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93 Texas Burn Bans - 4/20/2018 12:45:58 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:30
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BORDEN, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HEMPHILL, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LUBBOCK, LYNN, MARTIN, MASON, MENARD, MIDLAND, MOORE, MOTLEY, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, ROBERTS, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Perkins To San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:50
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shanda Perkins to the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board for a term set to expire September 1, 2021.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shanda Perkins to the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board for a term set to expire September 1, 2021. The board reviews the policies and operations of the San Jacinto Battleground for the purpose of advising the Parks and Wildlife Commission on the proper historical development of the battleground.

Shanda Gillaspie Perkins of Burleson is a former banker with over 20 years of experience along with certifications, as well as business and public relations. She previously served as ambassador for the Burleson Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the United Way of Johnson County Board of Directors and Burleson Lions Club. Additionally, she serves on the Texas Health Hospital Advisory Council and as a director of Johnson/South Tarrant Chamber Summit. Perkins’ great great great uncle, Captain James Gillaspie, fought at the Battle of San Jacinto.

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Governor Abbott And HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hold Press Conference On Disaster Recovery

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:02
Governor Greg Abbott today joined Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman John Culberson and local officials in Houston, Texas to discuss the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery.

Governor Greg Abbott today joined Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman John Culberson and local officials in Houston, Texas to discuss the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery. This grant funding is being provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program for the rebuilding of housing, businesses, and infrastructure following Hurricane Harvey and previous flood events.

“Though Hurricane Harvey was the worst of storms, it brought out the best in the people of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “In each community, so many lives were saved because of the courage and leadership of local officials and the efforts of our incredible first responders. These funds will help give communities the resources they need to continue recovering, and I thank HUD Secretary Ben Carson, as well as all of our federal partners, for their ongoing support throughout this process.”

This allocation comes as a result of the disaster supplemental recently passed by Congress, and is in addition to the $5 billion in CDBG funding previously awarded to Texas by HUD late last year. Local Texas officials can now implement a disaster recovery plan to identify their communities needs for these funds.

The CDBG-DR funding includes:

  • $652,175,000 to help rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure.
  • $4,297,189,000 for elevating homes, property buyouts, and hardening structures from wind and water to help protect Texas families from future storms.
  • In addition, Houston received $61,884,000 and San Marcos $24,012,000 for mitigation of 2015 floods.
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Governor Abbott Adds Additional Counties To Disaster Declaration In Response Drought Conditions Across Texas

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:40
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a State Disaster Declaration adding additional counties for a number of Texas counties experiencing drought conditions.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
 
 
I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on Friday, April 13, 2018, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster for Armstrong, Andrews, Archer, Bastrop, Baylor, Bell, Bosque, Briscoe, Burnet, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Erath, Falls, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hill, Hutchinson, Johnson, Kent, King, Knox, Lee, Limestone, Lipscomb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, McLennan, Milam, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Robertson, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Swisher, Throckmorton, Travis, Wheeler, Wilbarger, Williamson, Winkler, Yoakum, and Young counties.  Those same conditions continue to exist in these and other counties in Texas.
 
THERFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby amend the aforementioned proclamation and declare a disaster in these additional counties: Borden, Callahan, Coke, Dawson, Ellis, Fisher, Glasscock, Howard, Jones, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Navarro, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Sterling, Taylor, and Terry.
 
Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the Texas Government Code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.
 
Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor.  However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency’s emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.
 
In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.
 
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 19th day of April, 2018.

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

View a PDF of the Proclamation

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Upper Guadalupe River Authority

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:10
Governor Greg Abbott reappointed D. Michael “Mike” Hughes and William R. “Bill” Rector, M.D., and appointed Margaret B. “Maggie” Snow to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott reappointed D. Michael “Mike” Hughes and William R. “Bill” Rector, M.D., and appointed Margaret B. “Maggie” Snow to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The river authority is responsible for control, storing, preservation, and distribution of the waters of the Upper Guadalupe River and its tributaries.

