Archive for June 2nd, 2017

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.5 Billion in May
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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 […]

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Comptroller Certifies Texas’ 2018-19 Budget
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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 […]

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

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Cornyn, Hurd Veterans’ Recruitment Bill Signed Into Law
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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 […]

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

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PROJECT EXPANDING INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
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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 […]

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

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Fourth Texas Tech Student Promoted to Fulbright Finalist
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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 […]

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AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases One Cent
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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 […]

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Texas Tech Baseball’s Gingery Tabbed CB Newspaper First Team All-American
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Texas Tech Baseball’s Gingery Tabbed CB Newspaper First Team All-American

The sophomore lefty is the 13th first team honoree in program history LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball’s Steven Gingery has been named a first team All-America honoree by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the publication announced today. Gingery is the 13th first team award winner in program history and the first […]

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