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First Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:01
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 35th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, today announced the 2018 award recipients

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 35th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, today announced the 2018 award recipients. The Governor’s Volunteer Awards, administered by OneStar Foundation, honors the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations in Texas that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through service and volunteering. Through her Texanthropy Initiative, Mrs. Abbott has made promoting volunteerism and service to others her primary focus as First Lady of Texas.

“There is nothing more powerful than Texans helping Texans,” Mrs. Abbott said. “Whether it is through everyday volunteering and giving, or by responding to the most disastrous storm in our state’s history, Texans can always be depended on to answer the call to help their neighbors. This year’s Governor’s Volunteer Award winners are an inspiration to us all.”

In addition to the standard Governor’s Volunteer Award categories, this year three new categories were added to honor Texas women who have been instrumental in furthering the three key priority areas of the Governor’s Commission for Women, which are advancing economic opportunities for Texas women, addressing the scourge of human and sex trafficking, and engaging Texas businesswomen in Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts.

Awardees will be honored in the Fall at an evening reception at the Texas Governor’s Mansion. The recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Awards are:

Governor’s Lone Star Achievement Award – John Poston

John Poston’s passion to serve the special needs community began with the birth of his twins in 1995, one of which was born with Down syndrome. Out of John’s amazing commitment and relentless pursuit of opportunities and happiness for his children came The Rise School of Dallas, The TouchDown Club of Dallas, The Stallings Award, and Daymark Living. Through his many years of service, John has helped provide for the needs of hundreds of children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Texas and beyond.

First Lady’s Rising Star Award – ZeeShawn Wani

17-year-old ZeeShawn Wani is an outstanding student at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals in Houston, but what makes him even more exceptional is his heart for service. In 2015 he co-founded Student for Cause to help economically disadvantaged students by providing necessary uniforms, school supplies, and supporting their participation in extracurricular activities.  After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Student for Cause raised additional funds to provide for students in need.

Service To Veterans Award – MISSION UNITED 

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s MISSION UNITED Information and Referral program is a veteran peer-to-peer support model that was formed to help the military and veteran community achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. In collaboration with the Department of Family and Protective Services and 76 Bexar County agencies, MISSION UNITED navigators can identify a multitude of direct and wrap-around services, enabling city and state, for-profit and nonprofit, military and civilian agencies to put resources where they are most needed.

Partners In Education Award – Fidelity Investments

Through its employee volunteer program, Fidelity Cares, Fidelity Investments has been a powerful partner to school districts and nonprofit organizations in the DFW area. Whether it is teaching financial literacy in schools, partnering with local nonprofits to solve technology challenges, or mentoring youth through career and STEM initiatives at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, Fidelity Investments is making a real difference in the communities it serves.

Higher Education Community Impact Award – The University Of Texas At El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) embraces community engagement that calls for equitable, purposeful and reciprocal partnerships with community, where resources and knowledge are shared to advance the public good. Last academic year, UTEP integrated community engagement into 386 courses campus-wide, engaging more than 150 faculty members and nearly 8,000 students in academic-based service. This resulted in over 1.5 million hours of community engagement with 200 community partnerships.

Corporate Community Impact Award – TeamCITGO

TeamCITGO has a 30 year history of volunteerism and support in the communities it calls home, including Corpus Christi and Houston. After Hurricane Harvey made landfall, TeamCITGO mobilized teams to clean up communities and gather and distribute donations. Organizations that benefit from TeamCITGO’s investment of time and resources include Habitat for Humanity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association. TeamCITGO is a stellar example of how a corporation can truly make a difference beyond the bottom line.

Community Leadership Award – Individual – Marissa Vogel

When Marissa Vogel’s children were 4 and 6 years old, she searched for opportunities to get them involved in giving back. Unable to find opportunities that engaged children in meaningful service, in 2009 Marissa founded Little Helping Hands to engage youth of all ages in service. Now known as Generation SERVE, in the last nine years Marissa’s vision has helped over 34,000 youth and their families get involved in volunteering, contributing 78,500 volunteer hours to over 100 nonprofit organizations in Central Texas.

Community Leadership Award – Organization – Rust Street Ministries

In 1995, several San Angelo teens from Johnson Street Church of Christ traveled to Atlanta to serve the homeless and forgotten.  When they returned home, they realized that there was great need in their own community. Thus began Rust Street Ministries, a community outreach ministry providing basic needs and life skills for those in San Angelo and surrounding areas. Through the generous support of many community partners and 23 area churches, all of Rust Street Ministries’ services are provided at no cost.

Community Leadership Award – Innovation – Katy Bourgeois

Katy Bourgeois was on the original team that designed and launched The Travis County Collaborative for Children, and she continues to provide strategic guidance, coordination and support for over 35 organizations that make up the Collaborative. This trauma-informed community of support is focused on three primary goals: a healing, local family for every child in need, two or fewer placements for every child, and a positive, permanent placement within two years or less.

National Service Make A Difference Award – Senior Corps – Linda And Ron Aten

Linda and Ron Aten began volunteering in the Senior Corps RSVP program in Abilene in 2001 and have since accumulated over 11,000 hours of volunteer service. Together they have served through 36 different agencies; however, it is the AARP Tax Aide Program where their major volunteer service is focused. Ron has been a tax counselor since 2006 and Linda has served as the District Coordinator since 2011. In 2017, the Abilene District prepared over 1,500 tax returns at no cost and gave back to community residents over $460,000 in earned income credit and $223,584 in tax refunds.

National Service Make A Difference Award – VISTA – Sara Lamog

Sara Lamog was instrumental in making Tom Green County the second county in Texas to be certified as an ACT Work Ready Community.  Sara has served with the Work Ready Project for the City of San Angelo Development Corporation, a program designed to decrease unemployment and create a more prepared workforce. Under her leadership, the Work Ready team secured commitments from over 122 local employers to support and utilize the ACT Work ready skill assessments.

National Service Make A Difference Award – AmeriCorps – David Porter, IV

David Porter’s service with Breakthrough Central Texas – a nonprofit that aims to assist students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college – has resulted in the development of a partnership that will continue to serve Breakthrough students long after David’s AmeriCorps term of service ends. David partnered with Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, which hosted a mini camp for Breakthrough’s first-generation rising high school juniors.

The Governor’s Commission For Women Human Trafficking Prevention Award – Toni McKinley

As a survivor of child trafficking, Toni McKinley incorporates her personal experiences into her knowledge as a licensed professional therapist to educate first responders and assist victims of trafficking through a trauma-informed, evidence based approach. Toni is active with many organizations and agencies that work to stop trafficking and rehabilitate girls who have been victimized, including The Refuge, Shared Hope International, Crowns of Hope, and Survivor Sisters Leadership Program.

The Governor’s Commission For Women Disaster Relief Assistance Award – Marie Flickinger

As the co-founder and publisher of the South Belt-Ellington Leader, Marie Flickinger ensured that her community received timely updates and knew where to find resources in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Marie worked with the Pasadena Independent School District and other community supporters to set up a temporary shelter at Dobie High School, which fed and housed 1,500 displaced Texans. Marie also coordinated supplies from the American Red Cross and helped manage more than 150 volunteers at the temporary shelter.

The Governor’s Commission For Women Texas Women Economic Empowerment Award – Roslyn Dawson Thompson

Roslyn Dawson Thompson is a lifelong philanthropist and advocate for the empowerment of women and girls. As the president and CEO of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Roslyn developed and executed a strategic plan that emphasized supporting female-led households to help them achieve economic security. Roslyn is also the chair of the board of the Women’s Funding Network and serves on the executive committee of Prosperity Together, an initiative of 27 public women’s foundations that have committed over $100 million to advance women’s economic security in the U.S. over the next five years.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Obamehinti To Texas Diabetes Council

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:42
Governor Greg Abbott appointed Feyi Obamehinti, Ed.D. to the Texas Diabetes Council for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott appointed Feyi Obamehinti, Ed.D. to the Texas Diabetes Council for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The council addresses issues affecting people with diabetes in Texas and advises the Texas Legislature on legislation that is needed to develop and maintain a statewide system of quality education services to all people with diabetes and health professionals who offer diabetes treatment and education.

Feyi Obamehinti, Ed.D. of Keller is the managing director for Ravir LLC, an educational consulting and technical firm. She is a former educator and has volunteered as a mentor with Dallas ISD and her local community center. She currently serves as a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum, Women Impacting Public Policy Education Foundation, and National Small Business Association Leadership. Obamehinti received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Texas at Arlington, Master of education in curriculum and instruction from Peru State College, and a Doctorate degree in education from Texas A&M University.

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2018 Extended Labor Day No Refusal Initiative

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:34

The Austin Police Department (APD) will be conducting an extended No Refusal Initiative for the upcoming Labor Day holiday. This initiative will take place from August 17, 2018 through September 3, 2018 and will be operational 3 p.m. - 5 a.m. daily.
 
This initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe by encouraging drivers to make responsible decisions and to apply for blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen as required by law.
 
APD is continuously focused on preventing lives from being lost on the streets, highways and waterways of Austin. The department is dedicated to making the roadways and waterways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.

152 Texas Burn Bans - 8/15/2018 8:05:17 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:31
ANDERSON, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, FALLS, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 2007 Cold Case

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in solving the 2007 disappearance of Jim Craig Martin, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest

152 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 3:42:14 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:31
ANDERSON, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, FALLS, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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153 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 3:04:50 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:32
ANDERSON, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, FALLS, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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154 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 1:47:39 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:32
ANDERSON, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, FALLS, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Traffic Fatality #38

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:58

Case:           18-2101672

Date:            July 29, 2018

Time:            10:36 p.m.

Location:     11600 block Manchaca Rd.

Deceased:    Tennie Ross, Black male (D.O.B. 7-3-55)
  
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was standing in the southbound lane of traffic in the 11600 block of Manchaca Rd. when he was struck by a 2005 white Chevorlet pickup traveling southbound in the same lane.
 
The pedestrian, identified as Tennie Ross, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
This is Austin’s thirty-eighth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in thirty-nine fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were thirty-two fatal traffic crashes and thirty-four traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Traffic Fatality #37

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:56

Case:            18-2080287

Date:             July 27, 2018

Time:            5:29 a.m.

