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Coryell County OKs budget, 1-cent sales property increase

GATESVILLE — There were no surprises as Coryell County commissioners on Tuesday took final action on taxing and spending for the coming year.County leaders unanimously approved a 2014 property tax rate of 45.92 cents per $100 valuation — a 1-cent increase ... [Published Killeen Daily Herald - 2 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

GSA appoints new vice president

Brian Wilkey, Graduate Student Assembly president, appointed architecture graduate student Vance Roper as the organization’s vice president Tuesday after having the seat vacant since August.On Aug. 21, David Villarreal stepped down as GSA president, making ... [Published Daily Texan - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Forest Service donates $43.2 million

The Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, will receive an additional $43.2 million dollars from the Texas A&M Forest Service.The Texas A&M Forest Service is a state-run agency created in 1915 with the mission of protecting the ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Planned Parenthood Hidalgo Changes Name, Affiliation

Five Hidalgo County womens' healthcare clinics have cut ties with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, The Texas Tribune reports, effective today.The Texas Legislature barred Planned Parenthood affiliates from participating in state health programs ... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Texas Nursing Homes Worst in Nation

51st place: that's the Lone Star State's ranking in the 2014 edition of the Nursing Home Report Card put out by Families for Better Care. The report ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and looked at eight federal measures to gauge nursing ... [Published KAUZ - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

School Choice Advocates Hope to See Tax Credit Scholarship Bill in 2015 Lege Session

AUSTIN, Texas -- The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature is  scheduled to begin on January 13, 2015 , and one of the expected hot topics is school choice. As part of our ongoing  #84LegePreview  series, Breitbart Texas took a look at a program popular ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Return of the hamburger festival next Saturday

After a lapse of a few years, the Uncle Fletch Hamburger Festival will fire up again on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Henderson County Courthouse square.The burger celebration has been an on-again off-again affair since the first one in 1982. ... [Published Athens Daily Review - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Early college high schools growing

Join The DiscussionSeptember 6, 2014The renovation, to be completed by the holidays, will include an event space at Crockett Square.read more >September 8, 2014St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal ... [Published Fort Worth Business Press - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Van de Putte Calls For Higher Minimum Wage

Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, advocated for a higher minimum wage in Texas. In her remarks, Van de Putte said she was unsure whether increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour from the current requirement of $7.25 ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Contest targets exposing Texas government waste

While sensible economic and business regulatory policies have spared Texas from the grief past years have brought other areas, the Lone Star State is not without its challenges. Local government debt is a serious affront to taxpayers as also is government ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Over $10 Million in Attorney’s Fees Awarded by Judge in School Finance Lawsuit

HOUSTON, Texas -- The state judge in Austin, Texas hearing the school finance case has awarded plaintiffs approximately $10 million dollars in attorney’s fees. The award could be even higher depending on what kind of appeal is brought by the State. ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Some laws passed last year have just now gone into effect

Some of the work done by the Texas Legislature in the last session did not go into effect until the beginning of September and one more will take effect Nov. 1.House Bill 5 amended the Education Code in several parts. The bill made a large number of changes. ... [Published Dayton News - Sep 11 2014]

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...Capitol Inside Editor, Mike Hailey, states "As far as the bigger long-term picture goes in a state that's experiencing explosive Latino growth, Villalba is one of several aspiring political players who might have a chance eventually to make history as the first Hispanic governor of Texas." Rep. Villalba has also shown leadership in the Texas Legislature on a variety of issues...
...2011 fire season was an exceptional year for drought and wildfire so we requested a large amount of money to help cover those costs," Jackson said. "Once everything was calculated and all of our costs were settled and we used those federal dollars to pay for them, we had that extra $43.2 million left over to give back to the state."
"Really, this is a shameful report for Governor Perry, the Texas Legislature, and for nursing home operators and owners who live in Texas" said Brian Lee, the Executive Director of Families for Better Care
...Claudia Ordaz, who was not on council when the original ordinance was passed. "I hope that municipalities in the county take the initiative to limit their presence out there as well." Advertisement Payday loans are small cash advances, usually with a two-week or month-long loan term and high interest rates and fees...

