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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 28

May Elections Here is who is running for Nassau Bay City Council https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/election/2021/02/16/here-is-who-is-running-for-nassau-bay-city-council/ Why can’t Austin implement rolling blackouts? Austin Energy, ERCOT want to avoid complete systemwide electric grid failure https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/weather/2021/02/16/why-cant-austin-implement-rolling-blackouts-austin-energy-ercot-want-to-avoid-complete-systemwide-electric-grid-failure/ Why Does Texas Have Its Own Power Grid? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2021/02/15/391519/why-does-texas-have-its-own-power-grid/ ‘Look What You Did to Us’: The Big Chill of Texas Politics [Gov Abbott refuses …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 27

May Elections One contested race emerges among Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah filings for May elections https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2021/02/17/one-contested-race-emerges-among-oak-ridge-north-shenandoah-filings-for-may-elections/ 'Something that you could have planned for': How isolated Texas power grid, winter weather left millions without electricity https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/weather/2021/02/17/something-that-you-could-have-planned-for-how-isolated-texas-power-grid-winter-weather-left-millions-without-electricity/ Millions Of Texans Lost Power During This Winter Storm. Can It Be Prevented In The Future? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2021/02/16/391560/millions-of-texans-lost-power-during-the-winter-storm-can-it-be-prevented-in-the-future/ Austin Energy: Ice …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 26

Current Elections [Woodlands Township] voting days pushed to Feb. 22-27 https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/weather/2021/02/16/updated-covid-19-testing-to-resume-voting-days-pushed-to-feb-22-27-services-in-the-woodlands-affected-by-ongoing-freezing-temperatures/ May Elections Race for Magnolia ISD board of trustees Position 6 will be contested this May https://communityimpact.com/houston/tomball-magnolia/election/2021/02/23/race-for-magnolia-isd-board-of-trustees-position-6-will-be-contested-this-may/ Montgomery County Here’s how northwest Houston legislators have responded to widespread winter storm power outages https://communityimpact.com/houston/cy-fair/at-the-capitol/2021/02/23/heres-how-northwest-houston-legislators-have-responded-to-widespread-winter-storm-power-outages/ Lone Star College System announces financial aid for students, faculty affected …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 25

Texas History Of Medical Racism Threatens To Hinder COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Among Black Texans https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/health-science/2021/02/10/391047/why-black-texans-hesitate-to-get-the-covid-19-vaccine/ Texas House Democrats Launch Climate, Environment Caucus With One Goal: Talk About Climate Change In The Legislature https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2021/02/10/391186/texas-house-democrats-launch-climate-environment-caucus-with-one-goal-talk-about-climate-change-in-the-legislature/ Texas Teachers Want Full Access To COVID-19 Vaccines Now https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/texas-teachers-want-full-access-to-covid-19-vaccines-now/ Why Biden Looks To Mayors To Help Make The Case For More …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 24

Texas legislator priorities show remarkable differences, thousands of sea turtles saved, and more! Austin City Council plan to convert North Austin hotel into homeless housing spurs legislation from senator, piques AG’s interest [note: Gov Abbott is pursuing a camping ban against the area’s homeless as well, leaving Austin to look for how to house the …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 23

Officials: Recent homeless count, permanent housing initiative may have saved thousands of unsheltered Harris County residents from cold https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/weather/2021/02/18/officials-recent-homeless-count-permanent-housing-initiative-may-have-saved-thousands-of-unsheltered-harris-county-residents-from-cold/ The Special Meeting is to extend or continue a Proclamation of a Local State of Disaster for the City of Houston beyond the seven-day period after the Proclamation period began due to the Severe Winter Storm. …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 21

Many Texans Have Died Because Of The Winter Storm. Just How Many Won’t Be Known For Weeks Or Months. https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/many-texans-have-died-because-winter-storm-just-how-many-won-t-be-known-weeks-or Ted Cruz Cites ‘Wanting To Be A Good Dad’ For Overnight Trip To Cancún During Texas Power Outages https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2021/02/18/391742/ted-cruz-cites-wanting-to-be-a-good-dad-for-overnight-trip-to-cancun-during-texas-power-outages/ Texans Running Out Of Food As Weather Crisis Disrupts Supply Chain https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/texans-running-out-of-food-as-weather-crisis-disrupts-supply-chain/ White House Adviser Says …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! May Election Katy ISD board of trustees calls for May school bond election https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/education/2021/02/09/katy-isd-board-of-trustees-calls-for-may-school-bond-election/ Humble City Council votes to accept applications to fill vacant Place 3 position https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/government/2021/02/09/humble-city-council-votes-to-accept-applications-to-fill-vacant-place-3-position/ West University Place updates: Council approves fiscal policies, sets general election https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/government/2021/02/09/west-university-place-updates-council-approves-fiscal-policies-sets-general-election/ Fort Bend To correct previous mistake, Fort Bend ISD to hold public …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 13

May Election May 1 Austin ballot is set: Homeless camping, strong mayor and 11th City Council district up to residents https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/election/2021/02/09/may-1-austin-ballot-is-set-homeless-camping-strong-mayor-and-11th-city-council-district-up-to-residents/ Chambers County Baytown City Council Will Vote On Changing Offensive Lake Name https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/harris-county/2021/02/08/390895/baytown-city-council-will-vote-on-changing-offensive-lake-name/ Montgomery County Energy Corridor, The Woodlands Plan For Post-Pandemic Commuter Service https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/transportation/2021/02/08/390826/energy-corridor-and-the-woodlands-plan-for-post-pandemic-commuter-service/ Montgomery County commissioners approve $285K vaccine registration software https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/coronavirus/2021/02/09/montgomery-county-commissioners-approve-285k-vaccine-registration-software/ …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 12

The Already Underserved Rio Grande Valley Fears Census Undercounting, Unfair Redistricting https://www.tpr.org/border-immigration/2021-02-06/the-already-underserved-rio-grande-valley-fears-census-undercounting-unfair-redistricting Fire Triangle Ep. 3: Fertilizer And The Feds https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/podcasts/2021/02/08/390881/fire-triangle-ep-3-fertilizer-and-the-feds/ UPDATE: At Least 23 Texans Face Charges In The Wake Of The U.S. Capitol Siege https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/criminal-justice/2021/01/15/389491/several-texans-charged-for-storming-us-capitol/ U.S. Judge Grants Accused Rioter’s Request To Vacation In Mexico https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/criminal-justice/2021/02/06/390870/u-s-judge-grants-accused-rioters-request-to-vacation-in-mexico/ 911 Call Takers In Austin Have A …

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