Location:      500 block N IH 35 southbound     

Deceased:    David O’Beirne, White male (D.O.B. 11-4-94)
  
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was walking westbound across the 500 block of N IH 35 proper. The pedestrian was then struck by a 2007 green Mack truck tractor that was traveling southbound in the outside lane.
 
The pedestrian, identified as David O’Berine, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
This is Austin’s thirty-seventh fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in thirty-eight fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were thirty-two fatal traffic crashes and thirty-four traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

 

156 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 12:19:16 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:31
ANDERSON, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, FALLS, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Nober And Prodan To The Texas Holocaust And Genocide Commission

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:03
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Roger Nober and Virginia Prodan to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission for a terms set to expire on February 1, 202

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Roger Nober and Virginia Prodan to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission for a terms set to expire on February 1, 2021. The commission ensures that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as compile lists of volunteers, survivors, liberators, scholars, and members of the clergy for educational program opportunities. The commission also coordinates events around the state.

Roger Nober of Fort Worth is an executive vice president at BNSF Railway Company. He was previously appointed by President George W. Bush as the chairman of the United States Surface Transportation Board. He is a member of the Jewish Federation of Tarrant County, The Warm Place of Tarrant County, American Association of Railroads Policy Committee, and the Northwestern University Transportation Center Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a former member of the Texas 2030 Commission and former board member of Cook Children’s Medical Center. Nober received a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Virginia Prodan of Dallas is an international human rights attorney, speaker, and author and works as an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom. She was exiled from Romania in 1988 after Nicolae Ceausescu order her assassination. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Romanian Bar. Prodan received a Juris Doctor degree from Bucharest Law School in Romania and a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Laws, LLM International degree from Southern Methodist University Law School. 

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162 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 10:26:42 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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165 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 8:39:31 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, KAUFMAN, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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166 Texas Burn Bans - 8/14/2018 8:06:52 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:32
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KAUFMAN, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Greg Abbott Orders Emergency Special Runoff Election For Texas State Senate District 19

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:33
Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation ordering an emergency special runoff election in Texas State Senate District 19 to elect a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of former Senator Carlos Uresti.

Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation ordering an emergency special runoff election in Texas State Senate District 19 to elect a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of former Senator Carlos Uresti. The emergency special runoff election will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 with early voting beginning September 10, 2018.

Texas State Senate District No. 19, consists of Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties and parts of Atascosa and Bexar counties.

Read the Governor's full emergency special runoff election proclamation.

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167 Texas Burn Bans - 8/13/2018 3:22:02 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KAUFMAN, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Greg Abbott Orders Emergency Special Runoff Election For Texas State Senate District 19

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:08
Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation ordering an emergency special runoff election in Texas State Senate District 19 to elect a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of former Senator Carlos Uresti.

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, the resignation of Senator Carlos Uresti, and its acceptance, has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas State Senate District No. 19, which consists of Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties and parts of Atascosa and Bexar counties; and

WHEREAS, a special election to fill the vacancy in Senate District No. 19 was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, and the results of that special election have been officially declared; and

WHEREAS, no candidate in the special election received a majority of the votes cast, as required by Section 203.003 of the Texas Election Code; and

WHEREAS, Section 2.021 of the Texas Election Code requires that a runoff election be held if no candidate receives the votes necessary to be elected; and

WHEREAS, Section 2.025(d) of the Texas Election Code provides that the runoff election must be held not earlier than the 70th day or later than the 77th day after the date the final canvass of the main election is completed; and

WHEREAS, the indictment and ultimate conviction of Senator Uresti for fraud and money laundering has left Senate District No. 19 without effective representation in the Texas Senate for over a year; and

WHEREAS, because the 86th Legislative Session is approaching, there are ongoing interim legislative committee hearings, and compliance with Section 2.025(d) of the Texas Election Code would continue to leave Senate District No. 19 without representation in the Texas Senate, it is imperative to fill this vacancy to ensure that Senate District No. 19 is fully represented as soon as possible; and

WHEREAS, Section 41.0011 of the Texas Election Code provides that the Governor may order an emergency election before the appropriate statutory date; and

WHEREAS, Section 3.003(a)(3) of the Texas Election Code requires the special runoff election to be ordered by proclamation of the Governor;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of Texas, do hereby order an emergency special runoff election to be held in Senate District No. 19 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator for Senate District No. 19 to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Carlos Uresti.

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, and shall end on Friday, September 14, 2018, in accordance with Subsections 85.001(b) and (c) of the Texas Election Code.

A copy of this order shall be mailed immediately to the County Judges of all counties contained within Senate District No. 19, and all appropriate writs shall be issued and all proper proceedings shall be followed to the end that said special runoff election may be held to fill the vacancy in Senate District No. 19 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 11th day of August, 2018.

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

View a PDF of the proclamation

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169 Texas Burn Bans - 8/13/2018 12:21:14 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KAUFMAN, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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172 Texas Burn Bans - 8/13/2018 11:10:43 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BANDERA, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MORRIS, NAVARRO, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RAINS, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SMITH, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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