State - TX (Texas)



169 Texas Burn Bans - 8/3/2018 10:44:52 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, 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, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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168 Texas Burn Bans - 8/3/2018 9:31:22 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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168 Texas Burn Bans - 8/3/2018 9:31:08 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GREGG, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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167 Texas Burn Bans - 8/3/2018 8:11:38 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 08:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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167 Texas Burn Bans - 8/2/2018 2:17:00 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:30
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:18
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Abraham Mathew to the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, the Governor appointed Amanda Burnett and Sheila Haley, Ph.D. and reappointed Dennis Myers, Ph.D. for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Abraham Mathew to the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, the Governor appointed Amanda Burnett and Sheila Haley, Ph.D. and reappointed Dennis Myers, Ph.D. for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The committee provides the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services with recommendations for licensure sanctions and rule changes for the Nursing Facility Administrator Licensing Program.

Abraham Mathew of Pasadena is an administrator at MRC The Crossings, a senior living facility, where he oversees the operations of the nursing and assisted living facility. Additionally, he has served as the administrator of several nursing facilities throughout Illinois and Texas, and is a state licensed real estate agent. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and LeadingAge Texas, and currently serves as a Sunday school secretary at his church and is a member and organizer of a soccer league in Houston. Mathew received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Master of Social Work from Bharathidasan University and a Master of Arts in English literature from Annamalai University. Mathew is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration in health care management and leadership at California Intercontinental University.

Amanda Burnett of Bastrop is a division president at Senior Care Centers, a skilled nursing provider, where she oversees the operational growth of 47 facilities throughout Texas. She has served as vice president and administrator for multiple nursing facilities across Texas. Additionally, she serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Texas Healthcare Association. Burnett received a Bachelor of Science in health professions and business administration from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Sheila Haley, Ph.D. of Lantana is an assistant clinical professor for the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University. Her primary areas of teaching include community health, aging, and palliative care. She previously served as a nursing instructor at a community college and as the chief financial officer and nursing manager for a doctor’s office. She is a member of the National Black Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Denton County Friends of the Family Organization and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. Haley received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Chicago State University, Master of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing from Hampton University.

Dennis Myers, Ph.D. of Waco holds the Danny and Lenn Prince Endowed Chair for Residential Care of Older Adults in the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. His research is centered on career resilience for senior living administrators and social workers. In addition to research and teaching, he serves as regional board secretary of Ascension Senior Living Services and as vice president at Stilwell Retirement Center. He is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the National Association of Social Work. Myers received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Baylor University and a Master of Science in social work and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin.

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168 Texas Burn Bans - 8/2/2018 8:06:36 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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DPS Reminds Texans to Stay Prepared as Hurricane Season Continues

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - As the 2018 hurricane season continues, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to evaluate their emergency plans now and monitor weather forecasts for the development of potential storms

Reminder: Make Plans for CDL Testing Today

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - Summer is one of the busiest times at driver license offices statewide, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all customers seeking a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to begin the process as early as possible

Attention Coastal Bend Texas Families: It’s time to get outside and connect with nature

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:31

August 1, 2018 — CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Busy schedules, excessive screen time and lots of other factors keep kids from connecting with nature, even though study after study show that spending time outdoors makes them healthier, happier and smarter. Same goes for adults. So why not head outside together?  From Au

Governor Abbott Names Hughs Chair Of Texas Workforce Commission

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:01
Governor Greg Abbott has named Ruth Ruggero Hughs chair of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Governor Greg Abbott has named Ruth Ruggero Hughs chair of the Texas Workforce Commission. The commission is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Texas.

Ruth Ruggero Hughs of Austin has served as the Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission since July 2015. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the New Jersey State Bar. Hughs is chair of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs. Hughs received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Camden School of Law, and she earned a certificate in Leader Development at the U.S. Army War College’s National Security Seminar in 2018.

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Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Seven To Upper Colorado River Authority Board Of Directors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:39
Governor Abbott names chair and appoints seven to Upper Colorado River Authority Board Of Directors

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Wade “Tanner” Mahan and Kathryn Mews and reappointed Hugh “Che” Stone, III to the Upper Colorado River Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. In addition, he appointed Erica Hall and reappointed Eva Horton and Ronny Alexander for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021, and reappointed William “Bill” Hood for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The Governor named Horton chair of the board.

