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.
<p>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.</p>

New Capitol memorial to honor Texans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

225,000 Texan service members have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, and more than 600 have sacrificed their lives. A monument to be installed Dec. 2 on Texas Capitol grounds will pay tribute to them and their families.

New Capitol memorial to honor Texans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

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.
<p>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.</p>

225,000 Texan service members have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, and more than 600 have sacrificed their lives. A monument to be installed Dec. 2 on Texas Capitol grounds will pay tribute to them and their families.

 

The Brief: Thousands of families still displaced after Harvey

Motiva, the largest&nbsp;crude oil&nbsp;refinery in the United States, can be seen in the distance from Port Arthur on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Flood-damaged debris is piled outside of homes in the foreground.
<p><span>Motiva, the <span>largest</span><span>&nbsp;crude oil&nbsp;</span><span>refinery in the United States</span>, can be seen in the distance from Port Arthur on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Flood-damaged debris is piled outside of homes in the foreground.</span></p>

Three months after Hurricane Harvey devastated southeast Texas, tens of thousands of displaced families are still scattered across the state and without a permanent living situation.

Harvey was three months ago. These displaced families are still in limbo

Maria Keene in her home in Houston on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The home where Keene lived for 18 years was damaged by Harvey, forcing her to move to an apartment where she&rsquo;s expected to stay for months as her home is rebuilt.
<p><span>Maria Keene in her home in Houston on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The home where Keene lived for 18 years was damaged by Harvey, forcing her to move to an apartment where she&rsquo;s expected to stay for months as her home is rebuilt.</span></p>

Two families displaced by Harvey say they're not close to having their lives back to normal. Tens of thousands of others are also facing a long recovery before their biggest need — a permanent place to live — is settled.

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