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State Parks Face a ‘Crisis,’ But Will the Legislature Come to Their Aid?

Posted on · At a recent hearing of the House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee at the Texas Capitol, funding for Texas parks was up for discussion. We hear from Carter Smith, the Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about what our state parks need. Smith was quoted in a Texas Tribune article as saying that […]

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Property Tax Cuts, Parks, and ‘Once’ on Stage: Tuesday’s Show (March 10, 2015)

Posted on ·   Tyler Republican State Sen. Kevin Eltife is working to build support for a combination of bills he believes will provide both a property tax cut and set a path to spend money on deferred road maintenance and paying off some pension liabilities, among other state needs. Eltife argues that while the state is unusually […]