Sugar Land

Harvey survivors can partner with disaster case managers for recovery support

Individuals can get long-term, one-on-one help by calling 211 AUSTIN, Texas – Recovering from a natural disaster can be trying for many reasons, but difficulty navigating the available resources and support shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why disaster case managers (DCMs) are available to simplify your recovery process. They provide a single contact person who can guide you through the process, advocate on your behalf and help secure resources to address your unmet needs. Case […]

Sugar Land Town Square Giving Spirits Concert to Benefit Nora’s Home

Friday, July 6, 2018: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Houston (June 6, 2018): Nora’s Home, Houston’s haven for organ failure and transplant patients receiving care in the Texas Medical Center, will be the beneficiary from the Giving Spirits Concert on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Sugar Land Town Square. The public is invited to attend the Giving Spirits Concert that will educate guests about the needs of organ failure and transplant patients […]

Public’s Assistance needed to find next of kin

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Sharon M. Derrick, PhD, D-ABFA Identification Manager Forensic Anthropologist The information is as follows: ANDRES AGOSTO-DIAZ – Hispanic Male, 35 Years: Mr. Agosto-Diaz died at […]

Transitional Shelter Assistance deadline extended to June 30 for some survivors as efforts continue to help Texans move to permanent housing

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until June 30, with check-out on July 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution. This is the seventh and final extension of the temporary sheltering program. Key dates: May 31 – Last day of eligibility under current extension period June 30 – End of approved extension period July 1 – Final check-out of […]

DPS Ramps Up Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws. “Memorial Day pays tribute to those who have given their lives […]

DPS Reminds Texans to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now  

AUSTIN – With the hurricane season less than one month away, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges all Texans to use Hurricane Preparedness Week to learn how to protect themselves and their families from hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season starts June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. “Hurricane season is unpredictable, and as we saw last year with Hurricane Harvey, these powerful storms can cause dangerous conditions and leave behind major devastation,” said Texas […]

Olson Announces Pearland Post Office Dedication

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) announced the dedication of a Post Office after fallen Pearland police officer Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya tomorrow. Pearland Mayor Tom Reid, Pearland Police Chief Johnny Spires and Lucy Ekpanya will also attend. Olson will present the Pearland Police Department and Lucy Ekpanya with copies of his bill, H.R. 294, the Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building Act. What: Endy Ekpanya Post Office Dedication Date: Friday, May 4th When: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. […]

We Need Cat Fosters!

Daily intake requests are coming in for cats and kittens, and we are out of room. We want to say YES and get these guys someplace safe, but we can’t without help. If you have space in your home for adult cats, a nursing mother and her kittens, or have experience bottle feeding kittens, please reply to this email! Coming Up at the Shelter! Kroger For Your Pets Adoptions: Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm […]

New Museum in San Felipe Shares the Story of Early Texas

A statue depicting early Texas settlers stands in front of the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site Museum (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter At one time, before cities such as Austin, Dallas, or Houston even existed, San Felipe was the second-largest town in Texas, after San Antonio. The town itself, the site of which was just north of Interstate 10 between Brookshire and Sealy, was burned during the Texas Revolution of 1836 and never recovered. On Friday, a new, 10,000-square foot interpretative museum was dedicated at the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site tells the […]