Announcements

Sens. Cruz, Inhofe, Colleagues Applaud President Trump for Deeming Firearm Businesses Essential

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Senate colleagues on Monday sent a letter to President Trump applauding the administration’s recent decision to include firearm retailers and manufacturers in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory memo to states and localities regarding America’s essential critical infrastructure workforce. The CISA advisory memo is used by many states to help determine which industries or businesses should be considered essential […]

Sens. Cruz, Hoeven & Reps. Fletcher, Burgess to Introduce Legislation Providing $3 Billion in Funding to Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve With U.S. Crude Oil

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas), and House and Senate colleagues today announced they are introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The legislation aligns with the request made by President Trump and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to fill the SPR. […]

Texas Provides Guidance for Nursing Facilities Current Guidance Addresses Infection Control Recommendations

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services is releasing current guidance to nursing facilities across the state on how to respond in the event of a presumptive or confirmed case of COVID-19. This current guidance – COVID-19 Response for Long-term Care Facilities – includes an overview of information provided to nursing facilities and highlights requirements and recommendations to protect resident health and safety. The guidance applies when a facility becomes aware of the infection of […]

New Date: The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency 5th Annual Wine Dinner

Rescheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 HOUSTON (April 7, 2020) – The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, a nonprofit providing Houston area women and girls with the tools needed to be advocates for their health, has rescheduled its 5th Annual Wine Dinner from Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Tony’s due to the health threat from COVID-19. Proceeds from the event support The Women’s Fund programs that serve to educate girls and women in the Houston […]

Texas State Parks Temporarily Close to the Public

AUSTIN—At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. “Given the myriad of challenges and heightened risks of […]

The Center for Pursuit selling world-famous Gingersnaps and other treats at Houston Ballet’s online Spring 2020 Nutcracker Market  

The Center for Pursuit is selling its wildly popular Gingersnaps and other delicious cookies and treats at the virtual Spring 2020 Nutcracker Marketplace on Facebook and through the Gingersnaps Etc. site.

Houston, April 7, 2020 – The Center for Pursuit, Houston’s largest not-for-profit organization serving adults with intellectual and development disabilities, is selling its wildly popular Gingersnaps, other tasty cookies in a variety of flavors (chocolate, raspberry, lemon and cinnamon) and Cheesesnaps at the online Spring 2020 Nutcracker Marketplace from now through Apr. 30. Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Marketplace at NRG was forced to become a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can now be found […]

Breathing in life during the pandemic

Death from the coronavirus catapults the religious to seek answers from celestial places. Crying out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken us?” But we know from the beginning of the beginning, death entered humanity—and a death on the cross saved humanity. Death opens the afterlife door, but earthly loss brings sorrow deep and wide. And we forget to breathe. Death visits when breath departs. Coffins, coronavirus obituaries, crematoriums,cemeteries—we bury and honor loved ones […]

Sen. Cruz and Rep. Graves on Fox News: Helping Airlines Take Wing Will Boost Entire Economy

HOUSTON, Texas – In an op-ed published on Fox News, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, discuss how the CARES Act will help the aviation industry and the hundreds of thousands of workers it supports recover and boost the entire economy. Read the full op-ed here and below. Coronavirus recovery – helping airlines take wing will boost […]

Sen. Cruz Launches Statewide Tele-Tour Connecting With Communities Combatting COVID-19

HOUSTON, Texas – As Texans work together to confront the two crises our country is facing, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today launched a virtual statewide tour to connect with men and women on the frontlines combatting COVID-19. “This pandemic has affected how we all live, work, and play – but it hasn’t changed the fact that in times of crisis, Texans always step up to help each other,” Sen. Cruz said ahead of his […]

Sen. Cruz Urges Secretary Azar to Mass Produce Serological Tests to Ensure Americans Can Return Safely to Work

HOUSTON, Texas – As millions of Americans file for unemployment assistance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in a letter to procure and distribute serological tests from the Strategic National Stockpile to help determine whether an individual has previously contracted and recovered from the coronavirus and enable more Americans to safely return to work. In the letter, Sen. Cruz […]