Entries by US Pastor Council Staff

Texas churches damaged by Harvey sue FEMA

Melinda Skea, Becket Law WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented destruction, flooded churches in Texas have sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seeking equal access to disaster relief grants available to other non-profits. In Harvest Family Church v. FEMA, three small Texas churches damaged by Harvey are challenging a FEMA policy […]

Houston Mayor Turner issues evacuation request for area of NW Houston

Houston Chronicle Staff 11:47 a.m.: Mayor Turner asks residents with water in homes near reservoir to evacuate Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday asked some residents who live near the Addicks Reservoir to leave their homes. This is a voluntary evacuation of homes, including apartment buildings, of the already flooded properties west of Gessner, east of […]

Governor Abbott Issues A Proclamation For Day Of Prayer In Texas After Hurricane Harvey

  WHEREAS, Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Friday, August 25, 2017, causing massive destruction along the Coastal Bend before moving up the Texas coast into Central and Southeast Texas resulting in unprecedented flooding and tragic loss of life; and WHEREAS, Texans have remained strong throughout this ordeal, with neighbor helping neighbor by wading […]

Harvey Update: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

After Tuesday night’s deluge of Southeast Texas, an untold number of people in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and other communities in Southeast Texas are still being rescued from flooded homes. With the pumps failing, the water supply in Beaumont has been turned off, making sanitary water a big need in that area. Cathedral in the Pines—the […]