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Jim Guidry Commentaries


 

 

Harris County

October 01, 2014 -- Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson today launched the First Chance Intervention Program, which gives non-violent first-time offenders arrested on marijuana possession charges an opportunity to avoid a criminal conviction. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston City Council today voted 10-3, with C.O. “Brad” Bradford, Jerry Davis and Brenda Stardig opposed, to the city's Code of Ordinances to expand smoke-free zones to include public pedestrian walkways, as well as address non-tobacco smoking products, such as synthetic marijuana, by expanding the definition of smoking to include plant material and other combustible substances. More
October 01, 2014 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Mormon today announced that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed October 16 through November 2 for road repairs. More
October 01, 2014 -- Seabrook City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve a $7,763 contract with Harris County for election services for the city’s November 4 special bond election. More
October 01, 2014 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today reminded residents that October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 election. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District's Family Learning Academy will host "Super Saturday" events, beginning October 4, featuring parent workshops and resource fairs to assist parents in preparing their children for college and a career. More
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October 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today signed documents reaffirming Houston's Sister City agreement with Chiba City, Japan. More
October 01, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is on a trade mission trip to Japan and South Korea, today announced that she has signed an agreement for "friendly exchanges and cooperation" with the mayor of Seoul, South Korea. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today announced that it is now operating the only Level II trauma capable facility in the Houston Bay Area. More
September 30, 2014 -- The visit to the Netherlands by a group of Texans to tour the storm surge protection system that the Dutch launched after the disastrous 1953 flood wrapped up on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that construction of a new concrete sidewalk and wheelchair ramps along Kingwood Drive will begin on October 6. More
September 30, 2014 -- The City of Shoreacres has advised that Harris County will be conducting mosquito spraying this week. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Exploration Green Conservancy will host an open house on Saturday for its Tree and Wetland Nurseries. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Korea International Trade Association during the partnership's trade mission to South Korea. More
September 29, 2014 -- The City of La Porte Purchasing Department has been awarded the prestigious 19th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute. More
September 29, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin has announced that a public stakeholder meeting regarding the Kingwood Mobility Study will be held on October 14 at the Kingwood Community Center. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has started construction to complete the Kluge Stormwater Detention Basin, which will reduce flooding risks in the Little Cypress Creek and Cypress Creek watersheds in northwest Harris County. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District will host a series of community meetings in October to discuss the progress made on projects under the 2012 bond program. More
September 29, 2014 -- The City of Houston today announced that the city has signed an agreement with the Institute of Real Estate Management to boost local whole-building sustainability efforts. More
September 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz are meeting with representatives from Korean Air on the first day of their comprehensive trade mission to South Korea and Japan. More
September 28, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp will sign a memorandum of understanding on Monday to kick off the 2014 Breakbulk Americas Conference in Houston. More
September 28, 2014 -- The delegation of Texans visiting the Netherlands to tour the storm surge protection system installed after the disastrous flood of 1953 on Sunday visited the Maeslant Barrier, a huge flood gate the size of the Eiffel Tower if laid on its side, to observe the annual test closing. More
September 28, 2014 -- Report from the Netherlands: Jim Guidry reports that the delegation from Texas has arrived in the Netherlands. More
September 27, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today departed with a 30-member delegation of local elected officials and business and community leaders for a week-long investment and trade mission to South Korea and Japan. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston, in partnership with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance, is leading a delegation from Southeast Texas that is visiting Netherlands this weekend for a tour of the Delta Works, a series of construction projects that consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has experienced project delays during the reconstruction of the bridge that crosses Sims Bayou at South Post Oak Road, between Heatherbrook Drive and Trafalgar Drive. More
September 26, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted 4-1, with Jeff Tave opposed, to adopt the city's FY2015 Budget. More
September 26, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has reported that three crew members have departed to serve as Expedition 41 aboard the International Space Station. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau recently testified to Texas State Representatives regarding the positive impact of cultural heritage tourism. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday announced that the opening of the new East End and Southeast METRORail Lines has been moved to April 2015 due to construction issues. More
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