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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1991 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1991 murder of Kathy Page, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s ...

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Texas Tax Amnesty Program

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program runs from May 1, 2018, through June 29, 2018. The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will, under certain circumstances, provide delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due. Tax amnesty applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and only includes liabilities that have not been ...

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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 28-30

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, from April 28 to April 30. “The severe weather we had last year — particularly Hurricane Harvey — was a ...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Revisit Air Gun/Air Bow Rules at May Public Meeting

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has delayed until its public meeting in Lubbock on May 24 any final rulemaking on the use of air guns and air bows as legal means for taking certain game animals, game birds, alligators and furbearers.  At the meeting the Commission expects to hear further public ...

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Enforcement Investigation Finds Widespread Fraud in Crypto Offerings

The Enforcement Division of the Texas State Securities Board found widespread fraud in cryptocurrency offerings during a four-week investigation of investments tied to virtual currencies. The full results of the investigation are in the 14-page report Enforcement Report: Widespread Fraud Found in Cryptocurrency Offerings. For more information on the report, contact Robert ...

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TxDOT: Work Zone Fatalities On The Rise

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, TxDOT urges drivers to stay alert, move over or slow down In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones. In 2017, work zone ...

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TPWD Commission Approves Changes to Fishing Regulations for 2018-19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s fishing regulations that includes standardizing harvest regulations for largemouth bass to the statewide limits at 12 lakes and increasing the daily bag limit for commercial and recreational take of king mackerel from two to three. The ...

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Order Filed to Stop Cryptocurrency, Marijuana Investments

Texas residents targeted Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles on April 5 entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against a convicted felon who is offering investments in two things that usually don’t go together: a cryptocurrency trading program and a marijuana growing operation. According to the order, the Enforcement Division of ...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Hunting Regulation Changes for 2018-19

South Zone Dove Hunters to See Earliest Opener in Seven Decades by TWPD staff This fall, several changes to hunting regulations will take effect following amendments approved recently by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Among a suite of modifications include an early opener for dove season in the South ...

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TxDOT Launches ‘Heads Up, Texas’ Campaign to Curb Distracted-Driving Crashes

TxDOT partners with AT&T It Can Wait to educate Texans on statewide law, dangers of distracted driving by TxDOT staff April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years – ...

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