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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 23

New groundwater rules set to abolish previous pumping restrictions in areas including The Woodlands https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2021/01/21/new-groundwater-rules-set-to-abolish-previous-pumping-restrictions-in-areas-including-the-woodlands/ See The Latest Adoptable Pets In The The Woodlands Area https://patch.com/texas/woodlands/see-latest-adoptable-pets-woodlands-area-0 School funding once again a major focus for Austin ISD during legislative session https://communityimpact.com/austin/southwest-austin-dripping-springs/education/2021/01/21/school-funding-once-again-a-major-focus-for-austin-isd-during-legislative-session/ It Took This Houston Family 2 Years And Legal Action To Gain Special Education For …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 22

Right NOW 2 Directors Needed: Road Improvement District #1 https://patch.com/texas/houston/2-directors-needed-road-improvement-district-1 May Election Filing period open for Sugar Land City Council, Fort Bend ISD board of trustees elections https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/election/2021/01/20/filing-period-open-for-sugar-land-city-council-fort-bend-isd-board-of-trustees-elections/ Judge orders Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan to pay ethics fines https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Judge-orders-Empower-Texans-CEO-Michael-Quinn-15885153.php Joe Biden To Pause Border Wall Construction, Issue Protections For DACA Recipients And Roll …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 21

Gov. Abbott excludes Sylvester Turner, Lina Hidalgo from Houston briefing on vaccine rollout https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Gov-Abbott-excludes-Sylvester-Turner-Lina-15882671.php State bills target Austin’s police cuts, forced closure of businesses during pandemic https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/government/2021/01/19/state-bills-target-austins-police-cuts-forced-closure-of-businesses-during-pandemic/ UPDATE: At Least 10 Texans Charged 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/ Shenandoah announces 2021 projects including David Memorial Drive extension, water line replacement https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2021/01/19/shenandoah-announces-2021-projects-including-david-memorial-drive-extension-water-line-replacement/ …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2020 January 20

To-be-filed bill could fund dredging in Lake Houston by charging additional surface water fee https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/government/2021/01/18/to-be-filed-bill-could-fund-dredging-in-lake-houston-by-charging-additional-surface-water-fee/ Houston City Council ethics committee to review speech policies https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/government/2021/01/18/houston-city-council-ethics-committee-to-review-speech-policies/ MITCoSTx Receives Major Donation: At the end of last year, the Club of South Texas received a $50k donation from a club member who wishes to remain anonymous. We express …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 19

May Elections UPDATED: Humble Mayor Merle Aaron announces retirement, will not seek re-election in May https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/government/2021/01/15/updated-humble-mayor-merle-aaron-announces-retirement-will-not-seek-re-election-in-may/ Humble City Council Member Allan Steagall retires after 18 years serving community https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/government/2021/01/15/humble-city-council-member-allan-steagall-retires-after-18-years-serving-community/ Legality of ranked-choice voting prompts disagreement between supporters, Austin city attorneys https://communityimpact.com/austin/na/election/2021/01/15/legality-of-ranked-choice-voting-prompts-disagreement-between-supporters-austin-city-attorneys/ Austin City Council, Travis County Commissioners Court will hold rare joint session to address …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 16

January 23, 2021 Special Election Texas House of Representatives District 68 https://ballotpedia.org/Texas_House_of_Representatives_District_68 May Elections HMW Special Utility DistrictNotice is hereby given that applications for the place on the HMW Special Utility District of Harris and Montgomery Counties Regular Director Election ballot may be filed during the following time: January 13, 2021 through February 12, 2021 …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 15

May Elections Katy ISDProposed Katy ISD bond would fund 5 new campuses, facility renovations https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/education/2021/01/14/proposed-katy-isd-bond-would-fund-5-new-campuses-facility-renovations/Friendswood City CouncilFriendswood accepting candidate applications for mayor, City Council https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/election/2021/01/14/friendswood-accepting-candidate-applications-for-mayor-city-council/ Montgomery County commissioners begin discussion to add 2 courts in 2021 https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2021/01/14/montgomery-county-commissioners-begin-discussion-to-add-2-courts-in-2021/ Magnolia CityMagnolia annexes 69.53 acres of land for future 100-home development https://communityimpact.com/houston/tomball-magnolia/development/2021/01/14/magnolia-annexes-6953-acres-of-land-for-future-100-home-development/ Travis County Grand Jury to consider …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 14

May Ballot AustinPotential strong-mayor system in Austin would be 'weakest of any big city in the country,' supporters say https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/government/2021/01/12/potential-strong-mayor-system-in-austin-would-be-weakest-of-any-big-city-in-the-country-supporters-say/ Humble ISDFiling period for May election begins; 4 Humble ISD board positions on ballot https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/education/2021/01/13/filing-period-for-may-election-begins-4-humble-isd-board-positions-on-ballot/ Update: Phelan Sworn In As Texas House Speaker On Opening Day Of 2021 Texas Legislative Session https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/01/12/389216/its-opening-day-of-the-2021-texas-legislative-session/ Legislative Preview: Redistricting, …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 13

May Election CycleFort Bend/Harris CountiesMissouri City City Council moves forward with proposed May charter amendment election https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/government/2021/01/12/missouri-city-city-council-moves-forward-with-proposed-may-charter-amendment-election/ Austin Convention Center opens as field hospital as COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/coronavirus/2021/01/12/austin-convention-center-opens-as-field-hospital-as-covid-19-hospitalizations-reach-new-high/ 2021 transportation news to follow in Austin: 183 South finishing soon; 183 North expansion set to award contractor and more https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/transportation/2021/01/12/2021-transportation-news-to-follow-in-austin-183-south-finishing-soon-183-north-expansion-set-to-award-contractor-and-more/ Educators in Austin …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 12

The Woodlands TownshipThe process has begun for the 2021 February Election for The Woodlands Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations. The deadline for submitting your filing form is 5 p.m. January 21, 2021. https://twitter.com/TheTownshipTX/status/1348642579953414146 Sheldon ISDConstruction workers claim wage theft at Sheldon ISD project https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Construction-workers-claim-wage-theft-at-Sheldon-15855258.php More congressional seats, equal populations: What redistricting means for …

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