D. Michael “Mike” Hughes of Ingram is the former owner and operator of Broken Arrow Ranch, Inc. He is the founder, former director, and past chairman of the Board of Oceaneering International, Inc. He is former president of the Association of Diving Contractors and the Exotic Wildlife Association, former director of the National Ocean Industries Association, and former honorary chairman of Hunters for the Hungry. Hughes was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and received a civil engineering degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

William R. “Bill” Rector, M.D. of Kerrville is a diagnostic radiologist. He currently serves part time as a teaching and diagnostic radiologist for the U.S. Air Force Wilford Hall Hospital in San Antonio. He was a partner and radiologist at Peterson Regional Medical Center for 31 years. He is a member of the Kerr-Bandera County Medical Society and the Kerr County Historical Commission and member emeritus of the American Medical Association. In addition, he is a board member of Symphony of the Hills, board president of the newly formed Heart of the Hills Heritage Center, and president of the Historic Downtown Business Alliance. Rector was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. He received a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Margaret B. “Maggie” Snow of Kerrville is the co-owner and appraiser of TexAppraise, Inc. She is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute. She was the first woman in Texas to receive the Accredited Rural Appraiser designation. In addition, she is an adult leader of Kerr County 4-H Shooting Sports and a member of the Executive Women’s Club. Snow received her Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.

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Governor Abbott Announces Full Compliance With School Safety Directives

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:03
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that all Texas school districts and public junior college districts are in compliance with recent state required safety and security audits.

$853,000 Grant For Texas School Safety Center Awarded

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that all Texas school districts and public junior college districts are in compliance with recent state required safety and security audits. These audits were part of the action ordered by the Governor to address and ensure the safety of students in Texas schools and public junior colleges. In letters to Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Commissioner Raymund Paredes, Governor Abbott outlined a number of steps to help Texas respond to and prevent school safety threats.

"As the country still mourns the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Texas is taking action to ensure the safety of students in our public schools," said Governor Abbott. "Every student deserves a safe and secure environment to learn and grow, and I am pleased that our school districts and public junior college districts are meeting these important standards. I thank Commissioners Morath and Paredes, as well as the Texas School Safety Center, for this collaborative effort to boost school safety in Texas, and I look forward to continuing our work on this important issue." 

The Office of the Governor today also announced $853,000 in funding for the Texas School Safety Center to assist Texas schools with preventing school violence, substance abuse, and bullying. Additionally, these funds will be used to help develop specialized training for school-based law enforcement that delivers training to prevent violent crimes, improve officer-student relations, and assist with improved student learning. This grant will ensure that the Texas School Safety Center will be fully funded and operational through August 31, 2019.

“I know how seriously our educators take the safety of every student in the classroom, protecting them as they would their own children,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. “Gov. Abbott shares that commitment to safety in our Texas public schools. Confirming all districts and campuses have completed the statutorily required school safety audits ensures the proper precautions are in place statewide.”

“The Coordinating Board shares Gov. Abbott’s sense of urgency in ensuring the safety of Texas public junior colleges. While Texas has statutes and infrastructure in place regarding safety planning and auditing, ensuring rigorous compliance is essential. We are pleased that all community colleges are now in compliance regarding their 2015 safety audits, and we are working with the community colleges and the Texas School Safety Center to ensure that they fully satisfy their obligations for the 2018 security audit cycle,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund A. Paredes.

“The safety and security audit process in our state is critical to ensuring that districts regularly assess their facilities and address any vulnerabilities or areas for improvement in a timely manner,” said Kathy Martinez-Prather, Director of the Texas School Safety Center. “As part of a comprehensive school safety program, districts should be conducting on-going assessments of their facilities to identify and address gaps in their safety programs. The Texas School Safety Center remains committed to serving as the central clearinghouse for schools to provide best practices toward enhancing school safety and security measures across Texas,” said Martinez-Prather.

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Governor Abbott Celebrates The 70th Anniversary Of The State Of Israel

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:52
Governor Greg Abbott today attended and spoke at a celebration for the State of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, hosted by the Israeli Consulate in Houston.

Governor Greg Abbott today attended and spoke at a celebration for the State of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, hosted by the Israeli Consulate in Houston. Joining Governor Abbott in celebrating this special occasion were the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest Gilad Katz, as well as a number of elected officials and business leaders. At the event, Governor Abbott expressed the importance of the Texas-Israel relationship.

"There’s a deep, enduring bond between the people of Texas and the people of Israel,” said Governor Abbott. “We share in the blessings of freedom, a commitment to democracy, and the burdens of vigilance. I am honored to be a part of this joyous celebration, and I want to reaffirm Texas' commitment to growing this important alliance with Israel both economically and culturally.”

In his remarks, Governor Abbott also emphasized Texas' recent efforts during the past legislative session to support Israel by passing House Bill 89 (HB 89), known as the Anti-BDS law. The Governor also spoke about his visit to Israel, and talked about ways in which Texas will continue to build on our historic partnership.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Gravley To North Texas Tollway Authority Board Of Directors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:22
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lynn Gravley to the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire August 31, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lynn Gravley to the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire August 31, 2019.

Lynn Gravley of Gunter is president and CEO of NT Logistics, Inc. He is a member of the University of North Texas College of Business Logistics Department Board of Advisors and the Transportation Intermediaries Association Board of Directors and chairman of the Highway Logistics Conference for the Transportation Intermediaries Association. Additionally, he is a former member of the Gunter ISD Board of Trustees, Gunter ISD Foundation Board of Directors, and the Christian Care Centers Board of Directors. Gravley received a Bachelor of Arts from North Texas State University.

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Austin

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Paulo Sandalio Guillen, 31, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered

Governor Abbott Statement On Passing Of Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:43
Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush.

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush:

“Barbara Bush dedicated her life to helping others. As only the second woman in history to be both the wife and mother of U.S. presidents, Barbara had a unique and profound impact on our country.

“Spearheading the fight against illiteracy, she created the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, working to improve the lives of those less fortunate through education. Her selfless devotion to service defines the inspiring legacy Barbara has left behind. Her impact on Texas and our nation will forever be treasured.

“Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to President George H.W. Bush and the entire Bush family during this difficult time. We ask that all Texans join us in keeping them in their thoughts and prayers as they mourn the passing of a devoted wife, mother, and public servant.”

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92 Texas Burn Bans - 4/17/2018 4:41:15 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:30
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BORDEN, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HEMPHILL, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARTIN, MASON, MENARD, MIDLAND, MOORE, MOTLEY, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, ROBERTS, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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APD seeks assistance in Murder #11

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:16

Case:          18-1070088
 
Date:           Tuesday, April 17, 2018
 
Time:           1:43 a.m.
 
Location:    412 E. William Cannon
 
Deceased:  Isaac Christopher Morey, a white male, born 10-15-98
 
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, a group of friends gathered at an apartment to socialize. While there, some of the friends arranged for the purchase of a quantity of marijuana between two other parties. In exchange for arranging the transaction, the friends would receive compensation. The victim, Isaac Morey, was contacted and he agreed to drive to the apartment to deliver the quantity of marijuana. The purchaser of the marijuana arrived at the apartment a short time later and entered. A short time after the purchaser entered the apartment; two other men followed him inside pointing firearms at everyone inside. The men demanded the marijuana from Morey. Morey complied and handed over the marijuana. The three men went to exit the apartment; however, the third male stopped and fired at Morey striking him. The third male then exited the apartment.
One of the three men used a Snapchat account user name of king_tlee59 with a vanity name that appears as Lil Trouble B *
 
Austin Police and Austin/Travis County EMS were called to the
scene. EMS transported Morey to South Austin Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 2:18 a.m.
 
Homicide investigators are speaking with witnesses who are providing detectives with details about the shooting. Based on preliminary accounts, this appears to be an isolated incident.
 
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy tomorrow.
 
Anyone who may have information about this incident are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.
 
Up to a $1000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in this case.                   

Traffic Fatality #19

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:13

Case:            18-1060143
 
Date:             Monday, April 16, 2018

Time:            2:43 a.m.
 
Location:      100 block of N. IH-35 frontage SB

Deceased:    Dean Hood, White male (D.O.B. 10/17/1990)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a red, 2013 Volvo 4-door was travelling southbound in the center lane approaching the Cesar Chavez intersection in the 100 block of N. IH-35 frontage followed by a black, 2016 Hyundai Elantra driven by Kelsi Weatherby. A red, 2013 Chrysler 200 4-door, driven by Devin Nethery, struck the Elantra from behind causing damage to all three vehicles.
 
Nethery and Weatherby were both transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Dean Hood was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
Devin Nethery, age 22, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Kelsi Weatherby, age 27, was arrested for DWI. Nethery’s booking photo is not yet available. Weatherby’s is included below.
 
The case is still being investigated at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s nineteenth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in twenty fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were twenty-one fatal traffic crashes and twenty-three traffic fatalities.

Kelsi Weatherby

These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Traffic Fatality #18

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:11

Case:            18-1021241
 
Date:            Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time:            5:39 p.m.
 
Location:      8200 block of W. SH 71

Deceased:    Ethan Childress, White male (D.O.B. 2/23/1992)
 
The preliminary investigation shows that the blue, 1999 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Ethan Childress was travelling westbound when it collided with a grey, 2001 Toyota Rav4. The driver of the Rav4 failed to yield right of way while attempting to turn left (southbound to eastbound) out of a private drive. Childress was transported to a local hospital where he would pronounced deceased.
 
The case is still being investigated at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s eighteenth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in nineteen fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were twenty-one fatal traffic crashes and twenty-three traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Extension Of Transitional Sheltering Assistance

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:10
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for Hurricane Harvey survivors.

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for Hurricane Harvey survivors. TSA helps displaced individuals  who are unable to return to their homes find short-term shelter in hotels or other temporary housing locations. The TSA deadline has been extended from April 23, 2018 to May 31, 2018 with a check-out date of June 1, 2018.

"With many Texas families still unable to return home after Harvey, we are committed to ensuring they have a place to stay as the recovery continues," said Governor Abbott. "We will continue to do everything in our power to help Texans get back in their homes and get our communities rebuilt as quickly as possible. I thank our federal partners and FEMA for helping provide this important assistance for those in need."

Disaster victims with questions regarding their TSA program eligibility or status may contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for assistance.

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92 Texas Burn Bans - 4/17/2018 1:58:23 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:30
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BORDEN, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HEMPHILL, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARTIN, MASON, MENARD, MIDLAND, MOORE, MOTLEY, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, ROBERTS, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Texas Medical Board

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:07
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sharon J. Barnes, George De Loach, D.O., Robert Gracia, Manuel “Manny” Quinones, Jr., M.D., and David Vanderweide, M.D. to the Texas Medical Board for terms set to expire April 13, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sharon J. Barnes, George De Loach, D.O., Robert Gracia, Manuel “Manny” Quinones, Jr., M.D., and David Vanderweide, M.D. to the Texas Medical Board for terms set to expire April 13, 2023. The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas.

Sharon J. Barnes of Rosharon is a Sr. HR Business Partner at Freeport LNG Development L.P. in Freeport. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Chemical Society and a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County. Additionally, she is a member and board secretary of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Engineers and the CHI Brazosport Regional Health Care Foundation and a board member for the United Way of Brazoria County. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration in human resource management from the University of Phoenix.

George De Loach, D.O. of Livingston is a physician and chief of surgery at CHI St. Luke’s Livingston, and owner of Big Ticket Orthopedics. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Texas Orthopedics Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. De Loach received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Robert Gracia of Richmond is a realtor at Clayton Nash Real Estate. He is a member of the Texas Realtor Association and the National Realtor Association and a life member of the International Police Chief Association. He is the chairman of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Civil Service Commission and a board member of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels. Gracia received a Bachelor of Science in business management from LeTorneau University, a law enforcement certificate from Wharton County Jr. College, and a certificate in real estate from Champions Houston School of Real Estate.

Manuel “Manny” Quinones, Jr., M.D. of San Antonio is a family physician with Health Texas Medical Group of San Antonio. He is a member and former president of Bexar County Medical Society and is currently on their Board of Directors and Board of Ethics. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Clinical Faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine and has served on multiple local community boards including, The Witte Museum and the American Red Cross. Quinones received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from St. Mary’s University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine.  

David Vanderweide, M.D. of League City is an orthopedic surgeon and president of David G. Vanderweide, M.D., P.A. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Vanderweide received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine with a residency in orthopedics.

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91 Texas Burn Bans - 4/17/2018 11:38:46 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:30
ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BORDEN, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DIMMIT, DONLEY, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HEMPHILL, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARTIN, MASON, MENARD, MIDLAND, MOORE, MOTLEY, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REFUGIO, ROBERTS, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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90 Texas Burn Bans - 4/17/2018 8:05:53 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:30
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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1991 Orange County Murder

State - TX - DPS - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in solving the 1991 murder of Kathy Page

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