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2018 Memorial Day, ROT Rally no refusal stats

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:43

The 2018 Memorial Day – ROT Rally No Refusal initiative has concluded. This initiative was conducted from May 24, 2018 through June 11, 2018 and ran daily from 3 p.m. to 5 a.m. During this period, 215 arrests were made for Driving While Intoxicated offenses:
 
Total DWI arrests during No Refusal period = 215
 
Blood Search Warrants:          93
Consent Breath Samples:        81
Consent Blood Samples:         41
 
Of those arrests, the following number had enhanced DWI charges:
           
Consent Breath Samples over .15=                            35
Class A Misd DWI (with prior conviction) =                 19
Felony DWI (2 or more prior convictions) =                17
Felony DWI Child Passenger =                                    6
Intoxication Assault =                                                 1
  
The Austin Police Department 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. 
 

Governor Abbott Appoints Wallace Judge Of The 378th Judicial District Court

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:37
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Doug Wallace as judge of the 378th Judicial District Court in Ellis County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Doug Wallace as judge of the 378th Judicial District Court in Ellis County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Doug Wallace of Waxahachie is a fraud prosecutor for the Texas Department of Insurance. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Ellis County Bar Association, and the Rotary Club of Waxahachie. Additionally, he serves as a volunteer legal officer for Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Texas Army National Guard. Wallace received a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

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Reminder: Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender from North Texas

State - TX - DPS - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Billy Don Urango, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month's featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000

Governor Abbott Hosts Flag Day Observance Ceremony In San Antonio

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:51
Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a Flag Day Observance Ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, recognizing military veterans and their families for their service to the United States.

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a Flag Day Observance Ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, recognizing military veterans and their families for their service to the United States. The ceremony was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 76 – the oldest Post in Texas – and was marked by the presentation of challenge coins to service members in attendance.

"As we celebrate and honor this flag, we are reminded of the brave men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States military for which it stands,"said Governor Abbott. “It is because of their selfless service that America has endured as a beacon of hope and freedom, and we will never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice to to uphold its values. On behalf of a grateful state and nation, I thank those who have served and defended our freedoms."

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Governor Abbott Appoints Martinez And Molina To Texas Medical Board

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:32
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert David Martinez, M.D. and Linda Molina to the Texas Medical Board for terms set to expire on April 13, 2019 and April 13, 2021.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert David Martinez, M.D. and Linda Molina to the Texas Medical Board for terms set to expire on April 13, 2019 and April 13, 2021, respectively. The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas.

Robert David Martinez, M.D. of Mission is the chief medical officer and chief physician executive at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg and senior executive vice president of DHR Health. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, and multiple community organizations. He has served as co-chair of the Ryan Gibson Leukemia Advocate and Research Group, member of the Texas Alzheimer’s Association and the Texas Workforce Solutions Board of Directors. Martinez received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and biology from the Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he also completed his internal medicine residency.

Linda Molina of San Antonio is a criminal defense attorney in private practice. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a member of the Emerging Leader Board for Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  Additionally, she is a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio and sustaining member of Junior League of San Antonio, and a board member of Church Under the Bridge. Molina received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Arts in Spanish from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Jones To Board Of Pardons And Paroles

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:31
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmella Jones to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmella Jones to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The board makes parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determines conditions for parole and mandatory supervision, and makes recommendations on clemency matters to the governor.

Carmella Jones of Eastland has 25 years of law enforcement and corrections experience. She was elected as Armstrong County Sheriff and served as sheriff for six years. She is a lifetime member of the Texas Jail Association, Sheriff’s Association of Texas, and the Girl Scouts of America and a member of the Texas Chief Deputies Association and the American Jail Association. Jones has earned certifications including Master Peace Officer, Master Jailer, and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor. 

