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You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2017 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption...
(Credit: Texas Workforce Commission) The Texas economy expanded in March with the addition of 9,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent in March, up slightly from 4.9 percent in February. “Texas employers...
(Photo:Texas Department of Public Safety/ Media and Communications Office) Jose Mario Lopez, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured Monday in Winter Haven, Fla. Lopez was wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ Fotoluminate LLC) With several business leaders rallied against Senate Bill 6, also known as the bathroom bill, a new study shows Texas could lose $5.6 Billion over the next ten years if the bill becomes law. William Mellor with Angelou economics, which is...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.27 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents more than last week and 37 cents more per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas House has approved a bipartisan, $1.6 billion bill to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system. Houston Republican Rep. Dan Huberty's proposal increases annual, per-student funding about $200 to $5,350. It also raises...
The Texas House is churning through hours of proposed changes as it prepares to approve a bipartisan bill pumping $1.6 billion extra into classrooms. That's a key first step toward overhauling the state's troubled school finance system. Houston Republican Rep. Dan Huberty's...
The Texas House has voted to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, potentially voiding a local Austin ordinance that caused Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the state capital. The bill by Chris Paddle, a Republican from Marshall, brings ride-hailing...
Photo: TxDOT AUSTIN – Work zone fatalities in Texas last year increased 27 percent, resulting in 181 lost lives. Of those fatalities, 174 (96 percent) were motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. In Austin alone, there were 854 crashes, resulting in two deaths. “People often...