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…

UT Gun Control

The issue of gun control and citizens’ carrying weapons on college campuses has finally come to a head at the University of Texas in Austin. A panel of representatives has taken the unprecedented step of recommending policies that would allow students, as well as professors, to bring concealed handguns in classrooms. The outcries of students…

Huston-Tillotson University’s Presidential Inauguration Events Scheduled November 5-8

AUSTIN — The Inauguration Convocation for Colette Pierce Burnette, Ed.D., will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 10 a.m. on the campus in King-Seabrook Chapel. The Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees announced Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2015.  Pierce Burnette becomes the first female president…

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN – For most Americans, Texas conjures images of gun-toting vaqueros, cowboys wielding six-shooters and epic battles over independence and secession. Gun manufacturers Colt, Mossberg and Magpul call the Lone Star State home, and a concealed carry license grants you a fast-pass into the state Capitol.   CONROE – This year’s Light of Hope Foster…

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN – David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will present “Black Nativity”on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00p.m. in the Don T. Hayes Theatre at L.B.J. High School. The presentation of the Langston Hughes classes delivers a powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation through the Christmas story. For more information call 512-972-4864.   DALLAS…