U.S. Highway 290 has been under construction for years and drivers have been idling through for five years with the promise of a wider road and easier trips in and out of the city. Recently, State Reps. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Mike Schofield (R-Katy) gave an update on redevelopment of U.S. Highway 290 and the nearly completed I-610/U.S. 290 interchange.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As a lifelong resident of House District 138, born and raised in Northwest Houston, improving our local quality of life has always been my top priority. That’s why I have fought for lower taxes and job creation, worked to improve local flood control efforts, cracked down on nuisance apartments, helped pass stronger border security measures, and worked with parents, teachers and local school board members to improve education.
With your support, I will continue to work hard and deliver results for our local community. Please take a minute to explore my website and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need assistance.
2016 General Election
Election Day: November 8, 2016
Early Voting: October 24–November 4, 2016
In the News
Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy) are pleased to share the latest news on the redevelopment of US Highway 290 and the nearly completed I-610/US 290 interchange. Construction continues this fall and through next year, and 290 is on track for completion in 2018, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The current interim plan from the 610 Loop along 290 out to the Grand Parkway will be completed at a cost of $1.27 billion.
With the start of the new school year once again around the corner, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) reminds families and shoppers to take advantage of our state's annual sales tax holiday this weekend, August 5-7. The three day sales tax holiday exempts Texas shoppers from paying sales and use taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100. This will save shoppers roughly $8 on every $100 they spend. Since the annual sales tax holiday was enacted in 1999, it has saved Texans over $949 million. This year, shoppers will save an estimated $92 million alone.
Are you concerned about rising property taxes? Do you wish there was a way you could voice your opinion and share your ideas with your state elected officials? If so, the Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief is meeting tomorrow, May 10th at the University of Houston to take public testimony from area property owners.
Following Governor Greg Abbott's disaster proclamation after the devastating storms and flooding this month, the federal government has granted his request for a federal disaster declaration for four Texas counties, including Harris. The action paves the way for federal recovery assistance to begin flowing into the Houston area. Affected citizens in these counties may be eligible for Individual Assistance grants of up to $33,000 from the federal government, and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Governor Greg Abbott: “I would like to thank the President and FEMA for quickly granting Texas’ request for Individual Assistance following last week’s severe weather. The State of Texas will continue to work with our local and federal partners to aid Texans recovering and rebuilding from flood damages and ensure all those affected receive the assistance they need.”
Governor Greg Abbott today requested Individual Assistance for Harris, Fayette, Grimes and Parker counties from the federal government. If the request is granted by the President, affected citizens in these counties may be eligible for Individual Assistance grants of up to $33,000 from the federal government, and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If granted, and as further damage assessments are conducted in coordination with local officials, additional counties may be added as they meet federal requirements for assistance.
As severe weather continues across the State of Texas, Governor Abbott today declared a state of disaster in the following Texas Counties: Austin, Bastrop, Fort Bend, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton Counties. Additional counties may be added as the situation develops. Governor Abbott received a briefing at the Department of Public Safety's State Operations Center this afternoon and held a press conference immediately afterwards.
Rep. Dwayne Bohac, a Houston Republican who attended the Thursday panel, said he thinks the House would’ve passed the Senate’s tax credit scholarship bill “overwhelmingly” last year — if it had made it to the floor for a vote. Instead, it died in the House Ways and Means Committee.
He emphasized that the concept was “not a voucher” and said it would have disproportionally helped poor and minority students.
Langham Creek High School senior student Jessie Barrow shows off the winning ornament that will represent State Rep. Dwayne Bohac’s 138th Legislative District on the 2015 Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree at the State Capitol in Austin.
By Robert Jordan, Langham Creek HS
“It is vital to Harris County that our legislators understand our needs and have the talent and tenacity to address those needs. Representative Dwayne Bohac understands and gets results. I turn to him often during legislative sessions.”Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge