Harris County Animal Shelter to Open After the Storm

The Shelter will open with limited hours after Hurricane Harvey  The Harris County Animal Shelter will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to allow owners to reclaim lost pets that may have entered the shelter on or before Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Fortunately, the shelter has not flooded from the Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rains and all animals are safe. However, minimal staff are able to get into the […]

FEMA Update

In addition to these, however, we ask for your help in encouraging those in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey to continue to follow the instructions of state, local, and tribal officials, including instructions to shelter in place or evacuate. Please encourage them not to return to evacuated areas until told it is safe to do so. This is still a dangerous storm; residents and visitors in areas potentially affected by the severe weather […]

Update on Barker and Addicks dams

State Rep. Mike Schofield (photo courtesy Mike Schofield)

Barker dam expected to crest at 104 to 104.5 feet Little, if any, water expected to flow around the dam I just spoke to both the Army Corps of Engineers and the Harris County Flood Control District, and they both agree that under current models and weather forecasts, they expect Barker to crest at 104 to 104.5 feet. They anticipate that to the extent any water goes around the dam, the ditches the water would […]

Grace Care Center Katy Needs Volunteers

Immediate help if anyone can get there. Strong backed WOMEN who can help turn, lift patients at Grace Care Center Katy to help the staff. Need to get these patients cleaned, showered, changed, then laundry catch up. They will be working with Nurse aids and nurses who are past Tired. Grace Care Center Katy 23553 West Fernhurst Drive Katy, Texas 77494

OAG Statement on Supreme Court Justice’s Temporary Stay of Ruling on  Texas’ Congressional Map

Ken Paxton

  AUSTIN – The Office of the Attorney General today issued the following statement after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted a temporary stay of a district court ruling that required two of Texas’ 36 congressional districts (27 and 35) to be redrawn:   “We’re encouraged by Justice Alito’s decision today,” Director of Communications Marc Rylander said. “We remain hopeful that the entire Court will allow Texas to continue to use the maps that […]


We have been provided with updated information since I sent you the list of links.  The items which are crossed out are no longer good. In addition to those items no longer working, however, there are some new items listed on the bottom of this e-mail. These links are specific to Houston.  As I get any for other communities, I will try to get them to you as well.  This is just all I, personally, […]

Statement from Mayor Chuck Brawner regarding City of Katy’s response to the excessive rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey:

Throughout the night, our Emergency Operations Team and Katy Fire and Police Departments have been working under extreme conditions to make as many rescues as possible. The City received over 125 requests for rescues last night. The dangerous conditions that our first responders faced hampered their efforts to respond to all of the requests. Upon daylight, efforts continued while they were able to better assess the affected areas. We continue to receive many rescue requests. Katy […]

Statement by Chairman Christi Craddick on RRC Readiness and Response to Hurricane Harvey

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick

AUSTIN– Please see Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick’s statement below regarding the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) efforts during Hurricane Harvey: “Railroad Commission personnel continue to staff the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s State Operations Center (SOC) to assist Texas leaders with response to Hurricane Harvey,” Chairman Craddick said. “RRC district offices in Corpus Christi and San Antonio are open and assisting the public and energy operators with their needs during this disaster. The Railroad […]