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Sen. Cruz Urges Texans to Register Before FEMA’s November 30th Deadline

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey have until November 30th to register for individual assistance HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify for Individual Assistance by Thursday, November 30th. Texans can register for Individual Assistance at disasterassistance.gov, by phone (1-800-621-3362), or in person. The full video transcript is below, and may be viewed here. “Hi, I’m Ted Cruz. In the […]

Sen. Cruz Praises Justice Department’s Grant Funding for 98 Texas Law Enforcement Officers ‘

Senator Ted Cruz

These funds will strengthen law enforcement officials’ efforts to protect our communities’ HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ $98 million grant announced today that provides funding for law enforcement agencies across the country. Nine law enforcement agencies in Texas will receive grant funding, allowing them to hire an additional 98 full-time law enforcement officers. Of those 179 law enforcement agencies across the country that […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Re-List North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Senator Ted Cruz

The U.S. will no longer harbor illusions about the nature and ambition of the North Korean government HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism: “Today’s decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is a major milestone, and I applaud President Trump for taking decisive action.  This critical designation results from […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in DeWitt County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Cuero will close permanently at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: DeWitt County Dewitt County Annex (Parking Lot) 200 E. Church St. Cuero, TX 77954 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Baytown will close permanently at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Harris County Baytown Community Center 2407 Market St. Baytown TX 77520 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

AUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, 2017. The centers will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25. Disaster survivors can visit any of the centers for assistance. Locations of other recovery centers are online at www.fema.gov/DRC. For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region 6 […]

Commissioner Ryan Sitton: Texas Oil, Gas Production Disrupting Global Energy Landscape, Requires New Mindset

AUSTIN  – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton examined the changing role of natural gas and its importance to global economies, and Texas’ role in America’s energy dominance in an article for the November/December issue of Drilling Contractor Magazine. “Prior to the shale boom in 2008, the United States believed it did not have enough natural gas to meet its demand. Import facilities were built to take in natural gas from other countries,” Commissioner Sitton wrote. […]

Partnerships Lead to Great Homes for Children

Shown (L to R) are: Associate Judge Walter Armatys of the 328th District Court, Rob  H-E-B, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Jim Lockwood, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford. Photo courtesy of Mary Favre, Liz Furman, Nancy Cruz and Sue Lockwood.

Child Advocates and Its Partners Celebrate National Adoption Day Fort Bend County 328th and 387th and 505th District Courts Finalize 25 Adoptions The Honorable Ron Pope, The Honorable Brenda Mullinix, and The Honorable Judge David Perwin finalized 25 adoptions including the adoptions of 7 children from the foster care system on Friday in celebration of National Adoption Day. The Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts joined courts across the country in opening […]

Disaster Recovery Center in Liberty County to Close Temporarily

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Liberty County will close temporarily starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 and reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The center is located in: Liberty County Dayton Chamber of Commerce 801 S Cleveland Street Ste. B, Room 301 & 302 Dayton, TX  77535 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Baytown will close permanently at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Harris County Baytown Community Center 2407 Market St. Baytown TX 77520 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane […]