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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas environmental chief: There's still a fire risk at Deer Park facility

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Toby Baker told a special panel of state senators on Thursday that first responders are still actively managing an incident at a Houston-area petrochemical facility that began last month.

A thick layer of smoke from a fire burning at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park hangs in the air above the…

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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