Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For Automatic SNAP Benefit Replacements For 66 Disaster...

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 66 impacted counties...

Prescribed Burning – Explained

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When Texans see a pillar of smoke rising out of a forest or state park, our gut instinct is always the same: wildfire. However, that isn’t always the case. Prescribed burning has become one of...

LUFKIN DISTRICT ROADS RETURN TO NORMAL FOLLOWING WINTER STORM

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After more than a week of working 12-hour shifts, Lufkin District TxDOT crews have returned to normal hours. All roadways are open for travel. Crews will continue to monitor roadways for any problem areas...

ONCOR: FEB. 19 RESTORATION UPDATE

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Check out this article from Oncor with the latest updates. As of 6:00a.m., there are approximately 27,000 remaining outages from the cold weather and lack of generation impacts experienced earlier this week. At the peak of...

Governor Abbott Declares Power System Winterization, Related Funding As Emergency Items, Provides Update On...

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Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on the state's response to winter weather and power outages. As part of his update, the Governor declared a new emergency item for this legislative session. The...

ONCOR: EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FEB. 18 UPDATE

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Yesterday, ERCOT directed Oncor and other utilities to begin restoring power previously dropped from the electric grid. As a result of the increased generation and stable demand, Oncor has since been able to cease...

ONCOR: EMERGENCY OPERATIONS FEB. 17 UPDATE

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Check out this article from Oncor with the latest updates, emergency contact information, and some answers to questions you might be asking. There continues to be a lack of available generation, and as a result,...

Governor Abbott Sends Additional Resources To Local Officials Throughout Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas is deploying maximum resources to local officials throughout the state to respond to severe winter weather and to restore power to our communities. State...

Getting Ready for Freezing Weather

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You have seen the forecast. Are your garden, orchard, or landscape plants ready for the freezing weather? Freezing weather kills plants just like ice busts pipes. When the water inside plant cells freezes, ice crystals...

My five cents…

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Things are picking up at the Capitol this week. Senate Finance has begun hearing testimony about the budget and Senate Redistricting is continuing to hear testimony from across the state about the redistricting process....