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Lucio Bill to Protect Historic Buildings Passes Senate

AUSTIN – Today, a bill by Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) to help preserve historic buildings across Texas was received by the Texas House of Representatives. The bill unanimously passed out of the Senate Thursday. “Texas’ historic buildings are an important part of our culture. They are an enduring connection to our past,” Senator Lucio […]

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State Intelligence Report Highlights Threats to Texas

Identifies Mexican cartels as most significant organized crime threat AUSTIN – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2013 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers a review of current public safety threats to Texas. DPS Director Steven McCraw highlighted the report’s key findings this week at the 2013 […]

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More than 10,000 Texans join forces April 20 for nation’s biggest coastal cleanup AUSTIN — The annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 20 and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is getting the word out with a creative — and revolting — new public service announcement. “Fresh from the sea, enjoy these special dishes prepared […]

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Bill to Create New Valley University Passes Texas Senate

AUSTIN – The Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 24, the bill which will create a new Valley-spanning university comprised of the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas – Pan American, and the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen. Senate Bill 24 was announced last month in […]

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Rep. Lucio Files Bill Limiting Full Contact Football Practices To One Time Per Week

State Representative Eddie Lucio III filed HB 887 yesterday, which would limit high school and middle school football programs to one full contact practice per week. Rep. Lucio filed HB 68 previously establishing baseline testing that would be used when determining a student-athletes’ return to play after suffering a concussion. “Texas has been and will […]

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