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88 percent of Texas voters oppose civil forfeitures without convictions

An overwhelming 88 percent of Texas voters agree that state and federal government officials should not be allowed to take and keep a person's property without a criminal conviction, according to a poll by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Laun joins Halff Associates in water resources

Scot Laun has joined Halff Associates Inc. as a senior project manager in the Water Resources Department.

2 Texas cities among Top 10 U.S. moving destinations for 2016

The Dallas/Forth Worth area moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 and Houston also moved two spaces to No. 9 in the 2016 Penske Truck Rental list of top moving destinations in the United States.

YEA! Lubbock helps teens start businesses

Local Lubbock businesses are partnering with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to help middle and high school students learn about the advertising, insurance, graphic design and web development aspects of business.

San Antonio Tricentennial seeks community-oriented volunteers

The tricentennial celebration in San Antonio will take place next year, and the city wants to get citizens involved in the community and nonprofit projects.

Lubbock Chamber initiates $500,000 fundraiser

A new volunteer effort that kicked off Feb. 16 in Lubbock, Texas, will create win-win opportunities for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and its 2017 event sponsors.

Texas advocacy group supports tort reform in Congress

According to Texans for Lawsuit Reform, legislation pending in Congress would level the playing field between lawyers and plaintiffs in class action lawsuits.

Houston chiropractor assists Falcons in Super Bowl preparations

Dr. Cory Mayon spent the days leading up to the Super Bowl making sure any chiropractic need of the Atlanta Falcons was taken care of to the best of his ability.

Austin business leaders wary of immigration changes

The Austin Chamber of Commerce, supporters of the federal H-1B visa program, have rushed to the defense of the immigration law amid reports the Trump administration may curtail the program.

Lone Star State can't do it alone, immigration group says

Immigrants play a major role in the Texas economy, both as taxpayers and consumers, contributing more than $29 billion in state taxes in 2014 and carrying nearly $90 million in spending power, a group promoting bipartisan support for immigration reform said in a report on Tuesday.

State's business leaders support proposed $1.5 billion in funding for education

Education that provides workforce readiness is a top priority for the state’s business leaders as the Texas Legislature shifts into the full gear.

Exeter Finance promotes Nall to chief financial officer

Exeter Finance Corp. recently promoted company veteran Brad Nall to chief financial officer.

McKinney Chamber provides updates on Texas legislature

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce recently posted updates for the legislative session to its blog.

Lubbock Chamber to host Salute to Ag Luncheon

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce to host the Salute to Ag Luncheon on March 21, at the Texas Tech McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.

Lawsuit reform advocate supports limits on hail-related litigation

Richard Trabulsi Jr., president of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, recently released a statement regarding the filing of Senate Bill 10 by state Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) and House Bill 1774 by state Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood).  

Insurance rate hikes helped carve out victory for Trump: analyst

Reports of sharp rises in the cost of health insurance premiums through the exchanges likely helped President Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in key states in November’s presidential election, according to one political analyst.

RSM Classic raises $2 million for Love's charity

The final tally from last November’s RSM Classic golf fundraiser is in, and the good news is the more than $2 million raised pushes the tournament to $7 million in the last seven years.

Texas’ economic growth soars above national average

California has the largest state economy in the union, but in 2016 runner-up Texas bested the Golden State’s growth rate by 1 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Lakeway voters to decide on new police station

To fund a new police facility, the Lakeway City Council voted unanimously for a bond election to take place on May 6.

Crump named CEO of Morningside Ministries Senior Living

Patrick Crump has been named the new president and CEO of Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities after an extensive search by the board of directors.

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