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Lawmakers agree on $50 million for ETF
The governor's office and legislative leaders have agreed to supply the Texas Emerging Technology Fund with $50 million over two years to continue operations, State Rep.
North Texas farmer traces roots to 1970s back-to-nature movement
If I have decided to opt out of industrialized agriculture and declare independence from the unsustainable practices of our broken food supply chain, it's because my father has been doing so since the 1970s, when he and my mother bought the first 20 acres of the land we're now transforming into a farm.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Cuero Record, Cuero, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dworaczyk of Yorktown are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brynn Jordan Dworaczyk, to Clifton George Foulds III.
Tue May 14, 2013
Boy Scout Project Honors Fallen DPS Troopers With Permanent Memorial
As many students are studying for finals and finishing up school projects, a North Texas Boy Scout unveiled a moving memorial for two fallen DPS troopers, which now sits in a permanent place outside the DPS office.
The Brief: May 14, 2013
House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, watches from the sidelines as debate continues on SB 1 on April 4, 2013.
Mon May 13, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Pitts won't say if House will punt water-fund issue to voters
Lead House budget negotiator Rep. Jim Pitts teased with reporters late Monday on whether his agreement to hear a pet Senate measure in committee signals a possible breakthrough in talks to wrap up the session's remaining money disagreements and avoid a special session.
Lawmakers make progress in budget negotiations
Texas lawmakers Monday tentatively approved restoring the state cancer-fighting institute's funding, a sign the beleaguered agency has survived the heated rebukes and threats that marked much of the session.
The Evening Brief: May 13, 2013
Rep. Jim Pitts R-Waxahachie, chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, listens to Rep.
North Texans Among Names Added To Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Law enforcement officers from North Texas and across the country will be remembered tonight at a candlelight vigil in Washington D.C. This is National Police Week and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
The Brief: May 13, 2013
After months of amity among lawmakers and bipartisan accord on major issues, disagreement between the House and Senate over the budget threatens to upset the session's harmony - and potentially force lawmakers into legislative overtime.
Sat May 11, 2013
Don't let credit card fraud spoil your spring festival fun
Residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have plenty of opportunities each spring with oodles of festivals to fill their weekends.
Fri May 10, 2013
Agenda Texas: Bill Kill, Vol. 1
Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie speaks with Rep. Todd Hunter R-Corpus Christi and Rep.
Law Firm Newswire
Defective Hip Implants Spur Growing Lawsuits, Noted Personal Injury Lawyer
Waxahachie, TX May 10, 2013 - A Texas resident who received two different defective hip implants filed a suit against the manufacturer.
Thu May 09, 2013
News 8 investigates Ellis County emergency readiness after 2011 plant fire
On October 3, 2011, fire and explosions rocked a chemical plant in Waxahachie. The images are hard to forget; a river of flames washed out of the burning Magnablend chemical blending plant.
Abbott: Spending Limit Includes Rainy Day Fund
Texas budget writers can't dip into the state's savings account unless they either get voter approval or vote to ignore a state constitutional limit on spending, Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote in an opinion letter made public Thursday.
Bill Aims to Help Low-Income Homeowners
Statte Rep. John Otto, R-Dayton, explains an education funding amendment to SB 1 while House sponsor Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, talks with state Rep.
Wed May 08, 2013
Dallas Morning News
What a show! Ryan High's Dakota Ratliff and Plano Senior's Cameron...
What a show! Ryan High's Dakota Ratliff and Plano Senior's Cameron Wenrich to head to NY as DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards best actress and actor winners At 4'9", Dakota Ratliff "loves being short," she says, because "It doesn't limit me on stage and I like surprising people." The 17-year-old Ryan High School senior with the big voice ... (more)