Wade “Tanner” Mahan of Menard is retired as vice president of operations for Compressor System Incorporated in Midland and as owner of Menard Lumber Company. He is treasurer of the Presidio de Saba Restoration Corporation Board of Directors and the Industrial Development Corporation, member and past president of Menard Businessmen’s Association, member of Bevans State Bank in Menard, Menard County Game, and Livestock Protection Association, and trustee of First United Methodist Church. Previously, he was a member of the Permian Basin Oil Show Board of Directors and the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang. Mahan received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science in range animal science from Sul Ross State University. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam.

Kathryn Mews of Menard is owner and operator of her family ranching business. She is a member of Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, and Menard County Wildlife Management Association. In addition, she is the secretary and past historian of Hill Country Sheep and Goat Organization, treasurer of the Library Club of Menard, member of the Menard County 4-H Youth Advisory Board, secretary of Grace Lutheran Church, and a preschool volunteer at Menard ISD. Mews received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University.

Hugh “Che” Stone, III of San Angelo is a self-employed rancher in Tom Green and Coke counties. He is a member of the Sheep & Goat Raisers Association, board member of the Tom Green County Texas Soil and Water Conservation District, and a volunteer for the Tom Green County Adult Literacy Council. Stone graduated from Texas Military Institute and is a graduate of the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program.

Erica Hall of Abilene is an attorney and owner of Law Office of Erica E. Hall, PLLC. She is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation and State Bar of Texas, including the Family Law Section, Child Protection Section, and the District 14 Grievance Committee. In addition, she is a member of the National Center for Children’s Literature Board of Directors and Beyond the Bench-Taylor County and a former board member of the Alliance for Women and Children. She also provides legal training for CASA of the Big Country. Hall received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Eva Horton of San Angelo is retired from West Texas Rehabilitation Center of San Angelo, where she was director of donor relations. She is a member and past president of the Junior League of San Angelo, member and past chairman of the Fairmount Cemetery Board of Directors, and is on the vestry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. She is a former member of the Fort Concho Museum Board of Directors and the San Angelo Schools Foundation Board and a former instructor and founding board member of the Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding program. Horton attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history and English from Angelo State University.

Ronny Alexander of Paint Rock is a farmer and rancher. He serves as a volunteer fireman with the Lake Ivie Volunteer Fire Department and is a member of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He is past chairman of the Concho County Appraisal Review Board and past vice chairman of the Agricultural Appraisal Advisory Committee. Alexander received a Bachelor of Science in education from Angelo State University.

William “Bill” Hood of Robert Lee is retired superintendent of the Robert Lee Independent School District. He is the membership chairman of the Coke County Chapter of Texas Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Region 15 Education Service Center, Robert Lee Housing Authority, and theCentral West Texas Baptist Association. He has also served as minister of Pecan Baptist Church since 2013. Hood received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Angelo State University, a Master of Education from Texas A&M University, and a professional certification in Administration for Superintendents from Tarleton State University.

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168 Texas Burn Bans - 8/1/2018 8:06:38 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 08:31
ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BEXAR, BLANCO, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, BROWN, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DALLAS, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, ELLIS, ERATH, FALLS, FANNIN, FAYETTE, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GILLESPIE, GLASSCOCK, GRAYSON, GRIMES, GUADALUPE, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUNT, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, JONES, KAUFMAN, KENDALL, KERR, KIMBLE, KINNEY, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, MADISON, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MAVERICK, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MIDLAND, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, REAGAN, REAL, RED RIVER, REEVES, REFUGIO, ROBERTSON, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHELBY, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPSHUR, UPTON, VAL VERDE, VAN ZANDT, VICTORIA, WALKER, WALLER, WARD, WEBB, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, YOUNG, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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DPS Adds Grand Prairie Driver License Office to Summer Safety Initiative

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that a temporary initiative to address summer-related safety concerns at select driver license (DL) offices has been expanded to include the Grand Prairie DL Office

Reward Increased to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Central Texas

State - TX - DPS - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The reward for David Sauceda Medina, 62, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture

Governor Abbott Appoints Von Biedenfeld And Whyte To Public Transportation Advisory Committee

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:03
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dietrich M. Von Biedenfeld and Marc K. Whyte to the Public Transportation Advisory Committee for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dietrich M. Von Biedenfeld and Marc K. Whyte to the Public Transportation Advisory Committee for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The committee advises the Texas Department of Transportation on public transportation issues, funds, and rules.

