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Governor Abbott Sets Date For HD-13 Special Election

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:16
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing May 5, 2018 as the special election date to fill the House District 13 seat recently vacated by Representative Leighton Schubert.

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing May 5, 2018 as the special election date to fill the House District 13 seat recently vacated by Representative Leighton Schubert.

The early voting period for the special election will begin April 23, 2018.

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APD seeks assistance in failure to stop and render aid case

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:13

APD is seeking the public’s assistance in a failure to stop and render aid case that occurred on Friday, February 9, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. A student from Forest North Elementary School was walking home from school, northbound on the east side of the 13000 block of Hymeadow Drive, when a vehicle left the roadway and struck him. The vehicle then left the scene without stopping to render aid to the child. The vehicle may be a red Chevrolet SUV with dark tinted windows, but the victim was not certain.
 
The child received non-life threatening injuries from the crash.
 
Detectives are asking anyone that may have witnessed this crash or has any information to please contact the APD Highway Enforcement Command at (512) 974-5789, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 

APD Auto Theft Scam Warning

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:06

The APD Auto Theft Unit has received more than a dozen reports of a scam since the beginning of the year in which teenage Hispanic females (often in pairs, but occasionally alone) solicite rides to nearby locations from primarily Spanish-speaking men. They often request to be taken to a gas station or store to use the location as a ploy to get the drivers out of the vehicle before fleeing with it.
 
We want to encourage people to protect themselves. Never give rides to strangers or leave running vehicles unattended.  
 
El Departamento del Policía de Austin invita a la comunidad a tomar conciencia sobre una nueva forma de robo de vehículos que está pasando en la ciudad y que se está utilizando para engañar a hombres principalmente hispanos. Jóvenes hispanas (ya sea en pareja o solas) solicitan paseos a lugares cercanos, piden hacer una parada en una gasolinera o en una tienda para que el conductor salga, deje su vehículo y así cometer el robo. APD ha recibido mas de una docena de reportes de esta táctica desde el comienzo del año.
 
Para evitar ser víctima de este delito:
No de paseos a extraños
NUNCA deje su auto prendido y desatendido
 
Natalia Lee, the APD Auto Theft Neighborhood Liaison, is available for interviews in both English and Spanish tomorrow at 11 a.m. Please RSVP to the APD Public Information Office if you plan to attend the briefing.
 

Traffic Fatality #7

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:03

Case:             18-0400212
 
Date:             Friday, February 9, 2018

Time:             Approximately 3:05 a.m.
 
Location:       3400 block Red River Street

Deceased:     Timothy Wayne Boykin, White male (D.O.B. 10-15-72)
 
Arrested:       Olivia Madeleine Hamalainen Gruwell, White female (21 years of age)

The preliminary investigation shows that a maroon, 1996 Yamaha moped was traveling northbound in the right lane of the 3400 block of Red River Street. A silver, 2012 Jeep Wrangler was also northbound in the right lane of Red River Street. The Wrangler failed to maintain an assured clear distance, striking the moped and failing to stop and render aid. The Wrangler continued driving northbound on Red River Street.
 
The Wrangler driver was later located in the 900 block of E. 37th Street. The driver, who officers determined to be intoxicated, has been identified as 21-year-old Olivia Madeleine Hamalainen Gruwell. Gruwell has been charged with failure to stop and render aid and intoxication manslaughter.
 
The moped driver identified as Timothy Wayne Boykin, was located in the 3500 block of Red River Street, where he was pronounced deceased.
 
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s seventh fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in eight fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were seven fatal traffic crashes and seven traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Governor Abbott Appoints Hood And Taylor To The Texas Commission On Law Enforcement

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:32
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Ron Hood and appointed Jack Taylor to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for terms set to expire on August 30, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Ron Hood and appointed Jack Taylor to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for terms set to expire on August 30, 2023. The Commission establishes and enforces standards to ensure that the people of Texas are served by highly trained and ethical law enforcement, corrections, and telecommunications personnel.

Ron Hood of Dripping Springs serves as a Constable in Hays County and is a former police officer with over 40 years of law enforcement expertise. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Central Texas Justice of the Peace and Constables Association. He received specialized training in Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Law Enforcement from the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, Financial Forensic Techniques from the U.S. Department of Treasury Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and Counter-Drug Special Weapons and Tactics from the U.S. Military Police School, and is a certified Fire and Explosion Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Jack Taylor of Austin is a retired security expert. Prior to working as a private security director for various companies, he served in the U.S. Secret Service, including four years on the presidential detail, and subsequent assignments with the U.S. General Accounting Office, where he was appointed to the U.S. House of Representatives Iran-Contra Committee and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a decorated U.S. Marine Captain having served two tours in Vietnam. He earned the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation, Purple Heart medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He is a member of the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service and the Marine Corps Association. Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in music education from the University of North Texas.

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Governor Abbott Declares Disaster Proclamation Extension For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:56
Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas 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 for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton and Wilson counties; and

WHEREAS, the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, was subsequently amended on August 26, August 27, August 28 and September 14 to add the following counties to the disaster proclamation: Angelina, Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Washington and Willacy; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2017, October 20, 2017, November 19, 2017, December 18, 2017, and January 17, 2018, I issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all counties listed above; and

WHEREAS, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, a state of disaster continues to exist in those same counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for the 60 counties listed above.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the 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 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 16th day of February, 2018.

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

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Governor Abbott Sets Date For Special Election In HD 13

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:47
Governor Greg Abbott sets the date of the special election in HD 13.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, the accepted resignation of The Honorable Leighton Schubert has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas House of Representatives, District No. 13 which consists of Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington counties; and

WHEREAS, Article III, Section 13 of the Texas Constitution and Section 203.002 of the Texas Election Code require that a special election be ordered upon such a vacancy; and

WHEREAS, the vacancy occurred on January 29, 2018, and, therefore, pursuant to Section 203.004 of the Texas Election Code, the special election must be held on the first uniform election date occurring on or after the 36th day after the date the special election is ordered; and

WHEREAS, Section 3.003 of the Texas Election Code requires the special election to be ordered by proclamation of the governor; and

WHEREAS, Saturday, May 5, 2018, is the first uniform election date occurring on or after the 36th day after the date the special election is ordered;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby order a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 13 on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Leighton Schubert.

Candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the secretary of state no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, in accordance with Section 201.054(a)(1) of the Texas Election Code.

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, April 23, 2018, in accordance with Section 85.001(e) of the Texas Election Code.

A copy of this order shall be mailed immediately to the county judges of all counties contained within Texas House of Representatives District No. 13, and all appropriate writs will be issued and all proper proceedings will be followed for the purpose that said election may be held to fill the vacancy in District No. 13 and its result proclaimed in accordance with law.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto 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 16th day of February, 2018.

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

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Governor Abbott Sets Date For Special Runoff Election In HD 13

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:47
Governor Greg Abbott sets date for special runoff election in HD 13

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, the accepted resignation of The Honorable Leighton Schubert has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas House of Representatives, District No. 13 which consists of Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington counties; and

WHEREAS, Article III, Section 13 of the Texas Constitution and Section 203.002 of the Texas Election Code require that a special election be ordered upon such a vacancy; and

WHEREAS, the vacancy occurred on January 29, 2018, and, therefore, pursuant to Section 203.004 of the Texas Election Code, the special election must be held on the first uniform election date occurring on or after the 36th day after the date the special election is ordered; and

WHEREAS, Section 3.003 of the Texas Election Code requires the special election to be ordered by proclamation of the governor; and

WHEREAS, Saturday, May 5, 2018, is the first uniform election date occurring on or after the 36th day after the date the special election is ordered;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby order a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 13 on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Leighton Schubert.

Candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the secretary of state no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, in accordance with Section 201.054(a)(1) of the Texas Election Code.

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, April 23, 2018, in accordance with Section 85.001(e) of the Texas Election Code.

A copy of this order shall be mailed immediately to the county judges of all counties contained within Texas House of Representatives District No. 13, and all appropriate writs will be issued and all proper proceedings will be followed for the purpose that said election may be held to fill the vacancy in District No. 13 and its result proclaimed in accordance with law.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto 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 16th day of February, 2018.

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

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Traffic Fatality #6

Austin (TX) Police - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:35

Case:             18-0290542
 
Date:             Monday, January 29, 2018

Time:             Approximately 10:42 a.m.
 