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118 Texas Burn Bans - 6/14/2018 8:29:31 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:30
ANDREWS, ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZORIA, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALDWELL, CALHOUN, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARDEMAN, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACKSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KERR, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LAVACA, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LUBBOCK, LYNN, MARTIN, MATAGORDA, MENARD, MIDLAND, NOLAN, NUECES, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, VICTORIA, WARD, WEBB, WHARTON, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1994 Murder of then 17-Year-Old in Frio County

State - TX - DPS - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:00
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in solving the 1994 homicide of Samantha Zublionis, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information

117 Texas Burn Bans - 6/13/2018 4:23:09 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:30
ANDREWS, ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BLANCO, BORDEN, BRAZORIA, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALDWELL, CALHOUN, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARDEMAN, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACKSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KERR, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LAVACA, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LUBBOCK, LYNN, MARTIN, MATAGORDA, MENARD, MIDLAND, NOLAN, NUECES, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, VICTORIA, WARD, WEBB, WHARTON, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Missing/endangered elderly male, Virgil Findell

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:28

Case:    2018-1641108
 
Date:    June 13, 2018
 
Time:    11:30 a.m.
 
Location:   11100 block of Tom Adams Dr.  
 
Missing:     Virgil Findell, 92 years of age
 
Narrative:
The Austin Police Department is investigating an endangered elderly male that was reported missing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Virgil Findell was last seen in the 11100 block of Tom Adams Dr. around 11:30 a.m. today.
 
Virgil has medical conditions that create a concern for his welfare. Virgil is hard of hearing and walks with a cane. He normally walks east on Wandering Way to Dessau Rd., north to Braker Lane, and west back to Tom Adams Dr.
 
Virgil is described as:

  • White male
  • 6’
  • 180 lbs.
  • White hair
  • Blue eyes

Last Seen Wearing:

  • Khaki golf type hat
  • Tan long sleeved button down shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Brown lace up shoes

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and/or the Missing Persons Unit at 512-974-5250 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
 
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Governor Abbott Appoints Brown Commissioner Of Workers’ Compensation

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:38
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cassie Brown as Commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cassie Brown as Commissioner of Workers' Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. TDI's Division of Workers' Compensation regulates the workers' compensation system in Texas, ensuring injured workers receive the necessary benefits to quickly return to work, and that workers' compensation costs are kept at a reasonable level for Texas employers.

Cassie Brown of Austin is deputy commissioner for Regulatory Policy at the Texas Department of Insurance, where she has served since 2011. Previously, she served as a policy advisor to Governor Rick Perry. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from St. Edward’s University and attended the Governor’s Executive Development Program at The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Traffic Fatality #26

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:23

Case:             18-1611120
 
Date:             June 10, 2018

Time:             4:47 p.m.
 
Location:       E US 290 and Harris Branch Parkway

Deceased:     Unidentified Hispanic male
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a black, 2004 Infiniti G35 traveling northbound on Harris Branch Parkway collided with a white, 18-wheeler on the westbound 290 frontage road. The crash occurred in an intersection controlled by a traffic light. The unidentified male died at the scene while the driver of the 18-wheeler was transported with non-life threatening injuries.
 
The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s twenty-sixth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in twenty-seven fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were twenty-eight fatal traffic crashes and thirty traffic fatalities.
 
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Professional Counselors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:02
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Steven Hallbauer, Roy Smith, and Carolyn “Janie” Stubblefield to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor named Steven Douglas Christopherson chair of the board.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Steven Hallbauer, Roy Smith, and Carolyn “Janie” Stubblefield to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor named Steven Douglas Christopherson chair of the board. The board has licensing, examination and rulemaking responsibilities in the field of professional counseling.

Steven Hallbauer of Rockwall is a founding partner of the law firm Lemons & Hallbauer, LLC. He practices law in civil litigation, wills, estates and probate. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a manager for CHR Solutions, Inc., a technology solutions company for telecommunications and communication service providers. He is a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Board of Trustees, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and member of the State Bar of Texas. He is a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Elder Law Committee, and is a youth soccer coach for the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. Hallbauer received a Bachelor of Science in radio television and film from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Roy Smith of Midland is the senior pastor of True-Lite Christian Fellowship. He began his ministry as a pastor in Andrews, Texas, and he founded New Direction Ministry, an after care ministry for ex-offenders. He is a member of the Life Center Advisory Board and a local citizen advisory group on criminal justice reform and a former board member of the Midland Chamber of Commerce and Midland Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. He served as pastor for a day for the Texas House of Representatives during the 81st Legislature. Smith attended United Electronics and Grace School of Theology. He is currently continuing his education at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Academy.

Carolyn “Janie” Stubblefield of Dallas is the owner of Mobile Counseling, PLLC., which provides private mental health counseling to clients and professional supervision to licensed professional counselor interns. She previously worked as an adjunct professor at Richland College and clinical supervisor at a CASA Shelter. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners President's Assembly Steering Committee and the Adolescent Symposium of Texas. She is a committee member of the Dallas High Risk Victims Task Force and the “I am HERE Coalition,” a group dedicated to strengthening the network of mental health resources for teens and young adults in North Texas. Stubblefield received a Bachelor of Science in public administration from The University of Texas at Dallas and a Master in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Steven Douglas Christopherson of Pasadena is the owner and clinical director of ProAct Counseling. Previously, he taught high school math prior to becoming a licensed professional counselor. He served as a school counselor while maintaining a part time practice until his retirement in 2011, and previously worked as an adjunct professor teaching ethics at the University of Houston Clear Lake. Christopherson received a Masters of Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He was first appointed to the board in 2009, has chaired the Rules and Complaints committees, and has served as the vice chair of the board.

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115 Texas Burn Bans - 6/12/2018 5:42:42 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:30
ANDREWS, ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BORDEN, BRAZORIA, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALDWELL, CALHOUN, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COLORADO, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EDWARDS, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARDEMAN, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACKSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KERR, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LAVACA, LIMESTONE, LIPSCOMB, LUBBOCK, LYNN, MARTIN, MATAGORDA, MENARD, MIDLAND, NOLAN, NUECES, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, VICTORIA, WARD, WEBB, WHARTON, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Joos And Koerner To Texas Veterans Commission

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:01
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kimberlee Joos and Laura Koerner to the Texas Veterans Commission for terms set to expire ON December 31, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kimberlee Joos and Laura Koerner to the Texas Veterans Commission for terms set to expire ON December 31, 2023. The commission serves as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces.

Kimberlee Joos of Argyle retired as a Colonel, after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. Her primary military specialty was intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. She served as Commander, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas in her final active duty posting. Her military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal. She is a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth World Affairs Council and currently serves as secretary of the Denton County Master Gardener Association. Joos received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Arts in security studies from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in National security and strategy from Air University, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

Laura Koerner of Fair Oaks Ranch is an engineer and a Councilwoman for the City of Fair Oaks Ranch. She served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare (Nuclear) Officer onboard USS MAHAN (DDG 72) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), earning 2 Navy Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal. She is a Blue & Gold Officer with the Admissions Department of the United States Naval Academy and a member of Project Management Institute, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, and the United State Navy League. Koerner received a Bachelor of Science in system engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is qualified as a Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator at the Naval Nuclear Power School.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Hays And Skurow To Commission On State Emergency Communications

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:31
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Debi Hays and Cathy Skurow to the Commission on State Emergency Communications for terms set to expire on September 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Debi Hays and Cathy Skurow to the Commission on State Emergency Communications for terms set to expire on September 1, 2023. The commission is charged with administering the state 9-1-1 service program and the statewide poison control program.

Debi Hays of Odessa is the County Judge of Ector County and owner of LaMirage Day Spa. She currently serves on the board of the Permian Playhouse, and previously served on Crime Stoppers, American Heart Association, and American Cancer Association. Hays holds a license in massage therapy and cosmetology and has earned a number of certifications from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Cathy Skurow of Portland is the Mayor of Portland and a licensed professional engineer with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. She is a member of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, past president and current board member of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend, and past president and current regional advisory board member of the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Skurow received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses First Annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:15
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended the first annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration at the Texas State Capitol.

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended the first annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration at the Texas State Capitol. The First Lady joined thousands of Texans in Austin and across the state in honoring the 177,000 women veterans in the Lone Star State, and participated in the opening ceremony on the South Steps by reading the Women Veterans Day proclamation from Governor Greg Abbott.

“Throughout America’s proud military history, women have played a vital role, serving with honor and distinction,” said First Lady Abbott. “Women have displayed the bravery, commitment and strength we have come to expect from our military, and I am proud to recognize and commend their selflessness and dedication.”

