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I want to make you aware that the San Jacinto Watershed Community Meeting that was originally scheduled for June 14th has finally been rescheduled. The meeting will now be taking place on July 10 at the Kingwood Community Center. You can find more information below. Be sure you check out the Harris County Flood Control […]

Capitol Newsletter

This week was a busy week for my staff and me. On Tuesday, the Commission on Public School Finance met to discuss the various constraints and unfunded mandates that are put on Superintendents and school districts. On Wednesday, the Expenditures Workgroup of the commission met. In this meeting we discussed various weights of the school […]

Capitol Newsletter

This newsletter contains some very important announcements from Austin and updates regarding school safety and hurricane preparedness. I’ve also included a new calendar for you that outlines the month of June, so be sure that you check it out. Today marks the official beginning of the 2018 hurricane season. You can read more about important […]

Harvey Recovery Update

This week I was in Austin to chair the House Committee on Public Education’s interim hearing. We discussed the important topics of assessments and special education. In the hearing, we heard from several members of the education community and their opinions on and experiences with these topics. You can watch the archived broadcast of the […]

Harvey Recovery Update

This morning, I am in shock and disbelief about the recent school shooting in nearby Santa Fe, Texas. While information is still developing about the situation, my family and I are praying for the victims and their families and for law enforcement as they address this extremely dangerous situation. You can find more information at […]

Harvey Recovery Update

As a reminder, Hurricane Season begins on June 1, 2018. This is less than three weeks away. I encourage you and your family to have a plan in place before the season officially begins. Below are updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the San Jacinto River Authority, Governor Greg Abbott, and the Chairman of […]

Chairman Lyle Larson Offers Update on SJRA and Recent Hearing

Chairman Lyle Larson recently offered an update on the San Jacinto River Authority and the flooding mitigation projects that are underway in the Lake Houston Area. You can read the entirety of his update here. Thank you Chairman Larson for your help in HD 127. “When Harvey dumped 30 inches of rain in the Lake […]

Governor Abbott Authorizes Harris County Emergency Special Election For Flood-Control Projects

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter approving a request by the Harris County Commissioners Court to hold an emergency special election for a bond referendum on Saturday, August 25th. “As you know, I consider responding to matters concerning Hurricane Harvey to qualify as an emergency,” writes Governor Abbott. “As this request for an emergency […]

Harvey Recovery Update

This newsletter contains information for you and your family to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. June 1st officially marks the beginning of this weather phenomenon, but it is never too early to prepare. Below you will find information from Federal Emergency Management Agency with tips for your preparation. Harris County has also deemed May […]

Harvey Recovery Update

This Harvey Recovery Update contains several pieces of important information regarding Hurricane Harvey recovery. In the following newsletter, you can find information from the General Land Office regarding the distribution of the Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery. The GLO is requesting input from you, so please be sure to fill out their survey. […]

Dan Huberty's Response to Malicious Attack Video