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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2020 December 27

30 years on, Texas colonia residents billed for service they never received https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/30-years-on-Texas-colonia-residents-billed-for-15826930.php Harris County Emergency Services District #7In Quarters: Spring, TX, Fire Station No. 74, Located on the same site as the previous Station No. 74, the new facility in Spring, TX, includes much-needed living accommodations for a growing combination department.https://www.firehouse.com/stations/in-quarters/in-quarters/21203661/in-quarters-spring-tx-fire-station-no-74

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Texas state & local NEWS: 2020 December 23

GOP Lawmakers Push Bill Banning Mass Mailing Of Absentee Ballot Applications https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2020/12/21/387969/gop-lawmakers-offer-bill-banning-mass-mailing-of-absentee-ballot-applications/ Texas Will Redraw Its Congressional Maps In 2021. Here’s How https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2020/12/22/388260/republicans-hold-edge-as-texas-gears-up-for-2021-redistricting-fight/ Brazoria County to move toward 50% occupancy for businesses, per state orders https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/coronavirus/2020/12/22/brazoria-county-to-move-toward-50-occupancy-for-businesses-per-state-orders/ Texas Extends Rental Assistance Program Designed To Avoid Evictions Until March 15 https://patch.com/texas/houston/s/hcy12/texas-extends-rental-assistance-program-designed-to-avoid-evictions-until-march-15 Harris CountyHarris County Precinct 2 to …

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Texas state & local NEWS: 2020 December 22

Deeply Divided: Judicial Selection Commission Weighs Eliminating Partisan Elections https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2020/12/21/deeply-divided-judicial-selection-commission-weighs-eliminating-partisan-elections/ Starting in the New Year, Houston appellate litigator April Farris will have a new role: as an appointed justice on the First Court of Appeals. https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2020/12/21/this-houston-lawyer-just-rose-to-the-appellate-bench/ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed Houston litigator Randy Wilson to the 14th Court of Appeals. https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2020/12/21/a-susman-godfrey-partner-just-rose-to-judge-of-houstons-14th-court-of-appeals/ Harris …

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Texas News, state & local: 2020 December 21

Harris, Montgomery counties finalize millions in CARES Act aid https://communityimpact.com/houston/tomball-magnolia/government/2020/12/18/harris-montgomery-counties-finalize-millions-in-cares-act-aid/Texas v. New Mexico concerned an interstate water dispute. In 1949, the two states entered a compact about the use of the Pecos River, which flows south from New Mexico to Texas, where it joins the Rio Grande. In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a …

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Texas state & local news: 2020 Dec 20

Fort BendFort Bend County small businesses eligible for up to $25,000 in forgivable grant funds https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/government/2020/12/17/fort-bend-county-small-businesses-eligible-for-up-to-25000-in-forgivable-grant-funds/ Pearland ISDPearland ISD approves using asynchronous minutes for attendance purposes next year https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/education/2020/12/17/pearland-isd-approves-using-asynchronous-minutes-for-attendance-purposes-next-year/ Houston City CouncilAfter Watson explosion, Houston alters hazardous material storage rules https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/2020/12/16/after-watson-explosion-houston-alters-hazardous-material-storage-rules/Mayor Sylvester Turner reveals Houston Vision Zero plan priorities, aims to end traffic deaths by …

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Texas state & local NEWS: 2020 December 17

TexasAustin runoff election recap: New faces on Austin ISD, City Council; Travis County turnout around 10% https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/election/2020/12/16/austin-runoff-election-recap-new-faces-on-austin-isd-city-council-travis-county-turnout-around-10/ MoPac projects at Slaughter Lane, La Crosse Ave. completed https://communityimpact.com/austin/southwest-austin-dripping-springs/transportation/2020/12/16/mopac-projects-at-slaughter-lane-la-crosse-ave-completed/ Harris CountyFormer Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel named Harris County GOP chair https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/government/2020/12/16/former-bellaire-mayor-cindy-siegel-named-harris-county-gop-chair/ Conroe City CouncilMarsha Porter unofficial winner for Conroe City Council Place 5 https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/election/2020/12/16/marsha-porter-unofficial-winner-for-conroe-city-council-place-5/ Pearland City CouncilAlex …

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Texas state & local NEWS, 2020 December 16

Harris County Note: Mr. Hotze and Mr. Woodfill are long time politicos.Former Houston Police Captain Accused Of Violent Attempt To Prove Election Conspiracy Was Hired By GOP Activist’s Group https://patch.com/texas/houston/former-houston-police-captain-accused-violent-attempt-prove-election-conspiracy-was?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=share Harris County on track to allocate all CARES Act funding as deadline approaches https://communityimpact.com/houston/cy-fair/government/2020/12/15/harris-county-on-track-to-allocate-all-cares-act-funding-as-deadline-approaches/ Texas Texas school leaders urge state not to cut funding as …

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Texas Local News 2020 December 15

Austin City Council & Austin ISD ElectionsAustin runoff election early turnout at 7% heading into election day Dec. 15 https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/election/2020/12/14/austin-runoff-election-early-turnout-at-7-heading-into-election-day-dec-15/ USAU.S. Rep. Kevin Brady signed his name onto a Texas lawsuit seeking to throw out the election results from 4 other states (not Texas). The lawsuit specifically targeted, not the way the elections were conducted …

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News 2020 December 14

TexasDallas, Texas-based Nationstar Mortgage Settles with Attorneys General in 50 States for $8.6MThe attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia reached an $86.3M settlement Monday morning with Nationstar Mortgage to resolve allegations it violated consumer protection laws.https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/?id=1202483424707 Three indicted in Harris County on allegations of trying to illegally influence state House …

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News 2020 December 13

Spring ISD*Spring ISD board seeks legal advice in special meeting following arrest of trustee Donald Davis https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/education/2020/12/07/spring-isd-board-seeks-legal-advice-in-special-meeting-following-arrest-of-trustee-donald-davis/ Klein ISDSpring, Klein school notebook: Doug James to remain on Klein school board https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/champions-klein/news/article/Spring-Klein-school-notebook-Doug-James-to-15751400.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral Lone Star College SystemFormer Klein ISD superintendent elected to Lone Star College System board of trustees https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/champions-klein/news/article/Former-Klein-ISD-superintendent-elected-to-Lone-15707241.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral *Note: One of Referee PAC’s donors is …

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