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Texas Bill Could Help Save Honky Tonks and Venues

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A bill that would offer a funding boost to small live music venues in Texas has progressed in the Texas legislature, but it now faces crunch time in the final days of the Texas legislative session.

Update: as of Wednesday morning, the bill has been placed on the Senate intent calendar.

HB 2806, authored by Representative Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria), would set up the Texas Music Incubator rebate program, which would offer tax relief for certain small, live music venues and music festivals.

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