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Campaigns Heating Up…for 2014

Posted on · While we’re a month away from a local election, including a mayoral race, many political eyes are transfixed on Election Day 2014. That’s when a gubernatorial election will be held to replace incumbent Rick Perry, who previously announced he will not seek another term in office. The plot thickened Thursday, when State Senator Wendy Davis […]

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Houston Matters for Friday April 5, 2013

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Less than two thirds of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge […]

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District Clerk Reports To Jury Service

Posted on · The Harris County District Clerk is responsible for sending thousands of notices to appear for jury duty. Yesterday, Chris Daniel responded to his own summons, and talked about changes made to jury service.

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Ed Emmett: State Of The County Is Good

Posted on · Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the "State of the County" is far better than most governmental agencies. He told the crowd at the Hilton Americas that county leaders are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its residents.