Tag Archive: wildfire

May 07

Don’t hang it up: Landlines create a lifeline for rural Texans

The past few decades have been one of breathtaking change in telephone communications technology. Nowadays, we Texans are able to connect with family, friends and business associates via traditional landline telephones, and through video, voice and data communications delivered over integrated wireline and wireless networks. Despite this remarkable leap in technology, universally available landline phone …

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Feb 21

Rising from the ashes

By Todd Staples Texas Agriculture Commissioner   As Texas ranchers struggle to restore approximately 6,200 miles of fences lost to historic wildfires, The Texas Department of Agriculture is leading a statewide effort to help ranchers rebuild. Since August 2011, Texas ranchers have received $70,000 in assistance through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s State of Texas …

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Sep 14

Disaster assistance

Voluntary Organizations Disaster Assistance Center (VODAC) is opening for individuals impacted by the East Texas Wildfires. “Our mission is to coordinate multiple charitable organizations at a central location for families and individuals to come for help,” said Bradley Scott, Community Partnerships Coordinator with American Red Cross. The Center will be located at The First United …

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Sep 14

No taxes

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texans whose homes or businesses have been damaged or destroyed by the devastating wildfires in Texas are not required to pay sales tax on certain fire recovery-related expenses. Combs also announced that business owners may postpone paying state taxes, if necessary, while they clean up fire damage.  Upon request, a …

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