Sempra Energy announced on Friday that the Sempra Energy Foundation is pledging $1 million to help communities in Texas recover from the unprecedented winter storm that hit the state. This builds on a $250,000 donation from Sempra Energy for food aid in Houston and Southeast Texas and will bolster a $1 million donation from Oncor …

SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas (KTRE) – Dozens of workers and crews are trying to address water issues in the city of San Augustine after last week’s storm, including a city official who is struggling even more at home. “We’re facing a water crisis right now, and I feel like I’ve been here the longest,” said San …

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott announced that Bastrop County has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission after completing the multi-step training and certification process. “I congratulate Bastrop County on achieving the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining its member cities of Smithville, the first Film Friendly …

Elon Musk said SpaceX and Tesla are “providing direct assistance when possible” in Texas after the deadly winter blast overwhelmed the power grid and left millions in darkness and without heat. On Twitter, Musk wrote that SpaceX helped in South Texas while Tesla helped in Central Texas, including rescuing cold-stunned turtles and helping power a …

At a press conference on Thursday, he said he wanted to come forward to help teachers in Texas. BEAUMONT, Texas — Southeast Texas community leader and pastor Michael Cooper has announced he is running for governor of Texas. He is a former Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor and the United States Senate. The local pastor …

The Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation awarded a $210,000 grant to Bastrop County Cares — a nonprofit focused on improving the social determinants of health in the county — to plan ways to create equal health opportunities for county residents. Bastrop County was one of five sites in the state chosen to receive the grant and …

A few years ago, I wrote a column about how Houstonians would live in Charlottesville if Sam Houston had been successful. According to the story, the hero of San Jacinto graciously told Charlotte Allen at a dinner party one night that she, and not her more famous brethren, was the reason the Buffalo Bayou colony …

Three Texas game wardens and an army of rescuers converged around a hole in the ground near Garceno. Almost a fifth of the way down a narrow but deep hole, a four-year-old boy was stranded and in dire need of help. Rescuers acted quickly to provide fresh air and keep the child alive. Texas game …

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the town of Tahoka has been designated a Texas Film Friendly Community by the Texas Film Commission. The designation comes after Tahoka executives and officials complete the multi-step training and certification process, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The commission aims to help grow local jobs …

“Hopefully over time, what they’ll see and understand is that we’ve gained something. We’ve gained a new perspective, a new outlook, a new image for Midland Texas.” MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) — The Midland ISD Board of Directors has voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School to Legacy High School. After months of …

Residents of Comfort discuss the future of their community in a public forum. OCTOBER 14, 2020 — UTSA’s Urban and Regional Planning Research Center was recognized for helping a small Texas community make big plans for its future. The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association last week presented the plan – titled “Comfort Vision …

“A Community Destroyed,” reads a slogan in the trailer for a new documentary about a small neighborhood just steps from Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in South Texas. Airing tonight (September 21) is “Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars” (10pm, Vice TV). The producers present it as an investigation into what happens when SpaceX founder and …

“A Community Destroyed,” reads a slogan in the trailer for a new documentary about a small neighborhood just steps from Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in South Texas. Airing tonight (September 21) is “Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars” (10pm, Vice TV). The producers present it as an investigation into what happens when SpaceX founder and …

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) — Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the city of Huntsville has been designated a movie-friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission. The city had to go through a multi-step training and certification process to receive the title. The designation helps grow jobs and local economies by promoting Texas as “the …

DALLAS — An attorney for the family of a woman who was shot by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a fight over a stun gun said Thursday that police department leadership must enact “reforms specific” or resign. The call came three days after Baytown officer Juan Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault …

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) — Here are a few groups and organizations that might need a helping hand (or two) this week as they work to help those in need in East Texas. Volunteer Central – where volunteering through the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes a difference in the community. PATH People trying to …

July 4th is shaping up to be … a little different this year. Many of us don’t travel yet, or if we do, it’s not to distant places. So now is the perfect time to resuscitate the idea of ​​a stay – or at least try to convince yourself that this three-day weekend is different …

Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that the federal government has granted his request to expand Community Based Testing Cites operations across Texas. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told NBC 5 on Friday afternoon that it will extend 14-day support for five community testing sites in Texas and also provide additional resources to …

Stevani Flahaut’s university experience is not that of living on a picturesque campus, rubbing shoulders with classmates fresh out of high school. The 27-year-old Austin Community College student, the aspiring restaurateur combines a full-time course load with two jobs. While community colleges are sometimes seen as the stepchildren of higher education, for nearly 700,000 Texans …

Arlington Vineyards. Image courtesy of NorthMarq A community in Arlington, Texas will soon have a facelift after being purchased by Pegasus Real Estate. The company purchased The Vineyards at Arlington Apartments from Arlington Realty Owner De LLC for an undisclosed price. Taylor Snoddy of NorthMarq, James Roberts, Philip Wiegand of the Dallas Investment Sales team …

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout. Local health officials said on Wednesday they were unsure how a Houston-area man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week had become infected, suggesting the first signs of community spread of the virus in Texas. “This could very possibly be the first community spread,” said …

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) — The 20th annual Community Health Fair will be held Friday at MSU Texas in Centennial Hall. According to MSU Texas, the event is hosted by the Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants can get free health checks and community …

Government agencies, community organizations, professional drone pilots or manned aircraft management – ​​almost everyone in the drone industry agrees that providing new recreational and professional drone operators with the resources they need need to understand the rules and fly safely is a huge challenge. The North Texas Drone Safety and Integration Task Force partners with …

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) – Heavy rain Monday morning didn’t stop East Texas Community Health Services administrators and supporters from celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in the county from Angelina. According to Anita Humpreys, acting CEO of East Texas Community Health Services, it took a year for the health center to open …

Inspired by Amazon’s need for tech talent, community colleges in Dallas County and Texas will offer a new degree that prepares students for careers in cloud computing. Texas education officials and Amazon Web Services announced associate and license programs Thursday at an event in Dallas attended by Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, Higher Education Commissioner …

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) – Homeowners and businesses in a community in Hays County frequently rely on rainwater and condensation collected from rooftops instead of more traditional water sources. Wimberley takes another step toward sustainability as the school district builds its brand new elementary school with a system to collect rain and air conditioning condensate to …

Last month, the Lubbock Avalanche Journal reported that although wildfire season typically begins in March, West Texas experiences wildfires even earlier in the year. As a result, many communities have a wildfire action plan. But how many Texas communities do a dry run before an emergency actually happens? So far only one, the Comanche Trail …

For Juanita Valdez-Cox, asking all 2020 census respondents if they are US citizens would mean less food on family tables and more people unable to pay their rent. Valdez-Cox is the executive director of La Union del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, a community union in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which is the lead plaintiff in …

The Concho Valley is home to eight species of aquatic turtles, and in my opinion none of them are as endearing as the tiny Texas Map Turtle. Texas Map Turtles (Graptemys versa) are one of five varieties of map turtles found in Texas and one of two species found in that state and that state …

A community group used the Kids First Allen Story Map Journal as part of a campaign to encourage the passage of a $ 272 million compulsory education measure for the Allen Independent School District (AISD) in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas. Created using Esri Story Map Journal app, the Kids First Allen Story Map …

TYLER, Texas – In the heart of northeast Texas, Tyler’s rolling landscape is dotted with churches and historic homes, and the town is known for its roses and flower gardens. But the community is also clouded by a grim statistic, one that leaders are struggling to better understand and address. Smith County, which encompasses Tyler …

TYLER, Texas – In the heart of northeast Texas, Tyler’s rolling landscape is dotted with churches and historic homes, and the town is known for its roses and flower gardens. But the community is also clouded by a grim statistic, one that leaders are struggling to better understand and address. Smith County, which encompasses Tyler …

Katran Packard, a student at Austin Community College, said she hoped not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December. “And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two. For Packard, 28, it has been a battle to find birth control for several years. While living …

