• Dewberry Farm Offers Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey Free Admission

    Dewberry Farm Offers Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey Free Admission

    Brookshire, TX (September 20, 2017) – Dewberry Farm is asking people to nominate families affected by Hurricane Harvey to get free admission to their Fall festival. Dewberry Farm wants to provide free admission to 100 people. “Hurricane Harvey caused so much devastation. Our hearts broke for those who were displaced because of it, and we want to give back,” said Mary Emerson, Owner. “If we can take people’s minds off of their challenges and bring […]

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  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties

    Date: September 20, 2017 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties Individuals from disaster-declared counties have until Oct. 31 to file AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that the deadline has been extended to October 31, 2017 for individuals filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in all 39 counties declared in Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. This deadline extension will allow affected individuals, who may be eligible but have not yet applied, with […]

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  • Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Their Home Campus after Harvey

    Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Their Home Campus after Harvey

    September 19, 2017 –  After almost two weeks of being housed at Paetow High School, Bear Creek Elementary (BCE) students and staff will now be headed back to their home campus on Monday, September 25. The neighborhood lift pumps and a water treatment plant which were compromised by Harvey have now been repaired and the local service provider has lifted water restrictions to the area, making it safe for students to return to their home campus.  […]

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  • Heart of Katy Market rescheduled

    Heart of Katy Market rescheduled

    Katy Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders Semi-Annual Heart of Katy  (Formerly The Heart of Katy Craft Show) Has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday November 5th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The event will be at Katy High School. Over 100 Vendors with Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Food, Etc.  Located in the Food Court Annex. Free Admission

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  • Texas Announces Food Assistance for Harris County

    Texas Announces Food Assistance for Harris County

    AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced today that it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in Harris County starting Friday, Sept. 22. Texas has been rolling out D-SNAP in a phased approach and is expanding to Harris County in coordination with local officials. Harris County sites will run through Oct. 5. “We’ve been working closely with local officials to fine tune sites that work for people who are […]

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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 […]

Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Polk, Brazoria and Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Friday, Sept. 22, 2017: one in Polk County in the city of Livingston, one in Brazoria County in the city of Oyster Creek and another in Harris County in the city of Houston. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jasper, Montgomery, Hardin and Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept 21, 2017: one in Jasper County in the city of Jasper, one in Montgomery County in the city of Conroe, one in Hardin County in the city of Sour Lake and one in Harris County in the city of Pasadena. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey […]

Deadline Nears For Libraries’ Photo Contest Celebrating Fort Bend County  

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         Fort Bend County Libraries is seeking entries for its “Capture Fort Bend County” Photography Contest in September. Amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter original photographs that portray the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County – from hidden gems in our communities to favorite places and scenes around town. Entries can be submitted at any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, […]

David Lewis returns to Farmer’s Market

(Columbus, TX) Back by popular demand, talented young musician, David Lewis returns to the Columbus Farmers’ Market Saturday, September 30th. This performance will be this Belleville resident’s third appearance at the market where he always draws large crowds. Lewis, now 17 years old, began singing and playing guitar at the age of seven. From the start, David has always been drawn to the classic country sounds. This past year David formed the David Lewis Band. […]

Cruz, Cornyn Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging HUD to Speed Up Allocation of Harvey Relief Funds  

DICKINSON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter from members of the Texas delegation to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson requesting that HUD allocate the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds intended for Harvey immediately, lower certain statutory income requirements, give grantees maximum flexibility when funds are dispersed, and shorten the public comment period. “In response to this catastrophic event, […]

Commissioner Ryan Sitton Discusses Opportunities in Energy at Gulf Coast Industry Forum

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AUSTIN – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today gave the keynote address at the Gulf Coast Industry Forum, which brought together Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressmen Pete Olson and Randy Weber, and hundreds of professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry. “Because of what we’re doing in Texas, the U.S. is seeing more opportunities in energy than we have in over 50 years,” Sitton said. “With our infrastructure and […]

AG Paxton Obtains $9.5 Million Judgment Halting Synthetic Drug Sales at Houston Smoke Shop

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AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office obtained a permanent injunction stopping Good Timez Boutique & Smoke Shop, its owners and landlord from selling highly-addictive and dangerous synthetic marijuana to consumers in Houston. The District Court of Harris County entered a judgment that the shop remain closed and defendants pay $9,520,000 in civil penalties. Jose Alfaro, the owner of Good Timez, was arrested in 2014 for selling synthetic marijuana from the […]

The 25th CMSA Houston/Gulf Coast Conference & Expo

The 25th CMSA Houston/Gulf Coast Conference & Expo is now being held on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  The event will be held at the Sugar Land Marriott from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  There is an opportunity to earn 8 CEU credits by attending all sessions and participating in the poster sessions. To register you can visit:  www.HoustonCMSA.org  and look under the events tab.  CMSA Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter invites you to register today as an exhibitor, sponsor or […]

Texas Expands D-SNAP to 12 More Counties

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in 12 additional counties: Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Hardin, Lee and Walker, starting Monday, Sept. 25, and San Jacinto starting Wednesday, Sept. 27. Texas has been offering D-SNAP benefits to counties in a phased approach that began Sept. 13. Texas has had active D-SNAP programs in the majority of […]