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Thu
26
Mar

House passes human trafficking, border security bills

Bills to address the illegal importation and exploitation of persons and to protect the state’s border with Mexico moved through the Texas House last week. They were the first major statewide
legislation to be approved by the body since Jan. 13, the opening day of the 140- day session. 
 
Thu
26
Mar

Bill would set standards for police body cams

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee looked at a bill Tuesday that would create a set of uniform rules for police departments using body cameras. Dallas Senator Royce West said that
Thu
19
Mar

Lawmakers seek to control elements of state spending

By ED STERLING
 
Debates over the Texas House and Senate versions of the state budget lie ahead, and movement toward setting budget controls to blend into a final, agreed-upon budget for 2016-2017 emerged in low-numbered bills filed last week.
 
Thu
12
Mar

Senate bills set stage for tax, debt relief

A trio of powerful state senators, along with Lt. Gov.
Thu
05
Mar

Senate panel passes legislation to fund state highways

The Senate Transportation Committee on Feb.
Thu
26
Feb

Governor gives lawmakers his budget priorities

On Feb. 17, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State address during a joint session of the Texas House and Senate and released his recommendations for the two-year 2016-2017 state budget.
Thu
19
Feb

Pope Francis visits

District 28 Congressman Cuellar released the following statement last week upon the announcement from Speaker John Boehner that Pope Francis will address a joint session of the US Congress on
September 24, 2015. 
 
Thu
19
Feb

Degree program for anyone

Concordia University and the Pearsall school district are teaming up to provide an opportunity to local residents to enter the teaching profession. Concordia will begin graduate and undergraduate classes in May 2015 and August 2015 that lead to a bachelor degree in early childhood education and a master degree in curriculum with initial 
Thu
12
Feb

Pudding Mixers

BY MARC ROBERTSON
 
They’re laying a new passing track on the Union Pacific Railroad between the Frio River and Dilley. They’re putting up a new crash barrier in the center median of IH-35 between Gardendale and Cotulla.
 

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