By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – In order for Texas to meet its infrastructure and public works obligations — making sure bridges don’t collapse and schools and parks are open for business — costs need to be shared fairly among taxpayers, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
Archives for April 2015
By Richard Lee Senate Media Services (Austin) The Senate passed its version of the state budget on Tuesday, approving $211 billion in state and federal funds to pay for state services over the next two years. Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, who led the Senate’s appropriation efforts, said the budget maintains the conservative philosophy […]
By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Texas workers are planning a new round of protests for higher wages on tax day.
Salado Lady Eagles lost to Boerne 4-2 in the Region Finals on April 11 at Sharyland Stadium in McAllen, just their second loss of the year, ending an historic season for the soccer team.
The Taylor Ducks took Salado to extra innings, scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth to win their district game against the Eagles, despite being outhitted by the visiting team April 10.
The Bell County Master Gardeners will host the 2015 Texas Master Gardener State Conference April 16 -18 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton Texas. Over 550 attendees have registered.
By Heather Graham-Ashley III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs FORT HOOD, Texas (April 7, 2015) — Near- and long-term changes in Army force strength, retirement and compensation were heavy on the minds of the 22 Fort Hood Soldiers, who addressed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a virtual town hall held here, […]
AUSTIN – James Lee Matley, 40, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested Wednesday in El Paso County. The Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang member was wanted for a parole violation. The arrest was the result of a tip, and a reward will be paid.
By Richard Lee (Austin) A bill that would strip the Travis County District Attorney’s Office of its authority to investigate and indict public corruption cases passed the Senate this week. The bill by Southside Place Senator Joan Huffman would give investigation authority to the Texas Rangers at the Department of Public Safety, and the […]
One in Five Texas Households Went Hungry in 2014 By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps – now known as SNAP benefits – a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows that millions of Americans still are struggling to put food […]