Posted on · Texas has a rate higher than the country’s average, and Harris County’s average is even higher than the state’s overall.
Posted on · Edwards chaired city council committees that dealt with affordable housing, flooding and the HIV/AIDS epidemic and was described by colleagues as compassionate, selfless and community-minded.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Fairfield Lake State Park between Houston and Dallas is under threat of being closed permanently. We find out why.
Posted on · Work began nearly a year ago on a $12.1 million road reconstruction project near Texas Southern University, where bicycle lanes are being added and vehicular lanes are being reduced. The Houston City Council member who represents the area has said some nearby residents do not want the project and were not adequately consulted beforehand, but Mayor Sylvester Turner says it should move forward.
Posted on · Council member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz has organized a townhall meeting Thursday to discuss the details of an ongoing road reconstruction project that includes the addition of bike lanes and reduction of vehicle lanes. But Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, putting up most of the money for the project, says it's proceeding as planned.
Posted on · The program will provide funding assistance to approximately 3,800 households and 6,650 individuals.
Posted on · The Election Administrator’s Office reported that 19% of the ballots in the March primaries were rejected due to Senate Bill 1 compared to 0.3% in the 2018 primary election.
Posted on · The Harris County Library System currently has more than 600 of the state's 801 banned titles in circulation.
Posted on · Up to eight gun buyback events will be held by the county, potentially starting in November, that aim to reduce instances of gun violence and gun-related deaths. They'll be structured similarly to a buyback event held in Houston in August.
Posted on · Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, who is funding the project, says it will provide another transportation option for residents near NRG Stadium and other popular destinations.
Posted on · The anonymous collection of guns could create roadblocks in the investigation and prosecution of a crime, according to Kim Ogg's top assistant, who said the office otherwise supports buyback initiatives such as the event held Saturday by city and county leaders.
Posted on · The county’s maternal morbidity rate soared by more than 50% between 2008 and 2015.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why Texas added 5,100 upstream oil and gas jobs last month, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis answers your questions, and a conversation with poet Nikki Giovanni.
Posted on · The new maps drastically change three of four Harris County precinct boundaries, and the two GOP lawmakers believe that would lead to the loss of at least one of their seats.
Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.