County debris removal vendor Lyman Ramsay to Montgomery County Commissioners Court: “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies”

County debris removal vendor Lyman Ramsay to Montgomery County Commissioners Court: “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies”

Image: CrowderGulf Vice President Lyman Ramsay addressed the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 12, 2017, concerning the sharp practices among dump truck drivers and operators who are profiteering from the Tropical Storm Harvey disaster. Conroe, September 12 – “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies told than what I’ve seen in […]

Trump sides with 3 Texas churches against FEMA

Washington, September 10 – President Donald Trump is taking the side of three Texas churches that are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over disaster relief funds. The president writes on Twitter, “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others).” The Houston […]

House to vote on $7.9B Harvey relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With federal disaster reserves running out, the House is swiftly moving to pass President Donald Trump’s request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey. GOP leaders also hope to use the urgent Harvey aid bill to solve a far more vexing issue: Increasing the U.S. debt limit […]

Trump asks for $7.9 billion down payment for Harvey relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.4 billion to rapidly dwindling Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster aid coffers and $450 million to finance disaster loans for […]

Officials act to protect downtown Houston from Harvey floods

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials released more water from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey early Monday in a move aimed at protecting the city’s downtown from devastating floods but that could still endanger thousands of homes, even as the nation’s fourth-largest city anticipated more rain. Harvey, which made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane […]