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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
AUSTIN — State Comptroller Susan Combs on Jan. 14 released “Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution,” a study of water issues Texas faces, and a set of recommendations. “Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries and there is no reason to expect that basic pattern to change,” Combs said in bringing attention to the report.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
San Saba Texas will host the San Saba County Quilt Show on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at various downtown locations. The 2014 theme is Texas, Our Texas and will showcase quilts from the following categories: theme, antique, contemporary, wall hanging and art quilts. Entry forms can be downloaded from the San Saba Chamber of Commerce web site, Facebook, through the City of San Saba, or sansabaquiltshow.blogspot.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Winter’s low temperatures and dormant yards may lull many people in the Colorado River basin into believing that the devastating drought that has gripped our region in recent years has eased. But those who live along lakes Travis or Buchanan -- or who rely on the river to make a living – know that the drought remains in full force. The total combined storage of those two lakes, the region’s primary water supply reservoirs, hovers just above one-third full. The LCRA Board is aggressively ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Every day, Texas senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here’s your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service® program. Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT), a non-profit land conservation group headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, announced today that Martha Zeiher has been named its first executive director, effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Zeiher will coordinate the land trust’s activities in its 19-county area of interest by working with landowners to preserve their property through land easements. “Since achieving accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in February of last year, we ar ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
AUSTIN — U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a letter dated Jan. 2 from 10 state attorneys general, expressing concern over recent action related to the enforcement of the federal Affordable Care Act. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott signed the letter along with 10 other state attorneys general who united in claiming the federal Health & Human Services agency has proposed changes “that both compound illegal executive action and fail to protect the privacy of ...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Dec. 20 delivered charges for the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services to tackle before the 2015 Texas Legislature convenes. Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, ordered the panel of nine senators to study what is being done by the state to enhance the health of Texas women.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 27, 2013
AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 19 announced the appointment of Nandita Berry of Houston as the 109th Texas Secretary of State, effective Jan. 7, 2014. She succeeds John Steen, who was appointed by Perry in November 2012. As secretary of state, Berry will serve as the state’s chief elections officer, the governor’s liaison on border and Mexican affairs and Texas’ chief protocol officer for state and international matters.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
AUSTIN — Texas will have some $98.9 billion in general revenue for state budget makers to work with in the 2014-2015 biennium, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ revenue estimate. Combs delivered the estimate to Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, House Speaker Joe Straus and every member of the state House and Senate on Dec.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Fifteen people were arrested in Burnet County on Wednesday morning, following an investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization lasting more than six months, and involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The investigation began in May of 2013 by the DPS’ Criminal Investigation Division. It culminated in search warrants being issued on two Burnet County properties.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Magical musical delights await you at the Mid-Texas Symphony’s 36th Concert Season presentation of “Out of This World – Heavenly Holidays” on December 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the Jackson Auditorium of Texas Lutheran University. Come celebrate the holiday season with Music Director David Mairs, as he leads the Symphony and local, young, all-star musical talents such as Soprano Ashly Neumann, the Community Music Academy Youth Choir, the Hill Country Youth Chorus, and the Seguin Area Children ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
AUSTIN — Following the death of Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5, Gov. Rick Perry and other elected officials released statements in honor of the former president of South Africa whose message of racial reconciliation and leading role in breaking down apartheid in that country are acknowledged globally. Perry said: “Through his valiant struggle against the injustices of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became a symbol of what one person can do to change the world.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air ambulance company in the United States, has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). The prestigious accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS’ history and is the largest medical transport program un ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
AUSTIN — Texas’ primary election is set for March 4, 2014, and the list of candidates for statewide office is largely settled, with Dec. 9as the filing deadline. Most recently gaining notice was state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, who announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor on Nov. 23.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
AUSTIN — Texans, Americans and citizens of the world in the past week remembered the shock and aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963. Many newspapers and other media reflected on coverage of those days, some expanding on how the assassination changed views on public safety and kindled the public’s desire for a faster-moving stream of news. A ceremony was held in Dallas on Nov.