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Wildfire relief hay abundant at Livestock Supply Points

Wildfire relief hay abundant at Livestock Supply Points

By: Kay Ledbetter (AgriLife Today) Affected ranchers encouraged to ‘Come get it’. AMARILLO – Somebody probably needs it worse – that may be the mentality of many producers who suffered damage from wildfires and are reluctant to come get hay from three Livestock Supply Points set up on their behalf.[Read More…]

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by March 14, 2017 Texas
AG Paxton Statement on Redistricting Panel’s Decision

AG Paxton Statement on Redistricting Panel’s Decision

(from Texas Attorneys General Office) Paxton Disagrees With Fifth Circuit Ruling. AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding a federal court panel’s decision in Texas’ redistricting case:   “We respectfully disagree with the redistricting panel’s majority decision. As Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith observed in[Read More…]

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by March 13, 2017 Texas
Gov Abbott Declares State Of Disaster For Six Texas Counties

Gov Abbott Declares State Of Disaster For Six Texas Counties

(from Gov. Abbott’s Press Office) Declaration Issued and Federal Aid Sought. Following major wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster in the following counties: Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts and Wheeler. In addition to the disaster declaration, the State of Texas has asked the United[Read More…]

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by March 12, 2017 Texas
Spring Break Travelers May Opt for Unique Destinations and Trends In 2017

Spring Break Travelers May Opt for Unique Destinations and Trends In 2017

(from AAA Texas) SXSW makes Austin Top Attraction for Spring Break in Texas.  (Coppell, TX) – Travelers are always looking for unique experiences that fit their budget. This year for Spring Break experts forecast a variety of destinations and trends travelers may choose to favor this year. Spring Break is[Read More…]

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by March 10, 2017 Texas
Texas Adds 51,300 Jobs in January

Texas Adds 51,300 Jobs in January

(from Texas Workforce Commission) Lubbock’s unemployment rate is at 3.4%, well below the state’s 4.8% AUSTIN ⎯ Texas employers expanded their payrolls in January with the addition of 51,300 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.8 percent. “Texas employers and our talented workforce started[Read More…]

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by March 10, 2017 Texas
Comptroller Distributes nearly $620 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue

Comptroller Distributes nearly $620 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue

(from Texas Comptroller) States ales tax recipients up 5.8% over March 2016. (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $619.7 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 5.8 percent more than in March 2016. These allocations[Read More…]

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by March 8, 2017 Texas
Wildfires Exacting a Toll on Texas Panhandle Producers

Wildfires Exacting a Toll on Texas Panhandle Producers

By: Kay Ledbetter (AgriLife Today) Livestock Supply Points set up to accept donation, distribute supplies AMARILLO – Wind-whipped wildfires raced across the Texas Panhandle on March 6-7, leaving in their wake tragic human losses, as well as about 440,000 acres of charred land in eight counties, hundreds of miles of[Read More…]

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by March 8, 2017 Texas
Abbott Appoints Kim Hayes to Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

Abbott Appoints Kim Hayes to Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

(from Gov. Abbott’s Press Office) Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kim Hayes, Hennessey Herrera, Charles Mills, Jordan Myers, and Wayne Sneed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for terms at the pleasure of the Governor. The board advises the[Read More…]

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by March 8, 2017 Texas
Gov. Abbott Deploys Resources To Panhandle To Combat Wildfires

Gov. Abbott Deploys Resources To Panhandle To Combat Wildfires

(from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Press office) Governor Greg Abbott has activated state resources to help combat wildfires in the Texas panhandle. In support of local efforts, the Governor has deployed Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid Strike Teams to assist local first responders. Other state agencies engaged in support of local officials include the Texas Forest[Read More…]

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by March 7, 2017 Texas
State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.4 Billion in February

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.4 Billion in February

(from Texas Comptroller’s Office) State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.4 Billion in February. (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.4 billion in February, 4.4 percent more than in February 2016. “Growth in sales tax revenue was due to increased collections from most[Read More…]

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by March 2, 2017 Texas