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Rebuilding stronger and better

AUSTIN, Texas – Rebuilding after a disaster can present opportunities as well as challenges. The challenges include getting the job done quickly and efficiently. The opportunities involve rebuilding stronger and better. When it comes to repairing and rebuilding infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey, FEMA’s Stafford Act Section 406 can provide mitigation funds for risk-reduction during the rebuild. This Section 406 or Public Assistance mitigation can pay for improvements to roads, waterways, bridges, dams, buildings and other […]

Sen. Cruz: Though There Is a Dark Shadow of Loss and Suffering, Today Sutherland Springs Will Raise up a New House That Will Proudly Proclaim the Light of the Gospel

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in honor of the dedication ceremony of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs’ new sanctuary. “The First Baptist congregation and the entire Sutherland Springs community continues to inspire Texas and the entire nation with their strength, unity, and forgiveness. In the face of unspeakable evil, this community has shined the light of Jesus’s redeeming love. In the wake of horrific tragedy, the […]

Property Communication Solutions  

Communication is key; whether it’s done face to face, through the phone, through an earpiece, through a screen or any other method. Connecting people together is so important, especially if you can’t do it in the traditional ways. Technological methods are on the rise each day and below you will see just how you can keep anyone connected with ease. Hear and see everything The fact that it’s possible to know everything that’s going on […]

DPS Corporal Honored as Trooper of the Year by Texas Legislature 

(Pictured left to right: DPS Cpl. Joshua Moer and his wife, Camela, Sen. Pat Fallon, DPS Director Steven McCraw, DPS Staff Kristi Burchett and DPS Sgt. Jeffrey Jinks)

AUSTIN – Earlier this week, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Corporal Joshua Moer was honored by members of the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives for being named the IACP/Motorola Solutions 2018 Trooper of the Year. Cpl. Moer was selected for Trooper of the Year following his heroic actions in saving the life of a young woman in Wilbarger County in April 2018. The Legislature presented resolutions (Senate and House) honoring Cpl. Moer on Monday. “Corporal Moer displayed […]

Aging Pollyanna people

Pollyanna oldsters, please stop telling everyone how aging is akin to a scrumptious cupcake with icing and sprinkles. What a crock of nonsense. Discontinue the discussion on the youthfulness of aging—because it’s a sham. The anti-aging secrets are all lies. Stop telling us complainers that, “Every day above ground is a good day.” And no, we don’t want to play the Glad Game with you. After you leave the get-together, we’ll talk about how glad […]

Senate Approves Bills Ending Controversial Traffic Enforcement Programs

(Austin)  With just ten days left in the 86th Legislative session, the Senate approved legislation this week that would end two traffic enforcement programs that are unpopular with both citizens and lawmakers.  The first would repeal the Drivers’ Responsibility Program (DRP), created in 2003 as a way to help fund trauma care in Texas. This law places “points” on a driver’s record for each violation, and assesses annual surcharges when a driver accrues more than […]

Make vacation memories in 2019 

A condo or a cabin? Beach or mountain? Country or city? USA or overseas? What is your favorite vacation spot? Adventurer or homebody?    Some people choose a staycation—a vacation spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.   And some people use vacation time for home improvements—which really isn’t a vacation. The purpose of a vacation is supposed to be rest and relaxation. And fun.   However, some jet-setters cram so much […]

Olson Slams Democrats For Playing Politics With Affordable Prescription Drugs 

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) voted against tactics of House Democrats that discarded a bipartisan agreement to address drug pricing by including provisions that would reinforce harmful Obamacare policies previously reversed by the Trump Administration. H.R. 987 combines three bipartisan drug pricing bills with four partisan Obamacare bills that passed the Energy and Commerce committee on a straight Democrat vote. “House Democrats have wasted a critical opportunity to legislate on issues important to Americans […]

Sens. Cruz, Grassley Reintroduce Bill to Protect Second Amendments Rights, Improve Firearm Background Check System, Combat Gun Crime

Grassley-Cruz bill seeks to improve school safety and prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today reintroduced the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019, a bill to preserve law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights, while putting in place requirements to ensure relevant agencies and institutions accurately submit records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in order to prevent criminals from […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Tillis Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Office of Financial Research

Bill eliminates burdensome regulation demanding unnecessary federal agency established through Dodd-Frank WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), this week introduced a bill to eliminate the Office of Financial Research. This bill would take a crucial step forward in eliminating another set of burdensome regulations imposed upon hardworking Americans and small businesses under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The full text of the bill may […]