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Evan Young, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has been appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by Gov. Greg Abbott. He will replace Justice Eva Guzman, who resigned in … more
Texas will soon stop paying extended benefits because of a decline in the state’s unemployment rate, the Texas Workforce Commission announced Thursday. The state has historically given … more
Texas nurse Jenna Price gets half a dozen solicitations a day from hospitals and staffing agencies that want to pay her four times her current salary to leave her job at a suburban Central Texas … more
Fort Bend County Judge KP George has appointed Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kerri Schmidt to the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, effective June 17, 2021. As a member of the Gulf Coast … more
In the middle of a recent shift at Kroger in Cedar Hill, Jackie Ryan was assisting customers with self-checkout when an elderly woman asked for help finding canned pumpkin. While Ryan pointed her in … more
The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3% in September, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday, surpassing the national unemployment rate of 7.9% and returning the state to the unemployment levels … more
New unemployment claims appear to be on a steady decrease over the last several weeks with all three Katy area counties seeing reductions in claims, which tracks with a statewide trend. According … more
The amount of unemployment benefits coming to Texans remained up in the air Monday as confusion persisted over President Donald Trump’s weekend executive orders designed to provide economic … more
Texans out of work due to the new coronavirus are bracing for the loss of a $600 weekly addition to their unemployment benefits as Congress’ two chambers appear split over extending the … more
Earl Dee Theodore Hering of Sealy, Texas, went to be with Jesus on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the age of 86. Earl was born on September 15, 1933 to Gustav Alfred Hering and Julia Ida Bischoff Hering … more
Texans still face obstacles to collecting unemployment benefits months into the coronavirus pandemic's economic crisis By Clare Proctor, The Texas Tribune June 4, 2020 "Texans … more
Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in May, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in over a decade, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday. The amount is 13.2% … more
The Texas Workforce Commission announced a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 12.8% as of May 22 – a record for Texas. During the past month, a TWC press release said, the Texas economy … more
AUSTIN — An executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen in-store retail shopping, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, museums, libraries and more took effect May 1 and will continue … more
Editor's note: This story has been updated with a new statement from the Texas Workforce Commission saying it's re-evaluating certain rules for unemployment benefits. Restaurant servers, retail … more
The number of Texans filing for unemployment went back up last week, after a dip in the number of claims the previous week. Last week, 280,406 Texans successfully filed unemployment claims. That … more
Carly Eaves had to choose between paying for food or covering the electricity bill. She chose food. Eaves, of Santa Fe, was laid off from her job as a server at a Waffle House last month, and her … more
Rebecca Mae had been feeling sick for days when she was sent home from her job as a San Antonio respiratory therapist, and told not to return until she tested negative for the novel … more
Katy ISD coaches got busy on March 23 creating remote workouts for their student-athletes following a seven-day period, which seemed much longer, where they had no contact with their kids. more
Lately, Logan is doing his best to suppress his panic attacks while restocking the constantly dwindling shelves at his job at H-E-B. While people across the state are being told to stay home and … more
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