Legislation intended to block any Texas entity, including hospitals and private businesses, from mandating Covid-19 vaccines for employees has stalled out in the Senate with less than a day left in the third special legislative session this year.
If voters approve the measure next year, it will raise the state’s homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for school district property taxes, netting the average homeowner about $176 in savings.
The Texas Department of Public Safety would like to remind the public that they play an important role in ensuring the school buses make it to their destinations safely each day.
For 70 years, the Tyler Junior College Nursing program has not only improved the lives of thousands of graduates, it has also helped generations of patients across the region who have benefited from their care and expertise.
Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the nation, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 46% of all child car seats are misused.
The new laws will affect abortion access, social studies curriculum and cities that trim the budgets of law enforcement.
The Ark-Tex Council of Governments will discuss the 2022 fiscal year draft budget at Thursday’s meeting.
The Honey Grove City Council will conduct a budget workshop Monday evening, as well as propose a tax rate for the year.
With the school year beginning in person for many districts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public of steps they can take to keep students and staff members safe. This includes slowing down in school zones, staying off cellphones and being aware at all times while around school buses.
Asked about Paris Regional Medical Center’s plans, CEO Steve Hyde said he does not anticipate closing the ER at any time, even as the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations has skyrocketed in the last two weeks.
The new guidance will allow for remote learning for up to 20 days for students who are sick with COVID-19 or have been exposed to it.
PITTSBURG — The Region D water board agreed Wednesday to hold off on conflict-resolution planning between regions because of one major bone of contention between East Texas and the Dallas metroplex.
The extension comes as the federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire on July 31.
The Senate on Tuesday approved the top issue on the special session agenda, a call from Gov. Greg Abbott for legislation that would "strengthen election integrity in Texas."
“I can’t say enough about the positive effects this project can have on jobs, industrial development and businesses,” local Realtor Jim Bell said about planned navigation of the Red River.
Residents in Northeast Texas say the signs point to an increased likelihood of Marvin Nichols Reservoir being built, so they’ve formed a group to oppose the lake.
Due to recent rains, Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County, the first lake to be built in Texas in the past 30 years, is filled within 30% capacity. The lake is not safe for boaters and will not officially open until sometime in spring 2022.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to travel safely as we close out May and head into the Memorial Day holiday.
AUSTIN — The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the session's two major appropriations bills: one that sets the state budget for the next two years and another to align state accounts with what was budgeted in 2019.
Narrowly targeted pieces of Texas’ George Floyd Act — like restricting chokeholds and requiring officers to provide first aid — are expected to pass. But the Act itself and many other related reforms have failed to progress during the legislative session that ends Monday.