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TDI windstorm inspectors help consumers along coast
Michael Cowen helps homeowners with inspections so they can buy windstorm insurance. He drives hundreds of miles and spends hours on the phone each week talking with homeowners, contractors, and local building officials about inspection requirements.
Playa Restoration Program Fills Grassland Playa Pits, Trenches at No Cost to Landowners
A new multi-partner playa restoration program, the Texas Playa Conservation Initiative, is offering participating landowners free backfilling of pits and trenches in playas surrounded by grass.
Presidio Port of Entry Receives Presidential Permit to Start Construction
The Presidential Permit for the Presidio-Ojinaga infrastructure project in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas was approved this week, indicating final approval of a long and tedious process to widen the local Port of Entry one lane in either direction to accommodate 18-wheelers. Due to the efforts of Congressman Will Hurd alongside local officials, the long-planned expansion initiative will strengthen cross-border trade between the U.S. and Mexico and position Presidio as an efficient and cost-effective transit hub for imports and exports. Receiving the permit is the last hurdle before construction may begin. LASIK Houston
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces $497,413 grant awarded to the University of Houston-Downtown under...
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement announcing today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Houston-Downtown a $497,413 grant to implement its Upward Bound Program to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education
What You Need to Know When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in any type of accident that is the result of negligence on the part of another party, you may be entitled to compensation to help you pay for your medical expenses now and in the future, payment for any lost wages you may have experienced, compensation for pain and suffering and other types of compensation for reimbursement for expenses related to the accident. The only way you are really going to be able to get this type of payment is if you seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.
Veasey Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans Buy Homes
Congressman Marc Veasey introduced H.R. 6320, the Give Veterans Home Loan Choices Act, to ensure our nation’s veterans are provided all the loan options available to them so that they can make a well-informed decision when selecting a home loan for their families.
Marathon Water Supply Awarded More than $230,000 in Grants
U.S. Representative Will Hurd is pleased to announce the selection of the Marathon Water Supply and Sewer Service Corporation (WS&SS) for two grants totaling more than $230,000 for water improvement projects
Online Survey Seeks to Understand Private Land Management Needs
Understanding Texas private landowner needs, preferences and concerns in operating and managing their land and natural resources is the purpose of a brief online questionnaire developed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Private Lands Advisory Committee in partnership with Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
Rep. Cuellar Hosts Discussion with U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness in Laredo
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today hosted a discussion with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and state and local organizations in Laredo to come up with strategies to end homelessness among children and veterans in Laredo and Webb County
Luxury home sales among key drivers for Texas housing market in 2016
Luxury home sales in Texas were strong in the first eight months of 2016, according to the latest Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The report examines housing market trends and statistics for homes priced $1 million or higher in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Midland metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
Poe and Green Disappointed with Changes to Water Resources Development Act
In response to discouraging changes to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that removed vital support for our nation’s ports Congressman Ted Poe (TX- 02) and Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) issued the following statements. The House is expected to vote on WRDA next week.
Texas REALTORS® stand up for overtaxed property owners in White Deer ISD
The Texas Association of REALTORS® announced its full support of the lawsuit filed today in Carson County, Texas, that seeks to stop White Deer Independent School District from unlawfully collecting property taxes from property owners in the district.
Samuel L. Bryant Investments – Houston Warehouse Space for Rent & Lease
Samuel L. Bryant Investments – Houston Warehouse Space for Rent & Lease
International home sales top $10 billion in Texas from 2015 to 2016
Texas home sales purchased by international homebuyers added more than $10 billion to the Texas economy from April 2015 and March 2016, according to the Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS
CASTRO ANNOUNCES $3.27M FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $3,279,208.00 grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The DOE funding will support an SwRI project to make coal-based power generation more efficient, cleaner, and less expensive. SwRI is collaborating on the project – entitled “Pre-Project Planning for a Flameless Pressurized Oxy-combustion Pilot Plant” – with ITEA S.p.A., Jacobs, the Electric Power Research Institute, General Electric Global Research, and Peter Reineck Associates
TPW Commission Adopts New Rules for Statewide Oyster Fishery
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today adopted new regulations for the statewide oyster fishery that reduce commercial possession limits and establish additional harvest restrictions. The new rules affect both the recreational and commercial harvest of oysters.
Burgess Statement on Independence at Home Performance Year 2 Data
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Independence at Home program’s year 2 performance data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today
Texas home sales, prices continue strong gains in the second quarter of 2016
Texas home sales and prices experienced strong gains in the second quarter of 2016, according to the 2016-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS
Congressman Al Green to Join Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, the Houston Police Department, and the...
Congressman Al Green (TX-09) honoring a request from Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell has agreed to join Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Michael Dirden, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, and others in a dialogue about police-community relations on July 16, 2016, at the Kingdom Builders’ Center
Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of 2016
Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.
Special Needs Assistance Program Grant Provides Couple with Home Repairs
Mattie Standberry has lived a life of service, using her time and talents to help others. After working as a restaurant cook, she spent the last 15 years of her career as a home health nurse. Now at age 70, Mrs. Standberry spends much of her time caring for her husband, who has larynx cancer