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  • Abbott’s $50 million check for Harvey relief squashes beef with Turner, ends the need for Houston property tax hike

    HOUSTON – Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner appear to have ended their debate on how the state should use its more than $10 billion rainy day fund… and all it took was a check for $50 million. That just happens to be the amount of money Turner estimated his proposed property tax hike would bring in, so with the additional funding in place, he dropped the proposal. The check essentially appears to be a peace offering […]

  • What you need to know before applying for D-SNAP disaster relief food assistance program

    HARRIS COUNTY – There’s more help on the way for families working to recover following Hurricane Harvey. Friday, September 22 is the first day that residents of Harris County can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or D-SNAP. What does D-SNAP really look like? What does it mean to #Harvey victims who are working to rebuild their homes and communities? Take a look. — Texas HHSC (@TexasHHSC) September 22, 2017 What is D-SNAP? D-SNAP is a food […]

  • AG Paxton’s preemptive SB4 lawsuit thrown out by federal judge in Austin

    AUSTIN — A federal judge has thrown out Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit defending Texas’ ‘sanctuary cities’ law. Senate Bill 4 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in May. The controversial legislation bans Texas cities from refusing to comply with federal immigration officials, lets members of law enforcement ask the immigration status of those they detain or arrest, and allows local law enforcement officials to be charged with a misdemeanor if they choose not to comply with requests […]

  • President Trump isn’t just letting Obamacare implode, his hands are on the plunger to set off the explosives

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – After Senate Republicans failed to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, President Donald Trump said his strategy would be to simply let the health care law implode and then deal with the consequences. However, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that his administration isn’t really taking a hands-off approach to destroying Obamacare. In fact, Trump and his administration actually have their hands on the plunger to set off that […]

  • President Trump uses London terror attack to push for his travel ban

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump always seems to have a lot to say when he first wakes up in the morning. Most days Trump’s morning tweet routine seems to focus on late-breaking news from the night before, or a segment he saw on that day’s episode of Fox & Friends. However, on Friday, the president used his morning tweet storm to not only spread unconfirmed information about a terror attack that was unfolding in London, but also politicize the event in an […]

  • Supreme Court decision likely means Texas’ 2018 elections will use district maps a federal court ruled are illegal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court will allow Texas to hold its 2018 elections under maps that a federal court has determined are illegal. The justices voted 5-4 to put a stay on a lower court ruling that ordered Texas to address the issues with the maps. In August, a panel of three federal judges in San Antonio ruled that two of the state’s congressional districts and nine of the state’s house districts were drawn to dilute the voting power […]

  • Texans LB Whitney Mercilus helps special needs school rebound after Hurricane Harvey

    HOUSTON — J.J. Watt may be getting all the attention for his fundraising efforts following Hurricane Harvey, but he isn’t the only member of the Texans that’s helping Houston recover. Linebacker Whitney Mercilus donated $65,000 from his With Merci Foundation to the Smartie Pants Academy in Northwest Houston. “This is amazing I can’t thank Mr. Mercilus enough for doing this for our students,” said HISD Board Member Rhonda Skillern-Jones. “If you look at the students’ faces they’re just all elated […]

  • City inspectors performing preliminary assessments of Harvey damage in Houston

    HOUSTON — There’s still a lot of work left to be done to repair the damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey, but before a lot of the work can be started homeowners and the city need to know how bad the damage really is. Inspectors with the Houston Department of Neighborhoods have been performing preliminary ‘windshield’ inspections to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency an idea of what kind of damage is out there and where it is most severe. […]

  • Houston Furniture Bank needs your help to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

    HOUSTON — For many families in Harris County, Hurricane Harvey left them with no beds to sleep on, no chairs to sit on and no tables to eat from. However, a local non-profit group is working to change that. The Houston Furniture Bank typically helps families as they transition from homelessness or imprisonment by providing them with furnishings for homes, but after Hurricane Harvey the non-profit group changed gears to help those in need. “I have never seen such need […]

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