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2014-04-17 08:22:47

Republican front runner in Texas Ag Commissioner Race calls on Governor Rick Perry to mobilize Texas State Guard to assist landowners on Red River STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sid Miller, front runner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, warned Texans to remain vigilant against attempts by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to seize 90,000 acres of privately owned land along the Red River. He further called on Texas Governor Rick...

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2011-04-08 12:35:00

The Texas House of Representatives approved a new speed limit law in the Lone Star State of 85 miles per hour. The new law would allow the Texas Department of Transportation to establish a speed limit not to exceed 85 miles per hour on a part of a state highway system. The proposal is a provision of a bill that would eliminate funding for an unpopular toll road project. The 85 mph speed limit would be the highest posted speed limit in the U.S. and the second-highest posted speed limit in...

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2011-03-04 16:27:02

Under a measure approved on Thursday by the Texas House of Representatives, women seeking an abortion would have to first get an ultrasounds, Reuters is reporting. Women seeking an abortion at any clinic in the state of Texas would have to get an ultrasound between 24 and 72 hours before an abortion, according to the legislation. Patients would view the sonogram, hear an explanation of the image and listen to any audible heartbeat. This first significant bill considered by the House this...

2010-08-16 13:36:00

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D., President of the Board of Managers of Southwest Texas Water Resources, LP (STWR), spoke Friday in Corpus Christi before the Board of the Nueces River Authority regarding the impact of the proposed Uvalde Water Project on surface water supplies in the Nueces River Basin. Joining Smith for the presentation was Gene Dawson, Jr., P.E., President, Pape-Dawson Engineers. The STWR presentation to the Board addresses the concerns...

2010-04-20 12:30:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amerigroup Foundation today honored state Rep. John Zerwas of Richmond, Texas, with its "Champion for Children" award, which is part of a national program recognizing outstanding public advocacy efforts by government and community leaders who help improve the health and well-being of children across the nation. Rep. Zerwas, who has four children, has been a long-time supporter of the Boys and Girls Club in Wharton, Texas, and the...

2009-07-21 10:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Hospital Association is honoring 12 of Texas' 181 state legislators with the Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute award in recognition of their accomplishments related to health care during the 81st Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. "These 12 lawmakers distinguished themselves as true heroes for health care. Through their hard work and dedication, Texas made significant strides in expanding health care coverage, addressing...

2008-09-22 21:00:27

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Association of REALTORS(R) today announced its endorsements of Texas lawmakers vying for office this November. Listed in the tables below, Chairman Randy Jeffers praised all the candidates for their dedication to Texas homeowners. "The Texas economy is one of the strongest in the country and that's due in large part to the state's enduring real estate industry," said Jeffers. "We've remained strong because Texas REALTORS(R) have...

2008-07-29 18:00:44

Texas officials, while considering an appeal of a judge's ruling on the state's bilingual education program, also say the program will be revised. A number of legislators have introduced bills to upgrade bilingual education, The Dallas Morning News reports. State Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano and head of the Education Committee, said her bill would include dropout prevention as well as better instruction. She said that elementary school programs appear to be getting results but high...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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