Brookshire

Faith-based, Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Grants

AUSTIN, Texas – Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and nonprofit organizations in areas eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration may apply for FEMA grants to help them get back to the business of helping others. As part of its mission, FEMA provides grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain private nonprofits through its Public Assistance program.  Community, […]

Death Notification

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individual. The information is as follows: FAUSTON S. HERNANDEZ – Hispanic Male, 73 Years: Mr. Hernandez died in the 3200 block of the North Freeway in Houston, Texas on 09/05/2017. Please call the

Fall Katy Home And Garden Show Rescheduled October 28-29, 2017

Free admission.  Meet reputable contractors face-to-face Katy, Texas (September 26, 2017) … The Fall Katy Home and Garden Show and Vintage Market has been rescheduled for October 28-29 after Hurricane Harvey forced the show to move, offering FREE admission so those hit hardest by Harvey can explore a range of remodeling options.  The show will now be held at the Katy Elite Sports Complex behind the AMC at Katy Mills Mall.  Meet face-to-face with reputable […]

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Nueces County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Nueces County in the city of Robstown. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the center […]

Hurricane Harvey Survivors Still Needing Hotel Stays Get Extension

AUSTIN, Texas – Some Hurricane Harvey survivors who need more time to find housing are getting an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for short-term hotel stays, has been extended by 14 days. The new checkout date is Oct. 10. Participants in the program will receive a phone call telling them whether they are eligible for the extension and what […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours of Operation

AUSTIN, Texas –State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will change their hours of operation starting Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The 40 centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies are at the centers to talk about assistance and to […]

Raising Cane’s Mobilizes To Raise Funds For Hurricane Harvey Relief

All 121 Texas restaurants donating 100% of net proceeds Sept. 27 to United Way HOUSTON (Sept. 22, 2017) – It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, but the need for support remains urgent. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers invites Caniacs across the Lone Star State to join in the relief effort on Wednesday, Sept. 27. All 121 restaurants in Texas will donate 100 percent of the day’s net proceeds to the United Way […]

Dewberry Farm Offers Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey Free Admission

Brookshire, TX (September 20, 2017) – Dewberry Farm is asking people to nominate families affected by Hurricane Harvey to get free admission to their Fall festival. Dewberry Farm wants to provide free admission to 100 people. “Hurricane Harvey caused so much devastation. Our hearts broke for those who were displaced because of it, and we want to give back,” said Mary Emerson, Owner. “If we can take people’s minds off of their challenges and bring […]

Website Records Shatter Hurricane Ike’s

Hurricane Harvey Activity Smashes Website’s Previous Records Houston TranStar’s Website was ‘hardened’ in advance to prevent crashes, keep going Houston TranStar’s website, www.houstontranstar.org, proved itself a trusted, reliable information resource for travel conditions as Hurricane Harvey bore down, dumped some 50 inches of rain, and finally moved on, leaving the region largely underwater. From Friday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, a total of 411 high-water freeway locations registered on the Real Time Traffic Map. […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 20, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 581,000 acres over Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto and Wharton counties last night. Crews are planning to be uptonight spraying over portions […]