sales tax allocations for April. More
April 06, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the office's Disaster Recovery program has been renamed the Community Development and Revitalization program. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced 22 amicus briefs have been filed in the United States Supreme Court supporting Texas’ lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s executive action on immigration. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar, TWC Employer Commissioner Ruth R. Hughs and TWC Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez on Tuesday released statements on the passing of former Labor Commissioner Joe Gunn. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management today kicked off its annual conference, which runs through Friday in San Antonio. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today announced permitting requirements for on-site recycling of treated domestic wastewater and treated wastewater from mobile drinking water systems at oil and gas drill sites. More
April 05, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded business owners that April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jessica Corna of Austin as the Injured Employee Public Counsel. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today led a coalition of governors in filing an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a case challenging President Barack Obama's executive order regarding immigration. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in March totaled $2.17 billion, an increase of 2.1 percent compared to March 2015. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the matter of Evenwel v. Abbott, a case regarding the drawing of voting districts based on total population versus voter population. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the upcoming release of his first book, Broken But Unbowed. More
April 04, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado issued a statement regarding the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs' public hearing on Tuesday to examine cybersecurity policies. More
April 01, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement regarding a hearing held by the Texas Senate's Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee. More
April 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his office has awarded a second round of more than $15 million to various military installations across the state. More
April 01, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a state tobacco fee imposed on tobacco producers to cover health care costs from smoking. More
March 31, 2016 -- The State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other organizations have partnered to help provide assistance to affected individuals of the recent storms and flooding in the state. More
March 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed six individuals to the State Board of Dental Examiners. More
March 31, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday hosted Nuevo León Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón at the Texas Capitol to discuss collaboration on energy, trade, transportation and border security. More
March 31, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued a news release reminding teenage drivers to avoid distractions, reporting that distracted driving crashes increased by three percent in Texas in 2015. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Texas Farm Bureau Board of Directors on Wednesday named Si Cook as the organization's Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer upon the retirement of Vernie R. Glasson III. More
March 30, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Federal Trade Commission and agencies from all 50 states, on Wednesday announced a permanent injunction dissolving two nationwide sham cancer charities and banning their president from profiting from any charity fundraising in the future. More
March 30, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the appointment of 15 new members to the Governor's Commission for Women. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Tuesday released January's oil and gas production statistics for the state. More
March 30, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 2016 Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 23. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the opening of the 14.8-mile-long Segment G of the Grand Parkway from I-45 to US 59/I-69. More
March 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a presiding officer and appointed seven individuals to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. More
March 29, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced funeral arrangements for Trooper Jeffrey Nichols, who was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Wednesday in Lamar County. More
March 28, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has filed a merits brief with the United States Supreme Court in advance of April's arguments regarding President Barack Obama's immigration plan. More
March 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Arun Agarwal of Dallas to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board. More
March 28, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment assistance is now available for an additional six counties affected by storms and flooding that occurred earlier in the month. More
March 25, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently received the 2016 Public Leadership in Energy & Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Lieutenant Governors Association. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Commission for Women is accepting nominations through April 29 for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
March 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state has added jobs for 11 consecutive months, with 2,100 non-farm jobs added in February. More
March 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the the Technical Advisory Committee to the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. More
March 24, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today awarded more than $10 million in local park grants across the state, including a $1 million grant to Houston to develop Brock Park. More
March 24, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced the launch of a coalition dedicated to combating human trafficking in the state through training of the trucking industry. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday addressed the Rotary Club of San Antonio to discuss the organization's contributions to education and workforce development in the state. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority and the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he has been named to the Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association 2016 Executive Committee. More
March 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Swiss dermatology company Galderma plans to expand its North American headquarters in Fort Worth, adding $22 million in capital investment and creating 342 new jobs. More
March 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed four individuals to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans to remain vigilant with respect to potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report suspicious behaviors to the department’s iWATCH website at www.iwatchtx.org. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host Texas middle and high school students at the 2016 Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 31 in San Antonio. More
March 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced that it is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for workers in Jasper, Newton and Orange counties who lost their jobs due to flooding in the region. More
March 21, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a warning to Spanish-speaking consumers, alerting them to scam artists posing as debt collectors calling on behalf of government entities. More
March 21, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a state district judge, as well as named a vice chairman for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
March 21, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office last week issued three legal opinions on matters regarding state law, including whether legislation requiring state agencies to participate in the E-Verify Program supersedes an executive order. More
March 21, 2016 -- The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the County Employment and Wages report for Texas for the third quarter of 2015. More
March 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted his request for disaster assistance for Orange, Jasper and Newton counties. More
March 19, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today hosted more than 1,000 bike riders for a bike ride along Segment G of the Grand Parkway. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday requested Individual Assistance and Public Assistance for Orange, Jasper and Newton counties from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas Civil Commitment Office. More
March 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that Interstate Highway 10 westbound lanes have re-opened at the Louisiana state line, and that the eastbound lanes could re-open soon. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Trey Hill and Kelly Lovell to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has requested a stay preventing the United States Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new regulations until following a lawsuit challenging the rules is decided in court. More
March 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a news release stating he would "fight any efforts" to introduce a new candidate for President in at the National Republican Convention. More
March 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that while floodwaters have receded on Interstate Highway 10 at the Louisiana state line, the roadway remains closed due to damage caused by the flooding. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday visited Burckhardt Compression’s new U.S. manufacturing plant in Waller. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Major General John F. Nichols of Spring Branch as Adjutant General of Texas. More
March 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a news release regarding a letter sent by him, and Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, to the Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald urging him to address improper scheduling and extended wait times for veterans seeking healthcare across Texas. More
March 16, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday announced the application process for the new Commissioner's Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group has begun. More
March 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today surveyed and received a briefing on severe flooding in East Texas. More w/Video
March 16, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. More
March 16, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that Interstate Highway 10 at the Louisiana state line is closed due to flooding. More
March 15, 2016 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host a meeting in Conroe on Thursday to receive public comment on a plan to reduce bacteria in Lake Houston, segments of the East and West forks of the San Jacinto River and Crystal Creek. More
March 15, 2016 -- Update: The Texas Department of Transportation advised that Interstate Highway 10 westbound at the Louisiana state line has been closed due to flooding. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas has granted Texas’ intervention in Aderholt, et. al. v. Bureau of Land Management. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 17 counties, as well as elevated the activation level of the State Operations Center in Austin. More
March 14, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has teamed up with Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, the United Methodist Church, and the YMCA to celebrate the opening of the newest segment of the Grand Parkway between I-45 and US 59/ I-69 with a bike ride to be held on March 19. More
March 14, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Pegasus Foods will be expanding operations in Texas with a new manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas. More
March 12, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office on Friday announced the launch of a new beach safety web application. More
March 11, 2016 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet April 4-7 in Austin. More
March 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday posthumously presented Texas Purple Heart Medals to the victims of the November 2009 terrorist attack at the facility, as well as to the surviving military members. More
March 11, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the departure of two senior staff members from the governor's office. More
March 10, 2016 -- The Texas Film Commission, a division of the Economic Development and Tourism Department in the Texas Governor's Office, on Thursday announced the launch of the Texas Film Trails – a curated series of self-guided tours to recognize the communities that have supported the state's place in filmmaking history. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named three individuals to Humanities Texas. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday hosted a reception on classroom connectivity with EducationSuperHighway, a non-profit that has partnered with the State of Texas to upgrade Internet access in public school classrooms across the state. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today urged Texans to monitor weather conditions due to rainfall expected to impact parts of the state this week. More
March 10, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reported that more than 1 million new registrants joined the Donate Life Texas Registry during 2015, bringing the total registry to 8 million. More
March 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the McKesson Corporation will consolidate and expand its operations in the Dallas metro area, and open a new regional office in Irving, Texas. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston recently hosted the Shell Leadership Weekend, which brought together 40 TAMUG students for two days of meetings with professionals from the maritime industry. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday released a statement regarding a decision by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant the state’s request for a full en banc hearing in the Voter ID case Veasey v. Abbott. More
March 09, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he will distribute approximately $586 million in local sales tax allocations for March. More
March 09, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued an opinion regarding the disposition of revenue collected pursuant to a section of the Transportation Code authorizing an optional county fee for child safety. More
March 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a presiding officer and four individuals to the Texas Animal Health Commission. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has reported in Fiscal Notes, its monthly publication, that some of the state's school districts are turning to an alternative way of borrowing money to meet the demands of burgeoning enrollment. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permits and completion statistics for February. More
March 08, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Monday announced the launch of a new Texas State Parks Official Guide mobile app. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Midwestern State University Board of Regents. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Supreme Court denied Apple, Inc.'s request for review of a lower court decision regarding claims of e-book price-fixing. More
March 07, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report finding that Texas' venture capital investments are declining. More
March 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today established the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative to "assess local economic activity, examine workforce challenges and opportunities, and consider innovative approaches to meeting the state's workforce goals". More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission on Friday reported that Judge John Specia Jr. has announced his intention to retire as Commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services effective May 31, 2016. More
March 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. More
March 04, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced that the state has reached a settlement with online daily fantasy sports site FanDuel, under which the company will stop accepting paid entries for cash prizes in the state on May 2. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday executed the State Highway 288 Toll Lanes Project contract with Blueridge Transportation Group. More
March 04, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Higher Education Committee Chair Kel Seliger sent a letter to public university presidents requesting they send information on tuition and costs of attendance at each institution since 2002. More
March 04, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 31,400 jobs during January. More
March 04, 2016 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department today announced that the Great Texas Warrant Round Up begins on March 5. More
March 03, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that Robert Houston Hayes, 56, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured on February 25 in Missouri. More
March 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a presiding officer for the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, as well as reappointed a presiding officer for the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority. More
March 02, 2016 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Wednesday joined educators across the state and the country in celebrating Read Across America Day. More
March 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Diabetes Council, as well as named a chair of the organization. More
March 02, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of the "Save Texas History Top Texan Tournament" in commemoration of Texas Independence Day and Texas History Month. More
March 02, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that celebrations will continue throughout the weekend at the Alamo in observance of Texas Independence Day. More
March 02, 2016 -- United States Senator today spoke on the Senate floor in commemoration of Texas Independence Day. More w/Video
March 02, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding oral arguments by the Texas Attorney General's Office before the United States Supreme Court. More
March 02, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today delivered oral arguments in the United States Supreme Court for the state's defense of House Bill 2, which implements regulatory standards for abortion clinics. More
March 02, 2016 -- Congressman Brian Babin today issued a statement in celebration of the 180th anniversary of Texas Independence. More
March 01, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday said that state sales tax revenue in February totaled $2.3 billion, down 6.8 percent compared to February 2015. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is seeking judges for the 2016 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the DPS Victim Services Program provided services to more than 3,800 victims and their family members in 2015. More
March 01, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its seasonal forecasts for the spring and summer seasons. More
March 01, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of a month-long fundraising campaign to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the state's Adopt-A-Beach program. More
February 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced the state has filed suit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency after it rejected Texas’ 7-year-old proposed revision to its State Implementation Plan for reducing regional haze. More
February 29, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
February 29, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners recently presented a $100,000 donation to the Big Thicket Association for the association's Environmental Education Classes. More
February 29, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that the state produced 74,575,286 barrels of crude oil and 625,413,983 thousand cubic feet of gas during December 2015. More
February 27, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Friday hosted a dedication ceremony for Jennie Sealy Hospital. More
February 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as named a presiding officer. More
February 26, 2016 -- The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center recently presented a traffic safety awards competition to recognize municipal courts that have demonstrated "outstanding contributions to traffic safety". More
February 26, 2016 -- The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday awarded $35 million to transit providers around the state to improve public transportation for rural Texans. More
February 26, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas, during its conference this week, assessed $319,350 in fines involving 234 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses. More
February 26, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin have joined Texas's lawsuit challenging the validity of the Affordable Care Act's tax on state Medicaid managed care organizations. More
February 25, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has reminded residents in the Houston area that the north and southbound mainlanes of I-45/Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Boulevard will close the weekend of February 26 for reconstruction work. More
February 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a reappointment to the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority and an appointment to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority. More
February 24, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Sheila M. Vallés-Pankratz of Mission to the Manufactured Housing Board. More
February 24, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Bunker Hill Village will host a pair of public meetings on the reconstruction of the Memorial Drive Bridge. More
February 24, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the dismissal of charges filed against former Governor Rick Perry concerning Perry's veto of funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Office during his time as governor. More
February 24, 2016 -- The American Maritime Partnership on Tuesday announced that Texas has been ranked third in the nation for maritime jobs, with Houston ranked second among U.S. cities, in a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. More
February 23, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Tuesday issued a statement after the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs held a public meeting on cybersecurity at the University of Texas at San Antonio. More
February 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Finance Commission of Texas, as well as named a presiding officer of the commission. More
February 23, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children's 25th anniversary luncheon where he and First Lady Cecilia Abbott were honored as "Champions for Texas Children". More
