Tag Archives: General Land Office
‘You Can Only Take So Much’: Low-Income Hurricane Harvey Survivors Sue Over ‘Discriminatory’ Recovery Process
The lawsuit accuses state and federal officials of favoring wealthier, white homeowners over poorer black and Hispanic renters.
Former city council member John Beard has a term to describe Port Arthur residents. In his Gulf Coast city of 55,000, people have all but given up on getting th...Read More
More than half of FEMA’s flood maps rely on decades-old data. Now, a group of Texas researchers is tackling the problem with a $3 million grant and crowdsourced data.
Talk to any scientist long enough, and eventually they’ll bring up an old aphorism: all models are wrong, but some are useful. Even with better data, and more...Read More
A year after Hurricane Harvey, Port Arthur is fighting for survival. Will Texas' disaster recovery process push residents deeper into despair, or help lift them out of it?
by Michael Barajas and Sophie Novack July 30, 2018 On a Friday morning in mid-May, Beatrice Sanders stepped outside her FEMA trailer to find a port-a-potty park...Read More
A little Texas bird could become a test case for the Trump administration’s willingness to defend Obama-era endangered species decisions.
Several prominent environmental organizations are citing the Trump’s administration’s hostility toward the Endangered Species Act as the reason for stepping...Read More
How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas.
BARGING IN How a felon with a fake name convinced a federal agency and the Texas General Land Office to fast-track a controversial project in Port Aransas. by N...Read More
In which George P. Bush suggests he might be concerned about climate change, then runs from it, in less than a week....Read More
Five years after Hurricane Ike, only 41 percent of all the homes have been rebuilt or rehabilitated using federal aid. Not a single unit of public housing has b...Read More