Ellis County commissioners react to governor-backed sales tax increase

Austin, TX - A new proposal from Texas’ most prominent political leaders would raise the state’s sales tax by one percent, which could generate billions of additional revenue to help provide property tax relief.

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Property tax relief bill passes Texas Senate, heads to House

Austin, TX - A bill that aims to slow the escalating property taxes in the state of Texas has passed another hurdle in the 86th Texas Legislature.

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Meet Tony Hawk, the puppy who fell from the sky after being dropped by a hawk

Austin, TX - He was the puppy that fell from the sky.  On Jan. 12, the Austin, Texas, Animal Center released a photo of a 1-pound chihuahua it called “miracle puppy” that had been rescued by construction workers

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Texas to soon remove hemp from controlled substance list

Dallas, TX - Texas is planning to eliminate hemp from its list of controlled substances.The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Department of State Health Services will on Friday remove hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs

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Sen. Perry files bill to legalize hemp growing in Texas

Texas - State Sen. Charles Perry filed a bill Wednesday that could open the door for farmers in Texas to legally grow hemp.  The Lubbock Republican’s filing of SB 1240 comes after the 2018 U.S.

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Texas Independence Week: 15 vanished Texas traditions

Texas - Texas, forever! Right? Well, maybe, but not every part of the Lone Star mystique is gonna last.  Sometimes a beloved business can’t change with the times. Sometimes traditions find themselves at odds with a changing culture.

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Winners Announced in Don't mess with Texas Song Search

Austin, TX - After beating out dozens of entries from across the state, two musical artists will realize their dreams of stardom as winners of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t mess with Texas” Song Search Contest.

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CBD oil is basically illegal in Texas, so why can you find it for sale here?

Texas - With the number of outlets springing up marketing cannabidiol (CBD) oil, you might think that the substance is legal in Texas.  And you’d be wrong.

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If Texas Toughens CBD Laws, User Predicts 'Uproar'

Texas - Amanda Ruane was hurting. She needed something.  "You know, the depression was so heavy. I can't even describe it," Ruane recalled from her home in McKinney.

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Governor Greg Abbott Proclaims Day Of Mourning In Honor Of Former President George H.W. Bush

Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed December 5, 2018, as an official Day of Mourning in Texas in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

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Con­sumer Alert: IRS Imper­son­ation and Email Scam

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans that fraudulent emails are being sent from people impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting users with fake tax documents.

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