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Capitol Newsletter – September 14, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott has officially issued Emergency Declarations for many counties along the coast, in advance of the approaching tropical disturbance. While the National Weather Service has said, “development into a tropical depression is not expected since the system is almost onshore, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely across portions of northeastern Mexico and […]

Capitol Newsletter – September 7, 2018

In this week’s issue, you will find information on the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a research study that collects information on the impact of Hurricane Harvey on our Greater Houston area community. Any adult in the Harvey-impacted, Greater Houston area should complete this survey. Your answers are important, whether Harvey impacted you severely, lightly, or not […]

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This week marked one year since the day Harvey’s floodwaters crested and began to recede from the Lake Houston area. Residents and business owners returned to assess the damage and devastation left behind. Friends, family, neighbors and strangers came together to assist each other in the massive recovery and clean-up effort. In the weeks and […]

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This weekend is the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. People across the region will be coming together to honor the people and places we lost and celebrate the victories achieved in the wake of the storm. It is hard to process the amount of loss and devastation this storm left behind. But the resiliency of […]

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It has been a busy week for education in the State of Texas! On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that it has been awarded more than $174 million in new federal assistance under the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program (Emergency Impact Aid). The federal funding will assist Texas school districts […]

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Today kicks off Tax Free Weekend! Today through Sunday, some clothing, certain school supplies, and other various items are eligible for a sales tax exemption. You can find a comprehensive list of what is included on the Texas Comptroller’s Website. Wednesday of this week marked the beginning of early voting for the Harris County Flood […]

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The San Jacinto River Authority and the City of Houston have teamed up to implement flood mitigation strategies that will help prevent future flooding in HD 127. You can read the information below from both organizations to learn more specifics about the efforts in the area, including the lowering of Lake Conroe and a pre-release […]

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This edition of my newsletter contains a few updates from around the state that I am sure will be helpful to you and your family. I hope that you and your family are enjoying the final few weeks of summer. With school right around the corner, I want to be sure to remind you that […]

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This week’s edition contains important updates for you and your family. First and foremost, this weekend is going to be hot. Extreme heat, including high humidity, could provide heat indices of over 110 degrees. Below, you will find recommendations from the Texas Department of Public Safety to avoid heat stroke and exhaustion. Be sure to […]

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This week, I was in Austin for a meeting of the Commission on Public School Finance. During this meeting, we heard the recommendations from the Outcomes Work Group. The commission meeting originally scheduled for August 8 has now turned into a meeting for the Expenditures Work Group only. This was announced at the end of […]

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