State & Local NEWS: 2021 March 19

Summary: At the same time a heavily-armed Texan was arrested outside the Vice-Pres residence and Texas is revealed to be a major base of white-supremacy, Republicans work to ease restrictions on guns, on voter suppression bills. Electrical grid, flood control, parks, & more…

May Elections

Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Katy City Council Ward B

A tale of two grids: The Woodlands’ power providers face scrutiny after deep freeze

Magnolia Fire Chief Gary Vincent retires, Commissioner Charlie Riley confirms he requested ESD 10 board's resignations

City of Conroe purchases YMCA on Owen Drive for $2.5 million

Second bridge over Lake Creek now open along Fish Creek Thoroughfare [note: no expected usage statistics provided]

More than 20 bills filed by The Woodlands-area state legislators take aim at Texas election laws [aligned with Russian attack on US democracy]

US intelligence report says Russia used Trump allies to influence 2020 election with goal of ‘denigrating’ Biden

New road, trail to connect Memorial Park, Brazos River Park in Sugar Land

Jersey Village creates new flood-focused tax reinvestment zone

Law enforcement, Lake Houston dredging, elections: Some of the bills filed by Lake Houston-area lawmakers so far in 87th Texas Legislature

Pearland examines park priorities

League City to paint ‘mini murals’; local artists encouraged to apply

Texas Republican Lawmakers Take Aim At Local Bail Practices This Legislative Session

Catastrophic Climate Change Is Already Taking A Toll On Texas. Will The Energy Grid Adapt?

Texas Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo Outside of Vice Presidential Residence

Republicans Push to Make Texas a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’ via @dallas_observer

Texas-based hate group source of 80% of all U.S. racist propaganda tracked in 2020

After El Paso massacre, Gov. Greg Abbott signaled openness to gun control. Now, some worry he’s moved on. via @TexasTribune

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