Katran Packard, a student at Austin Community College, said she hoped not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December. “And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two. For Packard, 28, it has been a battle to find birth control for several years. While living …

Eagle Staff Report The Star of the Republic Museum’s new exhibit, “So Others Might Follow: Four Centuries of Maps That Define Texas,” will open Saturday and will illustrate through maps the evolution of Texas over four centuries, both topographically and politically, under seven flags. It runs until February 15, 2019. The exhibition includes 20 maps …

Karina Ramirez has attended community health centers with her family all her life. It’s affordable, the Nuestra Clinica del Valle is only 15 minutes from her home in Mercedes, she can go for her annual medical check-up, there is little waiting time and she likes her gynecologist. Ramirez, 18, seven months pregnant with her second …

ROCKPORT, Texas – It has been five months since Hurricane Harvey passed through Texas. Yet when driving through this coastal town, the damage is still significant. Mountains of debris – tree branches intertwined with metal sheets and what were once the roofs and walls of houses – are piled on the median of the freeway …

Every holiday, Texas’ oldest state agency increases sales of high-resolution digitized reproductions of historical maps to help fund the preservation of fragile maps and other records, helping to preserve some of the heritage sole of the state. Sales of more than 45,000 digitized map images, some of which come from original documents dating back centuries, …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas, made by famous cartographer Carl Flemming, had been given to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who had purchased in the liquidation sale of a …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced this week that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by famed cartographer Carl Flemming had been donated to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who purchased in the liquidation sale of a …

AUSTIN – After 173 years, a historical map of Texas has become official. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced on Monday that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by famed cartographer Carl Flemming had been given to the state by a couple from Kerrville, who have it. purchased at a clearance sale …

On the day that Vice President Pence travels to Sutherland Springs, Texas to console the victims of Sunday’s church shooting, townspeople are still reacting and reflecting on what happened to the small community. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Texas authorities have released a list of those who died in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland …

Texas Governor Greg Abbot said at least 26 people were killed in Sunday’s shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs. The shooter is dead – the exact circumstances are under investigation. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The First Baptist Church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas is a crime scene this morning. A sniper opened fire there …

Samy Vasquez | Special for the Standard-Times With 50 community college districts spanning the great state of Texas, it’s no wonder Texas community colleges offer more access to higher education than any other state. Howard College is an educational partner in our West Texas region – offering dual credit programs to 23 area high schools, …

Community colleges are fast-tracking plans to offer bachelor’s degrees to produce more nurses and pre-K teachers. Collin College officials hope to have a four-year nursing degree program by 2019, and the Dallas County Community College District plans to offer its early childhood education degree soon after. although future degree holders are in preparation long before …

Nestled in the heart of central Texas is the perfect residential community for first-time buyers: Larks foot. Situated on 608 acres and boasting nearly 1,500 future hospitality sites, Larkspur offers all of the first class features we expect and love from a community planned by MileStone Community Builders. Residents will be able to soak up …

In the nearly 400 years it took Texas to take its present form, the space has grown from a sprawling, unexplored, and sparsely populated frontier under the Spanish crown to its iconic, easily recognizable outline. “Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State” traces the cartographic history of Texas from the 16th to the …

Campus Porting States Texas is now the eighth state to allow concealed weapons at public universities. Here are the other seven. Chelsea Land, USA TODAY EL PASO — A state law that allows licensed firearms owners to carry concealed handguns at institutions of higher learning extends to Texas community colleges starting Tuesday. Texas Senate Bill …

IRVING, Texas — A police spokesperson said the suspected shooter and a second person died in an apparent murder-suicide on the campus of a community college in suburban Dallas. Irving Police spokesman James McLellan said it does not appear anyone else was injured in Wednesday’s shooting at North Lake College. The Irving college had previously …

To say that Texas is great would be the understatement of the century. It would take about 12 hours to drive through Texarkana state to El Paso. All over Texas you will find lush forests, rolling hills, plains, beaches, and deserts. In addition to a changing landscape, you come across small towns, sprawling towns, and …

