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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 April 13

Summary: State Republicans move to take away workers rights granted by local govts efforts to protect the public, road construction projects still have zero information on expected capacity, new special district in the works, & more.. May Elections City Council term length, limits on Missouri City May ballot along with other charter amendments https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/government/2021/04/12/city-council-term-length-limits-on-missouri-city-may-ballot-along-with-other-charter-amendments/ Explaining …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 March 11

Summary: Assuming twice-bad-faith actor ERCOT doesn’t renege again, Austin electricity customers will get discounts unlike customers in deregulated areas, road usage statistics FINALLY, & more! League City City Council approves rezoning to make way for controversial apartment development https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/government/2021/03/09/league-city-city-council-approves-rezoning-to-make-way-for-controversial-apartment-development/ After winter storm, electricity reform dominates House, Senate priorities for 87th Texas Legislature https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/at-the-capitol/2021/03/09/after-winter-storm-electricity-reform-dominates-house-senate-priorities-for-87th-texas-legislature/ More than …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 March 3

Summary: Montgomery County Judge Keough joins 2 previous predecessors in walk-of-shame, Harris County considers leaving Texas..ERCOT..perhaps due to Pres Biden calling Judge Hidalgo to get an update while Gov Abbott pretended it wasn’t there, & more! Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/richardson/weather/2021/02/20/texas-disaster-declaration-opens-door-to-federal-aid-for-losses-sustained-during-winter-storms/ ERCOT: Texas power system …

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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 27

May Elections One contested race emerges among Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah filings for May elections https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2021/02/17/one-contested-race-emerges-among-oak-ridge-north-shenandoah-filings-for-may-elections/ 'Something that you could have planned for': How isolated Texas power grid, winter weather left millions without electricity https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/weather/2021/02/17/something-that-you-could-have-planned-for-how-isolated-texas-power-grid-winter-weather-left-millions-without-electricity/ Millions Of Texans Lost Power During This Winter Storm. Can It Be Prevented In The Future? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/energy-environment/2021/02/16/391560/millions-of-texans-lost-power-during-the-winter-storm-can-it-be-prevented-in-the-future/ Austin Energy: Ice …

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 14

May Ballot AustinPotential strong-mayor system in Austin would be 'weakest of any big city in the country,' supporters say https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/government/2021/01/12/potential-strong-mayor-system-in-austin-would-be-weakest-of-any-big-city-in-the-country-supporters-say/ Humble ISDFiling period for May election begins; 4 Humble ISD board positions on ballot https://communityimpact.com/houston/lake-houston-humble-kingwood/education/2021/01/13/filing-period-for-may-election-begins-4-humble-isd-board-positions-on-ballot/ Update: Phelan Sworn In As Texas House Speaker On Opening Day Of 2021 Texas Legislative Session https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2021/01/12/389216/its-opening-day-of-the-2021-texas-legislative-session/ Legislative Preview: Redistricting, …

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