State - TX (Texas)



123 Texas Burn Bans - 2/12/2018 4:28:05 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:30
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, RED RIVER, 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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123 Texas Burn Bans - 2/12/2018 2:54:13 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 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, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, 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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APD requesting assistance identifying robbery suspect

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:42

Case:                18-0411504
 
Date:                Saturday, February 10, 2018
 
Time:                Approximately 9:55 p.m.
 
Location:          Chevron Gas Station – 2300 block E. Ben White service road, westbound
 
Narrative:
The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit is requesting public assistance with identifying a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery that occurred on February 10, 2018, at approximately 9:55 p.m., at the Chevron gas station, 2300 block of E. Ben White service road, westbound. The suspect entered the store and assaulted the clerk with a handgun before stealing an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was last seen on Catalina Dr., getting into a white 2000s model Ford Crown Victoria with black wheels. The clerk received minor injuries. 
 
Suspect description:
Black male
25-30 years old
6’ – 6’ 2” tall
Approximately 180-190 lbs
Short corn-row hair
Beard/mustache
Red hooded “Nike” sweatshirt
Gray T-shirt
Black sweatpants
Black tennis Shoes
  
Photos of suspect:
   

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, 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 Weekend: No Refusal DWI Enforcement Initiative

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:40

The Austin Police Department (APD) No Refusal Weekend DWI Initiative will resume on Friday, February 9, 2018 and will last through Sunday, February 11, 2018. The initiative will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.
 
The next initiative will begin Friday, February 16 and last through Sunday, February 18, 2018 and will be operational from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.
  
During No Refusal, detectives will assist in applying for blood search warrants in cases where a suspect under arrest for DWI refuses to provide a voluntary sample of breath or blood. By expanding the initiative to all weekends instead of just holidays, APD hopes to deter drinking and driving when it is most likely to occur.
 
“No Refusal is not about making as many arrests as we can,” Lt. Blake Johnson with APD’s Highway Enforcement Unit said. "It’s about keeping unsafe drivers off Austin roadways and keeping the public safe. No Refusal ensures that we have solid blood alcohol content evidence of every arrest and as such enhances our ability to prosecute people who drive drunk and put others in danger.”
 
Weekends are often associated with parties and gatherings where alcohol is present. This initiative reminds everyone that area law enforcement agencies encourage them to make the responsible choice not to drive if they are impaired in any way. Know before you go, get home safe. APD is focused on saving lives in the Austin metropolitan area and making roadways safe through education and enforcement. 
  

122 Texas Burn Bans - 2/12/2018 2:02:16 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:30
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, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, 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, ZAPATA
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121 Texas Burn Bans - 2/12/2018 1:04:30 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:30
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, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, 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, ZAPATA
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121 Texas Burn Bans - 2/12/2018 12:02:37 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 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, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, 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, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Product Development And Small Business Incubator Board

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:38
Governor Abbott has appointed Jody Goehring to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator (PDSBI) Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.

Governor Abbott has appointed Jody Goehring to the Product Development and Small Business Incubator (PDSBI) Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Manny Salazar for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021 and appointed Jimmie Limon, Melina Moore, and Colette Walls for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The PDSBI fund is a revolving loan program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Finance Division at the direction of the PDSBI Board. The purpose of the fund is aid in the development, production and commercialization of new or improved products and to foster and stimulate small business in the state.  

Jody Goehring of Austin is the vice president of Corporate and Business Development at RetailMeNot, and leads all mergers and acquisitions, investments, and partnership activity for the company. He is a member of The Seton Fifty, and serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas Advisory Council. Goehring received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Manny Salazar of Kingsville is the executive director of the Greater Kingsville Economic Development Council. He is a member of the Kleberg County Communities in Schools Board of Directors, Riviera ISD Career and Technical Education Advisory Board, and the Kingsville ISD Career and Technical Education Advisory Board. Salazar received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas A&M Kingsville.

Jimmie Limon of Harlingen is a lecturer and associate Master of Business Administration director at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is an academic member of the Texas Society of CPA’s, member of the South Texas Manufacturing Association, and a former member of the South Texas Mortgage Association. He has been an entrepreneur in his local community for the past 17 years in the areas of finance and construction development. Limon received a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Chapman University, a Master of Business Administration and Master in Accountancy from The University of Texas Pan American.      

Melinda Moore of Lufkin is the chief financial officer at Cascade Health Services, LLC. She is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Southwest Benefits Association, and the Junior League of Lufkin. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership Lufkin Class 35, a board member of the Museum of East Texas, board member and treasurer of The Coalition, Inc. covering Angelina County, and a vice chair of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. Moore received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance from Lamar University and is a licensed certified public accountant. 

Colette Walls of Sinton is the community relations advisor for Gulf Coast Growth Ventures. She is a member of the San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Portland Lions Club, and the Portland Rotary Club and a past member of the Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Walls received a certificate in IOM designation, non-profit, public, and organization management from the Institute for Organizational Management at Villanova University.

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After the flood: Texas A&M University students help plant trees along the Blanco River

TFS Texas Forest Service - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:30

Feb. 10, 2018 – HAYS COUNTY, Texas – Texas A&M University students planted seedlings Saturday to help restore flood-damaged areas of the Blanco River. Aggie Replant, a student organization whose members strive to improve the community through tree planting events and environmental service, have a history of wor

Governor’s Commission For Women Seeks Nominations For Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 13:04
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the State of Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the State of Texas.

"The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates Texas women not only for their individual achievements, but also for their contributions to the strength of the Lone Star State,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “These extraordinary women serve as examples and role models for all Texans as they continue to inspire the next generation of young women who will go on to lead in fields such as business, education, philanthropy, public service and the arts and sciences. I look forward to this year’s class of nominees and another chance to recognize all the incredible accomplishments of Texas women.”

Organized by the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women, the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame includes former First Ladies, astronauts, entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes. A permanent exhibit is housed at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

Submit a nomination to the Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame.

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Arrest made in vandalism of Austin’s iconic Stevie Ray Vaughan statue

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:33

On February 5, 2018, citizens observed a male spray painting the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue along Auditorium Shores as well as placing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey over the monument.

Witnesses obtained the license plate of the suspect vehicle and called 9-1-1. Austin Police Park Officers responded, quickly conducted an on scene investigation and tracked the suspect down at his house, based off if information provided by the witnesses.

APD Detectives worked with our partners in the Parks and Recreations Department to establish the cost to the City of Austin to repair the damages.

APD Detectives obtained a Warrant for Arrest, charging the suspect with Class B Misdemeanor, Graffiti. The APD Parks Police executed the warrant on Friday, February 9, 2018, and transported the suspect to the Travis County Jail for criminal processing.

Matthew Rutledge, 39, is currently in custody in the Travis County Jail.

APD would like to thank the citizens who provided information to police, Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Park Police and Region 1 Detectives for their combined efforts. Thanks to the combined assistance of all involved parties, this case was resolved quickly.

Rutledge's booking photo and photos of the graffiti are below:

  

Bank Robbery #8

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:25

Cases:              18-0380990 and 18-380900

Date:                Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time:                Approximately 4:15 p.m.

Location:          Wells Fargo Bank – 10900 block of Research Blvd

The Austin Police Department Robbery Unit has made an arrest in yesterday’s bank robbery at the Wells Fargo located at 10900 Research Blvd. Lyndel Smith made threatening statements to a Wells Fargo teller before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash. Smith was apprehended by APD patrol officers at a nearby bus stop and the stolen cash was recovered. Smith was booked into the Travis County Jail for robbery by threat – a second degree felony.

There were no reported injuries during the robbery.

This is the eighth bank robbery in Austin this year. Detectives do not believe Smith is associated with any unsolved bank robberies.

Smith was also charged with robbery by threat for attempting to rob the Randall’s Pharmacy (also located at 10900 Research Blvd) just prior to the bank. Smith approached the drive-up and tried to force the window open while unsuccessfully demanding money. Witnesses reported Smith then running towards the Wells Fargo.

Lyndel Smith, 52

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092, Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. People can also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

APD seeking public’s assistance in deceased person’s case

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:16

Case:          18-0361037

Date:          Monday, February 5, 2018

Time:          4:04 p.m.

Location:    3005 Fontana Dr.

Deceased:   Kenneth “Kyle” Keller, White male, DOB: 06-15-1970

On Monday, February 5, at approximately 4:04 p.m., Austin EMS received a medical call for a female patient who had fallen and was bleeding heavily from her head. The patient was located at a neighbor’s residence in the 3000 block of Fontana Drive.

At 4:18 p.m., EMS updated the call advising the female patient had sustained a penetrating wound. In addition, a possible assailant was located at 3005 Fontana Dr. Austin Police officers were immediately dispatched to 3005 Fontana Dr. Officers arrived at 4:20 p.m. and began establishing a secure perimeter around 3005 Fontana while evacuating neighbors. Attempts to make contact with the occupant(s) of 3005 were unsuccessful.

The SWAT team was called to manage the scene and continue attempts to contact the occupant(s) inside the residence. At 8:16 p.m. the scene was determined to be secure. Inside the residence, SWAT officers located Kenneth “Kyle” Keller. He had sustained an injury incompatible with life. Homicide Detectives were called in to investigate.

APD is currently investigating the circumstances of what led to the female patient’s injuries and Keller’s death.

The female patient was transported to a hospital and remains in critical condition. For safety reasons the patient’s name and location of the hospital are not being released.

There is no public safety concern in regards to this incident at this time.  

Homicide Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.

 

Governor Abbott Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen Officer David Sherrard

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:30
Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags in the City of Richardson to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard who was killed in the line of duty on February 7, 2018.

Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags in the City of Richardson to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard who was killed in the line of duty on February 7, 2018.

