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1:40 pm CST - April 18, 2014

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Gov. Perry Authorizes Additional Disaster Recovery Funds for City of West


“Last year’s tragedy touched the lives of every member of the West community, and touched the hearts of all Texans. . . ” 

PerryTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West’s request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013. The grant will help West repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the blast and assist with other important projects in the affected area.  Continue Reading.

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1:37 pm CST - April 18, 2014

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Rep. Tony Dale Announces Texas Armed Service Scholarship Opportunity


tony-daleTexas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “As a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of Army ROTC, I know first-hand the value of a scholarship like this. Not only is it a great financial opportunity for local students, but the military creates leaders who not only thrive academically, but are prepared to lead our next generation of patriots,“ said State Rep. Tony Dale, announcing scholarship opportunities for eligible High School students within House District 136. Continue Reading.

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1:31 pm CST - April 18, 2014

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Texas Attorney General’s Office, Fort Worth, Arlington Law Enforcement Complete Joint Operation Cracking Down on Domestic Violence


Warrant roundup leads to arrest of 33 offenders who had outstanding family violence warrants

abbott2Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (FORT WORTH) – The Office of the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit coordinated a law enforcement operation with local, state and federal law enforcement authorities that led to the arrest of 33 fugitives with outstanding felony and misdemeanor family violence arrest warrants. Attorney General Abbott made the following statement about the warrant sweep: Continue Reading.

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1:29 pm CST - April 18, 2014

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Texas Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.5 percent


andresalcantar3All 11 major industries post positive annual growth rates

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 5.5 percent in March, down two-tenths of a percentage point from February’s rate of 5.7 percent. The unemployment rate in Texas remains well below the national rate of 6.7 percent. Continue Reading.

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1:26 pm CST - April 18, 2014

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Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham Endorses Dan Branch for Texas Attorney General


matt.binghamDan-Branch1013Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Matt Bingham, Smith County Criminal District Attorney, announced his endorsement of Dan Branch for Attorney General in the May 27th Republican Primary Runoff.   Continue Reading.

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10:13 am CST - April 17, 2014

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Gun Tracking: Cornyn Presses Holder on His Fingerprint, Biometric Ideas


Personally identifying information through a central database or registry?

Cornyn, John3bTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn has asked President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric H. Holder Jr., about the possibility of the Administration trying to track gun owners. The Texas Republican has puts the Justice Department on the spot following http://www.texasinsider.org/gun-tracking-cornyn-presses-holder-on-his-fingerprint-biometric-ideas/Holder’s testimony about new gun safety devices at an April 4th hearing about the department’s Fiscal 2015 Budget.   Continue Reading.

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10:05 am CST - April 15, 2014

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Should D’s Stick to Mudslinging to Distract Voters From Obama?


President’s languishing approval ratings point to different mid-term strategies for each party.

charlie cook political report3cBy Charlie Cook

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza created something of a stir recently with his column headlined, “2014 Senate races may be a referendum on Obama; if so, Democrats should worry.” For Republican candidates and campaigns, it will be ‘shame on them’ if they allow the focus to be put on themselves, rather than on Obama and his administration’s policies.   Continue Reading.

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11:43 am CST - April 11, 2014

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Dewhurst Leads Way on Personal Privacy Issues, Helps Data Foundry Groundbreaking


david-dewhurst2Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas – Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst helped Data Foundry, the Texas-based data center operator, break ground Thursday at a ceremony for Houston 2, the company’s newest data center in north Houston. “From their humble beginnings as one of the first Internet Service Providers in Texas, Data Foundry DataFoundryLOGO1ahas grown by leaps and bounds, attracting investment and creating jobs as they help people connect. Today, we’re marking yet another expansion of a state economy that is the envy of America.”  Continue Reading.

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11:37 am CST - April 11, 2014

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Perry Appoints 5 to STAR + Nursing Advisory Committee


Perry111313Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the STAR + PLUS Facility Advisory Committee for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Pursuant to Senate Bill 7 of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session, the committee advises the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on the implementation of the transfer of nursing facility services to the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care model.  Continue Reading.

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11:23 am CST - April 11, 2014

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Sen. Van de Putte Welcomes Wall That Heals to San Antonio


Leticia.Van.dePuteTexas Insider Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – This morning, state Senator Leticia Van de Putte (Dist. 26, Bexar County) helped welcome the Wall That Heals for a four-day stay in San Antonio. The Wall that Heals is an exhibition created by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to travel to communities across the United States. Continue Reading.

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