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Bill Hammond


Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dream Act supporters rally against efforts to repeal

During a rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, supporters of the Texas Dream Act said they were ready to challenge any efforts this legislative session to repeal the 2001 law.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Lawmakers look to fee hike to fund road construction

Texas lawmakers are mulling ways to raise more money for roads during next year’s legislative session and two proposals are drawing the strongest interest.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Study: Inadequate roads cost Texans billions

Issues including traffic congestion, damage to vehicles from roads needing repair and costs incurred in accidents caused by insufficient safety features on roadways cost drivers in Texas $23 billion annually, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Business leaders: No more money for schools if STAAR standards relaxed

Leaders in the business community said Wednesday that they would not stand for increased funding for education if it came with any rollback of accountability standards in Texas public schools.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Snodgrass takes post at TAB

Phyllis Snodgrass, president of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking an executive position with the Texas Association of Business. Snodgrass will replace Art Roberts as vice president of chamber relations.