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News Update 2020 December 12th

Houston City CouncilIt’s election day – finally – in Houston District B. Here’s what you should know. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/It-s-election-day-finally-in-north-15795631.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral Houston City Council approves 593-acre Inner Loop TIRZ expansion https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/development/2020/12/09/houston-city-council-approves-593-acre-inner-loop-tirz-expansion/ Pearland City CouncilRunoff ELECTION for two Pearland City Council positions to be held Dec. 15 https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/government/2020/12/10/runoff-election-for-two-pearland-city-council-positions-to-be-held-dec-15/ League City CouncilVoting for League City City Council, Nassau Bay mayoral …

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Local News 2020 November 15th

Fort Bend ISDFort Bend ISD responds to TEA guidance allowing districts to require low-performing students to learn in person https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/education/2020/11/15/fort-bend-isd-responds-to-tea-guidance-allowing-districts-to-require-low-performing-students-to-learn-in-person/ Lake Houston Redevelopment AuthorityLake Houston Redevelopment Authority board considers delaying mobility projects to take on Woodridge Village annexation, remediation https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/development/2020/11/13/lhra-board-considers-delaying-mobility-projects-to-take-on-woodridge-village-annexation-remediation/ Friendswood ISDFriendswood ISD officials, parents clash over potential restrictions on virtual learning https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/education/2020/11/12/friendswood-isd-officials-parents-clash-over-potential-restrictions-on-virtual-learning/ Clear Creek …

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Complaint: Abbott settles scores but the GOP could pay the price

A complaint has been received relative to the details in the following article on the actions taken by Texas Governor Abbott against Texas House District 134 Representative Sarah Davis. Specifically: 1) “The governor even misled Texans about Davis’ actions on disaster relief funding, claiming she tried to remove it from Abbott’s office, when there’s video …

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Complaint: Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 8 smear campaign

The following complaint was forwarded. Please review. It has come to my attention that the race for Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 8 has become very contentious between the incumbent, Judge Jay Karahan, and his challenger, Mr. Dan Simons, a former Harris County ADA and currently defense attorney in private practice. Judge Karahan …

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“Conservative Republicans of Harris County” Mailer Complaint

We are investigating the following material published by the “Conservative Republicans of Harris County” PAC (President Steven F. Hotze M.D., Treasurer Bart C. Standley) for its reference sources (if they exist) in order to inform voters of the basis on which the claims within the material are founded (or not). The treasurer for this PAC …

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Complaint against “Valoree Swanson” Campaign

A Valoree Swanson Campaign mailer, “State Rep. Debbie Riddle…BAD FOR TEXAS” [1,2], was received constituting potentially unethical activity by the Campaign (Treasurer Norma Jeter). Issues contained within include: (1) HB 416 by Riddle is a bill intended to require the employees of facilities offering abortions to be trained to recognize victims of sex trafficking. HB …

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Complaint Against “Texas Tea Party Patriots” PAC

The Courier of Montgomery County article, “Emails show negotiation of upcoming road bond between county, PAC”, was received detailing potentially unethical activity by “Texas Tea Party Patriots” PAC (President Dr. Julie Turner). Issues include: On July 14th, 4 of the 5 commissioners voted against moving forward on a road bond A consultant working for Montgomery …

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