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...

One year later, Texans are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey

The Kaiser survey estimates Harvey’s damage at over $125 billion, with 41 Southeast Texas counties declared federal disaster areas.

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...

Complicated applications led to FEMA funding less than 1 percent of Harvey infrastructure repairs

The complicated method by which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reviews and allocates disaster-related funds has resulted in it paying for less than one percent of Texas’ Harvey-related infrastructure projects, according to the Texas Standard.

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...

Texas Senate leaders unveil $1.8 billion package of disaster relief bills

Flanked by several state senators, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the filing of three disaster relief bills on Wednesday. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas...

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...

Is Texas leading on disaster preparedness? Yes and no, experts say

Debris covered a street corner in Rockport in December, more than three months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the tiny town that sustained...

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

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

Hurricane Harvey destroyed every apartment in Rockport, Texas. Some residents are still waiting for...

Hurricane Harvey, which caused more than $125 billion in damage, is the most expensive storm in Texas history. It wreaked havoc on nearly every...

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