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With time running out, Texas Legislature still at impasse on GOP elections bill

Besides the elections bill, there has been little progress made toward restoring legislative funding that Abbott vetoed in retaliation for…

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State sales tax revenue totaled $3.4 billion in July

“July state sales tax collections again strongly surpassed both year-ago and pre-pandemic levels, with continued vigorous growth from non-retail sectors..."

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Illegal border crossings continue to spike, as do COVID cases

“Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for…

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Texas wins ninth gold shovel award for job creation and business investments

"It’s no surprise that Texas continues to lead the nation in job creation and economic expansion..."

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Hays County Sheriff & SMPD arrest blotter for July 28 & 29

Emergencies and crimes happen every single day of the year. Many crimes go unreported either by the victims or law…

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As federal eviction moratorium expires, tenants and rent advocates scramble to obtain state and local rental relief funds

With the federal moratorium on evictions ending Saturday and COVID-19 cases rising with the arrival of the highly contagious delta…

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Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee arrested for civil disobedience over voting rights bill

The Hart Senate Office Building is one of three buildings within the larger U.S. Capitol complex that houses the offices…

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U.S. attorney general blasts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest border directive and threatens a legal battle

Garland said the Department of Justice “intends to pursue all appropriate legal remedies to ensure that Texas does not interfere…

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Upcoming back to school sales tax holiday

State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks...

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DSHS to award $10 million in grants to support local vaccination efforts across Texas

“These grants will give them the resources to expand their efforts to serve hard-to-reach communities that have been seriously affected…

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