Harvey households with FEMA group flood insurance policies: Buy standard policy by Oct. 24

Lack of coverage may affect eligibility for future disaster assistance AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 6,690 Hurricane Harvey survivors have been notified that their Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire Oct. 24. These three-year policies end soon, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage. Following the devastating disasters and hurricane season of 2017, FEMA purchased GFIP policies for thousands of disaster survivors whose homes were flooded. Part […]

Katy City Council Confirms Durran Dowdle as Mayor Pro Tem

State Rep. Mike Schofield, left, presents Mayor Chuck Brawner with a resolution passed by the Texas House of Representatives congratulating Brawner on his election as mayor. The resolution was presented before Monday's city council meeting. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night reconfirmed Ward B Council Member Durran Dowdle as mayor pro tem. In this role, Dowdle would preside in the mayor’s absence. Dowdle was nominated by Mayor Chuck Brawner and the council approved the nomination. Dowdle, a project manager at KBR, was first elected to the council in 2016. He was first appointed mayor pro tem by former Mayor Fabol Hughes in March. Dowdle succeeded Brawner, who had resigned […]