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2018 Harris County Flood Control District Bond Program Watershed Meetings Announced

The Harris County Commissioners Court plans to call a flood control district bond election for August 25, 2018—the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. Registered voters in Harris County will be asked to vote on $2.5 billion in bonds for flood risk reduction projects throughout the county. Community Engagement Meetings are now being scheduled for each watershed. As the meetings are scheduled, they will be announced on the Harris County Flood Control Department's website. We will also keep you updated here on

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National Flood Insurance Program Town Hall with FEMA This Tuesday

I am pleased to announce that I will be co-hosting an event with State Representative Jim Murphy (District 133) bringing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives to West Houston this Tuesday, June 5th. I invite you and your neighbors to attend and meet with FEMA staff to discuss National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims issues and the continued recovery after Harvey. This is a great opportunity to meet with FEMA representatives who can answer your specific NFIP questions and provide valuable information about the rebuilding process as it continues in our community.

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This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, I ask that you join me in remembering the men and women of our Armed Services who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I ask that you take time to fly the American Flag, visit a memorial or cemetery, or teach your children or grandchildren about freedom’s great price.

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Have You Voted Yet?

Have you voted yet in the Republican Primary Runoff Election? Early voting ends this Friday, and Election Day is next Tuesday, May 22nd. In this critical election year, don’t let an opportunity to participate by voting pass you by.

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Early Voting Now Underway for the Republican Primary Runoff Election

Early voting has started for the runoffs to settle unfinished contests from the March Republican Primary Election. Early polling locations will be open this week through Friday, May 18th, and Runoff Election Day is next Tuesday, May 22nd. Harris County voters can vote prior to Election Day during the early voting period at any one of the Harris County early voting sites.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Rep. Dwayne Bohac to Education Commission of the States

Governor Greg Abbott recently announced his appointment of Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) to the Education Commission of the States, along with three other appointees. The Governor appoints the Texas delegation of the national compact commission, led by Commissioner of Texas Education Agency Mike Morath and Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Raymund Paredes.

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