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The Texas Senate unanimously approved a $308 billion two-year budget last week, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The next step is to reconcile that budget with one passed earlier by the Texas House.

AUSTIN – Texas Rangers arrested 68-year-old Larry Allen West on April 13, 2023, in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Carol Joyce Deleon, a 42-year-old cold case. West was apprehended at his San Antonio residence after advanced DNA testing linked him to the case under the state’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) program, funded by the Department of Justice/Bureau of Justice Assistance (DOJ/BJA).

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the webinar “Wild Pigs in Texas” on May 4 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The webinar is part of an ongoing Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, RWFM, Stewardship Series.

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, and four convicted sex offenders, shortly after they illegally entered the United States.

Texas set new records in March 2023, achieving its largest civilian labor force and highest number of employed people in state history. The seasonally adjusted civilian labor force grew by 78,800 to reach a record 14,898,100 individuals, while the unemployment rate remained stable at 4.0 percent.

When Summer Xia drove to Florida for her first long-distance trip in a 2022 Tesla Model Y long range, she made sure to plan for charging the electric vehicle along the way. Tesla’s website calculated her planned route at 1,164 miles and told her there would be 10 Tesla Supercharger stations on the way.

The Texas House passed a bill promising $17 billion in tax relief, a measure that is at odds with the Senate’s tax break plan, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The House bill would lower by half a home’s cap on appraisal increases.

April marks Safe Digging Month in Texas, which serves as a reminder to residents and businesses about the importance of calling 811 before digging to prevent damage to underground utilities and …

Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized over 3.1 million lethal doses of fentanyl, weighing approximately 14 pounds, during a single Operation Lone Star (OLS) traffic stop in Mission.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is urging all drivers to stay vigilant in work zones as National Work Zone Awareness Week begins. After a year in which fewer people were killed in work …

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member and a registered sex offender, shortly after they illegally entered the United States.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on Thursday, April 6th, approved rule changes reducing the number of days an electric service provider has to respond to consumer complaints filed with the PUCT. Effective September 1, 2023, electric service providers must respond within 15 days.

Few things are as miserable – or as expensive – as a broken air conditioning system that could have been prevented by regular maintenance. Springtime is the perfect time to hire a licensed air conditioning contractor to assess any mechanical issues in your system.

The award-winning Historic Alpine Ghost Tours are back April 13-15. Now in the fourth season, the historic walking tours are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will include a “spooky cocktail” courtesy of Reata Alpine.

You get a call. There’s a panicked voice on the line. It’s your grandson. He says he’s in deep trouble — he wrecked the car and landed in jail. But you can help by sending money. You take a deep breath and think. You’ve heard about grandparent scams. But darn, it sounds just like him. How could it be a scam? Voice cloning, that’s how.

AUSTIN – On March 21, 2023, Travis County District Court Judge Maria Cantú Hexsel issued a Temporary Injunction prohibiting Leah Hernandez from practicing midwifery without a license and …

AUSTIN- The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed this week the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a striped skunk recovered from Carson County. This is the …

The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health advisory notifying health care providers of reports that an animal tranquilizer called xylazine has been found mixed with illegal …

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for a record-shattering 11th consecutive year and 19th win overall—records unmatched by any other state.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas today announced grant opportunities for partners to receive funding through its Texas Partners for Conservation Program.

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