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$6.6 million grant from Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice U.

HOUSTON – Rice University’s School of Social Sciences will launch an effort this fall to work side-by-side with Texas’ officeholders and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems. The Texas Policy Lab, which is supported by a $6.6 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), will use cutting-edge research and analysis to offer measurable solutions for policymakers.

Social Sciences Dean Antonio Merlo said the lab will provide the executive and legislative branches of the ...

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TVC names 2017 Employment Award winners

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 TVC Employers Awards. These awards recognize both public and private-sector employers whose efforts and initiatives have had an extraordinary effect on Texas veterans, other employers, workers, and the communities in which the employer does business.

Employer recognition is an integral part of TVC’s ongoing appreciation for businesses in the community who show an outstanding commitment to employing veterans. By shining a spotlight on deserving employers, TVC ...

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Federal Government Continues Response to Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to mobilize personnel and resources to support state, local and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. More than 21,000 federal staff are deployed in support of Tropical Storm Harvey response.

While rescue efforts continue in many areas, recovery efforts are beginning for many communities. As of August 31, 2017:

  • More than 33,800 people sought refuge in more than 240 Red Cross and partner shelters in Texas. Six ...
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