Unemployment Claims Remain High, but Number of First-Time Filers Falls

About 51,400 Texans filed for unemployment assistance last week, marking three weeks in a row of significant declines in first-time claims. Since...

Trump Unemployment Plan Would Cost Texas Billions

Helping the federal government cover the unemployment benefits envisioned in President Donald Trump’s weekend executive order would cost the state of Texas...

Public Libraries Keep Adapting, Offering Free Services

From internet access to tutoring for students to contactless pickup of a good summer read, the public library remains an important community...

With Shorter Deadline, Texas May Be Undercounted in Census

The Census Bureau has reduced the data collection time for the 2020 census by a month. The previous deadline was Oct. 31,...

Unemployment is Still High, but Texas Sees Significant Drop

There was a 19% drop in first-time unemployment claims in Texas last week. Just under 69,000 Texans filed for benefits in the...

Texas Regulators Act to Reduce Oilfield Flaring

The Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, has agreed to move forward with industry-proposed changes...

Texas Windstorm Insurance Rates Unchanged Now, but Another Look Coming

The Board of Directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association voted Tuesday to leave rates as is for now and to revisit...

Texas Housers Provides a Guide on Rental Relief Programs

With the start of every new month, paying the rent becomes a big concern for the hundreds of thousands of Texans who...

Small Businesses Hanging on Creatively as Pandemic Continues

The world and nearly everything in it looks drastically different now —how we work, where we work, where we can travel, where...

How to Cope Without That Extra $600 in Unemployment Benefits

Hundreds of Thousands of Texans are starting the week off with a major hit to their finances. The extra $600 a week...

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