Texas News

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 […]

Texas Extends D-SNAP Hours for Polk County Residents

AUSTIN –Texas Health and Human Services announced today that it will extend hours at the Polk County site where victims of Hurricane Harvey can apply to receive disaster food relief. In addition to the previously announced hours, residents of Polk County will be able to apply Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at this location: Polk County 707 N. Tyler Ave., Livingston Livingston Municipal Library Sept. 18 to 23, Sept. 25-26 Note: Library […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 22, 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 357,000 acres over Galveston, Jackson, Montgomery, Polk and San Jacinto counties last night. Crews are planning to be uptonight completing Jackson and Sabine […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise the Nomination of Erin Nealy Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Erin Nealy Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas: “Erin Nealy Cox will be a stellar United States Attorney,” Sen. Cruz said. “She is smart, principled, and dedicated to the just enforcement of the law, and her background as a federal prosecutor, senior official at the Department […]

Sen. Cruz Promotes Economic Growth and Texas Agriculture in West Texas Visit

Tours Lamesa farm and ranch and participates in Southwest Council of Agribusiness Annual Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Perdue and Chairman Conaway LAMESA, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Mike Conaway in Lamesa, Texas to tour a local farm and ranch. Later, Sen. Cruz, Secretary Perdue and Chairman Conaway met with agriculture industry leaders, local farmers and ranchers at the Southwest […]

Olson Holds Pearland Disaster Recovery Workshop

Olson speaking to Pearland Workshop attendees

PEARLAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today held a Harvey Disaster Recovery Workshop at the First United Methodist Church in Pearland. The workshop was the first in a series, and included representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as well as State Representative Ed Thompson and City of Pearland officials. Attendees asked questions and received help filing disaster claims. “I appreciate FEMA and SBA officials joining me […]

Chairman Craddick Underscores Importance of Smart Regulation to Grow Energy Industry  

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick

Emphasizes Environmental Protection and Economic Growth to Dallas and Kansas City Federal Reserves Oklahoma City, OK – Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today highlighted the importance of smart regulatory policy in creating an environment for strong growth in the energy industry. She made her comments at a joint conference of the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas and Kansas City, during their 2017 Energy Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Striking the right balance between strong regulation […]

Red Cross Assistance Program Resumes for Harvey Victims

Houston, Sept. 22, 2017 — Today, the American Red Cross is restarting its program to deliver emergency financial assistance to those most affected by Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to our generous donors, the Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households in 39* counties that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs right now. People can apply on their cell phone, computer or tablet with a valid email address […]

AG Paxton Asks 5th Circuit to Allow Implementation of Senate Bill 4

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – The Texas Office of the Attorney General today presented oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit for a stay of a district court order that blocked Senate Bill 4 from taking effect on September 1. The Legislature passed the measure earlier this year to set a statewide policy of cooperation with federal immigration authorities enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. “We delivered a strong case for allowing Senate Bill […]

Texas Comptroller Announces Record $281 Million in Unclaimed Property Returns

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s office returned a record $281 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners during the past fiscal year, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today. The total breaks the previous record of $270 million returned in fiscal 2016 and marks the fifth consecutive record-breaking year. “Each year we make a commitment to reunite unclaimed property with its rightful owners, and this record underlines that commitment,” Hegar said. “I encourage all Texans to visit ClaimItTexas.org to […]