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Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces New Commissioner Appointments

Austin, TX – The Office of the Governor has announced new appointments to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, effective immediately. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Martha Wong as Chair of the Commission; Commissioner David C. Garza has been reappointed, with a term to expire in September 2025; and Bradley S. “Brad” Tegeler has been newly appointed, with a term to expire September 2025. “I want to thank Governor Abbot for his confidence […]

Olson & Tonko Applaud Hearing on Bipartisan Bill to Phase Down Use of HFCs

Washington, DC — Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Chairman of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Paul Tonko (D-NY) held a hearing on their bill H.R. 5544, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership (AIM) Act, bipartisan legislation that would phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), coolants primarily used in air conditioning and refrigerators, in favor of more environmentally sound alternatives supported by the manufacturing industry. The bill will provide a responsible phase down of HFCs and […]

AG Paxton: Settlement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund Ensures Donors Receive Necessary Information About Their Contributions

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton joined 23 states in an agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc. (PPGF), the charitable arm of PayPal, to ensure donors are given clear information and disclosures on where their money goes when making charitable contributions through the company’s online platform. Previously, PPGF aggregated and distributed funds to the donors’ chosen charities without collecting fees; however, charities that maintained a PayPal account received contributions more quickly than others. PPGF did not disclose this fact to donors. […]

Sen. Cruz: In the Senate Trial, President Trump Will Be Acquitted  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on The Constitution, today appeared on Fox News’ ‘America’s Newsroom’ with Bill Hemmer and the Hugh Hewitt show to discuss his expectations for the Senate’s impeachment trial. Excerpts of the interviews are below. When asked about the Senate’s impeachment trial, Sen. Cruz said: “I think at the end of this process, these Articles of Impeachment are going to be thrown out. And […]

Sen. Cruz: Decisive Action and Bravery Saved Many Lives at West Freeway Church of Christ

Sen. Cruz with Jack Wilson and his wife, his son-in-law, and his grandson.

Attends worship service, meets heroic congregants who stopped shooter North Texas – On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a worship service at the West Freeway Church of Christ. Still photos and video of Sen. Cruz’s visit are below. “Two weeks ago, the men and women of West Freeway Church of Christ faced horrific evil and heart-wrenching loss,” Sen. Cruz said. “I was honored and blessed to worship with them on Sunday. They’ve inspired […]

Cornyn, Jackson Lee Bill to Study Emancipation Trail from Galveston to Houston Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) released the following statements after the Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act passed the Senate.  This legislation, introduced by Sen. Cornyn in the Senate and by Rep. Jackson Lee in the House, provides for the study of the Emancipation National Historic Trail, a 51-mile route from the former Osterman Building and Reedy Chapel in Galveston to Freedmen’s Town and Emancipation Park in Houston. “When Major […]

Sen. Cruz Provides a Lookahead for Senate Impeachment Trial on Lone Star Politics

“We’re also going to give the president a full and fair opportunity to defend himself” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, on Sunday appeared on NBC-Dallas-Fort Worth’s ‘Lone Star Politics’ with Julie Fine and Gromer Jeffers to discuss what Texans can expect as the Senate prepares to receive the House Democrats’ Articles of Impeachment. On what the American people should expect the Senate impeachment trial for […]

Cornyn: Bethel’s Global Reach, Inc. to Receive $625K Federal Grant to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Houston

WASHINGTON – Bethel’s Global Reach, Inc. will receive $625,000 in federal grants over five years to promote a drug-free community in Houston, U.S. Senator John Cornyn highlighted today. The funding comes from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities Support Program, which was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 and seeks to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance abuse.  ONDCP announced this grant on October 30, 2019. “When it comes […]

Are you a time saver or a time waster?

America, a nation of time-saving fanatics. American, a nation of time-wasting freaks. In the days of old, consumers visited the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. They chatted, gossiped, and shared community news. Timeworn traditions turned into trends to save time as busyness bombarded us from sunrise to sunset because of progress. And you can’t stop progress. The telegraph, the telephone, the cell phone. The radio, the television, the internet. Feet, horses, wagons. Bicycles, trains, […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Partners with University of Houston – Clear Lake to Perform Western Chicken Turtle Surveys

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s Natural Resources program has contracted with the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL) to conduct range-wide surveys in East Texas for the western chicken turtle. The partnership will inform an upcoming Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing decision for the species and develop information that local resource managers can use to sustain economic development while conserving natural resources. The historic range of the western chicken turtle includes wetlands across East Texas, […]