This August marked the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19thamendment, which secured the adoption of the amendment. We celebrate this important centennial of women’…
HHS Urges Long-Term Care Facilities to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans Amid Hurricane Season, Pandemic
Look for showers and storms to increase this afternoon across the region, ahead of an upper level disturbance that will eject northeast across the area. Locally heavy rain and isolated severe storms are possible, with afternoon temps ranging from the 70s west to the 80s east.
Texas Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing a Child in Hundreds of Videos and Images
Justice Department Releases $61 Million in Awards to Support Efforts to Combat Violent Crime in Seven U.S. Cities
Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a letter to Texas county judges and election officials, providing guidance that, under the Texas Election Code, Texans may not claim disability based on fears of contracting COVID-19 and receive a ballot to vote by mail in upcoming elections. Several count…
Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries L.P. agreed to plead guilty to charges it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, and the company’s former president was charged in connection with a scheme to cover up the incident, the Justice Department a…
Texas Health and Human Services Commission will receive nearly $54M in federal funds to help support Texans at higher risk for #COVID19.
Justice Department Announces Additional Distribution of More than $378 Million to Victims of Madoff Ponzi Scheme
AG Paxton: Voting by Mail Because of Disability Must be Reserved For Texans Suffering from Actual Illness or Medical Problems
LETTER TO GOV. ABBOTT: Mayor Bob Brown sent this letter to Gov. Greg Abbott, asking for restrictions to be eased at the state level. You can read the letter in full in the images, but here is an excerpt from that letter regarding the restrictions in question:
AG Paxton Applauds Texas Supreme Court Stay Blocking Unlawful District Court Order that Allowed the Release of Potentially Dangerous Individuals
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Agrees to Pay Over $3.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability in Connection with SNAP Quality Control
Though this Easter season may feel different, the message embodied by this Holy day could not be more appropriate for today. While we find ourselves in a season of uncertainty - wondering and worrying about what's to come - it is my sincere hope that we find refuge and strength in celebratin…
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread throughout our state, I want to take a break from our examination of interim charges so that I can provide you with as much information as possible about what we are doing at the state level to address this global pandemic. A complete list of the…
Harvey households covered by FEMA group flood insurance should prepare now to buy standard flood insurance by Oct. 24
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating an incident that occurred this morning on US 259, resulting in the death of a Nacogdoches man, about twelve miles north of Nacogdoches.
Texas Doctor Found Guilty for Role in $325 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Involving False Diagnoses of Life-Long Diseases
State of Texas, AG Paxton and Gov. Abbott Support Emergency Stay for Tinslee Lewis Continues Fight for Baby Tinslee’s Right-to-Life at Ft. Worth Court of Appeals