As with the U.S. numbers a couple of weeks ago, Texas experienced an expected uptick in employment in May. The addition of 237,800 jobs led all states and was by far the largest monthly gain that Texas has ever seen. Given all of the bad news for the economy, it’s nice to have at least an initial…
Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas announced they received their recertification from the Office of the Governor on Wednesday, June 24. This two-year certificate extends through 2022. The Office of the Governor has four basic requirements for Crime Stoppers organizations to maintain their…
The Texas Council on Family Violence’s (TCFV) 2020 Swalm Grants, totaling $250,000, are being awarded to 22 domestic violence agencies across Texas, including Family Services of Southeast Texas, as they deal with the economic hardship and increased violence caused by COVID-19. Individual grants…
Nederland City Manager Chris Duque announced June 24 that the city would be closing the public pool for two weeks following a positive case of COVID-19 of a pool employee. According to Duque, the city was notified that one of two employees tested on June 21 had tested positive for the virus. Duque…
Harmony Public Schools announced June 25 that it would offer flexible learning options for the 2020-21 school year, offer plans that would allow each student-family a choice of where their students should continue classes – at home or at school. Harmony Public Schools will allow each family to…
As it continues into its 40th year, Valero has again been recognized for its community commitment and named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. According to the…
Governor Greg Abbott is postponing further phases of reopening Texas and issued an Executive Order ceasing elective surgeries in certain counties in response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.  Abbott announced June 25 that the state will put the reopening on pause as Texas…
First Assistant U.S. Attorney (FAUSA) Nicholas Ganjei arrived in Texas this week, the office announced June 22, where he will assume the role as second in command in the Eastern District of Texas, which includes 43 counties stretching from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico. The district…
A new study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that nearly three-quarters of those who lose money to employment scams are already in financial crisis, and do not have enough income to cover their monthly bills. In addition, more than half of people targeted by employment scams (53…
As COVID-19 cases rise in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has expanded the ability of mayors and county judges to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of over 100 people. Previously, this applied only to outdoor gatherings over 500 people. The Governor has also directed the Texas Health and Human…