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Sen. Cruz Applauds Department of Education’s Federal Assistance for Displaced Texas Students Following Hurricane Harvey

‘I am grateful for the leadership of Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education in providing federal support to our students and schools in their time of need’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Department of Education’s announcement allotting $174.2 million in federal funds to Texas to cover the costs of educating students who were displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program provides $359.8 million in federal […]

Press Coverage of Sen. Cruz’s Statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ Tour

Tours Texas military bases in San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Abilene and Killeen HOUSTON, Texas – Following the Senate’s final passage of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) launched a statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour of Texas military bases in San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Abilene, and Killeen. Sen. Cruz secured over 30 provisions that were included in the bill, directly benefitting Texas and America’s national security interests at […]

Safe driving in School Zones see map

The Office of Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Safe Driving In School Zones With many of our schools starting up this week, Constable Ted Heap wants to remind all drivers to take extra care around school zones and crosswalks throughout Precinct 5. There is nothing more important to us or our residents than protecting our children. Beginning Wednesday, as schools get back underway, Constable Heap will have more than 100 deputies on our […]

Cmr. George P. Bush announces publication of HUD guidance for additional Harvey long-term housing assistance recovery funds

AUSTIN – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its guidance for the administration of an additional $652 million award to the state of Texas to help with the long-term recovery following Hurricane Harvey. The additional award brings the total award of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the state of Texas to $5.734 billion. The CDBG-DR funds will be administered by the Texas General […]

Texas A&M University is ranked No. 1 in Texas among public universities

By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 13, 2018 — Texas A&M University is ranked No. 1 in Texas among public universities and tops among fellow Southeastern Conference schools in Money magazine’s new “best college values” rankings. The magazine’s rankings, released today, rank the top 50 schools in the country for quality, affordability and salaries of graduates as they pursue their careers. “These schools deliver a superior education at an affordable price, enabling […]

The Hottest Casinos in Texas

When it comes to gambling, Texas is a great state to visit. Texas has 19 casinos with a wide range of table games, slots, and gaming machines. Whether you’re a more casual or serious player, you can find the right place for your preferences. These are the best casinos to choose from in Texas along with some special tips. Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino  Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino is the largest casino in Texas, so it’s […]

Texas Tech Graduate Named Inaugural Cargill Endowed Professor in Meat Science

Dale R. Woerner, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech, will begin the new position in meat science sustainability this fall. Texas Tech University’s continued partnership with Cargill, one of the nation’s leaders in developing and providing food and agricultural products for the public, has resulted in a new position in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR). Dale R. Woerner, a meat science researcher who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees […]

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

AUSTIN — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $6.6 million in fiscal year 2019 grant funds as part of the second phase of the state’s Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals. These grant funds will go to 10 rural local mental health authorities and be used to establish, continue, or expand programs to help people with mental illness receive services and supports needed to address mental […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘America Stands Unequivocally With Our Israeli Allies as They Exercise Their Right to Self-Defense and Fight to Defend Their Citizens From Hamas’s Attacks’

KILLEEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to Hamas’s escalating terror attacks in Israel: “No country in the world would tolerate the reality that Iran-backed Hamas terrorists have created in southern Israel, from regular riots with the stated goal of destroying Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, to the almost 200 rockets and missiles that Hamas has launched in just the last few days. Meanwhile, inside the Gaza […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘From Lackland to Fort Hood, Texas Remains a Pillar of Strength in America’s Defense and Strategic Objectives’

Texas Defends America Tour Tours Fort Hood, visits with Soldiers and receives update on operations and training occurring on base and around the world KILLEEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today concluded his statewide ‘Texas Defends America’ tour with a visit to Fort Hood. There, he visited Soldiers, and received an update on operations and training occurring there and around the world. Following the tour, Sen. Cruz held a media availability. Still photos […]