February 23, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston graduate student Jesus Silvas, Vsevolod Popov and Assistant Professor Patricia Aguilar to discuss their research into the SFTS virus, which is able to spread and protect itself from antibodies in a way most viruses do not. More
February 23, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today welcomed Julian Alvarez as the new commissioner representing labor. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office has announced that The Alamo will present "Ride for Texas Independence", a recreation of courier Albert Martin's ride from San Antonio to deliver Alamo commander William B. Travis's "Victory or Death" letter to the Texians, on February 24. More
February 22, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 45 northbound and southbound mainlanes at Bay Area Boulevard for the demolition and reconstruction of the new at-grade intersection the weekend of February 26. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Julian Alvarez to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss continued collaboration and progress on the joint energy task force. More
February 22, 2016 -- Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled the Energy Map of Texas, a map which highlights the 500-year history of energy production across the state, as well as the office's first digital interactive commissioner map. More
February 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued opinions regarding questions concerning state law, including a request by Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne on the circumstances under which a truancy court may refer a child to the juvenile probation department. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office has announced that The Alamo will present "Ride for Texas Independence", a re-enactment of the writing of the "Victory or Death" letter written by William B. Travis, and the departure of courier Albert Martin from the Alamo, on February 24. More
February 19, 2016 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a benefits fair for Texas veterans on Saturday at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
February 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the Texas Racing Commission's action to repeal its rule for historical racing. More
February 18, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that drivers license officers are offering Saturday hours this week and on February 27 for voters to obtain Election Identification Certificates in order to vote in the March 1 Primary Election. More
February 18, 2016 -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Wednesday awarded six research grants to cancer scientists. More
February 18, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed six members to the Elections Advisory Committee. More
February 17, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Frank Parker, Jr. of Brownsville presiding officer of the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority. More
February 17, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reminded oil and gas operators the need to minimize the impact of light from oil and gas activities in the vicinity of the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis. More
February 17, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a hearing held by the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee examining interim charges concerning First Amendment religious liberty protections in Texas. More
February 17, 2016 -- The Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs will hold a public hearing on February 23 in San Antonio to discuss cybersecurity policy. More
February 16, 2016 -- Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Tuesday delivered the morning keynote address at the Australian American Chamber of Commerce Energy and Technology Conference. More
February 15, 2016 -- Texas Farm Bureau Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Vernie R. Glasson, III today announce plans to retire in July. More
February 15, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Sunday issued a statement regarding the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More
February 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced several staff changes following the departure of senior members. More
February 12, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday appointed five individuals to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, as well as named a state senator to the Southern States Energy Board and a resident to the Jobs and Education for Texas Grant Program Advisory Board. More
February 12, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has advised families seeking to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at the state's public colleges and universities to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® by February 29. More
February 12, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office on Thursday announced that it will provide $1.5 million to Hidalgo Independent School District to retrofit campuses with energy-efficient building equipment. More
February 11, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Relief and Reform has announced that it had a "standing room only" turnout in Harlingen for its hearing on property taxes. More
February 11, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a multi-state settlement has been reached with Moneygram regarding investigations into the company's role in transferring money from consumers to people defrauding them. More
February 11, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced that a joint operation resulted in the office's 200th child predator arrest through the Child Exploitation Unit. More
February 11, 2016 -- Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the North American Prospect Expo's Global Business Conference in Houston. More
February 11, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that he will distribute $867 million in monthly sales tax revenues to local governments. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's Environmental Protection Agency ruling. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today launched his University Research Initiative, which will provide matching funds to help Texas institutions of higher education recruit nationally-recognized researchers. More
February 10, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement on the state's ranking as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th consecutive year. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday announced that the United States Supreme Court put an immediate halt on the Obama Administration's power plan for the Environmental Protection Agency. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its "State of the Grid" report for 2015. More
February 09, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that, through the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children program, officers rescued 54 missing, exploited or at-risk children and initiated 33 related criminal investigations in 2015. More
February 09, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Barack Obama has granted a disaster declaration for 25 counties damaged during severe weather at the end of December. More
February 08, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday announced the creation of a Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports and the appointment of its members. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reminded citizens and political candidates that posting signs in state highway rights-of-way is prohibited. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Farm Bureau today unveiled its newly redesigned website. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released drilling permit and completion statistics for January. More
February 08, 2016 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office today announced that Fiscal Notes, a publication of the office, will discuss the "help and hurdles" Texans can expect when starting a new business. More
February 06, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that the Grand Parkway segments between US 290 and Interstate Highway 45 have been opened to the public. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today joined Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in unveiling the Pathways in Technology Early College High School. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether a water supply district may assign to another district certain duties and rights, including approval of the annual budget and contracting for services. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a workforce development initiative to help students enter the workforce faster. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas on Wednesday assessed $567,834 in fines against operators and businesses for violations of oil and gas and pipeline safety regulations. More
February 05, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today anounced that more than 30 amicus briefs have been filed to the United States Supreme Court in support of House Bill 2, legislation that placed additional standards on abortion facilities. More
February 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a brief to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supporting a decision by the Brewster County sheriff to allow a cross to be displayed on patrol vehicles. More
February 04, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards will host free Webinars on February 22 and on March 24 to provide information on school board service. More
February 04, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently spoke with Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples about the price of oil and its impact on the state's economy. More
February 04, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. John Hellerstedt as director and appointed members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. More
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Risk Management Board. More
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the Texas House District 120 seat recently vacated by State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. More
February 03, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion on questions regarding a majority vote requirement to remove a municipal officer under the Local Government Code. More
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video providing an overview of his first year in office. More w/Video
February 03, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today led a coalition of governors in filing an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of Texas' House Bill 2. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction filed in Bexar County district court, banning Hector Alfonso Sanchez from providing unauthorized legal services in Texas and ordering him to stop promoting them on the Internet. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the formation of a Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared today as "Texas Military Heroes Day". More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenue in January totaled $2.47 billion, a decrease of 4 percent compared to January 2015. More
February 02, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his office has released its first "Report to the People of Texas", which highlights the successes of the state during Abbott's first year in office. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has reported that seven out of possibly 22 suspects were arrested in connection with their involvement with an all-terrain vehicle theft ring which encompassed three states. More
February 01, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Congressman Henry Cuellar today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting information on the department's decision to cut resources for aerial-based border security support. More
February 01, 2016 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that it will conduct its annual crab trap removal beginning February 19. More
January 29, 2016 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and the City of Houston on Friday won temporary restraining orders banning the sale of the synthetic marijuana product known as Kush in two Houston area businesses. More
January 29, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on the Texas Supreme Court's decision to reinstate the Kountze Cheerleader lawsuit. More
January 28, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made ten appointments to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. More
January 28, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued a statement regarding the Texas Department of Transportation's congestion projects. More
January 28, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today unveiled a $1.3 billion initiative to address gridlock in some of the state's most congested areas. More
January 27, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to approve a request by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to issue a major disaster declaration for the state due to storms that took place since December 26. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court defending the state's law implementing patient safety and increased standards of care for women, particularly at abortion providers. More
January 27, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on refugees being settle in the state without notification from the Obama Administration. More
January 26, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey helped lead a bipartisan coalition of 29 states and state agencies in asking the United States Supreme Court to immediately halt the Environmental Protection Agency power plan. More
January 26, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that the Obama Administration has admitted in federal court that it failed to provide the state with notice of Syrian refugees being settled in Texas. More
January 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster and requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for areas of the state impacted by severe weather in December. More
January 26, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting his recent trip to Israel and Switzerland. More w/Video
January 25, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday released a statement on the Planned Parenthood investigation in Harris County. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference in Houston January 28-29. More
January 25, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement regarding the Planned Parenthood investigation in Harris County. More
January 22, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday made a statement in response to the public hearing on sanctuary cities by the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Subcommittee on Border Security. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today advised that Interstate Highway 10 eastbound will be closed at the Interstate Highway 45 bridges beginning tonight for rehabilitation of the bridges. More
January 22, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state added 24,900 jobs in December, resulting in a total of 166,900 new jobs in 2015. More
January 21, 2016 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today spoke before the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the University of Texas System's proposed expansion into the Houston area. More
January 21, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the state's oil and gas production statistics for November. More
January 20, 2016 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has announced the launch of the Texas Digital Archive, a searchable online repository designed to manage, preserve, and provide access to the electronic records collections held at the Texas State Archives. More
January 20, 2016 -- David Marshall, chief nursing and patient care services officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston health system, recently received an Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare magazine. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is in Switzerland on a business development trip, today announced that the state will partner with three Swiss companies to participate in an apprenticeship program. More
January 20, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the state will continues its policy of prohibiting the investment of taxpayer dollars in Iran despite the lifting of sanctions against the country. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is in Israel, today attended a luncheon hosted by the Israeli Consulate of the Southwest. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued an opinion regarding the legality of online gaming, such as daily paid "fantasy sports" site, stating that such sites run counter to Texas law. More
January 19, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's action to grant review of the state's challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
January 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited several historical sites while on their trip to Israel. More
January 18, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Texas and Israel's relationship. More
January 17, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas recently assessed $394,129 in fines against oil and gas operators and businesses as part of the commission's enforcement actions. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday filed a reply in the lawsuit over the refugee process, which is the first filing since an Iraqi refugee was arrested in Houston for materially supporting terrorists. More
January 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday issued a proclamation announcing May 7, 2016 as the special election date to fill the House District 139 seat recently vacated by Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner. More
January 15, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Department of Information Resources. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that energy use in the region increased by 2.2 percent in 2015. More
January 14, 2016 -- Dan Patrick, Texas Lieutenant Governor, will report more than $7,500,000 cash-on-hand as of year-end 2015. More
January 14, 2016 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council recently honored more than 600 first responders, healthcare providers and government leaders at its awards banquet. More
January 14, 2016 -- Texans for Greg Abbott today reported that Texas Governor Greg Abbott's campaign has a total of $22 million in cash on hand. More
January 14, 2016 -- The National Federation of Independent Business/Texas on Wednesday released its list of Texas legislators who earned a 100 percent in voting for or against legislation that would have had an impact on small business. More
January 14, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the formation of a new unit within his office that will be dedicated to combating human trafficking. More
January 13, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Andrew Kim of New Braunfels as presiding officer and appointed Stacey Hock of Austin as a member of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. More
January 13, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced that creation of the Fallen Hero Reward - Texas Remembers Program, and is seeking leads in the 1974 murder of Harris County Deputy Edd Williams, the first featured case under the program. More
January 12, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will lead a business development mission to Israel and Switzerland from January 18 to 22. More
January 12, 2016 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled a new website noting the accomplishments of the General Land Office under his first year in office. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Monday filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious beliefs. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that the commission issued a total of 727 original drilling permits in December, compared to 1,506 in December 2014. More
January 11, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued two legal opinions, including an opinion on whether state law authorizes a municipality to reimburse an appellant for costs incurred in a successful appeal to a zoning board. More
January 09, 2016 -- The Texas Governor's Office today reported that the Governor's Mansion is being illuminated blue today in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. More
January 09, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday seized 3,249 pounds of illegally caught shark and snapper from three Mexican fishing boats in the waters off South Padre Island. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference January 28-29 in Houston. More
January 08, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today, at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Annual Policy Orientation, unveiled his "Texas Plan", with nine proposed constitutional amendments to "restore the rule of law". More
January 08, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding the arrest of a terror suspect in Houston. More
January 08, 2016 -- The Texas Department of Transportation, as part of its "Plan While You Can" impaired driving campaign, reminds Texans to make plans for a sober ride for the upcoming football playoffs, and the Super Bowl. More
January 07, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board. More
January 07, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement in response to a terror suspect in Houston. More
January 06, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that a study on specialty referrals conducted by Sapna Kaul, assistant professor of health economics, was recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. More
January 06, 2016 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $617.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that CGT U.S. Limited will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels. More
January 05, 2016 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court in response to a fee order in The State of Texas v. Wendy Davis. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement concerning executive orders regarding gun regulations. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's executive action concerning gun regulations. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's announcement regarding executive orders concerning gun control. More
January 05, 2016 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's executive action concerning gun control measures. More
January 04, 2016 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today issued a news release regarding the observance of January as School Board Recognition Month. More
December 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today participate in tours of areas of North Texas damaged by the recent tornadoes and storms. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that the state's new open carry handgun laws go into effect on Friday. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder that January 6 is the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance for those affected by October's severe weather. More
December 30, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that it will host "First Day Hikes" on January 1 at more than 70 state parks and natural areas around Texas. More
December 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that he has asked the United States Supreme Court to uphold a federal appeals court ruling that halted President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
