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Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Local Leaders Concerned With Matching Federal Harvey Funding

Local Leaders Concerned With Matching Federal Harvey Funding

Leaders of areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey are questioning how they will pay the local share of flood control projects only partly funded by the federal government.

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Houston Chronicle: Texas Fails to Enforce Flood Insurance

Houston Chronicle: Texas Fails to Enforce Flood Insurance

Texas officials are struggling to enforce part of a flood insurance program that aims to elevate or remove severely damaged properties from flood plains, according to a newspaper investigation.

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Dozens of DFW Gas Stations to Refund Customers

Dozens of DFW Gas Stations to Refund Customers

Dozens of North Texas gas stations accused of price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Harvey will pay refunds to consumers, attorney general Ken Paxton's office announced Thursday.

Monday, Jul 2, 2018

Part of San Jacinto River to be Dredged for Harvey Recovery

Part of San Jacinto River to be Dredged for Harvey Recovery

Anglers at Kingwood's River Grove Park couldn't see the opposite bank of the San Jacinto River as they cast their lines into its murky water one recent morning. The view was obscured by a wall of sand pushed...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Report Highlights Lessons Learned in Houston From Harvey

Report Highlights Lessons Learned in Houston From Harvey

The new report, which focuses on lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey, offers several recommendations for the Houston area as it continues recovering from the deadly storm and prepares for future ones

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Texas Awarded $13M in Fishery Disaster Funds After Harvey

Texas Awarded $13M in Fishery Disaster Funds After Harvey

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Wednesday that Texas has been awarded over $13 million in grant funding for the rebuilding of commercial and recreational fishing industries affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Columbus Ship Replica Damaged by Hurricane Harvey For Sale

Columbus Ship Replica Damaged by Hurricane Harvey For Sale

South Texas officials are selling a replica ship built by Spain to honor explorer Christopher Columbus after it partially sunk during Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

Country Star George Strait Part of Harvey Recovery Campaign

Country Star George Strait Part of Harvey Recovery Campaign

Country star George Strait leads a new tourism campaign for Hurricane Harvey-damaged Rockport and Fulton nearly 10 months after the storm devastated the area he sometimes calls home.

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

Hurricane Harvey-Damaged Dog Park Reopens in Houston

Hurricane Harvey-Damaged Dog Park Reopens in Houston

A Houston dog park heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey has reopened to the delight of some canine owners and their pets.

Friday, Jun 8, 2018

Houston Offers Draft Plan for Harvey $1.1B Housing Recovery

Houston Offers Draft Plan for Harvey $1.1B Housing Recovery

The Houston City Council has released a Hurricane Harvey recovery draft proposal on how to spend more than $1.1 billion in government funds meant for housing.

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