Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
American Airlines Packs Food For Florida Hurricane ReliefAmerican Airlines volunteers are gathering to pack 5,000 boxes of food for Florida communities affected by recent hurricanes.
North Texas Red Cross Volunteers Heading East To Assist During Hurricane FlorenceWhile communities in three east coast states are evacuating ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected landfall, American Red Cross of North Texas volunteer Cathy Sager is getting ready to head into the storm.
Texans Star JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey Effort Raises $41.6MHouston Texans star J.J. Watt says he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey.
Donations Sent To Puerto Rico For Hurricane Maria Relief Found Rotting In Parking LotDonated food sent to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria were left to rot in a parking lot of a government facility, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported Friday.
Texas Minister, Family Sentenced In Hurricane Relief Fraud CaseWalter Diggles, 66, the former executive director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, was sentenced Tuesday to nine years behind bars.
Watt And Altuve Share SI's Sportsperson Of The Year AwardJ.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it continues to pick up the pieces from the devastating storm.
Watt Shares Plan For $37 Million In Harvey DonationsThe Houston Texans defensive end will divide $30.15 million of the donations between Americares, Feeding America, SBP and Save the Children.
Ex-Presidents' Hurricane Concert Raises Additional $2.6MThe "Deep from the Heart" concert Saturday at Texas A&M University benefited victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Former Presidents Call For Unity At Hurricane Aid ConcertThe five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Rare Appearance By 5 Former Presidents At Texas A&M Concert For Hurricane ReliefOn Saturday night, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will make a rare, joint appearance at a concert benefitting hurricane relief efforts at Texas A&M University.
Red Cross Raises $350 Million For Harvey ReliefThe Red Cross reported it has authorized payments of $400 in direct financial help to each of more than 380,000 households affected by the storm, amounting to a total of more than $150 million.
White House Requests $29B Disaster Aid Package For Hurricane ReliefThe White House has asked Congress for $29 billion in disaster aid to cover ongoing hurricane relief and recovery efforts.
Former Presidents Headline Event To Help Hurricane Harvey VictimsThe Deep from the Heart of Texas concert will feature Alabama, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and Lee Greenwood.
Houston Leaders Start Providing Grants For Harvey RecoveryThe Harvey relief fund established by Houston's top elected leaders has issued its first grants, giving out $7.5 million to 28 organizations with an emphasis on getting people still displaced by the storm into temporary housing.