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Cities Wrestle With State Building Codes

During the 2019 Texas legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that limits a city’s regulations on construction materials. House Bill 2439 was passed June 14,…...

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More Than 11 Percent of Working Adults in Texas Lack Sufficient Food

Nearly 20 percent of all children in Texas lived in households that could not always afford enough food from 2016-2018, according to a new report…...

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Texas Second Most Popular State to Move to Study Shows

Irving — Last year 4.6 million Americas moved interstate. Of those, over half a million moved to Texas, making it the second most popular destination…...

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Texas Comptroller Transfers $3.3 Billion to State Highway, Rainy Day Funds

Austin — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he recently completed the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF;…...

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Scammers Claiming to be OAG Crime Victim Services Attempting to Defraud Texans

Austin – Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans about reported scam callers falsely claiming to be members of the OAG’s Crime Victim Services Division and…...

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Department of Transportation Announces Further Decreases in Fatalities

Washington — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released highway crash fatality data for 2018, showing a 2.4…...

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Match the Promise Scholarships Applications Open

Austin — Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans that applications now are being accepted for 2019-20 Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ awards. The foundation, in cooperation…...

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Expectations High for Archery-Only Hunting Season

Austin – The hot, dry conditions that have been gripping most of Texas could make Saturday’s archery-only white-tailed deer season opener a challenge for bowhunters,…...

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Government Partnership to Protect Consumers from Low Quality Fuels

Austin – The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) announced their offices are partnering to protect…...

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