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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7-9

By 380news | Texas

  AUSTIN, TX — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The date of the sales tax holiday and list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature. “Even though significant uncertainty remains…Read More

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Money Smart Week to Teach Children About Financial Literacy

By 380news | Texas

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Money Smart Week to Teach Children About Financial Literacy AUSTIN, TX — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is partnering with a national education program created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help children learn important concepts of financial literacy. Hegar read the children’s book, The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money, for Money Smart Week® Kids Read 2020. The book, originally published in 1983, was selected this year as an outstanding money-themed children’s book by the American Library Association and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “It’s never too…Read More

Governor Abbott Grants TRA Request, Extending Waiver to Allow Mixed Drinks To Go!

By The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) | Texas

AUSTIN, TX- The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) thanks Governor Abbott for implementing the consensus proposal we developed with our partners in every tier of the distilled spirits business to add mixed drinks to the alcohol to-go waiver. This will provide immediate help to Texas restaurants and bars, many of which are fighting to stay in business in spite of the growing costs and decreased sales stemming from COVID-19. Texas restaurants and bars are committed to doing their part to combat COVID-19, but they need additional relief so they can stay…Read More

Texas Veterans Commission Seeks Applicants for Advisory Committees on Veteran Services

By Jim Halbrook | Texas

  AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on its advisory committees. Advisory committees serve the TVC by making recommendations and/or providing key information and materials to the Commission.   The Texas Veterans Commission has established the following three advisory committees which have member positions available: Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) Advisory Committee This committee evaluates grant applications and provides recommendations to the TVC on the awarding of grants to organizations that provide direct services to veterans. Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Advisory Committee This committee develops recommendations to improve the support and training of VCSOs. It crafts recommendations to increase coordination between VCSOs and the TVC related to the statewide network of…Read More


Secretary Hughs Encourages Texans To Vote Early, Observe Recommended Health Protocols, And Make Preparations To Cast A Ballot In July 14th Elections

By Ruth R. Hughs | Texas

Secretary Hughs Encourages Texans To Vote Early, Observe Recommended Health Protocols, And Make Preparations To Cast A Ballot In July 14th Elections AUSTIN, TX – Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today encouraged all eligible Texas voters to take advantage of the extended early voting period ahead of the July 14th elections, which begins on Monday, June 29th and ends on Friday, July 10th. Early voting will not occur on July 3rd or 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Secretary also reminded all eligible Texas voters to observe the recommended health care…Read More

Cmr. George P. Bush Announces Application Kick-Off for Nearly $1.2 Billion in Mitigation Projects for Texas

By 380news | Texas

Cmr. George P. Bush Announces Application Kick-Off for Nearly $1.2 Billion in Mitigation Projects for Texas Projects will be evaluated and scored based on several factors including benefit to regions and local communities repetitively damaged by floods and other disasters AUSTIN, TX – Commissioner George P. Bush announced the kick-off of the application process for the first round of more than $2.3 billion for mitigation projects to protect Texas communities hit by Hurricane Harvey and severe flooding in 2015 and 2016. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program. All applications must be completed through the GLO…Read More

Texas Comptroller’s Office Features Interactive Video Series to Inspire Kids to Think About College

By 380news | Texas

Texas Comptroller’s Office Features Interactive Video Series to Inspire Kids to Think About College AUSTIN, TX- — With Texas families spending much of their time together indoors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Comptroller’s office is featuring a creative way to get kids excited about their futures with an interactive video and activity series on the agency’s Meet Your Future webpage presented by the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and the Texas College Savings Plan®. The three career videos — The Future of Food, The Future of Transportation, The Future of Agriculture — show kids what the future might look like and how college could help them on that journey. At the end of each video, kids can work on projects featured in activity…Read More

Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 25-27

By 380news | Texas

Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 25-27 AUSTIN, TX — As the nation continues to shelter in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is urging Texans to shop online or practice strict social distancing measures for in-store purchases during the sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies. The primary intent of the law that established this holiday, which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 27, is to help Texans prepare for events like hurricanes and turbulent spring storms. “Unfortunately, strong spring storms, wildfires and the upcoming hurricane season will still threaten Texans in the months ahead, and so it’s important that homes and businesses have the supplies…Read More

Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App

By 380news | Texas

Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announces Texas WIC, the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program. It is also updating the MyTexasWIC app to ensure Texans who need access to nutritious food will be able to find it in their local grocery stores. “Grocers assure us they can meet this increased demand and have supply chains ready to respond,” said Dee Budgewater, HHS deputy executive commissioner for Health Developmental and Independence Services. “The Texas WIC team is working around the clock to ensure families have access to healthy food, which is one of the best…Read More

Speaker Bonnen Statement Regarding Wage Continuity for School Support Staff

By 380news | Texas

SPEAKER  DENNIS  BONNEN Speaker Bonnen Statement Regarding Wage Continuity for School Support Staff Amid school closures, Speaker Bonnen calls on ISDs to provide regular compensation AUSTIN, Texas — Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen today issued the following statement with regard to paying school support staff affected by COVID-19 school closures. “The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to thousands of school closures in the State of Texas, raising questions and concerns over whether school support employees — such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers — will continue to receive their…Read More

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