Location:       4800 block of Teri Rd.

Deceased:     Leonel Hernandez, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 10-14-59)
 
On Monday, January 29, 2018 at approximately 10:42 a.m., officers and EMS responded to an injured bicyclist lying in a yard in the 4800 block of Teri Rd. Officers assisted as EMS attended to the victim who had significant trauma to his head. Witnesses reported seeing the victim dragging a damaged bicycle just prior to him collapsing. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe Hernandez was likely struck by a vehicle.
 
The victim, who has been identified as Leonel Hernandez, died at a local hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
 
This case is still being investigated. 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 sixth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in seven fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were five fatal traffic crashes and five traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Abbott Appoints Three To Texas State Technical College System Board Of Regents

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:08
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed John Hatchel and appointed Charles “Pat” McDonald and Tiffany Tremont to the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed John Hatchel and appointed Charles “Pat” McDonald and Tiffany Tremont to the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

John Hatchel of Woodway retired after serving 33 years in municipal administration in various cities in Texas. He served as deputy and assistant city manager for the City of Waco, city manager for the City of Plainview, and an assistant city manager for the City of Abilene. He is chairman of the TSTC System Board of Regents and former chairman of its Finance Committee. He is a life member of the Texas City Management Association and the International City Management Association and a member of the Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation, Texas Legal Board of Directors, and the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Minimum Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, he is a former member and chairman of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and a former member State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. Hatchel received a Bachelor of Science from West Texas State University.

Charles “Pat” McDonald of Richmond is president and CEO of the Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation. He is a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and a director of the Morton Cemetery Association and the Winston Foundation. Additionally, he is a former trustee and chair of the George Foundation. McDonald received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture economics from Texas A&M University.

Tiffany Tremont of New Braunfels is founder, president, and CEO of Silotech Group, Inc. She is former vice president of the Young Alamo AFCEANs Program, a chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and a former president of the National Association for Female Executives San Antonio. Additionally, she graduated from the San Antonio Business Opportunity Academy. Tremont is a service disabled veteran of the United States Air Force and received a Bachelor of Science in information systems management from University of Maryland University College, where she is currently completing a Master of Science in cybersecurity management and policy.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Charles Presiding Judge Of The Tenth Administrative Judicial Region

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:24
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alfonso Charles as presiding judge of the Tenth Administrative Judicial Region for a term set to expire four years from the date of qualification.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alfonso Charles as presiding judge of the Tenth Administrative Judicial Region for a term set to expire four years from the date of qualification.

Alfonso Charles of Longview is judge of the 124th Judicial District Court in Gregg County. He is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of its Criminal Law Advisory Commission. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Litigation Section, Criminal Law Section, and the Judicial Section, where he is chair of the Legislative Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Center for the Judiciary, Texas Association of District Judges, Gregg County Bar Association, and the First Administrative Judicial Region of Texas Local Selection Committee for Death Penalty Attorneys. He is a former member of the Texas Judicial Council, Texas Indigent Defense Commission, Judicial Education Committee, Texas Association of County Court at Law Judges, and the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. He is vice president of the See-Saw Children’s Place Board of Directors, board member of The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center Development Council, and member of the Longview Greggton Rotary. Charles received a Bachelor of Arts in business and political science from Austin College and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law.

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DPS Launches Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System Program

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the launch of a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program

Governor Abbott Participates In NASA In-Flight Education Downlink With Briarhill Middle School

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:34
Governor Greg Abbott today visited Briarhill Middle School where he joined students and local leaders for the NASA In-Flight Education Downlink.

Governor Greg Abbott today visited Briarhill Middle School where he joined students and local leaders for the NASA In-Flight Education Downlink. The event allowed students to connect with astronauts aboard the International Space Station for a question and answer session and demonstrations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts. During the event, the Governor thanked NASA for choosing Briarhill Middle School and encouraged the students to take full advantage of such a unique educational opportunity.

"Exploring new ideas and topics is truly what education is all about," said Governor Abbott. "The chance to speak with an astronaut from the International Space Station is a remarkable opportunity, and I have no doubt that students will take these lessons with them as they go forward in their education. I thank NASA and Briarhill Middle School for making this possible and for going above and beyond for these students."