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Upshur County employees to see pay hike in October [Published News-Journal - 1 hour ago]
Coryell County OKs budget, 1-cent sales propert... [Published Killeen Daily Herald - 2 hours ago]
GSA appoints new vice president [Published Daily Texan - 6 hours ago]
Lt. Governor Race: the 'Luchadora' vs. the Tea ... [Published San Antonio Current - 6 hours ago]
State Rep. Villalba to speak on future of GOP i... [Published ConnectAmarillo.com - 17 hours ago]
Forest Service donates $43.2 million [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
Texas Nursing Homes Worst in Nation [Published KAUZ - Sep 16 2014]
Baylor President Starr to Discuss Federalist Pa... [Published Baylor University Magazine - Sep 16 2014]
Planned Parenthood Hidalgo Changes Name, Affili... [Published McAllen Monitor - Sep 15 2014]
City of El Paso may place new restrictions on p... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Sep 15 2014]
Regents to discuss House transparency committee... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 15 2014]
Porter Voices Concerns Over Texas Pipelines [Published Marine Link - Sep 14 2014]
Timeline of Tim Cole conviction, exoneration [Published Lubbock Online - Sep 14 2014]
School Choice Advocates Hope to See Tax Credit ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 13 2014]
Return of the hamburger festival next Saturday [Published Athens Daily Review - Sep 13 2014]
Voter ID trial testimony ends [Published Off the Kuff - Sep 13 2014]
Early college high schools growing [Published Fort Worth Business Press - Sep 13 2014]
Van de Putte Calls For Higher Minimum Wage [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 13 2014]
Van de Putte Calls For Higher Minimum Wage [Published The Texas Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
Contest targets exposing Texas government waste [Published Examiner.com - Sep 13 2014]
Updated: Tech unveils plaque dedicated to forme... [Published Lubbock Online - Sep 12 2014]
Commentary Mobile [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 12 2014]
Texas A&M Forest Service to Return $43.2 Millio... [Published Big Country - Sep 12 2014]
Over $10 Million in Attorney’s Fees Awarded by ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 12 2014]
Davis’ stories of abortions meant to help her c... [Published Daily Texan - Sep 12 2014]
Activist Says There is Never a Bad Reason to Ha... [Published LifeNews.com - Sep 11 2014]
Shut Down Texas Windstorm Plan? [Published Insurance Journal - Sep 11 2014]
Some laws passed last year have just now gone i... [Published Dayton News - Sep 11 2014]
Nominations open for 2015, 2016 Texas State Art... [Published News-Journal - Sep 11 2014]
School notes briefs for Pflugerville [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 11 2014]
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School Choice Advocates Hope to See Tax Credit ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 13 2014]
AUSTIN, Texas -- The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature is  scheduled to begin on January 13, 2015 , and one of the expected hot topics is school choice. As part of our ongoing  #84LegePreview  series, Breitbart Texas took a look at a program popular ...
Voter ID trial testimony ends [Published Off the Kuff - Sep 13 2014]
The state of Texas put on its case in the voter ID trial. Still the only voter ID anyone should need Lawyers from the Texas attorney general’s office presented witnesses Wednesday in federal court defending the state voter ID law as necessary ...
Over $10 Million in Attorney’s Fees Awarded by ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 12 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- The state judge in Austin, Texas hearing the school finance case has awarded plaintiffs approximately $10 million dollars in attorney’s fees. The award could be even higher depending on what kind of appeal is brought by the State. ...
Texas is Paying Billions for Other States' Medi... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Sep 09 2014]
Expanding Medicaid is one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but thanks to Rick Perry, it's not being done in Texas. We've written extensively about the deleterious effects of refusing to expand Medicaid, from the 1 million people left ...
Potential Reforms To Anti-Truancy Laws, Rules F... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 07 2014]
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texas looks forward to the 84th Legislative Session, scheduled to begin on January 13, 2015 , part of the preparations include “interim charges” released by the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House to study topics that ...
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