December 29, 2015 -- The American Red Cross has launched a relief response across multiple states, including Texas, due to storms that have impacted several communities. More
December 28, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Liberty County for those affected by severe storms from October 22 to October 31. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautioned Texans regarding disaster scams following a disaster declaration issued for four counties in the northern part of the state. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has joined with nine states to file an amicus brief urging the United States Court of Appeals to "correct a misinterpretation" of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Alyssa Lemkuil of Houston as judge of the 507th Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
December 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the agency's new ozone standards rule. More
December 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster for six counties due to the impact of severe storms. More w/Video
December 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to monitor weather forecasts and take precautions due to possible severe or winter weather in various parts of the state. More
December 24, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today granted a request to qualify five additional counties for disaster assistance related to severe weather in November. More
December 24, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently issued several legal opinions regarding the state's new open carry gun laws, including the authority of an institution of higher education to establish certain rules regarding the carrying of handguns on campus. More
December 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday visited the National Guard Armory in Weslaco, Texas to visit with troops. More
December 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the passing of former State Senator Chris Harris of Arlington, whose funeral is being held today. More
December 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon rule. More
December 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott in calling for the immediate removal of a "mock nativity" display located inside the Texas State Capitol. More
December 22, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen today presented the District 24 Christmas ornament. More
December 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding an opinion from the Texas Attorney General's Office regarding a veto by Texas Governor Greg Abbott of items in the state's budget. More
December 22, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued a legal opinion regarding the effect of the governor's vetoes of the General Appropriations Act. More
December 22, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released October's oil and gas production statistics for the state. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans to remain vigilant with respect to potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report suspicious behaviors to the department’s iWATCH website at www.iwatchtx.org. More
December 21, 2015 -- David A. Bleakney, vice president and administrator of the University of Texas Medical Branch Health Angleton Danbury Campus, recently announced his retirement effective March 31, 2016. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Services department has created an online parent website as a new resource for families seeking information to meet the needs of children. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reminded Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance to "stay in touch". More
December 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today released the agency's 2015 Year in Review. More
December 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that the number of jobs in the state increased by 16,300 during November. More
December 21, 2015 -- AARP Texas today announced that Charlene Hunter James of Houston has been named state president. More
December 21, 2015 -- Congressman Gene Green on Friday joined members of the Texas Delegation in urging the Health and Human Services Department Secretary and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to preserve federal funding to Texas for the HIV prevention program. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made five appointments to the the State Independent Living Council. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding the City of Beaumont's imposition of a ban on its police officers from holding voluntary Bible studies during their lunch hour. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor on Friday was appointed to the Legislative Budget Board. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced new appointments to senate boards and committees. More
December 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered the commencement address for the Department of Public Safety's recruits graduation ceremony in Austin. More
December 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Sabine River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 17, 2015 -- The Texas Public Safety Commission and the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw presented two Lifesaving Awards and one Director’s Award to DPS employees and one civilian for their outstanding service. More
December 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GM Financial will expand operations in Texas by building a financial servicing center in San Antonio. More
December 16, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday unveiled redesigned and streamlined Texas General Land Office websites for Adopt-A-Beach and Save Texas History. More
December 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Finance Commission of Texas. More
December 16, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday announced that applications are now being accepted for the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program to improve air quality. More
December 16, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has requested that the United States Department of Justice investigate whether the state violated the U.S. Refugee Act of 1980 in preventing Syrian refugees from being settled in Texas. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement regarding the Texas Racing Commission's failure to repeal historical racing. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed two individuals to the Texas Water Development Board. More
December 15, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas, along with the American Bar Association and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is offering free legal assistance to individuals affected by the recent inclement weather. More
December 15, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards on Monday issued a news release regarding the appointment of Mike Morath as Texas Commissioner of Education. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding Governor Greg Abbott's deployment of National Guard troops along the state's border with Mexico. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the City of Orange's decision to remove a nativity scene from City Hall. More
December 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is taking action to combat an increasing amount of illegal crossings at the state's border with Mexico. More
December 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has released a statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's appointment of Mike Morath as Commissioner of Education. More
December 14, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines has released a statement regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott's appointment of Mike Morath as Commissioner of Education. More
December 14, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday continued to respond to oil pollution from a beached 50-foot recreational boat near the Padre Island Canals in Corpus Christi. More
December 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appoint Mike Morath to serve as Texas Education Commissioner. More
December 14, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued a legal opinion regarding the authority of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to participate in the Uptown Houston Transit Project, otherwise known as the Post Oak Boulevard Dedicated Bus Lanes Project. More
December 11, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently weighed in on the Texas Senate's new Christmas tree tradition. More
December 11, 2015 -- National Oilwell Varco and and Anheuser-Busch have partnered with Lone Star College to provide job training for a total of 513 new and incumbent workers using two Skills Development Fund grants totaling $913,864 from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
December 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday graduated three troopers and three canines from an eight-week training program. More
December 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his office has awarded approximately $15 million in grant funds to Texas military installations in communities that may face base closures in the future. More
December 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday delivered the keynote address at the 16th annual U.S. India Chamber of Commerce reception banquet in Dallas. More
December 10, 2015 -- The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality on Thursday announced that the agency is now accepting applications for grants to help defray the costs of building or rebuilding alternative fueling facilities. More
December 10, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has sent a letter to President Barack Obama and the Texas Congressional delegation, calling for swift action in securing the border with Mexico. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a statement expressing support for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request to halt Syrian refugee resettlement in Texas. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Wednesday praised the passage of House Resolution 2130, legislation which seeks to protect private property rights of landowners along the Red River from federal ownership claims. More
December 09, 2015 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced that Jimmy Rasmussen of Galveston has been re-elected to the reserve bank's board of directors. More
December 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenues in November totaled $2.58 billion, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to November 2014. More
December 09, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has launched its newly redesigned website. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday released a statement regarding proposed Syrian refugee legislation introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Ted Cruz. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding proposed legislation called for by United States Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott. More
December 08, 2015 -- The National Park Service will host free entrance days at all national parks during various dates in 2016. More
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined United States Senator Ted Cruz to announce the State Refugee Security Act, which "gives states and governors the tools to address the challenges posed by refugee resettlement". More w/Video
December 08, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has visited all GLO field offices during his first year as commissioner. More
December 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday released a statement regarding a hearing on property tax reform and relief. More
December 07, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is accepting applications for disaster unemployment assistance for those affected by flooding that occurred in October. More
December 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech concerning terrorism. More
December 06, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Russell W. Boening today spoke at the bureau's 82nd annual meeting in Arlington. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors. More
December 04, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on various matters regarding state law, including the authority of the State Board of Education to promulgate rules governing the process used by school districts and charter schools in selecting instructional materials. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the federal government has provided additional information regarding the first group of Syrian refugees to arrive in Texas, but that the state is continuing to seek an injunction requiring the government to comply with its duty to consult with Texas in advance of resettling refugees. More
December 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video of his trip to Havana, Cuba. More w/Video
December 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has made two appointments to the Manufactured Housing Board. More
December 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday issued a statement following the first interim hearing on sanctuary cities. More
December 03, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host a community forum and press conference on Monday regarding his being "falsely convicted on the charges of misdemeanor barratry". More
December 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced that holders of gift cards purchased from the former retailer RadioShack can now file claims seeking to recover the unused balance on their cards. More
December 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made nine appointments to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas. More
December 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that he has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission against the federal government to halt the relocation of refugees from Syria in the state. More
December 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that Walter Fisher is retiring as Patrick's senior adviser. More
December 01, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Tuesday announced that findings from a recent study revealed that teens who are involved in dating abuse – as either the perpetrator or the victim – are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau on Tuesday commended Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his leadership in promoting Texas agricultural products and working to establish a trade relationship between Texas and Cuba. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday sent a letter to Texas Racing Commission Chair Robert Schmidt, urging the commission to repeal historic racing at their December 15 meeting. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday spoke with a Cuban official about potential American investment in the Mariel Special Development Zone. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a meeting on December 9 in Biloxi, Mississippi. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety urged Texans to make preparations for winter weather. More
December 01, 2015 -- The South Texas College of Law on Monday announced that it has received a new technology grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to extend pro-bono services offered in the Veterans Clinic. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today issued its updated 10-year capacity, demand and reserves report, which shows a continued rise in reserve margins due to the addition of new generation capacity in 2017 and 2018. More
December 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday attended a dinner sponsored by the Houston Airport System in Havana, as part of Abbott's business development mission to Cuba. More
December 01, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday advised Texans on actions FEMA will take following their registration for federal disaster assistance related to severe storms that impacted the state in October. More
November 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the State Pension Review Board. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised motorists that the westbound mainlanes of US 290 from W. 34th to Antoine will be closed from 9 p.m., December 4 through 5 a.m., December 7. More
November 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday landed in Havana to begin his business development mission in Cuba. More
November 30, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized four miles of illegal gill net off South Padre Island. More
November 30, 2015 -- Three University of Texas Medical Branch researchers recently discussed with Guidry News a possible link between a transplant drug and the suppression of Alzheimer’s disease. More
November 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick last week issued a statement regarding the acceptance of Syrian refugees. More
November 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today reminded those who sustained damage or losses from severe storms in Texas that occurred October 22 through October, 31 to register for disaster assistance. More
November 26, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has posted a Happy Thanksgiving message. More
November 25, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s office today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court that asserts Obamacare was not enacted in compliance with the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hagar on Tuesday announced the transfer of $2.27 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, which is commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will lead a business development mission to Cuba from November 30 to December 2. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently designated 12 faculty members and eight agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey have called on United States Secretary of State John Kerry to fully acknowledge the legal limits faced by President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda as the secretary negotiates at the upcoming United Nations summit on climate change. More
November 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the death of four United States Army soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission at Fort Hood on Monday evening. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators recently released a survey of district trends in superintendents' salaries and benefits. More
November 24, 2015 -- The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office today has reported that a UH-60 helicopter aircraft with four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion on the Fort Hood Range. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday filed an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction that resolves the state’s legal action against 1SolTech Inc. and its three principals, Sandy Fardi, Hossein “Zak” Fardi and Ali Enrique Razavi. More
November 23, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised motorists that it will be patrolling the state's roadways during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More
November 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appeared on Fox News' "America's News HQ" to discuss Texas' efforts to block the Obama Administration's Syrian refugee resettlement program and ensure the safety of Texas citizens. More
November 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 15 counties. More
November 20, 2015 -- A study recently conducted by a professor at Texas A&M University highlighted the different sides of bullying. More
November 20, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency has identified four open-enrollment charter schools that meet the legislative criteria for mandatory revocation of their charter under Senate Bill 2. More
November 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the intersection of El Dorado Boulevard and I-45, after a five-month reconstruction project, was opened Thursday night. More
November 19, 2015 -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas will host an event celebrating the life and accomplishments of General Edward Burleson on December 15. More
November 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today addressed the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Energy and Climate Policy Summit, where he discussed the state’s current lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency. More
November 19, 2015 -- Nature Publishing Group and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on behalf of its Sealy Center for Vaccine Development announce the launch of a new open access journal called npj Vaccines. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Farmers Bureau has recognized three young farmers and ranchers as finalists in the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced a settlement resolving the state's enforcement action against the Veterans Support Organization and four of its principals. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
November 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today intervened in a lawsuit filed against the Bureau of Land Management. More
November 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
November 17, 2015 -- Bernard L. McNamee, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving his position and returning to private legal practice in Richmond, Virginia. More
November 17, 2015 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife announced that Stephen F. Austin State Park near Sealy was recently named Business of the Year for 2015 by the Sealy Chamber of Commerce. More
November 17, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Monica “Christie” Wilson in Liberty County. More
November 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced his support of landowners and county officials in their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management. More
November 16, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision to not accept any refugees from Syria in light of Friday's fatal attacks in Paris. More
November 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Barack Obama informing him that the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris. More
November 16, 2015 -- The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities will host the Annual J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Awards on Friday in the Lieutenant Governor's reception room at the Texas State Capitol. More
November 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a call for Texans to participate in a minute of silence at noon Monday to honor the victims of the Paris attacks. More
November 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement regarding Friday's attacks in Paris, France. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a Deputy Adjutant General for Air and made appointments to the Texas Economic Development Corporation. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday issued a proclamation setting January 26, 2016 as the date for the special runoff election in Texas House District 118. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today made appointments to various Senate committees. More
November 13, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court granting review of a challenge to provisions of legislation signed into law in 2013 regarding health care standards for women. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative today announced that has awarded $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents today re-elected Dr. Jaime Garza of San Antonio as chair and Rossanna Salazar of Austin as vice chair. More
