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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...
Houston State Representative Sylvester Turner says he's gotten reports of students washing their clothes and showering in schools and sleeping in store parking lots. His bill calls for a study to be done to identify them and “… to determine what their needs are, whether or...
Drug-resistant bacteria affect millions of Americans and many die as a result, but an Austin doctor says a new antibiotic has been discovered and could be a game-changer. But as KLBJ's Perry Watson explains, the new discovery has a down side. Dr. Metzger also notes that if the...
HHS, formerly known as Hospital Housekeeping Systems, is relocating its downtown Austin headquarters to Dripping Springs. John Stokes, VP of Marketing, says it makes good business sense. “We decided that we‘ve outgrown two office spaces here over the last five years. We’ve been...