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At confirmation hearing, Rick Perry vows to pursue “sound science” on climate change

  By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON (The Texas Tribune) –  Testifying before the committee overseeing his confirmation as U.S. energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he believes humans cause climate change and that he no longer supports eliminating the department he’s been appointed to lead. “My past statements made over […]

An attendee sports a pair of "Make America Great Again" boots at the 2017 Black Tie and Boots Ball. Courtesy: Allison Shelley/The Texas Tribune

Texans celebrate Trump at Black Tie and Boots Ball

  By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune OXON HILL, Md. (Texas Tribune) — An estimated 12,000 people adorned in cowboy hats, boots, furs, formal wear and an occasional “Make America Great Again” ballcap contributed to a jovial scene at the Texas State Society’s Black Tie and Boots Ball, just outside of the city limits of Washington, D.C., on […]

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Texas Educators Criticize Discrepancies between New A-F and Past Ratings

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) – Kevin Houchin saw the praise roll in for McGregor Independent School District when the Central Texas district’s high school received top marks from the state in 2016 for high academic achievement and preparing students for college. So the superintendent was surprised to see an F […]

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Katy Rep. Schofield Files Bill to Cap Growth of State Spending

  AUSTIN (Covering Katy) – Texas State Representative Mike Schofield, (R-Katy), filed House Bill 936 this week to prevent state government spending from growing more than the growth in the state’s population, allowing for inflation. The bill would change the spending cap currently in the Texas Constitution to prevent the state budget from growing above the […]

Jeb and George P. Bush to Speak at Bush Presidential Library Foundation

Gov. Jeb Bush Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush to speak on Public Service   COLLEGE STATION (Covering Katy) –  The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M University will host the 43rd Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, for an evening lecture on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Bush, 63, will be in the midst of teaching a […]

Texas Republican Party Chair Tom Mechler at the GOP state convention on May 12, 2016. Texas Tribune Photo by Bob Daemmrich

Trump to be Officially Elected Today – Texas GOP readies for closely watched Electoral College vote

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune   Texas Republicans are preparing for an unusually closely watched Electoral College vote, normally an afterthought in a presidential election that has been transformed into a flashpoint by this year’s extraordinary race. With one elector planning not to vote for Donald Trump and another resigning, the proceedings will likely draw […]

The event will be held at the Bush Presidential Center in College Station.

Bush and Dole To Remember Pearl Harbor

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The George Bush 41 Center at Texas A&M University on Wednesday, December 7th will host a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack starting with outdoor patriotic observances, progressing to an indoor panel moderated by Brit Hume of Fox News examining the significance of that pivotal […]

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Houston Press: The Legal ‘Pay for Play’ Secrecy of Economic Development Councils

This Focus On the Fort Bend EDC exposes how all Economic Development Councils are legally allowed to operate partly in the shadows, even while accepting money from taxpayer funded organizations like Katy ISD, Fort Bend County and Harris County. FORT BEND COUNTY (The Houston Press) – At just after 7 a.m. on a mid-September day, […]