AUSTIN— Find adventure with friends and family this summer at a Texas State Park. Two new features, now available on the Texas State Park Online Reservations webpage, make it easier than ever to plan spontaneous camping trips. Visitors can now see and reserve available campsites for the same day and for theContinue Reading

 Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his certification of Senate Bill 1, the general appropriations act that was approved by both houses during the recently gaveled regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott. SB 1 appropriates $248.6 billion in total spending for the state’s budgetContinue Reading

BY MEGAN MENCHACA AND MITCHELL FERMAN Texas Tribune Jobless Texans will soon lose access to all additional federal unemployment aid — including a $300-per-week supplemental benefit — that was extended as a result of the pandemic after Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said Texas will opt out of the federal assistance. Following pressure fromContinue Reading

BY PATRICK SVITEK Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans government entities in Texas — like cities and counties — from mandating masks in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.Continue Reading

  (AUSTIN) — Texas businesses that had COVID-related relief loans forgiven by the federal government do not have to report those loan proceeds as income on their 2021 franchise tax reports, the Texas Comptroller’s office announced today after a bill related to the treatment of those loan dollars was passed byContinue Reading

Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have launched the State Mobile Vaccination Team Call Center  Texas businesses or civic organizations can call 844-90-TEXAS and select Option 3 to schedule a visit from a state mobile vaccine team to vaccinate employees,Continue Reading

  (AUSTIN) — Texas is served by thousands of public vehicles ranging from buses and “dial-a-ride” cars to light rail systems, all of them operated by 75 public entities throughout the state. Those public transit systems took riders on 274 million trips in fiscal 2019. In the recently released AprilContinue Reading

The Texas Department of State Health Services is launching the next phase of its campaign encouraging Texans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a $1.5 million television and radio ad buy. The campaign combines general information on vaccine safety and effectiveness with messages geared toward specific groups that research showsContinue Reading