CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE AND PRESIDENT OF TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MEET WITH SECRETARY OF EDUCATION JOHN B. KING, JR.

This week in Washington, DC, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Dr. Austin A. Lane, President of Texas Southern University, met with Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. to discuss issues important to Texas Southern University and the surrounding community. Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative…

Building Bridges Between Law Enforcement & Youth

HOUSTON – Two years ago a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., setting off local demonstrations and a renewed national dialogue about race, criminal justice and the frayed bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Unfortunately the controversies are nowhere near settled as police shootings of African-Americans and…

Travis County collects more than 99 percent, $3 billion in tax payments from property owners

AUSTIN – Travis County has collected more than 99 percent of property taxes due for the 2015 year, bringing in more than $3 billion in revenue. “I want to thank the property owners of Travis County because even those struggling under the weight of high property valuations remain committed to paying their fair share in…