Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • Ag Commissioner Staples Update on State Fair

    The State Fair of Texas is officially underway in Dallas through October 20th, and Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples fills us in on some unusual visitors this year to the Food & Fiber pavillion. You…

  • Arturo Diaz Executed Thursday Night

    Thirty-seven-year-old Arturo Diaz was executed last night in Huntsville for a murder committed 14 years ago in which the bound victim was stabbed over 90 times and robbed. It was the 13th lethal injection in…

  • Senator Cornyn Comments on U-S Debt

    Our U-S Senator from Texas, John Cornyn, delivered a quick lesson on America’s debt from the floor of the senate this week . . . . CORNDEBT9-24-13 Meanwhile, the senate voted yesterday to push forward…

  • 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…