November 13, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place along United States Highway 290 from FM 529 to Senate during the weekend due to work on a project to widen the road. More
November 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced new senior staff appointments to the Office of the Attorney General. More
November 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday named their appointees to the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. More
November 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott were recently awarded the 2015 Dignity in Life Award by the St. John Paul II Life Center in Austin. More
November 11, 2015 -- A team of researchers led by Dr. Paul Montagna at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to investigate how drought and land use change affect coastal acidification. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced that he has requested a delay in the implementation of proposed fee increases by the Texas Department of Agriculture. More
November 11, 2015 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas today reported that a total of 822 new drilling permits were issued in October, compared to 3,046 issued on October 2014. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen on Tuesday announced that he has been appointed to the House Select Committee on Mental Health. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the conclusion of the Veterans Day Parade in Austin. More
November 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today issued a statement in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has released a statement thanking veterans for their military service in observance of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday. More
November 10, 2015 -- United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the appointment of Gerald W. Parker of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee More
November 10, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office and the Veterans Land Board are hosting celebrations throughout the state during the week in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement regarding Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced various events and services, including Thursday's Fourth Annual Hiring Red, White & You! event for veterans in recognition of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a court ruling halting President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
November 10, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a ruling by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a decision to halt President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
November 09, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office has arrested Tarrant County resident Rosa Maria Ortega for two counts of illegal voting, a second degree felony. More
November 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. More
November 09, 2015 -- The Texas Veterans Commission will begin accepting applications for the Veteran Entrepreneur Academy on November 11. More
November 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision in Mullexin v. Luna. More
November 06, 2015 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Eliseo "Al" Cantu has submitted a letter to the editor regarding Veterans Day. More
November 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Real Estate Commission. More
November 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday announced the appointment of seven Senate members to a Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief. More
November 05, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that at least one fatality has occurred every day on state roadways since November 7, 2000, and has launched the "End The Streak" campaign to combat fatal car accidents. More
November 05, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued a news release regarding the passage of Proposition 7, which dedicates additional funding for road projects, during Tuesday's State Constitutional Amendment election. More
November 05, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Dallas County Sheriff's Office's policy on illegal immigration. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez has been tasked with developing new methods to crack down on human traffickers, as well as determining steps the state can take to protect and strengthen retiree benefits as a member of the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the House Committee on Pensions. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is distributing a total of $731.7 million in sales tax allocations to local governments for November. More
November 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a letter to all Texas sheriffs, informing them that awards of grant funding from the Governor's Office would be conditional on their department's full compliance with Immigration & Customs Enforcement notifications and detention requests. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the passage of seven propositions to amend the Texas Constitution. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the results of the state's Constitutional Amendments Election. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday has made three appointments to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit successfully executed a search warrant resulting in the arrest of Gerardo Gamez, 44, of Cedar Park, for ten counts of possession of child pornography. More
November 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the state's Constitutional Amendment Election. More
November 03, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber today announced that he has sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott encouraging the state to take action to protect the state's electric grid. More
November 02, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Monday announced two new additions to the reconstituted Alamo Endowment Board. More
November 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made seven appointments to the Texas Physician Assistant Board. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Texas Retailers Association today announced that George Kelemen has joined the organization as President and CEO. More
November 02, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that sufficient electricity resources are expected to be available to meet peak demands during the winter and spring. More
October 30, 2015 -- The United States Geological Survey today reported that field crews have measured rainfall totals exceeding 10 inches in parts of Central Texas. More
October 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the death of Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant William "Karl" Keesee. More
October 30, 2015 -- Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor today announced that Gary Jessee has been named the state's new Medicaid director. More
October 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the Texas Private Security Board. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Thursday requested to intervene in a lawsuit involving the City of Austin’s attempt to raise property taxes on its citizens by challenging state tax policy – without input from lawmakers or taxpayers. More
October 29, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation will provide $500 million for transportation projects in 34 states, including $20.8 million in grants to construct transit facilities and buy replacement transit vehicles to serve rural areas of Texas. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved three roadway projects utilizing Proposition 1 funding. More
October 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is accepting applications through January 27 for its next trooper recruit class. More
October 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the launch of a new initiative to help ports in Texas take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal and the new Panamax ships. More
October 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding sanctuary cities. More
October 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Commission to Study and Review Certain Penal Laws and the Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission. More
October 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that a traffic switch will take place beginning Friday at Interstate 610 at United States Highway 290 to open the new bridge connecting I-610 West Loop northbound to I-610 North Loop eastbound. More
October 27, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Nikolaos Vasilakis, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who discovered a fifth strain of Dengue fever. More
October 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a letter calling on Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to reverse her policy of refusing to automatically detain all criminal immigrants pursuant to the federal government's detainer program. More
October 23, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Friday announced that Chad V. Seely will be the next general counsel for the operator of the electric grid and competitive electric markets serving most of Texas. More
October 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center in anticipation of severe storms expected to impact parts of the state during the weekend. More
October 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and West Virginia are leading a coalition of 24 states in filing a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the state's lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Assistant Attorney General Rick Berlin on Thursday participated as the main speaker at the Southeast Senior Texans Celebration and Consumer Expo organized by the Better Business Bureau. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review and hold unconstitutional the award of attorneys' fees to parties who challenged the state's redistricting maps. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding a regulation under the Affordable Care Act that reduces Medicaid funding if payments are not made to a Health Insurance Providers Fee. More
October 22, 2015 -- Texas Farm Bureau President Russell W. Boening on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the proposed state constitutional amendments on the November 3 election ballot. More
October 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Public Finance Authority. More
October 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today named Bobby Jenkins of Austin as chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
October 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday appointed J.B. Smith of Lufkin to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council. More
October 20, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Tuesday visited Ennis and Rosenberg for the Texas Historical Commission Texas Main Street Program's 2015 First Lady’s Tour, an annual event celebrating Texas Main Street communities and welcoming the two Texas towns as the program’s newest members. More
October 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed René De Coss of Rancho Viejo as judge of the 445th Judicial District Court in Cameron County. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Office of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2015 Lex Frieden Employment Awards, honoring employers who go above and beyond legal requirements to ensure full inclusion for employees with disabilities. More w/ Video
October 20, 2015 -- State Bar of Texas President Allan K. DuBois has submitted a guest column in observance of National Pro Bono Celebration Week. More
October 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued two opinions regarding the interpretation of state law, including whether the Houston Community College System may expend funds for attorney's fees incurred by a member of its board of trustees in a challenge to the member's qualifications to serve as a trustee. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement regarding an announcement by the Office of Inspector General at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Missy Medary of Corpus Christi presiding judge of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Monday participated in the worldwide “Read Across the Globe” initiative. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a reminder that early voting began today in the November 3 Election. More
October 19, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin today announced that it has opened "Mapping Texas: Collections from the Texas General Land Office", an exhibit featuring significant maps from the General Land Office's collection. More
October 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Office of the Inspector at the state's Health and Human Services Commission has ended Medicaid participation for Planned Parenthood affiliated clinics. More
October 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday released the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan (2015-2020) in coordination with the Texas Office of Homeland Security and the Texas Homeland Security Council. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday released a statement following a federal judge's ruling the Department of State Health Services may continue its policy on the forms of identification accepted before issuing a birth certificate. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today notified school districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency will reduce the length of the state's academic readiness tests for third through eighth grades for the 2016 spring administrations. More
October 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze regarding the agency's attempt to take control of land along the Texas-Oklahoma border that is privately owned. More
October 16, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its updated analysis of the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. More
October 15, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to vote. More
October 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster for Bastrop County due to severe wildfires in the area. More
October 14, 2015 -- Sixteen University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston faculty and staff and one student have earned UTMB President’s Cabinet awards totaling more than $230,000. More
October 14, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday announced the five finalists for the 2015 Texas Workforce Solutions Employer of the Year. More
October 14, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today spoke at the 18th Annual State of Texas Breast Cancer Awareness Day Rally. More
October 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced interim charges for the Texas Senate's Finance and Business and Commerce committees. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen announced the launch of the 2015-2016 High School Aerospace Scholars project, which enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA’s plan for space exploration. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of the Certification Revenue Estimate for the 2016-2017 biennium. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today issued a news release regarding a letter from Planned Parenthood President Federation of America Cecile Richards that clinics associated with Planned Parenthood would no longer accept money for aborted fetal tissue. More
October 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced his fourth installment of interim charges for committees of the Texas Senate. More
October 12, 2015 -- The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Monday named seven finalists for its 2015 Star Awards for contributions toward the goals of the state's "Closing the Gaps by 2015" higher education plan. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supporting the Childress Police Department's decision to display "In God We Trust" on its patrol vehicles. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today encouraged Texans to wear purple on Tuesday in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced the third installment of interim charges for Senate committees. More
October 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Don Clemmer of Austin as judge of the 450th Judicial District Court in Travis County. More
October 09, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards elected its 2015–16 officers during its recent annual Delegate Assembly and Convention in Austin. More
October 09, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that construction will resume on improvements to United States Highway 290 from Pinemont to West Little York. More
October 09, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today announced a second installment of interim charges for Senate committees. More
October 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a federal court granted a nationwide stay of the Obama Administration's new Waters of the United States rule. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday attended a press conference announcing the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Veteran Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which will put medically-experienced military veterans on a path to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing without having to start over in training. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Audi of America, LLC over violations of state consumer protection laws, along with a separate suit charging that the companies violated clean air standards in Texas. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered the flags on the Texas Capitol building to be flown at half-staff in honor of the four Airmen from Dyess Air Force Base who died in a plane crash in Afghanistan. More
October 08, 2015 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site will host its annual Harvest Festival on October 17. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement commending Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on interim charges for the Senate to develop measures to protect religious liberties. More
October 08, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued interim charges for various Senate committees, including measures to affirm 1st Amendment religious liberty protections. More
October 07, 2015 -- Texas A&M University announced that United States Congressman John Culberson was one of 12 members of Congress recently designated “Champions of Science” by the non-profit Science Coalition. More
October 07, 2015 -- The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University is announcing new grants totaling $1.5 million for eight two-year research projects at universities around the state to support coastal and marine ecosystems, communities and economies. More
October 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that sales tax revenues for the state totaled $2.2 billion in September. More
October 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. More
October 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez has sent a letter to United States District Judge Robert L. Pitman on behalf of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus regarding a lawsuit accusing the Texas Department of State Health Services of refusing to issue birth certificates for the plaintiffs' U.S.-born children. More
October 06, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office on Tuesday unveiled its new Website. More
October 06, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the "Hiring Red, White & You!" veterans hiring fairs across the state on November 12. More
October 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today issued a statement in observance of National Night Out. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards named Mary Ann Whiteker, chief executive of the Hudson Independent School District, its 2015 Superintendent of the Year. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General John Paxton on Monday filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court on House Bill 2, the 2013 Texas law designed to protect the health and welfare of Texas women. More
October 05, 2015 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today issued a statement following the conclusion of negotiations regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and four other Gulf Coast states have reached a settlement agreement with BP concerning the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
October 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced the launch of the 2015-2016 High School Aerospace Scholars Project. More
October 04, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Friday kicked off Texas Wine Month with the release of tourism videos highlighting 14 wine trails across the state. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced he award of $133 million in criminal justice and victim services grants to local law enforcement agencies, domestic violence shelters, child sex trafficking victims programs and other governmental and non-profit agencies across the state. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the Department of State Health Services' birth certificate policy. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that it has named Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth as a recipient of the Champion of Free Enterprise award. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding reports of the crash of a military aircraft in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of 11 people. More
October 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the crash of a C-130J aircraft in Afghanistan, which resulted in the death of four Airmen from the Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. More
October 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that closures of Interstate Highway 45 will take place beginning tonight from Bay Area Boulevard to El Dorado Boulevard due to construction along the freeway. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday addressed the United Way of Williamson County Community Impact Summit on Education. More
October 01, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission, in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host statewide veterans hiring fairs on November 12. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding an upcoming meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents to discuss a framework of potential tuition rate increases. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax today appointed nine members to serve on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors. More
October 01, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that the major credit rating agencies have confirmed that the state's long-term general obligation credit ratings have earned the highest possible marks. More
September 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson sent a letter to Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor, affirming the need for Medicaid therapy rate reductions and the importance of preserving access to care. More
September 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting additional border security resources due to an increase in illegal border crossings. More
September 30, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Tuesday posted a proposed regulation to implement the Spill Impact Component of the RESTORE Act, which would establish the formula for allocating funds made available through the Restoration Trust Fund,for public review. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Texas Army National Guard recently promoted Colonel Richard Noriega, Assistant Division Commander for Support of the 36th Infantry Division, to the rank of Brigadier General. More