During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Abbott signed into law HB 2698, designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day in Texas. The day’s festivities included live music, a resource fair, art exhibit, and round table and panel discussions. Additionally, other Women Veterans Day events took place simultaneously across the state.

Read more about Texas Women Veterans Day

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Governor Abbott Announces New Veteran Hiring Incentive For TEF Grant Recipients

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:48
Governor Greg Abbott today announced an additional incentive program for new Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grantees designed to encourage the hiring of military veterans.

Governor Greg Abbott today announced an additional incentive program for new Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grantees designed to encourage the hiring of military veterans. New grantees, in addition to being eligible for funding on a per job created basis, will be eligible for an additional $1,000 per job filled by a veteran during the first year of job creation. This announcement coincides with Texas’ celebration of our first annual Women’s Veterans Day, which was signed into law by Governor Abbott in the 85th legislative session.

“Texas has one of the largest veteran populations of any state, and it is imperative that we ensure those returning from service continue to have opportunities to work and provide for their families,” said Governor Abbott. “Veterans bring unmatched leadership abilities and they already possess many of the technical skills employers are looking for. I'm proud of our state's support for Texas veterans, and it’s my hope that future companies will take advantage of this program.”

Qualifying positions must be filled by a person who has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, the National or Air National Guard of the United States, the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, or served in a Reserve component of any of the aforementioned military organizations, and has been honorably discharged from the branch of the service in which the person served.

Last year, Governor Abbott unveiled a comprehensive plan to address the underemployment of Texas veterans, and committed to using all available resources to get our veterans back to work after returning from service. This incentive program is one of the many ways Governor Abbott is working to fulfill this promise, with additional veteran-specific programs scheduled for announcement in the coming year.

Since its inception in 2004, the TEF has awarded about 160 grants totaling more than $615 million across a wide variety of industries and projects committed to creating almost 94,000 jobs and investing more than $27 billion in the state of Texas.

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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:50

The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) has announced more than $509 million in funding for multiple projects in Texas, including flood mitigation and critical work for the Brays and Buffalo Bayous, as well as the Matagorda and Corpus Christi Ship Channels. The funding will also provide resources for extensive studies of the Texas coastline to help make the state more resilient to future storms. This funding allocation is in addition to the disaster relief funding for Texas previously announced by the USACE.  

"With Hurricane Harvey's devastation still fresh in our minds, and the next hurricane season upon us, the State of Texas is urgently focused on making our infrastructure more resilient to future storms," said Governor Abbott. "This funding is essential to those efforts and to help minimize the loss of human lives and damage to infrastructure and property. I thank the USACE, Texas congressional delegation and the Office of Management and Budget for recognizing the critical importance of these projects, and I look forward to their completion.”

Other projects that the USACE announced they will allocate funding to include:

Feasibility Studies Funded:

  • Brazos Island Harbor
  • Corpus Christi Ship Channel
  • Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Lock
  • Galveston Harbor Channel Extension
  • Houston Ship Channel
  • Matagorda Ship Channel
  • Sabine Neches Waterway

See a full list of feasibility studies funded from the USACE.

Construction Projects Funded:

  • Corpus Christi Ship Channel

See a full list of construction projects funded from the USACE.

Operations & Maintenance Construction Projects Funded:

  • Brazos Island Harbor
  • Channel to Harlingen
  • Channel to Port Bolivar
  • Corpus Christi Ship Channel
  • Freeport Harbor
  • Galveston Harbor And Channel
  • Channel To Victoria
  • Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

See a full list of operations & maintenance construction projects funded from the USACE.

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108 Texas Burn Bans - 6/12/2018 9:47:53 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:30
ANDREWS, ARANSAS, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEE, BELL, BORDEN, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CALDWELL, CALHOUN, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DEWITT, DICKENS, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, EL PASO, FISHER, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HALE, HALL, HANSFORD, HARDEMAN, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JACKSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KERR, KLEBERG, LA SALLE, LAMB, LAVACA, LIPSCOMB, LUBBOCK, LYNN, MARTIN, MATAGORDA, MENARD, MIDLAND, NOLAN, NUECES, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, REEVES, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SCURRY, SHERMAN, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TERRELL, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, VICTORIA, WARD, WEBB, WHARTON, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA, ZAVALA
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