Sen. Cruz: ‘Provision Included in the Supplemental Disaster Funding Bill Will Ensure These Hurricane Harvey Funds Are Delivered to Texas Quickly’

Cruz-Cornyn provision expediting $4.3 billion in disaster recovery funding for Hurricane Harvey included in disaster relief package HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Senate for passing Cruz-Cornyn legislation included in the supplemental disaster funding bill to require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to publish the federal rules allocating $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for Hurricane Harvey […]

Correction: Items Eligible for Energy Star® Sales Tax HolidayThis Weekend

(AUSTIN) — There was incorrect information in a May 23 advisory regarding items eligible for sales tax exemption during the ENERGY STAR® sales tax holiday this weekend: ENERGY STAR-labeled LED lightbulbs are not exempt from sales tax. Only ENERGY STAR-labeled incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs are exempt from sales tax. Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs without an ENERGY STAR label are not exempt from sales tax.

Get Ready for Free Fishing Day in Texas June 1 

AUSTIN – Texas offers a Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year to help kick off National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day anglers can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license. To help celebrate Free Fishing Day, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and other organizations are hosting many free events around the state on Saturday, June 1, 2019, to provide fun, high quality […]

Sen. Cruz Joins Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Military ‘Widow’s Tax’

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today cosponsored the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019 (S. 622), to ensure that military spouses receive full Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) survivor benefits. “Our servicemen and women, and their families represent the finest qualities of the United States and we have the important responsibility of taking care of their families and spouses,” Sen. Cruz said. “I’m proud to join this effort to […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Rename Odessa VA Clinic After Texas Medal of Honor Recipients

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced a bill to rename the Odessa VA Clinic after two Texas Medal of Honor recipients: United States Marine Corps Private First Class Alfred “Mac” Wilson and United States Army Staff Sergeant Marvin R. Young. Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) is leading this effort in the U.S. House of Representatives and filed companion legislation to rename the Odessa VA Clinic last month. “I […]

New Tutor Training Format at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County for Basic Literacy, ESL Programs and Basic Computer Skills

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Literacy Council of Fort Bend County needs you!  Become an essential part of an adult student’s life by signing up to be a tutor at the Literacy Council. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will hold tutor training on Monday, June 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Through training, volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and one-on-one tutor sessions to adults.  The trainings prepare tutors […]

Teens Discover Creative Craft Of Amigurumi At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library             

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals or figures. In recent years, it has become an increasingly popular project for crafters around the world. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will have an introductory Young Adult demonstration, “Crochet Amigurumi,” on Wednesday, June 12, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. In this workshop for teens in grades […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Host College Fair – Plus!            

 Students who would like to have more information on area colleges are invited to attend a College Fair at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library on Monday, June 17, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand to share information about their programs with current high school students and their parents or guardians. Students will have the opportunity […]

St. John XXIII Announces Top Students

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Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal, and the faculty and staff of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, are pleased to announce the valedictorian and salutatorians for the 2019 graduating class. This class of 101 students, amassed more than $7.4 million in scholarships, which amounts to 70% of graduates receiving scholarships; submitted 534 applications to 176 schools, 42 of which are in-state and 134 schools are out-of-state; has four National Hispanic Scholars; has two Commended National […]

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Cruz-Durbin Resolution Calling for Peaceful Transition in Sudan

Bipartisan resolution advances to Senate floor WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the committee passed S. Res. 188, which encourages a swift and peaceful transfer of power in Sudan and calls on the United States government to halt efforts to weaken pressure on Sudan until such a transfer occurs. “The committee’s passage of this resolution sends a message of solidarity to the people of Sudan who […]