Trump administration announces nearly $5 billion for Texas flood control projects

The Theater District in downtown Houston on Sunday, Aug 27, 2017, is flooded by water from Buffalo Bayou.  Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey…

Residents, AgriLife Extension, others work to ‘Harvey-proof’ Houston-area community

Effort leads to new Exploration Green nature park that will detain floodwater, clean runoff Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Jacob, 832-671-8171, jjacob@tamu.edu Mary Carol Edwards, 281-989-5517, mcedwards@tamu.edu CLEAR…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the first amendment to the $57.8 million action plan for Hurricane Harvey and the second amendment…

Governor Greg Abbott Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The additional $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds will inject desperately needed dollars to help restore our communities. As…

Rep. Wayne Faircloth Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This interim has been very busy, to say the least.  From the Special Legislative Session, called by the Governor of Texas,…

Abbott and FEMA are using Harvey to reinvent disaster response. Some say that makes displaced Texans "guinea pigs."

ROCKPORT — In the weeks immediately after Hurricane Harvey, thousands of Texans lingered in emergency shelters, small coastal communities scrambled to restore electricity and entire neighborhoods sat swamped with moldy…

The Texas coastline is slowly disappearing. Here's how one community is coping.

The banana water lilies that once filled Jefferson County’s Salt Bayou marsh started dying off years ago. The aquatic plants, with their elegant white and yellow blooms, used to pepper…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement on the successful settlement in the lawsuit filed against the federal Bureau of Land…

$61 Billion In Additional Federal Assistance Needed To Rebuild Texas Public Infrastructure After Harvey

From the Texas A&M university system: The State of Texas needs more than $61 billion in additional federal assistance to rebuild the public infrastructure of the Texas Gulf Coast damaged…

“The Alamo belongs to all Texans. And really, it belongs to all people who love liberty.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Managing the Alamo is one of our most…

Rudder Statue Unveiled During Texas A&M System Centennial Event At Tarleton State

This is the centennial of the creation of the Texas A&M university system. The first two system members are the flagship campus and Tarleton State University. The board of regents…

Texas General Land Office: The Alamo is the Living, Beating Heart of Texas By Bryan Preston Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Managing the Alamo is one of our most…

Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup held at 13 Coastwide Sites Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “As we continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, all of us need to volunteer and pitch…

Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not…

Lawmakers may consider bill to raise schools’ electricity costs Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “This is one of those things that kind of stinks, frankly,” said former Texas Land Commissioner…

Self-draining parking lots topic of Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership workshop June 25

HARLINGEN – An educational workshop on redesigning parking lots to collect, filter and redirect stormwater will be held June 25, according to program organizers. Municipalities and all others interested are…

AgriLife Research marsh restoration project earns Texas Environmental Excellence Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Rusty Feagin, 979-862-2612, feaginr@tamu.eduThomas Huff, thomas2013@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The “Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Magnolia Beach to Indianola Marsh Restoration” project has earned…

Texas A&M Drops Plans For An Israeli Campus For A Research Center

DALLAS (AP) — Texas A&M University has scrapped plans for a $200 million campus in the Israeli city of Nazareth. A&M is instead launching a $6 million marine research center…

Texas General Land Office Buys Buildings Surrounding The Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Texas has purchased three buildings across from the Alamo’s main entrance, a key early step in the planned major makeover of the historic shrine. The General…

Rotunda Report: Your Guide to Constitutional Amendments

State Representative Jeff Leach Below please find a brief analysis of each proposed constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot on November 3, 2015.   Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,…