Hurricane Laura Renews Calls for Ike Dike

Hurricane Laura has renewed discussion about the need for a coastal barrier to protect Galveston Bay from future hurricanes. 

Entire Texas Coast Declared Disaster Area in Advance of Two Storms

With the potential for two hurricanes to impact Texas within days of each other, Gov. Greg Abbott has declared the entire Texas...

TWIA Explores Benefits of Fortified Construction for Coastal Residents

Hurricane Hanna caused an estimated $400 million in damage along the South Texas coast earlier this summer. Some of those losses might...

Beirut-like Explosions Have Happened in Texas and Could Again

After last week’s devastating chemical blast in Beirut, numerous media outlets were brimming with accounts of the tragedy reaching back in time...

Abbott: Just Because a Hurricane Comes, COVID-19 Does Not Disappear

With Hurricane Hanna blowing ashore in south Texas, Gov. Greg...

Compassionate Inmate Releases Stopped

A court order has halted the release of inmates from the Harris County lockup. The ruling indicates district court judges, not Harris...

Texas Regulators Vote to Ban Residential Utility Shut-Offs During Pandemic While Buoying Companies

The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to ban utilities from cutting off power and water services to Texans who have lost...

COVID-19 Causes Historic Spike in Unemployment Claims

The number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits last week totaled 155,657, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That is 10...

Some Evictions and Foreclosures Are Suspended in Texas

Many Texans who rent their homes and live paycheck-to-paycheck are worried about being evicted. The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the state of...

Gov. Abbott Declared a State Disaster for All Texas Counties

Today, Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state disaster for all counties in the state of Texas in response to the coronavirus. Texas...

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