Fireworks Sales Approved for Texas Independence Day

Smith County residents will be able to buy fireworks to celebrate Texas Independence Day again this year. The Smith County Commissioners approved an order authorizing fireworks sales from Thursday, February 25, through Tuesday, March 2. Texas Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. The 84th Texas Legislature

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Smith County Animal Control & Shelter to Charge Small Fees to Offset Costs

The Smith County Animal Control and Shelter will begin charging small fees, beginning April 1, to offset the costs of housing dogs at the shelter. Smith County Animal Control and Shelter Supervisor Amber Greene gave a report to the Smith County Commissioners Court, which approved the implementation of a fee schedule at its meeting on

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Texans Urged to Participate in Disaster Assistance Online Survey

Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s State of Texas Assessment Tool to help state and emergency management officials identify damages that occurred during the recent winter storm. FEMA has asked the state of Texas for additional information regarding the amount of damage in the counties that have yet to be declared, and TDEM

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Jenkins, King are players of the year

TSWA Class 4A All-state football team BRYAN – Lindale running back Jordan Jenkins and Carthage defensive back Brandon King are the players of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State Football Team. Jenkins rushed for 3,044 yards with 51 touchdowns in leading Lindale to the Division I state title game. He

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USDA NRCS offers technical, financial assistance in response to Texas winter storm damage

  Temple — In response to the winter storms that hit Texas in February 2021, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering farmers and ranchers technical and financial assistance to repair and replace certain damaged conservation practices. NRCS is accepting applications for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the recovery measures listed

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PUC EMERGENCY ACTIONS TO PROTECT TEXAS ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS

Commission suspends Disconnects for Non-Payment and Continues COVID19-based requirement for Deferred Payment Plans; Pauses ERCOT financial deadlines Austin, TX – In an emergency open meeting, timed to prevent possible disconnections for non-payment on Monday, the Public Utility Commission of Texas today issued a series of orders intended to protect Texas electricity customers while leaders in

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Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA

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PUC LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OF GRID EVENT AND ADJUSTS POLR RULES TO PROTECT RETAIL ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS

  Extends deadline for POLR registration in exchange for lower customer rates Austin, TX – In an emergency open meeting, the Public Utility Commission of Texas launched an investigation into the factors that combined with the devastating winter weather to disrupt the flow of power to millions of Texas homes. The Commission also unanimously approved

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