Governor Abbott also thanked NASA Astronaut Joseph Acaba for participating in today's event. Astronaut Acaba was selected as a mission specialist by NASA in 2004. He has logged a total of 138 days in space during two missions, and is currently a part of the Expedition 53/54 crew that launched to the International Space Station in September 2017. 

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124 Texas Burn Bans - 2/14/2018 7:59:29 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Announces New Hazard Mitigation Funding For Harvey Recovery

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:42
Governor Greg Abbott today joined local leaders in Rockport and Houston, Texas to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Governor Greg Abbott today joined local leaders in Rockport and Houston, Texas to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This allocation of funding from FEMA will provide an estimated $1 billion for hazard and flood mitigation projects designed to both help Texas rebuild and reduce the risk of future damage from flooding and Hurricanes. The hazard mitigation funding will be operated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and starting today, cities and counties can submit applications for projects.

"Texas has maintained from the beginning that we would rebuild in ways that reduce the risk of future damage to property and lives, and that’s exactly what these funds are for,” said Governor Abbott. “While this announcement is another important step toward recovery, we still have more work ahead of us, and I want to reassure every Texan impacted by Harvey that we will not let up until your homes and communities are restored.”

The new hazard mitigation funds can be used in a number of ways, including:

  • Buyouts and elevations of flood prone properties
  • Drainage and reservoir projects that eliminate future flooding
  • Projects to lessen the  frequency or severity of flooding
  • Flood risk reduction projects (dams, retention basins, levees, floodwalls)
  • Large-scale channeling of waterways

Of the estimated $1 billion that Texas will receive, $500 million in funding is available today, while the remaining funding will be provided on or before August 25, 2018. Additional funds may also become available as FEMA continues to process and approve project requests from Texas cities and counties.

In addition to the hazard mitigation funds announced today, the Governor praised the recent passage of disaster-relief funding totaling $89 billion by Congress, as well as the $5 billion in Community Development Block Grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that will be available in the coming weeks.

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124 Texas Burn Bans - 2/13/2018 2:37:48 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Evans And Patton To Texas Council On Alzheimer’s Disease And Related Disorders

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:10
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Joe Evans and Eddie Patton, M.D. to the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders for terms set to expire on August 31, 2021. Additionally, the Governor named Rita Hortenstine chairman of the council. The council facilitates the coordination of state services for victims of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Joe Evans and Eddie Patton, M.D. to the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders for terms set to expire on August 31, 2021. Additionally, the Governor named Rita Hortenstine chairman of the council. The council facilitates the coordination of state services for victims of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Joe Evans of Beaumont is the general manager of Beaumont Occupational Services, a drug, alcohol, and occupational testing facility. He is president of Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a board member of the Garth House Mickey Mehaffy Children’s Advocacy Program and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Evans received a Bachelor of Science in history education from Florida A&M University.

Eddie Patton, M.D. of Sugarland is a general neurologist at Mischer Neuroscience Associates. He serves as American Academy of Neurology delegate for the American Medical Association House of Representatives and a Harris County Medical Society delegate for the Texas Medical Association House of Representatives. He is president of the Harris County Neurological Society and board member of the Texas Neurological Society, Harris County Medical Society, and the American Academy of Neurology Government Relations Committee. Patton received a Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medicine from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Science in biology from Alabama State University, and a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Rita Hortenstine of Dallas has served on the Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders since 2008. She has dedicated over a decade of service and volunteer work for persons living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. She is a member of the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Executive Committee and Charter 100 Women’s Organization. She is a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association National Board and the Alzheimer’s Association Dallas Chapter, where she founded the RJ Roper Caregiver’s Awards program for Alzheimer’s caregivers and the Dallas Arboretum, where she initiated their Memory Garden Project for persons with memory loss and their caregivers. Additionally, she represents Texas in two national public policy organizations, Us Against Alzheimer’s and Leaders Engaged On Alzheimer's Disease (LEAD Coalition). Hortenstine attended the University of Missouri.

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123 Texas Burn Bans - 2/13/2018 12:00:03 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA
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122 Texas Burn Bans - 2/13/2018 10:44:03 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HANSFORD, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA
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Two North Texas communities earn national recognition

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:30
Two North Texas communities earn national recognition for cooperative wildfire mitigation efforts.

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