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More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . I

Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.

New app developed for forestry professionals in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

For the first time, foresters, landowners and contractors in Texas can now access guidelines for practicing sustainable forestry on their mobile devices. 

Communication is Key to Johnson's Success

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Earlier today the National Association of State Foresters presented a communications achievement award to Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson. 

Partnerships and community involvement help Texas High School win $10 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

  HOUSTON, Texas — The wait is over. The announcement has come. Furr High School is an XQ America Super School. And although this may be new news to most Texans – the recognition did not happen overnight.

Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state's oldest town

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Aug. 24, 2016 Texans to celebrate Arbor Day 2016 in the state’s oldest town Congratulations to the City of Nacogdoches, Texas for being selected as the Texas Arbor Day 2016 host city. 

Paul Johnson, Crusader: Changing how we talk about trees

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

Texas A&M Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator Paul Johnson has discovered that it is not enough for communities to sustainably manage and care for the urban forest.

Grant funds available for prescribed burning

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

August 20, 2015  — COLLEGE STATION, Texas  —  East Texas landowners may now be reimbursed for helping to reduce overgrown vegetation on their lands. In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private property, Texas A&M Forest Service is offering grants to conduct prescribed burning. Strategically-planne

Plan My Land Operation online tool now available

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:33

May 13, 2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Want to put in a road on your land? Protect your water resources? Enhance wildlife, harvest trees or clear vegetation? Texas A&M Forest Service’s newest online tool, Plan My Land Operation, is designed to help you protect your property and ensure sustainability as you begin you

APD seeking assistance in robbery/kidnapping case

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:23

Case:       2018-3111273
 
Date:     November 7, 2018
 
Time:     1:45 p.m.
 
Location:   1300 Crossing Place
 
Narrative:
APD detectives are requesting assistance in locating a suspect wanted for a robbery and kidnapping that occurred on November 7, 2018 at approximately 1:45 p.m. at 1300 Crossing Place.

The male victim was abducted in a vehicle, possibly a tan Lincoln 4-door car, and taken to the area of Riverside Dr. and South Congress Avenue. He was let go and was not injured.  

The suspect is described as:

  • Black male
  • Early 20s
  • 5’9”
  • 180 lbs
  • Muscular build
  • Shoulder-length dreads

He possibly has a tattoo on his cheek below his eye, no facial hair, blue colored neck tattoo (large with a word possibly started with a N or M). He was wearing a white t-shirt, black basketball shorts, black shoes with yellow trim, possible tattoos on his right arm. He had a silver ring on his right pinky and a necklace with a charm that had three letters (possibly BOT).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Robbery Unit tip line at 512-974-5292, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES 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.

Suspect photos:
  
    

46 Texas Burn Bans - 11/26/2018 1:37:44 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:31
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, COMANCHE, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EL PASO, FISHER, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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45 Texas Burn Bans - 11/26/2018 9:34:19 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:32
ARMSTRONG, BAYLOR, BREWSTER, BRISCOE, BROOKS, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COLEMAN, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DIMMIT, DONLEY, EL PASO, FISHER, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, HARTLEY, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, LA SALLE, MARTIN, MAVERICK, MENARD, OLDHAM, REAGAN, REFUGIO, SAN PATRICIO, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, UPTON, WARD, WILLACY, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott And First Lady Cecilia Abbott Deliver Meals On Wheels On Thanksgiving Day

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 13:16
Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott, joined by their daughter Audrey, today volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Austin to help deliver meals to those in need on Thanksgiving Day.

Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott, joined by their daughter Audrey, today volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Austin to help deliver meals to those in need on Thanksgiving Day. 

"It’s so rewarding to see Texans sacrifice their time to make sure those who are home bound today are able to celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal," said Governor Abbott. "As I’ve seen time and time again, Texans help Texans when it is needed most — and today is no exception. Cecilia and I wish everyone across the great State of Texas a safe and happy Thanksgiving."

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APD tips to keep your vehicle and property safe this holiday season

Austin (TX) Police - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:12

Thieves are looking to window shop this holiday season at your expense. The Austin Police Department urges you to protect your vehicle and property.
 
AUTO THEFT PREVENTION

  • Never leave your car running while unattended. It takes seconds to steal a car when it is left running. Always roll up the windows, turn off your car, lock the doors and take the keys with you.
  • Take valuables out of your vehicle. Leaving valuables visible in your car is an open invitation for a holiday Grinch eager to steal from you. Take your belongings or place them in the trunk before arriving at your final destination.
  • Record serial numbers. This makes it easier to recover property in the event it is found or turned in. 
  • See something, say something. If you notice suspicious activity, call 9-1-1.

HOME BURGLARY PREVENTION

  • Lock doors and windows. Secure your home, lock all doors and windows and set the alarm.
  • Mail. Ask a trusted neighbor or family member to watch your home and pick up your mail if you’re going to be away for an extended period of time.
  • Lighting. Place indoor and outdoor lights on an automatic timer.
  • Audio. Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
  • Close the blinds and curtains. Make a family game and look through the windows and doors of your home. If you can see your gifts under the tree, so can the would-be thieves.

Package safety. Leave a note on your door asking package carriers (UPS, Fed Ex, USPS, etc.) not to leave packages on your doorstep. Request that they leave a notice so you can pick up packages from their facility.

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