This Week in Texas: February 12, 2014

Posted February 12, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has announced the number of Texas graduates taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam has more than doubled in the past decade. In addition, the number of low-income graduates taking AP exams has more than quadrupled and the number of Hispanic/Latino graduates taking AP exams has nearly tripled.

Early voting for the March 4th primary election begins next Tuesday, February 18th and runs through February 28th.

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Sharon Butterworth of El Paso and Antonio Falcon of Rio Grande City to the Health and Human Services Council for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The council helps develop policies and rules for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and makes recommendations regarding the overall management and operation of the commission.

Only in Austin: ¬†Since 1958, the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up has been held annually on the 2nd weekend in March in Sweetwater, Texas.¬† Some participants visited the Texas State Capitol this week to promote the event: