Newsletter September #1 2021
Higher Up Texas - Ribbon Cutting Cancelled
It's Fall Yall!

Rake those leaves and pull out your scarecrows! Break out the pumpkin spice and hard apple cider because harvest time is here! We challenge you to decorate your businesses and get into the spooky spirit. We put pictures of participating businesses on our Facebook page. You don't have to be a member to participate.
DTAG's last meeting featured a talk by wildlife photographer David Paulissen. David demonstrated how he enhances and edits his pictures to display his best subjects. The art guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Dickinson Train Depot at 6:45pm. Come and join us!!
Tropical Storm Nicholas Weather Alert | Campus Closure

(Texas City, Texas) — Effective 10 a.m. today, Sept. 13, all College of the Mainland (COM) classes will be canceled, and operations closed through tomorrow, Sept. 14.
No students, employees or visitors are allowed in COM buildings or facilities. The COM Police Department will continue to remain on campus.
An update will be provided by Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. regarding campus operations for Wednesday, Sept. 15. Continue to monitor COM emails, text alerts, social media and for further updates.

Unemployment Rate: 6.2% 
Workforce: 14 million 
Leisure & Hospitality: 20,600 jobs added 
Professional & Business Services: 11,500 jobs added
Manufacturing: 8,300 jobs added 
Texas GLO Posts Amendment 1 to Mitigation State Action Plan for Public Comment

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted Amendment 1 to the Mitigation State Action Plan for $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) for a federally required 30-day public comment period. Among other changes, the amendment details how an additional $4,652,000 allocated in Federal Register notice Vol. 86, No. 3, page 561 (Jan. 6, 2021) for the 2018 South Texas Floods will be allocated. To further local prioritization of the limited mitigation funds, the Regional Mitigation Program is being increased from $500 million to more than $1.1 billion. Additionally, the amendment creates the Harris County Mitigation Method of Distribution (MOD) with a program total of $750 million.
The amendment has been published for public comment on the GLO's recovery website at Additionally, the GLO will convene a virtual public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed amendment on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 6 p.m. with details on the virtual public hearing to be posted on the public notices webpage.
All public comments submitted to by 5 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021, will be considered. Per federal requirements, the GLO will respond to public comments before the amendment is sent to HUD for final approval.

Join us at Marais for the August Chamber Luncheon. We can't wait to see you there!
Thursday 9/23/2021
2015 FM 517 Rd E, Dickinson, TX 77539
August Luncheon
Conquer the Causeway
in the 10th Annual Run/Walk.

Kids’ 1K – 5K – 10K
Galveston County’s Premier Causeway Run

Certified Causeway Courses
Professional Chip Timing
Performance T-Shirts

The Whataburger Kids Zone is back! The kid zone will offer your kiddos a safe environment, filled with bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Stations will be managed for small groups of kids.

Dress up as your favorite book character as we celebrate Literacy Day with our SMART family Literacy, Inc. Partners and Gulf Coast Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Kid’s 1K, 5K, and 10K Run
Race Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Kid's 1K: 7:30 AM | 5K: 8:00 AM | 10K: 8:00 AM
Race from Pillow (Donation with Shirt)

Kid's 1K - $10 until August 30; $15 after August 30; $15 on race day.

5K Run/Walk - $30 until August 30; $35 after August 30; $40 on race day.

10K Run/Walk - $35 until August 30; $40 after August 30; $45 on race day.
We were all looking forward to celebrating Red, White and Do for M.I. Lewis on September 11, 2021. However, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases the Board of Directors has voted to move to a virtual fundraiser.

Our virtual fundraiser will be filled with engaging guests, a virtual tour of the services provided by M.I. Lewis as well as an auction. All our sponsors will be recognized throughout the event. Our virtual event will be held October 12, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information please visit the link below or by contacting Angelica Hanley at or 281-534-2043.
Help us save the Gazebo on Highway 3.

Donate now to be part of this restoration project! We are actively working to restore this Dickinson icon before it is lost. This project will involve replacing rotten wood, painting, and other repairs to restore this jewel to its former glory. Partner with us and lets save this together.
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