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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 March 6

Summary: While Gov Abbott shows genuine pleasure at expanding the gruesome deaths of Texans, there’s more May Election news, multiple construction projects, and more… May Elections See candidates who filed for May elections in Montgomery, Willis https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/election/2021/03/01/see-candidates-who-filed-for-may-elections-in-montgomery-willis/ New department will track economic equity in Harris County https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/government/2021/03/01/new-department-will-track-economic-equity-in-harris-county/ Construction bids to be sought for Holderrieth Road …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 March 2

With multiple new strains of COVID in Texas, Gov Abbott decides it’s time to stop supporting those who wear masks for safety, more May Election information, & more… May Elections Here is who is running for Alvin, Pearland ISDs board of trustees elections https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/education/2021/02/25/here-is-who-is-running-for-alvin-pearland-isds-board-of-trustees-elections/ Gov. Greg Abbott Weighing End To Mask Order, Other Statewide Coronavirus …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 28

May Elections Here is who is running for Nassau Bay City Council https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/election/2021/02/16/here-is-who-is-running-for-nassau-bay-city-council/ Why can’t Austin implement rolling blackouts? Austin Energy, ERCOT want to avoid complete systemwide electric grid failure https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/weather/2021/02/16/why-cant-austin-implement-rolling-blackouts-austin-energy-ercot-want-to-avoid-complete-systemwide-electric-grid-failure/ Why Does Texas Have Its Own Power Grid? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2021/02/15/391519/why-does-texas-have-its-own-power-grid/ ‘Look What You Did to Us’: The Big Chill of Texas Politics [Gov Abbott refuses …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 February 11

Texas Why Do So Many Places In Texas Have ‘Negro’ In Their Name, Despite A Law Against It? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2020/12/14/387753/why-do-so-many-places-in-texas-have-negro-in-their-name-despite-a-law-against-it/ Gov. Abbott Is Prioritizing Wider Broadband Access. Rural Texas Cities Are Optimistic https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/02/05/390852/gov-abbott-is-prioritizing-wider-broadband-access-rural-texas-cities-are-optimistic/ Texas House Bill Would Provide Contraception To CHIP Recipients, In Effort To Lower Teen Pregnancy Rates [note: many individuals making the “personal responsibility” …

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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: 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: 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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