Summary: Sen. Paul Bettencourt apparently hasn’t heard of the State Auditor’s office, not surprising since Gov Abbott hasn’t appointed one since 2016, Texas Republicans target Democrats in voter suppression bills, & moreā€¦

May Elections

Q&A: See what Clear Creek ISD board candidates have to say about the issues https://communityimpact.com/houston/bay-area/election/2021/03/12/qa-see-what-clear-creek-isd-board-candidates-have-to-say-about-the-issues/

Local elections draw few candidates in Shenandoah, Oak Ridge North in May https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2021/03/15/local-elections-draw-few-candidates-in-shenandoah-oak-ridge-north-in-may/

Proposed curriculum, funding changes: 14 public education bills filed in the 87th Texas Legislature https://communityimpact.com/houston/cy-fair/at-the-capitol/2021/03/11/proposed-curriculum-funding-changes-14-public-education-bills-filed-in-the-87th-texas-legislature/

State lawmakers' plan to reform elections draws rebuke from Harris County leaders, voting rights groups https://communityimpact.com/houston/cy-fair/election/2021/03/15/state-lawmakers-plan-to-reform-elections-draws-rebuke-from-harris-county-leaders-voting-rights-groups/

Note: none of the bills address the lone incident of fraudulent voting I’ve ever come across either. https://patch.com/texas/houston/texas-hoas-whats-wrong-picture

Winter Storm Caused At Least 57 Deaths, With Most Fatalities Resulting From Hypothermia https://patch.com/texas/houston/winter-storm-caused-least-57-deaths-most-fatalities-resulting-hypothermia?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=share

Northbound lanes of Hwy. 6 to be closed nightly March 14-23 for construction [note: no information provided on expected usage statistics] https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/transportation/2021/03/14/northbound-lanes-of-hwy-6-to-be-closed-nightly-march-14-23-for-construction/

Sugar Land, Missouri City officials, residents repair damage left in Winter Storm Uri's wake https://communityimpact.com/houston/sugar-land-missouri-city/weather/2021/03/15/sugar-land-missouri-city-officials-residents-repair-damage-left-in-winter-storm-uris-wake/

$14M Gulfton apartment buyout to make way for flood project https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/environment/2021/03/11/14m-gulfton-apartment-buyout-to-make-way-for-flood-project/

Mayor: New Houston Police Department chief to be announced 'later this week' https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/public-safety/2021/03/15/mayor-new-houston-police-department-chief-to-be-announced-later-this-week/

Six safety-focused projects slated for Montrose-Midtown area https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/transportation/2021/03/16/six-safety-focused-projects-slated-for-montrose-midtown-area/

Transportation news: East Austin bus station almost finished, South Austin I-35 work continues and more https://communityimpact.com/austin/southwest-austin-dripping-springs/transportation/2021/03/15/transportation-news-east-austin-bus-station-almost-finished-south-austin-i-35-work-continues-and-more/

Updates: Three road projects to watch in The Woodlands area: FM 2978, Gosling Road and Hwy. 242 overpass [note: no information provided on expected usage statistics] https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/transportation/2021/03/15/updates-three-road-projects-to-watch-in-the-woodlands-area-fm-2978-gosling-road-and-hwy-242-overpass/

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