HOUSTON (AP) — Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two competing requests to designate the Alamo in San Antonio as a Historical Texas Cemetery could change how the mission is remembered.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rice University researchers are concerned about the Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office's preferred $31 billion proposal to protect the Houston-Galveston region from devastating storm surge.
HOUSTON (AP) — State and federal officials on Friday recommended a plan to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes — particularly the Houston area — with a barrier system made up of floodwalls, floodgates and seawall improvements that could cost up to $31 billion and offer storm surge protection for the largest petrochemical complex in the country.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio officials insist a historic monument must be relocated as part of the $450 million plan to redevelop the Alamo.
City Councilman Roberto Trevino tells the San Antonio Express-News that the 1930s Cenotaph doesn't fit on-site and obscures views. He says the city isn't considering leaving the 60-foot (18-meter) in its current location.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas General Land Office has released an internal audit criticizing the Alamo's accounting practices.
The audit findings are consistent with a September draft report that Land Commissioner George P. Bush had previously called "doctored," the Austin American-Statesman reported .
HOUSTON (AP) — Several Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run, quick hit program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey said Wednesday their houses are worse off than before they were fixed because of incomplete or shoddy work.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas launched a public online tool to track incoming and outgoing funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery on Monday, six months after the storm hit and two months after The Associated Press reported that it did not have one.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The relaxation of state regulations after Hurricane Harvey has allowed Texas coastal communities to undertake nearly a dozen dune reconstruction projects.
Galveston can authorize emergency beachfront repairs until at least Jan. 3, including for dunes damaged by the storm, The Galveston County Daily News reported.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The most recent of the Texas General Land Office's thrice-yearly beach cleanups has cleared more than 40 tons of trash from 55 miles of Texas coastal beaches.
The Land Office says more than 5,000 volunteers last weekend showed up at 13 spots along the Texas coastline. The number of cleanup locations was fewer than usual because of damage from Hurricane Harvey.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and state officials have teamed up to recover and test around 300 boats that were displaced, overturned or sunk when Harvey passed through Southeast Texas, causing record floods in its wake.
In a statement Saturday, the Texas General Land Office said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to test the vessels for oil leaks. Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, says that the hurricane's destruction will "require a long recovery."
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — A burial service with military honors is set for Thursday for a Texas sailor killed when his ship, the USS John McCain, collided with an oil tanker last month near Singapore.
The Texas General Land Office says 20-year-old Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III will be buried in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — More old sewer ponds in a South Texas city are being turned into wetlands to help clean the waters of the Arroyo Colorado.
The Valley Morning Star reported Wednesday that the city plans to fill 10 new ponds in the area targeted for a nature park.