September 29, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Tuesday honored the recipients of the 2015 Governor's Small Business Award. More
September 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Facilities Commission. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced that more than 7,000 volunteers picked up 104 tons of trash from Texas beaches during the annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on Saturday. More
September 29, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions on various matters regarding state law, including whether the Open Meetings Act applies to district and county court-at-law judges when they meet to appoint county officials. More
September 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday addressed the National Association of Women Business Owners 2015 National Conference in San Antonio. More
September 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding student drivers about the new Impact Texas Teen Driver Program, which is now required for driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. More
September 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently received the 2015 Texas Heroes for Children Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Texas Regional Office. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Friday addressed the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s “Life Without Literacy” Luncheon. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court in Matthews v. Kountze Independent School District, supporting the constitutional rights of Texas’ public school children to express their own messages at school and school-related events. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has secured a victory against White Lion Holdings, LLC in the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas over continued violations of a hazardous waste compliance plan put in place by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More
September 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has been re-appointed as co-chair of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 25, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that he has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the county and in support of the State of Texas in opposing a claim that only voting-eligible persons be counted to determine government boundaries. More
September 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved five projects worth approximately $89 million. More
September 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday presented the Texas Purple Heart at the Brooke Medical Center to four members of the United States Military. More
September 24, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission is among the hosts of the Governor’s Small Business Forum in Houston on September 29. More
September 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made an appointment to the School Land Board. More
September 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced Texas is on the executive committee of the multi-state investigation of German car manufacturer Volkswagen. More
September 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott recently presented the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Awards. More
September 23, 2015 -- The Texas Municipal League today named Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado as a TML Legislator of the Year Award recipient. More
September 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Fifth Annual Brazoria County Transportation and Infrastructure Summit in Lake Jackson, where he announced that he has issued a directive to the Texas Transportation Commission to reduce traffic congestion. More
September 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today reported on a preliminary review of the roadway infrastructure of a bridge at Interstate Highway 610 South Loop, the site of the September 15 fatal traffic accident involving a Houston school bus. More
September 22, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board today approved financial assistance totaling $1,530,000 for two water system improvement projects, including a project for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 148. More
September 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during its National Convention in Houston. More
September 22, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the implementation of a new Contracts and Grants Review Committee. More
September 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
September 21, 2015 -- Texans for Greg Abbott today released a new web video following the launch of Governor Greg Abbott's grassroots tour across Texas. More w/Video
September 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday announced Senate member appointments, including two to the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System. More
September 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recognized Matt Block in the Child Support Division’s Beaumont office for his commitment to Texas children. More
September 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement on the passing of Milo Hamilton. More
September 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday made a reappointment to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board. More
September 17, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding Constitution Day. More
September 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that $48.5 million in job training funding is available through the Skills Development Fund. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a chair and appointed six individuals to the Governor's Committee On People With Disabilities. More
September 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Agriculture is encouraging Texans in need to utilize programs such as the Child and Adult Care Food Program that offer nutritious meals to children and adults. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will visit Friendswood and Baytown on Thursday as part of his "Good for Texas" tour. More
September 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a statement following Texas being ranked first in foreign and domestic investment in a report released by IBM. More
September 16, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that Woody Rickerson has been named vice president of Grid Planning and Operations, and Kenan Ogelman as vice president of Commercial Operations. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday made an appointment to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. More
September 15, 2015 -- The Texas A&M University System, the City of McAllen and Hidalgo County on Tuesday took the first steps to expand Texas A&M's presence in the Rio Grande Valley and create new higher education options for students. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today issued a statement in response to a fatal accident involving a Houston Independent School District school bus. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding a fatal school bus accident in Houston. More
September 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following a school bus accident in Houston. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is offering free child safety seat checks at the agency’s 25 statewide district offices and encourages all caregivers to make an appointment as part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, September 13-19. More
September 14, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Monday attended and delivered remarks at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for new ultrasound equipment at Central Texas Life Care Pregnancy Resource Center in San Marcos. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Support Division set a record by collecting more than $3.9 billion in child support for the state fiscal year that ended August 31. More
September 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named a chair and appointed 13 individuals to the Task Force on Improving Outcomes for Juveniles Adjudicated of Sexual Offenses. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department is investigating a body found on the beach in the 900 block of Seawall Boulevard. More
September 14, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 29th annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup on Saturday, September 26 at 30 sites along the Texas coast. More
September 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the VA Health Care Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Harlingen, Texas, to discuss ways to expand healthcare options for veterans in the Rio Grande Valley. More
September 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today joined community volunteers and school staff at Sharpstown High School in Houston for the "Grads Within Reach" walk. More
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with RadioShack regarding un-redeemed gift cards from the company's stores in relation to its bankruptcy. More
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video following his trip to Mexico City. More w/Video
September 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags to be flown at half-staff today in observance of Patriot Day, marking the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott made an appointment to the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Thursday issued a statement regarding the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has reappointed Donna Nelson to the Public Utility Commission. More
September 10, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents that the 2015 Hurricane Season continues through November 30, and for Texans to stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office has distributed $638 million in sales tax revenue allocations. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today presented the Star of Texas Awards to peace officers, firefighters, citizens and emergency medical first responders who demonstrated extraordinary valor and courage in serving and protecting their communities. More
September 10, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today congratulated Lieutenant Dennis Walker of the Jacinto City Police Department on his receipt of a Star of Texas Award. More
September 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Clyde Siebman of Pottsboro presiding officer of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority. More
September 09, 2015 -- The Texas State University System today announced that enrollment at the system's eight component institutions have reached a record attendance of 82,965 students. More
September 09, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has ordered his office to utilize "zero-based budgeting" and for agency divisions to reduce their budgets by five percent in FY2016 and again in FY2017. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss additional ways Texas and Mexico can work together to further strengthen their partnership. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday asked a federal judge to halt the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s new water rule in the state. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed a transportation agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of theUnited Mexican States to promote collaboration on future border infrastructure projects. More
September 08, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he is embarking on a 27-city, two-month "Good for Texas" tour to meet with local officials and citizens to talk about the future of the Texas economy. More
September 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Mexican government officials and delivered a keynote address at an economic development luncheon in Mexico City. More
September 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended a luncheon hosted by Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas to discuss trade, economic development and relations between Texas and Mexico. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Texas Hospital Association announced that a new independent panel report on the Ebola experience at Texas Health Resources last October will provide a learning map for all hospitals and health systems as well as local, federal and state public health officials to better manage future novel or rare public health events. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the funeral of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement after attending the funeral of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, who was killed in the line of duty on August 28. More
September 04, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a message in observance of the Labor Day holiday. More
September 04, 2015 -- Texas Association of Business Vice President of Governmental Affairs Stephen Minick on Thursday issued a statement regarding a ruling on the status of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and the OneStar Foundation on Thursday announced the recipients of the 32nd annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed nine individuals to the Governor's University Research Initiative Advisory Board. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today called for all Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff on Friday for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth's funeral. More
September 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he will lead a delegation to Mexico City next week to strengthen cultural and economic ties with Mexico. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board and the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. More
September 02, 2015 -- Betty Edwards, President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, issued a statement regarding the legislative appropriations for improvements to the Alamo, as well as provided an update on pending litigation against the Texas General Land Office. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding violence against law enforcement officers. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas, and asking for officers to turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one minute on Friday for the beginning of funeral services for Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, who was murdered on August 28. More
September 02, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Tuesday delivered oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court in a lawsuit filed by several school districts concerning the state's school finance system. More
September 02, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Tuesday announced that he has nominated John Harris, a freshman at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has announced Senate member appointments. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement regarding funding for the Texas Racing Commission. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded Texans of new traffic and driver laws that have gone into effect. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that enrollment is open for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund through February 29. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez today announced that legislation expanding the state's DNA database, to include individuals convicted of certain assault and sexual offenses, goes into effect today. More
September 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to each member of the Texas Congressional Delegation, urging them to vote against President Barack Obama's deal with Iran regarding the country's nuclear program. More
September 01, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for the fall and preliminary outlook for the winter, which forecasts sufficient generation available to serve peak electricity demands. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the 2015 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide an extensive overview of gang activity in the state of Texas. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement regarding the decision to keep the Texas Racing Commission open through the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today signed an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to develop plans to better protect the Texas coast from storms and to speed recovery following a storm. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed the return of Blue Bell ice cream, with the ice cream available in select markets following a recall in April concerning listeria cases linked to the company's production facilities. More
August 31, 2015 -- The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced that John Scott is stepping down as chief operating officer for the commission. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today held a press conference regarding grand jury selection reforms, which go into effect on Tuesday. More
August 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered flags in Harris County to be flown half-staff in honor of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was fatally shot on Friday. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that it is participating in the multi-state "I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative" during the weekend. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced that a settlement has been reached with RadioShack requiring the company to pay the entire value of their unredeemed gift cards purchased by consumers as a priority claim in the company's bankruptcy. More
August 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of initiatives to "provide greater protections for children in the womb and to prevent the sale of baby body parts". More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the implementation of the Impact Texas Teen Driver Program, which places a new requirement on driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. More
August 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Ernest Leroy Smith, who fled from a Houston halfway house. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 22 road projects totaling $304 million from Proposition 1 funding. More
August 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host a Texas Business Conference on Friday at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor Hotel in Houston. More
August 27, 2015 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today announced that a joint suit with the Texas Attorney General's Office and City of Houston against a store at 2709 Broadway has resulted in a temporary restraining order preventing the store from selling synthetic marijuana. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed judges for the 240th, 254th and 505th Judicial District Courts. More
August 26, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Wednesday announced a lawsuit, filed jointly with the Harris County Attorney’s Office and City of Houston, against 2709 Broadway, Inc. and its owner, Layth Omran, for distributing products containing synthetic marijuana, a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdoses, serious injuries and even deaths. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hagar on Wednesday announced he is seeking an opinion from the Texas Office of the Attorney General on the effect of certain parts of Governor Greg Abbott’s veto proclamation for House Bill No. 1, the General Appropriations Act. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that he has joined with fellow land commissioners to alter a provision of the Endangered Species Act that allows environmental groups to sue the federal government to place a species on the endangered list. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle and to Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess. More
August 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered a special election for November 3 to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Representative for District 118, which was held by Joe Farias. More
August 25, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu issued a statement regarding Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's comments on Asian immigrants. More
August 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement on Tuesday's Racing Commission Meeting. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman released a statement regarding the Texas Department of Public Safety traffic stop data that has been organized by race. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of religious liberties. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Southwestern States Water Commission. More
August 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited students at Zavala Elementary in Austin on the first day of the new school year. More
August 24, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that Texans who filed insurance claims for damages related to the May 4 through June 22 storms should register with FEMA by August 27 to be eligible for additional state and federal assistance. More
August 21, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman on Friday issued a letter to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards requesting that they make rule changes to their minimum standards to prevent future suicides in county jails. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 31,400 jobs in July. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced the arrest of four suspected child predators following a joint operation between the office's Child Exploitation Unit and the Brenham Police Department. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday released a fact sheet regarding the advantages of maintaining a flood insurance policy in Texas. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday unveiled signs officially designating a segment of United States Highway 59 in the Houston area as part of the Interstate 69 system. More
August 21, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its Legislative Update Luncheon featuring United States Congressman Randy Weber, Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, and Texas State Representatives Wayne Faircloth and Greg Bonnen at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Thursday. More
August 20, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday requested that the federal Environmental Protection Agency halt its Carbon Rule from taking effect so as to allow the courts to consider legal challenges to the rule. More
August 20, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that his office has returned a record $248 million in unclaimed property to owners this fiscal year. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday appointed Malinda L. Cowen of Beeville to Texas Historical Records Advisory Board. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez, Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia and Constable Chris Diaz will host a town hall meeting tonight in Galena Park to discuss legislative updates and the new law allowing for the open carry of firearms. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Nelda Luce Blair of The Woodlands to the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents. More
August 19, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety will conduct increased DWI patrols August 21 through September 7, including the Labor Day Holiday weekend. More
August 19, 2015 -- The Texas Supreme Court today issued an opinion directing the City of Houston to re-word the city's proposition on the November 3 Election ballot to repeal the city's equal rights ordinance. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the 446th, 469th and 470th Judicial District Courts. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman issued a statement regarding an interim study on Texas jail standards. More
