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4:22 pm CST - May 27, 2016

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Encourages Families to Start Saving for Higher Education on “529 College Savings Day”

Glenn.Hagar1Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – With “529 College Savings Day” set for May 29, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar wants to remind families about the importance of saving for their children’s higher education expenses through college savings plans known as “529 plans” as authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. Continue Reading.

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4:21 pm CST - May 27, 2016

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Syndicated radio show “Texas Home Improvement with Jim Dutton” Presents Injured Houston Police Officer, Ramiro Garcia, and Family

Fully renovated home that they will be seeing for the first time.

officer.ramirezTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas–(Houston, Texas) – At approximately 10:30am, the state’s largest Home Improvement radio show, Texas Home Improvement with Jim Dutton, will present to Ramiro Garcia’s family their home with over $90,000 worth of renovations as part of the Overhaul For A Hero program created by the radio show. Continue Reading.

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4:20 pm CST - May 27, 2016

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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for March 2016

rrc-logo3bTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Production for March 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 77,702,710 barrels of crude oil and 638,377,189 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. Continue Reading.

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4:20 pm CST - May 27, 2016

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Senator Menéndez Denounces Racist Textbook

Jose-menendezTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (San Antonio, TX) — State Senator José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) finds flaws and serious racial prejudice in the proposed Mexican-American Studies textbook titled Mexican American Heritage. The textbook is currently being vetted by the Texas State Board of Education. Continue Reading.

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8:34 am CST - May 27, 2016

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Resolving the Encryption Debate? Bet on Innovation

Create growth, while protecting individual privacy & public safety

cyber-NSA-internet-security-snowden5eBy Jim Pflaging

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent debate over the scope and role of encryption highlights the tension around law enforcement’s efforts to preserve public safety and respect individual privacy. The high-profile dispute between Apple and the FBI encapsulates this debate, seemingly pitting law enforcement against Silicon Valley. It need not be that way.    Continue Reading.

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8:13 am CST - May 27, 2016

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MILLS: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Argument On Clean Power Plan

Industry Cautiously Watches Oil Prices Inch Higher

Alex Mills Texas Alliance of Energy Producers3cBy Alex Mills

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an unusual move that will bypass the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The court’s move is another twist in a case that has defied the traditional legal track. The issue has to be of extreme importance for the Supreme Court to take this unusual step.    Continue Reading.

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11:46 am CST - May 26, 2016

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PAXTON: Texas Leads Fight Against Trans-Gender Bathroom, Locker Room Rules

11 States Take Action to Block Enforcement of Lawless Obama Administration Directives

ken.paxton.agTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — The Texas Attorney General today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies and officials, which are now issuing directives requiring Texas public schools open up all intimate areas (restrooms, locker rooms, etc.) to both sexes. The State of Texas’s lawsuit also defends a local school district whose policies are at odds with the Obama Administration directive. Continue Reading.

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11:45 am CST - May 26, 2016

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Dan Patrick: On AG Paxton’s Transgender Policies Lawsuit

‘I strongly support Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal action today to sue the Obama administration to stop this outrageous federal overreach.’

dan-patrickTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — It is clear that the Obama administration is trying to force an ill-advised, eleventh-hour bathroom edict on Texas and all American schools that ignores both common sense and common decency. Obama’s bathroom policy, which applies to grades K-12, creates a problem where none existed. It will disrupt schools across Texas, creating potentially embarrassing and unsafe situations for girls who would be forced, under his order, to share bathrooms, locker rooms and showers with boys. Continue Reading.

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11:44 am CST - May 26, 2016

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 Susan Combs Funds Texas Smart Schools Initiative

Big Data platform helps parents, teachers and legislators identify top performing schools

susan-combs11cTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — Today, Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the launch of the Texas Smart Schools Initiative, a data integration platform that empowers Texas parents and educators to identify schools that are getting the “best bang for the buck” when it comes to spending and student performance. With expenses underwritten by funds remaining from Combs’ various political campaigns, the data is offered to all, free of charge. Continue Reading.

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11:34 am CST - May 26, 2016

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State Rep. Tony Dale Named Best Elected Official – 2016 Hill Country News Reader Poll

tony-daleTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN,Texas — The readers of the Hill Country News recently voted to name State Representative Tony Dale as the Best Elected Official for 2016.  This marks the third time Rep. Dale was selected for this honor.  Continue Reading.

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