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Video: The Debris Removal Process

Video: The Debris Removal Process

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, debris removal remains a high priority. This video produced by FEMA provides some insights into the process.

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 12

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 12

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott welcomed Mrs. Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States, and Mrs. Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, to the Texas Gulf Coast this week.

Community Spotlight on Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

Community Spotlight on Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia. The donation was facilitated through the Texas A&M Forest Service Helping Hands Program that allows the transfer of firefighting and rescue equipment and vehicles to volunteer fire departments in need.

We are here for you

As recovery continues in communities across the Gulf Coast Region and beyond, the State of Texas continues to work with our federal partners to cut red tape and secure more and faster funding. We are committed to working by your side for as long as it takes to help you rebuild critical public infrastructure in your community — roads, bridges, schools and other public facilities — damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey or the flooding that followed.

Through this site for officials from the impacted communities, we will continue to provide you with current, reliable information, to help you navigate state and federal resources and to celebrate milestones achieved.

We encourage you to share information with your community about housing options through TexasRebuilds.com.

We are grateful to serve the people of this state. Together, we will rebuild Texas—even stronger than before.

God bless you all.

Gov. Greg Abbott   Commissioner John Sharp

In the Media

After 3 months, removal of Harvey debris nears end – Houston Chronicle

Texas seeks $61 billion to ‘future proof’ before next great storm – Associated Press

Texas dedicates $90 million to supplement federal aid for debris cleanup – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas officials to seek billions more for Harvey infrastructure repairs – Houston Chronicle

Credit where Hurricane Harvey recovery credit is due – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

State probes debris removal companies for possibly ‘overpromising and underdelivering’ – Houston Chronicle

Texas attorney general opens investigation into Harvey debris removal companies – The Texas Tribune

State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools – Glen Rose Reporter

Gov. Greg Abbott visits SETX after Hurricane Harvey – KBMT

Gov. Abbott on Hurricane Harvey recovery: ‘We have a need for speed’ – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Hurricane Harvey affected everyone – The Victoria Advocate

Gov. Greg Abbott to visit Coastal Bend citites – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Abbott and Texans in Congress request $18.7 billion more in Harvey aid – The Texas Tribune

Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws – if they hamper Texas hurricane recovery – The Dallas Morning News

Rebuild Texas commissioner John Sharp thanks A&M’s ‘selfless service’ during Harvey – KBTX

Video: A conversation with John Sharp, Harvey recovery czar – The Texas Tribune

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris – Austin American-Statesman

Area officials tell lawmakers of Harvey costs, funding needs – Houston Chronicle

Harvey-stricken communities must file paperwork by Friday – San Antonio Express-News

Governor’s Commission calls on A&M – The Battalion

Governor Abbott meets with state legislators on Harvey response – KBTX

John Sharp, Texas’ new straight-talking recovery czar, charges ahead – Houston Chronicle

Digging out with fewer hands – Austin American-Statesman

George Strait on Rockport, surrounding areas post-Harvey: “We can’t be forgotten.” – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sharp leads A&M System in huge Harvey recovery efforts – Houston Chronicle

Disease-carrying mosquitoes threaten residents in Coastal Bend – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Worried about contaminated water in your well? Texas A&M will test it for free – Houston Chronicle

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work – Glen Rose Reporter

Texas General Land Office to lead Harvey housing effort – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Governor tours Austin FEMA Command Center – FOX 7