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Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 14

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 14

“As we work with communities to rebuild critical infrastructure, and with Congress to speed much-needed additional funding, our continuing priority is to help more families return home more quickly.”

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

Debris removal continues in Aransas County – KRIS

Texas A&M engineering students to work with FEMA in assessing Harvey damage – The Eagle

Abbott announces $100k donation in flooring and funds for Aransas Pass middle school – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Gov. Abbott delivers checks for Harvey debris removal – KHOU

Abbott extends disaster declaration for Harvey-hit areas – Houston Chronicle

Texas Education Agency waives some testing requirements for Harvey-affected students – Texas Tribune

Abbott: Testing requirements should be dropped for Harvey-hit schools – Austin American-Statesman

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

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