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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 March 23

Summary: With infection rates dropping, local govts start loosening restrictions, & more on various Texas bills sponsored by local elected officials.. Flood plains, firearms and more: Here are some bills filed by Spring-Klein lawmakers so far in 87th Texas Legislature https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/at-the-capitol/2021/03/19/flood-plains-firearms-and-more-here-are-some-bills-filed-by-spring-klein-lawmakers-so-far-in-87th-texas-legislature/ Texas Supreme Court upholds injunction in Houston ISD takeover https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/education/2021/03/19/texas-supreme-court-upholds-injunction-in-houston-isd-takeover/ Houston parks begin phased […]

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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 January 26

Sanctioned homeless camp proposal gains attention from Austin leaders as pressure mounts https://communityimpact.com/austin/central-austin/public-safety/2021/01/25/sanctioned-homeless-camp-proposal-gains-attention-from-austin-leaders-as-pressure-mounts/ Harris County ESD No. 11 issues counterclaim against Cypress Creek EMS for $20 million https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/government/2021/01/25/harris-county-esd-no-11-issues-counterclaim-against-cypress-creek-ems-for-20-million/

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Texas State & Local NEWS: 2021 January 25

May Elections Campaign filing period open for Pearland City Council Positions 2, 4 https://communityimpact.com/houston/pearland-friendswood/government/2021/01/22/campaign-filing-period-open-for-pearland-city-council-positions-2-4/ Filing period open for Katy ISD board of trustees election https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/election/2021/01/22/filing-period-open-for-katy-isd-board-of-trustees-election/ Filing period open for Katy City Council election https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/election/2021/01/22/filing-period-open-for-katy-city-council-election/ 1,000 TREES PLANTED DURING HOUSTON’S 35th ANNUAL ARBOR DAY PLANTING CEREMONY TO HELP REDUCE STREET FLOODING Trees planted in street medians

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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 News, state & local: 2020 December 21

Harris, Montgomery counties finalize millions in CARES Act aid https://communityimpact.com/houston/tomball-magnolia/government/2020/12/18/harris-montgomery-counties-finalize-millions-in-cares-act-aid/Texas v. New Mexico concerned an interstate water dispute. In 1949, the two states entered a compact about the use of the Pecos River, which flows south from New Mexico to Texas, where it joins the Rio Grande. In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a

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