Archive for June 2nd, 2017

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.5 Billion in May

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.5 Billion in May

from Texas Comptroller (AUSTIN) —Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.5 billion in May, 4 percent more than in May 2016. “State sales tax collections in May indicate a Texas economy expanding at a moderate pace,” Hegar said. “Growth in sales tax revenue occurred[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Texas
Comptroller Certifies Texas’ 2018-19 Budget

Comptroller Certifies Texas’ 2018-19 Budget

(from Texas Comptroller) Statement from Texas’ Comptroller Glenn Hegar The 2017 regular session of the Texas Legislature was contentious and occasionally chaotic — but then, they often are. As a former legislator myself, I know how hard preparing the state’s biennial budget can be, and how thankless the job can[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Texas
No. 5 Texas Tech Baseball Wins Regional Opener Over Delaware, 5-2

No. 5 Texas Tech Baseball Wins Regional Opener Over Delaware, 5-2

from Texas Tech The Red Raiders will take on the winner of Arizona/Sam Houston State on Saturday at 6 p.m. LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 5 Texas Tech baseball team opened postseason play with a 5-2 victory over Delaware in the first game of the 2017 NCAA Lubbock Regional on[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Sports
Cornyn, Hurd Veterans’ Recruitment Bill Signed Into Law

Cornyn, Hurd Veterans’ Recruitment Bill Signed Into Law

from John Cornyn’s Press Office American Law Enforcement Heroes Act Incentivizes State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Military Veterans WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) released the following statements after their bipartisan legislation, the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, was signed[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Texas
LUBBOCK ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER TO HOST DINNER AND DANCE

LUBBOCK ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER TO HOST DINNER AND DANCE

from City of Lubbock Put on your cowboy boots and western frills and join the Lubbock Adult Activity Center as they host the Denim and Lace Dinner and Dance on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 6:00-9:30 p.m. It will be a great night of fun and dancing to live country[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Community News
AG Paxton Applauds Signing of Texas’ Voter ID Bill, Notifies District Court of Law’s Passage

AG Paxton Applauds Signing of Texas’ Voter ID Bill, Notifies District Court of Law’s Passage

from Texas Attorney General’s Office AUSTIN – Last night, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an advisory with a district court judge in Corpus Christi after Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 5 into law earlier this week. Senate Bill 5 includes changes to Texas’ voter ID law ordered by the[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Texas
PROJECT EXPANDING INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

PROJECT EXPANDING INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

LUBBOCK — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin work on a $691,771 project that will expand the Lubbock District’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) by adding six Dynamic Message Boards (DMS) to the network. Work to install DMS along I-27 in Hale and Swisher counties, US 60[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Community News
LIGO Collaboration, Including Two Texas Tech Scientists, Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

LIGO Collaboration, Including Two Texas Tech Scientists, Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

The results confirm a new population of black holes. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As in the first two detections, the waves were generated when two[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Texas Tech
Fourth Texas Tech Student Promoted to Fulbright Finalist

Fourth Texas Tech Student Promoted to Fulbright Finalist

(from Texas Tech) Gretchen Williams will travel to Spain to research the history of the Calé people in the 16th Century. A fourth Texas Tech student was promoted to a finalist for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Gretchen Williams, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History, was originally named[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Texas Tech
AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases One Cent

AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases One Cent

AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases One Cent (Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.20 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent more than last week and nine cents more per[Read More…]

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by June 2, 2017 Community News