“Officer David Sherrard was devoted to his family, faith and protecting the City of Richardson, and Cecilia and I express our deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragic loss,” said Governor Abbott. “A selfless public servant, Officer Sherrard answered the call to duty in service to his community, and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. I ask all Texans to keep the family, the Richardson Police Department, and all first responders across the state, in their thoughts and prayers as we remember Officer Sherrard.”

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Governor Abbott Proclaims February 2018 To Be African-American History Month

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:03
Governor Greg Abbott proclaims February 2018 to be African-American History Month.

As a state and nation shaped by the diversity of our citizens, it is vital we recognize and celebrate the different races, nationalities and backgrounds of the land we love.  In particular, African-Americans have made tremendous contributions to our society.  Having faced slavery, many forms of oppression, deep-rooted adversity and the very real dangers of demanding equality and change, the contributions and achievements of African-Americans are imbued with a unique strength and resilience, which are respected and greatly valued in the Lone Star State.

There are many examples of excellence throughout African-American history in Texas.  The Buffalo Soldiers, regiments of African-Americans in the post-Civil War U.S. Army, overcame harsh conditions and prejudice to tame the Texas frontier, serving our nation with distinction.  Bessie Coleman grew up in Atlanta, Texas, and inspired people all over the world, shattering long-held stereotypes as the first African-American to become a pilot.  Barbara Jordan rose from humble beginnings in Houston to become the first African-American state senator in Texas in more than 75 years and a leader of the civil rights movement.  And Wallace Jefferson, raised in San Antonio, twice made history — as the first African-American justice on the Texas Supreme Court and the court’s first African-American chief justice.  In our diverse state, there is simply not a facet of life that has not been shaped in some way by the contributions of African-Americans. 

Each year, February is designated African-American History Month to remember and learn from the tribulations faced by the African-American community, while celebrating its many invaluable contributions.  At this time, I encourage all Texans to take pride in and discover more about the strength that comes from our diversity.

Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim February 2018 to be

African-American History Month

 

GREG ABBOTT
Governor

View a PDF of the Proclamation.

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Governor Abbott Statement On Passage Of Disaster Relief Funding By Congress

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:51
Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement on legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President this morning that includes nearly $90 billion in disaster relief funding for natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement on legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President this morning that includes nearly $90 billion in disaster relief funding for natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

“Today’s passage of disaster funding marks another crucial step forward as Texans continue to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Harvey, and I thank the Texas delegation and leaders in Congress for taking action to pass this critical recovery package. The much-needed funding included in the bill for flood mitigation projects, housing and infrastructure repairs, will provide a meaningful benefit to Texas. While Texans will continue to struggle in Harvey’s wake long after today’s vote, our resilient spirt remains strong, and we will continue working at the federal, state and local levels to ensure we emerge from this disaster stronger than ever.”

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122 Texas Burn Bans - 2/8/2018 10:43:55 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 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, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, 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, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, RUSK, 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, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Gulf Coast Authority Board Of Directors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:03
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Lamont Meaux and appointed Kevin Scott to the Gulf Coast Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on August 31, 2018. In addition, the Governor has reappointed Nancy Blackwell for a term set to expire on August 31, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Lamont Meaux and appointed Kevin Scott to the Gulf Coast Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on August 31, 2018. In addition, the Governor has reappointed Nancy Blackwell for a term set to expire on August 31, 2019. The Gulf Coast Authority has the authority to provide water systems and control water pollution and waste disposal within the district. In addition, they conduct studies and research on the control of water pollution and waste disposal within the district.

Lamont Meaux of Stowell is the owner and president of Seabreeze Culvert, Seabreeze Chemical and Seabreeze Farm. He is a member of the Winnie-Stowell Chamber of Commerce, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Farm Bureau, and the General Land Office Regional Advisory Board. He is a past member of the American Rice Growers Association, American Soybean Association, American Rice Growers Exchange, and the Texas Rice Festival. He is also a member of the East Chambers Agriculture Historical Society, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students, and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Association and a member and past muster chairman of the Beaumont A&M Club. Meaux was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.

Kevin Scott of Santa Fe is co-owner and funeral director of Scott Funeral Home. He previously served as a teacher, coach, and vice principal for the Santa Fe Independent School District. He is a member of the Santa Fe High School Football and Baseball Booster Clubs. In addition, he is a former member of the Texas State Teachers Association and the Texas High School Coaches Association. Scott received a Bachelor of Science form Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters of Science in educational management from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

Nancy Blackwell of Spring is president of AEI Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer. She is past president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, American Water Works Association, and the Association of Water Board Directors. She is a board member of the Texas Engineering Foundation, past chair of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, volunteer with MD Anderson Children’s Art Project, and team captain for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Blackwell received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.

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20-year veteran of Texas A&M Forest Service receives Regents Fellow Award for management of wildland fire response systems

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Cynthia Foster, head of the Wildfire Planning and Preparedness Department at Texas A&M Forest Service received the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Fellow Service Award on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at a presentation ceremony in College Station. 

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Panhandle and West Texas regions Wednesday

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Panhandle and West Texas regions Wednesday with a small chance of a weather-caused phenomena called a Southern Plains Wildfire Outbreak.

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