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Texas Businesses: April 2 is Deadline for Filing Property Tax Renditions 

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds business owners that for many property types, April 2 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. Different deadlines apply in certain appraisal districts and for certain regulated property. The normal deadline is April 1, but that date falls on a Sunday this year. A rendition is a list of the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery, equipment and other property owned or managed […]

Survivors Repairing, Rebuilding and Planning for the Future Can Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists March 19-24

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications provided […]

Commissioner Miller Seeks Applicants For Annual Family Land Heritage Program Honoring Texas Farms And Ranches

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller

Application deadline is May 1 AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is proud to invite Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Family Land Heritage (FLH) program, which pays tribute to families who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years. As TDA continues this proud tradition of honoring true Lone Star pioneers, Texas families are asked to submit their applications for recognition in the […]

AG Paxton Protects Texas Property Owners in Settlement with Federal Government Over Obama-Era Land Grab   

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the federal government agreed to reconsider Obama-era rules that restrict property owners’ use of land, settling a lawsuit filed by Texas and 19 other states in November 2016. The Alabama-led lawsuit challenged federal rules that broadly expand the definition of critical habitats for endangered and threatened species. “This was nothing more than a desperate attempt at a parting gift from President Obama to radical environmentalists at the […]

AG Paxton Praises Ruling Against Waller County in Retaliatory Open Carry Lawsuit

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the First Court of Appeals of Texas after it ruled that Waller County lacks jurisdiction to sue a private citizen who complained that the county was unlawfully banning firearms from its government building. The attorney general’s office filed a brief in the case, arguing that it should be dismissed. In reversing a Waller County district court’s ruling, the Court of Appeals held that Terry Holcomb Sr. had […]

AG Paxton Asks Two More School Districts to Stop Violating Election Law

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent cease-and-desist letters to the Elgin and Galena Park Independent School Districts, asking them to stop unlawful electioneering activities that violate the Texas Education Code. The school districts used taxpayer resources to distribute messages to their staff and the public advocating for or against certain political candidates. “The Legislature has enacted laws empowering schools to encourage voting and assist students in registering to vote, but school districts violate […]

Texas Health Care Association Supports National Initiative to Advance Quality Care

Goals build on statewide quality improvements (AUSTIN) — Today, the Texas Health Care Association announced its support of the next phase of a nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality care in long term and post-acute care centers and communities. Led by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the Quality Initiative challenges both skilled nursing and assisted living providers to meet measurable targets in four areas by March, 2021. The […]

Sen. Cruz: The American People are Rightly Outraged by the Systematic Failures of Law Enforcement in Parkland

Participates in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Parkland shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, participated in today’s committee hearing titled, ‘See Something, Say Something: Oversight of the Parkland Shooting and Legislative Proposals to Improve School Safety.’ There, Sen. Cruz questioned Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, and expressed his deep concern with the systematic failure of law enforcement in preventing both the Sutherland Springs and Parkland shootings. […]

Sen. Cruz Discusses Infrastructure Proposals with Administration Officials

Questions Secretaries Ross, Chao, and Perry on 5G, Air Traffic Control modernization, and Port of Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, participated in today’s committee hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives.” There, Sen. Cruz questioned Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on reports regarding the potential nationalization of 5G, […]

Fox News Op-Ed: Sens. Cruz, Lee, Reps. Meadows, Jordan: We Must End the ObamaCare Bailout Now

In Case You Missed It… ‘If we ignore the years of promises we made to the people on ObamaCare, the voters would, quite rightly, distrust Republicans for years to come’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) authored the following op-ed for FoxNews.com urging their colleagues in Congress to stop a potential bailout of Obamacare and deliver on their promises to the American people to repeal […]