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Motiva, the largest refinery inthe United States, in the distance in Port Arthur, Texas Wednesday, September 20, 2017 where …

New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

Despite an admonition from federal authorities, Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s plan still steers aid disproportionately to whiter, inland counties at less risk of natural disasters.

An influx of aid

Austin, Texas USA Nov. 15, 2017: George P. Bush greets  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Federal Emergency Management A…
Red Stewart salvages useful items from a flood pile at a trailer park on the north side of  Houston along Gulf Bank Road Wed…
Gov. Greg Abbott along  US Sen. John Cornyn R-Texas, HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude and Tx Land Comm. George P…

A second chance 

Peggy Bell stands outside her home in Robstown on May 3, 2022. Bell has lived in her home since building it in 1981. Her hom…

Waiting for the next storm

Nueces County resident Dan Zamora in his front porch at his home on May 3, 2022. For the first time since moving here 30 yea…
Nueces County resident Dan Zamora holds his phone with a picture of flooding in front of his house last year on May 3, 2022.…
Coryell County Judge Roger Miller poses for a photo near a creek at low water crossing on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Gatesvil…

Unmet rural needs


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