August 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today presented a $334,648 job training grant to South Texas College for work force training associated with Worldwise, Inc., Troste LTD and Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC. More
August 18, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas today announced that it has released a new video seeking to inspire lawyers struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues to get help. More
August 18, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards today announced the five finalists for the state's "Superintendent of the Year" award. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, along with 48 other states, has reached a $71 million settlement with Amgen related to its promotion of the company's biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Texas State Senator John Whitmire today held a news conference to announce an interim study on jail safety standards. More
August 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made appointments to the State Securities Board and the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents. More
August 17, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against a Dallas-based group of learning centers for unlawfully marketing and selling fraudulent high school diplomas and transcripts. More
August 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the second instance of anti-Semitic vandalism at a synagogue in San Antonio. More
August 17, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued legal opinions on several questions regarding state law, including whether municipalities or local law enforcement agencies are authorized to impound a vehicle for lack of proof of insurance or financial responsibility. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today commissioned 52 men and women as the state's newest Highway Patrol Troopers. More
August 14, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Friday delivered the keynote address at the End of World War II Commemoration at the National Museum of the Pacific War. More
August 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John M. "Mike" Swanson as judge of the 143rd Judicial District Court. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Commission on Human Rights held its final meeting on July 22, and is transferring its duties to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
August 14, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a report published by the federal Office of the Inspector General found that data regarding the premature issuance of expanded work permits is "unreliable". More
August 14, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today announced that Peter Cramton has been approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to serve as a new independent member of ERCOT's board of directors. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas thanks electric consumers for helping maintain grid reliability by reducing their electric use Thursday afternoon. More
August 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday released a statement regarding the capture and arrest of a man suspected of committing arson near the Capitol Building late last week. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety announced that the suspect wanted in connection with the investigation into the vehicle arson at the Texas State Capitol on August 7 was arrested Wednesday evening in Iowa. More
August 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made six appointments to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder regarding the deadlines for those impacted by the severe storms and flooding that took place in the spring to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. More
August 13, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council today released a draft Initial Funded Priorities List of projects utilizing funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed three members to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to widespread anti-Semitic vandalism in a north side San Antonio Jewish community. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that sales tax revenues in July totaled $2.4 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent compared to the previous year. More
August 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today urged all Texans to conserve energy use during peak hours due to increased demand for electricity caused by hot weather conditions. More
August 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions on questions regarding state law, including the authority of a county hospital district to create a charitable organization under the Health and Safety Code. More
August 11, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors on Tuesday chose Bill Magness to become ERCOT's next president and chief executive officer. More
August 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced that the individual previously sought as a person of interest in the recent vehicle arson at the Texas State Capitol is now considered the suspect in that investigation; and a reward of up to $10,000 is now being offered for information that leads to his arrest. More
August 10, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reported that its system on Monday broke the 69,000 megawatt threshold. More
August 10, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that he has issued a second letter to the Texas Department of State Health Services regarding a policy that has not supplied United States-born children of immigrants with copies of their birth certificates. More
August 08, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating Friday's vehicle fire on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members and reappointed one member to the OneStar Foundation. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today reminded residents that the state is hosting its annual Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies and clothing during the weekend. More
August 07, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency today released the 2015 accountability ratings for schools across the state, and named 153 campuses that earned all seven distinction designations under the accountability system. More
August 07, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will host an annual Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday in Missouri City. More
August 06, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas in two consecutive hours on Tuesday beat the all-time hourly demand record set the previous day. More
August 06, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a new study by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy finds that the Texas voter photo identification requirement potentially discouraged nine percent of registered voters from going to the polls in the November 2014 elections. More
August 06, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling on the Texas voter identification law. More
August 06, 2015 -- The Texas Municipal Police Association on Wednesday called for Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman to issue a public apology regarding comments he made concerning a traffic stop in Austin County. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick issued a statement regarding the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's ruling related to Texas' Voter Identification law. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado issued a statement regarding the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's decision on the state's Voter Identification law. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Texas Board of Professional Surveying. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu released a statement regarding the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals's ruling on the Voting Rights Act. More
August 05, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas system on Wednesday system today set an all-time record for hourly demand, breaking the mark set in 2011. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court against the state's voter identification law. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has earned the designation of "Courageous Conservative" from the Texas Conservative Coalition. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called on the Harris County District Attorney's Office to open a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood. More
August 05, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday announced that the state made approximately $20 million in the state's first ever online sale of oil and gas leases. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority. More
August 04, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently announced the award of $800,000 to support five new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit for Heroes program, a statewide effort designed to maximize the award of college credit to veterans and service members for their military experience. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a video detailing practices at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement in response to a new video of a Houston area Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of organs and tissue from aborted fetuses. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of Houston businesses suing the City of Houston to prevent an ordinance the businesses claim place increase regulatory burdens on business. More
August 04, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today issued a statement in response to a decision by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to increase rates on policyholders. More
August 04, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business on Monday issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's emissions regulation announcement. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made four appointments to the Texas Lottery Commission. More
August 03, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a vote to redirect federal funding from Planned Parenthood. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's environmental proposal. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the recent indictments against Attorney General Ken Paxton. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the recent indictments of Attorney General Ken Paxton. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it has been selected as a "Supplier Diversity Champion" at the 2015 Top 25 Prime Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Construction, Transportation and IT for Diversity Awards. More
August 03, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today issued a reminder that the annual sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies is schedule for August 7-9. More
August 03, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday announced that it is filing a lawsuit against a Houston convenience store for distributing products containing synthetic marijuana. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday announced the appointment of Mara Friesen as Deputy Attorney General of the Child Support Division and IV-Director. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made three appointments to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced that more than $306 million in federal grants, low-interest loans and flood insurance claims have been distributed throughout Texas in response to severe weather that took place in May and June. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas today reported that record demands for electricity were reached four consecutive days this week. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Thursday called for reforms to the state's law enforcement and jail systems following the death of Sandra Bland at a jail in Waller County. More
July 31, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday welcomed Ruth Ruggero Hughs, of Austin, who was appointed to the commission to represent employers. More
July 31, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday announced that he is taking steps to "reboot" the Texas General Land Office, making it more efficient. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the Texas Transportation Commission approved projects in the Houston District and Galveston County. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday added a new count to the lawsuit against RadioShack to protect the interests of consumers holding unredeemed gift cards with the company. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that LiveOps, a leader in cloud contact centers and customer service solutions, will relocate its corporate headquarters to Cedar Park, Texas. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Petr Gandalovic, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined other states in urging the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the effective date of the planned "Waters of the United States" rule. More
July 30, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. More
July 30, 2015 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas requested electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible between 3 and 7 p.m. today due to anticipated high demand. More
July 30, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report finding that Texas' uninsured population is primarily Hispanic, middle-aged, with low incomes and no college degree. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a list of closures ahead of crews switching traffic to new pavement on the northbound I-610 West Loop mainlanes between I-10 and US 290. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reported that the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Wednesday met to investigate fetal tissue donation in Texas. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the State Senate Health and Human Services hearing on Planned Parenthood's business practices. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed T. Dan Friedkin of Houston as chair of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs of Austin to the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder that the deadline for residents five counties, including Brazoria County, to file for disaster unemployment assistance is August 5. More
July 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today testified before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding an ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the Office of the Attorney General’s Fugitive Unit arrested Michael Dewayne Cox after he failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidating the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions budgets for the state under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. More
July 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed five members to the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. More
July 28, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board recently approved $15,364,000 in financial assistance for water and wastewater system improvements. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Dabney Coleman, Chair of the House Committee on County Affairs, has called a committee hearing to take place on July 30 to get answers about the events leading up to Sandra Bland's arrest and subsequent death. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed three members to the Texas Credit Union Commission, including Steve Gilman, president and CEO of Members Choice Credit Union in Houston, and Beckie Stockstill Cobb, a former city council member in Deer Park. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Jay Steven Harrington to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors. More
July 27, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today announced that he has been ranked 100 percent "pro-life" by the Texas Right to Life. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will be repairing a section of the Houston Avenue Bridge over IH 10 Katy Freeway this weekend. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday authorized the creation of an Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities which will advise TWC on matters relating to the State Use Program which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that more than 7,000 commercial vehicles were inspected during its three-day "Roadcheck" inspection effort. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding the Texas Supreme Court's ruling concerning Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
July 24, 2015 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have provided a follow-up article to their recent series on water issues regarding the legislation concerning water resource management approved during the past Texas legislative session. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Thursday approved approximately $3.9 billion in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas to develop water projects throughout the state. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the Texas Supreme Court's ruling regarding Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance. More
July 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to comments from the Office of Speaker of the Texas House regarding matters involving the Legislative Budget Board. More
July 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the investigation into the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in Waller County. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that the incident period for disaster assistance related to severe storms and flooding from May 4 to June 22, and added Red River County as eligible for assistance. More
July 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today called for a review of all legislative agencies. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday reminded Texans affected by recent storms and flooding that they can appeal a denial of eligibility for disaster assistance. More
July 21, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety leadership on Tuesday briefed state leaders in Prairie View on the ongoing Sandra Bland investigation. More
July 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to a video released of a Planned Parenthood senior official discussion the sale of aborted fetus body parts. More
July 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to another video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of aborted fetus organs. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that victims in Hood, Madison, Shelby and Wharton counties may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance as a result of an amendment to the Presidential Disaster Declaration. More
July 20, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today issued a letter to the Department of State Health Services condemning the practice of denying birth certificates to United States born children of undocumented parents. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that a joint sting operation with police ine Cleburne and Burleson resulted in the arrest of 16 suspected child predators. More
July 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he will authorize the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities in the state. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state marked its third straight month of job growth in June, adding 16,700 jobs. More
July 17, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced that the state will host its annual sales tax holiday August 7-9 for school supplies and clothing items. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded a $458,393 grant to the partnership formed by Brazosport College, Dow Texas Operations and SI Group Inc. to provide job training for 163 new and incumbent workers. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement regarding the Texas Ranger investigation into the in-custody death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland at the Waller County Jail. More
July 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the 87th Annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. More
July 16, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Wednesday announced that he has awarded $325,000 to the City of Montgomery for infrastructure improvements and engineering services through the Texas Capital Fund, in support of the creation of a restaurant facility. More
July 15, 2015 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality a $245,000 grant to evaluate the state's coastal wetlands. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Wednesday released a statement regarding a recent video featuring comments made by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Research. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today requested an interim hearing concerning Planned Parenthood following a video of a senior executive from the organization discussion the distribution of fetal tissue. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood following the publication of a video showing a senior director from the organization discussing the sale of body parts. More
July 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a video on his trip to New York to entice businesses to relocate in Texas. More w/Video
July 14, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has reported that he has raised $2,082,432 during the last 9 days in June. More
July 14, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott began his second day in New York City by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Education Agency has notified school districts and charters that Commissioner of Education Michael Williams is extending the application deadline for the 2015-2016 New Instructional Facility Allotment. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has advised that six additional counties are now eligible for disaster unemployment aid. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services will hold seven regional public meetings as both agencies prepare a combined state plan for core workforce programs governed by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. More
July 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott spent his first day in New York City meeting with various business leaders and industry experts to discuss Texas’ economic model of limited government, low taxes and minimal regulations. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions in response to various questions regarding state law, including an opinion on whether the Galveston City Charter applies to a board of a tax increment reinvestment zone created by the city. More
July 13, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Saturday issued a statement regarding court hearings concerning President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
July 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit New York City to talk about the state's business climate with business leaders and industry experts. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Daughters of the Republic of Texas today issued a news release on the end of the organization's 110-year management of the Alamo, which will now be managed by the state. More
July 10, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, to discuss trade, infrastructure and relations between the state and Mexico. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reminded residents in seven counties, including Liberty County, have until July 17 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance related to the impact of severe storms. More
