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New Kali’s Law requires emergency kill switch on boats

EDITOR’S NOTE: Under the approved legislation, the law “does not require the retrofitting of any vessel that has not come equipped with an (emergency cut off switch),” according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. A new boating law goes into effect in Texas on September 1 that requires all watercraft less than 26 feet […]

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State Rep. Andrew Murr of District 53 and state Sen. Dawn Buckingham of District 24.

Two area state lawmakers file several bills; 86th legislative session begins Jan. 8

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two state legislators representing the Highland Lakes have been busy since bill filing began Nov. 19 for the Texas Legislature’s 86th session. The session begins Jan. 8, 2019. (more…)

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Educators celebrate law reducing number of end-of-course exams in high school

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — After the state enacted standards two years ago requiring Texas high school students to endure 15 end-of-course exams during their four years, state leaders forced a reversal during the 2013 session and passed legislation slashing that requirement by 10. (more…)

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Texas Legislature passes comprehensive water bill to fund projects, address demand

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — With recent droughts looming on the minds of residents and state leaders, the Texas Legislature took a step to help address future water needs May 20. (more…)

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