Austin – Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is asking quilters across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s 2012 quilt block competition. This year’s theme, “Agriculture is Your Culture,” was chosen to spotlight TDA’s educational campaign that demonstrates how agriculture impacts the lives of all Americans.
COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce social work graduate students Mirna Guzman Cervantes and Johnny Rodriguez have been awarded scholarships by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support bilingual mental health services in Texas.
The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg, and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.
GREENVILLE - The State Comptroller’s Office has contacted City of Greenville officials to confirm that it will postpone collection of over $2.7 million in sales tax revenue that it had previously notified the City would be required to refund under a sales tax exemption that was recently expanded significantly by the Austin Court of Appeals.
COMMERCE, TEXAS (March 5, 2012) -- The Commerce Public Library is hosting a special passport event in Commerce on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. The library is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.
AUSTIN - Nearly six months into the response and recovery effort following the late-summer Texas wildfires, more than $42 million in state and federal assistance is getting to wildfire survivors and their communities.
COMMERCE - The Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce will host a one-stop-shop wedding expo March 4, 2012. The Spring Bridal Expo will serve as a go-to expert center in Hunt County for brides and grooms-to-be.
COLLEGE STATION - The Greenville ISD Campus Crime Stoppers program won first place in the Television Competition-Crime of the Week division at the 17th Annual Texas Campus Crime Stoppers Conference held February 13-15 in College Station.