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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Texas House passes bill to regulate Electro Purification well field

Expansion of the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to cover a section of unprotected groundwater in Hays County is one step closer to becoming law, according to a statement from State Rep. Jason Isaac.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Senate votes to end renewable energy programs

The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.v

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Lawmakers look to Gulf to meet state’s water needs

Texas lawmakers on Monday began looking at a seawater desalination bill proposed by state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa that advocates say would offer "drought-proof" means of supplementing withering state water supplies.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

No winners yet in Central Texas special elections

In Texas House District 17, former Caldwell County Commissioner John Cyrier will face Bastrop County entrepreneur Brent Golemon in a runoff election.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Real Time: Central Texas legislature special election results

Special election results for Jan. 6: HD-17 to replace Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington); SD-26 to replace Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio; and HD-123 to replace Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio). Results will be posted as they are...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Bexar County to replace Van de Putte, Villarreal in special election

Voters will pick a state senator and a state representative during a special election Tuesday to replace two legislators who resigned to run for San Antonio mayor.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Senator’s bill would tie tuition, fee increases to inflation

Tuition and fees at the state's public colleges and universities would be capped at their current levels and only be permitted to grow at the rate of inflation under a bill filed Tuesday by state Sen. Charles...

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Zaffirini named to senate’s Natural Resources committee

State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, who represents a meandering district that includes about a third of Hays County residents, has been appointed to the senate’s Natural Resources committee.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Driver surcharge program relies on lender hit with $10M fine by feds

Texas sends people who want to make cash payments under the Driver Responsibility Program to ACE Cash Express, which last week agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it harassed borrowers.

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