Texas fast-food giant Whataburger just beat out a number of other chains, as analyzed by the firm 101data. Whataburger garnered 44% of fast food burger interactions in our state, beating In-N-Out and Five Guys. Whataburger is known for its iconic status in the Lone Star state and is famous for its commitment to build the […]
Texas governor Greg Abbott did sign our state’s two-year budget, but he vetoed millions of dollars of funding for a number of things, including environmental and public assistance programs along the border. The approved budget is $217 billion dollars, as laid out be the Legislature. But Abbott cut $120 million with the line-item veto. “This […]
Mike Toomey Lobbyist News: Might Community Colleges Offer Bachelor Degrees? Senator Kel Siliger, Republican from Amarillo, has introduced legislation that would authorize community colleges in our state to offer bachelor degrees in applied science, nursing, and applied technology. (Senate Bill 2118) Currently three community colleges offer bachelor degrees and have since 2003. The legislation would […]
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After a flurry of campaign commercials and (mostly negative) mail pieces, the primary run-off has come and gone. With the Election Day occurring on the Tuesday following the Memorial Day holiday (May 27), turnout was predictably low. Thunderstorms occurring across the state likely lowered turnout further. This election cycle pit Republican vs. Republican in a […]