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AG Paxton Applauds $1.6 Billion Global Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In the agreement, MNK agrees to pay $1.6 billion in cash to a trust that will cover the costs of opioid addiction treatment and related efforts, with the potential for increased payment to the trust. MNK also […]

Sens. Cruz, Shaheen Announce Biting Sanctions Against Lebanese Officials Complicit in the Unlawful Detention and Abuse of U.S. Citizens  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced new legislation that would impose sanctions against Lebanese officials who are involved in the unlawful detainment, arrest or abuse of any United States citizen in Lebanon. The senators’ legislation – the Zero Tolerance for Unlawful Detentions of U.S. Citizens in Lebanon Act (Zero Tolerance Act) – comes in response to Lebanese officials’ refusal to free United States […]

Sen. Cruz Commends Decision to Reimpose Countermeasures Against Iran

‘Today’s decision reinforces the need to sanction Iran’s entire financial sector to protect vulnerable banks around the world’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to fully lift the suspension of countermeasures against Iran: “The catastrophic Obama Iran nuclear deal reconnected Iran to the global financial system while also flooding the Ayatollahs […]

Ways to Adjust After Moving Into a New City

Are you planning to move into a new city because of your job, for example, or chasing after a different experience? Whatever reason you might be having, you can agree that relocating is never that easy as it may appear. First, there is the annoying part that comes with having to part ways with the people in your circle. You can’t as well ignore the fear that comes with not knowing what waits on the […]

UT Tyler Recognizes More than 600 Students on Fall 2109 Dean’s List

TYLER, Texas (Feb. 19, 2020) – The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that 614 University students and 86 pharmacy students were named to the fall 2019 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed 12 or more semester hours of undergraduate college-level credit in the awarding semester with a grade point average of at least 3.75. To be considered for this recognition, a student must qualify as a […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Launches Matagorda Bay Economic and Ecological Resources Report  

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s Natural Resources program has launched the first of six installments of the Matagorda Bay Economic and Ecological Resources Report. Presented as an interactive story map, the report will synthesize economic analyses, research updates and public feedback with maps, videos and photos collected in the field to support the Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment. In 2019, the Natural Resources program partnered with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to perform a comprehensive study of Matagorda Bay. This […]

AG Paxton Leads 42 States in Support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act  

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton led a letter signed by 42 attorneys general in support of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019. The Act will prevent forum shopping during bankruptcy litigation, providing much needed protection to consumers, workers, retirees, shareholders, and small business vendors who are currently harmed by the one-sided right for corporate debtors to choose whichever court they prefer.     “It is imperative that we protect our citizens by affording them fair trails […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches 

(AUSTIN) — Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate resident tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund® before the close of the current general enrollment period on Feb. 29. “I’m encouraging Texas families and individuals to remember the upcoming deadline to prepay and lock in today’s rates for all or some future tuition at two-year and four-year Texas public […]

Sen. Cruz Discusses Efforts to Contain Coronavirus Outbreak, Expand Jobs and Opportunity with Irving-Las Colinas Chamber

Appears on Dallas’ WFAA, Chris Salcedo Show, and  San Antonio’s Joe Pags Show IRVING, Texas – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable lunch with members of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce to discuss the coronavirus outbreak as well as the booming Texas economy. Following the roundtable, Sen. Cruz visited with WFAA’s Teresa Woodard, before appearing on the Chris Salcedo Show and the Joe Pags Show. During his sit-down interview with Teresa […]

SBA | SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Businesses and Residents Affected  by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility Explosion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility explosion that occurred Jan. 24, 2020, announced Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 11, 2020. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, […]