Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • Woman Executed Wednesday At Huntsville Unit

    Thirty-eight-year-old Lisa Coleman was executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit last night for the starvation and torture death of the young son of her girlfriend. In July 2004, 9-year-old Davontae Williams was found…

  • A Look At Texas Cattle

    Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples says we have nearly 11 million head of cattle in Texas–the largest cattle herd in the nation. Staples says Santa Gertrudis is a Texas original, and so is a favorite…

  • Election Identification Certificates Available

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of…

  • Commissioner Todd Staples On Nutritional Three “E’s”

    You’ve heard of the 3 R’s associated with school. Well, now there’s the 3 E’s. Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples explains what they are . . . . Staples said, “It’s a federal program that…

  • Investors.com Praises Texas Economic Opportunity

    The Office of Governor Rick Perry reports that Investors.com this week praised Texas as a real model for economic opportunity, saying “few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as…

  • TxDOT Back to School Driving Tips

    The end of summer means millions of Texas children will soon return to school. TxDOT reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active. Following some simple tips can help Texas children…

  • FM 1375 Bridge Over I-45 To Be Closed Thursday

    On Thursday, August 14, at 8 AM, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will close the FM 1375 bridge over IH 45 near New Waverly. The IH 45 frontage roads will remain…

  • SHSU’s Crimes Victims’ Institute Issues Report On Stalking

    An estimated 1.4 million women in Texas experience stalking during their lifetimes, according to a 2010 survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But a new report from the Crime Victims’ Institute, housed…

  • Texas’ Annual Tax Holiday Is Here

    In 2014, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes today through the 10th — the state’s annual tax holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies…

  • SHSU Selects New VP For Finance And Operations

    Carlos Hernandez, who has served as acting vice president for finance and operations at Sam Houston State University since March 24, has been selected to fill the permanent position, effective Aug. 1. SHSU President Dana…