Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • State Senator Schwertner Announces Filing of Telemedicine Bill

    Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) announces the filing of Senate Bill 1107, legislation that would provide a clear and accountable regulatory structure for the operation of telemedical services in Texas.  The term “telemedicine” generally refers to…

  • Indigent Defense Funding Issues Addressed by Commissioner Daugette During Monday Session

    In Walker County Commissioners’ Court this past week, Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette filed a report on the funding issues for indigent defense in Texas. Commissioner Daugette said the County spent $615,000 on indigent defense…

  • Senator Schwertner Works to Protect Vulnerable Texans from Abuse

    This past week, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) filed a slate of legislative proposals designed to increase the quality of care standards for seniors and other vulnerable Texans living in nursing homes and other long-term…

  • HISD Superintendent Dr. Wright Comments on A-F Ratings System

    During the 84th Session of the Texas legislature in 2015, legislators passed House Bill 2804 which changed the accountability system from assessments of Met Standard or Improvement Required to assigned A through F ratings beginning…

  • Senator Cornyn Speaks on Obamacare Repeal

    The repeal of Obamacare is a priority to the new administration. From the floor of the senate, our senator from Texas, John Cornyn, addressed the issue . . . .

  • Congressman Brady with a 114th Congress Wrap-up

    Our 8th District Congressman Kevin Brady passed along a 114th Congress wrap-up Tuesday. He says, “The last act of this congress was to fund the government through the end of April, but also includes some…

  • Texan Rex Tillerson at Top of Secretary of State List

    Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Rex Wayne Tillerson, is said to be at the top of the list for the job of Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Wikipedia reports that Tillerson…

  • Trinity ISD Van Accident

    KTRE Channel 9 in Lufkin reports that 7-year-old Journey Magness, the daughter of Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputy David Magness, died in a Trinity ISD van accident on FM 1893 Thursday morning. The van was reported…

  • Senator Schwertner Files Bill on Federal E-Verify

    Monday, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 254, legislation that would require all state contractors and subcontractors to utilize the federal E-Verify system in determining the legal work status of their employees.  E-Verify is…

  • Major Accident I-45

    At Around 8:15 this morning. The State of Texas operations center received an initial report of a road closure in Walker County.  Interstate Highway 45–all lanes, north and southbound, were closed due to a crash…