“I want to ensure you have all the support and information you need to access this assistance.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Several of these programs can provide much…

B/CS Home Sales and Median Price Rise, but Slower than Before

Texas home sales volume, home prices and listings activity experienced strong gains in the first half of the year, according to the midyear report released by the Texas Association of…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday asked three House committees to begin studying issues related to Hurricane Harvey and state preparations for future…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the Joint Interim Committee to…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate…

EPA won't release benzene levels collected post-Harvey; private tests show elevated levels

As a longtime resident of Manchester, Guadalupe Hernandez is used to the chemical smells that waft through his southeast Houston neighborhood, a low-income, predominantly Hispanic community near a Valero Energy…

Water and eminent domain: Landowners have rights event, Oct. 5 in Marshall

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Garrett, 903-935-8413, matt.garrett@ag.tamu.edu   MARSHALL – East Texas landowners can learn about water rights and eminent domain issues during an event Oct. 5…

Periodic charts bring new meaning to Texas A&M wildlife researcher, others

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Kirk Winemiller, k-winemiller@tamu.edu                 COLLEGE STATION – To many of us, the mere mention of a “periodic table” conjures up pop quizzes, dread and the…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Most businesses in federally declared disaster areas affected by Hurricane Harvey will be granted a 30-day extension to file August and quarterly sales and use tax…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – Over the last two days Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has met with nearly 45 superintendents from Region IV to discuss the impact…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement tonight after the U.S. Supreme Court, in separate rulings, blocked two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of…

AgConnect simulation exercise draws national animal health leaders

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Veterinary health practitioners, federal and state officials, and others from across Texas and the U.S. recently participated in a two-day animal…

Notre Dame’s president has some pointed words for Democrats. Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Last week saw the stunning, but little-covered spectacle of Senate Democrats questioning the Catholic faith…

Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not…

“We love locking arms with our fellow Texans to make big things happen.” By Weston Martinez Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It wasn’t easy for Texas to win the intense…

Texas GOP leaders pushing for high-dollar, long-delayed flood infrastructure projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston area — things he said should have been built “decades…

Partnership offers assistance to repair, replace septic systems in Attoyac Bayou watershed

Contact: Amy Truong, 979-458-3154, uyen.truong@ag.tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership is offering a septic system repair and replacement program to residents in the Attoyac Bayou watershed to help…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today voluntarily dismissed a 2015 lawsuit against the federal government after the Trump administration phased out the unlawful Obama-era Deferred…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  As Texans begin to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, it is an important time to remind the public they must call 811…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Commissioner Ryan Sitton released the following statement regarding the status of Texas’ gasoline supply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey panic buying: “Texas’ energy infrastructure…