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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 11

All 13 Texas Democrats In The U.S. House Have Called For Impeaching Donald Trump After Wednesday’s Riot https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/01/08/389012/all-13-texas-democrats-in-the-u-s-house-have-called-for-impeaching-donald-trump-after-wednesdays-riot/ Houston ISDHouston ISD roundup: Trustees select firm for superintendent search, extend COVID-19 leave policy https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/education/2021/01/08/houston-isd-roundup-trustees-select-firm-for-superintendent-search-extend-covid-19-leave-policy/ City of HoustonHouston police reform advocates seek to bolster resources for mental health interventions https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/public-safety/2021/01/10/houston-police-reform-advocates-seek-to-bolster-resources-for-mental-health-interventions/ Lone Star College SystemLone Star College-Houston North …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 10

Texas Closes Its Capitol Building Following Chaos In Washington, D.C. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/01/06/388875/texas-closes-its-capitol-building-following-chaos-in-washington-d-c/ John Cornyn Says He WON’T Join Growing Number Of Texas Republicans Planning To Object To Certification Of Joe Biden’s Win https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/01/05/388773/john-cornyn-says-he-wont-join-growing-number-of-texas-republicans-planning-to-object-to-certification-of-joe-bidens-win/ 2 Texas House Bills Look To Curb Natural Gas Flaring https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2021/01/06/388716/lawmakers-could-address-natural-gas-flaring-in-upcoming-session/ Texas Is Relying On Chain Stores To Get COVID-19 Vaccines Out. In …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 9

Bexar County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Probed On Actions During Mob Approach At U.S. Capitol https://www.tpr.org/san-antonio/2021-01-07/bexar-county-sheriffs-lieutenant-probed-on-actions-during-mob-approach-at-u-s-capitolTexas Lawmakers Want To Resurrect The Office Of Minority Health In Light Of COVID-19 Racial Disparities https://www.kut.org/politics/2021-01-08/texas-lawmakers-want-to-resurrect-the-office-of-minority-health-in-light-of-covid-19-racial-disparities Which Texans In Congress Voted To Reject Election Results? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/01/07/388942/which-texans-in-congress-voted-to-reject-election-results/ Some Texas Republicans Decried Capitol Insurrection — But Didn’t Connect The Violence To Their Own …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 8

City of AustinAll Austin Resource Recovery customers will have access to curbside composting starting in February https://communityimpact.com/austin/southwest-austin-dripping-springs/government/2021/01/05/all-austin-resource-recovery-customers-will-have-access-to-curbside-composting-starting-in-february/Contention around choosing Austin's next mayor pro tem continues; vote delayed to late January https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/government/2021/01/05/contention-around-choosing-austins-next-mayor-pro-tem-continues-vote-delayed-to-late-january/ Public can weigh in on Project Connect rail, bus lines in late January, early February https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/transportation/2021/01/07/public-can-weigh-in-on-project-connect-rail-bus-lines-in-late-january-early-february/ Austin will not conduct hand count of unsheltered …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 5

Travis CountyJudge denies Robert Chody motion to quash in Javier Ambler evidence tampering case https://communityimpact.com/austin/georgetown/2021/01/04/judge-denies-robert-chody-motion-to-quash-in-javier-ambler-evidence-tampering-case/ CountyGreenbusch Road construction to begin in second quarter of 2021 https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/transportation/2021/01/04/greenbusch-road-construction-to-begin-in-second-quarter-of-2021/ ISDFort Bend ISD trustee Grayle James will not run for re-election in May https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/education/2021/01/04/fort-bend-isd-trustee-grayle-james-will-not-run-for-re-election-in-may/ New Caney ISDNew Caney ISD seeks community input on superintendent search https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/education/2021/01/04/new-caney-isd-seeks-community-input-on-superintendent-search/ US CongressTexans Begin …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 4

