The 85th Texas Legislature convenes today, here are 17 bills every Texan should watch – mySanAntonio.com

mySanAntonio.com The 85th Texas Legislature convenes today, here are 17 bills every Texan should watchmySanAntonio.comThe 85th Texas Legislature commences at noon Tuesday in Austin, where lawmakers will spend the next 140 days debating hundreds of bills. Tuesday marks the first time they've convened since June 2015. Opening day is reserved for pomp and …

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeals Rules That Large Groundwater Producers May Challenge Regulations of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Beaumont, February 2 – In a major victory for water users in Montgomery County, the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont ruled that large water producers may challenge the validity and reasonableness of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District’s (LSGCD) rules under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Declaratory Judgments Act. The opinion, which […]

85th Texas Legislature: Oil And Gas Roundup – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

85th Texas Legislature: Oil And Gas RoundupMondaq News Alerts (registration)On Jan. 10, 2017, the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and already several bills are on the table that, if adopted, could impact the oil and gas industry in Texas. State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, has introduced the Oil …

The Texan’s Texas: Easygoing charm in Brenham – CNN

CNN The Texan's Texas: Easygoing charm in BrenhamCNNIt's a nostalgic vision that Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries imprinted on the minds of Texans for decades through its beloved commercials, which featured the Texas version of the American dream. In the Blue Bell ice cream ads, longhorn steers graze …and more »

85th Texas Legislature begins Tuesday: Here’s what you need to know – KVUE.com

KVUE.com 85th Texas Legislature begins Tuesday: Here's what you need to knowKVUE.comAnd the next few months will be busy for lawmakers as they deal with some heavily-debated issues from the voter ID law, to the "bathroom bill" to sanctuary cities. Battle lines are already being drawn. A bill filed in the Senate would require cities […]

BREAKING NEWS: Representative Keough To Author Jointly Bill to Make LSGCD Board An Elected One

Austin, January 29 – Jason Millsaps, Chief of Staff to State Representative Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands), contacted The Golden Hammer this evening to clarify that Representative Keough intends to author jointly the bill of State Representative Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) to elect the entire Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Millsaps said, […]

Ham Discusses $10 Million Per Year Problem for Taxpayers in Midst of Water War

Ham Discusses $10 Million Per Year Problem for Taxpayers in Midst of Water War

Conroe, January 29 – Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham spoke with The Golden Hammer today about water issues Montgomery County citizens face, particularly as they relate to over-regulation and price-gouging of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). The Conroe City Council voted unanimously on January 26 to […]

Texas mosque destroyed in blaze; cause of fire unknown – CBS News

CBS News Texas mosque destroyed in blaze; cause of fire unknownCBS NewsVictoria Fire Marshal Tom Legler asked for help from the Texas Fire Marshal's Office and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine what caused the blaze. Hashmi said authorities have told him it was too early to speculate.Fire Destroys Mosque in […]

What To Expect From The 85th Texas Legislature – Houston Public Media

KVUE.com What To Expect From The 85th Texas LegislatureHouston Public MediaThe 85th Texas Legislature opens today in Austin. Lawmakers have already filed well over 1,300 bills, with more on the way. That's a lot of ground to cover in a session that lasts fewer than five months. For a preview, Eddie Robinson spoke with News […]