Category Archives: State News

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Awardee Launches on NASDAQ

AUSTIN – Another Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) grant awardee, ZS Pharma, has launched a successful initial public offering (IPO). ZS Pharma raised nearly $107 million on the NASDAQ capital market from its IPO yesterday. Other State NewsGovernor Abbott Announces Temporary Pause Of Additional Reopening PhasesJun 25, 2020Trump Authorizes Feds to Arrest Monument VandalsJun 24, 2020Governor Abbott Provides Update On […]

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Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Direct DPS to Immediately Begin Law Enforcement Surge Operations Along Texas-Mexico Border

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border. State leaders have authorized DPS to […]

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Rick Perry: ‘We Don’t Have The Resources’ To Secure Texas Border

Breitbart – Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Fox and Friends show and said Texas lacks the resources and manpower to secure the 1,200 mile Texas border with Mexico. The comment sent shock waves through a Texas grassroots discussion thread on Facebook this morning of activists who are seeking a special session call from the Governor to deal with the issue […]

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Do You Think It’s Necessary To Have A License To Braid Hair?

IJ.org – Since the advent of hair braiding more than 5,000 years ago, it has been a simple and safe practice that government has no business regulating.  African-style hair braiding uses no dyes or chemicals, and it is safe for braiders to perform and safe for the people getting their hair braided.  But in most states, if you want to braid […]

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Ethical Questions Continue To Mount On The Wendy Davis Campaign

Amid increasing scrutiny regarding legislator ethics, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis profited from government bond work as a co-bond counsel through her law firm Newby Davis PLLC, according to San Antonio press.  Breitbart.com – Just last month, Newby Davis helped float a $201.5 million bond for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and a $319 million bond for the Tarrant Regional Water District, according to […]

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Texas Takes Eighth for GDP Growth in 2013

Dallas Business Journal – Texas ranked eighth in the nation for gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2013, according U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Oil and gas contributed significantly to the state’s GDP numbers, which grew 3.7 percent between the two years. However, other industries, including electronics, Texas’ number two product category, also continued to see […]

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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from waste-water. Yes, that includes water from toilets. The plan to recycle the water became necessary after three years of extreme drought, which has also imposed some harsh restrictions on Wichita Falls residents, says Mayor Glenn Barham. “No […]

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