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Olson Invites Small Businesses To Join His Advisory Council

Washington, DC –Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) invites TX-22 small businesses to apply to join his Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). The goal of this Council is to advise Olson on federal policy issues that impact the small business community. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our communities,” said Rep. Pete Olson. “The representatives on this advisory council will provide me with a direct line to our small business community and allow me to better represent […]

Olson Helps Launch Moldova Caucus

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today joined with his Democrat counterpart, Rep. David Price (NC-04) to launch the Congressional Moldova Caucus for the 115th Congress. This caucus will create a dialogue about the importance of US/Moldova relations, Moldova’s role in European security and in energy across Eastern Europe. “Moldova’s efforts to foster democracy have promoted peace and stability in Europe, strengthening international partnerships,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “Their position at the edges of NATO has played a […]

Olson Acts To Help Our Military Protect The Homeland

Washington, DC –Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to support our troops by voting in support of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill begins to rebuild and reform our military by including billions in additional funds to begin to close the dangerous readiness gaps our troops are facing. It also gives our troops their biggest pay raise in eight years. The bill passed with a vote of a vote of 344-81. “Today we took […]

Harris County Public Information Officer Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOSHEM) Public Information Officer Francisco Sanchez has been selected to serve as a member of the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee to represent state and local emergency managers. “I am honored by the opportunity to serve and look forward to working diligently on an issue I am deeply committed to, improving how public safety can best deliver the […]

New Herb, Vegetable and Fruit Gardens Take Root in Katy’s Cane Island 

Residents of Katy’s Cane Island now can pick their own herbs, vine-ripe tomatoes, flavorful peppers and a handful of other fresh produce thanks to a new collection of raised gardens in the community’s Amenity Village. Hub’s Garden, aptly named after the Cane Island’s popular canine ambassador, features several raised planter boxes adjacent to the Amenity Village conservatory where residents can pick herbs, fruits and vegetables at no cost. The gardens are managed by Cane Island’s […]

Katy ISD Students Travel to Carnegie Hall to Accept National Scholastic Art & Writing Medals

  Four Katy ISD students recently traveled to Carnegie Hall in New York City to be honored with the Gold Key Metals from the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Akhil Thadani from Seven Lakes High School, Connie Lau, Asma Mashal and Fatemeh Ebrahimi from Taylor High School were among 25 of the best artists and writers who were recognized. More than 330,000 entries were submitted and in total, 59 National Scholastic Art & Writing […]

DPS Recognized for Innovative Effort in Sexual Predator Case

 AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received the FBI’s Biometric Identification Award for the efforts of two DPS Crime Lab employees who were instrumental in solving a child pornography case. At a ceremony in Austin today, William G. McKinsey, the FBI (Criminal Justice Information Services) CJIS Division’s Biometric Services Section Chief, presented the award to Jenny Hall and Meghan Blackburn, both of the Austin Crime Lab. DPS Director Steven McCraw, DPS Law Enforcement Support Assistant Director Mike […]

A Tribute to Big Sam

by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas “Texas, Margaret, Texas.” These were supposedly the last words Sam Houston spoke before he passed away in his Huntsville home on July 26, 1863. Margaret was his wife of 23 years.  Texas, of course, was the Republic he led as President, and the State he represented in the United States Senate before serving as its Governor. Texas was his home, and it still is.  He is buried at the […]

Cornyn Op-Ed: Texans Deserve Better Than Obamacare

‘When Republicans in Congress began working on our health care reform plan earlier this year, I asked folks from around the state to tell me about their experiences under Obamacare. The response was overwhelming.’ ‘Health care is a deeply personal issue, and the passion reflected by that is evident on all sides of the debate. But one thing is clear: doing nothing to stop Obamacare from continuing to hurt millions of families in Texas and […]

Cmr. George P. Bush encouraging Texas communities affected by 2015 floods to apply for additional disaster funds 

Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging communities affected by the 2015 flooding events to submit applications for Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to pay for long-term housing and infrastructure recovery projects. These newly available funds will be administered by the Texas General Land Office’s Community Development & Revitalization program (GLO-CDR) to help disaster impacted communities rebuild homes and infrastructure. It will also allow communities to implement mitigation efforts […]