Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2012 Vol. 59 No. 3

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Register for the 2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference. The conference will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio April 2-5. Each year, TDEM hosts this premier event, which brings together thousands of emergency management and law enforcement professionals, local elected officials, private sector partners and more from across the state.

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Drought Update DROUGHT UPDATE: CONSERVATION STILL KEY

Reports from officials at state environmental agencies conclude that a few inches of unexpected rain in individual areas of the state does not mean Texas is out of a drought. The need to minimize water use and extend current reserves while researching ways to increase supply to meet future demand is now more important than ever.

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Victoria County VICTORIA COUNTY OPENS NEW EOC

The New Year brought a new start to Victoria County. Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony in January for its new 15,000 square-foot emergency operations center. Investing in a new, larger and more modern emergency operations center has been an area of concern for local officials for many years.

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Public Utility Commission AGENCY PARTNER: PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION

The Public Utility Commission serves as the state regulator for the electric and telecommunications industries by developing regulatory rules of the road based on state law. Read to learn about the Commission’s responsibilities during disaster and non-disaster times.

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Briefs, Tips and Links TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.

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