Dietrich M. Von Biedenfeld of West Columbia is an assistant professor at University of Houston Downtown. He is an alderman for West Columbia City Council, member of the State Bar of Texas and the Federal Bar Association, and an advisory commission member of the American Bar Association. He is also a trustee of the Columbia United Methodist Church, legislative chair and life member of auxiliary for the Disabled American Veterans, and a charter member of the National World War II Museum. Additionally, he is a former member of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and a former volunteer of the Boy Scouts of America and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Von Biedenfeld received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi.

Marc K. Whyte of San Antonio is an attorney in private practice. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Port of San Antonio, former member of the City of San Antonio Ethics Review Board, and a former board member of the Faith Family Clinic. He is also former president of Defense Counsel of San Antonio and a former member of the Valero Alamo Bowl Committee.  Whyte received a Bachelor of Science in business from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio.

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APD Hosting I.C.A.R.E. Community Conference: Strengthening Community Relationships through Education and Understanding

Austin (TX) Police - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:38

The Austin Police Department, along with the Austin Police Community Liaison Corporation (501c3), are hosting the free I.C.A.R.E. Community Conference August 1-4, 2018 at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus located at 3101 Webberville Road. The public is welcome. On-site registration is available.

The goal of the conference is to educate the community on interacting with law enforcement. The following topics will be included: Mental Health First Aid, The Talk, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event Training, Response to Resistance Training: “In the Officer’s Shoes” and Child Safety Training.

 

I.C.A.R.E. Community Conference

August 1-4, 2018

Austin Community College

Eastview Campus

3101 Webberville Road

Building 9000

Austin, Texas 78702


 

For more information, visit www.oclcorp.org

 

Governor Abbott Appoints Bryan And Kuebler To Board Of Pilot Commissioners For Galveston County Ports

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:48
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James Perry “J.P.” Bryan, Jr. and Charles “Fritz” Kuebler to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021 and February 1, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James Perry “J.P.” Bryan, Jr. and Charles “Fritz” Kuebler to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021 and February 1, 2019, respectively. The board has exclusive jurisdiction over the piloting of vessels on navigable streams wholly or partially located in the board’s jurisdiction.

James Perry “J.P.” Bryan, Jr. of Houston and Galveston is the founder and CEO of Torch Energy Advisors, Inc. He is the former president of the Texas State Historical Association and Texas Historical Foundation and a former director of The Briscoe Museum and the Brazoria County Historical Museum. Additionally, he is the former chairman of the Institute of Texan Cultures and previously was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission. Bryan received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas Law School, and is a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Charles “Fritz” Kuebler of League City is the assistant director of Project Management for the City of League City. Previously, he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for 20 years, retiring in August 2017. His service included being the Captain of two Coast Guard Cutters, the Dauntless homeported at Galveston, TX and the Jefferson Island homeported at South Portland, ME. He is a member of the Unites States Naval Institute, Surface Navy Association, United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, National Eagle Scout Association, and the Project Management Institute. In addition, he is an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 603 in League City, member of the League City Lion's Club, and serves as an interviewer and volunteer for the Princeton Schools Committee and as a United States Coast Guard Academy Admissions Partner. Kuebler received a Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University.

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168 Texas Burn Bans - 7/31/2018 8:10:07 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 08:31
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exas A&M Forest Service is investigating reports of an invasive pest in Fort Worth

TFS Texas Forest Service - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:30

July 30, 2018 - FORT WORTH, Texas - Forest pest experts are investigating reports that the invasive emerald ash borer may have been found in Tarrant County.   Last week, entomologists identified EAB in a photograph submitted to an online nature social network. The photo was taken by a young naturalist, just 10 ye

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