July 10, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that six counties, including Montgomery County, have been added to the federal disaster declaration for assistance with damages caused by storms that occurred between May 4 and June 19. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed seven individuals to the Texas Board of Nursing. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Wednesday announced that his office will distribute July sales tax allocations totaling $609.8 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced that game wardens have completed their investigation into a fatal alligator attack that occurred on July 3. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office has announced that July 31 is the deadline to enroll newborns into the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Tuesday announced that the Texas Education Agency has designated 19 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies for the 2015-2016 school year. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday hosted a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 3994, which seeks to reform Texas’ existing judicial bypass laws to improve the protection of a minor seeking an abortion. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Erin Lunceford as judge of the 61st Judicial District Court in Harris County. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a state and federal settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services, Inc. will result in the state receiving approximately $4.3 million, and the bank's compliance with significant reforms to its credit card debt collection practices. More
July 08, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today delivered his State of Agriculture Address. More w/Video
July 08, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2015-2016 season on September 1. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement regarding Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar's announcement that the state will not borrow to meet short-term cash flow needs. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced that the state will not issue Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes for Fiscal Year 2016. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking for a new Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas. More
July 07, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that 75 school children have been awarded scholarships through the Texas "Match the Promise" Foundation scholarship program. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has awarded $33,000 in research funding to 23 graduate students at three Texas A&M University System institutions. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Association of School Boards released its list of nominees for the 2015 Superintendent of the Year Award. More
July 06, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today presented the Lone Star Medal of Valor Award to retired Marine Sergeant Werner W. "Ronnie" Reininger in recognition of his military service. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Texas Farm Bureau on Thursday announced that it has joined in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency challenging the EPA's regulations redefining the "waters of the United States". More
July 03, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on the dissolution of the Grassroots Advisory Board. More
July 03, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that five additional counties, including Brazoria County, may apply for disaster unemployment insurance related to recent floods and severe weather. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed university student regents and a student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today extended federal disaster aid to an additional 15 Texas counties impacted from severe storms and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that July 8 is the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance for those impacted by recent severe storms. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement on a settlement with BP regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the launch of "Texas Coasts", a web-based application to help vacationers find their preferred beach, picnic park, or RV park. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture has awarded a $750,000 grant to the City of Montgomery for infrastructure improvement in support of creating jobs in the city. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday issued a statement concerning a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning freedoms of religion and speech with regards to performing same-sex marriages. More
July 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas will receive more than $750 million as part of an agreement with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. in connection with the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
July 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Small Business Association have announced that rental assistance is available for those affected by storms and flooding that struck Texas between May 4 and June 19. More
June 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday made appointments to the Joint Oversight Committee on Government Facilities. More
June 30, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas is offering a toll-free legal hotline to provide legal aid to those affected by the recent flooding and severe weather in the state. More
June 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today appointed members to the Senate Select Committee on Transportation Planning. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking Texans to work at its disaster recovery centers in Houston, Austin and Denton. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made two appointments to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a statement regarding the Supreme Court's order on abortion clinics. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision on House Bill 2. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday issued a statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on House Bill 2. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's attempt to expand the regulatory power of the Environmental Protection Agency by revising the regulatory definition of “navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office recently received 2015 "Best of Texas" awards for the office's use of social media and implementation of information technology initiatives. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement regarding an opinion by the United States Supreme Court concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations of power plants. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on power plants. More
June 29, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Friday announced that she will serve as honorary chair of the 32nd Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. More
June 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement following an opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding religious liberties of governmental officials. More
June 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following an opinion issued by his office regarding religious liberties of Texas public officials in regards to performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. More
June 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued an opinion regarding the rights of government officials involved with issuing same-sex marriage licenses and conducting same-sex wedding ceremonies. More
June 26, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has advised the public that commercial driver license – including originals, renewals, duplicates or changes – will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2, due to a planned nationwide update by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to the Commercial Driver License Information System. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, in anticipation of a decision by the United States Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, requested an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to provide guidance to county clerks and Justices of the Peace who "could be forced to subjugate their sincerely held religious beliefs". More
June 26, 2015 -- The United States Supreme Court today issued an opinion in a case regarding same-sex marriage, ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today celebrated the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a memo to all state agency heads directing them to "respect and preserve Texans religious liberties and First Amendment rights" following the United States Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage. More
June 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding same-sex marriage. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding a Texas Monthly "Best and Worst List" article. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner today issued a statement in response to the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 25, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will launch its Texas Readers Theater Series on Saturday. More
June 25, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the United State Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. More
June 24, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the appointment of David Maxwell as Director of Law Enforcement, Adrienne McFarland as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice and Rudy Montoya as Chief Information Officer. More
June 24, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will open the new North Shepherd Drive direct connector ramp to IH 45 North Freeway northbound Thursday. More
June 23, 2015 -- Mothers Against Drunk Drivers on Monday issued a statement regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott's signing into law of legislation requiring drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock if they choose to drive during their license suspension period. More
June 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision to deny review of The Aransas Project vs. Shaw. More
June 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, bringing the total number under the state's disaster declaration to 110 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 4. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission today announced that it has received a $7.6 million increase in funding for the biennium. More
June 22, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday issued a statement regarding an appeals court ruling rejecting a motion to prevent House Bill 2 from taking effect. More
June 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Saturday issued a statement following Governor Greg Abbott signing the state's budget into law. More
June 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday signed the state's 2016-2017 budget into law. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez issued a statement in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of local control and public safety bills. More
June 19, 2015 -- First Lady Cecilia Abbott honored the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards this week. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday commissioned 77 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers during the recruit graduation ceremony. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the Texas Supreme Court upholding a same-sex couple's divorce in Austin. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today spoke at the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual Awards Luncheon, noting the commemoration of Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Thursday issued a statement regarding the repeal of prohibitions that had restricted the use of deep fryers and soda machines in Texas schools. More
June 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to the Texas Supreme Court's decision to uphold the divorce of a same-sex couple in Austin. More
June 19, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state added 33,200 jobs in May. More
June 18, 2015 -- A professor at Baylor University has offered tips to protect against the West Nile Virus. More
June 18, 2015 -- The American Red Cross has released a list of shelters open to families affected by severe weather and flooding that hit the state since early May. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced changes to guidelines for the Texas Rising Star child care provider certification program. More
June 18, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following the United States Supreme Court's opinion in favor of Texas in a case regarding specialty license plates, ruling that the state may ban plates that feature the Confederate flag. More
June 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed a resolution posthumously awarding Chris Kyle the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. More
June 18, 2015 -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will open two exhibits on African American history on Friday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. More
June 17, 2015 -- United States Congressmen Brian Babin, Lou Barletta and John Ratcliffe on Wednesday introduced the No Office Space for Executive Amnesty Act to prohibit the Obama Administration from leasing a new $7.8 million, 11-story building near Washington, DC, that’s being planned to house thousands of new government employees hired to process the President’s executive actions on immigration. More
June 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed House Bill 1378, which will require all local taxing entities to post their financial statements online or through the Texas Comptroller’s website. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has advised bar owners that it is not ordering bars to ban club patches and colors, nor any other motorcycle club paraphernalia. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that disaster unemployment aid is now available in 30 Texas counties. More
June 17, 2015 -- Texas Campaign for the Environment Director Robin Schneider on Thursday issued a statement on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's signing into law of legislation placing safety regulations on ammonium nitrate fertilizer. More
June 17, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas State Operations Center to receive a briefing on state resources being dispatched to areas impacted following landfall by Tropical Storm Bill. More
June 17, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that seven counties, including Liberty County, may now apply for federal assistance related to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 4. More
June 16, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch was recently named by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to be a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. More
June 16, 2015 -- The Texas Water Development Board on Tuesday approved financial assistance for water and wastewater system improvements. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Greg Bonnen on Tuesday announced that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. More
June 16, 2015 -- AT&T has announced that it has made preparations for response to Tropical Storm Bill. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GRI Renewable Industries is planning to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo, Texas. More
June 16, 2015 -- The Texas Comptroller's Office announced the launch of a Web-based scorecard comparing Texas to other states in key areas. More
June 16, 2015 -- AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson today applauded Texas Governor Greg Abbott and members of the Texas Legislature on the signing of Senate Bill 481, which aims to significantly reduce surprise medical billing in the state. More
June 16, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today urged Texans to take precautions regarding Tropical Storm Bill. More w/Video
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan on Monday announced joint operation against four Houston-area stores for distributing products that contain synthetic marijuana while deceptively claiming the products are safe and legal. More
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday sent a letter to Cable News Network president Jeffrey Zucker, calling for the immediate resignation of host Fredricka Whitfield. More
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center due to an approaching tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. More
June 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation into law that will provide more than $4 billion in tax relief to businesses and homeowners. More
June 14, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday issued a statement regarding an attack on a police station in Dallas. More
June 12, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed House Bill 483, which intends to establish a state gold bullion depository administered by the Office of the Comptroller. More
June 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch Health Policy & Legislative Affairs Office invites the public to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19. More
June 12, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today issued a statement in response to a Texas Supreme Court opinion against the city in a case involving the city's ballot measure that ratified the Rebuild Houston drainage fee. More
June 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office this week issued three legal opinions regarding matters of state law, including an opinion on the authority of investment pools under the Public Funds Investment Act. More
June 12, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office recently assisted in conducting a child support round-up in Victoria County, resulting in the arrest of 15 parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu announced that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed House Bill 418, which seeks to protect child victims of human trafficking, into law. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas State Representative Richard Pena Raymond for the signing of House Bill 315, which seeks to instruct the Department of Motor Vehicles to create a specialty license plate with the words "In God We Trust." More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday made appointments to the Texas Women’s University Board of Regents and the Texas Water Development Board. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed into law legislation requiring state agencies to participate in the E-verify program. More
June 11, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday that new laws establishing definitions and rules for "autocycles" have gone into effect. More
June 11, 2015 -- Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement applauding the signing of the Pastor Protection Act into law. More
June 11, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation protecting religious organizations and individuals from performing marriage ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has extended federal disaster aid to include an additional 51 counties, including Liberty and Wharton counties, to support areas affected by May's severe storms and flooding. More
June 10, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reported that state sales tax revenues in May totaled $2.6 billion, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday announced his certification of the 2016-2017 state budget. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement in response to an appeals court ruling regarding House Bill 2, legislation regulating abortion clinics in the state. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a federal appeals court ruling regarding House Bill 2, which placed regulations on abortion clinics. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal appeals court that the state may require all but one abortion clinic to meet requirements under HB 2, legislation placing regulations on clinics that provide abortions. More
June 09, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a ceremony at the Department of Public Safety's Regional Headquarters in Houston to sign into law legislation implementing his border security initiative. More
June 09, 2015 -- Electric Reliability Council of Texas President and CEO H.B. "Trip" Doggett today announced his plans to retire in 2016. More
June 09, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Monday issued a statement regarding an investigation into a recent attack on a United States Border Patrol helicopter near the border with Mexico. More
June 08, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently amended its disaster declaration in Texas. More
June 08, 2015 -- Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation recently announced that artwork by five students from the Houston area has been selected to appear in the 2016 "Don't Mess with Texas" Calendar. More
June 07, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday hosted a signing ceremony for legislation implementing his veterans' initiative. More
June 06, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office today reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its notice of a major disaster declaration to place additional counties, including Fort Bend County, in the declaration. More
June 05, 2015 -- Debbie Oge, the principal at Guess Elementary in Beaumont, recently led a contingent of students to help the families of burn victims being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch's Blocker Burn Unit. More
June 05, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced that Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith will be stepping down to accept his new position as deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
June 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has signed legislation implementing reforms to state contracting procedures. More
June 05, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Chris Traylor as executive commissioner and Charles Smith as deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. More
June 05, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has advised that closures will take place at Interstate Highway 45 in Houston during the weekend due to work on the bridge deck replacement project from Memorial Drive to Hogan Street and from Hogan Street to White Oak Bayou. More
June 05, 2015 -- Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's report on hydraulic fracturing and drinking water resources. More
June 04, 2015 -- The 2015 Texas School-Based Law Enforcement Summit will be held at Westside High School in Houston from June 7 to 9. More
June 04, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed legislation into law implementing the Governor's University Research Initiative. More
June 04, 2015 -- Congressman Will Hurd will deliver the keynote address during the Texas Wildlife Association's annual convention in San Antonio on July 9-12. More
June 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, bringing the total number of counties under Texas’ state disaster declaration to 94. More
June 03, 2015 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is advising residents to be aware of displaced animals when removing debris. More
June 03, 2015 -- The Texas Hospital Association today issued a response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of Senate Bill 359, legislation to allow physicians to initiate a temporary hold of a patient with mental illness. More
