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Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2018 Vol. 65 No. 4

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null W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Were you aware that Texas has over 1,000 ghost towns? They dot our vast landscape as abandoned homes, shuttered businesses and weed-strewn landscapes. What you may not know is that some of these towns aren’t empty at all - they simply didn’t grow, or perhaps grew in the wrong direction. For example, the city of Impact, TX (pop 39 in 2010) made an effort to expand but could not compete with other nearby urban areas leaving it to claim the title of one of the smallest incorporated cities in Texas.



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Active Wildfire Season Possible DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor.



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Heads Up: Concussions EMERGENCY PREPARATION SUPPLIES SALES TAX HOLIDAY! APRIL 28-30

You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30.


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GIS Emergency Management Workgroup: A TEMAC Advisory Group RED CROSS HONORS 'HEROES' WHO HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

National Volunteer Week is April 15-22, 2018 and the American Red Cross Regions across the Great State of Texas are honoring its volunteers who give their time to help people in need.


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TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS NEWS BRIEFS

TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS
Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.


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Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138    Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.dps.texas.gov/DEM