Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • Robert Gene Garza Scheduled for Execution Tonight

    Thirty-year-old Robert Gene Garza is set for execution by lethal injection in Huntsville this evening. The South Texas gang member was convicted of two counts of capital murder for the 2002 slayings of four women…

  • Ag Commissioner Staples Comments on the GROW Award

    Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples says, “A recent study shows that the number of agriculture jobs will continue to increase substantially over the next few years.” He wants Texas youth to become involved in agriculture.…

  • Texas State Fair Begins September 27th

    The great State Fair of Texas kicks off later this month on Friday, September 27th, and runs through Sunday, October 20th in Fair Park in Dallas. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says there’ll be the…

  • AFSCME & Civil Rights Project Press Conference in Austin Today

    Local AFSCME correctional employees union President Lance Lowry has informed us that this morning at 10 AFSCME Correctional Employees and the Texas Civil Rights Project will hold a joint press conference in Austin. The press…

  • TEA Using New Accountability System

    Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released ratings using a new accountability system. Over 92 percent of school districts and almost 85 percent of the Lone Star State’s schools have met Texas’ minimum education standards. The…

  • Go-Texan Scholarships Awarded

    The Area Go Texan Scholarship committee, by way of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, has awarded three students in Walker County with scholarships. New Waverly High School graduate Mitch McMillian received a $2,000 scholarship,…

  • Photo I-D Now Required for Voting in Texas

    Walker County Election Officer, Diana McRae, reminds voters that photo identification will now be required for voting in person. A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at…

  • TDCJ Running Out of Pentobarbital

    TDCJ says it will run out of pentobarbital, the drug used in lethal injections to carry out Texas’ death penalty, next month. TDCJ Public Information Officer Jason Clark says alternative drugs and sources are being…

  • Douglas Feldman Executed Wednesday Night

    Fifty-five-year-old Douglas Feldman was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville last night for the shooting deaths in the Dallas area 15 years ago of two truck drivers–Robert Everett and Nicolas Velasquez. The two men’s deaths…

  • Senator Ted Cruz Questions FBI Director Nominee Comey

    This week during a U-S Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, several senators, among them Ted Cruz from Texas, vetted FBI Director Nominee James B. Comey, Jr. Senator Cruz expressed his concern with the lack of follow-up…