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Additional disaster assistance approved

Additional disaster assistance approved

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

Ben Milam was an average man who traveled the early frontier. But the course of events would place him in the middle of the fight for Texas independence and into legend. Milam’s decisive actions made him one of the early heroes of the Texas Revolution.

House Democrats call for special session

House Democrats call for special session

Texas House Democrats are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session to increase public school funding, while Abbott is criticizing them for opposing legislation last year that tied increased funding to his pet project — school vouchers. The Austin American- Statesman reported the Democrats sent a letter, written by Rep. Jon Rosenthal, D-Houston, calling for a 30-day special session focused on both increasing per-student funding and investing more in school safety.

From the Editor's Desk

From the Editor's Desk

A large group of people gathered for a debate in Texarkana between the incumbent, Gary VanDeaver, and challenging candidate Chris Spencer on May 16, 2024, in Texarkana. The debate was sponsored by the Texarkana Gazette and was held in the Truman Arnold Building, on the Texarkana College Campus.

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