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 […]

Representative Justin Holland appointed to Texas Conservative Coalition Board of Directors

Representative Justin Holland appointed to Texas Conservative Coalition Board of Directors

AUSTIN — State Representative Justin Holland (Heath) was appointed to serve as a board member for the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC), an organization committed to the implementation of conservative public policies in state government. Representative Holland was elected to the board after being recognized by TCC for his work passing conservative legislation in both the […]

Rockwall High choir student earns highest honor as Texas All-State musician

Rockwall High choir student earns highest honor as Texas All-State musician

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 20, 2021 – Ashlyn Sisco, a member of the Rockwall High School Choir Department, has earned the prestigious honor of being named a Texas All-State Musician. Despite the innumerable challenges encountered throughout this school year, 2021 All-Staters remained committed to their personal musical development. They demonstrated the very perseverance and dedication […]

Texas ranks second in U-Haul’s list of ‘Growth States’

Texas ranks second in U-Haul’s list of ‘Growth States’

2020 Migration Trends: TEXAS is the U-Haul No. 2 Growth State (Jan. 4, 2021) — Texas is the No. 2 growth state in America, according to U-Haul® data analyzing migration patterns from 2020. Tennessee edges Texas, the leading growth state from 2016-18, and Florida, the No. 1 growth state for 2019, for top honors on […]

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 23-27, 2020. Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing […]