By Jay R. Jordan
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack opened fire on Facebook Wednesday defending Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw after Treasurer Stephanne Davenport blasted her in Commissioners Court Tuesday.
By Jay R. Jordan
Following suit with county commissioners, Montgomery County Hospital District directors voted to apply a 10 percent homestead exemption for district taxpayers in 2017, though the district’s CEO hopes another vote later this month would increase the exemption further.
By Jay R. Jordan
In a 3-1 vote, Montgomery County commissioners approved a controversial staffing change to the county Treasurer’s Office – but only after Treasurer Stephanne Davenport unleashed a scathing speech against the county’s Human Resources Department in open court, saying the department has a “lack of integrity.”
By Sky Canaves
AUSTIN — Closing a marathon hearing early Thursday on the controversial ‘sanctuary cities’ bill, the House sponsor said the Senate-approved version will be modified to allow police to check the immigration status only on people who have been arrested, not just detained.
On Thursday, Donald Trump revealed his $1.15 trillion budget proposal, which included details of a down payment on the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
But before Trump unveiled how he would get funding for his wall, Texans on the southern border began receiving letters from the Department of Homeland Security, asking to purchase their land or seize it through eminent domain, according to the Texas Observer.
By Catherine Dominguez
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors unanimously approved resolutions to support pending state legislation regarding the future incorporation of the community and makeup of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors.
Gracepoint Homes, the luxury and affordable luxury homebuilder, is actively building homes throughout greater Houston designed to meet the needs and desires of current homebuyers including location, size of home and finishes. The homebuilder is showcasing its craftsmanship in two, distinct new model homes opening this week– one in Kingsley in Woodforest in Montgomery and one in The Point at Imperial, part of the master-planned development for Imperial in the heart of old Sugar Land. Both communities are a Johnson Development Corporation master-planned community.
By Liz Grimm
The latest issues and accomplishments in infrastructure in Montgomery County were recently presented to the Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2017 during their Infrastructure Session.
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council
On February 07, 2017, City Council approved Ordinance No. 2078 ordering an election to be held May 06, 2017 for the purpose of electing council members to Single Member Districts One, Two, Three, and Four. The filing deadline for placement on the ballot and for declaration of write-in candidacy has passed; incumbents within Districts One, Two, and Three had no opposition.
The election for Council Member within District 4 will continue unaffected and be held on May 06, 2017 with three candidates on the ballot.
Chapter 2, Subchapter C of the Texas Election Code authorizes a governing body to declare each unopposed candidate elected to office and to cancel the election for the unopposed office.
As the authority responsible for having the official ballot prepared, I Glenda Gundermann, City Secretary, of the City of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas do hereby certify that the following candidates are unopposed for the May 06, 2017 General Election.
| NAME OF CANDIDATE
|| OFFICE SOUGHT
|Stephen R. Porter||Single Member District One||Full|
|Bridget R. Yeung||Single Member District Two||Full|
|Amy L. Mitchell||Single Member District Three||Full|
I further certify that no candidate name is to be placed on a list of write-in-candidates for the stated offices under applicable law.
Issued this 1st day of March 2017.
The Texas attorney general’s office has asked a federal court for permission to intervene in a case about whether a county jail can hold undocumented immigrants for transfer to federal custody and subsequent deportation.
By Ross Ramsay
The leadership battles in the Texas Legislature are often attributed to personalities — or to traditional House-Senate rivalries. But there’s another factor: The Republicans in power are from different factions of their party.