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CenterPoint Donates $1.25 Million to Harvey Relief
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CenterPoint Donates $1.25 Million to Harvey Relief

Contributions directed to American Red Cross, City of Houston Mayor’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and United Way of Greater Houston HOUSTON, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) today announced that it is committing $1.25 million to Hurricane Harvey recovery and relief efforts. CenterPoint Energy’s contributions include a […]

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Meals and Snacks Provided for Harvey Victims
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Meals and Snacks Provided for Harvey Victims

SlimFast Provides 150,000 Meals and Snacks to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims 75,000 nutritious meals and 75,000 100-calorie snacks are headed to the Houston area to support disaster relief efforts PALM BEACH GARDENS Fla., Sept.1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With Hurricane Harvey leaving catastrophic damage to Southeast Texas and an estimated 30,000 […]

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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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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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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.44 Billion in April
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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.44 Billion in April

from Texas Comptroller State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.44 Billion in April (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.44 billion in April, 2.5 percent more than in April 2016. “The modest growth in state sales tax revenue reflects increased business spending in some […]

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Texas Leads 14-State Coalition Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Arizona’s Driver’s License
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Texas Leads 14-State Coalition Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Arizona’s Driver’s License

(from Texas Attorneys General Office) AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and 13 other states filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court to uphold Arizona’s right to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens. Rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit […]

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Governor Abbott Honors Texas Peace Officers At Memorial Ceremony
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Governor Abbott Honors Texas Peace Officers At Memorial Ceremony

from Governor Greg Abbott’s Press Office Governor Greg Abbott today honored Texas peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty at a memorial ceremony at the Texas Capitol. The Governor reminded all Texans of the debt of gratitude we owe to our peace officers for their service […]

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Agriculture Damages from Wildfire Estimated at about $21 million
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Agriculture Damages from Wildfire Estimated at about $21 million

By: Kay Ledbetter [AgriLife Today] AMARILLO – Early estimates of agricultural losses due to the recent wildfires are $21 million, but that could change as producers make final reports of their actual damages in the coming weeks, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo […]

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