SEABROOK, TX – A local couple donated a rare piece of Texas history to the state. The family had in their possession an exceptionally rare Stephen F. Austin map of Texas. Now it belongs to the Texas General Land Office. The donation was made by Thomas B. and Marsha Brown Taylor of Seabrook. They made …

Grandstand today In South Texas, a fire-ravaged mosque is seen as a symbol of unityVictoria’s Muslim community is getting a lot of help picking up the pieces of its burnt-out mosque, which has become a symbol of unity amid a period of national fear and discord. Analysis: Rising criticism threatens single vote in TexasMost states …

There’s a group of North Texans preparing for impending doom. But they don’t just stockpile weapons and supplies. They will have underground bunkers, tunnels, and even a DNA vault. Make no mistake, they plan to live in luxury and style. Ector, Texas is a small, one-traffic town that most only see from the freeway. But …

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman Jonathan Marshall wants to be the pride of Shepherd, Texas, as a college football player while putting the Razorbacks on the map in his hometown. Marshall, one of the big signings on the Razorbacks’ defensive line, reversed his commitment late in the Oklahoma State recruiting process to Arkansas. Jonathan Marshall’s look …

Texas lawmakers are debating whether to repeal the Texas Dream Act. Signed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2001, the law allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. A recent analysis by the Texas Tribune found that the majority of undocumented students paying tuition in the state aren’t attending four-year universities — they’re at community …

Families hang out at the Mueller Farmer’s Market in Austin, Texas on a Sunday. In a state where cars are king, planners designed Mueller with pedestrians in mind. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption toggle caption Julia Robinson for NPR Families hang out at the Mueller Farmer’s Market in Austin, Texas on a Sunday. In …

Have you ever wondered what Texas would look like if you put it above another state or country? There is MAPfrappe for that. The online tool designed by Kelvin Thompson allows users to draw contours on a Google map and drag the contour onto anything on Earth. Use the tool to create a rough The …

Biotech companies such as Genentech, Ambion, and Life Technologies rely on specially trained workers to keep their research and development (R&D) labs and manufacturing processes running smoothly. Biotechnologists can grow cells for use in drug development, analyze DNA, or monitor biofuel production. The unique equipment and techniques used in the field of biotechnology have often …

AUSTIN — John E. Roueche, the founder of the most established graduate program for aspiring community college leaders, located here at the University of Texas at Austin, is moving in July to National American University, a nonprofit institution lucrative, where he will attempt to create a similar operation. “We’re going to work with them to …

West Texas rural colleges must therefore generate significant local membership. Community college tax rates around South Plains and West Texas are more than double those of colleges located in urban areas like Austin or Dallas. West Texas officials reached an agreement with the local community. All students in Scurry County, the local tax base, can …

It was 1880 and the residents of a small community in Travis County were ready to step into the big leagues by getting a post office. This required getting the name of the town approved. Residents applied, but federal postal agents rejected their town’s name. So they came up with another one. It was also …

Lamar Smith (left) is fighting for the redistribution with his longtime colleague Joe Barton. | AP Pictures By JOHN BRESNAHAN 4/4/2011 4:39 AM EDT Update 04/04/2011 4:18 PM EDT 2011-04-04T04: 18-0400 A bitter backstage fight has erupted between Republicans in Texas over the redistribution, pitting Rep. Lamar Smith against his longtime colleague, Rep. Joe Barton. …

Ed Leathers has a concealed handgun license and he believes in Texas gun laws. But as the police chief of Collin College in the northern suburbs of Dallas, he is convinced that campuses are the wrong place for concealed handguns. “Our officers are trained to go immediately to the location where shots are allegedly fired, …

On the last afternoon of June, Byron McClenney of the University of Texas Community College Leadership Program sits in the second-floor restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin and discusses the topic that shaped his career: the importance of both underestimated. institutions of the year – where most Texas students begin their careers. Unfortunately, the …