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Union Pacific Railroad donates $250,000 for Harvey relief

Union Pacific pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be provided from a variety of company donations, demonstrating the railroad’s commitment to Houston and … more

AARP Foundation establishes relief fund for older victims of Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson announced that AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those age 50 and older –as relentless rains … more

Floating fire ants, insect pests among flood hazards

HOUSTON – Fire ants, as their colonies begin to flood, can join feet or tarsi to form water rafts, and they are more aggressive once in the floating formation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife … more

Livestock indemnity program benefits available to local producers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Steven Pawelek in Austin and Washington County announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due … more

AgriLife Extension, Texas EDEN offer useful, practical flood recovery information

COLLEGE STATION – With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans their agency … more

Harvey puts strain on fuel supply

Hurricane Harvey has forced some of the largest refineries in the country to shut down as torrential rainfall caused major flooding along the Gulf and in Southeast Texas. As a result, gas stations … more

Smidt ready to return to Bellville

BELLVILLE, Texas – This town of about 4,300 people understands rodeo, and there are plenty of credentials to prove it. Just two years ago, then-26-year-old Caleb Smidt proved it by bringing home … more

CenterPoint Energy urges customers to stay safe during clean-up

The safety of employees and customers is a top priority, according to officials with CenterPoint Energy. The company urges customers to follow the below safety tips as clean-up efforts continue … more

AgriLife Extension personnel to assess flooding impact on livestock, pets

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel will soonbegin assessing recovery needs for livestock producers and pet owners as residents grapple with ongoing flooding along the … more

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens … more

Texas Department of Agriculture responds to Hurricane Harvey

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and reinforced the message of support through various programs offered by the Texas … more

NewsBits

Holy Cross Parish Bazaar Riverside Hall will be the site of the Holy Cross Parish Bazaar, Oct. 8. Lunch consisting of barbecue beef, chicken and sausage with “homemade” dressing and all the … more

Transparency in government leads to real news

Whether depending on our government for storm recovery, good schools, police protection or other important services, openness and access to information are essential to ensuring the job gets … more

Schubert issues statement on Harvey and HB 1774

AUSTIN – State Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Harvey. “Brittany and I are heartbroken at the devastating loss of life and property … more

Volunteer Opportunities

CASA volunteers sought Every child has a chance … it's YOU! CASA for Kids recruits, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their … more

Crane volunteers cook and donate for evacuees, National Guard

As the National Guard unloads donations brought in by volunteers who drove from Crane, Texas, it’s easy to call those volunteers heroes that are helping in time of crisis. However, Sheila Pahl … more

New statewide law prohibits drivers from texting while behind the wheel

Effective Sept. 1, texting while driving will be illegal across the state of Texas as the result of a new texting-while-driving ban passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. The law … more

Mayor impressed with Sealy's recovery

It’s never easy for any town that has gone through a massive storm to recover immediately. While it may take time, Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead said she is impressed with the way it’s starting … more

Gas station ATM taken early Thursday morning

Police were dispatched at approximately 3:50 a.m. Thursday to a robbery-in-progress call at the Shell gas station that is also a part of the Sealy Country Market. The Sealy Police Department said … more

TxDOT monitoring roadways post-Harvey

Despite the remnants of Harvey being gone from the skies over Sealy, problems still exist on the ground. Flooding has remained on many of the roads and other areas around the Sealy area and the … more
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