June 03, 2015 -- Congressman Roger Williams today questioned Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman regarding FEMA's ability to assist Texans following flooding throughout the state. More w/Video
June 03, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the state's transportation funding initiative. More w/Video
June 02, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday hosted a ceremonial bill signing on the heliport at the Dallas Convention Center where he discussed the investments in transportation infrastructure made this legislative session. More
June 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reported that the Texas Transportation Commission on Tuesday approved another round of Proposition 1 projects encompassing more than $203 million worth of roadway construction, rehabilitation and restoration. More
June 02, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today launched "Roadcheck 2015", a three-day enforcement effort to increase commercial vehicles to verify compliance with state and federal requirements. More
June 02, 2015 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that families, individuals and business owners in Hays, Harris and Van Zandt counties can apply for assistance online, by phone, or by smartphone at its mobile site. More
June 02, 2015 -- Concerned Citizens of Texas Gulf Coast today applauded the Texas Legislature's defeating legislation regarding management of Galveston Bay. More
June 02, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Monday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the recent severe weather and flooding in Texas. More w/Video
June 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law legislation allowing individuals with intractable epilepsy to access cannabidiol oil to reduce seizures. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that it has made preparations for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Senate concluded the 84th Legislative session today. More
June 01, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that disaster unemployment assistance is available for those affected by severe storms in Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety today reminded residents to develop their emergency plans as hurricane season begins. More
June 01, 2015 -- Marijuana Policy Project Texas Political Director Heather Fazio today issued a statement on legislation being signed into law today that allows access to low-THC marijuana for medical purposes. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today issued a statement regarding the approval of the state's budget. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a statement on the passage of legislation implementing his higher education research emergency item. More
June 01, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu on Sunday expressed his disappointment that a provision raising the age at which youth are considered adults in the state's criminal judicial system from 17 to 18 was pulled from a juvenile justice reform bill. More
May 31, 2015 -- UnitedHealth Group has announced that it is offering a free emotional support line for those affected by severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas. More
May 31, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Saturday issued a statement on legislation regarding the state's Public Integrity Unit. More
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday filed briefs supporting a petition with the Texas Supreme Court regarding two cases in which judges conducted same-sex marriages. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has released a video message reminding Texans to never try to cross a road covered with water. More w/Video
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement on the Senate's passage of the state's 2016-2017 budget. More
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Senator Don Huffines on Friday issued a statement regarding the passage of legislation to allow licensed handgun owners to openly carry their weapon. More
May 30, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Friday issued a statement in response to the Texas Senate's passage of an "open carry" bill that will allow licensed handgun owners to openly carry their firearm. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Friday voted on final approval of the state's $209 billion budget for the next biennium. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Friday announced that a presidential disaster declaration has been issued for the state due to damages from storms that began on May 4. More
May 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas for recovery from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period beginning May 4 and continuing. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as a result of damage sustained from severe weather that began on May 4. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado today applauded the signing into law of legislation banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, including Liberty County, for a total of 70 counties impacted by severe weather, including flooding that impacted the Houston area this week. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Senate has approved legislation reorganizing the membership of the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors, but was amended by Texas Senator Larry Taylor to include an additional Galveston County representative on the board. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Military Forces are conducting annual training in various cities across the state through the end of August. More
May 29, 2015 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold on Thrusday issued a statement regarding the Department of Transportation's award of $5 million in emergency relief to repair Texas' roadways damaged by flooding. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that sections of Interstate Highway 45 will be closed during the weekend due to work on the bridge deck replacement project from Memorial Drive to Hogan Street and from Hogan Street to White Oak Bayou in Houston. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies regarding the accuracy of consumer credit reports. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation was recently dispatched to Wimberley, Texas to conduct low-altitude done flights to survey flood damage and assist in search and rescue efforts. More
May 28, 2015 -- Bills relating to open carry of handguns and concealed carry on college campuses pending before the Texas Legislature will be negotiated by members of a House and Senate conference committee before a final vote because Senator Brian Birdwell of Granbury on Thursday refused to concur in House amendments to his campus carry legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Senator Larry Taylor and Representative Greg Bonnen report that they have successfully passed Senate Bill 900, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reform legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday provided tips to avoid fraud and scams that take advantage of those recovering from a disaster. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that a $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Cruz Alfredo Bazan, a fugitive on the state's most wanted sex offenders list. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law four bills implementing his emergency early education initiative. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 28 more projects, totaling more than $203 million, under Proposition 1, including the widening of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County. More
May 28, 2015 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday announced that a man from Spring, Texas has been arrested on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. More
May 28, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Texas Senate's passage of legislation that requires all local taxing districts that wish to exceed the effective tax rate over the previous year to have a vote of at least 60 percent of the governing body support the tax increase. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Texas Senate News has issued a news release regarding approval of a border security plan by the Texas Senate. More
May 27, 2015 -- United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is releasing $5 million in emergency relief funds for the repair of flood-damaged roads in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recovery from damage caused by recent tornadoes and flooding. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will host an event celebrating "529 College Savings Day" on Friday, encouraging families to start saving for higher education costs. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Tuesday announced that two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts, Dr. Rabi Mohtar and Dr. Vijay Singh, have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress. More
May 27, 2015 -- H-E-B on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross and has is launching an in-store tear pad campaign for victims of the recent floods and tornadoes in Texas. More
May 27, 2015 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Tuesday urged the Texas Senate to pass legislation to allow drunk drivers to go on an ignition interlock for 90 days to one year in lieu of a license suspension. More
May 27, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday issued a statement on the passage of a border security bill by the Texas Senate. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds released a statement following the passage of Texas Senate Bill 158, which pertains to body cameras. More
May 26, 2015 -- The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following recent flooding and other severe weather in Texas. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement regarding a federal appeals court decision to uphold a ban against the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a ruling by a federal appeals court upholding blockage of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement in response to a ruling by a federal court refusing to lift a ban on the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive order regarding immigration. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit Houston today to survey recent storm damage. More
May 26, 2015 -- The National Park Services today announced that trails in the Big Thicket National Preserve have been closed temporarily due to flooding. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Monday tentatively approved legislation to increase the amount of time a judge may deliberate when considering whether to exempt a minor seeking an abortion from parental notification statutes. More
May 26, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Monday issued a statement on the passage of legislation by the Senate to move the Public Integrity Unit from the Travis County Attorney's Office to the Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines reports that he has passed an amendment to HB 910 which he says will prevent "undue and unconstitutional harassment of gun owners" who are openly carrying their weapons. More
May 25, 2015 -- The Texas senate today voted 20-11 to give preliminary approval to legislation requiring permission from a parent or court before an abortion may be performed on a minor. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today applauded the Senate's passage to third reading of the Judicial Bypass bill that requires a parent's or court's approval to perform an abortion on an underage child. More
May 25, 2015 -- A five year reunion of the BAMBI (Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative) program was held recently in Houston with former and current participants present along with State Senator John Whitmire and officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the University of Texas Medical Branch. More
May 25, 2015 -- Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock will host its 10th Annual Juneteenth Family Day on June 13. More
May 25, 2015 -- Fifty 2 to 3 year old Kemp's ridley sea turtles are scheduled to be released Wednesday on Stewart Beach in Galveston. More
May 25, 2015 -- As severe weather including tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding continue across areas of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Caldwell, Cass, Collin, Dewitt, Fannin, Grayson, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Houston, Kendall, Jasper, Johnson, Newton, Nueces, Parker, San Jacinto, Walker, Wichita and Wilson counties, authorizing further mobilization of state resources to assist impacted communities. Additional counties may be added to the declaration as the situation develops. More
May 25, 2015 -- Congressman Randy Weber has posted a Memorial Day message. More
May 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature commemorating Texas fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day. More
May 23, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn applauded Friday's passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation by the Senate on Friday. More
May 23, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick congratulated the Texas Senate for the final passage of the "Open Carry" bill. More
May 23, 2015 -- The Texas Senate is off today but ill convene at 6 p.m. on Sunday as the legislative session winds to a close. More
May 22, 2015 -- A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday reported that state franchise tax revenue collections as of the annual May 15 deadline totaled $4.12 billion. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott will deliver remarks at a joint legislative session on Saturday in commemoration of Memorial Day. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick today issued a statement on a legislative accord between the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives concerning tax relief, tax reform, border security, Second Amendment issues and other legislative matters. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law Senate Bill 344, which makes online solicitation of a minor a punishable offense. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday urged drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic laws while traveling during the holidays, as flooding continues to be a concern in the state with more storms forecast for the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2015 -- Texas State University System Board of Regents on Thursday approved the purchase of O. Henry Hall in Austin from the University of Texas System. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Sixth Annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony took place Thursday at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today reported that the state has added an estimated 287,000 jobs during the past year. More
May 21, 2015 -- Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that he tried and failed to include in House Bill 1 a ban on the use of state taxpayer dollars to support the construction of a high-speed railway in Texas. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released a statement following the Texas Senate's passage of Senate Bill 531 to third reading. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday issued a statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 2065, which intends to protect religious liberty. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Leadership Conference issued a statement in response to a resolution seeking to fight foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico which passed unanimously in the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 21, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association has recognized Galveston's Dellanera Park-End of Seawall beach nourishment project on a list of five Best Restored Beaches for 2015 More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Al Cantu has issued a message in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 925, legislation establishing literacy achievement academies, into law. More
May 21, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday called for increased oversight of the Obama Administration concerning President Barack Obama's executive actions regarding immigration, which are being heard before a federal district court. More
May 20, 2015 -- Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited Van, the East Texas town that suffered extensive damage as a result of a May 10, 2015 tornado. More
May 20, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday announced a settlement regarding RadioShack’s proposed sale of its customers’ personally identifiable information in connection with the sale of RadioShack’s trademark and intellectual property. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed House Bill 32, which intends to cut more than two-and-a-half billion dollars in franchise taxes over the next two years. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Public Safety today is urging Texans to continue to monitor dangerous weather conditions as severe storms are expected to continue impacting the state this week and through the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Information Resources on Tuesday announced the launch of a new, one-page site for the state's official website, Texas.gov. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Star of the Republic Museum, which is on the Washington on the Brazos Historic Site, will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and family from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
May 20, 2015 -- The National Park Service on Tuesday announced that Wayne Prokopetz has been named superintendent of the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
May 20, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday appointed Iris Moore of Fort Worth to the State Preservation Board. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation which seeks to give 64 public universities the authority to issue more than $3 billion in bonding authority to fund capital construction projects. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Gene Wu today announced that legislation he introduced to expand and clarify the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act has been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Monday issued a statement in support of repealing mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for meat. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a multi-state settlement has been reached against two cancer charities and their operators concerning claims of deceptive practices in their solicitations for donations. More
May 19, 2015 -- Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy on Monday issued a statement regarding legislation recently passed by the Texas Legislature allowing patients with seizure conditions to access a marijuana extract. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation today issued a statement regarding the signing of House Bill 40, which clarifies regulation of oil and gas operations as being under the jurisdiction of the state, not local municipal governments. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed House Bill 40, which seeks to preempt regulation of oil and gas activity at the city level and resides that duty with the state More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding a gang-related incident involving shootings that occurred in Waco, Texas on Sunday. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday delivered the commencement address at a ceremony at the University of North Texas. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed four members and reappointed a fifth to the Lower Colorado River Authority Board of Directors. More
May 18, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve will host an exploration of the Kirby Nature Trail and Sandhill Loop Trail on Memorial Day. More
May 18, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Carol Alvarado on Friday announced that the Texas House of Representatives has passed legislation she introduced to reform the grand jury system in the state. More
May 15, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has offered an additional contract incentive to Balfour Beatty Construction to accelerate roadwork impacting the downtown Houston area. More
May 15, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday seized a Mexican fishing boat with four Mexican nationals in the waters off South Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law Senate Bill 788, "Kari's Law", which requires direct dialing of 9-1-1 from multi-line telephone systems across the state. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that Kubota Tractor and Credit Corporations will relocate their corporate headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced that he has extended deadlines for the filing and payment of state taxes for businesses in counties affected by the recent severe weather. More
May 15, 2015 -- The League of Independent Voters of Texas today called on members of the Texas Senate to reject House Bill 3298, which calls for the development of a market and conveyance network for water in Texas. More
May 15, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Thursday hosted a dinner with Nobel Laureates from Texas universities. More
May 14, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that tax cut negotiations continue between members of the Texas House of Representatives and the Senate. More
May 14, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds today announced that two bills to create municipal management districts in Missouri City have been approved by the Texas House of Representatives. More
May 14, 2015 -- Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texas families of the upcoming Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday, which will be held May 23-25. More
May 13, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, together with television network HISTORY, on Wednesday announced the launch of a partnership to raise awareness and funding to restore and preserve the Alamo. More
May 13, 2015 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation on Tuesday released a paper on the unconstitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. More
May 13, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Tuesday announced that the Texas Senate has approved legislation charging the Texas Education Agency with conducting a study on implementing an education savings account program. More
May 13, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that his office's Child Exploitation Unit arrested Ronald Eugene Lowrey of Corpus Christi on charges of possession of child pornography. More
May 12, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that seeks to close a loophole that allows some teachers accused of sexual misconduct to avoid background checks. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued an opinion regarding the right of university regents to access records in the possession of the university that a regent believes are necessary to review in order to fulfill his/her duties as a regent. More
May 12, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin applauded passage by the House of Representatives of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from issuing its “Waters of the United States” rule that gives the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate virtually all water flows in America, including ditches and farmland ponds. More
May 12, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced that the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division — along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, and the federal government — reached settlements with Sprint Corporation and Cellco Partn