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‘Hurricane Cowboy’ Rounding Up Stranded Livetock in Michael’s Wake

This is not the first time Patrick McKann has mounted his horse to ride into storm-ravished communities to rescue animals left behind when their owners were forced to flee without them. McKann — or Hurricane Cowboy as he’s become to be known — began his mission last year when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas.

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Texas Governor Asks Rep. Farenthold to Pay for Special Election

Texas Governor Greg Abbott asked former U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) to pay for the cost of the special election forced by his resignation. Farenthold announced his exit following a revelation that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.

Jerry Patterson and George P. Bush.

Former Land Commissioner Patterson Challenges George P. Bush for Office

Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will challenge George P. Bush in the 2018 Republican Primary for land commissioner. Patterson served as commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for 12 years before he left to run for lieutenant governor. Bush succeeded him in the office.

Nursing home evacuation. AP File Photo: Gerald Hebert

Nursing Home Hurricane Evacuation Delays Led to Deaths, Says Attorney

Decisions to delay evacuation or shelter in place large numbers of nursing home residents during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have led to several deaths, an attorney says. However, other seniors who were evacuated died during or shortly after evacuation. This leaves managers of nursing homes in a quandary over what to do about residents in their care during natural disasters.

Steve Blatt helps a neighbor to retrieve an item from a debris pile in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Texas Congressmen Secure $15B for Harvey Relief Funding

Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation burned the midnight oil with Governor Greg Abbott and leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to secure nearly $15 billion in disaster relief funding for the state. The funds will be included in an emergency disaster bill that is expected to pass the House on Thursday afternoon.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott -- Hurricane Harvey relief briefing. ( Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Texas Congressmen May Get ‘Rolled’ on Hurricane Relief Bill, Says Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state’s congressional delegation could get “rolled” on a hurricane relief bill that is about to be voted on in the House of Representatives. The governor expressed his disappointment in the delegation not fighting specifically for funds dedicated to relief efforts for Texas.

People walk to a Harris County Sheriff air boat while escaping a flooded neighborhood during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey has set what forecasters believe is a new rainfall record for the continental United States, officials said Tuesday. / AFP PHOTO …

Hurricane Harvey Victims to Participate in Toxic Exposure Study

In a new study, researchers hope to glean a better understanding of the possible health risks Hurricane Harvey victims face by outfitting them with special wristbands that monitor exposure to contaminated flood waters and airborne toxins.

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Puerto Rico’s Disaster Is Also Its Golden Opportunity

The media and the Democrats are deseperate to find a Hurricane Katrina in Puerto Rico, and to deny President Donald Trump’s capable and compassionate response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

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Nolte: Jennifer Lawrence’s Hateful Mouth Is Destroying Her Career

Because it was not that long ago, we all remember when we still liked actress Jennifer Lawrence. At 19, she knocked us all out in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. The following year she was the best thing in the box office hit X-Men: First Class. The year after that she went certified platinum when The Hunger Games topped off a domestic gross of $408 million.

USAF C-130 with mosquito sprayer - Photo MSGT Bob Barko Jr

Texas Sprays Mosquitoes in 1.4 M Harvey-Ravaged Acres to Thwart West Nile and Zika Viruses

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported they sprayed mosquitoes in more than 1.4 million acres ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. Officials plan to thwart the winged insects from breeding across multiple waterlogged counties, preventing a surge in their population and the diseases they carry, notably West Nile and Zika viruses.