• Ed Sterling, Texas Press Association
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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 9 lauded Congress’ passage of budget legislation that contains nearly $90 billion in hurricane and wildfire disaster relief funding for Texas, Florida, California and Puerto Rico.

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The House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse, a newly created select committee composed of 13 state representatives, and the House Committee on Public Health, a standing committee consisting of 11 state representatives, have much significant work to do during 2018.  These commit…

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with …

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FRITCH TX – Visitation to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR) surpasses last year’s million plus visitors with a total of 1,329,076 visits in 2017. This is a 29.59% increase from the 1,025,613 visits in 2016 and a 59.86% increase over 2015. “Every time the lake level goes up, visit…

  • Ed Sterling, Texas Press Association
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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, spreading its destructive power.