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In the Photos: Galveston City Council approved a zoning change to permit Council Member Ralph McMorris to continue to manufacture Lt. Blender’s Cocktails in a Bag at the old Purity Ice Cream building. More
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May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Senate on Friday voted on final approval of the state's $209 billion budget for the next biennium. More
May 30, 2015 -- The Texas Governor's Office on Friday announced that a presidential disaster declaration has been issued for the state due to damages from storms that began on May 4. More
May 30, 2015 -- The United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas for recovery from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period beginning May 4 and continuing. More
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May 30, 2015 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker launched the Houston Volunteer Disaster Assistance Initiative to provide clean-up assistance after disasters such as this week's flooding. More
May 30, 2015 -- Brazoria County officials on Friday provided an update on flooding conditions along the Brazos River. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as a result of damage sustained from severe weather that began on May 4. More
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May 29, 2015 -- The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will begin storm debris collection on Saturday in areas hardest hit by this week's storms. More
May 29, 2015 -- The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department will be temporarily expanding the hours of operation at its six neighborhood depositories due to the recent storms. More
May 29, 2015 -- The City of Houston has advised that more heavy rain is forecast beginning Saturday afternoon into Sunday, with the potential for additional flooding. More
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May 29, 2015 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on Saturday at the San Luis Convention Center. More
May 29, 2015 -- Brazoria County officials have called for voluntary evacuation and evacuation preparations for residents in the Brazos River and Oyster Creek flood plain due to rising river conditions. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, including Liberty County, for a total of 70 counties impacted by severe weather, including flooding that impacted the Houston area this week. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Senate has approved legislation reorganizing the membership of the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors, but was amended by Texas Senator Larry Taylor to include an additional Galveston County representative on the board. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday held a membership reception and an update on activities at the Texas State Legislature. More
May 29, 2015 -- The City of Houston today confirmed that Jack Howard Alter, who was missing following an attempted water rescue during flooding this week in the city, was found deceased near the Port of Houston on Thursday. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Military Forces are conducting annual training in various cities across the state through the end of August. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority today announced that it is suspending the scheduled May 30 toll increase for the Katy Managed Lanes. More
May 29, 2015 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that sales of tax foreclosed properties in May resulted in collecting $2,442,925 in reclaimed revenues for the county. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Houston Police Department today released surveillance video of two suspects involved in a shooting incident that resulted in the injury of a man at 4460 South MacGregor on May 10. More w/Video
May 29, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that officials are continuing to monitor the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs and nearby roads to determine if any temporary road closures are needed due to inclement weather. More
May 29, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that sections of Interstate Highway 45 will be closed during the weekend due to work on the bridge deck replacement project from Memorial Drive to Hogan Street and from Hogan Street to White Oak Bayou in Houston. More
May 29, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies regarding the accuracy of consumer credit reports. More
May 28, 2015 -- Bills relating to open carry of handguns and concealed carry on college campuses pending before the Texas Legislature will be negotiated by members of a House and Senate conference committee before a final vote because Senator Brian Birdwell of Granbury on Thursday refused to concur in House amendments to his campus carry legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Senator Larry Taylor and Representative Greg Bonnen report that they have successfully passed Senate Bill 900, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reform legislation. More
May 28, 2015 -- Over 50 Brazoria County partner agencies met today to discuss the Brazos River as it continues to rise. More
May 28, 2015 -- Galveston City Council today voted 6-0 to approve a zoning change to permit Council Member Ralph McMorris to continue to manufacture Lt. Blender’s Cocktails in a Bag at the old Purity Ice Cream building at 1208 Postoffice. McMorris, who presented the zoning request to the city council, left the room during the deliberations and did not vote on the issue. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Texas Transportation Commission today approved 28 more projects, totaling more than $203 million, under Proposition 1, including the widening of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County. More
May 28, 2015 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to ratify a resolution in support of a working agreement with Congressman John Culberson. More
May 28, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to elect Wayne Miles as chair of the board. More
May 28, 2015 -- The City of Houston today advised that flooding is expected to continue on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Humble/Kingwood, and is urging residents to exercise caution and avoid travel in the area. More
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