Governor Abbott, TDEM request addition of 32 counties for major disaster declaration

Governor Abbott, TDEM request addition of 32 counties for major disaster declaration

March 2, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has re-requested that an additional 32 counties be added to the federal Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 18th. On February 20th, the White House partially […]

PUC launches investigation of grid event, adjusts POLR rules to protect retail electricity consumers

Extends deadline for POLR registration in exchange for lower customer rates Austin, TX – In an emergency open meeting, the Public Utility Commission of Texas launched an investigation into the factors that combined with the devastating winter weather to disrupt the flow of power to millions of Texas homes. The Commission also unanimously approved a […]

President Biden approves major disaster declaration for Texas

President Biden approves major disaster declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, […]

Open letter to citizens of Fate from Mayor-Elect David Billings

Open letter to citizens of Fate from Mayor-Elect David Billings

FATE, TX – February 20, 2021 – Dear City of Fate team members, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! Our city faced another serious challenge, which impacted thousands of fellow Texans, and each of you stepped-up to the challenge. You responded to every situation with grace and humility. In a world where […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands opens Food Pantry today, provides update on storm operations

Rockwall County Helping Hands opens Food Pantry today, provides update on storm operations

ROCKWALL, TX – February 20, 2021 – It has been such a testimony of the strength and compassion of our community to see neighbors helping neighbors during this unprecedented weather event. Helping Hands of Rockwall County wanted to update the community on the emergency operations that they’ve been involved in over this past week. Helping […]

Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to help deliver resources to Texas families

Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to help deliver resources to Texas families

AUSTIN, TX – February 19, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain regulations from the Department of Motor Vehicles to aid in the response to winter weather and power outages throughout the state. The waivers issued by the Governor will allow commercial vehicles conducting responsive activities to travel in Texas as long as the […]

Governor Abbott declares power system winterization, related funding as emergency items, provides update on winter weather response

Governor Abbott declares power system winterization, related funding as emergency items, provides update on winter weather response

AUSTIN, TX – February 19, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday provided an update on the state’s response to winter weather and power outages. As part of his update, the Governor declared a new emergency item for this legislative session. The Governor is asking the Legislature to mandate the winterization of Texas’ power system and for […]

Governor Abbott announces $41 Million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

Governor Abbott announces $41 Million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

AUSTIN, TX (July 15, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office will provide $41 million in federal funds to assist cities and counties throughout the COVID-19 response. These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations […]

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

JULY 9, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the State of Texas will invest $57 million in federal funds to maintain the state’s need-based financial aid programs and keep more students enrolled at their colleges and universities. The investment of federal funds, advanced by Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker of the House […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (6/30/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (6/30/2020)

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management  ROCKWALL, TX – June 30, 2020 – We have received 27 additional confirmed cases from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and 3 additional confirmed cases from the Rowlett Health Department. 21 of the cases are in the City of Rockwall. 1 case is in the […]

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