Supports Army Corps proposal to construct the Coastal Spine  Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement of support upon the U.S. Army Corps of…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has approved all nine methods of distribution (MODs) proposed by…

Local plans, comments, and responses included as Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush submitted Amendment 1…

San Antonio City Council to vote October 18th, 2018 Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – SAN ANTONIO- Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after announcing the lease language…

At more than $43 billion, the State Board of Education Managed PSF is the largest Educational Endowment in the country Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Over the decades, the Permanent…

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston

A “coastal spine,” also called the Ike Dike, pictured here, is among several storm barrier concepts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may recommend for the Houston area. Graphic by…

Also launches new one-stop elections resource website Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC (TLRPAC) today announced it is endorsing the following candidates in statewide races…

Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan outlines allocations for $2.3 billion in housing recovery funds Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced posting…

Report from environmental group warns of bacteria risk at Texas beaches, rivers

A report by Environment Texas and the Frontier Group warns that more than half of Texas beaches tested for bacterial contamination were unsafe for swimming on at least one day…

First in a series of annual trainings to help local leaders be better prepared for disaster recovery in addition to emergency response Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Texas…

No place back home: A year after Harvey, Rockport can't house all its displaced residents

The Texas General Land Office awarded $1.5 million to help rebuild the ruined Oak Harbor apartments, one of the town’s few affordable housing options. Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tri…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its guidance for the administration of…

Exploration Green receives 2018 Excellence in Green Infrastructure Award

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. John Jacob, 832-671-8171, jjacob@tamu.edu Mary Carol Edwards, 281-989-5517, mcedwards@tamu.edu HOUSTON – A multifaceted project to help reduce flooding and provide recreation for  thousands…

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…