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Harvey's recovery czar says he's 'future-proofing' Texas - but he has yet to propose changes to policies that made Houston a 'ticking time bomb'

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AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas - The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006.
Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp will face the same political and bureaucratic challenges that have long stalled meaningful improvements in storm protections, and some doubt that even Harvey's record flooding and huge price tag will bring about real change.
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