AUSTIN Governor Greg Abbott today presented the Star of Texas Awards to first responders, peace officers and firefighters who have demonstrated remarkable courage and heroism in serving and protecting their communities throughout the state. The Star of Texas Awards were created by the Texas Legislature in 2003 to honor men and women who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. The 2016 recipients of the Star of Texas Awards are:

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the launch of the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies as part of his Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative established in March 2016. The initiative, created to address the Governor’s goal of meeting local workforce needs, will provide competitive grant funding to establish Innovative Academies within Texas high schools to provide students with learning opportunities in high demand occupations while earning college course credit prior to high school graduation.

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More questions raised by Houston Chronicle article and Kelley interview 

By Lillie Ruby 
Reporter 

On January 20, 2016 the Department of Public Safety Director Michael McCraw called in Rhonda Fleming of the Office of the Inspector General to investigate allegations in the Sandra Bland case. (Email on file showing Fleming replying to the allegations and that she has been asked to investigate the allegations). Among those allegations were that documents were tampered with by DPS Trooper Brian Encenia and other Waller County jail documents were tampered with.

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