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Texas Department Of Agriculture Responds To Hurricane Harvey

Major flooding and devastating crop losses among damages caused by historic storm AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and reinforced the message of support through various programs offered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). “I want to let all Texans along the coast and those experiencing flooding in Central Texas to know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers,” Commissioner Miller said. “God’s […]

Texas Comptroller Details Agency Response to Hurricane Disaster, Offers Prayers for Victims

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today offered prayers of support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, while detailing his office’s role in disaster response. “We are praying for those who’ve been devastated by this disaster, and we’re doing all we can to support those who are working tirelessly to rescue fellow Texans still in harm’s way,” Hegar said. “As part of the overall state response, our agency is focusing primarily on ensuring resources are available […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Hurricane Harvey Rescue and Recovery Efforts

Senator Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in the wake of flooded roadways that will prevent him from traveling out of Houston to Corpus Christi to survey storm damage from Hurricane Harvey: “Due to continuing rain and flooding in Houston, I regret that roadways are blocked and I will be unable to travel out of the city to join Gov. Abbott, Sen. Cornyn, and other state and local officials […]

Sen. Cruz Urges Texans To Heed Warnings of Local Officials and Avoid High Water Areas, Praises First Responders

Senator Ted Cruz

Joins Fox News, The Weather Channel and CNN to discuss efforts to allocate resources to affected regions HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Fox News’ ‘America’s News HQ,’ The Weather Channel, and CNN’s ‘Newsroom’ to urge Texans to heed warnings from local officials and avoid all high water areas. Sen. Cruz also discussed his efforts to allocate resources into the affected regions. On Fox News, Sen. Cruz urged Texans to avoid […]

Oakbend Medical Center Hurricane Harvey Status Update    

  Richmond, Tx– Please be advised that OakBend Health Systems is currently under Code Grey Disaster due to Hurricane Harvey. The Williams Way Campus will undergo a coordinated and organized evacuation throughout today to the Jackson Street Campus.  Grand Parkway ER is closed, Hospital for Surgical Excellence and the Ambulatory Surgery Centers are closed through Friday, September 1, 2017. Jackson Street Campus is at capacity and the Emergency Department is on diversion. At this time the decision […]

State Bar has legal resources to help during Harvey  

By G. Thomas Vick Jr. When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike Texas, the State Bar of Texas serves as a hub of legal and recovery-related resources for Texans and Texas lawyers (visit texasbar.com/disasters). First, the State Bar operates a legal hotline—(800) 504-7030—that helps people find answers to basic legal questions and locate recovery resources in the wake of a disaster. The toll-free hotline is answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese and directly connects callers with […]

Harmony Public Schools Offering Hot Meals To Those Affected By Harvey Flooding

(HOUSTON) Harmony Public Schools, in partnership with Northwest Catering Services, will provide up to 250 meals daily through Friday, September 1 to those affected by flooding related to Hurricane Harvey. Meal service will begin at 11 am each at at the Harmony School of Innovation-Sugar Land, 13522 Airport Blvd, Sugar Land, TX. WHAT:            Hot Meal Distribution (up to 250 per day) WHEN:            Today through Friday, September 1 11:00 am until last meal served WHO:              Harmony […]

DPS Announces Temporary Storm-related Changes

AUSTIN – At the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will implement cost-saving measures for residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The changes will affect driver license (DL) duplicates and Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) surcharges for residents who live in one of the counties that have received a gubernatorial disaster declaration. DPS will provide a no-cost replacement DL or ID card for residents in the impacted […]

Cornyn Visits Coastal Bend Region, Surveys Damage from Harvey

‘I want to join you in echoing the incredible leadership that we have seen here at the local level, here at the county and the city level, their mayors, everybody pulling together in a typically Texas fashion.’  ‘This is going to be a long haul. We’re trying to save people’s lives.’ ‘But the only way we’re going to get through this together as the Texas family is to make sure that we are lashed together […]