In the last 21/2 years, the North Texas area has been hit by more than 50 earthquakes, including two on Sunday — one north of Irving registering a magnitude of 3.2 — and another Monday in Farmers Branch…Read More Here.
The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas activity, may add a second earthquake expert to its staff, said Commissioner Ryan Sitton at a House committee hearing in Austin on Monday….Read More Here.
On a day that small earthquakes continued to shake North Texas, Southern Methodist University researchers testified before a House committee on Monday about their study linking a swarm of previous temblors near Azle and Reno to oil and gas operations…Read More Here.
For a state legislator, what happened Thursday morning is not the usual way to start the day. State Sen. Craig Estes was about to lay out a bill that would protect religious objections to gay marriage, but was told he couldn’t do it because state Sen. Jose Menendez had blocked the proposed legislation, though just temporarily…Read […]
State Rep. Rafael Anchia knows that his climate change bills have about a snowball’s chance in a warmer globe of passing. Even so, the Democrat from Dallas has held two climate change hearings in his position as chairman of the House International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee…Read More Here.
AUSTIN—Dallas Democrats on Monday pushed for the state to take a front seat role in climate change preparedness and draft a blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But their proposals are likely to get the cold shoulder in Texas…Read More Here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes April 20, 2015 (512) 463-0746 ANCHIA HOLDS COMMITTEE HEARING TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY Hears bills on climate change and a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan (Austin) Today Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) celebrated Earth Day […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Zornes (512) 463-0746 office APRIL 17, 2015 MEDIA ADVISORY In commemoration of Earth Day the Committee will have a public hearing on International and Intergovernmental efforts to mitigate climate change What: The Committee will hear: HB 2078, relating to the creation of the Global Climate Change Commission; HB 2080, relating to the […]
Gay adoption took center stage at the Texas Legislature on Wednesday. Prior to a hearing on a bill that would permit faith-based adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT people, Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) delivered an impassioned speech on the House floor in support of a proposal to allow the adopted children of same-sex couples to have accurate birth certificates…Read more […]
A Dallas lawmaker urged the House Wednesday to back his bill allowing both same-sex parents to be listed on adopted children’s updated birth records. Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, said he’s chagrined colleagues on the House State Affairs Committee won’t vote out his bill, which he said would ease hardship for some adopted children and their unconventional families…Read […]