Hurricane Harvey

Texas News: Houston Resident, Patricia Rodriguez Convicted of Fraud Scheme Linked to Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Ts. ‐ A Houston area resident has entered a guilty plea to fraud in connection with a major disaster for her scheme to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Patricia Rodriguez, 38, of Houston, entered her guilty plea today before U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore. As part of … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Resident, Patricia Rodriguez Convicted of Fraud Scheme Linked to Hurricane Harvey

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Paying for Medicaid, schools will be priority for lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering anew whether to expand government-funded health coverage to more people after Democrats put a sizable dent … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | Paying for Medicaid, schools will be priority for lawmakers

HONOLULU | Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials on Monday urged residents and visitors to be prepared as a strong tropical storm approached the island state. Olivia was 415 miles (670 kilometers) east of Hilo and moving west at 9 mph (15 kph) at 2 p.m. local time. It had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (115 kph) shortly … Continue reading HONOLULU | Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

HOUSTON | Texans star JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey effort raises $41.6M

HOUSTON  — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. An online fundraiser Watt launched after the storm hit Texas last year went viral and far exceeded his original goal of raising $200,000. “It’s incredible to … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texans star JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey effort raises $41.6M

Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Attends Hurricane Harvey Anniversary Service At The First Baptist Church Of Rockport

ROCKPORT, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the First Baptist Church of Rockport for a service on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey.  Governor Abbott joined members of the Rockport community in prayer and worship.  The Governor also addressed the congregation and spoke of the community’s resiliency, selflessness, and inspiring perseverance. “After … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Attends Hurricane Harvey Anniversary Service At The First Baptist Church Of Rockport

HONOLULU | Storm drifts away from Hawaii after ‘almost biblical’ rains

HONOLULU  — A once-powerful hurricane twisted and drifted away from Hawaii, leaving behind heavily saturated ground on the Big Island and many residents on other islands relieved it didn’t wreak more havoc. Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters Friday through early Saturday as the island grappled with the nearly 4 feet … Continue reading HONOLULU | Storm drifts away from Hawaii after ‘almost biblical’ rains

PORT ARTHUR, Texas | Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change

PORT ARTHUR, Texas  — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast. Like other oceanfront projects, this … Continue reading PORT ARTHUR, Texas | Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change

Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has extended the State Disaster Declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster … Continue reading Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey