Sugar Land

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 […]

Time to Stock up on Disaster Supplies Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Free Weekend, April 28-30

(Harris County, TX) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management reminds residents that the weekend of April 28-30 has been designated as an Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. This tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need an exemption certificate. “We need to […]

Electrifying Wonderweek

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center generates buzz about energy conservation in time for Earth Day Now to May 3 Sponsored by Constellation® Get ready for a shock to your system! The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston with support of Constellation® Energy, invites you to power up for an amplifying experience. You’re invited to supercharge your brain with new knowledge about how energy works and […]

Olson Announces Sugar Land Student Receives Us Merchant Marine Academy Appointment

Cyrus Eradi

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced that Cyrus Eradi of Sugar Land, TX has received an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for the fall of 2018. Eradi is a senior at Clements High School and a TX-22 resident. He is Student Council Class Treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society. He has received the Commanding Officer of the Clements High School and NJROTC Unit George C. Marshall Academic and […]

OLSON STATEMENT ON EPA ANNOUNCEMENT ON SAN JACINTO RIVER WASTE PITS CLEANUP PLAN

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing their cleanup action plan for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site: “I’m pleased to see the EPA, State of Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taking this important step to force the polluters to clean up the dioxin contamination from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits.  Our community deserves to know […]