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  1. At fundraiser, Abbott says Davis bill could have undercut Harvey responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Texas Tribune

    Gov. Greg Abbott accused Houston-area state Rep. Sarah Davis , a fellow Republican, of nearly thwarting the state's response to Hurricane Harvey at a private fundraiser "Just a month before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, she engineered an effort to convince the Texas House of Representatives to cut [$70 million] of the Texas Disaster Relief Fund," Abbott said at the fundraiser for Davis' opponent, Susanna Dokupil. "Now, fortunately, the Senate was wise enough not to go along with her.

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  2. Houston officials let developers build homes inside reservoirs. But no one warned buyers.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    When Jeremy Boutor moved to a master-planned community in Houston's booming energy corridor, he saw it as idyllic. Lakes on Eldridge boasted waterfalls, jogging trails and a clubhouse.

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  3. Four months after Hurricane Harvey, four major questions about recovery for 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Texas Tribune

    A load of evacuees in the back of Chris Ginter's monster truck in Houston on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017. Ginter helped evacuate people from their flooded neighborhood near the Buffalo Bayou.

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  4. Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies findRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Chris Ginter, right, helps a family into his truck in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Ginter is helping evacuate people from their flooded neighborhood near Buffalo Bayou.

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  5. New Capitol memorial to honor Texans who served in Iraq and AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    On Dec. 2, a new monument to honor Texas service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11 will be unveiled on the Capitol grounds. A soldier, called to serve in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is pulled one way by his duty to his country and another by his duty to his family.

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  6. Democratic megadonor, Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn has diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    According to a statement released by his wife, Amber, Mostyn died Wednesday after "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." She did not disclose the cause of death.

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  7. Russian Facebook pages organized Houston protest and counterprotest last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Screenshots released by federal lawmakers of Russian-linked Facebook pages promoting anti-Muslim and pro-Muslim rallies on the same day in 2016 in Houston. Federal lawmakers on Wednesday released samples of 3,000 Facebook ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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  8. Former Houston prosecutor and district judge Ryan Patrick is Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's son.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    President Donald Trump is nominating former state District Judge Ryan Patrick, son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick , to be the next U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas, the White House announced Wednesday.

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  9. Abbott presses Congress for an extra $61 billion to rebuild after HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    A load of evacuees in the back of Chris Ginter's monster truck in Houston on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017. Ginter helped evacuate people from their flooded neighborhood near the Buffalo Bayou.

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  10. As long lines persist, state winds down food assistance program for Harvey victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Friday was the last day for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston to apply for disaster food stamps, and the lines that have grown throughout the week got longer as people tried to sign up for aid to buy groceries. Long lines snaked around the two Houston locations that were still providing assistance after a three-day extension was granted.

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  11. The Brief: A 37-day mayor bets writing, ribs and real estate will put him in the U.S. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Thanks for reading The Brief, our daily newsletter informing you on politics, public policy and everything in between. Forward this email to friends who may want to join us.

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  12. The Brief: Harvey-flooded Houston homeowners left in the lurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Jeremy Boutor removes personal items from his home on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, adding to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Thanks for reading The Brief, our daily newsletter informing you on politics, public policy and everything in between.

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  13. Capitol grounds.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    There are more than a dozen monuments, markers and statues on the Capitol grounds that overtly reference the Confederacy in one way or another, according to the State Preservation Board. Died for States' Rights Guaranteed Under the Constitution.

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  14. After Harvey, jury trials still haven't resumed in Harris CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Hurricane Harvey severely damaged Houston's 20-story Criminal Justice Center, taking out dozens of courtrooms, countless offices and enough holding cells to accommodate 900 inmates. It's been 10 weeks since Jose Deras was first locked up in the Harris County Jail.

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  15. The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum in Dallas on Nov. 15, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    All five living former U.S. presidents are coming to the Texas A&M University campus this month for a concert benefiting hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the President George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced Wednesday. The concert will feature the country music band Alabama, along with Texas musicians Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and the Gatlin Brothers.

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  16. Can flooded-out Houstonians win lawsuits against Army Corps?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Lawyers Chris Bell and Ben Rose speak to a resident affected by Harvey flooding, at a restaurant in Houston on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

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  17. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in his office in City Hall on Sept. 25, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Mayor Sylvester Turner said that a lack of state funding for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts is forcing him to push for a property tax hike in this storm-battered city still reeling from the worst rainfall event in U.S. history. In a wide-ranging interview with The Texas Tribune about the city's on-going relief efforts, Turner also said Monday that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers could have done a better job of warning people about the impacts of releasing water from reservoirs, which aggravated flooding in neighborhoods below the reservoirs.

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  18. Houston housing officials draw ire for evicting elderly residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Sheila Anderson criticizes Houston Housing Authority officials on Sept. 21, 2017, after the entity issued eviction notices to elderly residents in a building flooded by Hurricane Harvey's rains.

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  19. Miller, Perdue, Conaway uninjured after car accident on Harvey damage tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Two staffers for U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway were sent to the hospital Sept. 21, 2017 after a car accident during a government tour of agricultural damage.

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  20. Houston lawyer Mostyn talks Harvey, Irma and how new laws could affect storm-related lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    On the Sunday after Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters finally began draining out of the nation's fourth-largest city, CBS' 60 Minutes re-aired its deep look at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as a prelude to what Texans might expect when they try to get their insurance companies to pay up. The piece, entitled "The Storm After The Storm," prominently featured Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn, who represented thousands of homeowners who sued their insurance companies for allegedly shortchanging them on their claims after the 2012 storm slammed New Jersey.

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