Texas Supreme Court blocks order to close dine-in service early at all Travis County bars https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/coronavirus/2021/01/01/texas-supreme-court-blocks-order-to-close-dine-in-service-early-at-all-travis-county-bars/ Revenue roadblock: Future funding for Katy-area transportation projects remains unclear as state faces deficit https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/transportation/2020/12/30/revenue-roadblock-future-funding-for-katy-area-transportation-projects-remains-unclear-as-state-faces-deficit/ City of Texas CityGalveston Bay Foundation acquires more than 100 acres in Texas City for conservation https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/environment/2020/12/31/galveston-bay-foundation-acquires-more-than-100-acres-in-texas-city-for-conservation/

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2020 December 31

Williamson CountyWilliamson County Sheriff Robert Chody files lawsuit against Sheriff-elect Mike Gleason contesting election results https://communityimpact.com/austin/georgetown/election/2020/12/30/williamson-county-sheriff-robert-chody-files-lawsuit-against-sheriff-elect-mike-gleason-contesting-election-results/Note: Chody is the Republican while Gleason is the Democratic candidate https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Williamson_County,Texas(2020) Term limits, abolishing county boards of education, stricter abortion measures: Bills filed by North Houston-area legislators https://communityimpact.com/houston/tomball-magnolia/at-the-capitol/2020/12/30/term-limits-abolishing-county-boards-of-education-stricter-abortion-measures-bills-filed-by-north-houston-area-legislators/Q&A: Texas Sen. Brandon Creighton’s (R-Conroe) 2021 legislative priorities include education, small-business …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2020 December 30

Galveston CountyGalveston County Refuses To Enforce Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Surge https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/health-science/coronavirus/2020/12/22/388378/galveston-county-refuses-to-enforce-stiffened-covid-restrictions/ Gov. Abbott’s inauguration tab included $1.7 million for George Strait, six-figure bonuses for staff https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/1-7M-for-George-Strait-six-figure-bonuses-15809635.php How Is Texas Spending Its $11.2 Billion In CARES Act Funding? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2020/12/03/387131/how-is-texas-spending-its-11-2-billion-in-cares-act-funding/ City of HoustonCDC Eviction Moratorium Stopped Less Than 10% Of Houston Court Proceedings https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/city-of-houston/2020/12/20/388131/the-cdc-eviction-moratorium-has-stopped-less-than-10-percent-of-cases/ Houston …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2020 December 29

Texas Teachers Consider Leaving The Classroom Over COVID-19 Fears https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/education-news/2020/06/30/377091/texas-teachers-consider-leaving-the-classroom-because-of-covid/ Texas Food Banks Could Be Short Millions Of Pounds Of Food In Early 2021 Thanks To Budget Cuts https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2020/12/23/388340/funding-cuts-have-texas-food-banks-expecting-to-be-short-millions-of-pounds-of-food-in-early-2021/ Austin CityAustin’s political leaders say eviction moratoriums are not sustainable. So, what’s next? https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/government/2020/12/28/austins-political-leaders-say-eviction-moratoriums-are-not-sustainable-so-whats-next/ Houston ISDHISD Continues To Shift COVID-19 Policies, As Teacher Angst Grows https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/education-news/2020/12/16/387900/hisd-continues-to-shift-covid-policies-teacher-angst-grows/ …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2020 December 28

Harris CountyBay Area educators, builders aiming for sustainable futures https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/environment/2020/12/23/bay-area-educators-builders-aiming-for-sustainable-futures/ New trails to connect parks, greenways in Humble, Kingwood https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/parks-recreation/2020/12/26/new-trails-to-connect-parks-greenways-in-humble-kingwood/ Precinct 4 Encore continues to engage aging Harris County adults with pandemic-friendly programming https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/parks-recreation/2020/12/23/precinct-4-encore-continues-to-engage-aging-harris-county-adults-with-pandemic-friendly-programming/ Woodlands TownshipFiling begins Dec. 31 for 100-plus positions on The Woodlands committees, associations https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2020/12/23/filing-begins-dec-31-for-100-plus-positions-on-the-woodlands-committees-associations/ North Harris County Regional Water AuthorityWater quality …

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