The 2009 Texas legislative session ended yesterday without passing key legislation to keep five Texas agencies in place long term — including the Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas Senate failed to vote on pending house bills that would have kept these agencies alive, but the Senate blamed the Texas House for prior delays and inaction on the pending measures.   The agencies will not be closed immediately, but could close by 2010 if legislation is not passed to keep them alive.  Texas’ Governor Rick Perry is expected to call the legislature back in to a Special Session to deal with the key five agencies.  Read Article