Harris County

Democratic, GOP Leaders In Houston And Harris County Ask State For Harvey Relief Funds After GLO Snub

Posted on · The often politically polarized commissioners court voted unanimously to denounce the decision by the General Land Office to deny Harris County any of the $1.3 billion in mitigation funds.

The ITC Chemical Fire

2 Years After Disastrous Deer Park Chemical Fire, Texas Close To Creating New Safety Rules For Industry

Posted on · Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, spent years negotiating with industry groups to get new regulations placed on the chemical industry after the ITC fire in 2019. The bill has passed both chambers, but small changes need to be ironed out before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.