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Perry Watson

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State Representative James White from the East Texas town of Woodville says his bill would make things a lot tougher on those involved in human trafficking, especially when it leads to the deaths of innocent victims. “In the course of being involved of human trafficking, if...
A Central Texas doctor has a message for local residents about a national problem, one that claims thousands of American lives each year. The seminar will be held in the Learning Center at Seton Medical Center Williamson, 201 Seton Parkway in Round Rock. Free parking is...
As they've done in past legislative sessions, Texas doctors are descending on the State Capitol this week to bend the ears of state lawmakers about issues they'd like to see addressed. Dr. Curran says many Texans have little access to medical care and when they get access, they...
Cedar Park State Representative Tony Dale says it seems like the problem started last summer when Xerox became the new vendor for the Tx Tag program. He says what's happened since then is unacceptable. “It seems like instead of sending one bill for customers for tolls, it...
The senior senator from Texas is actually one of the chief sponsors of legislation that passed the Judiciary Committee last year that would provide reforms that focus on the back end of prison time “…where people who are evaluated as low-risk are put in less restrictive...
The measure filed by State Representative Jose Menendez from San Antonio would protect credit card holders and would require retailers to see the ID of a customer making an in-store credit card purchase. He says because no identification is currently required, a lost or stolen...
State Representative Donna Howard from Austin says the contributions not being used for personal use, but there's no restriction on using it for lobbying. “All this is doing is saying, that, at least for the first two years after you leave office, you may not use these...
(from Governor's Press Office) Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal to eliminate the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) and use the ETF’s unexpended balances to establish the Governor’s University Research Initiative. Under Governor Abbott’s proposal, the Governor’s...
This year's organizers of SXSW are anticipating a 25 percent decrease in the number of temporary permits issued. Bill Manno, Corporate Special Events Program Manager for the City of Austin, says “That does not affect events that are within brick-and-mortars, like clubs or...