Tag Archive: Governor Rick Perry

May 31

Landmark water legislation:House Bill 4 helps lay foundation for meeting Texas’ water needs

Gov. Rick Perry today ceremonially signed House Bill 4, which lays the foundation for meeting Texas’ water future water needs. HB 4 provides for active, full-time governance at the Texas Water Development Board; creates a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation over the next 50 years; and directs local, regional and state officials …

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Mar 28

Longview talks Medicaid: Forum to discuss expansion, improved healthcare, economic benefit for Texas

Local members of Organizing for Action have scheduled an April 2 public forum in Longview to discuss the benefits of the Medicaid expansion that is part of the Affordable Care Act. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCann. Carl Walters II, CEO of WellnessPointe; Kim Nesvig, Interim Executive Director …

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Aug 09

New university founded

With the support of Higher Education Chairs Senator Judith Zaffirini and Representative Dan Branch, Governor Rick Perry has announced the establishment of a subsidiary of Western Governors University (WGU) — WGU-Texas.  This will be a fully accredited, nationally recognized, nonprofit educational facility. WGU-Texas will provide students a flexible yet prestigious alternative that they can afford …

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Aug 09

East Texas Youth Chorus recruiting singers

The East Texas Youth Chorus (ETYC) is looking for singers for its fall season.  Jim Taylor is ETYC director and Kilgore College’s (KC) director of choral activities. He explained the mission of this choir. “The chorus offers home-schooled youth a fabulous arts component to one’s schedule,” he said.  “It also gives students the opportunity to …

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