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

Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 2, and I’m working hard to get out of debt. My last two debts are $6,000 on a credit card, and $10,000 on a car loan. I’ll be receiving a $6,000 bonus at work in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering whatContinue Reading

Bowie County I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas State Line, widening highway. Reconstructing and widening highway. Eastbound traffic moved to the outside lanes. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, replacing bridge. All traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controllingContinue Reading

TexAmericas Center has announced the extension of its Small Business Administration (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) designation until June 30, 2023. The designation was first awarded to the 12,000-acre industrial park in 2017 and has since played a significant role in attracting business to the region. Serving as aContinue Reading

Dear Dave, When it comes to your career and profession, how can you tell if you’ve truly found your calling in life? Tony Dear Tony, I don’t think it’s common for most folks to feel like they’ve experienced some kind of grand revelation, and suddenly they know what they’re supposedContinue Reading

(AUSTIN) — As national 529 industry professionals prepare to celebrate 529 College Savings Day on May 29, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is encouraging families to save for their children’s higher education expenses using the state’s 529 college plans. “529 day is a reminder that it’s never too late – or too early – toContinue Reading

Dear Dave, My wife and I are in our 20s, and together we make about $80,000 a year. Our first baby is due in early 2022, so being debt-free has become a top priority in my mind. Right now, we have two cars. The one I drive is paid offContinue 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