Statewide

DPS reminds Texans of dangers of leaving children in vehicles
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans about the dangerous potential for vehicular heatstroke in summer months when a child is left alone in a...
DPS Ramps Up Traffic Enforcement For Fourth of July Holiday
TYLER— The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct two traffic operations simultaneously this week to help keep drivers safe over the Fourth of July holiday....
Texans for Healthcare Access applauds new law modernizing nurse...
AUSTIN – Texans for Healthcare Access today applauded Texas lawmakers for passing HB 278 by Rep. Tom Oliverson, MD, which allows nurse practitioners and their delegating...
More than $23.3M in grants awarded to 102 veteran programs
AUSTIN – On May 8, 2019, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) approved grant awards supporting 102 veterans assistance programs totaling $23,340,000...

THLN to hold "Advocacy Day' across Texas
Members and allies passionate about the welfare of Texas animals will come together to advocate for commonsense, humane legislation before the state legislature AUSTIN...
Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 27-29
With the potential for severe weather approaching, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax...
VLB votes to raise home loan limits for Texas veterans
Last week, Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairman George P. Bush announced that the Texas Veterans Land board unanimously voted to raise the VLB home loan limit from its...
Gooden appointed to House Financial Services Committee
Last week Republican leaders appointed Congressman Lance Gooden to the House Financial Services Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over the housing and financial...
Preliminary results are coming in for Election night 2018
U. S. Senator Ted Cruz - Incumbent REP 11,621 82.65% Beto O'Rourke DEM 2,386 16.97% Neal M. Dikeman LIB ...
Sales tax holiday for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR products set...
Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR sales tax...
Governor Abbott visits Nacogdoches for Lone Star Legislative Summit
The SFA campus was abuzz with energy on Friday when over 400 guests joined elected officials from various districts, business leaders, forward thinkers and community...
Texas Adds 240,500 Jobs Over the Year
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 240,500...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: liquor laws, Lone Star Legislative Summit
On April 21, 1836, Texans fought and won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. After this victory, Texas became fully independent from Mexico. While the...
Excitement Filled NRG Stadium During the 2018 Houston Livestock...
Cheers erupted from the crowd in NRG Stadium when the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Steers were selected for the 2018 Houston...

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.6 Billion in February
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said on March 2, that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.61 billion in February, 8.6 percent more than in February 2017. “Increased sales...