Category Archives: State News

Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Holds First Public Hearing

AUSTIN – The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, under the direction of Dr. Brett P. Giroir, held its first public hearing at the State Capitol. The hearing focused on preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients – one of seven areas of concentration for the Task Force – and included invited testimony from witnesses representing […]

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Gov. Perry Tours Advanced Manufacturing Facility with Capability to Rapidly Produce Life-Saving Drugs

COLLEGE STATION – Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, one of the pioneering vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing facilities that comprise the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM). Share This ArticleFacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Bulverde Transportation Plan written by 281 toll consultant

A Transportation Forum sponsored by the City of Bulverde, the Economic Development Foundation, and the Chamber of Commerce was held at GVTC on October 16. It was a 4-hour marathon brought to you by the same consultants, HNTB, hired by the Bexar County toll authority known as the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (or RMA). Share This ArticleFacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Citizens Blitz Local Governments to Stop Private Blacklands Tollway

Opposition to the controversial private Blacklands-Northeast Gateway Toll Road from Garland to Greenville east of Dallas kicked into high gear this week when concerned citizens did a full court press to pressure remaining cities and counties to pass resolutions opposing the toll road. Seven cities had already passed resolutions prior to Tuesday. Those cities include Fate, Josephine, Lavon, Nevada, Rockwall, […]

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Both Gubernatorial Candidates Stake Out Anti-Toll Positions

Texas gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis claimed to be against more toll roads during the debates. Perhaps the recent research conducted by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) that shows Texans do not want anymore tolls made the decision to be anti-toll a little easier. What’s shocking however, is that Wendy Davis thinks she can get away with it. Share This […]

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Perry Defends In-State Tuition For Illegals

Breitbart reported that at an event today at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates. Share This ArticleFacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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TX Department of Agriculture Announces Assistance for Growers and Handlers of Organic Agricultural Products

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture announced it will receive $317,600 in federal funding to help growers and handlers of organic agricultural products defray the costs of obtaining organic certification. Grant funds will be available to help recover part of the cost of applying for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic certification. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2014. Share This […]

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Gov. Perry Sends Letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, Invites Him to Texas

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today sent the following letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following the President’s comments last week regarding Gov. Perry’s decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to disrupt criminal activity along the Texas-Mexico border. Share This ArticleFacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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