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Texas Comptroller: State Government Faces Significant, Long-Term Financial Challenges

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released a special edition of Fiscal Notes highlighting long-term financial obligations facing Texas state government. Prior to the 2017 legislative session, Hegar sent a letter to lawmakers outlining some of these obligations which, if left unaddressed, could negatively impact the state’s credit rating and limit ...

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Governor Proclaims March 2017 to be Women’s History Month

Proclamation by Governor Abbott Throughout our history, Americans have demonstrated incredible ingenuity and fortitude in building this great nation we call home.  Among those, women past and present have made lasting contributions. Texas women claim many firsts, like Mary Austin Holley, who wrote the first English book about Texas in ...

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TPWD Taking Comment on Proposed Hunting and Fishing Regulation Changes

Online Resources Available for Public Input, Webinar Set for Feb. 21 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations for 2017-18. Access to online resources, including details on these proposals and options to provide public comment can be ...

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Governor Appoints Nine To TRA Board Of Directors

Governor Abbott Appoints Nine To Trinity River Authority Board Of Directors Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Whitney Beckworth, Robert McFarlane, William “Will” Rodgers, Frank Steed, and Edward “Cary” Williams, III and reappointed John Jenkins, Kevin Maxwell, and Manny Rachal for terms set to expire on March 15, 2021. Governor Abbott ...

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Huntsville City Council Adopts New Strategic Plan

The Huntsville viagra sans ordonnance City Council met on January 5, 2017, to create a new strategic plan to set the course for the City for the year. The updated strategic plan is a flexible document that will be periodically reviewed for updates. The City Council established seven broad areas ...

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Voter Fraud Conviction in Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday released the following statement after a jury in Tarrant County convicted Rosa Maria Ortega, a Mexican national, of illegal voting by a non-citizen and sentenced her to eight years in prison along with a $5,000 fine: “This case shows how serious Texas is about ...

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George P Bush to Speak at Local GOP Event

The 2017 Reagan Dinner sponsored by The Republican Party of Walker County will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lowman Student Center.  Keynote Speaker will be George P. Bush, Land Commissioner. Tickets are $50/ea. and sponsorship’s are available.  Payment must be received by February 17, 2017.  For ...

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Huntsville H.O.T. Fund Partnership Grant Available

The City of Huntsville is proud to offer and enter into partnerships with prospective applicants to provide our community with rich and exciting cultural events. The 2017-18 Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Partnership Grant application is available online at www.huntsvilletexas.com. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2017. This ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

Changes to harvest regulations for bass in the Devil’s River highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff have also proposed regulation changes for lakes in Abilene and Dallas/Fort Worth and an update to reflect a recent species name change. TPWD ...

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Certificates of Obligation: A Controversial Funding Tool for Local Projects

By Liz Vela Texas state law generally requires our local governments to seek voters’ approval before issuing debt that will be repaid from tax revenues. And every year, in May and November, voters across the state are asked to approve new bond debt for the construction of city and county ...

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