Taxing Entities Receive Certified Values
The process to set ad valorem tax rates for the 2014 tax year has begun after Hill County Appraisal District recently delivered certified tax values to local entities.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Willie Nelson Talks to Designer John Varvatos About Music, Nudie...
"Willie would like to see you on his bus now." For a country music fan, those words are the equivalent of inviting a Trekkie to spend time with Captain Kirk on the starship Enterprise.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Bexar County officials ask Abbott to block chemical info release
Bexar County emergency planning officials don't want to release information about chemical stockpile cites in the area and have punted a Houston Chronicle public records request for the information to Attorney General Greg Abbott .
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Austin Chronicle
Point Austin: Drive-By Government
Attorney General Greg Abbott certainly deserves all the flack he's been receiving in recent weeks, after he suggested that if Texans are concerned about industrial stockpiles of dangerous chemicals, all they need to do is ask nearby companies if they store toxic chemicals on-site, and, if so, what are they? This was in the aftermath of an AG office ... (more)
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Extension Test Plot Info Presented
Information on Hill County AgriLife Extension Service corn and grain sorghum tests plots was presented at the recent crops tour.
Davis presses attack on Abbott over chemical plant ruling
Wrapping up her five-day "Texans Deserve to Know" tour, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis went on the offensive Saturday, telling supporters in Austin that her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott , was an "insider working for other insiders."
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Locals protest ruling concealing chemical sites
Teachers and some Amarillo residents are raising concerns about a recent opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office that allows a state agency to withhold information about where chemical storage facilities are located and where hazardous chemicals are stored.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Davis Visits Waco, Attacks Abbott's Hazardous Chemical Ruling
Over 100 people packed the McLennan County Democratic headquarters Tuesday to get a glimpse and listen to State Senator Wendy Davis.
Davis: Abbott lets Texans unknowingly 'sleep next door to explosives'
Leticia Van de Putte, State Senator and candidate for Lt. Governor, and Wendy Davis, State Senator and candidate for Governor, greet supporters after their speeches at the Texas Democratic State Convention at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas on Friday, June 27, 2014.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Texas AG off-base in decision not to release locations of where chemicals are stored
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's comments about disclosure of where dangerous chemicals are stored in the state proved to be almost as explosive as a bin of ammonium nitrate.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Editorial: Abbott steps in it on chemicals issue
The occasion was Abbott's explanation for how Texans could find out about volatile chemicals in their neighborhoods, in the wake of a ruling by his office restricting access to records on chemical inventories.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Attorney General Greg Abbott now sees challenges over data on chemicals
Attorney General Greg Abbott conceded Wednesday that getting information about dangerous chemicals in Texas is "challenging," after earlier suggesting that people can easily learn whether they live near places that store potentially explosive substances.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
1st Bill Reacting To West Blast Meets GOP Pushback
The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception Tuesday from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.