Texas State Government and Public Real Estate News

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded $750,000 to the city of Schulenburg for infrastructure improvements through the Texas Capital Fund (TCF).
This week, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1931 the American Land Act. This bill would require the Bureau of Land Management and the National Forest System to open up about 1/3 of its land over five years for sale to the American people. The federal government currently owns 27% of the total land in the United States.
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa announces the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded grants and loans to Duval County and to the City of Alton for water projects and improvements as part of their Earth Day 2015 Project Selection
On Thursday, April 16, the House voted 240-179 to repeal the federal death tax. In response to Congress, the President has threated to veto the repeal, leading most experts to predict a continuation of the long-standing tax. The death tax will likely stay in place despite its detrimental effect on family businesses and strong opposition from the American public, reports Tax Trends Weekly
Passco Companies, LLC, a nationally recognized market leader in the acquisition, development, and management of multi-family and commercial properties throughout the U.S., has announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas, and the addition of industry veteran Shelli Cusack as Director of Asset Management
In recognition of Fair Housing Month, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) reminds the public that every Texan has a right to be treated equally when trying to buy, finance or rent a home or apartment under the Fair Housing Act, and discrimination in Texas will not be tolerated.
Early voting for the Arlington May 9th Joint General and Special Elections begins Monday, April 27, and will continue until Tuesday, May 5.

Voters now have seven locations in which to cast their ballot:


The City of Austin is hosting a fair housing conference, “Fair Housing in Austin: Past, Present, and Future,” on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Asian American Resource Center located at: 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754.
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates because "it's a sad day" when heirs face huge financial burdens after someone dies, Rep. Buddy Carter told Newsmax.The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates because "it's a sad day" when heirs face huge financial burdens after someone dies, Rep. Buddy Carter told Newsmax.
The House voted to repeal the 99-year-old U.S. estate tax amid a partisan clash over whether the government should break up concentrated wealth or make it easier to pass along assets to the next generation.
Gallego Announces $4 Million Infrastructure Project to Provide Fresh Water for the City of Big Lake

San Antonio, TX: – December 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego (TX-23) today announced a $4,281,450 federal grant to replace water piping, rehabilitate ground storage tanks and renovate a pump station in Reagan County. The funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development division. more »

 
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