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 […]

Rep. Justin Holland appointed to House Appropriation Subcommittee

Rep. Justin Holland appointed to House Appropriation Subcommittee

ROCKWALL, TX – February 22, 2021 — The Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Dr. Greg Bonnen, has tapped State Representative Justin Holland to serve on the Subcommittee on Articles I, IV, and V of the Texas State Budget for the 2022-2023 Biennium. The powerful budget-writing House Appropriations Committee is among […]

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, […]

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 […]

U-Haul extends 30 days free self-storage at all Texas stores

U-Haul extends 30 days free self-storage at all Texas stores

Offer is available to new customers at 171 storage facilities statewide amid winter storm DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 18, 2021) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to Texas residents across the entire state impacted by the ongoing winter storms and widespread power outages. The disaster relief assistance program is […]

State Senator Bob Hall doubles down on power grid resilience and security legislation

State Senator Bob Hall doubles down on power grid resilience and security legislation

Calls out special interests who have opposed efforts for the last 6 years “The people of Texas need, want and deserve better than this!” AUSTIN, TX (February 18, 2021) — State Senator Bob Hall (Senate District 2) is doubling down on his commitment to pass his Resilient Energy Communities legislation to protect the Texas power grid […]

Biologists examine winter weather impact on Texas wildlife

Biologists examine winter weather impact on Texas wildlife

AUSTIN – As much of Texas has experienced historic winter weather, native wildlife populations throughout the state have also felt the impact. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds the public that many native wildlife species will be able to survive short durations of historic low temperatures and snow events. However, long-term impacts on a […]

Governor Abbott declares ERCOT reform an emergency item

Governor Abbott declares ERCOT reform an emergency item

February 16, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott today declared the reform of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) an emergency item this legislative session. In declaring this item an emergency, the Governor is calling on the legislature to investigate ERCOT and ensure Texans never again experience power outages on the scale they have seen […]

President Biden approves Emergency Declaration for Texas

President Biden approves Emergency 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 authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which have the purpose of […]

Wildlife experts ask for public help in reporting bat mortality events

Wildlife experts ask for public help in reporting bat mortality events

AUSTIN – Last winter, White-nose Syndrome (WNS) was detected in bats in 18 counties in central Texas and the disease has continued to spread. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is monitoring its progression through the state and is asking for the public’s help to understand how WNS is affecting vulnerable bat populations. “Last […]

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