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Texas governor proposes 40-page recommendation to beef up school security

5.30.18 – SIW – DALLAS — Beefing up armed security, expanding the program allowing armed teachers and enhancing mental health services are among the options Gov. Greg Abbott offered to schools Wednesday in his effort to make Texas schools safer amid a rash of mass shootings. Abbott’s plan also includes a gun lock giveaway, a […]

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ADI – Austin, TX  Expo – Tuesday, June 26, 2018

TBFAA will offer the National Electrical Code (NEC) Low Voltage Update. Taught by – Kelly Ryan, TBFAA President  this course will meet the Texas DPS state licensing requirement for an update on the National Electrical Code (NEC). Learn how the NEC applies to low voltage systems. Review requirements for panel accessibility, connections, protection of wiring, […]

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Regulation of Texas Alarm Industry May Change…

Texas Department of Public Safety Sunset Hearings- 5/23/18 By: Brad Shipp, TBFAA & Trevor Hand, McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants The Sunset Advisory Commission held a hearing on 5/23/18 with invited and public testimony to review the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) to review the agencies’ operations and make recommendations to improve its functions as it continues. […]

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2017 National Electric Code is Here!

The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires TDLR to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. In August 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing & Regulation, TDLR’s governing body, adopted amendments to Chapter 73.100 of the Electricians Administrative Rules and established the 2017 NEC as the “minimum standard” for […]

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The Texas Tax Amnesty Program

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program runs from May 1, 2018, through June 29, 2018. The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will, under certain circumstances, provide delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due. Tax amnesty applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and only includes liabilities that have not been previously reported to […]

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Rodney Hooker

Rodney left us on May 8th, 2018 after battling cancer for several years. Rodney was larger than life, who loved hunting and the outdoors. He had a unique wit and way of cutting to the heart of things and had a deep appreciation for Lone Star Beer. He gave everything for the alarm industry in […]

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Fire alarm individual licenses, firm renewals available online

All fire alarm individual licenses and firm registration renewals are now av­­ailable online on the Sircon website. If you need to update your address, please submit the company or individual form and $20 fee to SFMO seven days before renewing online. Branch offices will be renewed at the same time. If you have closed a […]

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